BioMalPar XX: biology and pathology of the malaria parasite

By Deutsche Gesellschaft für Parasitologie


April 3, 2024

BioMalPar XX: biology and pathology of the malaria parasite


Date: 21 – 23 May 2024

Location: EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual

Venue: EMBL Advanced Training Centre


Malaria remains a major global public health challenge. The emergence and spread of resistance to existing antimalarial drugs further complicates the fight against this ancient foe.

As the BioMalPar Conference marks its 20th anniversary, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the critical mission of understanding the biology of the Plasmodium parasite, its interactions with hosts and vectors, and the urgent need to develop effective intervention strategies.

This year, we will focus on enhancing our research community by forging new connections. We recognize that meaningful progress in combating malaria necessitates collaboration across continents and disciplines—sharing data and employing state-of-the-art techniques to unravel Plasmodium’s secrets.

The upcoming conference is a pivotal opportunity for global scientists to convene, fostering the exchange of vital information, cutting-edge technology, and innovative ideas, all crucial to advancing our collective battle against malaria.

Session topics

“Imaging Begins”
“Revenge of the Mosquito”
“Charlie & the Vaccine Factory”
“Mr & Mrs Plasmodium”
“V for Vivax”
“The Parasite’s Guide to the Galaxy”

What past participants say about the conference

“BioMalPar 2023 encompassed a spectacular range of research spanning basic to translational. The program content was topical and comprehensive, and the overall event was well-organized to achieve a dynamic environment that fuelled great discussions and networking.” – Jacquin Niles, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

“After a decade working on malaria research, I had heard high opinions of BioMalPar. However, this was my first time attending and clearly exceeded my expectations. Excellent scientific content with a balanced blend of senior and junior scientists. Smoothly organised in a venue that favours networking organically.” – Alejandro Marin Menendez, MIVEGEC-IRD, France



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