BBSRC is sponsoring this event.
The purpose of the conference is to bring together members of the major UK research groups who have an interest in vectors or vector-borne diseases which could be a threat to the UK. It will also include groups with wider areas of expertise, such as vaccine development, genetically modified vectors, and also groups with experience in the control of similar diseases overseas.
The first meeting on this topic (held in 2012) provided an excellent opportunity for UK researchers to share their current knowledge, identify important research gaps and expand their collaborations. We hope this meeting will also achieve these goals.
Members of key UK Government departments and their agencies will be invited, along with representatives of European organisations with an interest in this topic. The meeting will assist UK Government departments and their agencies to:
- assess accurately the risks posed by both new and emerging disease agents
- set policies which mitigate these risks
- avoid activities and policies which increase them
The meeting is being hosted by the Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool with the National Institute for Health Research HPRU in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections.
- Biting midges
- Other vectors
- The European perspective
- New technologies
How to register
Attendance at the conference costs £120.
Book your place by 30 October 2014 via the University of Liverpool website.