Albopictus Workshop

Welcome to the 5th  Aedes albopictus International Workshop, on this page you will find all the necessary information for a succesful stay in Montpellier


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

9h00: Welcome address

  • Mariangela BONIZZONI, Workshop scientific committee representative
  • Didier FONTENILLE, IRD, Montpellier University:Aedes albopictus: How far will it harm humans? (5mn)
  • Clare HART, Vice-President for international relations and european cooperation, Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole
  • Catherine CHOMA, Director, ARS Occitanie, French Ministry of Health
  • Vice-President for Research, Occitanie Region, or representative
  • François PIERROT, Vice President/ Rector of the University of Montpellier

9h30 – 10h00: First keynote address byJeffrey Powell(Yale University – USA):WhatAedes aegyptican tell us aboutAedes albopictus?

Session 1: New advances in phylogeny, evolution, genetics and genomics ofAedesalbopictus.
Chairperson: Mariangela Bonizzoni, Pavia University, Italy, Claire Valiente Moro, University of Lyon, France

10h00 – 10h40

  1. Maria Sharakhova, United States: Chromosomal rearrangements in aedini mosquitoes, includingAedes albopictus
  2. Sébastien Boyer, Cambodia: A new Asian tiger mosquito species in Cambodia

10h40 – 11h10:Break

 11h10- 12h15

  1. Andrea Gloria-Soria, USA : Population genetics of an invasive mosquito vector;Aedes albopictusin the Northeastern USA
  2. Philippos Papathanos, Israel: CRISPR Developing genetic engineering tools for the tiger mosquito
  3. Adalgisa Caccone, USA: A SNP chip forAedes albopictus

12h15 – 13h30:  Lunch at the Corum

 13h30 – 14h00: 2nd Key note address byRonald Van Rij– Radboud University Medical Center – Netherlands: Small RNAs at the nexus of gene regulation, development and antiviral defense inAedes

Session 2: Virus-vector interactions
Chairperson: Annabella Failloux, Institut Pasteur, Paris ; Alto Barry, University of Florida, USA

14h00- 15h50

  1. Gasmi Laila, Italy: Antiviral potential ofAedes albopictusnon-retroviral endogenous viral elements
  2. Maria Vittoria Mancini, Italy:Wolbachiastrain wAu efficiently blocks arbovirus transmission inAedes albopictus
  3. Pascal Miesen, Netherlands: Arbovirus – mosquito interactions: Zooming in on RNA
  4. Trindade Marques Joao, Brazil: Comparative analysis of the global virome ofAedes albopictusandAedes aegyptimosquitoes
  5. Anna Malacrida, Italy: Provenance and competence inAedes albopictus

15h50 – 16h20:Break

Session 3:Development, Physiology, ecology, BehaviourofAedesalbopictus
Chairperson: Isabelle Kramer, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany; Christophe Paupy, IRD, Montpellier

 16h20- 18h10  

  1. Isabelle Kramer, Germany: The ecophysiological plasticity of invasiveAedesmosquito species – a comparative study of global, South Asian and European populations
  2. Judicaël Obame-Nkoghe, Gabon: Invasion ofAedes albopictusin forests of Central Africa: zoom on the situation observed in the National Parc of La Lopé (Gabon)
  3. Ruth Müller, Belgium: Vector biology ofAedes albopictusand eco-bio-social drivers In the Himalaya-Hindukush region
  4. Claire Valiente Moro, France: Mosquito sex and active mycobiota contribute to fructose metabolism in the Asian tiger mosquitoAedes albopictus
  5. Federico Forneris, Italy: A salivary factor binds a labrum cuticular protein and controls biting in mosquitoes

18h45 – 21h00: Cocktail. Venue : Salle Pétrarque, historical city centerHôtel de Varennes – 2 Pl. Pétrarque, 34000 Montpellier

Thursday,May 12, 2022

 8h45 – 9h15: 3rd Key note address byOmar Akbari– University of California San Diego – USA: “Using Precision guided sterile insect technique (SIT) to suppress mosquito populations”

Session 4:surveillance (distribution, resistance) ofAedes albopictus
Chairperson: Annelise Tran, CIRAD, France; Francis schaffner, Consultant, Switzerland

9h15- 10h45

  1. Annelise Tran, France: ARBOCARTO: an operational spatial modeling tool to predictAedes albopictusdynamics and the impact of vector control interventions
  2. Roger Eritja Spain: Citizen-based surveillance of invasive mosquitoes within multi-sourced modelling
  3. Francis Schaffner Switzerland: Continental-scale surveillance ofAedes albopictus: standardisation for moving from distribution to abundance
  4. Jean-Philippe David, France: TigeRisk: Evaluating the risk of insecticide resistance in the tiger mosquito: A predictive approach combining field surveillance, experimental selection and molecular markers

10h45 – 11h15: Break

Session 5 (part 1):Ae. albopictuscontrol tool development and field evaluation
Chairperson: Alessandra della Torre, University La Sapienza, Italy ; Charles Wondji, CRID, Yaounde, Cameroon

