Field assessment of Quality in Control Measures Against Aedes Invasive Mosquitoes TRAINING SCHOOL

Location: Valencia, SPAIN

Date: 13-24 September 2021

Call for participation in the Training School "Field assessment of Quality in Control Measures Against Aedes Invasive Mosquitoes".

This course is co-organized by:

  • AIM COST Action
  • IAEA RER5026: “Enhancing the Capacity to Integrate Sterile Insect Technique in the Effective Management of Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes”
  • The MediLabSecure European project.

The Local Organizers are the City Council of Valencia, University of Valencia and Lokímica.

The Training School aims to provide comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge about entomological assessment of the efficacy of different control methods (including SIT) targeting Aedes albopictus. Classroom lessons will complement the extensive fieldwork on sampling larvae, pupae, adult males and females and "know how" transfer during field surveys. Also, participants will be engaged in experimental design, analyses and interpretation of the results obtained.

Candidates will be selected by the scientific committee based on their CV, motivation letter (not exceeding 250 words) following AIM-COST rules. Application by PhD students and ECIs* will be favoured. Gender balance and geographical heterogeneity, and availability to contribute to AIMSurv 2022 (as testified by a letter from the head of the group) will also be considered.

You are invited to submit your application in an electronic form, available on the AIM-COST website ( by 12:00 CET 16th of June 2021.

Scientific Committee: Alessandra della Torre, Ruben Bueno, Vincent Robert, Dusan Petric.

Preliminary agenda:

Proposed AIMSurv2022 Work Plan:

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* Early Career Investigator: within 8 years after completing a PhD/Doctorate degree

Previous training schools:

1st TRAINING SCHOOL - Harmonizing Aedes Invasive Mosquito (AIM) surveillance across Europe 13-17 Jan 2020