Inauguration of the Centre for Malaria Research at Karolinska Institutet
World Malaria Day is commemorated every year on 25 April to highlight the devastating effect malaria still has on global health, but also to pinpoint the ongoing global efforts to control and even eliminate malaria.
Karolinska Institutet has long been a leading academic institution on various aspects of malaria research. We now want to establish a common platform for this endeavour. We would therefore like to cordially invite you to attend the Inauguration of the Centre for Malaria Research in conjunction with a scientific symposium the day before World Malaria Day.
Please confirm your participation by e-mailing to: Martina.Jalava.Lofstedt@ki.se
Mats Wahlgren and Anders Björkman on behalf of the Steering Committee
13.00 Why do we need a Centre for Malaria Research at Karolinska Institutet? Professor Anders Björkman, Chair
13.30 Antimalarial drug resistance, a global threat to malaria control. Professor Philippe Guerin, Oxford University and WWARN (World Wide Antimalarial Resistance Network)
14.15 Coffee break
14.45 Brief talks by scientists of the Centre for Malaria Research
16.00 Malaria Elimination Efforts - challenges and opportunities. Professor Roly Gosling, Lead, Malaria Elimination Group, University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
16.45- 18.30 Refreshments - and a chance to meet and mingle with members of the Centre for Malaria Research