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Abajue, Maduamaka Cyriacus

Lecturer, University of Port Harcourt

Email: maduamaka.abajue@uniport.edu.ng

Main Area of Expertise:  Forensic and Medical Entomology

 

Aboulfadl, Souhail

PhD Student, Faculty of sciences and technologie Mohammedia

Email: aboulfadlsl@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Medical entomology and Phytochemistry

 

Acen, Ester

Acting Chief Medical Scientist, Makerere University

Email: mulamester@yahoo.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Genetic polymorphyisms leading to infectious disease

 

Acosta-Serrano, Alvaro

Senior Lecturer, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Email: Alvaro.Acosta-Serrano@lstmed.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Fundamental aspects of the biology of kinetoplastid parasites and their vectors, and on developing molecular tools to control and prevent parasiste transmission in disease-endemic areas

 

Adama, James

Post Graduate Student, Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria

Email: Cinwonj@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  A student of crop protection (virology)

 

Adelaja, Olukayode James

Research Assistant, University of Ilorin

Email: kayadelaja@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector Ecology

 

Ahmad, Noor Afizah

Research Officer, Medical Entomology Unit

Email: afizah@imr.gov.my

 

Ahmedou Salem Sidina, Mohamed

Researcher, University of Nouakchott Alassrya UNA

Email: salem0606@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector Borne Diseases

 

Akbari, Omar

Professor, University of California San Diego

Email: oakbari@ucsd.edu

Main Area of Expertise:  Molecular Genetics of Insects

 

Akorli, Jewelna

Lecturer, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research

Email: jewelna.akorli@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Understanding the interrelations between vector, symbionts and parasites to identify new mechanisms for vector control and parasite transmission blocking

 

Albert, Joerg

Professor of Sensory Biology and Biophysics, University College, London

Email: joerg.albert@ucl.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  My main areas of expertise are the molecular biophysics and neuroethology  of insect mechanosensory systems (e.g. hearing).

 

Alexander, Akira John

Research Assistant, University of Glasgow

Email: akira.alexander@glasgow.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Cell biology and cell signalling

 

Alfonso Parra, Catalina

Researcher, Instituto Colombiano de Medicina Tropical

Email: catalfonso@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Reproductive biology of vectors  - Mainly Aedes aegypti, Ae albopictus  and Anopheles albimanus

 

Alphey, Luke

Professor, The Pirbirght Institute

Email: luke.alphey@pirbright.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Genetic pest management, focusing particularly on mosquitoes

 

Amadou Niang, El Hadji

Medical Entomologist / Research Associate, LEVP, Cheikh Anta Diop, University

Email: eaniang1@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  Medical Entomology, Microbiology

 

Anderson, Michelle

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, The Pirbright Institute

Email: michelle.anderson@pirbright.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Genetic manipulation of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes

 

Andres Miguel, Marta

Post-doctoral Fellow, University College London

Email: marta.andres@ucl.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Role of Biogenic Amines in modulating mosquito hearing and swarming behaviour

 

Ang Xin De, Joshua

Research Scientist, The Pirbright Institute

Email: jtopsch@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  We are interested in the application of cutting-edge insect synthetic  biology to a range of real-world problems.

 

Ang'Ang'o Mbaisi, Lilian

Research Assistant, ICIPE

Email: LILYMBAISI@GMAIL.COM

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector Biology with focus on isolation and characterisation of endosymbionts  as potential vector control strategies.

 

Ant, Thomas

Research Associate, CVR, University of Glasgow

Email: thomas.ant@glasgow.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Medical Entomology, symbionts, vector Mapping

 

Anthousi, Amalia

Research Technician, LSTM

Email: Amalia.Anthousi@lstmed.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Application of mosquito genome manipulation tools, transgenic mosquitoes (establishment, molecular characterization, insecticides susceptibility  profile evaluation)

 

Anunobi, Oluchukwu

Assistant Lecturer and Research Student, Bingham University, Karua

Email: olychukwu@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Infection and epidemiology of malaria.

 

Aqeelah, Hanan

Researcher, National Center for disease control

Email: hananaghila@yahoo.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Working at the parasitology and vector borne disease lab at the NCDC  libya and expertise on Mosquitoes, sand fly.