 11h15- 13h00

  1. Alto Barry, USA: Lethal and nonlethal effects of insecticides inAedes albopictus
  2. Maurizio Calvitti, Italia: SIT and IIT to tackleAedesinvasive mosquitoes: conjugating efficiency and economic sustainability
  3. Jérémy Bouyer, France / Austria: New developments in the use of the Sterile Insect Technique againstAedes albopictusin Europe
  4. Louis Clement Gouagna, France: Pilot control trial by releases of sterile males againstAedesalbopictusin Reunion Island
  5. Grégory L’Ambert, France: Autodissemnation method againstAedes albopictusin a field experiment

13h00 – 13h15: Group Photo

13h15 – 14h15: Lunch at the Corum

14h15 – 14h45: 4th Key note address byCharles Wondji– Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine – Center for research in Infectious Diseases – Cameroun: “Aedes albopictusinsecticide Resistance”

Session 5 (part 2):Ae. albopictuscontrol tool development and field evaluation

14h45 – 15h45

  1. Carla Sousa, Portugal: Insecticide resistance and population genetic analysis ofAedes albopictuspopulations in mainland Portugal
  2. Barnabas Zogo, Sumitomo Chemical, UK: A review of pyriproxyfen-based larvicides againstAedesalbopictusand an introduction to a new long lasting formulation of pyriproxyfen for use in containers and storage vessels
  3. Carine Ngoagouni, Central African Republic: Insecticide resistance inAedes albopictusin Central Africa and the Prospects for control management

15h45 – 16h15:Break

Session 6: Public Health perspectives
Chairpersons : Eleonora Flacio, University of applied sciences of Southern Switzerland; Omar Akbari, UCSanDiego, USA

 16h15 – 17h45

  1. Guillaume Lacour, France: The quest for relevant indicators, evidence of effectiveness and improvement of Vector Control in France from 2010 to 2021
  2. Franck Remoue France: Innovative biomarker of human exposure toAedesbites: from concept to applications to the assessment of the risk of arbovirus transmission and vector control efficacy
  3. Knols Bart, Maldives: Mass trapping and larval source management for the elimination ofAedes albopictusfrom small tropical islands
  4. Marie Claire Paty, France:Aedes albopictusin France: Lessons learned and future challenges for surveillance and prevention, the French experience

17h45- 18h00: Conclusions of the basic research sessions

18h00 -20h00: Cocktail. Venue: Corum

Friday, May 13, 2022

9h00 – 9h30: 5th Key note address by Alessandra Della Torre, Sapienza University – Italy: “AIM Cost results, lessons and messages”

Session 7: Public health concerns, management of control, market point of view
Chairpersons:Carla Sousa, IHMT, Portugal ; Guiliano Gasperi, Pavia University, Italy

09h30 – 10h15

  1. Florence Fouque, TDR/WHO, Switzerland: The WHO response against Aedes albopictus through the WHO Global Vector Control Response (GVCR), the WHO Global Arboviruses Initiative (GAI) and the TDR/WHO supported activities
  2. Vincent Corbel, France: INOVEC: a Research & Innovation Partnership for enhancing the surveillance and control of mosquito vectors of emerging arboviruses

 10h15 – 10h45:Break

 10h45 – 11h45

  1. Clelia Oliva, XperTIS, France: Bringing SIT to market in France: towards a more efficient control of the tiger mosquito
  2. Yvon Perrin, FRANCE: Vectrap: Applicability of mass trapping strategy againstAedes albopictusandAedes aegypti

12h00 – 13h30: Lunch at the Corum

Session 8:Aedes albopictus control in Europe: what is missing? learning from other territories?
Chairpersons: Florence Fouque, WHO, Switzerland; Roger Eritja , CREAF, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

 13h30 – 15h00

  1. Olivier Briet, ECDC, Sweden: Wanted: Cost-effectiveness ofAedes albopictuscontrol strategies
  2. Eleonora Flacio, Switzerland:Aedes albopictussurveillance and control system (2000-2022): strategies and results in Switzerland
  3. Mattia Calzolari, Italy: Monitoring data supporting larval control in urban areas of Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  4. Sarah Delacour, Spain:Aedes albopictussurveillance system – Spanish experience

15h00 – 15h30:Break

15h30 – 16h30: Discussion and conclusion

Chairpersons: Didier Fontenille and Scientific committee



List of posters

1  Morinaga Gen , University of Calgary,Canada, Assembling De Novo Aedes genomes from Single Specimens

2  Michael Fontaine, UMR MIVEGEC, France, A Genotyping-in-Thousands by sequencing (GT-seq) panel development and applications to support studies in molecular ecology in the tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) populations worldwide

3  Perdomo Hugo, University of Pavia, Italy, Cell Fusing Agent virus and Aedes ssp. mosquitoes: infection kinetics and transmission mechanics

4  Sharakhov Igor, Virginia Tech, United States, Phenotypic and transcriptomic analyses of abnormal male sexual development in Aedes aegypti and Ae. mascarensis backcross progeny

5  Moonen Jurgen, Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands, Role of Toll, Imd, and Jak-STAT pathway in antiviral immunity in Aedes albopictus

