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Sunday - October 1, 2017

14:00 - 18:00                 Registration

16:00 - 18:00                 Board Meeting

 

Monday - October 2, 2017

                                     Moderator-Bülent Alten

8:00 – 09:20               Opening of the Congress-Norbert Becker

                                   Scientific Program-Bülent Alten

                                   Welcome Address-Miguel Ángel Miranda

                                   Awards-Bülent Alten and Michael Kaufman

                                   Announcements-Major Dhillon

                                   Presidential Address-Michael Kaufman            

             

09:20 - 10:00             Vectors in a changing world, what might we expect?

                                  Keynote Speaker: Willy Wint, william.wint@zoo.ox.ac.uk, Oxford University, UK

 

08:00-19:00                Poster Display, remove posters at 19:00: see your poster assignment number.

 

10:00 - 10:30             Coffee Break

 

10:30 - 12:30             Symposium 1. Molecular Strategies for the Control/Eradication of Mosquito-Borne Diseases

                                     Organizers: Greg Lanzaro, gclanzaro@ucdavis.edu / Andrea Crisanti, a.drcrisanti@imperial.ac.uk

 

10:30 - 10:50               Role of population modification in the malaria eradication agenda
                                    Anthony James, aajames@uci.edu, UC Irvine

10:50 - 11:10               Modified mosquitoes for malaria control-requirements for success and a step-wise approach for
                                       getting there

                                    Delphine Thizy, d.thizy@imperial.ac.uk, Imperial College London

11:10 - 11:30               A gene drive system to spread extreme male bias in the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae
                                    Andrew Hammond, andrew.hammond08@imperial.ac.ukImperial College of London

11:30 - 11:50               Applications of gene-drive technology to vector control 
                                    Ethan Bier, ebier@ucsd.edu, UC San Diego

11:50 - 12:10               Designing field trials for the evaluation of genetically engineered malaria vectors
                                    Greg Lanzaro, gclanzaro@ucdavis.edu, UC Davis

12:10 - 12:30               Exploiting gene drive technology for population suppression in the human malaria vector,
                                      Anopheles gambiae

                                    Andrea Crisanti, a.drcrisanti@imperial.ac.uk, Imperial College London

 

12:30 - 13:30               Lunch

 

13:30 - 15:10               Symposium 2. Old Diseases, New Diseases and New Technology

                                      Organizers: Ben Beard, cbeard@cdc.gov / Paulo Pimenta, pfppimenta@gmail.com

 

13:30 - 13:45               An update on the status of Aedes aegypti transmitted viral pathogens in the Americas
                                    Ben Beard, cbeard@cdc.gov, CDC

13:45 – 14:00              Vector competence and viral interference in Brazilian Aedes aegypti mosquitoes co-infected with
                                      Dengue and Zika viruses: potential of simultaneous delivery by single bite

                                    Paulo Pimenta, pfppimenta@gmail.com, FIOCRUZ

14:00 - 14:20              Wolbachia for reducing populations of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus 
                                    Stephen Dobson, sdobson@uky.edu, University of Kentucky

14:20 - 14:40               Self-limiting genetic approach for controlling Aedes vectors of dengue and Zika
                                    Simon Warner, Simon.Warner@oxitec.com, Oxitec

14:40 - 15:00               More recent outbreaks of arboviruses in wildlife and humans in South Africa
                                    Anton Cornel, ajcornel@ucanr.edu, UC Davis

15:00-15:10                 Mosquito abundance and control during the emergence of Zika virus along the Texas-Mexico border
                                    Gabriel Hamer, ghamer@tamu.edu, UC Davis

 

15:10 - 15:40                Coffee Break

 

15:40 - 18:00                Symposium 3. Insecticides and Repellents

                                       Organizers: Mustapha Debboun, mdebboun@hcphes.org / Ulrich Bernier, uli.bernier@ars.usda.gov

 

15:40 - 15:55               ABC Transporter targets for improved mosquitocide efficacy
                                    Troy Anderson, tanderson44@unl.edu, University of Nebraska

15:55 - 16:10               Potassium Ion Channels: an emerging target for arthropod-vectored pathogens
                                    Daniel Swale,  Dswale@agcenter.lsu.edu, Louisiana State University

16:10 - 16:25               Leveraging synergistic interactions for enhanced chemical control of disease-vectoring arthropods
                                    Jeffrey R. Bloomquist,  jbquist@epi.ufl.edu, University of Florida

