8th Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria conference

Country: United Kingdom

City: Hinxton

Abstr. due: 14.04.2020

Dates: 08.06.20 — 10.06.20

Area Of Sciences: Biology; Medicine;

Organizing comittee e-mail: scientificconferences@wellcomegenomecampus.org

Organizers: Wellcome Genome Campus


We are pleased to announce the 8th Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria conference. This multidisciplinary meeting provides a forum for malaria scientists and clinicians focused on understanding the clinical and biological consequences of genome variation in malaria-exposed populations. The conference will bring researchers from across the globe working on various aspects of human, parasite and mosquito genetics together to focus on how new biological insights can be used to control malaria.

The elimination of malaria is one of the greatest challenges facing modern medical science, and is hindered by growing levels of drug and insecticide resistance and the lack of an effective vaccine. Knowledge of genome variation in the host, parasite and vector populations is important to overcome these and other obstacles to malaria elimination.

This year’s conference will focus on our current understanding of transmission models and migration patterns, genomic surveillance and the implications for policies to eradicate malaria. We will also explore resistance to malaria drugs and insecticides, and provide a forum to discuss biological insights from recent advances in malaria genetics.

Conference Web-Site: https://coursesandconferences.wellcomegenomecampus.org/our-events/genomic-epidemiology-of-malaria-2020/