The Gnatwork: building capacity for research on neglected vectors
The Gnatwork brings together researchers on blackflies, sandflies and biting midges from around the world to address technical issues that arise when working on small biting flies.
Over the course of the Gnatwork, we have run three funding calls to support collaborative small-scale studies within the community.
The Gnatwork hosted two international workshops (Bangladesh 2018 and Brazil 2019) over the course of the project.
The Ceratopogonidae Information Exchange
Hosted by Belmont University to provide information on the Dipteran family Ceratopogonidae.
29th June - 3rd July 2020. A theoretical and practical course on experimental infection of insect vectors with BSL2 and BSL3 pathogens.
‘Hands on’ Course on Arthropods of Medical and Veterinary Significance: A global perspective, from theory to practice. 6 - 10 July 2020.
Our Network Manager travelled to Ghana with Dr Marion England to meet her project co-investigator and visit project field sites
Our final meeting will be held at The Pirbright Institute, UK (May 2020)