The research presented by the Cecilia Ortiz, of the Laboratory of Redox Biology of Trypanosomatids of the Institut Pasteur of Montevideo, was chosen as “Best Research Work” during the International Congress “Drug Discovery for Neglected Diseases”, and the 4th Scientific Meeting of the Research Network on Natural Products against Forgotten Diseases (ResNet NPND).
The award corresponded to the research entitled “Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase is the molecular target of steroids derivatives”. It covers the costs of publishing original results in a scientific journal (in this case, Molecules).
Both conferences were held in Buenos Aires, from December 4 to 6, 2018, offered information on the latest advances in the field of drug discovery and development for the treatment of neglected diseases and other relevant international public health.
Chagas disease, African trypanosomiases, leishmaniasis, dengue and mycetoma, as well as malaria, Zika, chikungunya and Argentine hemorrhagic fever were part of the program of events.