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As. Pac. J. Mol. Biol. & Biotech., July 2009 Vol. 17 (3)

pg. 53-54 Letter from the Guest Editor.
Transgenic insects: From laboratory to field.

S.S. Vasan

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pg. 55-63 Wolbachia-based strategies to control insect pests and disease vectors

Corey L. Brelsfoard and Stephen L. Dobson

Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky, S-225 Agricultural Science Center North, Lexington, KY 40546.

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pg. 65-74 Mini-review: Genetic enhancements to the sterile insect technique to control mosquito populations

André Barretto Bruno Wilke1, Derric David Nimmo2, Oliver St John2, Bianca Burini Kojin3, Margareth Lara Capurro3, Mauro Toledo Marrelli1

1Departamento de Epidemiologia, Faculdade de Saúde Pública, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo/SP, Brazil;
2Oxitec ltd, 71 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4RX, UK;
3Departamento de Parasitologia, Intituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo/SP, Brazil.


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pg. 75-85 Deployment of innovative genetic vector control strategies: Progress on regulatory and biosafety aspects, capacity building and development of best-practice guidance

Camilla J. Beech1, S.S. Vasan1,2, M. Megan Quinlan3, Margareth Lara Capurro4, Luke Alphey1,5, Vicente Bayard6, Madama Bouaré7, Maria Corena McLeod8, Pattamaporn Kittayapong9, James V. Lavery, Lee Han Lim12, Mauro Toledo Marrelli13, J. Nagaraju14, Kenneth Ombongi15, Rofina Yasmin Othman16,17, Vilasini Pillai18, Janine Ramsey19, Rachel Reuben20, Robert I. Rose21, Brij Kishore Tyagi20, and John Mumford3

1Oxitec Limited, 71 Milton Park, Oxford OX14 4RX, UK;
2 University of Oxford, Department of Engineering Science, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ, UK;
3Imperial College London, Centre for Environmental Policy, Silwood Campus, Ascot SL5. 7PY, UK;
4Universidade de São Paulo, Departamento de Parasitologia, Intituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Av. Prof Lineu Prestes, 1374, Butantan, São Paulo 05508-900, Brazil;
5University of Oxford, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK;
6Gorgas Memorial Institute of Health Studies, Panama City 0816-02593, Panama;
7Université de Bamako, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, BP: E3206, Colline de Badalabougou, Bamako, Mali;
8 Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32224, USA;
9Mahidol University, Center of Excellence for Vectors and Vector-Borne Diseases, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University at Salaya, Phutthamonthon 4 Road, Nakhonpathom 73170, Thailand;
10St. Michael’s Hospital, Centre for Research on Inner City Health & Centre for Global Health Research, Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8, Canada;
11University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Joint Centre for Bioethics, 70 Richmond Street E., 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W6, Canada;
12Institute for Medical Research (Ministry of Health Malaysia), Medical Entomology Unit, Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur 50588, Malaysia;
13Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Saúde Pública, Departamento de Epidemiologia, Av. Dr Arnaldo, 715 – CEP 01246-904, São Paulo/SP, Brazil;
14Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, 4-87/1, ECIL Road, Nacharam, Hyderabad, 500 076, India;
15University of Nairobi, Department of History, PO Box 30197, Nairobi, Kenya;
16University of Malaya, Genetics and Molecular Biology Division, Institute of Biological Sciences, Kuala Lumpur, 50603, Malaysia;
17Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Malaysia), National Biotechnology Division, Level 3 & 4, Block C4, Complex C, Federal Government Administrative Centre, Putrajaya 62662, Malaysia;
18Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment (Malaysia), Conservation & Environmental Management Division, Level 2, Podium 2, No. 25, Persiaran Perdana Wisma Sumber Asli, Precinct 4, Federal Government Administrative Centre, Putrajaya, 62574, Malaysia;
19Centro Regional de Investigación en Salud Pública, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública,19 Calle Poniente esq 4ta Norte, Tapachula, Chiapas, 30700, México;
20Centre for Research in Medical Entomology, Indian Council of Medical Research, 4 Sarojini Street, Chinna Chokkikulam, Madurai 625 002, India;
21Independent Biotechnology Consultant, 8322, Sharon Drive, Frederick, Maryland 21704, USA.