16:25 - 16:40               Next generation non-pyrethroid repellents
                                    Joel R Coats, jcoats@iastate.edu, Iowa State University

16:40 - 16:55                Laboratory evaluations of new formulations and application of natural repellents
                                     Rui-De Xue, xueamcd@gmail.com, Anastasia MCD, St. Augustine, Fl

16:55 - 17:10                Paints, reduced risk insecticide and attractants: robust inexpensive vector control tool
                                     Kamlesh R. Chauhan,  kamal.chauhan@ars.usda.gov, USDA‑ARS

17:10 - 17:25                Overview of repellent research in China
                                     Tong-Yan Zhao,  tongyanzhao@126.com, Beijing Institute of Microbiology

17:25 - 17:40                Novel non-human methods for testing mosquito repellents
                                     Thomas Mascari,  TMMascar@scj.com, SC Johnson, Racine, WI

17:40 - 18:00                Insect repellent mixtures and insecticides
                                     Mustapha Debboun, mdebboun@hcphes.org, Harris County Public Health

 

18:00 - 19:00                Symposium 4. Role of Arthropod Vector Saliva in the Transmission of Human Pathogens

                                       Organizers: Nathalie Boulanger, nboulanger@unistra.fr / Adriana Costero-Saint Denis, acostero@niaid.nih.gov

 

18:00 - 18:15                The skin as delivery site for trypanosomes and tsetse salivary factors
                                     Guy Caljon, Guy.Caljon@uantwerpen.be, University of Antwerp, Belgium

  18:15 - 18:30               Tick cement proteins as vaccine candidates: effects on transmission of TBEV and Borrelia afzelii
                                      Maria Kazimirova, maria.kazimirova@savba.sk, Slovak Academy of Sciences

18:30 - 18:45                 Immune response against sand fly salivary proteins as epidemiological tools in human and
                                         animal leishmaniasis

                                      Aldina Barral, abarral@bahia.fiocruz.br, Fiocruz, Brazil

18:45 - 19:00                 Aedes aegypti saliva modulates West Nile virus replication and innate immunity in human
                                         primary keratinocytes

                                      Magali Garcia, magali.garcia@chu-poitiers.fr , University of Poitiers, France

 

19:30 - 21:00                 Reception

 

Tuesday- October 3, 2017

 

08:00-18:00                  Poster Display, remove posters at 18:00: see your poster assignment number.

 

08:30 - 09:10               Arthropod-borne viruses in the era of high throughput sequencing: current findings and
                                      potential implications

                                      Keynote Speaker: Koray Ergunay, korayergunay@gmail.com, Hacettepe University, Turkey

 

09:10 – 11:40              Symposium 5. Integrated Vector Management

                                      Organizers: Robert Novak, rnovak@health.usf.edu / Norbert Becker, NorbertFBecker@web.de

 

09:10 - 09:30               Do we need an intelligent approach to IVM?
                                    Bob Novak, rnovak@health.usf.edu, University of South Florida

09:30 - 09:50               Remote sensing, a new tool for surveillance and monitoring
                                    Benjamin Jacob, bjacob1@health.usf.edu, University of South Florida

09:50 - 10:10               Creating the fundamental framework for an operational IVM system in Papoli, Uganda
                                    Ryan Tokarz, rtokarz@health.usf.edu, University of South Florida

10:10 - 10:30               Integrated Vector Control: Have proven methods turned into academic theory?
                                    Manuel Lluberis, lluberas@hdhudson.com, Hudson Inc

10:30 - 10:50               IVM : Ever evolving ever sensible
                                    Ashwani Kumar, ashwani07@gmail.com, National Institute of Malaria Research, Ind

10:50 - 11:10               Integrated black fly suppression through targeted applications of    Bti-based larvicides
                                    Elmer Gray, ewgray@uga.edu, University of Georgia

11:10 - 11:30               A new approach for IVM strategies based on mosquito blood meal analysis and pathogen
                                       screening: the case of the urban zoo of Barcelona, Spain

                                    J. Martínez-de la Puente, jmp@ebd.cisc.es, Estación Biológica de Doñana (EBD-CSIC), Seville, Spain

11:30 – 11:40              Open Discussion for Symposium 5

 

11:40 - 12:10                Coffee Break

 

