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EMBL Conference | BioMalPar XIX: biology and pathology of the malaria parasite
May 23, 2023 to May 25, 2023
This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 safety policy for testing and other requirements if attending the on-site event.
Travel grants and fee waivers are available for BioMalPar XIX. Please note that the deadline to apply for this financial assistance to attend onsite is 7 December 2022 (earlier than the general abstract deadline).
Participants are encouraged to submit their abstract for an oral presentation. In total, more than 15 short talk speakers will be selected from both onsite and virtual abstract submissions.
Malaria remains one of the most significant global public health challenges, with more than 200 million clinical cases worldwide each year. The lack of a vaccine that provides effective long-term protection and the continual emergence of drug-resistant malaria parasites emphasises the need for new control and prevention strategies.
This need for innovation has become even more apparent with the disruption of global malaria control programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic and potential reversal of gains made over the last few decades, highlighted through a marked increase in malaria deaths in recent years.
The generation of fundamental knowledge lies at the heart of developing new tools and innovations for malaria intervention. The malaria research community has a long history of being a highly collaborative field, reliant on diverse technologies, sharing of resources and dissemination of biological advances made. Now more than ever it is important that we take advantage of the full diversity of the malaria scientific community to share the advances of cross-disciplinary work that are vital for the translation of new ideas into public health impact.
BioMalPar XIX will showcase the multidisciplinary nature of malaria research with a programme that welcomes clinical malaria, epidemiological studies, immunology, and evolution and ecology alongside core BioMalPar topics. The programme focuses on early-mid career researchers to help mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic which have been particularly acute for these stages.
- Clinical and field studies
- Systems biology, from molecules to cells, physiology and pathobiology
- Evolution and ecology
- Immunology and vaccinology/li>
- Transmission and vector–parasite interactions
- New topics and tools for malaria research and future innovation
FEB 28: Abstract Submission
APR 11: Registration (On-site)
MAY 16: Registration (Virtual)