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DZIF Seminar Series

as of 2021 organized by our group leader Victoria Ingham


Please note that due to COVID-19 the seminar takes place online on the last Monday of a month at 12h00 or 17h00 Central European Time (mostly):
Date Guest Speaker Home Institution Title of the Talk
08.06.21 Joachim Matz The Francis Crick Institute, London, Great Britain Mechanisms of heme biomineralisation in the malaria parasite
31.05.21 Sunil Parikh Yale University, USA Ivermectin to reduce malaria transmission in Burkina Faso - early results from a cluster-randomized trial
26.04.21 Robyn Kent University of Vermont, USA The stage specific roles of motility in T. Gondii
06.04.21 Carola Schäfer Bernhard-Nocht-Institute, Hamburg, Germany A humanised mouse model to test antibody-based interventions against relapsing malaria
22.02.21 Flaminia Catteruccia Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, USA Breaking up Anopheles-Plasmodium interactions for malaria elimination
25.01.21 David Pigott Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, USA Data for Modelling COVID-19 and implications for data on Global Health Security


We are happy to announce the restart of the seminar series for 7 September 2020! Please note that due to COVID-19 the seminar goes virtual.
Date Guest Speaker Home Institution Title of the Talk
14.12.20 Elizabeth Egan Stanford University School of Medicine, USA Deciphering the role of the red cell in Plasmodium falciparum malaria
08.12.20 Sunil Parikh School of Public Health, Yale University, USA Optimizing artemisinin-combination therapies to maximize efficacy and limit resistance
01.12.20 Matthias Garten National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA Segregation of function at the host-red blood cell – malaria parasite interface: protein, solute and lipid transporters in domains at contact sites
16.11.20 Chris Moxon Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology, University of Glasgow, Great Britain How might we put the breaks on blood brain barrier breakdown in cerebral malaria
03.11.20 Silvia Kariuki KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya Mechanism of protection against severe malaria conferred by the Dantu blood group variant
19.10.20 Muhammad Asghar Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden Long-term hidden cost of infections
06.10.20 Victoria Ingham Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Great Britain The complexity of insecticide resistance in Anopheline vectors
21.09.20 Marta Maia KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya Near infrared spectroscopy for sporozoite detection in mosquitoes
07.09.20 Tovi Lehmann National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Rockville, USA A high, mosquito eye view on malaria and the African mosquito-borne diseasome
Seminar series suspended between March - August 2020 due to social distancing regulations in connection with COVID-19. Seminar restart in September via webinar platform Zoom.
14.02.20 Michaela Petter University Hospital Erlangen, Germany The epigenome of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes 


Date Guest Speaker Home Institution Title of the Talk
12.12.19 Melissa Penny Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland Development and deployment of novel malaria interventions: the role of modelling and simulation
29.11.19 Miguel Soares Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal Metabolic adaptation as a defense strategy against infection
14.11.19 Amulic Borko School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol, Great Britain Neutrophil regulation of Plasmodium sequestration and immunopathology
17.10.19 Alfred Cortés iSGlobal, Barcelona, Spain Sexual conversion in malaria parasites: the epigenetic mark, the transcription factor and the target genes
10.10.19 Catherine Merrick University of Cambridge, Great Britain The many cycles of Plasmodium falciparum: DNA replication & cell cycling in an unusual protozoan
12.09.19 Thomas Otto University of Glasgow, Great Britain Computational approaches to study the evolution of var genes in Plasmodium
30.08.19 Carolina Barillas Mury National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Rockville, USA Plasmodium evasion of mosquito immunity enhances malaria transmission
13.06.19 Matthias Marti University of Glasgow, Great Britain Revisiting malaria transmission: from biology to translation 
06.06.19 Joana Carneiro da Silva Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA Genomics of whole organism vaccine-induced protection 
09.05.19 Rogerio Amino Institut Pasteur, Paris, France Protective cytotoxic antibodies target malaria parasites in the host skin
11.04.19 Hedda Wardemann German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg, Germany Human B cell memory to Plasmodium falciparum Circumsporozoite Protein
21.03.19 Ayola Akim Adegnika Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné, Gabon Fast track development of malaria vaccine in malaria endemic area using CHMI in Lambarene, Gabon
14.03.19 Maryse Lebrun University of Montpellier, France Insights into the secretion machine of virulence factors in apicomplexan parasites
28.02.19 Marcel Deponte University of Kaiserslautern, Germany The oxidative stress hypothesis in malaria research: facts and fiction
14.02.19 Moritz Treeck The Crick Institute, London, Great Britain Species-specific virulence factors in human Malaria: Expansion and export of a kinase family in Plasmodium falciparum
10.01.19 Mathieu Brochet University of Geneva, Switzerland Taking life changing decisions in ten seconds - calcium signalling in malaria parasites


Date Guest Speaker Home Institution Title of the Talk
13.12.18 Sam Wassmer LSHTM, Great Britain Linking sequestration, vascular dysfunction, and brain swelling in cerebral malaria
08.11.18 Marcelo Urbano Ferreira  Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo, Brazil Naturally acquired antibodies and clinical immunity to Plasmodium vivax malaria
11.10.18 Catherine Lavazec Institut Cochin, Paris, France Targeting erythrocyte mechanical properties to block malaria parasite transmission
13.09.18 Erica Pasini Biomedical Primate Research Center, The Netherlands Non-human primates in malaria research - Using ‘omics to study parasite-host interactions
09.05.18 Miguel Prudencio Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal Pre-Clinical and Early Clinical Evaluation of a Plasmodium berghei Sporozoite-Based Malaria Vaccine
12.04.18 Stéphanie Blandin Strasbourg University, France  
08.02.18 Elena Levashina Max-Planck Institute, Berlin, Germany Dynamics of malaria infections in Anopheles mosquitoes
11.01.18 Laurent Dembele Bamako University, Mali Relapsing Malaria Liver Stage Model Enabling Novel Drug Discovery Against Hypnozoite


Date Guest Speaker Home Institution Title of the Talk
14.12.17 Steffen Borrmann University of Tübingen, Germany Malaria - still more questions than answers
05.10.17 Miles Davenport Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity, UNSW Sydney, Australia Host-pathogen interactions in malaria