Issue 7 - Data releases in all three malaria genomes & more

6 February 2017

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The next Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria Conference will be held at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton, UK, from 11-13 June 2018.


  • New insights into the effect of G6PD deficiency in P. falciparum malaria
  • Genetic markers found for piperaquine resistance in Cambodia

Data releases

  • Ag1000G makes incremental release
  • Pf Community Project makes data release to partners
  • P. vivax Genome Variation project makes data release to partners
  • Association test summary statistics available for 3 populations


  • 60 seconds with... Dr Deus Ishengoma
  • New Year's Honours 2017: Prof Sir Nicholas White appointed the Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
  • Professor Kevin Marsh recognised for contributions to health in Africa


  • WHO report 2016 online
  • WHO publishes GMS malaria elimination strategy
  • ASTMH announces new leadership team and medal winners
  • The Global Health network: new eLearning course

Upcoming events

  • Gordon Research Conference 2017
  • 6th International Conference on P. vivax research
  • International Summit in Human Genetics and Genomics

Recent publications

  • Links to the latest malaria publications

Malaria in the media

  • Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute – the blog: In search of the hidden reservoir of malaria. By Arthur Talman.
  • BBC Health News: Malaria drugs fail for first time on patients in UK
  • The Guardian: Progress on malaria deaths at risk without big boost in funding, UN warns
  • Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute: Prime Minister opened £42M Biodata Innovation Centre and new Sequencing Facility
  • World Health Organization: WHO welcomes global health funding for malaria vaccine
  • BBC News: Malaria drugs' complete failure tracked
  • GatesNotes: No Mercy for the Mosquito (video)
  • Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute – the blog: Companion: a new tool to generate and visualize annotation of parasite genomes. By Sascha Steinbiss & Thomas Otto.