National Conference on Insect Vector Biology – 2016

National Conference on Insect Vector Biology -2016

Emerging Challenges in Controlling Insect Vector-borne Diseases in Sri Lanka

February 10, 2017



Concept Note

The theme for the first national conference on vector biology which is being organized by the Department of Zoology of the University of Jaffna in 2016 is “Emerging Challenges in Controlling Insect Vector-borne Diseases in Sri Lanka”.

The theme is designed to address the key challenges faced in controlling the major insect vector-borne diseases in the country. Although the theme is expected to speak about the major insect vector-borne diseases in the country, it is not necessarily limited to them. The organizing committee expects the speakers to speak about all the aspects of epidemiology of the vector-borne diseases at national and global scales.

The conference aims to highlight challenges and strategies related to the control of vector-borne diseases in the country. The researchers in various aspects of vector-borne diseases from entomology, animal biology, physiology and virology, are encouraged to present their findings.

The themes of the conference are:

  • Vector biology & ecology
  • Vector control
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Insect Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Taxonomy
  • Epidemiology

Keynote Speakers

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Important Dates

  • Calling for abstracts – 1st  December 2016 – 25th December 2016
  • Abstract acceptance notice – 30th December 2016 to 5th January 2017
  • Registration opens – 1st January 2017
  • Date of the conference – 10th February, 2017

 Only 25 oral presentation and 10 poster presentation will be accepted. There will be awards for the best paper and presenter.

Register yourself by sending an email to

Submission guidelines

The title can have maximum of 25 words in Times New Roman (TNR) font, Bold and 14 font size. Author(s) should also include their names with initials and their affiliations along with their e-mail address(es).

Abstract should be followed after the author(s) affiliations and e-mail address(es). It should contain 200 to 250 words in single paragraph. The text should be in font size 12. The spacing is 1.5. It should have three to five keywords. Any queries regarding the submission and format can be sent to


Registration fee is 1000.00 LKR

Registration fee can  be paid at :

Account number: 162 1001 8000 0902

SWIFT Code (International) – PSBKLKLX,

Peoples Bank, Jaffna University Branch with the reference of “VBDConf2016”


For more detail Contact:

Dr. K. Gajapathy

Department of Zoology, University of Jaffna

0094773329070 |