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pg. 87-91 A short note on the final Environmental Impact Statement–October 2008: Use of genetically engineered fruit fly and pink bollworm in APHIS plant pest control programs

Robert I. Rose

Independent Biotechnology Consultant, 8322 Sharon Drive Frederick, MD 21704, USA

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pg. 93-95 MosqGuide: A project to develop best practice guidance for the deployment of innovative genetic vector control strategies for malaria and dengue

John Mumford1, M. Megan Quinlan1, Camilla Beech2, Luke Alphey2, Vicente Bayard3, Margareth L Capurro4, Pattamaporn Kittayapong5, Jonathan D. Knight1, Mauro T. Marrelli6, Kenneth Ombongi7, Janine M. Ramsey8, Rachel Reuben9

1Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, United Kingdom;
2Oxitec Ltd., 71 Milton Park, Oxford, OX14 4RX, United Kingdom;
3Gorgas Memorial Institute of Health Studies, 0816-02593 Panama City, Panama;
4Department of Parasitology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo, Av. Prof Lineu Prestes, 1374, Butanta, 05508-900, São Paulo, Brazil;
5Center of Excellence for Vectors and Vector-Borne Diseases, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University at Salaya, Phutthamonthon 4 Road, Nakhonpathom, 73170 Thailand;
6Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health, University of São Paulo, Av.Dr. Arnaldo, 715, Cerqueira Cesar, 01246-904 São Paulo, Brazil;
7Department of History, University of Nairobi, PO Box 30197, Nairobi, Kenya;
8Centro Regional de Investigación en Salud Pública, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, 19 Calle Poniente esq 4ta Norte, Tapachula, Chiapas, 30700, México;
9 Centre for Research in Medical Entomology, Indian Council of Medical Research, Madurai, India


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pg. 97-98 Risk assessment and risk management under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Eliana Fontes

Senior Scientist, Biological Control Unit /Ecology, Semiochemicals & Biosafety Laboratory EMBRAPA-Cenargen, C.P. 02372, Brasilia, DF 71.510-230 Brazil.

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pg. 99-111 Risk analysis of a hypothetical open field release of a self-limiting transgenic Aedes aegypti mosquito strain to combat dengue

Camilla J. Beech1, J. Nagaraju2, S.S. Vasan1,3, Robert I. Rose4, Rofina Yasmin Othman5,6, Vilasini Pillai7, and T.S Saraswathy8 (on behalf of the Working Groups)

1Oxitec Limited, 71 Milton Park, Oxford, OX14 4RX, United Kingdom;
2Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, 4-87/1, ECIL Road, Nacharam, Hyderabad, 500 076, India;
3University of Oxford, Department of Engineering Science, Parks Road, Oxford, OX14 4RX, United Kingdom;
4 Independent Biotechnology Consultant, 8322, Sharon Drive, Frederick, Maryland 21704, USA;
5University of Malaya, Genetics and Molecular Biology Division, Institute of Biological Sciences, Kuala Lumpur, 50603, Malaysia;
6Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Malaysia), National Biotechnology Division, Level 3 & 4, Block C4, Complex C, Federal Government Administrative Centre, Putrajaya 62662, Malaysia;
7Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment (Malaysia), Conservation & Environmental Management Division, Level 2, Podium 2, No. 25, Persiaran Perdana Wisma Sumber Asli, Precinct 4, Federal Government Administrative Centre, Putrajaya, 62574, Malaysia;
8 Institute for Medical Research (IMR), Virology Unit, Jalan Pahang, 50588 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


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pg. 113 Special Tribute: Dr Fee Chon CHONG-LOW (1945 – 2009)

Rofina Yasmin Othman

Chief Editor, Asia Pacific Journal for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

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pg. 115-116 Special Feature:
Biosafety capacity building activities in Malaysia

Vilasini Pillai

UNDP/GEF/MONRE Biosafety Programme
Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment Malaysia


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