 

Argueta, Stefany

Professor, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala

Email: fsargueta@uvg.edu.gt

Main Area of Expertise:  Genetic manipulation and cloning of Anopheles albimanus, Analysis of gene regulation using qPCR and cDNA gels

 

Asokan, Ramasamy

Principal Scientist (Agricultural Policy), ICAR - Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR)

Email: asokan@iihr.res.in

Main Area of Expertise:  Insect vector management through novel genetic engineering approaches like manipulation of endosymbionts, RANi, micrRNA, Genome editing, Plant volatile enginnering

 

Assenga, Alphonce Alexander

Research Officer, Ifakara Health Institute

Email: aassenga@ihi.or.tz

Main Area of Expertise:  entomological researches especially vector(mosquito) control.

 

Assogba, Sessinou Benoit

Post-Doctoral Student, Medical Research Council, Unit the Gambia at the London School of  Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Email: sbassogba@mrc.gm

Main Area of Expertise:  Malaria Vectors, Genomic, Vector Control Tool Development

 

Badalo, Athanase

Associate Professor of Medical Entomology, Université Ouaga 1

Email: a.badolo@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  I am interested in vector ecology and control with recent focus in Aedes aegypti.

 

Bagi, Judit

Research Technician, UCL Ear Institue

Email: j.bagi@ucl.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  I have previously worked in the field of insecticide resistance in Anopheles species, and am currently involved in research looking at mosquito hearing.

 

Baldini, Francesco

Research Fellow, University of Glasgow

Email: francesco.baldini@glasgow.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Natural Wolbachia infections in Anopheles mosquitoes

 

Barraclough, Tim

Professor, Imperial College London

Email: t.barraclough@imperial.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  The evolution of species diversity.

 

Barrett, Michael

Professor of Biochemical Parasitology, University of Glasgow

Email: michael.barrett@glasgow.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Studying the biochemical physiology of parasites.

 

Barribeau, Seth

Lecturer, University of Liverpool

Email: sethb@liv.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Host-parasite interactions in insects, invertebrate immune memory, genotype-by-genotype interations

 

Baum, Jacob (Jake)

Professor of Cell Biology and Infectious Diseases, Imperial College London

Email: jake.baum@imperial.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  The cell biology of the malaria parasite and its interaction with the human and mosquito host, with a special focus on drug discovery that includes development of transmission blocking antimalarials

 

Belavilas-Trovas, Alexandros

PhD Candidate, University of Thessaly

Email: mpelavil@uth.gr

Main Area of Expertise:  Molecular entomology & arboviruses

 

Bennouna, Amal

PhD Student, Agronomy and Vetinary Institute

Email: bennouna1amal@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Medical and Veterinary Entomology.

I am working on mosquito with medecial and veterinary importance.

 

Bernardini, Federica

Research Associate, Imperial College, London

Email: f.bernardini11@imperial.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Anopheles biology, genetics and molecular biology

 

Bilgo, Etienne

Post-Doc, IRSS

Email: bilgo02@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  Medical entomology, symbiotic and entomopathogenic bacteria and fungi

 

Bimbile Somda, Nanwintoum Severin

PhD Student, IRSS

Email: nansevbis@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector Bioecology, Ecology of reproduction, Genetic Vector control  (Suppression, Replacement)

 

Binyang, Jerome Archille

PhD Student, CRID

Email: bjeromeachille@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  sialome study, insecticide resistance and vector capacity

 

Birba, Windayam Jean

Field Worker, IRSS

Email: birbawjean@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Socio-anthropologist

 

Bonsall, Michael

Professor of Mathematical Biology, University of Oxford

Email: michael.bonsall@zoo.ox.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Mathematical modeling of transgenic technology and vector-borne diseases

 

Boyer, Sebastien

Head of Unit, Institut Pasteur du Cambodge

Email: sboyer@pasteur-kh.org

Main Area of Expertise:  vectors of malaria, plague and arboviruses

 

Brandner-Garrod, Luke

PhD Student, LSHTM

Email: Luke.Brandner-Garrod1@lshtm.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Genetic modification of disease vectors

 

Brown, Rebecca

University of Glasgow

Email: r.brown.3@research.gla.ac.uk

 

Burt, Austin

Professor of Evolutionary Genetics, Imperial College London

Email: a.burt@imperial.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Population genetics; genetic control of vectors

 

Butungi, Hellen

PhD Student, International Centre of Insect Phyisiology and Ecology (icipe)

Email: hbutungi@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Molecular biology, malaria vectors, microbiology, bioinformatics

 

Cadavid, Gloria

Associate Professor, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Email: gecadavi@unal.edu.co

Main Area of Expertise:  I have expertise in microbiology and parasitology, with specific training and expertise in molecular biology. My research includes mainly the  microbial analysis of gut compartment for vector borne insect.

