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ISNTD Bites: vector-control solutions for NTDs & global health

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ISNTD Bites 2015



London Zoo

March 19th 2015

9.00am - 5.30pm


- plenary presentations

- interactive Q&A / panel discussions

- call for abstracts

- poster displays

- product demonstrations / exhibitions

- networking receptions

- and more!





Session 1 

Vectors, reservoirs and zoonoses: an NTD perspective


Session 2 

Human, livestock and vector data: integrated surveillance for global health  


Session 3 

Olfaction in vector-host interaction: repellents & traps


Session 4 

Technology / solutions focus for vector-control & global health



Salient themes for this year's conference include:


Animal Health & Veterinary Approaches (including treatment of bovine populations in HAT and impact to human disease burden, vaccines, netting, surveillance etc.)


Repellents (issues covering the hard science - genetic mechanisms of olfactory pathways that can be exploited, spatial repellents, trap technology, bringing repellents into a fully integrated vector control programme etc.)


Surveillance identifying gaps in disease, vector and policy coverage and addressing the technologies available. Enhanced collaboration between global health and veterinary structures.


Novel Insecticides / Larvicides (what are the novel mechanisms of action in research, targets, novel technologies that can assist this R&D, screening, modelling, chemistry libraries etc.)


Netting (synergies between Malaria and Lymphatic Filariasis vector control, new textiles that can incorporate new wave of polymer enhanced insecticides, in-field distribution issues how to overcome these by bringing together NGOs and distribution networks through education and supply chain efficiencies)


Water management for vector-control (what are some of the latest concepts and products assisting in treating water for mosquito- or other vector control; how can we best impact community behaviour and uptake)


Please check this page as well as our Twitter feed @ISNTD_Press for regular updates!

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Vector control, zoonoses and NTDs: emergent frontiers in global public health

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Pr. David Molyneux

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine


Guinea Worm Eradication: the final challenges





Pr. Joanne Webster

Royal Veterinary College


Zoonotic schistosomiasis: observations from West Africa





Dr. Nick Hamon



Managing Insecticide Resistance and the Challenges of Bringing Life-Saving Vector Control Tools to Market



Dr. Kun Hu

IBM: Public Health Research, Almaden Research Centre


The effect of antibody-dependent enhancement, cross immunity, and vector population on the dynamics of dengue fever


Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar

National Institute of Health Pakistan

Directorate of Malaria Control


Mosquito control in Pakistan: focus on dengue




Dr. Raffaele Mattioli



The Programme against African Trypanosomosis – An institutional international entente



Dr. Givemore Munhenga

University of the Witwatersrand


Novel malaria vector tools under investigation in South Africa




Pr. Matthew Baylis

University of Liverpool

Chair of Veterinary Epidemiology



Japanese encephalitis in Asia



Dr. Nicola Wardrop

University of Southampton


Integrating human, livestock and vector data in a unified epidemiological framework (sleeping sickness)



Pr. Willem Takken

Wageningen University


Odour-mediated strategies for population management of malaria vectors






Dr. Ana Clara Silva

Ministry of Health Madeira


Following the dengue outbreak in the island of Madeira – further developments

Key speakers

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Pr. Ken Norris

Director of Science

Zoological Society London






Dr. Kounbobr Roch Dabire

IRSS/Centre Muraz, Burkina Faso


First Detection of Leishmania infantum in Domestic Dogs from Burkina Faso (West Africa)




Mr. Justin McBeath

Bayer Vector Control







Dr. Patricia Salgueiro

Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Lisbon, Portugal


Population genetics of Aedes aegypti, a tool for dengue surveillance and control



Ms. Amanda Read

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council


Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS)




Dr. Jeremy Bouyer



New insights on the use of the Sterile Insect Technique against vectors



Mr. Hadyn Parry



Advanced genetics and molecular biology for the control of the Chikungunya vector




Dr. Guy Hendrickx

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Dr. Spyros E. Zographos

National Hellenic Research Foundation


OBP-structure-aided repellent discovery: An emerging approach towards identification of  novel repellents



Dr. James Logan

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


Identification and development of novel repellents from human odours





Dr. Ryan Young

University of South Florida


Identification of Human Semiochemicals Attractive to the Major Vectors of Onchocerciasis

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