GEM 2018 Travel Bursary Scheme Open

News article
5 March 2018

The 7th Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria (GEM) conference will take place on 11-13th June 2018 at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton. Applications are invited for the Travel Bursary Scheme - Deadline 3rd April 2018.

The GEM conference provides a common forum for malaria scientists and clinicians at all career stages working at the interface of genome science and technology, clinical and statistical epidemiology and genetics, who are interested in understanding the clinical and biological consequences of genome variation in malaria‐exposed populations. The elimination of malaria is one of the greatest challenges facing modern medical science, and is hindered by growing levels of drug and insecticide resistance and the lack of an effective vaccine. Knowledge of genome variation in the host, parasite and vector populations is important to overcome these and other obstacles to malaria elimination. This year’s conference will focus on our current understanding of transmission models and migration patterns, 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, including host-parasite interactions.

A limited number of travel and registration bursaries are available for researchers from malaria-endemic regions to attend this conference. These have been generously provided by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MRC Centre for Genomics and Global Health and Wellcome Genome Campus Scientific Conferences programme.

To apply, the following documents will need to be sent to the conference organiser:

  • Abstract
  • Covering letter
  • Letter of support from supervisor

More information is available on the conference webpage.

The deadline is 3rd April 2018