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Mr
Fredy
Galvis Ovallos

Researcher
Epidemiology department, public health school, sao Paulo University
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: galvisfregao [at] gmail.com

Sandflies ecology, vector capacity, transmission Dynamics

Early career researcher

Dr
Juan José
García

Profesor
Center for Studies on Vectors and Parasites-CEPAVE (UNLP-CONICET) at University of la Plata, School of natural Sciences
Area of expertise: Blackflies, Mosquitoes
E-mail: juan [at] cepave.edu.ar

Mosquitoes and blackflies biological control

Established researcher

Dr
Julian
Garcia-Rejon

Research professor
Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes
E-mail: julian.garcia [at] correo.uady.mx

Mosquito ecology and arboviruses

Established researcher

Dr
Rajesh Babu
Garlapati

Lead Entomologist
CARE India
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes, Sandflies
E-mail: rajeshagrico [at] gmail.com

I am interested to work on sand fly ecology, behaviour, breeding sites and feeding preferences. Also interested to learn about gnats and black flies also.

Early career researcher

Dr
Claire
Garros

Researcher, medical and veterinary entomologist
Cirad
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: garros [at] cirad.fr

ECOLOGY OF VECTOR BORNE DISEASES

culicoides taxonomy, biology, ecology and control

 

Established researcher

Dr
Javier Alfonso
Garza-Hernández

Researcher
Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez
Area of expertise: Blackflies
E-mail: biolgarza [at] gmail.com

I am interested in ecology, mating behavior, biocontrol of hematophagous dipterans. Also in arbovirus detection and insect pathology.

Early career researcher

Mrs
Kamila
Gaudêncio da S. Sales

PhD student
Aggeu Magalhães Institute (IAM) - Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Brazil.
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: kamilasalesg [at] gmail.com

- Vector-borne diseases

- Sand fly biology

- Pathogen-vector interaction

- Molecular taxonomy

Early career researcher

Mr
Agustin
Gavilanes

Student of Biology
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes
E-mail: agustinhoo [at] hotmail.com

As a future bachelor in Biology, I developed my university path in the field of entomology, at the beginning with taxonomy, but at the two years I spent my time in a applicable field, in the vector control and survalence, developmeant of repellents and atractants, developmeant of traps, with high interess for chemistry ecology and behavoir

 

 

 

 

 

Early career researcher

Mr
Dennis
Gayi

Crop entomologist
National Agriculture Research Organisation (NARO) Uganda
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: gayidennis1983 [at] gmail.com

1.Laboratory rearing techniques for insects and insect vectors.

2.Molecular characterisation of insects and insect vectors

3. Ecological and predisposing insect-vector interractions.

 

Early career researcher

Professor
Fernando
Genta

Senior Researcher
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: gentafernando [at] gmail.com
Established researcher

Professor
Alec
Gerry

Professor of Veterinary Entomology
University of California at Riverside
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: alec.gerry [at] ucr.edu

Culicoides ecology.  Use of animal-baited and odor baited traps for capture of blood-feeding insects.

Established researcher

Mr
Tapon Kumar
Ghosh

Student
University of Rajshahi
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: topu.ru62 [at] gmail.com
Kala-azar or Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) is a parasitic disease which has been recorded in South-East Asia during early 1800’s. It seems to have blowout along the Ganges and the Brahmaputra rivers, the major transport routs of Bengal and Bangladesh. In this area, Kala-azar was first described in 1824 in the Jessore district where about 75,000 people died. An intensive control program aimed at the eradication of malaria was mounted in the late 1950s and early 1960s throughout the South Asian sub-continent with the main effort based on indoor residual spraying (IRS) of DDT. Kala-azar is mainly caused by Leishmania donovani, L. infantum, or L. chagasi, but occasionally these species may cause other forms of disease. The cutaneous form of the disease is caused by more than 15 species of Leishmania. Leishmaniasis is mainly transferred by the bite of infected female phlebotomine sandflies which can transmit the protozoa Leishmania. This sandflies act as the vector.   VL is now endemic in many Bangladeshi areas, with the Mymensingh district representing over 50% of the cases. There is substantial underreporting. In 2007, the estimated number of active cases was 136,500. However, less than 5,000 cases were reported that same year. The estimated incidence of VL, according to recent studies, is 15.6/1,000 person-years in Fulbaria and 27/10,000 population in Godagari and Rajshahi.   A survey, conducted in 2006-2007, showed that when seeking care outside the community, 52% of patients made use of the public sector, 13% used poorly trained private practitioners and 28% used local chemists in order to obtain treatment. The awareness of VL is very low. Generally, in communities, VL is seen as ‘any fever that cannot be cured by the local drug sellers’.   As sandflies play a significant role in spreading the dangerous VL disease in different parts of Bangladesh, so this alarming rate of occurring VL in Bangladesh lead me to fix the mind setup to work with sand flies.  
Early career researcher

