I was invited to upcoming 14th International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA 2018, August 19th -24th, 2018 in Daegu, Korea) as Keynote Speaker for the session, “A global perspective on ancient parasites: Current research projects (2)."
Archaeoparasitology is a research to investigate the ancient people’s parasite infection patterns by examining coprolites or organic remains obtained from excavation sites. Even though many invaluable researches have been reported by the pioneers in archaeoparasitology, our understanding of ancient parasitism is still too insufficient and indefinite to completely interpret the data from socio-cultural perspectives in human history. Recently, my laboratory thus collaborated with historians to get more concrete information for much authentic interpretation of our archaeoparasitological outcomes. In this keynote speech, I will present specific contexts about a series of historical approaches to ancient parasitic infection, which must not be obtained by a conventional archaeoparasitological study. Our reports on ancient soil-transmitted helminths, trematode infection, Taeniasis and malaria infection could be re-analyzed by the researches on ancient texts currently available to historians in South Korea. This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (2017R1D1A1B03030127).
The session, "A global perspective on ancient parasites: Current research projects" for ICOPA 2018 meeting (Aug 19-24, 2018)
Our sessions was held on Aug 21, 2018. At Daegu, South Korea-.
 A global perspective on ancient parasites: Current research projects (1): Room 324B
10:00 ~ 10:30 Keynote Archaeology, parasitology and the prehistoric ecology of infection: Karl Reinhard (University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA)
10:30 ~ 10:45 Presenter Multidisciplinary paleoparasitology in South America: Alena Iñiguez (FIOCRUZ, Brazil)
10:45 ~ 11:00 Presenter Ancient parasitism of hunter-gatherers and Agrarians: Sergey Slepchenko (Tyumen Scientific Centre of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
11:00 ~ 11:15 Presenter Diet and parasitism as causes of ancestral pueblo anemia: Morgana Camacho (Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil)
11:15 ~ 11:30 Presenter Zoonotic risk of human-dog association in Ancient Mexico: Johnica Morrow (Chadron State College, USA)
11:30 ~ 11:45 Presenter Detection of arthropods by PCR in experimental coprolites: Elisa Pucu (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil)
11:45 ~ 12:00 Presenter Capillariidae diversity in archeological samples
Alena Iñiguez (FIOCRUZ, Brazil): 12:00 ~ 12:15 Presenter Paleoparasitological and paleogenetical findings in Gruta Do Gentio II archeological site (12,000-3,500 BP), Brazil: Alena Iñiguez (FIOCRUZ, Brazil)
 A global perspective on ancient parasites: Current research projects (2) Room: 324B
14:20 ~ 14:50 Keynote What history tells about ancient parasitism in South Korea: Dong Hoon Shin (Seoul National University, Korea)
14:50 ~ 15:05 Presenter High endemicity of digenean trematodes in the ancient times of Korea: Min Seo (Dankook University, Korea)
15:05 ~ 15:20 Presenter DNA analysis of COI and ITS2 genes using ancient Paragonimus westermani eggs remained in Joseon Dynasty mummies: Jong Ha Hong (Seoul National Universiry, Korea)
15:20 ~ 15:35 Presenter The eradication campaign against oriental schistosomiasis in China and neighbouring regions inthe 1940s and 1950s: Ivy Hui-Yuan Yeh (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
15:35 ~ 15:50 Presenter Intestinal parasites from public and private latrines at Roman Period Ephesus, Turkey (1st c. BC to ca. 6th c. AD):
Marissa Ledger (University of Cambridge, Canada)
15:50 ~ 16:05 Presenter Intestinal parasites at the Bronze Age marshland pile dwelling village at Must Farm, UK (920-790 BC): Piers Mitchell (University of Cambridge, UK)
16:05 ~ 16:20 Presenter Paleogenetic Detection of Ascaris sp. infection in Malhada Archaeological site (4808-546CalBP).: Alena Iñiguez (FIOCRUZ)
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