MALBOP Training Course & Expert Symposium

A course and expert symposium focused on advances in Infection, Immunity, Non Communicable Disease & Comorbidities

Course Date: Monday 25th, Tue 26th, Wed 27th September 2017

Expert Symposium: Thursday 28th, Friday 29th September 2017

Venue: Ryalls Hotel, Blantyre Malawi

Course Organisers: Prof Matt Marti, Prof Paul Garside, Prof Andy Waters, Dr Priscilla Ngotho Wellcome Centre For Molecular Parasitology (WCMP), Dr Henry Mwandumba, Dr Kondwani Jambo, Dr Tonney Nyirenda, Dr Wilson Mandala Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Prrogramme (MLW)

Course Administrators: Evelyn Kossam ( Angeziwe Chirambo ( Alex Mackay, (

MALBOP Course Details:

This advanced course is targeted at PhD students and early postdocs who have a strong interest in the interaction between the immune system, Parasites and other Pathogens and how this underlies the Pathogenesis of a wide range of infectious and non-communicable disease. The  course consists of intensive learning sessions and symposia on the most recent advances in the immunology and parasitology of malaria, HIV, TB and helminths delivered by some of the leading researchers in the field. In addition, participants will  benefit from a  grant writing and careers workshop run by scientists who have a strong track record in obtaining research grants.

MALBOP Timetable 2017

MALAWI Expert Symposium :

A symposium on Infectious Diseases, Non Communicable Diseases and Comorbidities.  A chance to hear world expert speakers discuss the latest research and findings in all these areas.

Course Bursary:

The course is free to attend and participants from the stated countries will receive a bursary to cover flights from within Africa, accommodation and meals. Participants who can demonstrate they have sought to apply for travel awards from alternative sources will be given priority places on the course.

Participants from other parts of Africa and the world will not be eligible for bursary and will  have to meet the full cost of attendance.

Expert Symposium 2017 - Details


Priority will be given to PhD students and Early Postdocs (within 5 years of PhD) from the East African Community plus Malawi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Congo DRC. Limited slots are available for participants from other parts of Africa and the world.

Application Procedure :

Applicants should e-mail a ONE PAGE CV and statement of why you would like to attend the course and symposium to

Application Deadline:  

14th July 2017 

This course is supported by resources provided by:
University of Glasgow (Wellcome Centre For Molecular Parasitology), Bouroughs Wellcome Fund, Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme

If you wish to attend solely the expert symposium you should cover your own travel and accommodation expenses. In addition a registration fee see below will be charged

Registration fee without dinner ($28/£22/20,000 MWK per day)

Registration fee with dinner ($48/£37/35,000 MWK per day)