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Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases to host symposium

Registration is now open for the 27th annual Molecular Parasitology and Vector Biology Symposium which will be held April 27 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

This daylong regional conference, hosted by the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, on parasites and host/parasite interaction drew more than 150 attendees last year from many departments in at least four colleges or schools at UGA and colleagues from other institutions in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi and Tennessee.

This year’s keynote speaker is Rick Fairhurst from NIAID Malaria Pathogenesis and Human Immunity Unit. A physician who also holds a doctorate, Fairhurst studies the mechanisms of human resistance to malaria in Mali and parasite resistance to antimalarial drugs in Cambodia.

Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other researchers are invited to present their research in either an oral or poster presentation. Abstracts for these presentations are due by April 13.

There is no cost to attend the symposium, or the full catered lunch, but registration is required.

For more information and to register, visit The registration deadline is April 24.