Controlling vector-borne diseases: Mosquitoes for sale QTHA seminar at JCU, Cairns

Queensland Tropical Health Alliance and James Cook University presents:

Controlling vector-borne diseases: Mosquitoes for sale.4 -530 pm, Friday, 18 November 2011Crowther Small Lecture Theatre, A3.2
James Cook University, Cairns

Everyone welcome, light refreshments at the Boathouse following the seminar. Please email email/Lisa.Jones1)( to arrange a video-link to your site.

Luke Alphey, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Oxitec Ltd and visiting Professor at Zoology Department, University of Oxford, UK and Steven Sinkins, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, UK for this lively seminar about mosquitoes followed by an open forum hosted by Prof Scott Ritchie, QTHA and JCU.

Prof Alphey will discuss the use of genetics-based population suppression systems related to the classical Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) as a pest insect control.

Dr Sinkins will discuss the genetics and genomics of the interactions between Wolbachia inherited bacteria and mosquitoes and the applications to the control of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue.

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