Ronise Silva, a PhD student under the Tropical Diseases and Global Health program at the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (IHMT), University NOVA de Lisboa (UNL) and a PhD fellowship by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) (BD/GHTM/DSPG2020), was selected to participate in the India|EMBO Lecture Course: Molecular Malaria epidemiology, population genetics, and evolution: Principles to practices and to present her thesis work entitled “Low-density malaria infections: are they important to sustain malaria in Guinea-Bissau?”.
The Lecture Course was organized by Dr. Abhinav Sinha, ICMR-National Institute of Malaria Research, IN and funded by India|EMBO. According to the PhD student from VBD-GHTM Research group, the Lecture Course main objective was to “collate and transfuse the state-of-the-art principles, practices and understanding of the central theme between the experts in malaria (and beyond) and the current and future torchbearers of malaria elimination (and finally, eradication)”. The themes were attended by renowned speakers in malaria and young PhD students and PostDocs from different countries around the world had the opportunity to present their work (related to malaria) in turbo talk format and poster sessions.
Ronise Silva describes her participation on the EMBO course as “gratifying” and “motivating”. “I had the opportunity to be in a network of young researchers from different parts of the globe, to meet the authors of articles whose references I have used, and I also had the opportunity to learn closely about several subjects regarding malaria, about experiences and perspectives on how life as a scientific researcher will be like”, she mentioned.
EMBO Lecture Course was held from 17-23 November 2022, in New Delhi, India. To learn more about this event click here: https://meetings.embo.org/event/22-malaria