The National Academy of Pharmacy of France has awarded Dr Abdoulaye Djimdé its "Prix de la Pharmacie Francophone". Dr Djimdé is a research scientist from the Malaria Research and Training Center (MRTC), University of Bamako, and Malian EDCTP Senior Fellow. The prize is in recognition of his outstanding contribution within the Francophone community. The Award was presented to Dr Djimdé in the context of the World Health Assembly on 17 May 2009...
From the 14th to the 17th June the Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria Focus Meeting on Genomics and Drug Resistance, a part of the Wellcome Trust Conference Programme took place at the Sanger institute conference centre in Cambridge.
The article 'Genome-wide and ﬁne-resolution association analysis of malaria in West Africa' reports on a genome-wide association (GWA) study of severe malaria in The Gambia. Our ﬁndings provide proof of principle that ﬁne-resolution multipoint imputation, based on population-speciﬁc sequencing data, can substantially boost authentic GWA signals and enable ﬁne...