The City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board will provide the opportunity for professionals to obtain hands-on training with available equipment and techniques and learn how they can be used in mosquito abatement to improve public health preparedness. This workshop will provide a platform to introduce and gain understanding of the potential uses of available molecular techniques and how they can be incorporated into an integrated mosquito management program.
TOPICS & INSTRUCTORS
9:00 – 9:30 am
Introduction to molecular biology, Carrie Cottone, Ph.D.
9:30 – 10:15 am
Species identification and PCR/gel electrophoresis laboratory demonstration, M. Janowiecki, Ph.D.
10:15 -10:25 am
Break, light snack will be served
10:25 – 11:10 am
Blood meal analysis and Sanger sequencing laboratory demonstration, M. Janowiecki, Ph.D.
11:10 – 11:50 pm
Insecticide resistance and real time PCR/KDR laboratory demonstration, M. Janowiecki, Ph.D.
11:50 – 12:00 pm
Questions and wrap-up