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MIM 2013 Durban

News & updates on the 2013 MIM conference in durban.

MIM2013 - Meet our Plenary Speakers: Dr Robert D Newman

August 23, 2013 - 09:19 -- MalariaWorld Events

Dr Robert D. Newman is a pediatrician and Director of the Global Malaria Programme at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland.  As Country Coordinator of Health Alliance International in Mozambique in the late 1990s, he was astounded at the human toll of malaria in Africa.  He has dedicated the last 15 years to combating the disease, first at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and since 2009, at WHO.

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MIM2013 - Meet our Plenary Speakers: Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré

August 21, 2013 - 19:59 -- MalariaWorld Events

Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré brings to the RBM Partnership a wealth of expertise in maternal and child health, malaria control and health systems strengthening, as well as significant leadership experience in facilitating global, regional and country-level partnerships.

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MIM2013 - Conference Newsletter 16 August 2013

August 19, 2013 - 18:36 -- MalariaWorld Events

The latest news from the MIM Secretariat. Read about important dates, plenary speakers, and a pre-conference workshop in the attached MIM Update of 16 August 2013. Feel free to share this information with your fellow colleagues. 

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MIM2013 - Meet our Plenary Speakers: Dr Abdisalan Mohamed Noor

August 14, 2013 - 11:42 -- MalariaWorld Events

Dr Abdisalan Mohamed Noor (PhD) is a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at the Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KEMRI-WTRP) in Nairobi.  His areas of research include access to health care, mapping of malaria transmission, populations at risk and the coverage and impact of malaria control interventions in Africa.

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MIM2013 - Meet our Plenary Speakers: Prof Alister Craig

August 14, 2013 - 10:22 -- MalariaWorld Events

Alister Craig graduated in Genetics from Edinburgh University in 1981 and obtained his PhD in Molecular Biology from Leicester University in 1984.  He spent the next two years as an EMBO Fellow at EMBL in Heidelberg followed by two years as an ICRF Fellow in London working on developing techniques for genome analysis.

He subsequently worked for ten years at the Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford on malaria before joining the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 1999. In 2011 he was one of the first recipients of the Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator awards.

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MIM2013 - Meet our Plenary Speakers: Prof Hilary Ranson

August 14, 2013 - 09:36 -- MalariaWorld Events

Professor Hilary Ranson is Head of the Department of Vector Biology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK, one of the largest departments of its kind, with research strengths in malaria, neglected tropical diseases and monitoring and evaluation.  Professor Ranson’s own research focuses on the control of mosquito borne disease and, in particular, the use of insecticides in vector control.  She is internationally renowned for her work on insecticide resistance and has contributed her technical expertise to a range of WHO scientific advisory boards and is a technical advisor to the Innovative Vector Control Consortium.

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MIM2013 - Meet our Plenary Speakers: Prof Kelly Chibale

August 8, 2013 - 11:52 -- MalariaWorld Events

Prof Kelly Chibale joined the University of Cape Town (UCT) as a lecturer in 1996 and became a full Professor of Organic Chemistry in 2007. A year later he was warded a Tier 1 South Africa Research Chair in Drug Discovery under the South Africa Research Chairs Initiative. In 2009, Prof Chibale founded the South African Medical Research Council's Drug Discovery and Development Research Unit at UCT and was elected a Life Fellow of UCT and a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa.

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MIM2013 - Meet our Plenary Speakers: Prof Dominic Kwiatkowski

August 7, 2013 - 22:10 -- MalariaWorld Events

Dominic Kwiatkowski holds a joint appointment as Professor of Genomics and Global Health at Oxford University, and as head of the Malaria Programme at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute near Cambridge, UK.  He is Director of the MRC Centre for Genomics and Global Health, which is a joint research programme of Oxford University and the Sanger Institute.

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MIM2013 - Meet our Plenary Speakers: Prof Kiaran Kirk

August 6, 2013 - 20:50 -- MalariaWorld Events

Prof Kiaran Kirk is Director of the Australian National University’s Research School of Biology.  He carried out his PhD in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Sydney (1985-1988). From 1989 he worked at the Oxford University Laboratory of Physiology where he held an Oxford Nuffield Medical Fellowship, the Staines Medical Research Fellowship (Exeter College) and a Lister Institute Senior Research Fellowship.

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MIM2013 - Pre-conference Workshop: Career Opportunities for African Malaria Researchers

August 2, 2013 - 16:28 -- MalariaWorld Events
EVIMalaR Workshop: Career Opportunities for African Malaria Researchers
Location: Durban Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa
Date: Sunday 6th October 2013
To have a debate on how best to increase research positions/research funding for high quality malaria research at African institutions by African Scientists.
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