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9th Annual BioMalPar I EVIMalaR Conference

Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite

EMBL Heidelberg, Germany Monday 13 May - Wednesday 15 May 2013 Registration closed
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Conference Programme

The 2013 conference programme and the poster listing are available for download HERE.
 
Day 1 - Monday 13 May 2013
Time Speaker Title
09:00 - 11:00 ESAB / Exec Meeting (members only)  
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 General assembly (members only)  
12:00 - 13:00 Cluster meetings
(members only)
 
12:00 - 14:00 Registration  
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
ATC Foyer
14:00 - 14:15 Welcome:
Andy Waters, University of Glasgow 
14:15 - 18:00 Plenary session 1:
Chair: Britta Urban, Co-chair: Francis Ndungu
14:15 - 14:45 Keynote lecture:
Michael McHeyzer Williams,
The Scripps Research Institute
Programming Affinity and Function into B Cell Memory 
14:45 - 15:00 Selected talk:
Paulina Ampomah
Exposure dependency of antibody levels and memory B-cell frequencies in Plasmodium falciparum-exposed Ghanaian women 
15:00 - 15:15 Selected talk:
Wiebke Nahrendorf
Humoral responses against Plasmodium falciparum after chloroquine prophylaxis and sporozoite immunization in human volunteers are a correlate of parasite exposure and do not predict protection 
15:15 - 15:40 Poster preview talks (#37, 45, 48, 68, 69, 76)
15:40 - 17:00 Poster session 1 incl coffee (#37 - 76)
ATC Helices and Rooftop Lounge
17:00 - 17:15 Selected talk:
Lander Foquet
Anti-circumsporozoite antibodies induced by the RTS,S vaccine block hepatocyte invasion of Plasmodium falciparum sporozoites in a humanized mouse model 
17:15 - 17:30 Selected talk:
Julius Clemence Hafalla
Characterising targets of CD8+ T cell responses to malaria liver stages
17:30 - 17:45 Selected talk:
Hernando del Portillo
Novel antigens whose expression is dependent on an intact spleen are the targets of protective immunity in Plasmodium vivax
17:45 - 18:00 Selected talk:
Philippe Boeuf
Plasmodium falciparum Malaria Elicits Inflammatory Responses that Dysregulate Placental Amino Acid Transport
18:00 - 18:30 ESAB / EC Meeting (members only)  
18:30 - 20:00 Dinner
ATC Canteen
 
20:00 - 21:15 Parasite biology and technical advances
Chair: Hernando del Portillo, Co-chair: Till Voss
20:00 - 20:12 Selected talk:
Daniela Böhm
A novel high throughput assay for investigating inhibitors of erythropoiesis in malarial anaemia
20:12 - 20:24 Selected talk:
David Cavanagh
Enhancing vaccine immunogenicity without chemical adjuvants
20:24 - 20:36 Selected talk:
Jürgen Bosch
Throwing a wrench into the works of the Plasmodium falciparum glideosome at the Aldolase-TRAP interface
20:36 - 20:48 Selected talk:
Robert W. Moon
Continuous in vitro culture of Plasmodium knowlesi in human erythrocytes: a genetically tractable human malarial pathogen
20:48 - 21:00 Selected talk:
Mats Wahlgren
Improved in vitro culture of Plasmodium falciparum permits establishment of clinical isolates with preserved multiplication, invasion and rosetting phenotypes
21:00 - 21:15 Turbo talks:
Mirko Singer (#164)
Anneleen Vuchelen (#182)
Chwen Tay (#172)
Alex Crick (#77)
Luis G. Rigat-Brugarolas (#145)
 
21:15 - 23:00 Get together
ATC Foyer and Rooftop Lounge
 
 
Day 2 - Tuesday 14 May 2013
Time Speaker Title
09:00 - 12:30 Plenary session 2
Chair: Freddy Frischknecht, Co-chair: Tobias Spielmann
09:00 - 09:30 Keynote lecture:
Mohandas Narla, New York Blood Center
Malaria and Red Cells 
09:30 - 09:45 Selected talk:
Nicolas M. Brancucci
Depletion of heterochromatin protein 1 in malaria parasites triggers hyper-expression of virulence genes, cell cycle arrest and sexual conversion
09:45 - 10:00 Selected talk:
Liliana Mancio-Silva
Nutrient-sensing by Plasmodium parasites
10:00 - 10:15 Selected talk:
Markus Ganter
Plasmodium falciparum cdc2-related protein kinase (CRK) 4 regulates DNA segregation and the onset of blood-stage schizogony
10:15 - 10:30 Poster preview talks (#91, 95, 101, 111)
10:30 - 11:45 Poster session 2 incl coffee (#77 - 114)
ATC Helices and Rooftop Lounge
11:45 - 12:00 Selected talk:
Katarzyna K. Modrzynska
The systematic deletion of P. berghei ApiAP2 genes identifies essential regulators of Plasmodium development and mosquito transmission
12:00 - 12:15 Selected talk:
Mathieu Brochet
cGMP signalling controls calcium mobilisation by regulating phosphoinositide synthesis during Plasmodium sexual development
12:15 - 12:30 Selected talk:
Sylke Müller
Plasmodium falciparum Atg8 implicated in both autophagy and apicoplast formation and homeostasis
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch
ATC Foyer
 