 

Calvitti, Maurizio

Senior Scientist, ENEA- talian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable  Economic Development

Email: maurizio.calvitti@enea.it

Main Area of Expertise:  Wolbachia based strategies  for vector mosquitoes control

 

Calvo, David

Senior Scientist, GlaxoSmithKline

Email: david.8.calvo@gsk.com

Main Area of Expertise:  As an entomologist, my area of expertise has been always insects. In charge of the  Anopheles stephensi colony at GSK. I am also involve in the evaluation of different compounds  for blocking transmission by Standard Membrane Feeding Assay.

 

Carlow, Clotilde

Scientific Director, New England Biolabs

Email: carlow@neb.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Research on filarial infections and their Wolbachia endosymbionts,  and tick borne diseases

 

Carpenter, Simon

Pirbright Institute

Email: simon.carpenter@pirbright.ac.uk

 

Casas-Sanchez, Aitor

PDRA, LSTM

Email: aitor.casas-sanchez@lstmed.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Molecular biology of kinetoplastids, parasite-vector molecular interactions

 

Castro, Daniele

Principal Investigator (early stage researcher), Instituto Oswaldo Cruz/FIOCRUZ

Email: didan.castro@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Insect vectors interaction with microbiota and pathogens, focused on the insect's immune responses and inhibition of parasite development and transmission through the use of natural products or immunomodulatory drugs

 

Cator, Lauren

Lecturer, Imperial College London

Email: l.cator@imperial.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  behavioural ecology, mating behaviour, Aedes

 

Chaki, Prosper

Executive Director, Pan Africa Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA)

Email: pchaki@ihi.or.tz or prosper.chaki@pamca.org

Main Area of Expertise:  Public Health entomologist, interested in Vector surveillance and Control strategies

 

Chanda, Mohammed Mudassar

Scientist, ICAR-NIVEDI

Email: chandamudassar@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Working on vector borne diseases affecting livestock

 

Chen, Chunhong

Researcher, NHRI Taiwan

Email: chunhong@gmail.com

 

Cheong, Yoon Ling

Research Officer, Medical Entomology Unit

Email: cheongyl@imr.gov.my

Main Area of Expertise:  Geoinformatics, spatial epidemiology, spatio-temporal data mining

 

Chrostek, Ewa

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Liverpool

Email: e.chrostek@liv.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  I am an expert in host-microbe interactions: Wolbachia-insect symbiosis and Wolbachia-conferred antiviral protection.

 

Cintia, Cansado-Utrilla

Research Assistant and PhD Candidate, LSTM

Email: cintia.cansado-utrilla@lstmed.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Study of interactions between mosquitoes, their microbiome and the pathogens they transmit in order to develop novel strategies for vector  control.

 

Connolly, Michelle

Anti-VeC Network Manager, University of Glasgow

Email: michelle.connolly@glasgow.ac.uk

 

Coulibaly, Mamadou B.

Researcher/Policy Advisor, Malaria Research and Training Center

Email: coulibaly7@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector Biology

 

Crisanti, Andrea

Professor of Molecular Parasitology, Imperial College London

Email: a.drcrisanti@imperial.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  malaria control strategies

 

Da, Dari Yannick Frederic

Associate Researcher, IRSS

Email: dafrenick@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  My research interests focus on development of malaria transmission blocking strategies (altruistic vaccines, drug, and anopheline immunity)  using natural Plasmodium/Anopheles system in Burkina Faso.

