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CLOSED: Job: Research Assistant - Molecular Parasitology

November 11, 2010 - 19:31 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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This is an exciting laboratory-based opportunity to work with members and collaborators of Menzies Global Health Division on a variety of molecular aspects of malaria, including drug resistance, parasite genetics and epidemiology.

Development of artemisinin

November 10, 2010 - 15:17 -- Wallace Peters
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As a follow-up to my recent comments here on "Human behaviour" , I have drawn on a section of my autobiography that is currently under review. This material is very relevant to the global situation regarding the problem of malaria chemotherapy and the role of human behaviour. As it is, however, too long to be included in these pages, I have posted it on my website where it can be located at www.wallacepeters.com , under the title "Conversations with myself - 8th November 2010 - Miracle Chinese antimalarial threatened by human folly".

Short flight for mosquitoes; giant step for genetic control

November 4, 2010 - 22:50 -- Mark Benedict

In a recent blog, I congratulated Oxitec on the first release of transgenic Aedes aegypti for control purposes on Grand Cayman (GC) in the Caribbean. At that time, the results had not been made public. Today (4-Nov-2010), further information was released at the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene meeting in Atlanta, USA. Well, were those transgenic males up to the task?

My introduction

October 31, 2010 - 06:09 -- Ron Marchand

My name is Ron Marchand (1951), Dutch, biologist by training and I started to work in malaria entomology in 1978 with studies on the mating behaviour and biochemical identification of sibling species of the An. gambiae Group in Tanzania. For a too short time after that I was involved in a prematurely ended research programme to develop genetic control methods for malaria vectors in the Netherlands.

The Lancet Series on Malaria Elimination

October 29, 2010 - 04:20 -- The Global Heal...

UCSF Experts Outline New Strategy to Eliminate Malaria

November 5, 2010 - Global health experts at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have outlined a new strategy and action plan to help countries eliminate malaria and bring the world closer to global eradication of the deadly disease.

PhD Thesis: Bahavioural, ecological and genetic determinants of mating and gene flow in African malaria mosquitoes

October 27, 2010 - 14:39 -- Kija Nghabi
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Kija R.N. Ng’habi

This thesis specifically investigated (i) the effect of larval density and nutrition on the mating competitiveness of adult male Anopheles gambiae s.s mosquitoes (ii) compared the physiological fitness of male Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes between laboratory and field populations, (iii) the potential for establishing a self-replicating Anopheles arabiensis population in an enclosed semi-natural environment and observing its genetic variation over time, (iv) the development of a PCR-based method for assessing male mating success among inseminated female An. gambiae and (v) the population genetic structure of An. gambiae s. l. along the Kilombero valley (southern Tanzania).

The Good and the Bad Guys.

October 27, 2010 - 11:09 -- Patrick Sampao

After a long stint, I finally managed to go home for a visit last weekend. Its been raining in Nairobi over the last few days so there are puddles of water here and there and my home is no exception. You already know am going to talk about mosquitoes and malaria well yes I am.

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