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EMBO Workshop

Molecular and population biology of mosquitoes and other disease vectors

22 – 26 July 2019 | Kolymbari, Chania, Greece

  • Registration Deadline
  • 10 April 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 10 April 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 1 May 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 June 2019

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About the Workshop

The field of vector-borne diseases is a prime example where basic biological research can have major impacts on a global scale. The control of vector populations and disease transmission are regarded as key components of an international effort to eliminate malaria and other vector-borne diseases. The frequent and explosive recent outbreaks of arboviral diseases such as Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya in South and Central America highlights the need for intensified research towards detailed understanding of pathogen transmission by invasive mosquito species. In this effort, novel technologies such as CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing have helped redesign vector genetic control strategies, whilst other key considerations include the spread of insecticide resistance, understanding and predicting disease transmission through deep knowledge of the vector population dynamics, ecology and behaviour, development of transmission blocking interventions based on advanced knowledge of vector-pathogen interactions, dissecting the impact of environmental changes on the spread of invasive species and the emergence of disease outbreaks. Integration of these different scientific disciplines can dramatically aid vector control and disease elimination. Therefore, continuation of this meeting series is important for the continued development of the field and for attracting new researchers to this area.

Topics: Microbiology, Virology & Pathogens, Evolution and Ecology

About EMBO Courses and Workshops

EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).

Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 10 April 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 10 April 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 1 May 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 June 2019



Registration includes:

Registration fee includes participation in all conference events, meals (breakfast, lunch dinner), gala dinner and refreshments.


Payments will be made via online payment. Details will be provided to selected participants at the time of notification.

Selection criteria

All the participants are requested to either give a short talk or present a poster. Most of the posters will be accompanied by a turbo talk. Applicants are requested to indicate their preference for a short talk or poster in up to two scientific sessions. Papers will be selected for short talks or poster presentations by the organising and steering committees based on their scientific merit and relevance to the field.

Abstract guidelines

Title: 120 Characters including spaces


Author affiliations

Abstract: 150 words

Poster specifications

A1 paper (594x641 mm or 23.4x33.1 in). Should include title (120 characters max), authors, author affiliations, abstract (150 words max), presenter name and email address.

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for participants. Applicants do not need to apply separately for travel grants for this event but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered for a travel grant. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants' page.

Child care grant

EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional child care costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at any EMBO Courses and Workshop funded meeting. Eligible costs include fees for a caregiver or child-care facility, travel costs for a caregiver, or travel costs for taking the child to the meeting etc. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for the grant. Please also describe how you intend to use the child care grant and specify the sum that you will need.

Additional Information

Fellowships for participation to the conference will be provided to a maximum of 12 researchers from low and/or middle income countries as well as 8 young researchers (PhD students or early-stage postdocs). These fellowships will be in the form of a waiver of registration and accommodation fees. Except invited speakers, all other participants, including fellows, will be responsible for their own travel arrangements.

The majority of participants requesting accommodation will be housed in shared rooms in the OAC.



George Christophides





Orthodox Academy of Crete

Kolymbari, Chania

Crete 73006


Phone +302824022245
Fax: +302824022060


The majority of participants requesting accommodation will be housed in shared rooms in the OAC or in hotels in walking distance from the OAC. Invited speakers and participants with special needs will be given priority to the limited number of single room accommodations. Fast WiFi access is freely provided to all participants throughout the premises of the OAC.


The "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" International airport of Chania is well served during the summer. The distance between the Chania airport and the "Orthodox Academy of Crete" is 47 km (29 mi). Bus transfer from and to the Chania airport will be organised for the afternoon of 21st July and the morning of 27th July, respectively. Details will be provided closer to the time of the conference. Participants may also take a taxi from the airport that costs about 50-60 Euro if they arrive outside standard times at their expense.

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