Events

4th ANTI-VeC Annual UK Meeting (Webinar Series), December 2021

ANTI-VeC's 4th annual meeting will again run virtually this year due to COVID-19 and because we would like to include as many of our international members as possible. This year's event will be an opportunity to hear the results and conclusions of projects that have been awarded via the network's pump-priming awards.

The meeting will run over 3 days in December 2021.

 

WEBINAR SCHEDULE

The seminars will each start at 13:00 (GMT), running for approx 2.5 hours each.

WEBINAR 1: Thursday 9th December, 13:00-15:30         

WEBINAR 2: Tuesday 14th December, 13:00-15:30         

WEBINAR 3: Thursday 16th December, 13:00-15:30         

 

PROGRAMME

The programme may change between now and the meeting, and if there are any changes we will let you know via the ANTI-VeC newsletter and via Eventbrite notifications. 

 

PRESENTERS

Professor Steve Sinkins, University of Glasgow

Professor Andrea Crisanti, Imperial College London

Dr Tony Nolan, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Michelle Connolly, University of Glasgow

 

SPEAKERS

  • Abdoulaye Diabate, Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Sante (IRSS)
  • Alekos Simoni, Polo GGB
  • Alvaro Acosta-Serrano, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Ann Kelly, King’s College London
  • Etienne Bilgo, Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Sante (IRSS)
  • Fatalmoudou Tandina, University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako (USTTB)
  • Greg Hurst, University of Liverpool
  • Hanafy Ismail, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Jandouwe Villinger, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (Icipe)
  • Jeremy Herren, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (Icipe)
  • Lina Finda, Ifakara Health Institute
  • Marcos Georgiades, University College London
  • Rafael Vivero-Gomez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Tony Nolan, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine 

 

REGISTRATION is now open

Register here on Eventbrite.

 

WEBINAR LINKS

Before each webinar, you will receive webinar links and information about how to join, and a further reminder will be sent on the day of each webinar via the ANTI-VeC Newsletter. Please make sure you check your SPAM folder.

 

IT/ZOOM Requirements

We will be using the Zoom videoconferencing platform to deliver our webinar series.  If you do not have a zoom account we encourage you to sign up and download Zoom here in advance of the webinars.

You can find information here on System requirements for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

You can find information here on getting started on Windows and Mac.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please email ANTI-VeC Team

anti-vec-network@glasgow.ac.uk

ANTI-VeC Webinar Series, May-June 2021

ANTI-VeC two-part webinar series: Latest trials of vector control strategies for vector-borne disease, and stakeholder/public engagement workshop

These webinars have two aims:

  1. To provide vector-borne disease researchers with a status update of the latest trials for techniques to control mosquito- and fly-borne disease, focusing on gene drive, endosymbionts and host-seeking manipulation techniques, and
  2. To host an open discussion and opportunity for researchers working in these fields to pose questions to our expert panels. The second of our webinars aims to equip participants with tools and resources to help design and implement effective engagement strategies for trials of genetically modified organisms, transmission blocking, gene drive and other technologies.

Registrations are now open

These webinars are open to ANTI-VeC Members only.  In order to register you will need to provide your unique ANTI-VeC ID number.

If you haven't received your ANTI-VeC ID number via the Network, please contact:

anti-vec-network@glasgow.ac.uk

If you wish to become a member of the Network, please complete the membership form

By registering to this event, you will gain access to both webinars.

If you wish to attend a specific webinar, we ask that you join before 10am the day before that webinar. After this, we cannot guarantee that your membership will be processed in time, if you are not already an ANTI-VeC member.

Webinar links

You will receive links before each webinar via the ANTI-VeC Newsletter.

Please Note: If you don't provide a valid ANTI-VeC Member ID number you will not receive a link.

REGISTER here on Eventbrite for the Webinar Link

 

Webinar Series Schedule

Webinar 1: The latest trials of vector control strategies for vector-borne disease

Tuesday 25th May. 12:30-2:00pm (UK time)

Speakers:

  • Dave O'Brochta, Professor of Entomology (The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, USA)
  • Noushin Emami, Associate Professor of Bioinformatics (Stockholm University, Sweden)
  • Steve Sinkins, Professor of Microbiology and Tropical Medicine (University of Glasgow, UK)

Programme May 2021

Webinar 1, Information Pack will be sent out via the ANTI-VeC Newsletter

 

Webinar 2: Building effective stakeholder and public engagement strategies for vector control projects

Thursday 3rd June. 1:30-3:00pm (UK time)

Speakers:

  • Carolyn Neuhaus, Research Scholar (The Hastings Center, USA)
  • Jason Delborne, Professor of Science, Policy and Society (North Carolina State University, USA)
  • Lea Pare Toe (Stakeholder Engagement Leader, Target Malaria, Burkina Faso)

Programme June 2021

Webinar 2, Information Pack will be sent out via the ANTI-VeC Newsletter.

 

IT/ZOOM Requirements

We will be using the Zoom videoconferencing platform to deliver our webinar series.  If you do not have a zoom account we encourage you to sign up and download Zoom here in advance of the webinars.

