Fifth Annual BioMalPar Conference on the Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite (BioMalPar)

Venue: EMBL - European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Location: Heidelberg, Germany

Event Date/Time: May 18, 2009 End Date/Time: May 20, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 28, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Feb 28, 2009
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Description

Aims

The European Network of Excellence BioMalPar is organising its fifth annual conference on the Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite. BioMalPar consists of 50partner laboratories in 24 institutions from 8 European countries and from 6 malaria endemic countries (Mali, Sudan, Uganda, Nigeria and India). It also comprises 12 European affiliated partners.
Created in April 2004, BioMalPar was established with the vision of forming a European-wide virtual institute, enhancing cohesion between its component research groups.
The scientific aims of the network are to address, in an integrated, collaborative manner, fundamental questions of the biology of the malaria parasite, its vector, and the disease, allowing optimal exploitation of the resulting knowledge to impact on public health.
BioMalPar places a particular emphasis on its training role, and has established a high profile PhD scholarship.
BioMalPar aims also to ensure a broad dissemination of research results and enhance the public awareness through the implementation of a website www.biomalpar.org, and the organisation of annual conferences, training courses and meetings.
The purpose of the BioMalPar annual conference is to bring together malaria researchers from Europe and overseas (including Africa, America, Asia and Australia) in order to present and share recent groundbreaking findings on fundamental malaria research. New insights will also be featured through the use of poster sessions.
This meeting will also provide an enriched environment for researchers at all stages of their career to interact with international leaders in the field. The meeting will offer an excellent opportunity for sharing ideas and for potential development of new worldwide collaborations.

Topics

- Development and Gene Regulation
- Functional Cell Biology and Metabolism
- Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Pathogenesis of Malaria
- Immune Response and Defence Mechanisms in the Host and the Vector

Programme

Mini symposium in honour of Prof. Brian Greenwood (LSHTM, UK)
Laudatio by Kevin Marsh

Keynote Speakers

Charlie Boone, University of Toronto, Canada
Flaminia Catteruccia, University of Perugia, Italy
Manuel Llinas, Princeton University, USA
Kevin Marsh, KMRI, Kenya
Mario Recker, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Louis Schofield, WEHI, Australia
Isabelle Tardieux, Institut Cochin, France
Liz Winzeler, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, USA

Venue

Additional Information

Registration types and fees: Normal registration: Academia €270 and PhD Student €200 Registration deadline is February 28, 2009 The total number of participants is limited to 240.