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Molecular Targets for Control of Vector-Borne Diseases: Bridging Lab and Field Research
joint with Malaria: New Approaches to Understanding Host-Parasite Interactions
Organizer(s): Kenneth D. Vernick, Elena A. Levashina, Gerry Killeen and Anthony A. James
Date: April 11 - 16, 2010
Location: Copper Mountain Resort, Copper Mountain, CO, USA
Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Summary of Meeting:
Vigorous research since the completion of the Anopheles gambiae genome sequence has established the malaria mosquito as a model organism for host-pathogen biology. However, the translation of this growing post-genomic knowledge base into new vector-targeted malaria control strategies is a distinct challenge that now leads laboratory-based molecular researchers to confront the complexity and heterogeneity of the natural malaria transmission system. Simultaneously, a body of field-based vector researchers has been developing new ways to utilize existing vector control tools such as bednets and insecticides that, if consistently implemented, can yield impressive outcomes. Lab and field based practitioners attend different meetings and rarely engage in direct dialog. This conference will examine the tension between the development of new practical malaria control tools, including genomic ones, and the advantages of more fully exploiting existing tools. It is hoped that the scientific discussion will help influence individual and programmatic research priorities.
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: November 10 2009
Scholarship Deadline: December 11 2009
Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 11 2009
Abstract Deadline: January 6 2010
Discounted Registration Deadline: February 11 2010
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI088817-01
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