 

Dabire, Kounbobr Roch

Regional Director, IRSS

Email: dabireroch@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  I am medical entomologist working in vector ecology, control and epidemiology  of vector borne diseases

 

Dada, Nsa

Research Fellow (Entomology), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Email: NDada@cdc.gov

Main Area of Expertise:   (micro)biology and control of disease vectors, with current focus on elucidating the role of microbes (both host and environmental microbes)  in shaping disease vector physiology and ecology

 

Darby, Alistair

Senior Lecturer; Director: Centre for Genomic Research, University of Liverpool

Email: acdarby@liv.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Omics approaches to studying evolution of symbiont/host interactions

 

Dare, Babatunde Joseph

Lecturerr, Osun State University

Email: babatunde.dare@uniosun.edu.ng

Main Area of Expertise:  Molecular Anthrapology and Reproductive Biology

 

Dass, Brinda

Scientific Program Manager, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

Email: bdass@fnih.org

 

David, Lucy Bernard

Research Assistant/Laboratory Scientist, National Institute for Medical Research

Email: bernardlucy93@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Biomedical Scientist working in Molecular entomology

 

Davidson, Andrew

Reader in Virology, University of Bristol

Email: andrew.davidson@bristol.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Integrated transricptomic-proteomic analysis of arbovirus-host interactions

 

De Koning, Harry

Professor of Parasite Biochemistry and Pharmacology, University of Glasgow

Email: Harry.de-Koning@glasgow.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Protozoan parasites: drugs, drug resistance, vectors, epidemiology.

 

De Pina, Adilson

Head of Malaria Elimination Programme, Ministry of Health

Email: dilsonfg@hotmail.com

 

Dhokiya, Vishaal

Masters Student, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Email: vishys@hotmail.co.uk

 

Dia, Ibrahima

Associate Professor, Institut Pasteur de Dakar

Email: Ibrahima.Dia@pasteur.sn

Main Area of Expertise:  exploration and characterization of physical, biological, genetic and environmental parameters on vector-borne diseases transmission and control

 

Diabate, Abdoulaye

Head of Medical Entomology, Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Sante

Email: npiediab@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Entomology, ecology, evolutionary biology

 

Diarra, Assétou Dionégué

Biologist, ICER-Mali

Email: assetou.diarra@icermali.org

Main Area of Expertise:  Characterization studies of biotic and abiotic factors of Anopheles  gambiae s.l populations

 

Diaz-Albiter, Hector

Newton International Fellow, University of Glasgow

Email: hector.diazalbiter@glasgow.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Physiology of Arthropod Vectors of Disease

 

Djihinto, Oswald

PhD Candidate, Laboratoire des Maladies Infectieuses à Transmission Vectorielle, Institut Régional de Santé Publique Comlan Alfred Quenum, University  of Abomey-Calavi

Email: oswalddjihinto@outlook.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  My area of expertise is molecular biology in general, where I am interested in gene expression. I intend to expand my scientific expertise to  epigenetics and bioinformatics.

 

Djimde, Abdoulaye

Head of Unit, University of Science, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako, Mali

Email: adjimde@icermali.org

Main Area of Expertise:  Malaria genetics, Parasitology

 

Djogbenou, Salako Lu

Head of Department, University of Abomey-Calavi

Email: ldjogbenou22002@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  Mosquito biology, ecology & genomics, insecticide resistance, entomological  surveillance and vector control strategies, Global Health.

 

Dow, Julian

Professor, University of Glasgow

Email: julian.dow@glasgow.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Insect functional genomics

 

Dyer, Gillian

Anti-VeC Administrative Assistant, University of Glasgow

Email: gillian.dyer@glasgow.ac.uk

 

Edache Abah, Austin

University of Port Harcourt

Email: austin.abah@uniport.edu.ng

Main Area of Expertise:  Mapping of malaria and neglected tropical diseases

 

Edgington, Matthew

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, The Pirbright Institute

Email: matt.edgington@pirbright.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Modelling of the genetic control of mosquitoes

 

Edwards, Rhodri

PhD Student, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Email: rhodri.edwards1@lshtm.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Genetic modification of Leishmania vectors.

 

Elanga N'Dille, Emmanuel

Researcher, CRID

Email: emmsdille@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  Medical Entomologist. study of mosquitoes salivary proteins with the purpose to develop markers of exposure to the bite and to assess the impact of insecticide resistance in  the blood meal process

 

Elg, Sara

Main Area of Expertise:  Mosquitoes and arboviruses.

