The Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA) is seeking three volunteers as MESA Correspondents to report from the EMBL Conference BioMalPar XVII - Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite to be held virtually on May 25 - 27, 2021.
The 17th BioMalPar conference follows the success of previous years, building on the foundations of the EU-funded Networks of Excellence EviMalaR and BioMalPar that, for one and a half decades, have brought together malaria researchers from around the world to present and share recent ground-breaking findings on fundamental malaria research in an integrated and highly collaborative environment.
The MESA Correspondent volunteers report on the latest in malaria research from conferences around the world. The synopses are shared online, enabling people who could not attend the meeting to read about the latest advances. Readers can also receive the reports in their inbox by subscribing to the MESA newsletter. The MESA Correspondents Programme is a collaboration between MESA and the conference organizers.
Previous examples include:
- 1st Women in Malaria (WiM) Conference 2021
- Virtual Keystone Symposia "Malaria in the Era of COVID-19"
- ASTMH 2020 Annual Meeting (Virtual)
- BioMalPar 2020 - Virtual
The application to become a MESA Correspondent for the EMBL Conference BioMalPar XVII - Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite, consists of:
- Motivation statement (100-word limit) indicating which areas of malaria you have knowledge of.
- Synopsis of one of these videos (200-word limit)
- Investigating the magnitude and drivers of residual malaria transmission in Zanzibar, speaker: Khamis Haji, Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program, Tanzania link
- Protective efficacy of a spatial repellent against malaria infections in children: recent evidence from a clinical trial in Indonesia, speaker: Din Syafruddin, Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology, Indonesia, link
- Tracking the local and regional spread of Plasmodium falciparum in low transmission settings of Africa, link
- Reactive case detection with targeted mass drug administration: Interrupting malaria transmission and achieving elimination beyond intervention areas in northwestern Peru, link
The opportunity to be a correspondent is open to everyone, but researchers or students from malaria-endemic areas are highly encouraged to apply. Please send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org asap and no later than May 17th, 2021. MESA Correspondents will be chosen by the MESA team based on the quality of the applications.