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Event Biodiversity and Health in the Tropics

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Period 06/12/2019
Event location Palais des Académies Espace Baudouin, Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Bruxelles
Host Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences
Contact person Prof. Dr Philippe GOYENS, Permanent Secretary
contact_raos [at] kaowarsom [dot] be

Registration before 25 November through http://www.kaowarsom.be/en/registration_themeday_2019

Programme

08.30 – 09.00 Registration & Poster installation
09.00 – 09.20 Welcome Address, Prof. Goyens Philippe, RAOS Permanent Secretary
Introduction, Prof. Meerts Pierre, Université Libre de Bruxelles & RAOS Member
Session I — Emerging Infectious Diseases — Zoonotic Diseases — Vectors and Vector
Borne Diseases
Chair: Prof. Vanwambeke Sophie, Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) & RAOS Member
09.20 – 09.40 Keynote lecture
Prof. Grace Delia, Program Leader (joint) Animal and Human Health, Flagship Leader
Food Safety A4NH, International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi (Kenya)
Emerging infectious diseases, zoonotic diseases, vectors and vector borne diseases
09.40 – 09.50 Questions & Answers
09.50 – 11.05 Communications
Da Re Daniele, Country Earth and Life Institute, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-
la-Neuve (Belgium)
Spatial epidemiology and environmental niche modelling: considerations on ecological-
realistic outputs
Gilbert Marius, Spatial epidemiology lab (SpELL), Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels (Belgium)
Biodiversity loss and disease emergence in the avian influenza epidemiological system
Mariën Joachim, Evolutionary Ecology Group, Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde Antwerpen,
Antwerp (Belgium)
Evaluation of rodent control to fight Lassa fever based on field data and mathematical modelling
Ron-Garrido Lenin, Instituto de Investigación en Salud Pública y Zoonosis & Facultad de
Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Central del Ecuador, Quito (Ecuador)
Estimating the impact of WNV presence on humans and equines in Ecuador
Rousseau Raphaël, Earth & Life Institute, Georges Lemaître Center for Earth and Climate
Research, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
Heterogeneity in tick abundance and pathogen presence in a peri-urban forest
11.05 – 11.15 Questions & Answers
11.15 - 11.50 Coffee break & Poster session
Posters
Hammoud Cyril, Department of Biology, Invertebrate Unit, Royal Museum for Central Africa
& Department of Biology, Limnology Unit, Ghent University (Belgium)
The influence of anthropogenic activities on communities of snail-borne parasites of
public and veterinary importance
Marsboom Cedric, Avia-GIS, Zoersel (Belgium)
A multi-tier approach for identifying Dengue hotspots and simulating its spread
Packeu Ann, Sciensano, Service of Mycology and Aerobiology, Brussels (Belgium)

