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E-interview with Dr. Badria El-Sayed (Sudan, 1969)

July 4, 2010 - 18:54 -- Bart G.J. Knols

Dr. El-Sayed is currently working at the Tropical Medicine Research Institute (TMRI) in Khartoum, Sudan where she leads the malaria research group. She is responsible for managing malaria research projects, availing national and international financial support for research activities, seeking financial and technical support for rehabilitation and capacity building of the laboratories.

Publishing in 2010: Are we ready for Open Access 2.0?

June 13, 2010 - 19:49 -- Bart G.J. Knols

If you work as a malaria researcher, you publish your work in professional magazines. To inform your colleagues around the world about your findings. And the higher (in terms of impact factor) the journal you publish in, the more your work will be valued. But what's more important, the contribution of the work towards solving the malaria problem or a high impact factor?

Guest Editorial: On naming the Anopheles gambiae M and S forms

June 10, 2010 - 20:44 -- Bart G.J. Knols

This guest editorial was submitted to MalariaWorld by Prof. Maureen Coetzee, Nora Besansky, Alessandra della Torre and Rick Wilkerson.

Comments are invited, please post these directly in the forum section.

Tools, tools, tools...but what about strategy?

May 30, 2010 - 11:26 -- Bart G.J. Knols

As part of the TH!NK3 blogging competition 'Developing World', I wrote an article last week titled 'The man who saved Brazil'. It was the 11th article I wrote for this endeavour, and I see it as my most important one till now. It is the one I sincerely hope you will read. And let me know how you feel about it.

Coming soon: The Fever

May 17, 2010 - 20:41 -- Bart G.J. Knols

Every so often a book appears about malaria. About its history, great discoveries, and the historic and current battle against it. But sometimes there's a book that goes the extra mile by providing a critical outside view on what we all try to accomplish. This is what you get when reading 'The Fever: How malaria has ruled humankind for 500,000 years', written by Sonia Shah.

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