Save the Date ecard of the Malaria Meeting, March 23-24, 2023
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Thursday, March 23

09:00 am Registration Main entrance
  Welcome coffee Lounge, 3rd floor

Session I: Clinical Epidemiology | Chair: Jürgen May

Time Speaker Affiliation Title
10:00 am Keynote Lecture: Quique Bassat Barcelona, Spain Strategies to improve Malaria outcomes: From the individual patient to the community
10:45 am Victoria Ingham Heidelberg, Germany Insecticide resistance and vector competence: is there a link?
11:00 am Andreas Kudom Cape Coast, Ghana Vector control situation in Cape Coast Ghana: unlocking the human factor in malaria control
11:15 am Nicole Struck Hamburg, Germany Pre- and perinatal determinants of child health and development in the first year of life in Ghana
11:30 am Pride Duve Hamburg, Germany A Mathematical model of malaria disease dynamics with vaccination and influx of infected immigrants

DZIF Session: Clinical research & Translation | Chairs: Michael Ramharter & Ayôla Akim Adegnika

Time Speaker Affiliation Title
11:45 am Keynote Lecture: Timothy Wells Geneva, Switzerland Priorities and new approaches to malaria control and elimination
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch
1:45 pm Ghyslain Mombo-Ngoma Hamburg, Germany The clinical development of next generation antimalarial drugs – current updates
2:00 pm Ayola Akim Adegnika Lambaréné, Gabon Multi-Drug Combination-Therapies to Prevent the Development of Malaria Drug Resistance. The MultiMal study.
2:15 pm Johannes Mischlinger Hamburg, Germany Efficacy and safety of Praziquantel for treatment of Plasmodium falciparum infection in asymptomatic Gabonese adults
2:30 pm Dorothea Ekoka Mbassi Lambaréné, Gabon Efficacy and safety of ivermectin for the treatment of Plasmodium falciparum infections in asymptomatic Gabonese adults
2:45 pm Rolf Fendel Tübingen, Germany PfSPZ Vaccine induces focused humoral immune response malaria-naive and pre-exposed study populations
3:00 – 3:30 pm Coffee break

Session II: Immunology (Part 1) | Chair: Thomas Jacobs

Time Speaker Affiliation Title
3:30 pm Keynote Lecture: Faith Osier London, United Kingdom Mechanisms of Immunity against P.falciparum Malaria
4:15 pm Borko Amulic Bristol, UK Neutrophils as protagonists in malaria pathogenesis
4:30 pm Timo Reiß Aachen, Germany The two faces of FHR-1: How FHR-1 deficiency affects the malaria pathogen Plasmodium falciparum
4:45 pm Christine Hopp Hamburg, Germany Plasmodium infection-induced perturbation of the bone marrow B cell compartment and its impact on malaria immunity
5:00 pm Nishanth Gopala Krishna Hamburg, Germany Sequestration of infected red blood cells and reduced venous efflux precede inflammation in experimental cerebral malaria
5:15 – 7:00 pm Poster session and „Grab a beer“ conference room, new building, 2nd floor
7:00 pm Conference Dinner (Copperhouse)

Friday, March 24

Session II: Immunology (Part 2) | Chair: Christine Hopp

Time Speaker Affiliation Title
9:00 am Mary Lopez-Perez Copenhagen, Denmark Sickle cell trait and naturally acquired immunity to malaria
9:15 am Christiane Steeg Hamburg, Germany Differential expression of co-stimulatory/ co-inhibitory molecules on T cells in children with different forms of severe malaria
9:30 am Henriette Hoffmann-Veltung Copenhagen, Denmark Monoclonal B cell cross-reactivity with allelic variants of VAR2CSA domains following natural exposure to placental malaria
9:45 am Johannes Brandi Hamburg, Germany Expression of co-inhibitory molecules on CD8+ T cells is a sign for increased functionality in acute experimental Malaria
10:00 am Lea Kaminski Hamburg, Germany The composition of different regulatory PD-1+FoxP3-CD4+ T cell subsets in malaria patients might influence the outcome of disease
10:15 – 10:45 pm Coffee break

Session III: Molecular Medicine and Parasitology | Chairs: Iris Bruchhaus & Anna Bachmann

Time Speaker Affiliation Title
10:45 am Keynote Lecture: Volker Heussler Bern, Switzerland The Plasmodium Parasitophorous Vacuole Membrane: from Autophagic Targeting to Signaling Platform
11:15 am Alyssa Ingmundson Berlin, Germany The host isoprenoid synthesis pathway is required for Plasmodium liver-stage development
11:30 am Lars Hviid Copenhagen, Denmark The rapid and spontaneous post-partum clearance of Plasmodium falciparum is related to expulsion of the placenta
11:45 am Kapil Pareek Erlangen, Germany Investigating the effect of parasite density on parasite metabolism and epigenetic modifications
12:00 pm Joachim Matz Hamburg, Germany The role of Plasmodium V-ATPase in vacuolar physiology and antimalarial drug uptake
12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Vitória Baptista Braga, Portugal Plasmodium falciparum heme species dynamics under antimalarial exposure
1:30 pm Myriam Jeninga Erlangen, Germany The bromodomain protein PfBDP1 is a central coordinator of the transcriptional program during gametocytogenesis in P. falciparum
1:45 pm Yannick Höppner Hamburg, Germany Impact of increasing host immunity on P. falciparum var gene expression
2:00 pm Yifan Wu Hamburg, Germany Human brain endothelial cell activation during Plasmodium falciparum infection
2:15 – 2:45 pm Coffee break
2:45 pm François Korbmacher Barcelona, Spain Stem cell-derived microvascular infection models for cerebral malaria studies
3:00 pm Alexandros Hadjulaou Hamburg, Germany Brain endothelial necroptosis influences the outcome of cerebral malaria
3:15 pm Nahla Metwally Hamburg, Germany Role of endothelial cells and miRNA in the pathogenesis of human malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum infection
3:30 pm Farewell address / end of 15th Malaria Meeting

Registration & Abstract Submission

You can register and submit abstracts via our registration form. Registration is closed since February 10th.


  • Non-members: 150 Euro
  • Members: 100 Euro
  • Students: 50 Euro
  • Conference dinner: 30 Euro

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23 March, 10 am - 24 March, 4 pm
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