1ST Women in Malaria Conference

Day 1 (22/03/2021)

10.45 – 12.15: Session [90’]

  • S1 – New frontiers in “omics” approaches
  • S2 – Evolutionary ecology of malaria parasites

12.15 – 12.30: Break [15′]

12.30 – 14.00: Session  [90’]

  • Workshop I Leadership

14.00 – 14.15: Break [15′]

14.15 – 15.45: Session [90’]

  • S3 – Host-Parasite Interactions
  • S4 – Vector-Parasite interactions

 

 

 

 

Day 2 (23/03/2021)

10.45 – 12.15: Session [90’]

  • S5 – Transmission biology
  • S6 – Social and economic aspects of malaria

12.15 – 12.30: Break [15′]

12.30 – 14.00: Session  [90’]

  • Workshop II Peer mentoring
  • Round table discussion: Increasing women’s leadership across all aspects of the malaria elimination fight – research, program implementation, policy making

14.00 – 14.15: Break [15′]

14.15 – 15.45: Session [90’]

  • S7 – Malaria functional genomics and epigenetics
  • S8 – Epidemiology and modelling of malaria infections

 

 

 

 

Day 3 (24/03/2021)

10.45 – 12.15: Session [90’]

  • S9 – Drug and vaccine development and resistance
  • S10 – Vector biology and control

12.15 – 12.30: Break [15′]

12.30 – 14.00: Session  [90’]

  • Poster viewing

14.00 – 14.15: Break [15′]

14.15 – 15.45: Session [90’]

  • General WiM Assembly

 

*All times are Central European Time (CET)

Topics for each WiM symposium are:

S1 – New frontiers in “omics” approaches

  • Genetic engineering of malaria parasites
  • Single-cell transcriptomics
  • Metabolomics  

S2 – Evolutionary ecology of malaria parasites

  • Phylogenomics
  • Population genomics
  • Community ecology
  • Within host/vector dynamics
  • Co-infections

S3 – Host-Parasite Interactions

  • Molecular pathogenesis
  • Immunology
  • Structural biology of parasite proteins
  • Cell biology of parasites

S4 – Vector-Parasite interactions

  • Molecular and cellular biology
  • Genomics and epigenetics
  • Immunology and physiology 
  • Microbiome

S5 – Transmission biology

  • Gametocyte biology, ecology, and development
  • Mechanisms of commitment and differentiation
  • Parasite development during sporogony

S6 – Social and economic aspects of malaria

  • Socio-economic impact of covid-19 and malaria
  • Historical aspects
  • Community engagement
  • Comorbidities

S7 – Malaria functional genomics and epigenetics

  • Epigenetics and transcriptional regulation 
  • Postranslational regulation
  • Functional genetics

S8 – Epidemiology and modelling of malaria infections

  • Impact of anti-malaria intereventions
  • Spatial epidemiology
  • Climate change
  • COVID19 and malaria

S9 – Drug and vaccine development and resistance

  • Anti-asexual stage
  • Transmission blocking
  • Genomic architecture of drug resistance
  • Genetic diversity and surveillance 

S10 – Vector biology and control

  • Vector biology, ecology & evolution 
  • Novel vector control interventions
  • Mosquito resistance to control
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