13:15 - 14:00 Industry session
Chair: Simon Draper
13:15 - 13:30 Industry talk:
Paul Finn, InhibOx Ltd.
Computer-Aided Drug Design
13:30 - 13:45 Industry talk:
Krishna Sanjeev,
Point-of-care device for malaria diagnosis and drug resistance status
13:45 - 14:00 Industry talk:
Julio Martin, GlaxoSmithKline
Open Innovation in GSK to Fight Neglected Diseases of the Developing World
14:30 - 18:30 Plenary session 3
Chair: Ken Vernick, Co-chair: Elena Levashina
14:30 - 15:00 Keynote lecture:
Teun Bousema, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
The epidemiology of P. falciparum low density infections and transmission-blocking strategies
15:00 - 15:15 Selected talk:
Johannes Dessens
Dissecting malaria crystalloid biogenesis and function
15:15 - 15:30 Selected talk:
Cora Meaden
Gametocyte Sex Ratio in Plasmodium falciparum is controlled by a single genomic locus
15:30 - 15:45 Selected talk:
Benoit Poulin
An ancient bacterial Shewanella-like protein phosphatase (SHLP1) is critical to microneme development in Plasmodium ookinetes and parasite transmission
15:45 - 16:00 Poster preview talks (#92, 123, 131, 168)
16:00 - 17:30 Poster session 3 incl coffee (#115 - 153 plus #92 and #168)
ATC Helices and Rooftop Lounge
17:30 - 17:45 Selected talk:
Natalie Hofmann
Molecular tools for monitoring transmission dynamics of Plasmodium falciparum
17:45 - 18:00 Selected talk:
Julien Pompon
Clonal-dependent killing of Plasmodium falciparum by the new TGase2-AP1/Fos axis in Anopheles gambiae
18:00 - 18:15 Selected talk:
Lenka Richterova
Selection and characterization of a new, non-melanising, line of Anopheles gambiae refractory to Plasmodium falciparum 
18:15 - 18:30 OUTREACH session  
19:30 - 00:00 Conference Dinner & Party
ATC Canteen and ATC Foyer
 
 
 
Day 3 - Wednesday 15 May 2013
Time Speaker Title
09:00 - 13:00 Plenary session 4
Chair: Erica Pasini, Co-chair: Mario Recker
09:00 - 09:30 Keynote lecture:
Ovidiu Radulescu, Université de Montpellier 2
What mathematical models can tell us about the life cycle of Plasmodium?
09:30 - 09:45 Selected talk:
Sethia Sonal
Metabolic labelling to dissect the role of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase in Plasmodium falciparum
09:45 - 10:00 Selected talk:
Yong H. Woo
The nuclear genome of Chromera velia elucidates the evolution of apicomplexan parasites
10:00 - 10:15 Selected talk:
Tjeerd M. Dijkstra
A Bayesian model of missing data improves sensitivity of label-free proteomics
10:15 - 10:35 Poster preview talks (#72, 154, 155, 161, 173)
10:35 - 11:45 Poster session 4 incl coffee (#154 - 189 and #72)
ATC Helices and Rooftop Lounge
11:45 - 12:00 Selected talk:
Climent Casals-Pascual
Deconstructing Severe Malaria
12:00 - 12:15 Selected talk:
Margaret Mackinnon
Comparison of transcriptional profiles of Plasmodium falciparum populations from areas of different transmission intensities in East Africa
12:15 - 12:30 Selected talk:
Chris Newbold
Preliminary analysis of the global var gene repertoire
12:30 - 13:00 Poster Prize-giving and closing remarks
13:00 - 14:00 Packed Lunch and light refreshments
ATC Foyer
14:00 - 16:00 TAC meetings and networking (as required)