Mr
Debashis
Ghosh

Assistantant Coordination Manager
icddr,b
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Sandflies
E-mail: deba.du [at] yahoo.com

Leishmaniasis

Established researcher

Professor
Gabriella
Gibson

Professor of Medical Entomology
NRI, University of Greenwich
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Blackflies, Mosquitoes
E-mail: g.gibson [at] gre.ac.uk

Behaviour of blood-sucking insects with the aim of designing surveillance and control tools to reduce vector-borne disease.  Research conducted under controlled conditions in NR behaviour labs and in the field, especially in Burkina Faso, Benin, Kenya and Cameroon.

Established researcher

Dr
Awa
GNEME

Assistant Professor
Université Joseph
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes
E-mail: gplouise [at] yahoo.fr

Vectors ecology, Vector_Pathogens interactions

Early career researcher

Sonia
Gomez

PhD fellow
ISGlobal
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: soniaares [at] gmail.com
Early career researcher

Dr
Estela
Gonzalez

Research Scientist
The Pirbright Institute
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: estela.gonzalez [at] pirbright.ac.uk
Early career researcher

Dr
Mikel Alexander
González González de Heredia

Entomologist researcher
NEIKER- Basque Institution for Agricultural Research and Development
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Mosquitoes, Sandflies
E-mail: mikelalexandergonzalez86 [at] gmail.com

Post-Doc researcher

 

I am an early career researcher with 4 years expertise in Culicoides biting midges (Ph. D. Dissertation entitled: “The genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in the Basque Country, Northern Spain”), 2 years experience in sand flies (1st Post-Doc, project named “Field trials of synthetic sex pheromone to reduce visceral leishmaniasis transmission by Lutzomyia longipalpis in Brazil”) and 3 years with mosquitoes (2nd Post-Doc in a project named “An integrated program for surveillance, disease prevention and control of the Asian Tiger Mosquito Aedes albopictus in Northern Spain”).

 

I have been working in Spain, England and Brazil on the ecology and biology of these important blood-sucking Diptera groups. My mother tongue is Spanish but I also speak and write in Portuguese and English. I consider myself a genuine field entomologist (passionate about trapping, surveillance and classical taxonomy) with high enthusiasm for nature but with some experience also in laboratory/molecular tasks. 

Early career researcher

Professor
Yuval
Gottlieb

Associate Professor
The Hebrew University
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: gottlieb.yuval [at] mail.huji.ac.il

Interaction between bacterial symbionts, viruses and midges.

Midges ecology in dairy farms.

 

Established researcher

Dr
John
Graham-Brown

Lecturer in Livestock Health and Welfare
Institute of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool
Area of expertise: Blackflies
E-mail: xp0u405d [at] liv.ac.uk

Veterinary parasites and vectors, diagnostics and surveillance

Early career researcher

Mr
Elmer
Gray

Research Professional and Public Health Specialist
The University of Georgia
Area of expertise: Blackflies, Mosquitoes
E-mail: ewgray [at] uga.edu

We have maintained the only known colony of black flies (Simulium vittatum cytospecies IS-7) for the past 27 years. A wide variety of research projects have been conducted with specimens from this colony and eggs and adults are readily available for approved collaborators. Our particular interest is Commercial Research and Development associated with the biological larvicide Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis and larval feeding, although adult feeding studies are currently being conducted. I have also worked on three continents conducting and advising black fly suppression programs. This work includes personally operating a localized black fly suppression program for the past 24 years in the southeastern United States. 

Established researcher

Mr
Yannick
Grimaud

ingineer
GDS Réunion
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: yannick.grimaud [at] hotmail.fr
Early career researcher

Dr
Helene
Guis

epidemiology of vector-borne diseases
CIRAD - Institut Pasteur de Madagascar
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: helene.guis [at] cirad.fr

spatial epidemiology, distribution modelling and mapping, risk modelling and mapping, Culicoides, animal health, One Health,arboviruses, surveillance

Established researcher

Dr
Serafin
Gutierrez

Principal investigator
CIRAD
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: serafin.gutierrez [at] cirad.fr

- Ecology and evolution of arboviruses

- Community ecology of viruses associated to arthropod vectors

Established researcher