Welcome Message By Chair
"Welcome to our second virtual one-day symposium on the state-of-the-art in basic and translational malaria research".
Our first symposium, held in June 2020, was one of the first virtual symposia at the start of the pandemic and was a resounding success as it gave our community a forum for reconnecting with colleagues and hearing on the latest parasite and vector biology research. Our second symposium will offer the same great opportunities. We have put together an outstanding collection of speakers again this year. Our speakers will report on a broad range of technologies; more fundamentally, they will share their creative and novel perspectives on developing new therapies to control malaria.
MALARIA-2021 – A virtual one-day Symposium on Advances in Malaria Research that will bring together world-class clinicians, scientists, and investigators. This Virtual Conference provides an ideal, cost-effective format as it offers:
- low cost: your registration supports staffing and conference hosting by USG, a non-profit
- convenience: attend from your home or work, without risk of travel during the COVID-19 pandemic
- focused, timely presentations on parasite-vector-host biology covering the full spectrum from atomic-level insights on targets to malaria field studies, typically before publication.
I hope that you will enjoy this symposium and benefit from networking with attendees and speakers.
Sanjay A. Desai, M.D. Ph.D.
NIAID, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.
Sanjay A. DesaiNIAID, National Institutes of Health, MD, USA
Elizabeth WinzelerUniversity of California at San Diego, USA
Matthias MartiGlasgow University
Michelle M. ButlerMicrobiotix, Inc.,
Peter PreiserNanyang Technological University, Singapore
Silvia PortugalMax Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Germany
Friedrich FrischknechtHeidelberg University Medical School, Germany
Ana RodriguezNew York University School of Medicine, NY, USA
R. Kip GuyUniversity of Kentucky
Daniel NeafseyHarvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MA, USA
Joel Vega-RodriguezNIAID, National Institutes of Health, MD, USA
Kristin D. LaneIdaho State University
Suong T NguyenWashington University Medical Center, MO, USA
Joshua TanNIAID, National Institutes of Health, MD, USA
Kainomyx, a company founded in 2019, is committed to eradicating malaria and several other parasitic diseases worldwide. Unlike conventional approaches for developing treatments for humans infected by parasites, Kainomyx’s s strategy aims to identify therapeutics for malaria and other parasitic diseases by beginning with precise molecular information about how a drug will hinder a parasite. In addition, Kainomyx seeks equity in global health by mitigating crises that have long ravaged non-western nations and now threaten the globe due to transnational travel and alterations in climate.
Note: Listeners (students) from endemic countries are invited to apply for a registration fee waiver, supported by the meeting sponsors.
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“Thank you very much for the opportunity to speak, I really enjoyed all of the talks and the change to reconnect with colleagues and friends over exciting science! Congratulations and thank you to you both on an extremely successful conference. The program was excellent, reflected by the really great turnout, and I must say this is probably the best virtual conference I have attended thus far!”
“Congratulations to all of you. Great team. Thank you for putting these operations together. It was wonderful to see progress on so many fronts.”
“I write to thank you both for running such a great meeting. It was a great lineup of speakers and I really enjoyed the diversity yet depth of the talks.”
“I was so lucky and happy to share my idea with all malaria interested participants.”
“The meeting did a nice job of keeping the malaria research community together and excited during challenging times.”
“Thank you for organizing such a wonderful malaria symposium.”
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“Enjoyed the conference very much. Very good speakers. Well put together.”
“Thank you for organizing it. It was indeed a pleasure to attend it.”
“Thank you for organizing the conference. I enjoyed the program and the Q&A sessions were handled very smoothly.”
“Thank you for organizing the virtual conference, I insights the opportunities this conference gave me. For me, the conference generated a lot of ideas about how to continue to expand my skills and my professional qualifications. I feel like it helped me get out of a ‘rut’.”
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