12:10 – 14:00               Symposium 6. Advances in Ecology of Ticks and their Pathogens

                                       Organizers: Marieta Braks, marieta.braks@rivm.nl  / Jolyon Medlock, jolyon.medlock@phe.gov.uk

 

12:10 - 12:30               Ecology of Lyme borreliosis in Europe
                                    Hein Sprong, hein.sprong@rivm.nl, NIPH&E, Netherlands

12:30 - 12:50               Biological control of ticks
                                    Elyes Zhioua, elyes.zhioua@pasteur.rns.tn, Institute Pasteur, Tunisia

12:50 - 13:10               Tick symbiont interactions
                                    Yuval Gottleib, gottlieb.yuval@mail.huji.ac.il, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

13:10 - 13:30               Pan European tick maps, VectorNet
                                    Jolyon Medlock, jolyon.medlock@phe.gov.uk, Public Health England

13:30 - 13:50               A Roadmap for tick-Flavivirus research in the “Omics” era
                                    Cate Hill, hillca@purdue.edu, Purdue University

13:50 -14:00                Open Discussion for Symposium 6

 

14:00 – 15:00              Lunch

 

15:00 – 16:15               Symposium 7. Kiss of Death: Triatomines and Trypanosoma cruzi

                                     Organizers: Melissa Nolan, mnolan@bcm.edu / Silvia Moriana

 

15:00 - 15:15                Food, parasites and manners: what can the ecology of kissing bugs in the United States
                                       tell us about Chagas transmission risk?

                                     Patricia Dorn, dorn@loyno.edu, Loyola University

15:15 - 15:30                Chagas disease ecology near its northern edge of endemicity
                                     Sarah Hamer, shamer@cvm.tamu.edu, Texas A&M

15:30 – 15:45               Paratransgenic approaches to vector-borne diseases
                                     Ravi Durvasula, rdurvasula@salud.unm.edu, University of New Mexico

15:45 - 16:00                Ecohealth interventions, parasite genomics, and vector spatial transmission risk analysis
                                     Carlota Monroy, mcarlotamonroy@gmail.com, University of Guatemala

16:00 – 16:15                Ecoepidemiology and control of Brazilian triatomines
                                     Dra. Lileia Gonçalves Diotaiuti, diotaiut@minas.fiocruz.brOswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil

 

16:15 - 16:45                Coffee Break

 

16:45 - 18:45                 Symposium 8. Malaria: Can it be Eradicated in the Next 20 Years?

                                         Organizers: Dan Strickman, Dan.Strickman@gatesfoundation.org / Carles Aranda, caranda@elbaixllobregat.cat

 

16:45 – 17:05                The global vector control response
                                       Anna Drexler, Velayudhanr@who.int, Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases,             
                                      World Health Organization, Geneva

17:05 - 17:25                 Eradicating malaria, are we bluffing?
                                      Marcus Lacerda, marcuslacerda.br@gmail.com, International Clinical Malaria Research Center (CIPCliM)

17:25 – 17:45               Malaria vectors research in Africa: The changing epidemiology & future prospects
                                      Charles Mbogo, CMbogo@kemri-wellcome.org, KEMRII Wellcome Trust                                                

17:45 - 18:05                 Good Laboratory Practice for entomological testing in Africa
                                      David Malone, david.malone@ivcc.com, Innovative Vector Control Consortium

18:05 - 18:25                 Malaria eradication: optimism, innovation, rigor, and collaboration
                                      Dan Strickman, Dan.Strickman@gatesfoundation.orgBill & Melinda Gates Foundation

18:25 - 18:35                 Old Plasmodium DNA from Spain hints at parasite origins
                                      Carles Aranda, caranda@elbaixllobregat.catMosquito Control Service, Baix Llobregat Council, Barcelona

18:35 – 18:45                   New surveillance and monitoring tools to reduce the risk of malaria transmission
                                      Robert Novak, rnovak@health.usf.edu, University of South Florida

 

Wednesday- October 4, 2017

FIELD ECOLOGY DAY

 

Thursday - October 5, 2017

 

08:00-19:00                    Poster Display, remove posters at 19:00: see your poster assignment number.

