Malaria in the 21st Century

Program Agenda and Videos
November 21, 2008

Morning Session

8:00 a.m. - Arrival and Breakfast in Atrium at the Beckman Center

9:00 a.m. - Welcome and Introduction by Frank Meyskens and Opening Remarks by Chancellor Michael Drake

9:10 a.m. - Program Overview by Anthony A. James (View Video)

THEME I: Modern Perspectives on Malaria (Moderator A.A. James)

9:30 a.m. - "Designing and Mining (Pathogen) Genome Databases" by David Roos, University of Pennsylvania
(View Video)

9:55 a.m. - "The IVCC: Breaking Down the Barriers to Innovation in Vector Control" by Thomas Mclean, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (View Video)

10:20 a.m. - "Understanding Humoral Immunity Against Malaria in Africa" by Philip Feigner, University of California, Irvine (View Video)

10:45 a.m. - Break

THEME II: Vaccine Development (Moderator Guiyun Van)

11:00 a.m. - "Prospects for a Malaria Vaccine" by Joseph M.Vinetz, UC San Diego School of Medicine
(View Video)

11:25 a.m. - "Back to the Future: Live Attenuated Malaria Vaccines by Design" by Stefan Kappe, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute (View Video)

11:50 a.m. - Lunch

THEME III: Vector Biology (Moderator Dele Ogunseitan)

1:00 p.m. - "Malaria Epidemics in Western Kenya Highlands: Mechanisms and
Translational Research" by Guiyun Yan, University of California, Irvine (View Video)

1:25 p.m. - "Genetic Engineering of Pathogen Resistance in Vector Mosquitoes" by Anthony A. James, University of California, Irvine (View Video)

THEME IV: Global Eradication of Malaria (Moderator A.A. James)

1:50 p.m. - "Global Malaria Eradication: Challenges for Science" by Kate Aultman, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (View Video)

2:30 p.m. - Break

2:45 p.m. - International Panel Discussion: Science in Action: Prospects for the Future (Moderator: Anthony A. James, University of California, Irvine) (View Video)

  • Panel Participants:
    • Jetsumon Sattabongkot Prachumsri
      Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, Burapha Univeristy, Chonburi, Thailand
    • John I. Githure
      Head, Human Health Division, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (IClPE), Nairobi, Kenya
    • Andrew K. Githeko
      Head, Climate and Human Health Research Unit, Center for Global Health Research, Kenya
    • Pilarita N. Tongol-Rivera
      Professor and Chair, Department of Parasitology, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines, Manila
    • Hans R. Herren
      President, Millennium Institute

5:00 p.m. - Questions and answers for speakers of the day

5:45 p.m. - Wine Reception