You can find information here on System requirements for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

You can find information here on getting started on Windows and Mac.

 

Further Information

Please get in touch with us if you require any further information:

Webinar 1:

Michelle Connolly

ANTI-VeC Network Manager

michelle.connolly@glasgow.ac.uk

 

Webinar 2:

Christo Hall (Webinar Host)

ANTI-VeC Network Communication Officer

Imperial College London

christo.hall@imperial.ac.uk

 

Please contact the ANTI-VeC Team mailbox if you have any general questions:

anti-vec-network@glasgow.ac.uk

3rd ANTI-VeC Annual UK Meeting (Webinar Series), November and December 2020

The 3rd ANTI-VeC Annual meeting – going virtual

The ANTI-VeC Network is pleased to invite you to our 3rd Annual UK meeting.

ANTI-VeC's annual meeting is a great way for our members to come together in one place to discuss progress on their research and to create collaborations.

This year, due to concerns about COVID-19 transmission and travel restrictions, the decision has been taken to run the meeting virtually online.

The meeting will take the form of 4 weekly webinars between mid-November and mid-December, including a short talk on how the network has been adapting to COVID-19 restrictions, before talks from ANTI-VeC funded pump-priming projects and next steps from ANTI-VeC.

WEBINAR SCHEDULE

The seminars will each start at 13:00 (GMT), running for approx 90 minutes each.

WEBINAR 1: Thursday 19th November, 13:00-14:00

WEBINAR 2: Thursday 26th November, 13:00-14:30

WEBINAR 3: Thursday 3rd December, 13:00-14:30

WEBINAR 4: Thursday 10th December, 13:00-14:30

 

PROGRAMME

Download the 3rd Annual UK Meeting Webinar Programme

 

 

PRESENTERS

  • Professor Steve Sinkins, University of Glasgow
  • Professor Andrea Crisanti, Imperial College London
  • Dr Tony Nolan, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Michelle Connolly, University of Glasgow

SPEAKERS

  • Dr Abdoulaye Diabate, Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Sante (IRSS)
  • Dr Alekos Simoni, Imperial College London
  • Dr Alvaro Acosta-Serrano, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Professor Claudia Ximena Moreno Herrera, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Dr Etienne Bilgo, Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Sante (IRSS)
  • Professor Greg Hurst, University of Liverpool
  • Dr Hanafy Ismail, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Dr Jandouwe Villinger, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (Icipe)
  • Dr Jason Somers, University College London
  • Dr Jeremy Herren, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (Icipe)
  • Ms Lina Finda, Ifakara Health Institute
  • Dr Mara Lawniczak, Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Dr Tony Nolan, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine 

 

REGISTRATION - NOW CLOSED

Register here on Eventbrite for the Webinar Link.

 

IT/ZOOM Requirements

We will be using the Zoom videoconferencing platform to deliver our webinar series.  If you do not have a zoom account we encourage you to sign up and download Zoom here in advance of the webinars.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please email ANTI-VeC Team

anti-vec-network@glasgow.ac.uk

2nd ANTI-VeC Annual UK Meeting, London, June 2019

2nd ANTI-VeC Annual UK Meeting - 20th-21st June 2019, London

The second annual UK meeting will take place at Imperial College, London on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st June 2019.

 

Programme 2nd ANTI-VeC Annual Meeting - Final Programme

Delegate Pack 2nd ANTI-VeC Annual Meeting - Delegate Pack

Campus Map Imperial College - South Kensington Campus Map

Delegate List Anti-VeC Annual Meeting June 2019 Delegate List

 

The following speakers have been confirmed:

  • Professor Steve Sinkins, University of Glasgow
  • Professor Andrea Crisanti, Imperial College London
  • Dr Mara Lawniczak, Sanger Institute
  • Dr Jandouwe Villinger, Icipe, Kenya
  • Dr Jeremy Herren, Icipe, Kenya
  • Dr Hanafy Ismail, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Professor Greg Hurst, University of Liverpool
  • Dr Tony Nolan, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Dr Alvaro Acosta-Serrano, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Dr Etienne Bilgo, IRSS, Burkina Faso
  • Dr Ann Kelly, King’s College London
  • Professor Javier Lezaun, University of Oxford
  • Dr Marta Andres Miguel, University College London
  • Dr Pattamaporn Kittayapong, Mahidol University, Thailand
  • Professor Guido Favia, University of Camerino, Italy
  • Professor Austin Burt, Imperial College London
  • Dr Grant Hughes, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Dr Roberto Galizi, Imperial College London
  • Ms Olivia Majorin, Imperial College London
  • Professor Les Firbank, University of Leeds
  • Professor Frederic Tripet, Keele University
  • Dr Morven Roberts, UKRI Medical Research Council (MRC)
  • Ms Alexina Weekes, Wellcome Trust
  • Dr Eva Veronesi, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Dr Simon Carpenter, Pirbright Institute

 

 

1st ANTI-VeC UK Annual Meeting, Glasgow 2018

1st ANTI-VeC Annual UK Meeting - 23rd-24th July 2018, Glasgow

 

The first annual UK meeting was held at the University of Glasgow on 23rd - 24th July 2018.

