Training Schools (TS)

Training School 5 (WG5): Sandfly sampling and identification and Leishmania infantum diagnosis in hosts and vectors

Responsible WG: WG5 - Rare and emerging vector-borne pathogens

Local organizer: Eduardo Berriatua (berriatu@um.es)

Date: 11-15 April 2016

Venues: Murcia Veterinary School, Spain

Number of trainees to be accepted for reimbursement: 15

Number of trainees to be additionally accepted without reimbursement: 5

Trainers:

Prof. Eduardo Berriatua (local organizer) (Animal Health Department, Murcia Veterinary School, Spain)

Dr. Elena Goyena (Animal Health Department, Murcia Veterinary School, Spain)

José Risueño (Animal Health Department, Murcia Veterinary School, Spain)

Clara Muñoz (Animal Health Department, Murcia Veterinary School, Spain)

Dr. Vit Dvorak (Parasitology Department, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)

Dr. Tatiana Spitzova (Parasitology Department, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)

Dr. Ozge Erisoz (Ecology Department, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey)

Objective of the training school:

Identify suitable sandfly sampling areas and use of light attraction and castor oil interception traps.

Preparation and taxonomic identification of sandflies species using morphological features on prototype specimens and identification keys.

Sandfly identification using “barcoding” DNA sequence analysis and MALDI-TOF protein profiles.

Assessing host exposure to sandflies by analyzing its serological response to sandfly salivary antigens.

Investigating Leishmania infantum infection in the dogs and humans using antibody ELISA and PCR techniques and in the vector with the PCR technique.

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2016

Selection results: 20 March 2016

Grants for trainees: 790 EUR (flat rate to cover: travel, accommodation and meals)

Detailed program, practical and financial information: here

Other issues:

For local estimates of costs, please contact the local organizers

Each particopant is stringly advised to bring his/her own laptop.