 

Ezemouka, Lilian

Graduate Assistant, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, awka

Email: lilianchiamaka298@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  I have an interest in research involving malaria, mosquito,  mosquito  microbiota and their effect on vector competence

 

Farikou, Oumarou

Head of Regional Department, Special Mission For TseTse Fly Eradication, Ministry of Livestock,  Fisheries and Animal Industries

Email: pfarikoumar@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  interaction between symbiontic organisms and trypanosomes

 

Favia, Guido

Full Professor in Parasitology. Director of the Department, University of Camerino

Email: guido.favia@unicam.it

Main Area of Expertise:  Symbiosis in mosquitoes. Symbiotic Control of mosquito vectors. Paratransgenesis .

 

Ferguson, Heather

Professor, University of Glasgow

Email: heather.ferguson@glasgow.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Mosquito vector ecology, behaviour and control

 

Fillinger, Ulrike

Senior Scientist and Interim Head of Human Health, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)

Email: ufillinger@icipe.org

Main Area of Expertise:  Ecology and control of mosquito-borne diseases, schistosomiasis and tungiasis

 

Finda, Marceline

Research Scientist/PhD Student, Ifakara

Email: lfinda@ihi.or.tz

Main Area of Expertise:  My area of expertise is the social science and anthropological research  in control and prevention of mosquito-borne diseases.

 

Firbank, Les

Chair in Sustainable Agriculture, University of Leeds

Email: L.Firbank@leeds.ac.uk

 

Fofana, Aminata

Research Engineer, Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (IRSS)

Email: aminatafofana920@ymail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Mosquito's symbiote and transmission blocking to control malaria

 

Fossog, Billy Tene

Postdoctoral Researcher, Center of Research on Infectious Diseases

Email: billytene@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Malaria Vectors insecticide resistance, molecular phylogeny and population genetics

 

Foster, Geraldine

Vector Biologist, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Email: geraldine.foster@Istmed.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector Biology

 

Galizi, Roberto

Research Fellow, Imperial College London

Email: r.galizi11@imperial.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Synthetic biology applied to human parastic diseases and genetic engineering of pest populations

 

Garrood, William

Research Associate, Imperial College London

Email: w.garrood@imperial.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Gene drive in mosquitoes, insecticide resistance

 

Gayi, Dennis

Entomologise/Research Officer, National Agriculture Research Organisation(NARO), Uganda

Email: gayidennis1983@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector-borne plant viruses

 

Gendrin, Mathilde

Group Leader, Institut Pasteur de la Guyane

Email: mathilde.gendrin@pasteur.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  In my group, we study how the mosquito microbiota affect their host  and disease transmission.

 

Genta, Fernando

Senior Researcher, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ)

Email: gentafernando@gmail.com or genta@ioc.fiocruz.br

Main Area of Expertise:  Physiology, Biochemstry and Molecular Biology of Insect Vectors

 

Georgiades, Marcos

Research Assistant, UCL

Email: georgiadesmarc@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  I study the hearing system of Anopheles gambiae (mosquito vector of malaria).

 

Ghallab, Enas

Lecturer, Ain Shams University

Email: e.hamdy@yahoo.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Molecular and bioinformatics of medical entomology vectors.

 

Gibson, Gabriella

Professor of Medical Entomology, University of Greenwich

Email: g.gibson@gre.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Exploitation of the behaviour of medically important insects, especially mosquitoes, to improve the efficacy of sampling and control tools and to overcome the problem  of resistance to insecticides.

 

Giorgalli, Maria

PhD Student, Imperial College London

Email: maria.giorgalli15@imperial.ac.uk

 

Godfray, Charles

University of Oxford

Email: charles.godfray@zoo.ox.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Ecology, evolutio and epidemiology

 

Gomes, Gabriela

Reader in Biomathematics, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Email: gabriela.gomes@lstmed.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  mathematical modelling; population biology; variation and selection; host-microbe ecosystems; infectious disease epidemiology and policy development

 

Gomez, Elena

Principal Investigator, Spanish National Research Council CSIC

Email: elena.gomez@csic.es

Main Area of Expertise:  Epigenomics of malaria in mosquitoes

 

Goncales, Aderitow

Research Assistant, National Institute of Health INSP

Email: aderitowlopes@hotmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Insecticide resistance; bioecology

 

Gonzalez, Estela

Research Scientist, Pirbright Institute

Email: estela.gonzalez@pirbright.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector-borne disease, especially sandfly and mosquito borne diseases, focused on pathogen-vector interaction, epidemiology and vector control strategies.

