[TDR] Harvard University Symposium on "The future of Malaria Research"

12 Apr
Published by gtaylor

From WHO's TDR mailing list:

-for tropical disease researchers & friends: "tdr-scientists list"

Please find below a message from Harvard University


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As part of Harvard University's greater research and teaching efforts,
it is our pleasure to cordially invite you to attend a Symposium titled,
"The Future of Malaria Research: Genomics, Vaccines and Beyond."

Hosted by Dean Barry Bloom, the event will be held on April 25, 2007 in
commemoration of Africa Malaria Day and National DNA Day from 12:30 to
5:30 at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA. This event
will gather experts to help identify scientific problems and approaches
to accelerate interdisciplinary research in areas with the most
potential to reduce malaria burden in the developing world.

This public Symposium will serve as a forum to discuss and explore novel
research approaches to the amelioration of malaria in the developing
world - a disease which now claims over a million lives a year. We are
pleased to provide a live webcast of the Malaria Symposium (physical
presentations and presentation slides) for all to view. By webcasting
this event, we hope to reach a wider global audience who may not be able
to attend personally. For information on speakers and presentations,
visit the event web site.

Feel free to share this information with others and/or include this on
your online calendar of Africa Malaria Day events.

We hope you are able to join us for this important event and look
forward to seeing you on April 25. Registration is open at

(*Registration is ONLY required to attend the event in person,
individuals that wish to view the event via webcast may visit the
website for detailed information on the day of the event).


Eric S. Lander, PhD
Founding Director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Co-chair, Harvard University's Global Infectious Diseases Program

Dyann F. Wirth, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Co-chair, Harvard University's Global Infectious Diseases Program

Please direct general inquiries to:

Carmen Mejia
Global Infectious Diseases Program Officer
Harvard Initiative for Global Health
Tel. 617/432-6758
E-mail: cmejia@hsph.harvard.edu

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