The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Gnatwork International Workshop, 2019
Dates: 4-8 Nov 2019
Location: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
The first day of the week-long workshop (4 November) will consist of a conference day of talks, consisting of lectures from experts on vector ecology and epidemiology. This day is open to all and free to attend. They will also hold a poster session on this day for early-career researchers to present their current work.
Following this, they are holding a four-day training course for 30 early-career researchers, to teach practical laboratory and field skills for research across sandflies, blackflies and biting midges. Sessions will be held on:
Basic experimental design
Morphological identification of the three vector groups
Field work techniques and trapping
Molecular barcoding of vectors
30 travel bursaries are available for early-career researchers based in South American countires receiving Official Development Assistance to attend the week-long workshop. They will provide accomodation, in addition to a contribution towards travel and subsistence (up to £250).