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Glasgow-Edinburgh Malaria Mosquito Meeting 2019


09:30-10:00:  Registration and welcome coffee

10:00-11:10:  Session 1. Chair: Jason Mooney

Petra Schneider:  Welcome

Francesco Baldini:  Age and species prediction of field malaria mosquitoes through deep learning of mid-infrared spectra

Wiebke Nahrendorf:  Malaria remodels the spleen to imprint tolerance

Omar Janha:  Targeting PfCLK3 to deliver a cure, transmission blocking and prophylaxis

11:10-11:40:  Morning coffee, networking opportunities, poster viewing

11:40-12:50:  Session 2 Chair Olivia Swann

Aidan O’Donnell:  Dinner time: The interplay between host feeding and malaria parasite rhythms

João Silva-Filho:  Differential host responses during acute P. vivax infection in a patient cohort in Manaus, Brazil – possible role of endothelial activation in the bone marrow niche?

Florence McLean:  Predicting rosette-mediating PfEMP1 variants from Var gene sequence

Diana Muñoz Sandoval:  Investigating idsease tolerance in a human Malaria re-challenege model

Brian Saltin: Material structure of mosquito antennae can contribute to the tuning of the resonant frequency

12:50-14:00. Buffet lunch, networking opportunities, poster viewing

14:00-15:10 Session 3 Chair Wiebke Nahrendorf

Antoine Sanou:  Biting and resting behaviours of insecticide resistant malaria vectors in rural Burkina Faso following scaling up of LLINs

Joanne Thompson:  Generation of transgenic Plasmodium chabaudi spp. lines to investigate host-parasite interactions throughout acute and chronic infection

Franziska Hentzschel:  A putative actin-related protein ARC40 is essential for Plasmodium oocyst maturation

Jane Armstrong:  Introducing the IUPHAR/MMV Guide to MALARIA PHARMACOLOGY: an expertly curated resource capturing antimalarial compounds and their Plasmodium targets

15:10-15:40 Afternoon tea, networking opportunities, poster viewing

15:40 - 17:00 Session 4. Chair: Sarah Reece

Paul Sharp:  Origins and evolution of human malaria parasites

Sebastian Kirchner:  The Histone-Lysine N-Methyltransferase SET6 is required for AP2-O dependent development of malaria parasites in the mosquito vector

Fiona McQuaid:  Wrightb: A new, strain-transcending rosetting receptor for P. falciparum

Petra Schneider:  Summary, plans for future meetings etc.

17:00 - 18:00 Poster viewing and drinks


Dec 11 2019 -

Glasgow-Edinburgh Malaria Mosquito Meeting 2019

Abstracts now open for first Glasgow-Edinburgh Malaria/Mosquito Meeting which will be held in Edinburgh on 11 December 2019.

Lecture theatre G26
Murchison House
10 Max Born Crescent