 

08:30 - 10:00                 Symposium 9. Student Presentations

                                      Organizers: Casey Parker, caseyparker@ufl.edu / Bethany McGregor, bmcgreg@ufl.edu

 

08:30 - 08:40                 Distribution and insecticide susceptibility status of Florida Aedes aegypti and 
                                        Aedes albopictus populations

                                      Casey Parker, caseyparker@ufl.edu, University of Florida

08:40 - 08:50                 Effect of trap height on Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) abundance, physiological status,
                                        and species composition at a big game preserve in Florida, USA

                                      Bethany McGregor, bmcgreg@ufl.edu, University of Florida, USA

08:50 - 09:00                 Plant oils are capable of enhancing diverse insecticides against susceptible and resistant strains
                                         of mosquitoes

                                      Edmund Norris, ejnorris@iastate.eduIowa State, USA

09:00 - 09:10                 Mosquito sperm ultrastructural and motility changes while in storage
                                      Ethan C. Degner, ecd77@cornell.edu, Cornell, USA

09:10 - 09:20                 Landscape and socio-economic drivers of Aedes albopictus ecology in New York State
                                      Talya G. Shragai, tshragai@gmail.com, Cornell, USA

09:20 - 09:30                 Comparison of two predictive models:  Flavivirus and West Nile virus and mosquito surveillance
                                         in Lubbock, Texas

                                      Steven T. Peper, steve.peper@ttu.edu, Texas Tech, USA

09:30 - 09:40                 Suburban development and its consequences for vector diversity
                                      Meredith R.  Spence Beaulieu, meredithspence@gmail.com, NC State USA

09:40 - 09:50                 Field demonstration of remote wingbeat sensors for the identification of pestiferous insects
                                      Levi Zahn, levi.zahn@ucr.edu, UC Riverside, USA

09:50 - 10:00                 Evaluation of the feeding preference of house flies (Musca domestica L.) selected for behavioral
                                         resistance to the neonicotinoid: Imidacloprid

                                      Caleb Hubbard, chubb001@ucr.edu, UC Riverside, USA

 

10:00 - 11:30                 Symposium 10. Student Presentations

    Organizers: Gizem Oguz, gizemoguz90@gmail.com / Carlos Barceló, carlos.barcelo@uib.esç

 

10:00 - 10:10                 Implementation of an entomological surveillance plan for the study of mosquitoes in La Rioja, Spain
                                      Ignacio Ruiz, iruizarr@gmail.com, CIBIR, Spain

10:10 - 10:20                 Distribution and genetic studies of Aedes albopictus in Spain
                                      Sarah Delacour, delacour@unizar.es, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

10:20 - 10:30                 Population dynamics of (pre-) alpine biting midges (Ceratopogonidae, Culicoides spp.) and their
                                         vector competence for bluetongue virus

                                      Anca Paslaru, ancaiona.paslaru@uzh.ch, University of Zurich, Switzerland

10:30 - 10:40                 Dispersal dynamics of the Asian tiger mosquito
                                      Laura Vavassori, l.vavassori@unibas.chSwiss Tropical and Public Health institute, Switzerland

10:40 – 10:50                 Longitudinal monitoring of Culicoides in Belgium between 2007-2011. Analysis of local variation
                                         in abundance, species composition, seasonality and vector free period

                                      Charlotte Sohier, charlotte.sohier@coda-cerva.be, CODA-CERVA, Belgium

10:50 - 11:00                 Variations in wing morphology of a natural population of Phlebotomus tobbi Adler and Theodor 1930,
                                        the proven vector of Leishmania infantum in Turkey

                                      Gizem Oguz, gizemoguz90@gmail.comHacettepe University, Turkey

11:00 - 11:10                 From egg to adult. How do Culicoides early stages live under laboratory conditions?
                                      Carlos Barceló, carlos.barcelo@uib.es, UIB, Spain

11:10 - 11:20                 MALDI-TOF MS on the track of blood meal sources in phlebotomine sand flies
                                      Kristyna Hlavackova, hlavackova.k@centrum.cz, Charles University, Czech Republic

11:20 - 11:30                 Prevalence, diversity and interactions of a densovirus with their host
                                        (Culex pipiens s. l.)- symbiont (Wolbachia) system

                                      Mine Altinli, altinlimine@gmail.comMontpellier University, France

 

11:30 - 12:00                 Coffee Break

 

12:00 - 13:30                 Symposium 11. Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Mosquitoes

                                      Organizers: Francis Schaffner, fschaffner.consult@gmail.com  / Yvonne-Marie Linton, linton.yvonne3@gmail.com

