Japan-Brazil Malaria Workshop

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 8:00 AM - Friday, 17 March 2017 7:00 PM [FNT]

Av. Dr. Arnaldo, 715 , São Paulo, SP, CEP 01246-904, Brazil

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 8:00 AM - Friday, 17 March 2017 7:00 PM [FNT]

Faculdade de Saúde Pública - USP, Av. Dr. Arnaldo, 715 , São Paulo, SP, CEP 01246-904, Brazil.

Welcome to the Japan-Brazil Malaria Workshop 2017!


This workshop aims to unite young Japanese and Brazilian researchers in order to forge new collaborations. The workshop will take place in the beautiful surroundings of the University of Sao Paulo on March 15th, 16th and 17th 2017. Applications for places are now being accepted from young researchers in Brazil and Japan (see below for eligibility). Eligble applicants will be judged on the quality of their absracts, and may be offered full funding for the workshop. A limited number of successful applicants with PhD degrees awarded within the last 10 years will be fully funded for the workshop, including flights and accommodation.

Applications are welcome from researchers at any stage in their careers, but full expense coverage will only be offered to those who have obtained their PhD degrees within the last 10 years. 



Workshop details

The workshop will be organized around three major themes:

1) Malaria Epidemiology and Population Genetics

2) Parasite Biology, Drugs and Vaccine Development

3) Vector Biology and Control


Attendees will present their research projects in dedicated poster sessions to be held each day. In each session three poster presenters will be selected to deliver a short formal talk (10 minutes). All particpents must prepare posters, even if chosen for oral presentations.The objective of the poster session is to allow every participant to present his/her work and encourage discussion and debate of important scientific questions relevant to the major themes of the session.





Qualification for full Financial Support (Japanese Researchers)

Malaria Researchers at Japanese research institutes, less than 10 years after PhD acquisition (as of October 1st 2016).

All researchers at Japanese institutions are eligible to attend, but costs will be paid only for those who meet the above criteria


Qualification (Brazilian Researchers)

Malaria Researchers residing in the State of São Paulo, less than 10 years after PhD acquisition (As of 2016.October 1). We cannot cover travel and lodging expenses for those who live outside the state of São Paulo.


Flights*, Accommodation, Daily allowance will be provided.

Visa application will be supported (visa fee plus assistant service if necessary).

Please consult your local travel agents.

*Upon acceptance of Abstract, those researchers recieving a travel award will have their flights booked for them by Nagasaki University




Richard Culleton (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University)

Marcelo Urbano Ferreira (Institute of Biomedical Science, University of São Paulo, Brazil)



Takafumi Tsuboi (Ehime University, Japan)

Toshihiro Mita (Jundendo University, Japan)   

Toshihiko Sunahara (Nagasaki University, Japan)

Paulo Eduardo Martins Ribolla

Maria Anice Mureb Sallum

Daniel Youssef Bargieri (University of São Paulo, Brazil)




Richard Culleton

Malaria Unit, Department of Pathology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University

Tel: 095-819-7903

E-mail: richard@nagasaki-u.ac.jp



Marcelo Urbano Ferreira, MD

Professor of Parasitology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes 1374, Cidade Universitária, 05508-900 São Paulo (SP), Brazil 

E-mail: muferrei@usp.br









8:00 –  8:30                    Welcome remarks (M. Ferreira [USP], R. Culleton [NEKKEN])

8:30 -  9:30                     Lecture: How Basic and Applied Research can Contribute to Malaria Epidemiology and Control in the Americas (M. Ferreira)

9:30 -  10:30                   Lecture: Malaria: A Deadly Zoonosis (R. Culleton)

10:30– 11:00                 Coffee break

11:00 -12:30                   Poster Session 1

12:30 – 13:00                 Oral Poster Presentation 1 : Malaria Epidemiology and  Population Genetics

13:00- 14:00                  Lunch

14:00 - 15:00                 Lecture: Molecular genetics in Plasmodium: finding new targets - Daniel Bargieri (USP)

15:00 – 15:30                Coffee Break

15:30 -17:00               Thematic Workshops:

                                                      (1) Malaria Epidemiology and Population Genetics (mentors, R. Culleton and M. Ferreira);

                                                      (2) Parasite Biology, Drugs and Vaccine Development (mentors, D.Bargieri, T. Mita, and T.  Tsuboi);

                                                      (3) Vector Biology and Control (mentors, P. Ribolla and M. Sallum)




8:00– 9:00                  Lecture:Population genetics of malaria drug resistance - Toshihiro Mita (Juntendo University)

9:00 - 10:00                Lecture: Post-genome malaria vaccine research?-Takafumi Tsuboi (Ehime University) 

10:00 – 10:30              Coffee break

10:30 – 13:00               Poster Session 2

12:30 -  13:00              Oral Poster Presentation 2: Parasite Biology, Drugs and  Vaccine Development

13:00 - 14:00               Lunch

14:00 - 14:45              Lecture: Microgeographic Spatiotemporal Structure in the MajorNeotropical Malaria Vector Anopheles darlingi – Paulo Ribolla (UNESP)

14:45 – 15:30              Lecture: Taxonomy, phylogeny and evolution of Neotropical Anophelinae - Maria Anice Sallum (USP)

15:30 – 16:00             Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00             Thematic Group Discussion: Collaboration Opportunities(M. Ferreira, R. Culleton)




8:00 – 13:00                    Guided visit to malaria research laboratories in São Paulo 

13:00 - 14:00                               Lunch

14:00 - 15:00                  Poster Session 3

15:00 - 15:30                            Coffee Break

15:30– 16:00                 Oral Poster Presentation 3 : Vector Biology and Control

16:00 - 16:30                  Homage to Dr. Kazuyuki Tanabe 

16:30 - 17:00                  Closing Remarks (M. Ferreira, R. Culleton)



Original Artwork By Severina Klaus 

Richard Culleton, Malaria Unit, Nagasaki University, Japan Marcelo Urbano Ferreira, Departamento de Parasitologia, University of Sao Paulo

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