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E. F. Yerby Conference Center, University of Mississippi

689 Grove Loop, University MS 38677

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Event Description

Symposium Chairs: Babu L. Tekwani (;

Larry A Walker (

Contact:  Don Stanford

National Center for Natural Products Research

Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy,

The University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677   

Phone: 662-915-7133; FAX: 662-915-1006; Email:

The event is free and open to all researchers, faculty, staff, students and public. Pre-registration is required. To register send an email to Don Stanford ( and Get your event ticket here. 


Scientists/students/postdocs are encouraged to present posters or short oral presentations (selected) related to research on malaria. Poster presentations on general subjects related to global importance and impact of malaria are also welcomed. The presentations will be judged for quality & novelty and selected for awardsPlease submit the title, with co-authors, institutions/affiliations and a brief synopsis (50-100 words) of your presentation to Don Stanford ( The delegates coming from out of town will be provided transport from the local Oxford area hotels. Please book your hotel accommodation early to avoid any disappointments. April 26 is the Oxford Double Decker Festival.

08:00 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

08:30 am


Babu L. Tekwani Ph.D., NPCPR, School of Pharmacy

Inaugural & Opening Remarks

Alice M Clark Ph.D., Vice-Chancellor Research, University of Mississippi, University.

Keynote  & Plenary Lectures

Session Chair- Larry A Walker Ph.D., Director National Center for Natural Products Research, University of Mississippi.

08:45 am-09:30 am

Keynote Address: Global impacts of WRAIR malaria discovery programs

COL Robert Paris, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring MD

9:30 am- 10:00am

Plenary Lecture:  SJ733, a novel PfATP4 inhibitor that causes rapid clearance of malaria in vivo

R. Kiplin Guy Ph.D., Chair, Department of Chemical Biology and Therapeutics, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis TN

10:00 am-10:30 am


Invited Lectures

Session Chair: David Jollow Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, College of Medicine - Cell and Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Medical University of South Carolina

10:30 am- 10:55 am

Humanized mouse models for malaria research

Rosemary Rochford Ph.D., Vice President Research, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY

10:55 am-11:15 am

Rewriting the evolutionary history of malaria parasites

Diana Outlaw Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Mississippi State University, Starkville MS

11:15 am- 11:35 am

Chemoinformatics approach for new antimalarial drug discovery

David Wright Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN

11:35 am- 12:00 pm


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

12:00 pm-02:00 pm

Lunch & Posters Presentations

Session Chairs: Shabana I Khan Ph.D. & Don Stanford MS



Oral Presentations

Session Chair: James D McChesney Ph.D., Ironstone Separations, Inc., Etta, MS

02:00 pm-02:15 pm

TBD Contributed Oral Presentation

02:15 pm- 02:30 pm

TBD Contributed Oral Presentation

02:30 pm- 02:45 pm

TBD Contributed Oral Presentation

02:45 pm-03:00 pm

 Awards & Concluding Remarks

 David Allen R.Ph., Ph.D, Dean- School of Pharmacy & Executive Director Research Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Mississippi, University MS


The World Malaria Day (April 25): Instituted by the World Health Organization & Member States during the World Health Assembly of 2007; An occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control; An opportunity for countries in affected regions to learn from each other's experiences and support each other's efforts; for new donors to join a global partnership against malaria; for research and academic institutions to flag scientific advances to both experts and the general public and; for international partners, companies and foundations to showcase their efforts and reflect on how to further scale up interventions.

Malaria is a treatable & preventable disease, yet affects >200 million people and kills >600,000 of them every year.

For help related to disability please contact Don Stanford; Phone: 662‐915-7133; FAX: 662-915-1006; Email:

Map of Event Location
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
8:00 am –  3:00 pm