Last Updated

06 May 2022

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

The EMBL Conference BioMalPar XVIII: biology and pathology of the malaria parasite will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany, 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.

Date: May 23 - 25, 2022

Place: Heidelberg, Germany

Scientific Organizers:

  • Ron Dzikowski (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
  • Sarah Reece (The University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Maria Manuel Dias Mota (Institute of Molecular Medicine - IMM, Portugal)
  • Christopher Moxon (University of Glasgow, UK)

Malaria remains one of the most significant global public health challenges, with more than 200 million clinical cases worldwide each year. The lack of an effective licensed vaccine and the continual emergence of drug-resistant malaria parasites emphasizes 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. 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. Accessibility and timely sharing of these advances through the establishment of new collaborations is therefore vital for the translation of new ideas into public health impact. 

Important dates:

  1. Abstract Deadline - March 13, 2022
  2. Registration (On-site) Deadline - May 15, 2022
  3. Registration (Virtual) Deadline - May 16, 2022

Read more here.