Investigation of resistance in two important ubiquituous pathogens (A. fumigatus and
K. pneumoniae) with the 'One Health' concept as missing link
Rodríguez-Hidalgo Richar, Instituto de Investigación en Salud Pública y Zoonosis, Facultad
de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Central del Ecuador, Quito (Ecuador)
Climatological factors affect acaricide resistance distribution in Ecuador
Schols Ruben, Department of Biology, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren & Laboratory
of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Genomics, KU Leuven, Leuven (Belgium)
The impact of man-made reservoirs on the transmission of gastropod-borne diseases in
Zimbabwe
Van Gestel Mats, Evolutionary Ecology, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Wilrijk,
& Forest and Nature Lab, Department of environment, University of Ghent, Gontrode (Belgium)
Prioritizing Lyme borreliosis risk areas for forest and nature management based on
novel insights in tick ecology
Yessinou Roland Eric, University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Polytechnic School of Abomey-
Calavi (EPAC), Production and Animal Health Department, Unit of Biotechnology in
Production and Animal Health, Cotonou (Benin)
Evidence of multiple mechanisms of alphacypermethrin and deltamethrin resistance
in ticks Rhipicephalus microplus in Benin, West Africa
Session II — Applied Botany — Microbiology — Zoology — Ethnobotany & Medicinal
Plants
Chair: Prof. Meerts Pierre, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) & RAOS Member
11.50 – 12.10 Keynote lecture
Prof. Frederich Michel, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Medicines, Pharmacognosy
Laboratory, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Liège (Belgium)
Ethnopharmacology and antimalarial compounds from tropical plants
12.10 – 12.20 Questions & Answers
12.20 – 13.05 Communications
Escobar, Kelly, Universidad del Atlántico, Barranquilla (Colombia)
Invasive species, health and local knowledge in tropical wetlands: Santo Tomas, Colombia
and Cerrón Grande, El Salvador
Fordeyn Stephanie, Laboratory for Microbiology, University of Ghent, Ghent (Belgium)
Establishing new legume-based farming systems in Northeast Thailand using
drought-tolerance traits of wild legume and rhizobia populations
Nzuzi Mavungu Gaël, Unit of Pharmacology and Therapeutic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Lubumbashi, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo) & Unit of
Therapeutic Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, University of Mons, Mons (Belgium) & Bibliothèque
des Sciences de la vie, University of Liège, Liège (Belgium)
Anthelmintic screening of five species used in Traditional Medicine in Katanga Province
(DR Congo)
13.05 – 13.15 Questions & Answers
13.15 – 14.10 Lunch + Poster session
Posters
Atikani Gallion B., Initiative des Champignons et des Plantes du Congo, Brazzaville
(République du Congo)
Les vertus médicinales des plantes et champignons chez les Mbènzèlè et Ngombe du Congo
Awah-Lekaka Nelly Josiane, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Université Marien
NGOUABI, Brazzaville (République du Congo)
Filtrats de cendres des végétaux utilisés comme condiment naturel dans la cuisine congolaise:
une solution pour la santé humaine
Caparros Megido Rudy, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech - ULiège, Gembloux, (Belgium)
Insects: small animals with a major impact
Madder Zoë, Campus Geel, Thomas More, Geel & Plantentuin Meise, Meise (België)
Een onderzoek naar de evolutie van waterkwaliteit in de regio Eala, Kisangani en Yangambi
(DRC) doorheen de 20ste eeuw - Diatomeeën als bio-indicatoren
Mutombo Shakalenga Cedrick, Laboratory of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical
Sciences, Université de Lubumbashi, Lubumbashi (République Démocratique du Congo)
& Unit of Therapeutic Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy,
University of Mons, Mons (Belgium)
Traditional healers’ practices for collecting and identifying medicinal plants in the
Lubumbashi region, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Muyumba Nonga Welcome, Department of Chemistry-physics, High college training
teachers of Lubumbashi, Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo) & Unit of Therapeutic
Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, University of Mons, Mons ( Belgium)
Applications of High-Performance Thin Layer Chromatography to the discrimination of
morphotypes of Vitex madiensis subsp. milanjiensis and Vitex mombassae (Lamiaceae)
Nsenga Salvatora, Faculté des Sciences agronomiques, Université de Lubumbashi, Lubumbashi
(République Démocratique du Congo)
Caractérisation de la variation morphologique des espèces médicinales du genre Vitex
(Lamiaceae) dans le Haut-Katanga (RD. Congo)
Numbi Mujike Désiré, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Département de Gestion des
Ressources Naturelles Renouvelables, Université de Lubumbashi, Lubumbashi (République
Démocratique du Congo) & Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, (Belgique)
Domestication des plantes médicinales du Haut-Katanga (R.D.Congo). Croissance en
pépinière de quatre espèces du genre Vitex (Lamiaceae)
Povilaityte-Petri Vitalija, Unit of Therapeutic Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, Faculty of
Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Mons, Mons & NatureMinded, Merelbeke (Belgium)
Medicinal plants and their use in forest-based interventions
Povilaityte-Petri Vitalija, Unit of Therapeutic Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, Faculty of
Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Mons, Mons & NatureMinded, Merelbeke (Belgium)
Global community as knowledge building and sharing space in forest therapy methods
developments and practical use
Povilaityte-Petri Vitalija, Unit of Therapeutic Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, Faculty of
Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Mons, Mons & NatureMinded, Merelbeke (Belgium)
Urban health gardens and ethnobotanical knowledge for city resilience
Yumba Nkulu Freddy, Institut Supérieur Pédagogique de Lubumbashi, Lubumbashi
(République Démocratique du Congo)
Diversité de la faune des Isoptères de la forêt claire Miombo du Haut Katanga (R.D. Congo)
Session III — One Health — EcoHealth — Nature Health Benefits
Chair: Prof. Antoine-Moussiaux Nicolas, Université de Liège (Belgium) & RAOS Member
14.15 – 14.35 Keynote lecture
Prof. Masumu Justin, Université Pédagogique Nationale Kinshasa & Université de Kinshasa
(Democratic Republic of Congo)
Application de l'Approche «One Health» dans un contexte socio-économique précaire
14.35 – 14.45 Questions & Answers
14.45 – 15.30 Communications
Brotcorne Fany, Research Unit SPHERES, University of Liège, Liège (Belgium)
The necessity of a One Health perspective for managing urban primates
Stubbe Dirk, Sciensano, BCCM/IHEM, Brussels (Belgium)
Fungal diversity contributing to a One Health policy, and vice versa
Thys Séverine, Department of Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety, Faculty of Veterinary
Medicine, Ghent University, Ghent (Belgium)
Towards One Health management of Rabies in Bali: A preliminary socio-ecological
approach to dog monitoring and management in Nusa Penida, Indonesia
15.30 – 15.40 Questions & Answers
15.40 – 16.10 Coffee break & Poster session
Posters
Gray Aimée, University College Dublin, School of Agriculture and Food Science, Agriculture
and Food Science, Belfield, Dublin (Ireland)
Policy approaches for birds, bovines and farming
Janssens Iliana, Department of Biology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels (Belgium)
Conservation conflict following a management shift in Pendjari National Park (Benin):
a Q methodological study
Kayembe Ntumba Harry-César, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa
(Democratic Republic of Congo)
Factors associated with the westwards spread of the cholera epidemic in the Democratic
Republic of the Congo: a pilot study
Mwanza Alice, Université Officielle de Mbujimayi, Mbujimayi (République Démocratique
du Congo)
Impact du sous-développement sur la biodiversité des pays du sud: cas de la RD. Congo
Quader Mohammad Abdul, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Environment,
Jagannath University, Dhaka (Bangladesh)+ Department of Geography & Earth System
Sciences, Faculty of Science and Bio-engineering Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussels,
Brussels (Belgium)
Integrating geospatial technologies and crowdsourcing to map communities for health
planning in Southeast Bangladesh
Useni Sikuzani Yannick, Unité Ecologie, Restauration Ecologique et Paysage, Faculté des
Sciences Agronomiques, Université de Lubumbashi, Lubumbashi (République Démocratique
du Congo)
Dynamique de l’occupation du sol autour des sites miniers le long du gradient urbain-
rural de la ville de Lubumbashi, RD Congo
16.10 - 16.30 General discussion and closing remarks + Best poster award

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