Professor James Beeson – Recent insights towards highly efficacious vaccines for malaria elimination

Event type: 
Seminar
Event date: 
Tuesday, 17 August 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Cost: 
Free
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Webinar via Zoom
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Contact for inquiries: 
Rata Joseph, +61 (2) 9385 0900 or info@kirby.unsw.edu.au
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Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents

Professor James Beeson  

Professor James Beeson
Deputy Director, and Head of Malaria Immunity Vaccines Group, Burnet Institute

James Beeson is a public health physician and completed a PhD based at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), involving clinical research studies in Blantyre, Malawi. He completed postdoctoral studies based at the Kenya Medical Research Institute and University of Melbourne and was a lab head at WEHI. He has worked on the pathogenesis and immunology of malaria in humans for 20 years.

 

Abstract

Progress in reducing the global malaria burden has largely stalled since 2015. Highly effective malaria vaccines are urgently needed but have proved very challenging to achieve. Recent insights from studies of naturally-acquired immunity and analysis of malaria vaccine trials are revealing promising and novel strategies to achieve malaria vaccine goals.

Opinions expressed in the Kirby Institute Seminar Series are solely those of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of the Kirby Institute or UNSW.

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