2018 ISEANS

International Symposium on Engineering and Natural Sciences

November 13-15, 2018 Bangkok, Thailand


2018 11-Bangkok Conference_Program

Keynote Speech

Topic: Eco-Friendly Agents for Plant Essential Oils against Mosquito Vectors

Speaker: Dr. Mayura Soonwera

Associate Professor, Department of Plant Production Technology, Faculty of Agricultural Technology, KingMongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand

Keynote Abstract:

Currently, mosquito vectors are major medical insect pests in Southeast Asian countries, throughout Asia as well as other areas of the world and they are serious vectors of human and animal diseases such as dengue hemorrhagic fever, malaria, zika, filariasis and heartworm. However, most chemical insecticides have lost the efficacy for mosquito vector control and mosquitoes have developed resistance to them. More importantly, chemical insecticides also have toxic side effect to humans and the environment. Therefore, plant essential oils are one of the best alternatives to chemical insecticides because they are eco-friendly and nontoxic to humans, beneficial insects and non- target organisms, and they have been shown to be easily biodegraded in soil, water and environment. Moreover, the essential oils from Libiatae, Piperaceae, Zingiberaceae, Rutaceae, Illiciaceae and Umbelliferae plants exhibited high toxicity to larvae, pupae and adults of mosquito vectors. In addition, the major chemical constituents of plant essential oils were monoterpenoids and sesquiterpene such as cineol, geraniol, limoneme, terpineol, neolidol and caryophyllene, and monoterpenoids caused mortality of insects by inhibiting the activity of acetylcholinesterase enzyme in the nervous system of the insects. Thus, plant essential oils can be used as an effective eco-friendly agents for mosquito vector control.


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Submission Deadline

July 25, 2019

Notification of Acceptance

August 15, 2019

Registration & Payment Deadline

September 20, 2019

Conference Date

November 19-21, 2019

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