Phlebotomine Sand Flies in Public Health: Metamorphosis of Research from Basic Biology Towards Novel Disease Control Strategies

Tuesday, November 18, 2008: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room A11, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Phillip G. Lawyer
Marcelo Ortigao
1:30 PM
Introductory Comments - P. Lawyer
1:35 PM
The development of New World Leishmania species in their sand fly vectors
Paulo Pimenta, Oswaldo Cruz Institute - FIOCRUZ
3:15 PM
3:25 PM
Towards sand fly-based strategies against leishmaniasis
Marcelo Ortigao, University of Notre Dame
3:50 PM
Midgut transcript expression profiling in Leishmania-infected sand flies
Ryan Jochim, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
4:15 PM
A new approach to VL control in Latin America
Gordon Hamilton, Keele University
4:40 PM
Genetic exchange in Leishmania during development in the sand fly midgut
Phillip G. Lawyer, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases
5:05 PM
Closing Comments - M. Ortigao
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