November 9-12, 2017
Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel
Lyme Basics Course, Friday, May 19, 2017
Scientific, Friday & Saturday, May 19 - 20, 2017
Learn, share and collaborate with experts in Lyme and associated diseases on ILADS members only site.
Leona K. Gilbert, PhD
Dr. Leona Gilbert is an Associate Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. She supervises various PhD, MSc and BSc students and is extremely active in lecturing undergraduate and graduate courses. Her numerous peer reviewed articles span turning research results into translational value with developing novel delivery vectors that can be used for imaging and biotechnological tools as well as to developing diagnostic lab-on-chip platforms. In addition Dr. Gilbert's publications also demonstrate the thorough investigation of how a common virus or bacterium can contribute to autoimmune diseases. Another highlight in these publications is the demonstration of a multi-disciplinary background and collaborative effort between microbiologists, diagnostic developers, nano-scientists, physicists and engineers. Concurrent research in Borrellia and Human parvovirus lead to her initiation and involvement in the EU Project HILYSENS to develop a highly sensitive and specific low-cost lab-on-a-chip system for Lyme disease diagnosis. HILYSENS project was so successful is it is now followed up by the HILYSENSII. Dr. Gilbert's research initiatives into complete diagnostic platform and clinical profiling of patients for tick-borne disease pathogens will allow a better understanding of how chronic conditions could be established with tick-borne pathogen infections.
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