Call for abstracts: Beating Malaria 2015


This event has an open abstract session.  

Abstracts can be submitted on any subject related to Malaria
The Deadline for abstract submissions for oral presentation is April 10th 2015
Abstracts for poster presentation only can be submitted up to two weeks before the event
You can download the instructions for authors at


29 June 2015 – 01 July 2015


With plenty of opportunity  for networking and debate, this informal, multi-disciplinary international  meeting will bring you up to date with current research and thinking regarding Malaria infection, treatment and eradication.


Talks include:

Antimalarial drug discovery and validation of new targets
Professor Edward Tate, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, UK

Immunoprofiling of vaccinees
Dr. Elke Bergmann-Leitner, Chief, Flow Cytometry Center, MVDB/USMMRP/WRAIR, Silver Spring, MD, USA

Symbiotic control of malaria vectors
Associate Professor Guido Favia, School of Biosciences & Veterinary Medicine, University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy

How genomics is contributing to the fight against artemisinin-resistant malaria
Dr Pedro Cravo, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil

Systematic analysis of malaria-related research investments awarded to UK institutions 1997-2013: where’s the money gone
Dr Michael head,Network Manager, Infectious Disease Research Network, Based at the UCL Farr Institute, London, United Kingdom

Computational modelling of the interactions between antimalarial drugs and hemozoin crystal faces
Dr Marcus C. Durrant, Northumbria University, London, UK

Development and evaluation of a direct on blood PCR-NALFIA system (DIAGMAL): bringing molecular diagnostics to the field.
Dr Henk Schallig, Royal Tropical Institute / Koninklijk Institut voor de Tropen – Parasitology Unit, The Netherlands

Role of hemozoin in the pathogenesis of malaria-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome
Professor Philippe Van den Steen, Laboratory of Immunobiology, Rega Institute for Medical Reseach, University of Leuven – KU Leuven, Belgium

Polyamidoamine nanoparticles: A versatile dual tool for malaria therapeutics and prophylaxis
Dr Xavier Fernàndez Busquets, Research Associate, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain

Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFRs) travelers and imported malaria
Professor Paola Di Carlo, Department of Sciences for Health Promotion and Mother-Child Care, University of Palermo, Italy.

Plasmodium infection of Anopheles species from the Amazon: Development of experimental models of neglected vectors when compared to other malaria vectors

Dr. Paulo F. P. Pimenta, Laboratory of Medical Entomology, Head Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz – FIOCRUZ, BrazilTBC
Dr Elinor Hortle, Macquarie University, Australian School of Advanced Medicine, AustraliaRegulators of Plamsodium falciparum Protein Phosphatases: new means to control malaria
Dr Jamal Khalife, Univ Lille Nord de France, Lille Cedex, France

Towards next generation of medicines to meet the ambitious goal of malaria eradication
Dr Benjamin Blasco, Medicines for Malaria Venture, Switzerland

Beating Malaria: A ten-year retrospective report from Nigeria
Mr Emmanuel Chike Amadi, Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Medicine, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria.

Dr Wilfred F. Mbacham, University of Yaounde, Yaounde, Cameroon


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