Vector-borne diseases have become responsible for many disease outbreaks, significantly affecting human mortality and economic loss. It is crucial to detect, identify and effectively respond to these diseases in order to reduce the disease burden. The rise of molecular techniques has played a prominent role in detecting vectors, infectious agents and control follow-ups. This e-workshop aims to address molecular techniques employed in the diagnosis of vectors (mainly mosquitoes, ticks, sandflies) and pathogens, to update the scientific community with regard to potential areas of applied research in vector-borne diseases with special emphasis to Sri Lanka. Further, this forum is designed to enhance the capability of participants in tackling independent analyses of their own research data and to provide theoretical background prior to any practical applications.
The workshop is ideal for researchers and students who has an interest in learning more about arthropod disease vectors and pathogens, their fascinating biology, ecology, and control measures.
Participation Certificate will be awarded for those who complete 80% of the workshop sessions.