Dr Francesco Baldini
- Research Fellow (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)
Dr Francesco Baldini is a Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow. During his PhD in Medical Entomology in three international institutions (Harvard University, Perugia University, Imperial College London) he has determined key molecular factors that contribute to malaria mosquito reproductive success. He has also led the first identification of Wolbachia bacteria in Anopheles mosquitoes, a promising novel biological tool to control malaria transmission.
In October 2013 he has joined the University of Glasgow where he is investigating the ecology and evolution of life-history trade-offs in Anopheles mosquitoes and their impact on Plasmodium parasite interactions and disease transmission. The primary aim is to implement and sustain vector control strategies to fight malaria.
Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- Mosquito life-history responses to vector control measures and their implications for malaria transmission
AXA Research Fund
2015 - 2017
- Analysis of the ecological and genetic bases of mosquito fitness in two major malaria vectors (ISSF Fellowship)
2014 - 2015
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