2011 ASP Annual Conference open for registration

The 2011 Australian Society for Parasitology Annual Conference will take place at the Pullman Reef Casino, Cairns, Queensland, Australia from 10-13 July. Registration and abstract submission are now open, visit the conference website for more information. The deadline for early-bird registration and abstract submission is 29 April 2011. Visit the conference website for more information …

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Passing of Prof John Sprent

Announcement: SPRENT, John Frederick Adrian. Late of Moggill. 23.07.1915 – 01.11.2010 Loving Husband of Mary and Muriel (decd). Father of Jonathan, Anthony and Elizabeth (decd). Poppy to his Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren. Friends and Relatives are invited to Johns Funeral, to be held at Metropolitan Funeral Home Chapel, 224 Newnham Road, Mt Gravatt, Tuesday, 9th November,…

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2011 Australian Society for Parasitology Annual Conference

The 2011 Australian Society for Parasitology Annual Conference will take place at the Pullman Reef Casino, Cairns, Queensland, Australia from 10-13 July. Registration and abstract submission are now open, visit the conference website for more information. The deadline for early-bird registration and abstract submission is 29 April 2011. Visit the conference website for more information …

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PARA-SITE goes live

Sponsored by the ASP and the ARC/NHMRC Network for Parasitology and developed by Prof. Peter O’Donoghue and Lynn Pryor at the University of Queensland, PARA-SITE is a pioneering, interactive educational tool dealing with parasites of human and livestock. The website provides a wealth of information and educational resources and will prove to be an invaluable…

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Australian parasitology researchers have been awarded funding by the NHMRC to run OzEMalaR, the Australia – Europe Malaria Research Cooperation, commencing in 2010

Congratulations to Geoff McFadden (University of Melbourne), Kevin Saliba (ANU) and colleagues who were successful in their project grant application for Australia – Europe Malaria Research Cooperation – OzEMalaR and were awarded $830,000 over 5 years. Malaria is a global problem with no single solution. A large, but sometimes disjointed, research community is addressing the…

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WEHI researchers have identified a key protein used by the malaria parasite to transform human red blood cells

Congratulations to Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers who have identified a key protein used by the malaria parasite to transform human red blood cells, ensuring the parasite’s survival. Their discovery means researchers have a clear target against which to develop a new class of anti-malarial drugs that destroy the parasite. Dr Justin Boddey, Dr…

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Promising candidates for malaria vaccine revealed

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have uncovered a group of proteins that could form the basis of an effective vaccine against malaria. Dr James Beeson, Dr Freya Fowkes and Dr Jack Richards from the institute’s Infection and Immunity division, along with Dr Julie Simpson from the University of Melbourne, have identified proteins produced by…

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