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EMBL Conference: BioMalPar XVIII: biology and pathology of the malaria parasite

May 23, 2022 to May 25, 2022



This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery is required for on-site attendance. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 terms and conditions.

Registration is now open for this event. More information and a preliminary programme will be uploaded as soon as they are available.


Conference Overview

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 2020.

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 XVIII 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.


Session Topics

  • Clinical and field studies
  • Systems biology, from molecules to cells, physiology and pathobiology
  • Evolution and ecology
  • Immunology and vaccinology
  • Transmission and vector – parasite interactions
  • New topics and tools for malaria research and future innovation



FEB 28:   Abstract Submission
MAR 21:   Registration (on-site)
MAY 16:   Registration (virtual)

On-site Registration   |   Virtual Registration



May 23, 2022
May 25, 2022
Event Category:


EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual


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