 

Goodhead, Ian

Lecturer in Infectious Diseases, University of Salford

Email: i.b.goodhead@salford.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Genomics; Particularly NGS applications as related to studying infectious  disease or symbiont interactions with their hosts.

 

Govella, Nicodem James

Research Scientist, Ifakara Health Institute

Email: govella@ihi.or.tz

Main Area of Expertise:  Mosquito Biology and Vector control

 

Gowda, Maruthi

Professor, University of Greenwich

Email: m.n.maruthi@gre.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Whitefly-virus-endosymbiont interactions, endosymbiont diversity usig metagenome sequencing, identifyg virus blocking Wolbachia

 

Gualapuro, Moises

Masters Student, The University of Manchester

Email: gualapuro.moises@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Bioinformatics and systems biology. Host-pathogen signaling pathways.

 

Guelbeogo, Wamdaogo Moussa

Head of Entomology Lab, Centre National de Recherche et de Formation sur le Paludisme

Email: guelbeogo.cnrfp@fasonet.bf

Main Area of Expertise:  Genetic diversity, ecology and bionomic of  mosquitoes. The study of the genetic structure of Anopheles funestus in Burkina Faso

 

Guerrero, Nidya Alexandra Segura

Lecturer and Researcher, Universidad Pedagogica y Tecnologica de Colombia

Email: nidya.segura@uptc.edu.co  or nasegurag@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Arbovirologist and entomologist with 14 years experience in medical and forensic entomology, and 7 years experience in Flavi and Alphaviruses.  Been awarded national and international scholarships

 

Hackett, Sean

D Phil Student, University of Oxford

Email: sean.hackett@zoo.ox.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Decision models for the management of insect pests

 

Haghighat-Khah, Roya

Imperial College London

Email: rhaghigh@ic.ac.uk

 

Haines, Lee

Post-doc Research Assistant, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Email: lee.haines@lstmed.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Insect vector - microbe - parasite interactions

 

Hall, Christo

Anti-VeC Communications & Administrative Support, Imperial College London

Email: christo.hall@imperial.ac.uk

Hammond, Andrew

Research Associate, Imperial College London

Email: andrew.hammond08@imperial.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Gene drive and genome engineering technologies in the mosquito

 

Hawkes, Frances

Research Fellow, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich

Email: f.m.hawkes@greenwich.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Medical entomologist, mosquito behaviour, ecology, surveillance & control, with field experience in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Kenya, Malaysia

 

Hedge, Shivanand

Post Doctoral Research Associate, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Email: Shivanand.hegde@lstmed.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Mosquito microbiome, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing and functional metagenomics.

 

Heitman, Elizabeth

UTS Southwestern Medical Center

Email: Elizabeth.Heitman@UTSouthwestern.edu

Main Area of Expertise:  Education in research ethics and the responsible conduct of research, particularly for international collaborations

 

Herd, Christie

Research Assistant, University of Glasgow

Email: christie.herd@glasgow.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Entomology, Wolbachia, Arboviruses

 

Herren, Jeremy

Wellcome Trust Fellow, Researcher, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)

Email: jherren@icipe.org

Main Area of Expertise:  Interactions between maternally transmitted endosymbiont bateria and their insect hosts

 

Hien, Sawdetuo Aristide

Academic/Researcher, IRSS

Email: aristide.hien@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  New malaria vectors and vector-borne disease control

 

Horvath, Cintia

Postgraduate Student, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca

Email: cintia.horvath@usamvcluj.ro

Main Area of Expertise:  Mosquito surveillance and control, invasive mosquitoes.

 

Hughes, Grant

Senior Lecturer, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Email: grant.hughes@lstmed.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Insect-microbe interactions, vector biology and infectious disease

 

Hui, Tin-Yu

Research Associate, Imperial College

Email: tin-yu.hui11@imperial.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  I work on the population genetics/genomes of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes

 

Hurst, Greg

Professor, University of Li verpool

Email: g.hurst@liv.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  symbiont-microbe interactions; population biology

 

Hutchison, Jay

PhD Student / Research Assistant, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Email: jay.hutchison@lstmed.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector behaviour and spatial insecticides

 

Inyang, Imeobong

Research Assistant, University of Calabar

Email: onyx294@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Translational protein interactios in transgenic mice, drosophillia as it relates to infectious parasitic diseases

 

Irish, Seth

Research Entomologist, Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Email: xjs7@cdc.gov

Main Area of Expertise:  Medical entomology

 

Iskandar, Isra Wahid

Researcher/Senior Lecturer, Universitas Hasanuddin

Email: israwahid@med.unhas.ac.id

Main Area of Expertise:  I do research on mosquito and mosquito-borne diseases, including malaria,  arboviruses, mosquito taxonomy, ecology and behaviour.

