Vicente Larraga



M.D., Ph.D. at the Complutense University of Madrid, post -doctoral fellow at the Hebrew University and Weizman Institute at Israel as well as at the John´s Hopkins University USA, invited scientist al New York University medical School, Vicente is working in Molecular Parasitology since 1995.

At present, the main research line of the laboratory is devoted to genes encoding for proteins related to the infection ability of Leishmania infantum. The search was initially done by the use of shotgun microarrays constructed from a L. infantum genomic library and now by detecting the RNA profiles of different developing phases of the parasite. This work is the basic background to find possible protective antigens to develop DNA vaccines against canine leishmaniasis.


2.2 Development of a recombinant vaccine against canine leishmaniasis. From differential gene expression to the field

CZ Veterinaria S.A., O Porriño, Spain - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), London, United Kingdom - Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp, Belgium - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid, Spain