BioMalPar XIX: biology and pathology of the malaria parasite – Course and Conference Office

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BioMalPar XIX: biology and pathology of the malaria parasite


This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually.

Late registrations for onsite participation is possible. Please contact Diah Yulianti to get the registration link.

Conference overview

Malaria remains one of the most significant global public health challenges, with more than 200 million clinical cases worldwide each year. The lack of a vaccine that provides effective long-term protection and the continual emergence of drug-resistant malaria parasites emphasises the need for new control and prevention strategies.

This need for innovation has become even more apparent with the disruption of global malaria control programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic and potential reversal of gains made over the last few decades, highlighted through a marked increase in malaria deaths in recent years.

The generation of fundamental knowledge lies at the heart of developing new tools and innovations for malaria intervention. The malaria research community has a long history of being a highly collaborative field, reliant on diverse technologies, sharing of resources and dissemination of biological advances made. Now more than ever it is important that we take advantage of the full diversity of the malaria scientific community to share the advances of cross-disciplinary work that are vital for the translation of new ideas into public health impact.

BioMalPar XIX will showcase the multidisciplinary nature of malaria research with a programme that welcomes clinical malaria, epidemiological studies, immunology, and evolution and ecology alongside core BioMalPar topics. The programme focuses on early-mid career researchers to help mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic which have been particularly acute for these stages.

Session topics

  • Clinical and field studies
  • Systems biology, from molecules to cells, physiology and pathobiology
  • Evolution and ecology
  • Immunology and vaccinology
  • Transmission and vector–parasite interactions
  • New topics and tools for malaria research and future innovation

What past participants say about the conference

Just what I needed: great speakers, and I got a lot out of it. If you are passionate about parasite biology this is one event you should not miss. Special thanks to EMBL Advanced Training Centre Corporate Partnership Programme for providing financial assistance to attend the meeting.” – Sunil Narwal CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India

Biomalpar 2021 was an excellent platform for a fresh PhD student like me to get exposure to various interesting research topics in malaria. I am very happy and grateful to join and totally pumped with ideas after this year conference. Thank you EMBL for this precious opportunity and see you again next year!” – Tra Nguyen, National University of Singapore, Singapore


Keynote speakers

Stéphanie Blandin

National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm) and Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology


Melissa Kapulu

University of Oxford and KEMRI Wellcome Trust


(Virtual speaker)

Olivier Silvie

National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) and Sorbonne University


Tuan Tran

Indiana University School of Medicine


Workshop trainers

  • Sabrina Absalon – Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
  • Hannah Bialic – Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology, UK
  • Mathieu Brochet – University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Julien Guizetti – Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany
  • Franziska Hentzschel – Heidelberg University Medical School, Germany
  • Thomas Otto – University of Glasgow, UK

