ANTI-VeC is a Vector-borne Disease Network awarded to the University of Glasgow, in partnership with Imperial College London. It is funded by the UK government Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) which supports research on global issues affecting developing countries, through BBSRC, MRC and NERC. For more information see Global Challenges Research Fund
The ANTI-VeC Network focuses on the development of genetic/symbiont vector control strategies and related fields. This includes both suppression and replacement/transmission blocking approaches, from vector-pathogen/symbiont interactions and line creation to symbiont discovery, relevant aspects of vector biology, ecology and behaviour, and social science.
The Network provides an opportunity to stimulate new lines of research and new collaborations, increase interactions in these emerging fields, and share experiences/expertise – from lab techniques to field trials - and to expand the links between researchers based in the UK and disease-endemic countries. Members can apply for pump-priming awards and for training exchange funding.