World Malaria Day Symposium 2012

Explore the 2012 symposium


April 25, 2012

Designed to share knowledge, foster exchange, encourage collaboration and raise awareness, the partial-day event brought together over 120 attendees and presenters representing the growing interdisciplinary community of local researchers, implementers and advocates in the global fight against malaria. Our panel of 28 symposium speakers represented a broad array of organizations and industries: educational and research institutions University of California at San Francisco, Berkeley and Stanford University non-profit, social enterprise and community organizations OneWorld Health,, Strike Out Malaria, Faiths Act and Living Goods Community Partners International pharmaceutical and biotech industries Novartis, Amyris and TruTag Technologies, Inc.

Meeting Materials and Participant Information



Welcome: Jaime Sepulveda, Executive Director, UCSF Global Health Sciences

Keynote Address: Jay Keasling, Associate Laboratory Director, UC Berkeley’s Physical Biosciences Division, LBL and Synthetic Biology Engineer Research Center


Session 1: Research and Exploration

  • IRS Insecticides for Malaria Control and Child Neurodevelopment in South Africa (slides are not publicly available):  Fraser Gaspar, PhD Student, UC Berkeley Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health



Session 2: Technical Innovation

  • Presentation is not publicly available:  Manu Prakash, Assistant Professor, Stanford University



Session 3: Implementation of Campaigns, Programs, and Policy


Closing Remarks: Michele Barry, Senior Associate Dean of Global Health; Director for the Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford University


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