 

12:00 - 12:20                 From specimen identification to species and higher taxa: the quadrature on the circle
                                         illustrated in mosquito taxonomy

                                      Vincent Robert, vincent.robert@ird.fr, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement

12:20 - 12:40                 Stabilizing Aedini: Balancing Utility with current knowledge of Evolutionary Relationships
                                      Richard C. Wilkerson, wilkersonr@si.edu, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH)

12:40 - 13:00                 A genomic approach to understand diversity in Aedes aegypti
                                      Andrea Gloria-Soria, andrea.gloria-soria@yale.edu, Yale University

13:00 - 13:20                 From morphospecies to populations-the rise and fall of typological thinking in vector analysis
                                        and control

                                      Carlo Costantini, carlo.costantini@ird.fr, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement

13:20 - 13:30                 Open Discussion for Symposium 11

 

13:30 - 14:30                 Lunch

 

14:30 - 16:30                 Symposium 12. Vector Projects in the World

    Organizer: Veerle Versteirt, vversteirt@avia-gis.com / Matthew Watts, m.watts@imperial.ac.uk

 

14:30 - 14:50                  The Infravec2 Horizon 2020 Project: Research infrastructures for the control of vector-borne
                                         diseases

                                       Ken Vernick, kvernick@pasteur.fr,  Institut Pasteur

14:50 - 15:10                  Vector behavior in transmission ecology research coordination network (VectorBite)
                                       Matthew Watts, m.watts@imperial.ac.uk, Imperial College London

15:10 - 15:30                  MediLabSecure: One health network for the prevention of vector-borne diseases around the
                                          Mediterranean and Black Sea regions

                                       Lobna Gaayeb, lobna.gaayeb@pasteur.fr, Institute Pasteur

15:30 - 15:50                  The European Network for neglected vectors and vector-borne infections (EURNEGVEC) cost action
                                       Bülent Alten, kaynas@hacettepe.edu.tr,  Hacettepe University

15:50 - 16:10                  VectorNet: A pan-European approach towards a standardized data collection on distribution and
                                         abundance vectors of medical and veterinary importance

                                       Veerle Versteirt, vversteirt@avia-gis.com, Avia-GIS

16:10 - 16:30                  The WIN Initiative: A global network to combat insecticide resistance in arbovirus vectors
                                       Claire Durot, Claire.durot@ird.fr, IRD, CNRS

 

16:30 – 17:00                  Coffee Break

 

17:00 – 19:00                 Symposium 13. Novel Approaches Towards Species Identification of Parasitic Arthropods

                                       Organizers: Vit Dvorak, icejumper@seznam.cz / Claudia Paredes-Esquivel, claudia.paredes@uib.es

 

17:00 - 17:20                  Vector Soup: benefits, limits and real world applications of sand fly metabarcoding
                                       Arthur Kocher, arthur.kocher@gmail.comFrench National Centre for Scientific Research

17:20 - 17:40                  Mosquito identification by morphology versus molecular tools: from rivalry to symbiosis
                                       Francis Schaffner, fschaffner.consult@gmail.com, University of Zurich

17:40 – 18:00                 DNA-barcoding to uncover hidden diversity and phenotypic plasticity in Mediterranean mosquitoes
                                       Claudia Paredes-Esquivel, claudia.paredes@uib.es, University of the Balearic Islands

18:00 - 18:20                  Easy identification of arthropod vectors by mass spectrometry: we are getting real
                                       Alexander Mathis, alexander.mathis@uzh.ch, University of Zurich

18:20 - 18:40                  MALDI-TOF protein profiling-a tool of choice for sand fly species identificatio
                                       Petr Halada, halada@biomed.cas.cz, Czech Academy of Sciences

18:40 – 19:00                 MALDI-TOF MS - from proof of concept to routine application
                                       Pie Mueller, pie.mueller@swisstph.ch, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland

 

 

19:00                               Business Meeting

 

*09:00 12:30               Symposium 14. Brokerage Event

                                        Bilateral meeting

 

Friday- October 6, 2017

 

08:30 - 10:00                  Symposium 15. Vector Control Strategies Against Mosquitoes and Biting Flies:
                                         Attract and Kill Technologies, Barrier Treatments and Space Sprays

                                          Organizers: Dan Kline, dan.kline@ars.usda.gov / Alexandra Chaskopoulou, achaskopoulou@ars-ebcl.org

