Issue 6 - New data releases, GEM pictures & more

29 September 2016
Screen capture of <i>P. vivax</i> Genome Variation Project web application.

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In this issue:


  • Monitoring P. vivax reveals evolving drug resistance and infection history
  • Understanding historical population movements in the study of malaria
  • Genetic variation in parasite crosses


  • P. vivax Genome Variation Project makes first public release
  • Pf3k makes pilot phase data available open access


  • An interview with Prof Tom Williams, Professor of Haemoglobinopathy, Imperial College, London
  • An interview with Dr Richard Maude, Head of Malaria Epidemiology at the Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit (MORU) and Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford
  • The Announcement of RSTMH 2016 Medals and Awards
  • A Protocol for leucocyte depletion using MN2100ff cellulose columns


  • Call for applications: DELGEME fellowship opportunities
  • Publication of WHO malaria terminology
  • Dr Pedro Alonso, Director of the WHO Global Malaria Programme in Geneva: publication of WHO bi-annual letter 


  • ASTMH 2016
  • GEM 2016

Recent publications

  • Links to the latest malaria publications

Malaria in the media

  • CNN: Does this doctor hold the secret to ending malaria? Prof Adrian Hill talks about his work on a malaria vaccine.
  • University of Oxford – Genetic study shows how malaria mutations beat treatments.
  • Malaria Consortium video – Beating malaria: mobilising support for a malaria-free future.
  • Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute – Monitoring malaria parasite reveals evolving drug resistance and infection history. 
  • Wellcome Trust Sanger institute-the blog – Companion: a new tool to generate and visualize annotation of parasite genomes.
  • The Conversation – Genetic studies reveal diversity of early human populations – and pin down when we left Africa.