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Natália
Saab

phD candidate
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: natisaab [at] gmail.com

Hematophagous insects phisiology

Parasite-host (Leishmania-sandflies) interaction

Vertebrate complement system evasion by sandflies and Leishmania

Early career researcher

Dr
Jovana
Sadlova

Assistant Professor
Department of Parasitology, Charles University, Prague
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: sadlovaj [at] natur.cuni.cz

P Parasite-vector-host interactions

Biology of sand flies, Leishmania development and epidemiology

Established researcher

Zahra
Saeidi

PhD candidate
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: saeidizs [at] yahoo.com

Phlebotomine Sand fly rearing and maintaining,

EMRO Phlebotomine Sand fly  identification,

Toxicology,

Susceptibility tests

 

Established researcher

Poulami
Saha

Research fellow
The University of Burdwan
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: poulamiz [at] gmail.com

Systematics and Biology of biting midges of various genera of subfamily Ceratopogoninae

Early career researcher

Dr
Umme
Salma

MS fellow in Dairy Science
Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: salma.cvasu [at] gmail.com

Biting mides & Blackflies

Early career researcher

Dr
Oscar
Salomon

Director
National Institute of Tropical Medicine, Argentina
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: odanielsalomon [at] gmail.com

Eco-epidemilogy, control, biology, colonies

Established researcher

Dr
Mohammed
Samad

Senior Scientific Officer
Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: samad_blri [at] yahoo.co.nz
Early career researcher

Dr
Masse
Sambou

PostDoct
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: massezorro1 [at] gmail.com

Emerging infectious diseases,

Vector-ornes diseases

Parasitology,

Epidemiology

Molecular microbiology

Molecular entomology ,

Mass spectrometry MALDI-TOF .

Early career researcher

Dr
Christopher
Sanders

Senior Postdoctoral Researcher
The Pirbright Institute
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: christopher.sanders [at] pirbright.ac.uk
Established researcher

Dr
Maurice Marcel
SANDEU

Post-doctoral
Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes
E-mail: marcel.sandeu [at] crid-cam.net

Microbiome in Anopheles

Early career researcher

Mr
Antoine
SANOU

Head of Molecular biology lab
Centre National de Recherche et de Formation sur le Paludisme (CNRFP)
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes, Sandflies
E-mail: saantoinebf [at] gmail.com

Disease vectors ecology and behaviour 

Early career researcher

Dr
Maria Clara
Santarém

Doctor
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: mariaclarasantarem [at] gmail.com
Early career researcher

Dr
Raquel
Santos Souza

Postdoctoral researcher
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: raqsouzarj [at] gmail.com

Physiology, molecular biology, mapping, fieldwork

Early career researcher

Dr
Kaushik
Sanyal

DISTRICT ENTOMOLOGIST
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FAMILY WELFARE, GOVT. OF WEST BENGAL, INDIA
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: kaushik.sanyal2009 [at] gmail.com

Dear Sir,

I would like to introduce myself as Dr. Kaushik Sanyal, M.Sc., Ph.D. Recently, I have completed my Ph.D. in Zoology (Specialization Entomology) with studies on Biosystematics of Chironomidae (non-biting midges) from Sikkim, India. Now, I am working as District Entomologist under Health Dept. of Govt. of W.B., India and main job responsibilities are research & survey for all vector borne diseases. Out of 6 (Six) VBDs Kala-azar is endemic here and I am now working on mosquitoes & sand flies. 

Thanking you,

Dr. Kaushik Sanyal

Early career researcher

Dr
Francis
Schaffner

Consultant in medical and veterinary entomology
Francis Schaffner Consultancy
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Sandflies
E-mail: fschaffner.consult [at] gmail.com

Taxonomy; Distribution; Ecology

Established researcher

Dr
Luigi
Sedda

Lecturer in Spatial Epidemiology
Lancaster University
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: l.sedda [at] lancaster.ac.uk

Spatio-temporal statistics applied to vector population dynamics.

Vector dispersion and flight capabilities

Midges and sand flies

Established researcher

Dr
Frederik
Seelig

Partnerships Manager, The Global Vector Hub
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Mosquitoes
E-mail: frederik.seelig [at] lshtm.ac.uk

Vector-borne diseases; global health; science policy; networking.

Early career researcher

Mr
Wilfrid
Sewade

Research Assistant
CREC-Cotonou
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: sessowiles [at] gmail.com

Mosquito biology and control

Early career researcher

Dr
Mathew
Seymour

Research Officer
Bangor University
Area of expertise: Blackflies
E-mail: m.seymour [at] bangor.ac.uk

Ecosystem health and stability are closely linked to biodiversity dynamics (local, spatially and temporally). My interest are in understanding the processes that shape spatial biodiversity patterns, and subsequent inter and intraspecific responses. Traditionally, such assessments have been completed using physical descriptive methods (e.g., taxonomic identification and morphological characterization). Recent advances in molecular techniques now allow for alternative and rapid assessment of biodiversity using environmental sampling, allowing for more a more generalized set of analytical tools to characterize a much wider range of biodiversity. Presently I am assessing the power of using environmental DNA (eDNA) to assess diversity patterns and eDNA persistence dyanmics in rivers using high through-put sequencing and quantitative PCR (qPCR), in conjunction with traditional taxonomic assessments of biodiversity across large temporal and spatial scales.