 

08:30 - 08:45                   Biting midge population control measures
                                        Lee Cohnstaedt, lee.cohnstaedt@ars.usda.gov,  USDA-ARS

08:45 - 09:00                   SumiLarv 2MR® - A long lasting novel polymer matrix formulation for control of container
                                           breeding mosquitoes

                                        John Invest, john.invest@btinternet.com, Sumitomo Chemical    Co. Ltd

09:00 - 09:15                   Attractive targeted sugar baits (ATSB) against mosquito populations
                                        Gunter Muller, guntercmuller@hotmail.com, Hebrew University

09:15 - 09:30                   Trap placement in animal exhibits at zoos increases the stable fly catch
                                        Jerry Hogsette, jerry.hogsette@ars.usda.gov, USDA-ARS

09:30 - 09:45                   Utilization of traps and attractants to understand the ecology of Tabanidae and develop  
                                           management strategies

                                        Dan Kline, dan.kline@ars.usda.gov, USDA-ARS

09:45 - 10:00                   Night time aerial sprays, will they control crepuscular biting midge spp?
                                        Mark Breidenbaugh, mark.breidenbaugh@youngstown.af.mil,  USAF

 

10:00 - 12:00                    Symposium 16. Focus on Sand Flies-Saliva, Microbiome and Vector Competence

                                         Organizers: Fabiano Oliviera, loliveira@niaid.nih.gov / Petr Volf, volf@cesnet.cz

 

10:00 - 10:20                     Recombinant salivary proteins as markers of host exposure to sand flies
                                          Tatiana Spitzova, tatiana.spitzova@gmail.com, Charles University, Prague

10:20 - 10:40                     Minimally invasive microbiopsies: a novel sampling method for identifying asymptomatic,
                                            potentially infectious carriers of Leishmania donovani

                                         Alon Warburg, alonw@ekmd.huji.ac.il; Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

10:40 – 11:00                    Priming with a salivary protein from visceral leishmaniasis vector enhances antigenicity of parasite

                                            antigens in the context of vaccination
                                         Anabela Cordiero da Silva, cordeiro@ibmc.up.pt, IBMC; 13S

11:00 - 11:20                    Lutzomyia longipalpis vectorial competence of different species of Leishmania
                                         Nagila Secundino, secundinon@gmail.com, FIOCRUZ

11:20 - 11:40                    Sand fly salivary proteins drive neutrophil recruitment and exacerbate Leishmania infection
                                         Fabiano Oliveira, loliveira@niaid.nih.gov,  NIH

11:40 - 12:00                    Oviposition ecology of Phlebotomus papatasi: effect of larval substrate conditioning, attraction
                                            to microbial and conspecific materials, effect of visual cues and circadian rhythm

                                         Gideon Wasserberg, g_wasser@uncg.edu, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

 

12:00 - 12:30                    Coffee Break

 

12:30 - 14:00                    Symposium 17. Global Research on Culicoides Biology and Control

                                         Organizers: Miguel Ángel Miranda, ma.miranda@uib.es / Alec Gerry, alec.gerry@ucr.edu

 

12:30 – 12:45                   Vector capacity of pre-alpine Culicoides and Bluetongue virus
                                         Eva Veronesi, eva.veronesi@uzh.ch, University of Zurich

12:45 - 13:00                    Predicting and managing impacts of midge-borne infections in changing environments:
                                           Why vector host ecology matters

                                        Beth Purse, beth@ceh.ac.uk, NERC CEH

13:00 - 13:15                    Where do they come from? Where do they go? Population genetics studies on Culicoides
                                            biting midges

                                         Karine Huber, karine.huber@cirad.fr, INRA

13:15 – 13:30                   Culicoides eggs: What do we know and why should we care?
                                         Bradley Mullens, mullens@mail.ucr.edu, UC Riverside

13:30 – 13:45                   Flight behavior of Culicoides imicola at controlled temperatures and humidity conditions
                                        Gert Venter, VenterG@arc.agric.za , Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute

13:45 - 14:00                    The gnatwork: A network of development of skills in the study of biting midges, sand flies,
                                           and black flies

                                         Simon Carpenter, simon.carpenter@iah.ac.uk,  Pirbright Institute

 

14:00                                 Closing of Congress

 

 

 

 

 

 


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