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

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BioMalPar XX: biology and pathology of the malaria parasite


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

Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest.

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.

What past participants say about the conference

BioMalPar 2023 encompassed a spectacular range of research spanning basic to translational. The program content was topical and comprehensive, and the overall event was well-organized to achieve a dynamic environment that fuelled great discussions and networking.” – Jacquin Niles, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Participating in Biomalpar XIX has been a great opportunity for a 1st year PhD like me, fresh in malaria field, to see an overall of the research activities and opportunities in that field. I am so grateful that I have met such great and talented scientists in that field.” – Geoff McFadden, MIVEGEC-IRD, France

After a decade working on malaria research, I had heard high opinions of BioMalPar. However, this was my first time attending and clearly exceeded my expectations. Excellent scientific content with a balanced blend of senior and junior scientists. Smoothly organised in a venue that favours networking organically.” – Sarah Auburn, Institute of Cell Biology, University of Bern, Switzerland


Scientific Organisers

Taco Kooij

Radboud University Medical Center

The Netherlands

Emeritus steering group member

Conference Organiser


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Date: 21 - 23 May 2024

Location: EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual

Venue: EMBL Advanced Training Centre


  • Sabrina Absalon
    Indiana University, USA
    • Jess Bryant
      Institut Pasteur, France

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