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Malaria (A8)


Organizer(s) Fidel P. Zavala, Andrew P. Waters, Kevin Marsh and Carolina V. Barillas-Mury
January 20—25, 2013
JW Marriott New Orleans • New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 20, 2012
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 23, 2012
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 20, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 15, 2012

Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with additional support from Medicines for Malaria Venture — Ian Bathurst Global Health Travel Awards

Summary of Meeting:
Malaria affects hundreds of millions of people and causes nearly 1 million deaths per year. The control and eventual eradication of malaria will require a concerted, multi-disciplinary effort to decrease parasite infectivity through vaccines and anti-parasitic drugs, and by preventing transmission to the vertebrate host. In this meeting we will promote discussion of: 1) Innate and adaptive immune responses to Plasmodium infection and how the parasite interferes with these responses; 2) Development of new adjuvants and anti-malaria vaccine strategies; 3) Basic aspects of Plasmodium cellular and population biology that affect infection and the development of drug resistance; 4) Plasmodium transmission, including gametocytogenesis and Plasmodium biology in the mosquito vector, including cellular and molecular aspects of parasite-mosquito interactions, field studies, functional genomics and the development of potential control strategies; and 5) Severe malaria in endemic areas, recent advances in our understanding of the physiopathology of disease in humans and in animal models, and genome-based strategies to identify biomarkers of susceptibility to severe disease. Since basic and translational malaria research is eminently multi-disciplinary, the 2013 Keystone Symposia meeting on Malaria will bring together researchers working in disciplines ranging from basic molecular studies to population biology. This encounter will promote the exchange of ideas to both deepen our understanding of malaria and to develop novel control measures. Furthermore, we anticipate that this meeting will enable us to identify and prioritize the next generation of challenges faced by the field.

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Scholarships/Awards

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Ancillary Training Program Scholarship Recipients

Angela A. Aggrey
University of Rochester Medical Center, USA

Lesley M. Chapman
University of Rochester Medical Center, USA

Marvin Duvalsaint
University of South Florida, USA

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Scholarship Recipients

Mushal Ali
University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Alvaro Baeza Garcia
Yale University, USA

Thibaut Brugat
National Institute for Medical Research, UK

Grant L. Hughes
Pennsylvania State University, USA

Maurice A. Itoe
Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Portugal

Keystone Symposia Global Health Travel Award Recipients, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Rajeshwara Achur
Kuvempu University, India

Athanase Badolo
Universite Ouaga 1 PJKZ, Burkina Faso

Victor Imaniriho Bigira
Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration, Uganda

Thanat Chookajorn
Mahidol University, Thailand

André Machado de Siqueira
Tropical Medicine Foundation of Amazonas, Brazil

Sufyan Awadelkarim Mustafa Elhag
Dar Al Uloom University, Saudi Arabia

Mariana Hidalgo
Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC), Venezuela

Shaifali Jain
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, India

Chenjerai Tobias Sixpence Jairoce
Manhica Health Research Centre, Mozambique

Flora Satiko Kano
René Rachou Institute/Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil

Amanda Maestre
Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia

Seleshi Kebede Mekonnen
Armauer Hansen Research Institute, AHRI and Jimma University, Ethiopia

Ruth Kerubo Nyakundi
Institute of Primate Research, Kenya

Patricia N. Okorie
, USA

María del Carmen Orozco - Fernández
IMTAvH - UPCH, Peru

Sudhanshu Shekhar Pati
Ispat General Hospital, India

Misago Seth
National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania

Noble Surendran Sinnathamby
University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Medicines for Malaria Venture — Ian Bathurst Global Health Travel Awards Recipients
Funded by Medicines for Malaria Venture — Ian Bathurst Global Health Travel Awards

Olufunsho Awodele
University of Lagos-Nigeria, Nigeria

George Ayodo
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya

Reshma Korde Chopra
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India

Augustina Frimpong
Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Ghana

Lemu Golassa
Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Sameena Khan
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), India

Josue C. Lima-Junior
Institute Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Brazil

Neils Ben Quashie
University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry, Ghana

Paulo Renato Rivas Totino
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

Josea K. Rono
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya

Simone da Silva Santos
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Brazil

Sonam Vijay
National Institute of Malaria Research, India