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On Monday, 25 April a group of leading researchers will mark World Malaria Day and the global drive to ‘End Malaria for Good’. Philippe Guérin from the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) will join Adrian Hill from the Jenner Institute, Dominic Kwiatkowski from MalariaGen, Katherine Battle from the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) and Nick White from the Wellcome Trust Mahidol Oxford Research Unit (MORU) in Bangkok. The speakers will present their latest projects and help us to understand the unique and interconnected findings of their research. We’ll explore how innovative research and multi-disciplinary collaboration can combine to support our global goal to eradicate malaria.

You are invited to join speakers at a drinks reception after the talk.

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The topics include:

  • Malaria and drug resistance – confirming and responding to ACT resistance in SE Asia
  • Pooled analyses - gathering large data sets to improve malaria drug efficacy and patient treatment outcomes
  • P. Vivax – the neglected parasite – mapping the challenge
  • How can genomics help to end malaria for good?
  • A malaria vaccine – our progress on the development of a life-saving vaccine

The event will be chaired by Kevin Marsh, Centre for Tropical Medicine & Global Health, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford and Chair of the WHO Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC).

Talk: 17:30 – 19:00           Drinks reception: 19:00 – 20:00

Location: Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, Oxford University, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG

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