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2013 World Malaria Day

Research Advances in Malaria Conference
Malaria transmission: from the mosquito midgut to the mammalian liver

Wednesday & Thursday - April 24 - 25, 2013

Registration: 8:00am to 10:00am
Event Time:  9:00a.m. to 7:30p.m.
Meeting time: 9:00a.m. to 5:20p.m. (April 24, 2013)
9:00a.m. to 5:45p.m. (April 25, 2013

Location:  Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Conference Program

Confirmed Speakers and Titles:

Dr. Rogerio Amino
Institut Pasteur
"In vivo imaging of Plasmodium life and death"

Dr. Carolina Barillas-Mury
National Institutes of Health
"Plasmodium falciparum evasion of the mosquito immune system"

Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Human microlivers for the study of liver stage malaria"

Dr. Jürgen Bosch
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
"Inhibitor of the Plasmodium Glideosome designed to stabilize a protein-protein interaction"

Dr. Isabelle Coppens
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
"The uniqueness of the autophagy process in Plasmodium"

Dr. Hans Dessens
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
"Dissecting crystalloid biogenesis and function"

Dr. George Dimopoulos
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
"Targeting malaria in the mosquito gut"

Dr. Freddy Frischknecht
University of Heidelberg Medical School
"Molecular and cellular mechanisms of Plasmodium sporozoite migration"

Dr. Volker Heussler
University of Bern
"Plasmodium liver stage parasites induce distinct autophagy-related events in host hepatocytes"

Dr. Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
"Fighting malaria with engineered symbiotic bacteria from the mosquito midgut"

Dr. Shahid Khan
Leiden University
"Preclinical development of genetically attenuated malaria parasites for vaccine development"

Dr. Elena Levashina
Max-Plank Institute for Infection Biology
"Role of mosquito lipid transporters in development of Plasmodium sporozoites"

Dr. Jelena Levitskaya
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
"Malaria-infected hepatocytes as targets for T cell responses"

Dr. Alan Magill*
Gates Foundation
"Accelerating to zero: an analytic framework for malaria eradication"

Dr. Laurent Rénia
Singapore Immunology Network-Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR)
"Human malaria Liver stages: from in vitro to humanized mice"

Dr. Robert Seder
National Institutes of Health/NIAID
"Mechanisms of protection following irradiated PfSPZ immunization in humans"

Dr. Robert Sinden*
Imperial College London, Jenner Institute Oxford
"Hitting malaria transmission-the sense and the nonsense"

Dr. Photini Sinnis
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
"Late liver stages: A role for Falcipain-1 in hepatic merozoite infectivity"

Dr. Jennifer Stevenson
Macha Research Trust
"Sampling mosquitoes in the field: where, when, how and what does it all mean?"

Dr. Fidel Zavala
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
"Effector liver-resident memory CD8+ T cell"

*Keynote Speaker


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