Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 12 - 15 May 2014
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EVIMalaR Symposium

Final Programme

Thursday 15 May 2014
Time

EVIMalaR Symposium:

From BioMalPar to EVIMalaR : The Highs and the Highs, 2004-2014
09:00 - 09:30 Arrival (Tea/coffee will be served)
09:30 - 09:45 Welcome and Chair for morning session
Professor Andy Waters
Scientific Director, EVIMalaR; University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
09:45 - 10:20 Speakers Cluster 1:
Immune responses and virulence in Plasmodium chabaudi infection
Professor Jean Langhorne, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, United KIngdom
10:20 - 10:55 Speakers Cluster 2:
Cellular and molecular approaches to Plasmodium parasites - the importance of networks
Dr Julian Rayner, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, United Kingdom
Professor Dominique Soldati-Favre, University of Geneva, Switzerland
10:55 - 11:40

PhD Programme
Professor Michael Lanzer, Uniklinikum Heidelberg, Germany

Experiences of the PhD Programme
Dr. António M. Mendes, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Dr Valentina Mangano, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

11:40 - 11:55 Coffee break
11:55 - 12:30 Speaker Cluster 3:
Insights on Malaria Epidemiology from the perspective of the three Life Cycle Variomes
Professor Muntaser Ibrahim, University of Khartoum, Sudan
12:30 - 13:05 Speaker Cluster 4:
Plasmodium Molecular Genetic Toolkit: getting high
Dr Robert Menard, Institut Pasteur, France
13:05 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Chair for afternoon session
Professor Michael Lanzer, Uniklinikum Heidelberg, Germany
14:00 - 14:30 Artemisinin resistance
Dr Odile Puijalon, Institut Pasteur, France
14:30 - 15:00 Understanding immunity to malaria: future directions and aspirations
Dr Faith Osier, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Programme, Kenya
(EVIMalaR Promising African Scientist Award)
15:00 - 15:30 Malaria immunology -  the learning journey of a lifetime
Professor Marita Troye-Blomberg, Stockholm University, Sweden
(EVIMalaR Lifetime Achievement Award)
15:30 - 16:00 Summary and Close
Professor Andy Waters
Scientific Director, EVIMalaR; University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom