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Molecular Targets for Control of Vector-Borne Diseases: Bridging Lab and Field Research (F2)

Organizer(s) Kenneth D. Vernick, Elena A. Levashina, Gerry Killeen and Anthony A. James
April 11—16, 2010
Copper Mountain Resort • Copper Mountain, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Dec 11, 2009
Late Abstract Deadline: Jan 6, 2010
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 11, 2009
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 11, 2010

Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Summary of Meeting:
Vigorous research since the completion of the Anopheles gambiae genome sequence has established the malaria mosquito as a model organism for host-pathogen biology. However, the translation of this growing post-genomic knowledge base into new vector-targeted malaria control strategies is a distinct challenge that now leads laboratory-based molecular researchers to confront the complexity and heterogeneity of the natural malaria transmission system. Simultaneously, a body of field-based vector researchers has been developing new ways to utilize existing vector control tools such as bednets and insecticides that, if consistently implemented, can yield impressive outcomes. Lab and field based practitioners attend different meetings and rarely engage in direct dialog. This conference will examine the tension between the development of new practical malaria control tools, including genomic ones, and the advantages of more fully exploiting existing tools. It is hoped that the scientific discussion will help influence individual and programmatic research priorities.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: December 11, 2009 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
NOTE: Please use the button above to Apply for a Scholarship


Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.

Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

Application Process

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Underrepresented Trainee Scholarships are also available...
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Global Health Travel Awards are also available

NOTE: The deadline for this Global Health Travel Award is November 10, 2009 (NOT December 11, 2009) due to the necessary arrangements and preparations needed to provide these awards.

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