WorldLeish6 Award Winners
Last May we opened a call for papers for a PLOS Collection on Leishmaniasis to accompany the 6th World Leish Congress (WL6) which took place in Toledo, Spain in May, 2017. The conference and the collection were a great success, with over 50 research articles included and more still to come – the call for papers remains open for the next two months.
The WL6 Scientific Committee identified a series of major topics that provided the background to the main scientific sessions during the congress, and the organizers wanted like to celebrate a Jubilee of Leishmaniasis by inviting the scientific community to submit papers addressing “hot” topics within the major areas selected:
- Understanding the Parasite
- Developing New Tools for Treatment & Diagnosis
- Clinical and Experimental Aspects of Disease and Treatment/Prevention
- Epidemiology and Control
- Public Health and Social Sciences
The 51 papers included in the Collection boast authors from 206 institutions worldwide and have so far been viewed a total of over 70,000 times.
10 articles were chosen as Award Winners by the WorldLeish6 Scientific Committee, based on the following criteria:
- Scientific Importance
- Statistical Soundness
- Brevity and Clarity
- Generalizable Knowledge
The winning papers are:
Cost-effectiveness of meglumine antimoniate versus miltefosine caregiver DOT for the treatment of pediatric cutaneous leishmaniasis
Experimental infection and transmission of Leishmania by Lutzomyia cruzi (Diptera: Psychodidae): Aspects of the ecology of parasite-vector interactions
Compartmentalized Immune Response in Leishmaniasis: Changing Patterns throughout the Disease
Apoptosis-like cell death in Leishmania donovani treated with KalsomeTM10, a new liposomal amphotericin B
Immune Activation and Bacterial Translocation: A Link between Impaired Immune Recovery and Frequent Visceral Leishmaniasis Relapses in HIV-Infected Patients
Single locus genotyping to track Leishmania donovani in the Indian subcontinent: Application in Nepal
Exacerbated Leishmaniasis Caused by a Viral Endosymbiont can be Prevented by Immunization with Its Viral Capsid
Leishmaniavirus-Dependent Metastatic Leishmaniasis Is Prevented by Blocking IL-17A
Leishmania HASP and SHERP Genes Are Required for In Vivo Differentiation, Parasite Transmission and Virulence Attenuation in the Host
Transcriptional Profiling in Experimental Visceral Leishmaniasis Reveals a Broad Splenic Inflammatory Environment that Conditions Macrophages toward a Disease-Promoting Phenotype
Corresponding authors of each paper will be contacted by the PLOS Collections team in due course to explain how to claim their prize.
PLOS, DNDi and the WorldLeish6 Committee would like to thank all the authors for submitting to the Collection.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment of contact collections[at]plos.org
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