International Journal of Molecular Sciences Events
13–15 May 2013 9th BioMalPar I EVIMalaR Conference
EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
This will be the 9th BioMalPar conference at EMBL Heidelberg, sponsored by the European Virtual Institute of Malaria Research (EVIMalaR). EVIMalaR is a Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Network of Excellence (NoE) project funded by the European Commission. Whilst distinct from its predecessor BioMalPar, EVIMalaR seeks to continue some of the best BioMalPar initiatives, including the annual meeting at EMBL. EVIMalaR is Europe’s biggest malaria research institute, involving 62 research groups from around the world and undertakes world-leading research into the malaria parasite and identifying targets for new drug therapies.
EVIMalaR’s membership includes partners from across Europe, African malaria endemic countries (Sudan, Uganda, Nigeria, Cameroon, and South Africa) and one Indian institute. The Australian Malaria Research Network also enjoys full membership.
Created in October 2009, EVIMalaR was established and will perpetuate the original BioMalPar (which formally ended in September 2009) vision of forming a European-wide virtual institute, enhancing cohesion between its component research groups.
EVIMalaR places a particular emphasis on its training role, and continues to support a high profile PhD scholarship, fellowships and travel awards. EVIMalaR aims also to ensure a broad dissemination of research results and enhance the public awareness through outreach, including the implementation of websites www.evimalar.org& www.malariacomic.comtogether with the organisation of annual conferences, training courses and meetings.
The scientific aims of the network remain to address, in an integrated, collaborative manner, fundamental questions of the biology of the malaria parasite, its vector, and the disease, allowing optimal exploitation of the resulting knowledge to impact on public health.
The purpose of the annual BioMalPar conference is to bring together malaria researchers from Europe and overseas (including Africa, America, Asia and Australia) to present and share recent groundbreaking findings on fundamental malaria research. New insights will also be featured through the use of poster sessions. This meeting will provide an enriched environment for researchers at all stages of their career to interact with international leaders in the field. The meeting will offer an excellent opportunity for sharing ideas and for potential development of new worldwide collaborations.