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2nd Joint Symposium of EU/FP7-Funded Projects for Malaria Vector Biology and Control

24th July 2011 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, Kolymbari, Crete, Greece

The objective of this symposium is to provide the unique opportunity for a closer interaction amongst the EU-FP7 funded consortia for vector research-based malaria control initiatives. It should also provide the occasion for the common evaluation committee (EVEC), which was formed by the European Commission, to assess the research progress made by the four EU-FP7-Health Cooperation programme funded projects, which have completed the first two years of operation of the EU funded projects. The programme is a combination of presentation of the six research consortia funded by the EU–FP7 with their latest cutting-edge research results, and a discussion on relevant funding priorities after FP7.

An additional important aspect to note is that this year’s meeting will be followed by the 5th International Meeting on the “Molecular and population biology of mosquitoes and other disease vectors”, which will take place in the same place on July 25-30, 2011.


7:00-8:15 - Breakfast

8:30-9:00 - Introductory remarks and introduction of EVEC members
(Inmaculada Peñas-Jiménez)

9:00-9:40 - AnoPopAge (Steven Sinkins)
Population age structure and age structure modification via Wolbachia in Anopheles gambiae

9:40-10:20 - TransMalariaBloc (George Christophidis)
Blocking Malaria Transmission by Vaccines, Drugs and Immune Mosquitoes: Efficacy Assessment and Targets

10:20-10:40 - Coffee break

10:40-11:20 - MALVECBLOK (Elena Levashina)
Population biology and molecular genetics of vectorial capacity in Anopheles gambiae: targeting reproductive behavior and immunity for transmission-refractory interventions

11:20-12:00 - ENAROMaTIC (Kostas Iatrou)
European Network for Advanced Research on Olfaction for Malaria Transmitting Insect Control

12:00-12:30 - AVECNET (Hilary Ranson)
Controlling malaria by hitting the vector: New or Improved Vector Control Tools

12:30-13:00 - INFRAVEC (Andrea Crisanti)
Research capacity for the implementation of genetic control of mosquitoes

13:15-15:00 - Lunch and relaxation time

15:00-17:00 - Close-door EVEC interviews with representatives of the funded consortia

15:00-15:30 - EVEC-AnoPopAge interview

15:30-16:00 - EVEC-TransMalariaBloc interview

16:00-16:30 - EVEC-MALVECBLOK interview

16:30-17:00 - EVEC-ENAROMaTIC interview

17:00-17:30 - Coffee break

17:30-19:00 - Round table discussion on relevant funding priorities after FP7

19:00-19:15 - Closing remarks (Inmaculada Peñas-Jiménez)

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During the interviews the rest of the participants will be exchanging ideas in preparation for the Round table discussion on relevant funding priorities after FP7.

EVEC Advisory members will be asked to prepare a report per project to be presented to the EC

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