This was the first network member meeting, which outlined the scope and ambition of the network, and brought together UK and overseas researchers to discuss important topics and breakthroughs in the relevant fields.

The meeting report will soon be made available.

External Conferences and Events

Innate Immunity in Host-Pathogen Interactions, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

POSTPONED to 2022

28 Jun - 1 Jul 2020

Further Information:  https://www.embo-embl-symposia.org/symposia/2020/EES20-06/index.html

 

26th International Congress of Entomology, Finland

POSTPONED, new dates 18-23 July 2021 Entomology, Finland

19-24 July 2020

Further Information: https://ice2020helsinki.fi/

 

International Conference on Vector-borne Diseases, ICVBD 2020 Singapore

August 3-5, 2020

Further Information: http://www.dbs.nus.edu.sg/ICVBD2020/

 

10th Tick & Tick-Borne Pathogen Conference, Romania

24-28 August 2020

Further Information: http://www.zooparaz.net/ttp10/

 

7th PAMCA Annual Conference & Exhibition, Accra, Ghana

POSTPONED

21-23 September, 2020

Further Information: https://www.pamca.org/general-abstract/

 

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), Canada

The 2020 Annual Meeting is proceeding as planned

15-19 November 2020

Further Information: https://www.astmh.org/annual-meeting/future-meetings

 

 

PAST EVENTS

19th International Congress of Infectious Diseases, Malaysia

20-23 February 2020

Further Information: https://www.icid.isid.org/

 

Molecular Approaches to Malaria, Australia

23-27 February 2020

Further Information: https://www.mam2020conference.com.au

 

Annual Meeting of the German Society for Parasitology, Germany

18-21 March 2020

Contact: parasitology@conventus.de

 

 

ANTI-VeC Network Meeting, Genetic and Symbiont-based Control Approaches for Vector Control, Kenya, February 2023

This meeting will take place in Kilifi, Kenya from 26-28th February. The meeting will bring together scientists working on genetic modification of vector insects, and the use of heritable endosymbionts to develop novel tools to prevent vector-borne disease. It will cover both development and implementation of gene drive and symbiont control approaches (including community engagement), symbiont-vector and vector-pathogen interactions, and allied topics such as vector population biology / genetics and vector behaviour.

The meetings are an integral part of the mission of the network, bringing together UK and overseas researchers and building a community.

Confirmed invited speakers include:

  • Diego Ayala, Institut Pasteur Madagascar and IRD
  • Abdoulaye Diabate, IRSS, Burkina Faso
  • George Dimopoulos, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Jeremy Herrenicipe, Kenya
  • Lizette Koekemoer, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Mara Lawniczak, WT Sanger Institute, UK
  • Tony Nolan, LSTM, UK
  • Lea Toe, IRSS, Burkina Faso
  • Frederic Tripet, Keele University, UK
  • Tom Walker, University of Warwick, UK
  • Nikolai Windbichler, Imperial College London, UK
  • Charles Wondji, CRID, Cameroon and LSTM, UK

 

REGISTRATION

Opening soon.

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The ANTI-VeC Network announce a call for applications for abstracts and travel bursaries for eligible network members to present their work at this meeting.

All applications must be within the scope of the ANTI-VeC network and its remit. 

To achive this, the call for abstracts for talks and posters is open to:

  • Registered PhD students and postdoctoral level staff at any level, based anywhere in the world.

All applicants must apply to become a network member if not already one.   Membership is open to all those with an interest in the field and the network is free-of-charge to join via the ANTI-VeC website.

ANTI-VeC will cover registration, accommodation and all meals during the meeting at the venue in Kilifi.  This will be arranged for all accepted presenters (regardless of whether a travel bursary is applied for or not).


DEADLINES
  • Abstract / Bursary Application submission deadline: 25 November 2022, 17:00 GMT
  • Chosen participants will be notified by: 9 December 2022

SELECTION CRITERIA

All applicants are requested to either give a short talk or present a poster.  Applicants are requested to indicate their preference for a short talk or poster.  Papers will be selected for short talks or poster presentations by the ANTI-VeC Network Meeting Organising Committee, based on scientific merit, and fit with the scope of the network and its remit.

TRAVEL BURSARIES (UP TO £1,500)

As part of the abstract submission process, eligible candidates can submit an application for a travel bursary (up to £1,500) if they require funding in order to attend.

Eligible candidates include:

  • Registered PhD students in DAC-list countries
  • All other postdoctoral level staff at any level based in the UK or DAC-list countries

Please refer to the DAC list of ODA recipient countries for information.


SUBMISSION PROCESS

Please refer to the Abstract and Bursary Application Guidance document for further information.

Please complete Section 1 (all applicants) and Section 2 (only eligible applicants requiring travel funding to attend) of the Application Form.  

The application form should be submitted in PDF format to Michelle Connolly at anti-vec-network@glasgow.ac.uk by 25 November 2022, 17:00 GMT.