Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 11 - 13 May 2015
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Why attend?

Malaria remains one of the most significant global public health challenges, with more than 300 million clinical cases world-wide each year. The lack of an effective licensed vaccine and the continual emergence of drug-resistant malaria parasites make the search for new control and prevention strategies more important than ever. The open and early sharing of the latest technological and biological advances is critical if those advances are to be translated into public health impact.


This conference will address fundamental questions of the biology of the malaria parasite, its vector, and the disease that it causes, and will showcase the latest technological approaches. This will be the 11th BioMalPar conference at EMBL Heidelberg. The conference series has built on the success of the EU funded Networks of Excellence, EviMalaR and BioMalPar and has for the last decade brought together malaria researchers from across Europe with their colleagues and collaborators from around the world, to present and share recent groundbreaking findings on fundamental malaria research in an integrated and highly collaborative environment.


Scientific presentations will be arranged in four themes:

  • Immunobiology and pathophysiology
  • Parasite molecular and cell biology
  • Vector parasite interactions
  • Modelling and systems biology

In keeping with the traditions of BioMalPar and EviMalaR, with their emphasis on training and networking, the meeting will focus on allowing speaking opportunities for early stage researchers. Interactions with international leaders will be encouraged through three dynamic poster sessions and numerous networking opportunities, allowing for the potential development of new worldwide collaborations.