Event location: Nairobi

Date: 11th Oct 2016

Event time: 09:00 to 17:30

Using Gene Drive Approaches for Controlling Malaria Vectors in Africa

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) are organising a round table discussion on “Using gene drive approaches for controlling malaria vectors in Africa”.

This event will be an opportunity to hear about recent developments in research which are creating new opportunities for tackling this important disease. A keynote presentation by Target Malaria followed by presentations from other experts will enable participants to gain an understanding of these new technologies and discuss their relevance and potential for African countries.

The meeting will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 11 October from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

We hope this is an opportunity for African leading scientists and researchers to have a productive discussion on the use of genetic modification as a tool for malaria control, paving the way for future debates at national and regional levels as these technologies become more advanced. 

Read the full agenda here