1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arrival and Check-in
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Introductory Comments by GRC Staff / Welcome and Introduction from the Chairs
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Advances in Malaria Immunology
Rafael Polidoro (Indiana University School of Medicine, United States)
3:15 pm - 3:25 pm
Nick Dooley (QIMR Berghofer, Australia) "Malaria Drives Unique Regulatory Responses Across Multiple Immune Cells during Human Infection"
3:25 pm - 3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 3:40 pm
Jason Nideffer (Stanford University, United States) "The Pediatric CD4+ T Cell Response to Malaria"
3:40 pm - 3:45 pm
3:45 pm - 3:55 pm
Carolina Andrade (Radboudumc, The Netherlands) "Targeting
Plasmodium Falciparum Sporozoites: Generation of Non-CSP Monoclonal Antibodies from Immunized Volunteers"
3:55 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
From Host-Pathogen Interactions to Novel Molecular Tools and Model Systems
Francois Korbmacher (EMBL Barcelona, Spain)
5:30 pm - 5:40 pm
Camilla V Pires (University of South Florida, United States) "
Plasmodium falciparum Genes Linked to Survival in Sickle-Trait Cells"
5:40 pm - 5:45 pm
5:45 pm - 5:55 pm
Olivia Bednarski (Indiana University School of Medicine, United States) "Species-Level Analysis of Stool Bacteria in Ugandan Children Reveals Association with Clinical Presentation of Severe Malaria"
5:55 pm - 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 6:10 pm
Charalampos Attipa (The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom) "Malaria Induces Irregular Emergency Granulopoiesis in the Bone Marrow and Release of Pro-Inflammatory Low-Density Neutrophils with Increased Netotic Capacity in Cerebral Malaria"
6:10 pm - 6:15 pm
6:15 pm - 6:25 pm
Adnan Gopinadhan (Indiana University School of Medicine, United States) "A Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Model of the Blood-Brain Barrier in Cerebral Malaria"
6:25 pm - 6:30 pm
6:30 pm - 6:40 pm
Melanie Dietrich (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia) "Blocking Interactions of
Plasmodium Falciparum 6-Cysteine Proteins Using Inhibitory Nanobodies"
6:40 pm - 6:45 pm
6:45 pm - 6:55 pm
Bhagyashree Deshmukh (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, India) "Assessing the Efficiency of Multi-Protein Chimeric Antigens Targeting the Blood Stage of
Plasmodium Falciparum Using Microfluidic Systems"
6:55 pm - 7:00 pm
7:00 pm - 7:10 pm
Priyanka Bansal (Seattle Children's Research Institute, United States) "Host Targeted Kinase Inhibitors as a Drug Candidate with Dual Anti-Parasitic and Protective Blood Brain Barrier Activity against Cerebral Malaria"
7:10 pm - 7:15 pm
7:15 pm - 7:25 pm
Rui Ma (National Institute of Health, United States) "Structure-based Design of VAR2CSA and a Cocktail Strategy for a Placental Malaria Vaccine"
7:25 pm - 7:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 am
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Vector Biology, Transmission, and Vector Control
Godfred Yaw Boanyah (International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya / University of Witwatersrand, Kenya)
9:00 am - 9:10 am
Sara Lynn Blanken (RadboudUMC Nijmegen, The Netherlands) "Plasmodium Falciparum Gametocyte Production in Relation to Genetic Marker Expression and Mosquito Exposure: A Longitudinal Follow-Up Study in Burkina Faso"
9:10 am - 9:15 am
9:15 am - 9:25 am
Tanwee Das De (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, India) "Chronobiology of Mosquitoes Olfaction: Understanding the Differential Molecular Rhythm and Perireceptor Events of Diurnal and Nocturnal Mosquitoes"
9:25 am - 9:30 am
9:30 am - 9:40 am
Christine Markwalter (Duke University, United States) "Quantifying Female Anopheline Biting Bias in a Community Setting with High Transmission of
Plasmodium falciparum in Western Kenya"
9:40 am - 9:45 am
9:45 am - 9:55 am
Nancy Matowo (National Institute for Medical Research and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Tanzania) "Entomological Findings from a cRTC Assessing the Effectiveness of Dual Active Ingredients Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) Compared to Pyrethroid-Only Llins in North-Western Tanzania"
9:55 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:10 am
Idris Otun (Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria) "Sustainable Approaches to Malaria Control: A Case Study of a Community-Led Intervention Targeting Young Populations as Source Reduction Activists in Underserved Communities of South-West Nigeria"
10:10 am - 10:15 am
10:15 am - 10:25 am
Nourou Barry (IRSS/UNB, Burkina Faso) "Motivations and Expectations Driving Community Participation in Entomological Research Projects: Target Malaria as a Case Study in Bana, Western Burkina Faso"
10:25 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 10:40 am
Christian Atta-Obeng (National Malaria Elimination Program - Ghana, Ghana) "Trends in Insecticide Resistance and Implication for Malaria Control in Ghana"
10:40 am - 10:45 am
10:45 am - 10:55 am
Amelia Ford (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom) "PDI-Trans: A Potential Target for Transmission Blocking in Malaria"
10:55 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mentorship Component: Career Panel and Discussion
Mayimuna Nalubega (QIMR Berghofer - The University of Queensland, Australia)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Career Panel and Discussion
Ashley Birkett (PATH, United States)
Jean-Luc Bodmer (The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, United States)
Julia Makinde (BenevolentAI , United Kingdom)
Elena Levashina (Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Germany)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Complete the GRS Evaluation Forms; Election of Future Chair(s)