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CLOSED: Job: Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Vector Group, LSTM

October 13, 2011 - 19:57 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

Organisation:
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Location: Liverpool, UK
Salary: £30,870 - £35,789 (DOE)
Deadline for applications: 27th October 2011 (noon BST)
Interviews: 14th November 2011
 
Full-Time, Fixed-Term 15 month appointment
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CLOSED: Job: Post-Doctoral Position to study the effect of low power microwaves on Plasmodium falciparum

October 13, 2011 - 19:06 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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A post-doctoral position is available in the Dept. of Medicine, Penn State Univ. College of Medicine (USA) to work on a new research effort sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Open Access needs Open Education and Vice-Versa

October 13, 2011 - 13:38 -- Tom Olijhoek

 While one in six humans lives in abject poverty, half the world’s people live  in a state of knowledge deprivation, meaning that they cannot obtain  the basic knowledge or technologies necessary for a decent life, to raise their children, eat well, enjoy good health and improve their circumstances. They also lack the empowerment that goes with solving their own problems. (From: Open Science, CSIRO Publishing  2010)

Persistence Pays: piggyBac Remobilization in Anopheles

October 13, 2011 - 11:52 -- Mark Benedict
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Dave O’brochta of the University of Maryland has long insisted that merely developing the capacity to perform germline transformation of mosquitoes is not enough to claim a full-blown forward-genetic manipulation system. However, once transposable elements and vectors were available for Aedes and Anopheles, the enthusiasm for developing fundamentally new information about germline transformation waned – at least for many who would use it. Not for all though.

 

WHO: Zero malaria deaths by 2015 was 'wildly ambitious goal'

October 7, 2011 - 17:29 -- Bart G.J. Knols

Today Roll Back Malaria published a 'Leadership Interview' with Dr. Newman, Director of WHO's Global Malaria Programme and Mr. Brandling-Bennett, Deputy Director of the malaria programme at the Gates Foundation. For the full interview, see here. This interview marks an important development: WHO declares that the Millennium Development Goal's target of zero deaths by the year 2015 'was a wildly ambitious goal'. Are we seeing the first cracks in the promises made at the beginning of this millennium?

Malaria can be eliminated from Africa

October 6, 2011 - 09:30 -- Bart G.J. Knols

A perspective article carrying the above title appeared in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene this month. As it was freely accessible I have taken the liberty to attach it to this editorial (hoping the publisher will not come after me...) for those of you that have not seen it. 

In it, Carlos Campbell and Rick Steketee inject encouragement into all of us that we have made substantial gains in the battle against malaria over the last decade, and that with the same relentlessness we may actually succeed in wiping the scourge off the continent. The article is a pleasant read when one starts up the computer and reads this first thing in the morning...

CLOSED: Job: Senior Technical Advisor for Malaria and other Infectious Diseases, USA

September 29, 2011 - 21:00 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
MalariaWorldPosition ID: FY2011-84.IDG
Hours: Full-time
Salary: Competitive. Commensurate with experience
Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Location: Bethesda, Maryland (HQ), USA

Cost & feasibility of mosquito control with larviciding and environmental engineering in an urban area

September 23, 2011 - 13:34 -- Rune Bosselmann
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This is the last of a string articles from a project on use of larviciding, using b.sphaericus granules of a "kitchen counter" formulation,  and bit of environmental engineering for mosquito control. The method provided better than 90% mosquito reduction in the intervention zone. The results were detailed in previous reports from the study in two urban areas in Burkina Faso.

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