Skip Navigation

News & Events

Skip Content Marketing
  • Share this:
  • submit to facebook
  • Tweet it
  • submit to reddit
  • submit to StumbleUpon
  • submit to Google +

Effect of Vector Innate Immunity and Human-Derived Immune Molecules on the Transmission of Vector-Borne Pathogens NIAID Workshop May 14 – 15, 2013

Day One

Topic One: Vector Innate immunity

9:00 – 9:45
Mosquito immunity to human pathogens and its translational potential
George Dimopoulus

9:45 – 10:15
The effects of nutritional status on the vectorial capacity of
Anopheles mosquitoes
Nazzy Pakpour

10:15 – 10:45
Harnessing endogenous miRNAs to restrict tissue tropism
of modified viruses as a vehicle to drive tissue-specific RNAi in the mosquito
Bart Bryant

10:45 – 11:00
Break

11:00 – 11:45
Drosophila melanogaster: a model organism for innate immunity studies
Todd Schlenke

11:45 – 12:15
Impact of the circadian clock on the immunity of mosquito against Plasmodium parasites
Yang Chen

12:15 – 1:30
Break

1:30 – 2:00
Tolerance as a component of mosquito immune defense
Sarah Short

2:00 – 2:30
DISCUSSION

2:30 – 3:00
Break

Topic Two: Vector Microbiome

3:00- 3:45
Insect microbiomes: influential factors in disease transmission
Serap Aksoy

3:45 – 4:15
The gut microbiome of insects: a moving target?
Nicole Broderick

4:15 – 4:45
Systems biology of a model host-pathogen interaction
Nathan Mortimer

4:45 – 5:15
DISCUSSION

Adjournment Day One

Day Two

Topic Two (cont.): Vector Microbiome

8:30 – 9:15
The tick microbiome: what is it?
Uli Munderloh

9:15 – 9:45
The tick microbiome as a potential modulator of host vector competence
Brian Weiss

9:45 – 10:15
Influence of Wolbachia: microbiome reciprocal interactions on mosquito fitness
Horacio Frydman

10:15 – 10:30
Break

10:30 – 11:00
Epigenetic regulation of vector competence
Joanna Chiu

11:00 – 11:45
The effects of ingested mammalian blood factors on vector arthropod immunity and physiology
Shirley Luckhart

11:45 – 12:15
DISCUSSION

12:15 – 1:30
Break

1:30 – 3:00
INTEGRATION and DISCUSSION
Wolfgang/Adriana/Tonu

Meeting Adjournment

Last Updated June 24, 2013

Last Reviewed June 24, 2013