Scientific organiser

Emeritus steering group member

Conference organisers


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  • Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic situation, some speakers may need to join virtually to give their talk, and the programme is subject to change.
  • For registered participants, recorded talks will be accessible on demand for 2 weeks after the end of the event, unless indicated otherwise.
Day 1 – Tuesday 23 May 2023
Time (Europe/Berlin)Speaker
09:30 – 10:45Arrival / Registration and refreshments
10:45 – 11:00Opening remarks by scientific organisers
Scientific session 1 – Evolution and ecology
Tra Nguyen – National University of Singapore, Singapore
Jesús Alvarado Valverde – EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
11:00 – 11:30Drug resistance in malaria parasites & inheritance of resistance genes
Geoff McFadden – University of Melbourne, Australia
11:30 – 11:45Insecticide resistance and vector competence
Victoria Ingham – Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany
11:45 – 12:00Unpacking the EIP: how mosquito resources affect parasite development and infectivity to vertebrate hosts
Catherine Oke – University of Edinburgh, UK
12:00 – 12:30Molecular surveillance of Plasmodium vivax: new developments in the vivax Genomic Epidemiology Network
Sarah Auburn – Menzies School of Health Research, Australia
12:30 – 12:45Widely varying switching rates of var genes in Plasmodium falciparum are evolutionary optimized
Gayathri Iragavarapu – IIIT-H, India
12:45 – 14:00Lunch and Meet the speakers (virtual and onsite)
Scientific session 2 – Clinical and field studies
Giulia Siciliano – Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy
Mayimuna Nalubega – QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia
14:00 – 14:30Gift that keeps giving: lessons learned about malaria from CHMI studies
Melissa Kapulu – University of Oxford and KEMRI Wellcome Trust, UK
14:30 – 14:45Exploring neutrophils in cerebral malaria (plasmodium falciparum) in malawian children
Watipenge Nyasulu – Malawi-Liverpool Welcome Clinical Research Programme, UK
14:45 – 15:00Recent increase in low complexity polygenomic infections and sialic acid-independent invasion pathways in Plasmodium falciparum from Western Gambia
Nora Nghochuzie Nganyewo – Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Gambia
15:00 – 15:30Translational applications of the blood transcriptome in malaria
Aubrey Cunnington – Imperial College London, UK
15:30 – 15:45Reversible host cell surface remodeling of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes limits immune recognition and maximizes transmission
Priscilla Ngotho – University of Glasgow, UK
15:45 – 16:15Coffee break and Meet the speakers
16:15 – 16:50Flash talks session 1
Poster number 39 Dimuthu Angage
Poster number 41 Shany Assaraf
Poster number 53 Casilda Castellano
Poster number 63 Bijayeeta Deb
Poster number 115 Francisco Martinez
Poster number 137 Samuel Pazicky
Poster number 139 Joana Santos
Poster number 147 Gala Ramon Zamorano
Poster number 169 Tatyana Tavella
Poster number 171 Liana Theodoridis
Poster number 183 Lasse Votborg-Novél
16:50 – 18:50Poster session 1 (odd numbers)
List of posters is available here.
18:50 – 20:30Dinner (EMBL canteen)
20:30 – 22:00Science pub quiz (optional)
21:30 – 22:30Welcome drinks (optional)
20:30, 21:30, 22:30Buses downtown
Day 2 – Wednesday 24 May 2023
Scientific session 3 – Immunology and vaccines
Anna Bachmann – Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Germany
Vincent Geoghegan – University of York, USA
09:00 – 09:30Severe malarial anaemia: pathogenesis to prevention
Kamija Phiri – University of Malawi, Malawi
09:30 – 09:45Structure of the malaria vaccine candidate Pfs48/45 and its recognition by transmission blocking antibodies
Kuang-Ting Ko – University of Oxford, UK
09:45 – 10:00Plasmodium falciparum exoerythrocytic forms require the PTEX translocon for development in human hepatocytes Robyn McConville – Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia
10:00 – 10:30Single-cell multiomic characterization of peripheral immune cells in children who remain aparasitemic despite intensive exposure to Plasmodium falciparum malaria
Tuan M Tran – Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
Not available on demand, live only
10:30 – 11:00Coffee break
11:00 – 11:45Lifetime achievement award
Recipient : Leann Tilley – University of Melbourne, Australia
11:45 – 13:00Lunch and Meet the speakers
Scientific session 4 – Transmission and vector – parasite interactions
Franziska Hentzschel – Heidelberg University, Germany
Sabrina Absalon – Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
13:00 – 13:30Manipulating mosquito/parasite interactions to decrease malaria transmission
Stephanie Blandin – National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm) and Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, France
13:30 – 13:45Investigating sporozoite development through the mosquito
Ben Liffner – Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
13:45 – 14:15Functional heterogeneity of microneme proteins in Plasmodium sporozoites
Olivier Silvie – National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) and Sorbonne University, France
14:15 – 14:30A microtubule binding protein is critical for male gamete fertility in Plasmodium falciparum
Sudhir Kumar – Seattle Children’s Research Institute, USA
14:30 – 15:00Coffee break and Meet the speakers
15:00 – 15:35Flash talks session 2
Poster number 68 Melanie H. Dietrich
Poster number 72 Nick Dooley
Poster number 70 Giulia Siciliano
Poster number 158 Mohini Anjna Shibu
15:35 – 17:30Places are limited. Registration required.
Available for onsite participants.

Workshop 1: Expansion microscopy

– Sabrina Absalon – Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
– Mathieu Brochet – University of Geneva, Switzerland
– Julien Guizetti – Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany
Room: Courtyard Room
Please register here.

Workshop 2: Malaria single-cell transcriptomics analysis
– Franziska Hentzschel – Heidelberg University Medical School, Germany
– Thomas Otto – University of Glasgow, UK
Room: Flex Labs
Please register here.