 

Ismail, Hanafy

Post Doctoral Research Associate, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Email: hanafy.ismail@lstmed.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Interaction of small moleculues (drugs and insecticides) and their targets in parasites and insect vectors.

 

Jeffries, Claire Louise

Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Email: Claire.Jeffries@lshtm.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Arboviruses, entomology, vector sampling, molecular screening and  characterisation of pathogens and symbiotic bacteria.

 

Jiggins, Frank

Professor, University of Cambridge

Email: fmj10001@cam.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Insect immunity and population genetics

 

Kakilla, Charles

Research Scientist, National Institute for Medical Research

Email: kakillacharles@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Biology and Medical Entomology

 

Kamau, Luna

Chief Research Officer and Head Molecular Entomology and Ecology Lab, Kenya Medical Research Insitute

Email: LKamau@kemri.org

Main Area of Expertise:  Molecular Vector Biology and ecology, vector control, population genetics, insecticide resistance and development of new tools for vector identification and control

 

Kane, Khadijetou

Student, University of Nouakchott

Email: khadijakane28@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  Molecular Biology, biotechnology and physiology

 

Kato, Agapitus Babumba

Lecturer, Makerere University

Email: agapituskato@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Entomology, population/evolutionary genetics and genomics, integrating DNA analysis tools into the study of ecology and control of disease vectors

 

Kayondo, Jonathan

Research Scientist, Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)

Email: jkayondo@gmail.com or jkayondo@uvri.go.ug

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector population biology and genetics

 

Keita, Ibrahima Kalil

Head of Vector Control Unity, Programme National de Lutte contre le Paludsme

Email: keitakalil25@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Entomological study on malaria vectors in 11 sentinel sites in the country, coverage of insecticide-treated mosquito nets and evaluation of the efficacy of LLINs

 

Kelly, Ann

Senior Lecturer in Global Health, King's College London

Email: Ann.Kelly@kcl.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Social Science/Community Engagement & Vector Control

 

Khaless, Mohamed Aly

University of Elasriya

Email: mohamedalylemrabott@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  Medical Entomology

 

Khater, Emad

Associate Professor, Ain Shams University

Email: eikhater@yahoo.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Ecology and molecular cell biology of mosquitoes and borne pathogens.

 

Kirby, Georgia

PhD Student, University of Glasgow

Email: 2309699k@student.gla.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Wolbachia-parasite interactions in avian malaria vectors

 

Kittayapong, Pattamaporn

Associate Professor, Director of Center of Excellence for Vectors and Vector-Borne Disease, Mahidol University

Email: pkittayapong@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Molecular and development biology, biology of vector-associated microbes and their potential application in vector control, biology, surveillance and control of dengue vectors

 

Kiuru, Caroline

PhD Candidate, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

Email: carolinekiuru@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Malaria vectors biology, behavior and ecology

 

Kluiters, Georgette

BBSRC Future Leader Fellow, University of Liverpool

Email: g.kluiters@liverpool.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Entomology, vector surveillance & control, spatial epidemiology, biological  control of vector populations

 

Koekemoer, Lizette

Professor, University of Witerwatersrand

Email: lizette.koekemoer@wits.ac.za

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector biology of african malaria mosquitoes

 

Kohl, Alain

Professor of Arbovirology, MRC Programme Leader, University of Glasgow

Email: alain.kohl@glasgow.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Arboviruses, virus replication, arthropod immunity

 

Kranj, Nace

PhD Student, Imperial College

Email: n.kranjc@imperial.ac.uk

 

Kriezis, Antonios

Postgraduate Student, Imperial College London

Email: Antonios.Kriezis13@imperial.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Genetics underlying hybrid incompatibilities between Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles arabiensis

 

Kryzwinski, Jaroslaw

Research Fellow, The Pirbirght Institute

Email: jaroslaw.krzywinski@pirbright.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Mosquito sex determination and genetic control

 

Kumar, Vikas

Doctoral Fellow, Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani

Email: vlamba13@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Research in mosquito innate immunity with particular emphasis on the role of mosquito molecules in immunity against bacteria, Dengue  virus and parasite.