6   LUIS Patricia, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 – UMR CNRS 5557 Ecologie Microbienne , France, Impact of environmental yeasts on the development of the tiger mosquito and assessment of their attractiveness

7   Mancini Giulia, Università di Pavia, Italia, Identification and characterization of unprecedented interactions between LIPS-2 and Cp19 at the A. albopictus labrum tip

8Vincent ROBERT, IRD, France, A few weaknesses in the Aedes albopictus biology

9  Arnoldi Irene, University School for Advanced Studies Pavia, Italy, X-ray Tomography as a new tool to study the development of Aedes albopictus mouthparts

10  Tantely Michaël Luciano, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Madagascar, Aedes albopictus: a « sleeper » vector of arboviruses in Madagascar

11  AYALA Diego, IRD / IPM Madagascar, The “domestication” process of Aedes albopictus: lessons from Aedes aegypti

12  Soghigian John, University of Calgary, Canada, Field Evidence of Aedes albopictus Population Regulation by a Gregarine Parasite

13  Favia Guido, University of Camerino, Italy, Bacterial symbiosis in Aedes albopictus

14  Gasperi Giuliano, University of Pavia, Italy, Not only smell? The peculiar case of Obp47 of Aedes albopictus

15  Guillaume Minard, University of Lyon, France, Human-aided dispersal facilitate parasitism escape in the most invasive mosquito species.

16  JAKERIAN GEORGES, ARD (Agence Régionale de Démoustication), France, Study on the viability of the Aedes albopictus eggs over a period of 2 years

17   ELISSA Nohal, Direction de la Santé Publique – Ville de Paris, France, Aedes albopictius in hyper-urbanized areas: the case of Paris

18  PINEAU Théo, Inovalys, France, Surveillance entomologique et lutte contre Aedes albopictus dans la région des Pays de la Loire

19Basile Kamgang, Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases, Cameroon, Spatial distribution and insecticide resistance profile Aedes albopictus compare of Aedes aegypti in Douala, the most important city of Cameroon

20  Barré-Cardi, Hélène, Office de l’Environnement de la Corse (Corsican Agency of Environment), France, 2006-2021: assessment of 16 years of corsican colonisation by Aedes albopictus (Aedinae – Culicidae)

21  González María I., IRTA-CReSA, Spain, Application of a new intelligent sensor for the remote monitoring of mosquitoes in the field

22  Vavassori Laura, Swiss TPH, Switzerland                The progressive expansion of Aedes albopictus across the Alps

23  Wim Van Bortel, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, From a long-distance threat to the invasion front: a review of the invasive Aedes mosquito species in Belgium between 2007 and 2020

24Lombardi Giulia, University of Camerino, Italy, Wolbachia-based suppression of Aedes albopictus: results of a biennal field experiment in Rome

25Valadas Vera, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Global Health and Tropical Medicine Portugal, Molecular survey of the F1534C knockdown mutation in Aedes albopictus from Europe

26  Lutrat Célia, CIRAD, UMR ASTRE ; Université de Montpellier ; CNRS UPR9022, INSERM U1257, Université de Strasbourg, France, Development of Genetic Sexing Strains for genetic control of Aedes albopictus

27  Hamza Leulmi, Qista Techno Bam Company, France, Vector risk prevention by mosquito monitoring using a connected Qista traps.

28  Balatsos Georgios, Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Greece, “The Sterile Insect Release Technique (SIT) in Greece: results and challenges”

29  Lees Rosemary, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom Tensorflow and vector fertility: the automatic classification of pyriproxyfen-damaged mosquito ovaries

30Vicente Victor Dipteratech, France, Protection against Aedes albopictus: A network of capture traps for mated adult females in search of blood

31  Mignotte Antoine, Altopictus, France, Identification of an immuno-epidemiological biomarker of cat exposure to Aedes mosquito bites

32  Amandine Cochet, Santé publique France, France, Serorurvey following the first vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in Europe

33  Gabrieli Paolo, University of Milan, Italy, IgE response against Aedes albopictus salivary protein in allergic patients

34  Quillery Elsa, Anses, France, The Citizen Science Project ‘Signalement-moustique’ Helps Monitor the Distribution and Spread of Aedes albopictus in France

35  Mélissa MANNUCCI, Université Toulouse 2 Paul Sabatier CresCo, France, The social construction of robust citizen knowledge regarding the prevention of infectious risks linked to Aedes albopictus (Tiger Mosquitoes) in Occitania.

36 Christophe BELLET, EIRAD, France, Social mobilization in tiger mosquito control

37   Sébastien CHOUIN, Conseil départemental de la Charente-Maritime, France, Aedes albopictus control: What is the best scale to strengthen field actions and political decisions?

38Deparis Xavier, ARS La Réunion, France, Dengue circulation in La Réunion island since 2018

39Nicolas Moiroux, IRD, France, Urban greening and potential impacts on vector-borne diseases in Occitanie

40  Seelig Frederik, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, The Global Vector Hub – building entomological capacity worldwide and improving epidemic preparedness

41  Omar Rota Stabelli, University of Trento, Italy, A taxon-enriched phylogenomic approach to disentangle Aedes albopictus evolution

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