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New from MESA: Volunteer as a MESA Correspondent to report from the "Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria" Conference

February 18, 2020 - 20:06 -- MESA Alliance

The Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA) is seeking three volunteers as MESA Correspondents to report from the "Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria" Conference in the Wellcome Genome Campus, UK, June 08 - 10, 2020.

This year’s conference will focus on our current understanding of transmission models and migration patterns, genomic surveillance and the implications for policies to eradicate malaria. We will also explore resistance to malaria drugs and insecticides, and provide a forum to discuss biological insights from recent advances in malaria genetics.

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:

MESA is currently seeking MESA Correspondents to report from the"Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria" Conference.
The application consists of:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • 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

Researchers or students from malaria-endemic areas are highly encouraged to apply. Please send applications to mesa@isglobal.org asap and no later than March 2nd, 2020. MESA Correspondents will be chosen by the MESA team based on the quality of the applications. Selected MESA Correspondents will be helped to defray the costs of travel (visa if required), meeting registration, and accommodation, but not meals, not taxis and does not offer a per diem.

Only the applicants who are chosen will be notified. Thanks for your interest!

Don't forget to mention MalariaWorld when applying for this position!