Workshop 3: Public engagement
– Hannah Bialic – Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology, UK
Room: Helix Seminar Room A
Please register here.
17:30 – 19:30Poster session 2 (even numbers)
List of posters is available here.
19:30 – 20:45Dinner (EMBL canteen)
20:45 – 23:30Social event with live DJ & drinks
21:00, 22:00, 00:00Buses downtown
Day 3 – Thursday 25 May 2023
Scientific session 5 – Systems biology of malaria: molecules, cells, physiology and pathobiology
Michaela Bulloch – University of Melbourne, Australia
Clinton Lau – University of Oxford, UK
09:00 – 09:30Deciphering the role of the red cell in Plasmodium falciparum malaria
Elisabeth Egan – Stanford University, USA
09:30 – 09:45Structure of the PfRCR complex which bridges the malaria parasite and erythrocyte during invasion
Brendan Farrell – University of Oxford, UK
09:45 – 10:00Exploring the role of uncoupled MCT1-basigin interaction and host membrane receptor context in Plasmodium falciparum merozoite invasion
Tim Satchwell – University of Bristol, UK
10:00 – 10:15Covalent probe reveals Ubc13 interactome in the malaria parasite
Anna Truong – Duke University, USA
10:15 – 10:45Coffee break and Meet the speakers
11:00 – 11:30Divide and Rule: Unravelling atypical cell division in Plasmodium
Rita Tewari – University of Nottingham, UK
11:30 – 11:45A Plasmodium-specific AP2-P regulates multiple pathogenicity factors with dual expression peaks during the intraerythrocytic developmental cycle
Amit Kumar Subudhi –King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
11:45 – 12:00The Plasmodium falciparum artemisinin resistance protein Kelch 13 is required for formation of normal cytostomes and parasite feeding
Stuart Ralph – The University of Melbourne, Australia
12:00 – 13:15Lunch and Meet the speakers
Scientific session 6 – New topics and tools for malaria research and future innovation
Kodzo Atchou – University of Bern, Switzerland
Nick Dooley – QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia
13:15 – 13:45Understanding cerebral malaria pathogenesis in a 3D blood-brain barrier model
Maria Barnebeu – EMBL Barcelona, Spain
Not available on demand, live only
13:45 – 14:00Culture-adapted Plasmodium cynomolgi Berok transgenic parasites open up new avenues to accelerate drug discovery approaches for relapsing malaria
Alexandra Probst – Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases, USA
14:00 – 14:15Aptamers targeting Plasmodium falciparum ESCRT-III proteins as a potential antiplasmodial tool
Yunuen Avalos Padilla – Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain
14:15 – 14:30Towards a multimodal 3D cell atlas of Plasmodium mosquito stages
Nedal Darif – EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
14:30 – 15:00A chemogenetics platform for antimalarial drug target identification and hit discovery
Jacquin Niles – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
15:15 – 15:30Closing remarks by scientific organisers
16:00Buses departing

Practical information

Choosing onsite vs. virtual participation

You can choose to attend the conference either onsite in Heidelberg or virtually. If you hope to present your research, you need to decide which mode suits you best before the abstract submission deadline, considering the below: 

If you plan to attend the conference onsite, you can register and apply for an oral or poster presentation. A selection process will take place with the results announced 2-3 weeks after the abstract submission deadline. Please note that once you have registered for onsite attendance and submitted an abstract for an oral presentation, you will still have the opportunity to present a poster onsite even if not selected for an onsite oral presentation. However, it is not possible to switch and apply for a  virtual oral presentation after the submission deadline. 

If you plan to attend the conference virtually, you can only apply for a virtual oral presentation as there will be no virtual posters. If your abstract is not selected for a virtual oral presentation, you can still participate in the conference with access to all the live streamed talks, a video library of the recorded talks and a facility to submit questions. Only participants attending the event onsite can present a poster.

Registration fees and abstract submission

On-site registration fees include admission, conference materials, meals and coffee breaks. Participants are expected to book and pay their own accommodation and travel expenses.

Virtual registration fees include access to all of the talks (livestreamed and on demand) and facility to submit questions.

On-site Academia€710
On-site PhD Student€610
On-site Industry€910
Virtual Academia€200
Virtual PhD Student€150
Virtual Industry€250

A letter to support your visa application will be issued, on request, once payment of the registration fee is confirmed. We recommend that you book your visa appointment as soon as possible, to avoid any delay with your visa application.

Accredited journalists may be eligible to register for complimentary press registration. Registrants may be required to provide accreditation or equivalent proof of press membership after registration. Please contact Raili Pall for more information. Please note that we do not offer complimentary registrations for editors of scientific journals.

Confirmation and payment

Registration will be on a first come, first served basis. Your place can only be confirmed after payment of the registration fee. If you are added to our waiting list, please consider taking advantage of our offerings to participate virtually.

