Issue 4 - Data releases, GEM registration & more

11 February 2016
Prof Gil McVean presenting the Pf3k project at the Infectious Disease Genomics Conference. Photo credit: Rachel Giacomantonio.

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In this issue:


  • A message from Prof Dominic Kwiatkowski


  • Latest Pf3k data release includes nearly 2 million variants


  • P. vivax Genome Variation project makes first data release to partners


  • An interview with Nadira Karunaweera, Head of Department of Parasitology at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka


  • Call for abstracts: GEM2016


  • WHO World Malaria Report online

Recent publications

  • Links to the latest malaria publications

Malaria in the media

  • Reuters – Malaria treatment fails in Cambodia because of drug resistance: researchers
  • npr – Obama's Upbeat Message About Ending Malaria Omits Discouraging Signs
  • BBC News – Drug-resistant malaria can infect African mosquitoes
  • BBC News – Nobel-winning drug 'tackles malaria'
  • The Guardian – UK sets up £1bn fund to combat malaria and other infectious diseases
  • BBC News – Mutant mosquitoes 'resist malaria'