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Leading Science for a Malaria-Free World 

Founded in May 2001 and continuously supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute conducts discovery research at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore and field research at the Macha Research Trust in Zambia and other sites of endemic malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, India, and elsewhere. 

The initial Bloomberg Philanthropies gift established a state-of-the-art research facility with the goal to treat and control malaria, develop a vaccine, and find new drug targets and innovative strategies to prevent and cure the deadly disease. The Institute has contributed to advances in all these areas and is one of the most comprehensive research endeavors focused on malaria globally.

Event Date | June 6-7

27th Annual Vector Encounter

During this engaging get-together, investigators present their lab's latest vector research in Chalk Talk and Short Talk format, emphasizing ideas and latest discoveries. Chalk Talk presentations in the main session are limited to one investigator per lab, by the PI or a team member. Non-PIs can also present research in Short Talk format in a breakout session; more than one lab member can present. Registration is now closed.

Vector Encounter

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In the News

Malaria parasites can evade rapid tests. Mutations that render Plasmodium falciparum invisible to these tests are spreading globally. Director Jane Carlton quoted.


Newest Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

JHMRI Director Jane Carlton is JHU's newest BDP, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Malaria Genomics and Global Public Health.  

Applications Welcome

Two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions are open. Seeking candidates that use ‘omics’ technologies and systems biology approaches in their studies of the pathogen, the host, or vector.


 Pilot grants awarded


First- and last-authored publications since 2010 

Malaria Research in Action | A Video

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute are working to better understand and fight malaria from the labs in Baltimore to the field in Southern and Central Africa.