Types of payments accepted are international bank transfers and credit card payments. 

Abstract submission

Both onsite and virtual participants are eligible to submit an abstract.

After registration you can submit your abstract via a separate link that will be provided in the email confirmation. Alternatively, you can access the link on the confirmation page directly after registering. The same login credentials are used for both processes.

Please note:

Abstract body: The limit of 2000 characters refers to manually typed text and excludes spaces. If an error occurs try using a different web browser (preferably Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox).

If you copy-paste the text into the form, hidden formatting might still be included which may cause the text to exceed the 2,000 character limit resulting in an error message. We recommend you clear all formatting before pasting in the text.

If you have special symbols in your text, make sure you are using Unicode characters, otherwise these will not be recognised.

Title: The title should not exceed 20 words. Only the first word of the title should start with a capital letter and the rest should be lowercase.

Authors and affiliations: Please fill in the author’s details as requested in the online form. The compulsory fields are: First Name, Last Name, Organisation Name (Affiliation or Company), Country and Email.

Kindly mark only one author in the role of First Author and please don’t forget to indicate who will be the Presenter.

Please enter your co-authors correctly via the system by adding accounts together with their organisation/institute. Do not copy-paste them into the body of the abstract text, as they will not be indexed in the abstract book.

Presentation types: When submitting your abstract, you can apply for an oral or poster presentation for onsite participation and for oral presentation only for virtual participation. A selection process will take place with the results announced 2-3 weeks after the abstract submission deadline.

For detailed instructions on how to submit a conference abstract, follow the instructions provided in this video.

Please check our FAQs pages for further information on how to submit an abstract.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance

Limited financial assistance is provided by the EMBL Advanced Training Centre Corporate Partnership Programme in the form of both registration fee waivers and travel grants

For the BioMalPar conference, some additional Merck registration fee waivers are available. These enable the attendance of doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows from malaria-endemic countries with the purpose of adding to the diversity of experiences represented by participants at the meeting.

Registration fee waiver

The fee waiver will cover the registration sum that you have paid to attend the conference. Your place in the meeting is only confirmed by paying the registration fee, which is mandatory even when receiving a fee waiver.

Travel grant

The travel grant can be used to cover the cost of travel (airfare, train, bus, taxi, accommodation, visa) and is provided up to specified caps which are normally as follows:

– up to €400 for participants travelling to an EMBL Course, EMBL Conference or EMBO|EMBL Symposium from within Europe.
– up to €1000 for participants travelling to an EMBL Course, EMBL Conference or EMBO|EMBL Symposium from outside Europe.

The organisers may reduce the grant cap to accommodate more participants. Recipients will be notified of their travel cap amount when they are informed of the outcome of their application. Original receipts must be provided with your signature for all costs incurred within two months of completion of travel. Scanned copies cannot be accepted.


On-site participants

The financial assistance for onsite participation 7 December 2022. Please note that the deadline for applying for financial assistance for BioMalPar is earlier than the abstract submission deadline. This is to allow successful applicants more time to apply for a travel visa to enter Germany, if needed. In your application you will be asked to answer questions regarding why your lab cannot fund your attendance and how your attendance will make a difference to your career. Application for financial support will not affect the outcome of your registration application. Your abstract will still be considered if you are not awarded financial help and you may still attend on a self-funding basis if you wish.

Virtual participants

If you are attending virtually, you can apply for financial assistance in the submission portal by the abstract deadline.

In your application you will be asked to summarise your current work,  answer questions regarding why your lab cannot fund your attendance, and how your attendance will make a difference to your career. Application for financial support will not affect the outcome of your registration application.


The scientific organisers will select the recipients of all financial assistance. Selection results do not impact your admission to the meeting. Selection is based on scientific merit, your current work or study location, the reasons for needing financial support and the impact this event will have on your career.


Costs will be reimbursed after the meeting only once a reimbursement form and original receipts (from travel costs) have been received.

Further details

View our list of external funding opportunities and information on attending a conference as an event reporter.

For further information about financial assistance please refer to the FAQ page.

Accommodation and shuttles

Accommodation is not included in the conference registration fee.

As further changes in our events are possible due to COVID-19, you should book flights, trains and hotels with flexible options and favourable cancellation conditions.

The hotels below have rooms on hold for participants until Monday 24 April 2023, in some cases at special rates. Please email the hotel directly, quoting the booking code BMP23-01 to confirm the exact price of the room.

