Malaria in the classroom: from lifecycle to hands-on bioinformatics

Omar Harb

Director of Scientific Outreach and Education,, University of Pennsylvania

Thursday, May 28, 2015

This workshop covers:
a) an introduction to the Eukaryotic Pathogen Bioinformatic Resource (
b) an introduction to various parasites that cause disease in humans touching on phylogenetic relationships.
c) an introduction to Plasmodium falciparum (life cycle, genome, disease), the causative agent of malaria.
d) hands-on training using the Plasmodium genomic database (