Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria

05 - 08 June 2016Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Bursary Deadline Closed
  • Abstract Deadline Closed
  • Registration Deadline Closed

  • Summary

    We are pleased to announce the 6th Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria
    conference. This meeting provides a common forum for malaria scientists
    and clinicians working at the interface of genome science and technology,
    epidemiology, and statistical and population genetics, with an interest
    in understanding the clinical and biological consequences of genome
    variation in malaria-exposed populations.

    This year’s conference will explore the genomic epidemiology of the host,
    vector and parasite, highlighting the practical relevance to malaria
    control and elimination, including anti-malarial drug resistance,
    insecticide resistance, vaccine design, epidemiological modelling and
    mechanisms of protective immunity.

  • Programme

    The conference will start at approximately 12:00 on Sunday, 5 June and
    close with the conference dinner on Tuesday, 7 June with departures on
    Wednesday morning, 8 June 2016.

    The following topics will be covered:

    • Genomic variation
    • Genomic epidemiology of the host, parasite and vector
    • Epidemiology modelling
    • Drug resistance
    • Vector biology
    • Tools for control and elimination
    • Host-parasite interactions
    • Capacity building
  • Organisers / Speakers

    Scientific programme committee
    Philip Bejon KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme,
    Abdoulaye Djimde
    University of Science Techniques &
    Technologies of Bamako, Mali
    Arjen Dondorp
    Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit,
    Dominic Kwiatkowski
    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute &
    University of Oxford, UK
    Mara Lawniczak
    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
    Bronwyn MacInnis
    Broad Institute, USA
    Dyann Wirth
    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA

    Confirmed speakers

    Sarah Auburn Menzies School of Health
    Research, Australia
    Gordon Awandare
    University of Ghana, Ghana
    Gavin Band, University of Oxford, UK
    Alyssa Barry Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical
    Research, Australia
    Zbynek Bozdech Nanyang Technological University,
    Austin Burt Imperial College London, UK
    Ian Cheeseman Texas Biomedical Research Institute,
    David Conway London School of Hygiene and Tropical
    Medicine, UK
    Abdoulaye Djimde University of Science, Techniques and
    Technologies of Bamako, Mali
    Arjen Dondorp Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research
    Unit, Thailand
    Philip Eckhoff Institute for Disease Modeling, USA
    Rick Fairhurst NIAID, NIH, USA
    Daniel Hupalo New York University, USA
    Jonathan Juliano University of North Carolina School of
    Medicine, USA
    Melissa Kapulu KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme,
    Tovi Lehmann NIAID, NIH, USA
    Didier Menard Institute Pasteur, Cambodia
    Alistair Miles University of Oxford, UK
    Alfred Amambua Ngwa MRC Gambia Unit, The Gambia
    Chris Ockenhouse New York University, UA
    Dave Smith University of Oxford, UK
    Brandy St. Laurent NIH NIAID, USA
    Venkatachalam Udhayakumar Centers for Disease Control
    and Prevention, USA
    Wesley Wong Harvard University, USA

    Further speakers to be announced shortly.

    Conference organiser
    Jemma Beard Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

  • Registration / Accommodation

    Registration Fees:

    Student No accommodation £334.00
    Student On site twin accommodation £483.00
    Student On site single accommodation £577.00
    Academic No accommodation £434.00
    Academic On site twin accommodation £583.00
    Academic On site single accommodation £677.00
    Commercial No accommodation £534.00
    Commercial On site twin accommodation £683.00
    Commercial On site single accommodation £777.00

    The registration fee includes entrance to the lectures and poster
    sessions, an abstract book, meals (lunch and dinner) and refreshments
    during the conference. Breakfast will be provided for delegates who have
    booked accommodation.

    Registration deadline: Closed

    Accommodation is provided for the nights of 5, 6 & 7 June
    . Please note: there is limited onsite accommodation and
    this will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore,
    early registration is recommended.

    If you wish to book onsite accommodation either side of the conference
    dates, please contact the Conference Centre directly.

    There will be a professional photographer present at the GEM meeting.
    Therefore, please note that any photographs taken at the GEM meeting may
    be shown to the general public in all forms of media including all forms
    of publications, journals, on-line publications, websites conference
    materials and social media and that this could be distributed anywhere in
    the world. While there is no certainty that the material will be selected
    for use in publications or displays, attendance or participation in the
    GEM meeting constitutes consent to the this use with no expectation of
    compensation.  A copy will be archived with MalariaGEN.

    Travel visas
    Contact the conference organiser if you require a letter to support a
    travel visa application. Please note: letters will only be provided to
    confirmed registrants.

    Non-European Economic Area or Swiss nationals may be required to have a
    visa to enter the UK. 
    Early application is strongly advised, as this process can take 6-8 weeks
    or longer.

    Please visit the following websites for further information:
    UK Border Agency website:

    Information for general visitors and business visitors:

  • Abstracts

    We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the
    meeting, for both oral and poster presentations. Several oral
    presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

    Abstracts will only be considered from registered delegates. Please use our online abstract submission system and follow the instructions given to ensure your abstract is submitted correctly. All abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. If you are intending to submit more than one abstract, please contact the conference organiser prior to registration.

    The scientific programme committee will assess your abstract after the
    deadline has passed and you will be notified whether you have been
    selected for an oral or poster presentation.

    Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0-
    portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the
    conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the

    Abstract deadline: Closed

    Abstract guidelines can be viewed here.

  • Bursaries

    Bursaries are available from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, MRC Centre for
    Genomics and Global Health and Wellcome Genomic Genome Campus Scientific
    Conferences programme.

    Bursary Deadline: Closed

  • Sponsors

    We thank the following organisations for their support: