ADVANCES IN MALARIA RESEARCH: IN THE LAB AND THE FIELD
Groundbreaking science in the fight against one of the world’s deadliest diseases
Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (JHMRI) are on the cutting edge of world-class basic science and clinical research to treat and control malaria, develop a vaccine, and find new drug targets to prevent and cure this deadly disease.
During an interactive web summit, participants will hear the latest findings in the fight against malaria from top researchers at JHMRI and have the opportunity to ask questions in real time. In addition, participants will be able to visit remotely the JHMRI insectary where mosquitoes are bred, raised and studied at the heart of the Institute’s scientific operations in Baltimore, MD. Participants will virtually meet researchers who use NASA data to map the movement of deadly malaria carrying mosquitoes. They’ll also hear from researchers based at the Macha study field site in Zambia, a living laboratory for mosquito and human behavior in malaria-stricken areas.
Co-Moderated by: Sean Prigge, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
William Moss, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
With introduction by video from Peter Agre, MD, Nobel Laureate; Director, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute; President, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Speakers: Mosquito Immunity to Malaria
George Dimopoulos, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, PhD, Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (by video)
Mapping Mosquito Migrations
Gregory Glass, PhD, Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology and Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Tracking Resistant Malaria and Non-Invasive Diagnosis
With video from researchers based at the Macha study field site in Zambia
Sungano Mharakurwa, PhD, Research Associate, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (Malaria Institute at Macha, Zambia)
Phil Thuma, MD, Clinical Director of the Malaria Institute at Macha (by video)
WHEN: Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. EST (9:30 a.m. PST, 17:30 GMT)
DETAILS: To access the Summit, participants will need a computer with high-speed internet access.
A recording will be available at the conclusion of the Summit at http://www.jhsph.edu/malariasummit2009.
Participants may also follow the event on Twitter at #JHMal09
For more information, contact Carol Lin Vieira at or
+1-401-714-0821. RSVP online at http://www.jhsph.edu/malariasummit2009.
Parking for the event is limited. Public transportation via MARC is strongly advised (station is Johns Hopkins Hospital).