Infectious & Global Diseases Program Mini-Symposium "Vector borne diseases: Malaria and Dengue”

Date: 

Viernes, 20 septiembre 2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Amphitheater B-103, UPR-MSC Main Building

Infectious & Global Diseases Program Mini-Symposium
"Vector borne diseases: Malaria and Dengue”

Friday, September 20, 2013
9:00 AM to 12:00 MD Amphitheater B-103, UPR-MSC Main Building 

9:00 – 9:10 AM  

Welcome / Introductory Remarks

Abel J. Baerga Ortíz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept. Biochemistry, UPR-MSC; and President AAAS-Caribbean Division

Adelfa E. Serrano, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. Microbiology, UPR-MSC; and Director of the RCMI-Infectious and Global Diseases Program 

9:10 – 10:00 AM

Peruvian P . falciparum parasites: origin and strategies for survival

Dionicia Gamboa, Ph.D.
Professor, Departamento de Ciencias Moleculares y Moleculares, Universidad Peruana Cavetano Heredia, Lima, Peru 

10:00 – 10:50 AM

Microbiome members of Puerto Rican mosquitoes influence vector competence for malaria and dengue

George Dimopoulos, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 

10:50 – 11:00 AM

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:40 AM

Variabilidad climática y dengue en Puerto Rico

Roberto Barreras, Ph.D.
Entomology and Ecology Activity, Dengue Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico 

11:40 – 12:00 MD

Scientific Discussion and Closing Remarks 

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