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Malaria: Functional Genomics to Biology to Medicine
Organizer(s): Dyann F. Wirth, Carole A. Long and Alan Cowman
Date: February 28 - March 05, 2006
Location: Sagebrush Inn & Suites, Taos, NM, USA
Part of the Global Health Series, Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Summary of Meeting:
Malaria remains a major world health problem and with increasing resistance to antimalarial drugs, its health impact is increasing. New knowledge stimulated by sequencing of the genomes of both the parasite P. falciparum, P. vivax and others and the major mosquito vector, Anopheles gambiae, has led to an explosion in scientific activity, ranging from the elucidation of basic biological mechanisms to new insights into disease pathogenesis and transmission. This meeting seeks to bring together a diverse group of scientists working on different aspects of the biology and the disease in order to compare the latest discoveries and insights. The pace of scientific discovery in this area is accelerating and this meeting will seek to provide an overview of the most significant developments and serve to identify opportunities for new research areas and collaborations. Of particular importance in this field is the interplay between basic scientific discovery and the clinical and epidemiological discoveries in the natural population and this meeting seeks to identify these key interfaces. The specific aims of the meeting are the following: 1) Provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of latest and most significant developments in malaria biology 2) Provide an opportunity for exchange of ideas between scientists coming from different disciplines and for the potential development of new collaborations 3) Provide an enriched environment for trainees (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows) to interact with key researchers in this field 4) Provide an opportunity to identify the best strategies for the translation of basic knowledge into new interventions.
Scholarship Deadline: October 27 2005
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 27 2005
Abstract Deadline: November 21 2005
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 28 2005
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationBurroughs Wellcome Fund
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13 AI068319-01
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