Hotel AnlageHotel ibis HeidelbergPremier Inn Heidelberg City
Hotel Bayrischer Hof ISG Hotel Staycity Aparthotel Heidelberg
B&B HotelLeonardo Hotel Heidelberg City CentreSteffi’s Hostel Heidelberg
Exzellenz Hotel Meininger HeidelbergHotel Vier Jahreszeiten Heidelberg
Hotel Holländer Hof Hotel Monpti

Conference shuttle buses

Conference shuttle buses are free of charge for participants, and depart from designated bus stops near the hotels to EMBL and back, mornings and evenings.

The bus stops for this conference are:

  • Kurfürsten-Anlage (Opposite Main Train Station)
  • Hotel Premier, Kurfürsten-Anlage 23
  • Leonardo Hotel (Bergheimer Str.)
  • Neckarmuenzplatz
  • Peterskirche
  • ISG Hotel

Here are the shuttle bus times for this conference.

View Conference shuttle bus stops and hotels in a larger map. Please note that not every bus stop will be used for every event.

Further details

Address: EMBL, Meyerhofstraße 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany. For further information on getting to EMBL Heidelberg visit Public Transportation to the Venue. For information about accommodation and local transportation please refer to the FAQ page.

On-site information


All meals and coffee breaks are included in the registration fee. Our catering staff will prepare a wide variety of vegetarian meals, meat and fish dishes, soups, pasta, fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as a variety of desserts.

Please wear your badge at all times when serving yourself.

No food or drinks are allowed in the auditorium.

Charging lockers

There are lockers available next to the stairs leading down into the Auditorium. You will find some of those equipped with sockets to charge your smartphone/tablet etc.

Electricity and charging station

In most places the electricity is 220 volts AC (50 cycles). An adaptor and a plug that fits the German socket may be needed for your appliances/laptop (i.e. American, Japanese, etc.). A USB charging station for electronic devices is available at the registration desk.

EMBL merchandise

If you are interested in purchasing an EMBL souvenir (products presented in the glass display in the registration area), please ask at the registration desk for more information.

Health and safety notes

Please read EMBL’s COVID-19 safety policy for on-site events.
Do not smoke in any EMBL building.
Eating and drinking is prohibited in the Auditorium and all laboratories.
Do not enter any restricted areas or the laboratories unless instructed to do so.

If first aid is required …

  • The first aid room is located next to the ATC Registration Desk (room 10- 205).
  • Dial the Emergency number 222 from any EMBL internal phone only.
  • Where is the accident? What happened? How many injured?
  • Emergency number 06221-387 7821 from mobile phones.
  • Please report all accidents to the conference officer at the registration desk.

In case of fire …

  • Press the nearest fire alarm button or the Emergency number 222 from any internal phone.
  • A loud fire alarm will go off if an evacuation is required. On hearing the alarm leave the building immediately following the escape route and fire wardens and head to one of the meeting points
  • Do not use the lifts.

Beyond first aid…

Please remember to bring your own medication, if needed, to the conference. Note that the next pharmacy is a 4-minute drive from the EMBL, but for many medications you will be required to see a doctor to get a prescription.

Ensure in advance that your medical insurance will cover you during your visit in the event that you do need to see a doctor while in Heidelberg. In any case, the EMBL Course and Conference Office will assist you to get to the pharmacy and a doctor of your choice if necessary.


Wi-Fi is available everywhere on the premises (no password required), just log on to ATC-Guest. The eduroam network (secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community) is also available.

Lost and found

‘’Lost and Found’’ are kept at the registration desk until the end of the conference.


There are lockers available on-site to store your luggage, which require a 2 EURO coin to operate. There is another luggage room on level E0, which is free to use but remains unlocked during the conference.

Nursing room

There is a nursing room available in the ATC Rooftop Lounge on level A29.


During the conference an EMBL Photographer may be taking photographs. If you would not like to appear in these, please inform the photographer or a member of the Course and Conference Office.


We can help printing your boarding passes/train ticket. Please send it to events@embl.de and collect your print-outs at the registration desk.

Room for prayer, yoga and meditation

There is a room for prayer, mediation and yoga located on level E0 behind the Auditorium. Please be respectful of other participants using the room.


A variety of activities in Heidelberg can be found on the website of Heidelberg Marketing.

Travel to and from the venue

During the event we provide conference shuttle buses to and from EMBL. In addition, there is the public bus 39A that serves the EMBL campus and taxis can be easily booked at any time. Information on the conference shuttle buses can be found on the individual event website and more detailed information on travelling to EMBL can be found on our Travel Information page.

