Founder of MalariaWorld, the world's largest professional and social network for malaria professionals. With currently more than 8600 subscribers (free of charge) in >140 countries. Stimulating debate, forums, expert blogs, listing meetings, jobs, etc. Sending out a weekly newsletter with all new malaria articles published that week. Editor of the MalariaWorld Journal, the first Open Access journal on malaria where you don't pay to read and don't pay to publish. Bart has also written blogs on malaria for the European Journalism Centre fort heir THINK3! Competition, of which he was a winner (and visited the Millennium villages in Kenya afterwards). He has (co)authored more than 140 scientific articles on malaria, 19 book chapters, and served as editor on 3 books. He also authored the popular science book ‘Mosquito: The fascinating world of public enemy number 1’ (in Dutch). Besides his voluntary work for MalariaWorld, which has been active for the last 5 years, he is a Director of In2Care, a Dutch company he (co)founded in 2011, which develops novel tools to control mosquito-borne diseases, notably malaria and dengue. He also serves as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Malaria Foundation (which he helped to set up in 2010). He currently serves as the PI on a 5-country EU-FP7 funded project that develops mosquito contamination devices. Websites: MalariaWorld: www.malariaworld.org Personal website: www.bartknols.com Company website: www.in2care.org EU Project website: www.mcdproject.eu
Malaria World is doing excellent service to the malariologists all over the world and Bart deserves the award for his dedication in this endeavour.
Bart is an all-round champion on fundraising, innovative research, interdisciplinarity, putting results into practice, and making the difference. oh yes, and in explaining all of that to both the broad and the professional public in beautiful metaphors. with ingeborg is his huge support :)
I am very proud of you Knols for your creativity in Malaria eradication
Malaria World is an important meeting place for professionals particularly interested in malaria from all over the world. Thanks to many people, but particularly to Bart Knols!
Bart deserves the award because he has worked tirelessly, and continues to work, for the vision of freeing the world of man's greatest scourge, malaria!