UCSF to Host World Malaria Day Symposium on April 25 | www.ucsf.eduPosted: April 10, 2012
To celebrate World Malaria Day 2012, on Wednesday, April 25 UCSF Global Health Sciences (GHS) is hosting the Bay Area World Malaria Day Symposium from 8:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Institutes buildng, 1650 Owens Street, at Mission Bay.
Jaime Sepulveda, the executive director of GHS and a former director of Mexico’s National Institutes for Health, will open the symposium at 8:30. UC Berkeley professor Jay Keasling, director of the Physical Biosciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will deliver the keynote address at 9 a.m. See the full agenda here. [PDF]
Keasling is an expert in synthetic biology, through which microbes are turned into factories to improve production of useful chemicals, and founded a company, Amyris, which pioneered the use of microbes that make artemisinic acid, a precursor of artemisinin, an anti-malarial therapeutic.