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2021 World Malaria Day Symposium


Malaria Vector Biology and Control

The Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute hosted a full-day virtual scientific symposium commemorating World Malaria Day 2021 on April 23, 2021. Review the Lightning Talk slides and the event summary below. Please join us again on Monday, April 25, 2022.


Carolina Barillas-Mury, National Institutes of Health | “Mosquito innate immune memory and malaria transmission”

Andrea Crisanti, Imperial College London | "Development and modelling effective solution blocking the spread of double sex gene drive"

Abdoulaye Diabaté, Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé/Centre Muraz, Burkina Faso  | "Targeting swarms and mosquito nocturnal behaviours to control outdoor malaria transmission"

George Dimopoulos, Johns Hopkins University | “Engineering Anopheles gambiae C-type lectin 4-regulated melanization for Plasmodium falciparum suppression“

Martin Donnelly, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine | “Applied genomics for insecticide resistance detection in Anopheles gambiae”

Anthony James, University of California, Irvine | “Mosquito population modification for malaria control”

Helen Jamet, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | “Vector control research and development on the road to malaria eradication”

Gregory Lanzaro, University of California, Davis |"Field trials of genetically engineered mosquitoes with gene drive"

Elizabeth (Beth) McGraw, The Pennsylvania State University | “GxGxE interactions in the mosquito: Wolbachia system”  

Conor McMeniman, Johns Hopkins University | “Decoding Anopheles gambiae attraction to human scent”

Craig Montell,  University of California, Santa Barbara | “Manipulating Aedes aegypti behavior through CRISPR/Cas9”

Michael Santos, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health | “Advancing informed decision making for gene drive approaches"

Raymond St. Leger,  University of Maryland | “Stages in development of a novel vector control product based on transgenic Metarhizium”




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