Released recordings of live presentations from the 3rd International Remote Conference: Science and Society

Day 1 (Saturday, January 27, 2018)

For further details, please view our abstract booklet 

Opening Ceremony – Introduction and Welcome from BSI
Dr. Eleanor Fish
Toronto, Canada

Keynote – Finding direction on the inflammation highway.
Dr. Gerard Graham
University of Glasgow, Scotland

Schistosoma mansoni infection & HIV risk in women from Entebbe
Sergey Yegorov
Toronto, Canada

HIV control using gene therapy with secreted entry inhibitor
Dr. Jastaran Singh
Toronto, Canada

CCR5 and CXCR4 coreceptor profile in resistant HIV exposed but seronegative individuals of Nigerian Origin
Dr. Eleanor Fish
Toronto, Canada

Atg8-associated autophagy in Leishmania parasites govern its mitochondrial health, differentiation and infectivity
Sagnik Giri
New Delhi, India

Keynote – People and parasites: learning to win
Dr. Faith Osier
KEMRI – Wellcome Trust, Kilifi, Kenya

Cigarette smoke extracts inhibits M2 macrophage polarization and inhibition of IRE1/XBP-1 pathway exacerbates behaviour
Sohail Mahmood
Hamilton, Canada

Measure once and cut twice: how CRISPR/Cas is revolutionizing biotechnology
Dr. Jason De Melo
Toronto, Canada

Effect of dietary monosodium glutamate on the development of metabolic syndrome in Sprague Dawley rats
Prabjot Sehmi
Nairobi, Kenya

Modulation of Bulkholderia cenocepacia virulence in response to environmental factors of lung tissue in cystic fibrosis patients
Ivana Bogado
Duque de Caxias, Brazil

Assessment of mental health and psychosocial support needs of refugee students in Kakuma Refugee Camp
Ruth Anyango
Nairobi, Kenya

Hot Doc: BSI Nairobi: Knowledge, attitude and practice of drugs and substance abuse among teenagers at Kabete Rehabilitation School
Esther Anyango
Nairobi, Kenya

Day 2 (Sunday, January 28, 2018)

For further details, please view our abstract booklet 

Keynote – Cancer immunotherapy: a paradigm shift with much promise
Dr. Bruno Silva-Santos
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal

Sestrin2 facilitates glutamine dependent survival and mitochondrial biogenesis in cancer cells under glucose limitation
Ashish Kumar
New Delhi, India

Anticancer mechanism of a soy phytoestrogen against breast cancer
Dr. Swarnendra Singh
Gurugram, India

Polymorphisms and haplotype structures from transforming growth factor beta 1 gene (TGFB1) show subtype-specific associations with susceptibility and clinical presentation in women breast cancer
Glauco Vitiello
Londrina, Brazil

HotDoc: BSI goes to Kakuma!
Ashwinder Bhamra
Eldoret, Kenya

Keynote – A small jab, a big effect: non-specific immunomodulation by vaccines
Dr. Christine Stabell Benn
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

The Immunological Genome Project
Alison Cook and Kumba Seddu
Boston, USA

Killing Filiarial Nematode Parasites
Samuel Terkper Ahuno
Kumasi, Ghana

HotDoc: Life after female genital mutilation: A case report
Pavanraj Chana & Atiyya Tul Munim
Eldoret, Kenya