Proceedings of the joint WHO/TDR, NIAD, IAEA and Frontis workshop on bridging laboratory and field research for genetic control of disease vectors, Nairobi, Kenya 14-16 July 2004

B.G.J. Knols (Editor), H. Bossin (Editor)

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Abstract

Contemporary research on genetic control of disease-transmitting insects knows two kinds of scientists: those that work in the laboratory and those known as `field people¿. Over the last decade, both groups seem to have developed differing research priorities, address fundamentally different aspects within the overall discipline of infectious-disease control, and worse, have developed a scientific `language¿ that is no longer understood by the `other¿ party. This gap widens every day, between the North and the South, between ecologists and molecular biologists, geneticists and behaviourists, etc. The need to develop a common research agenda that bridges this gap has been identified as a top priority by all parties involved. Only then shall the goal of developing appropriate genetic-control strategies for vectors of disease become reality. This book is the reflection of a workshop, held in Nairobi (Kenya) in July 2004, that addressed the above issues. It brought together a good representation of both the molecular and ecological research disciplines and, for the first time, included a significant number of researchers from disease-endemic countries. The research agenda presented here will serve the research and science-policy communities alike, and guide sponsoring organizations with the selection of priority areas for research funding
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer
Number of pages225
ISBN (Print)9781402037993
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameWageningen UR Frontis series
PublisherSpringer
No.vol. 11
ISSN (Print)1573-4544

Keywords

  • insects
  • disease vectors
  • vector control
  • genetic control
  • laboratory tests
  • field tests

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