German Scientists and MMV: Pitting Their Strengths Against Malaria

23 June 2014
Berlin, Germany

This malaria conference, hosted by MMV and the World Health Summit, will provide a forum for experts to discuss Germany's role in fighting malaria and poverty-related diseases. We will examine ways of ensuring sustainability of Germany’s important legacy in malaria research & strengthening partnerships, as well as share new knowledge in malaria research.


The event is free of charge but registration is required. 

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The Lecture Hall Ruin (Hörsaalruine)
Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité
Virchowweg 16 - 10117 Berlin


10:00 - 10:15
Prof. Detlev Ganten, World Health Summit

10:15 - 10:45
Dr Timothy Wells, MMV

10:45 - 11:15
Keynote speech
Prof Sanjeev Krishna, St George's University of London

Session 1: Discovery - chaired by Prof. Peter Seeberger - Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces

11:15 - 11:25
Plasmodium redox metabolism
Prof Katja Becker, Giessen University

11:25 - 11:35
Gametocytes as drug targets
Dr Gabriele Pradel, Aachen University

11:35 - 11:45
From Malaria Box to Pathogen Box: Catalysing neglected diseases drug discovery
Dr Thomas Spangenberg, MMV

11:45 - 11:55

11:55 - 12:05
Preclinical malaria vaccine models
Prof Kai Matuschewski, Max Planck Institute

12:05 - 12:35
Panel discussion

12:35 - 13:30

Session 2: Development - chaired by Prof Egbert Tannich, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine

13:30 - 13:40
New study design to accelerate new compounds into patients
Dr Jörg Möhrle, MMV

13:40 - 14:00
African/German collaboration
Prof Peter Kremsner, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

14:00 - 14:10
Evaluation of safety - lessons from German studies in their implication in Africa
Dr Jakob Cramer, Bernhard Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine Hamburg

14:10 - 14:20
Caring for patients: access and quality
Prof Thomas Junghanss, Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg

14:20 - 14:30
Malaria in pregnancy
Prof Frank Mockenhaupt, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health

14:30 - 15:00
Panel discussion

15:00 - 15:30

Session 3: Advocacy - chaired by Marcel Hommel, Malaria Journal

15:30 - 15:40
Merck: Global Health and Malaria
Dr Jutta Reinhard-Rupp, Merck

15:40 - 15:50
Linking Development and Advocacy
Prof Rainer Sauerborn, Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, Institute of Public Health

15:50 - 16:00
New ways of vaccine development and production
Prof Rainer Fischer, Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology

16:00 - 16:10
Report on status quo. Necessary future developments and challenges
Dr Frank Dörner, Médecins Sans Frontières

16:10 - 16:20

16:20 - 16:50
Panel discussion

16:50 - 17:00
Meeting closure
Dr Timothy Wells, MMV

All speakers and participants are invited to a cocktail reception following the conference.

Tim Wells

MMV's Tim Wells introduced and closed the conference.

Jörg Möhrle

MMV's Jörg Möhrle spoke at the conference on "New study design to accelerate new compounds into patients"