Useful German expressions

GoodbyeAuf Wiedersehen
Good morningGuten Morgen
Good afternoonGuten Tag
Good eveningGuten Abend
Good nightGute Nacht
I’m sorryTut mir leid
Excuse me…Entschuldigen Sie
How are you?Wie gehts?
I’m fine thanks. And you?Mir geht es gut , danke, und dir/Ihnen?
What is your nameWie heisst du? Wie heissen Sie?
My name isIch heisse
Do you speak EnglishSprechen Sie Englisch?
I don’t understandIch verstehe nicht
Please speak more slowlyKönnen Sie bitte langsamer sprechen
Thank youDankeschön
Where is the toilet?Wo ist die Toilette?
Please call me a taxiBitte rufen Sie mir ein Taxi
How do I get to….?Wie komme ich zum/zur…..?
A beer/two beers pleaseEin Bier/zwei Bier bitte
A glass of red/white wine pleaseEin Glas Rot/Weisswein bitte
The menu, pleaseDie Speisekarte, bitte
Is there a local speciality?Gibt es eine Spezialität aus dieser Gegend?
I’m VegetarianIch bin Vegetarier
It was deliciousEs war hervorragend
The bill, pleaseDie Rechnung, bitte
I have a headacheIch habe Kopfschmerzen
I have a sore throatIch habe Halsschmerzen
My stomach hurtsIch habe Magenschmerzen
I’m allergic toIch bin allergisch gegen
I need a doctor who speaks EnglishGibt es einen Arzt, der Englisch spricht?
Virtual Participation

Event platform

We are using EMBL’s event platform for this conference. More information about the platform will be shared ahead of the conference.


  • Do not broadcast the conference to unregistered participants.
  • You are encouraged to tweet and post about the event. Tweet unless the speaker specifically says otherwise, but be mindful of unpublished data. 
  • Please do not capture, transmit or redistribute data presented at the meeting.

Additional information can be found in our Code of Conduct.

Health and well-being

It is important to stay healthy and move around, especially when you are attending an event virtually. We have put together a few coffee break stretches and yoga videos in the conference platform for you to enjoy during the event.

How to ask questions

Please use the Q&A function in the event platform.

If you have any other questions, you can go to the Help Desk in the event platform. Click on ‘more’ on the top menu and click Help Desk. 

Time zone

The programme is planned based on the Europe/Berlin time zone, unless otherwise stated. Please take your time zone into consideration when planning your attendance.

Additional information

Please find additional information including FAQs, terms and conditions, COVID-19 safety policy and travelling to EMBL on our Information for Participants page.

COVID-19 related questions

COVID-19 information for on-site events at EMBL Heidelberg can be found in our COVID-19 FAQs.


Media partners

EMBO Molecular Medicine, an EMBO Press journal

International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Meet the MESA Correspondents that will cover the BioMalPar XIX Conference

The MESA Correspondents are volunteers who report on the latest malaria research from conferences worldwide. The synopses are shared online, enabling people who could not attend the meeting to read about the research discussed. The MESA Correspondents program is a collaboration between MESA and the conference organizers.

Faith Hungwe, Aaron Lartey and Rinter Karimi will cover the sessions. Summaries will be cross-posted online on the MESA Correspondents page and MalariaWorld website.

Sponsorship opportunities

We offer a variety of event sponsoring possibilities, with the flexibility to select a set sponsorship package or combine individual sponsorship options to suit your event budget. Discounts are available for companies sponsoring multiple events at EMBL Heidelberg. View other conferences, or contact sponsorship@embl.de for further information on sponsoring possibilities.

If you are interested in becoming a media partner of this event, please visit our media partnerships webpage.


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Please also note that:

  • EMBL never provides attendee lists for purchase. Any offers of such are fraudulent.
  • EMBL will never call or email you to ask for your credit card details or to request a payment.
  • All payments are on invoice.

Suspicious communications purportedly from, for or on behalf of EMBL should be reported to EMBL at the following email address sponsorship@embl.de.

Media kit

Want to let others know you’re attending this event? Take a look at our shareable media and feel free to use them in your social media channels or presentations.

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Date: 23 - 25 May 2023

Location: EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual

Venue: EMBL Advanced Training Centre


Abstract submission: Closed

Registration (On-site): Closed

Registration (Virtual): Closed


  • Borko Amulic
    University of Bristol, UK
    • Michelle Boyle
      QIMR Berghofer Medical Institute, Australia

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