Early career researcher

Dr
Mishuk
Shaha

MS Fellow
Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: mishukshaha38 [at] gmail.com
Early career researcher

Mr
Ken
Sherlock

Entomology Technician
University of Liverpool
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Blackflies, Sandflies
E-mail: ks007 [at] liverpool.ac.uk
Established researcher

Mr
Cabirou Mounchili
Shintouo

Student
University of Buea
Area of expertise: Blackflies
E-mail: shintouocabi [at] gmail.com
Early career researcher

Mr
Md. Nazmus Sakib
Shohag

Student
University of Rajshahi
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: shohagparvage0 [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
PHILLIP
SHULTS

PhD student
Texas A&M University
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: ptshults [at] tamu.edu

Population genetics, taxonomy, and systematics.

Early career researcher

Professor
Cornelia
Silaghi

Head of Department
Friedrich Loeffler Institut
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: cornelia.silaghi [at] fli.de

Vector competence, vector-pathogen-interactions, epidemiology

Established researcher

Dr
Francinaldo
Silva

Teacher and Researcher
Center for Agrarian and Environmental Sciences, Federal University of Maranhão
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Sandflies
E-mail: sandflybr [at] gmail.com

Vector Control

Established researcher

Dr
Stefanos
Siozios

Research Assistant
University of Liverpool
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: siozioss [at] liverpool.ac.uk

Insect-microbe symbiosis. Symbiont and pathogen genomics. Nanopore sequencing technologies.

Early career researcher

Dr
Renate
Smallegange

Commissioning editor
Wageningen Academic Publishers
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: renate.smallegange [at] gmail.com

Vector biology and control, chemical ecology, insect behaviour, vector-host-pathogen interactions

Established researcher

Dr
Germanus
Soh Bah

Regional Chief of Centre
Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD)
Area of expertise: Blackflies
E-mail: bahsohg2002 [at] yahoo.com

I am interested in Filaria research using the cattle  Onchocerca ochengi transmitted by Simulium damnosum sl. which breeds in fast flowing streams or rivers to test new drugs, study filaria immunology and run vaccine trials. i am also involved in the management of researchers and research projects. However, my initial passion was in livestock reproduction.

Established researcher

Miss
Charlotte
Sohier

Phd student
CODA CERVA
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: charlotte.sohier [at] coda-cerva.be

Schmallenberg

vector competence

 

Early career researcher

Kaleab
Solomon

Clinical officer
MSF
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: Mkykalso [at] gmail.com
Established researcher

Dr
Byregowda
Sonnahallipura

Director
Institute of Animal Health and Veterinary Biologicals
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: smbyregowda [at] gmail.com

Virology,

Bluetongue in sheep,

Culicoides 

Molecular Biology

Vaccines and Diagnostics

Established researcher

Mr
Lucas
Sousa-Paula

Ph.D. student
Aggeu Magalhães Institute, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz Pernambuco)
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: lcsousapaula [at] gmail.com
Vector-borne diseases; Phlebotomine sand flies ecology; Phlebotomine sand flies species complex; Cryptic species' vectorial role.
Early career researcher

Mr
Naresh
Srinivasan

Young Professional
Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: nareshseenu18 [at] gmail.com

Bluetongue epidemiology, Diagnostics, vector studies and vaccine production

Early career researcher

Dr
ORNELA
Stechina

Researcher
Instituto de Medicina Regional- Universidad Nacional del Nordeste
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes
E-mail: ornela_ss [at] hotmail.com

eco-epidemiology of arbovirosis
arbovirus vectors
arthropod-borne viruses

Early career researcher

Dr
Jessica
Stokes

Postdoctoral Researcher
The Pirbright Institute
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: jessica.stokes [at] pirbright.ac.uk
Early career researcher

Miss
Jo
Stoner

Insectary Lab Manager
The Pirbright Institute
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: jo.stoner [at] pirbright.ac.uk
Early career researcher

Dr
Clare
Strode

Reader in Vector Biology
Edge Hill University
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes
E-mail: strodecl [at] edgehill.ac.uk

Surveillance for invasive mosquito species, mosquito control, insecticide resistance

Established researcher

Dr
Francesca
Stubbins

Hemipteran Research Scientist
Monsanto
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: francesca.stubbins [at] monsanto.com
Early career researcher

Dr
Tatiana
Sulesco

Head of Laboratory of Systematics and Molecular Phylogeny
Institute of Zoology
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes, Sandflies
E-mail: tatiana_sulesco [at] yahoo.com

Taxonomy, vector ecology, geographycal distribution of arthropod-borne diseases and their  vectors,  vector-borne disease transmission

Early career researcher

Dr
Dustin
Swanson

Biological Science Technician
Arthropod-Borne Animal Disease Research Unit, USDA-ARS
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Blackflies
E-mail: dustin.swanson [at] ars.usda.gov

I am interested in the systematics and ecology of Ceratopogonidae, especially the genus Culicoides. I also have an interest in the ecology and medical-veterinary importance of black flies. 

Early career researcher

Dr
Victoria
Sy

Research Assistant
The Pirbright Institute
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes
E-mail: victoria.sy [at] pirbright.ac.uk
Early career researcher

Dr
Enrique Alejandro
Szelag

Researcher-Professor
Instituto de Medicina Regional, Universidad Nacional del Nordeste.
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: szelag_enrique [at] yahoo.com.ar

Especially dedicated to insect-borne diseases. Leishmaniasis eco-epidemiology. Phlebotominae taxonomy and biology

Early career researcher