 

Kyros, Kyrou

PhD Student, Imperial College London

Email:

kk714@ic.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Gene drive and mosquito biology and genetics

 

Lagnika, Hamirath

PhD Student, university of Abomey-Calavi

Email: hhlagnika@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  My main of expertise are molecular biology, parasitology and Bioinformatic  analysis

 

Lawniczak, Mara

Group Leader, Sanger Institute

Email: mara@sanger.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Anopheles population genomics and vector/parasite interactions

 

Leftwich, Phil

Post-Doc, Pirbright institute

Email: Philip.leftwich@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:   Molecular biology of Aedes mosquitoes for population control

 

Lekweiry, Khadijetou

Researcher and Teacher, Unite de recherche Genome et Milieux

Email: pekou2006@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector Borne Diseases

 

Lezaun, Javier

Associate Professor, University of Oxford

Email: javier.lezaun@insis.ox.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Regulatory approaches and governance models for vector control technologies

 

Ligoxygakis, Petros

Professor of Innate Immunology, University of Oxford

Email: petros.ligoxygakis@bioch.ox.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Insect Immunity

 

Lim, Lee Han

Research Officer, Institute for Medical Research

Email: leehl@imr.gov.my

Main Area of Expertise:  Control of insect vectors of public health importance

 

Lutomaih, Joel

Research Scientist, Kenya Medical Research Insitute

Email: joel.lutomiah@usamru-k.org

Main Area of Expertise:  Risks posed by mosquitoes, ticks and sandflies in transmissin of emerging infectious arboviral diseases in Kenya

 

Lwetoijera, Dickson

Research Scientitst, Ifakara Health Institute

Email: dwilson@ihi.or.tz

Main Area of Expertise:  Medical Entomology and Biotechnology

 

Lycett, Gareth

Lecturer in Microbiology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Email: Gareth.Lycett@lstmed.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Functional genetic analysis of mosquito biology

 

Macharia, Rosaline

Lecturer, University of Nairobi

Email: rosaline@uonbi.ac.ke

Main Area of Expertise:  Comparative genomics of disease vectors

 

Maffo Tatsinkou, Claudine Grace

PhD Student, University of Yaounde I,

Email: claudinemaffo.88@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector control of Malaria using mosquitoes symbionts

 

Maiga, Hamidou

Researcher, Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santa (IRSS)

Email: maigahamid@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  Mosquito Biology for Genetic Strategies against human disease vectors

 

Majorin, Olivia

Imperial College London

Email: olivia.majorin@imperial.ac.uk

 

Makepeace, Benjamin

Reader, University of Liverpool

Email: blm1@liv.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Molecular biology of inherited symbionts in filarial nematodes and  vectors.

 

Mancini, Maria Vittoria

Post-doc Research Assistant, University of Glasgow

Email: mariavittoria.mancini@glasgow.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Symbiosis, Entomology, Wolbachia, Arborvirsuses

 

Mangalu, Doris

Health Laboratory Scientist, National Institute for Medical Research

Email: dorismangalu@hotmail.com

 

Mang'era, Clarence

Academic, Egerton University

Email: clarence.mangera@egerton.ac.ke

Main Area of Expertise:  My research interest is on Malaria vector molecular biology and components of Inntegrated Vector management such as mosquito growth-disrupting  plant compounds.

 

Mararo, Enock Mukibetti

Research Technician, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology

Email: enockmararo@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Molecular biologist in the malaria field.

 

Maringer, Kevin

Lecturer in Microbiology, University of Surrey

Email: k.maringer@surrey.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Proteomics and transcriptomics, molecular, and CRISPR gene editing approaches to understand the molecular basis behind vector competence, arbovirus transmission, and arbovirus emergence from the perspective of the mosquito vector, with a view to developin

 

Marques, Catia

Masters Student, Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, New University of Lisbon/Portugal

Email: catia.marques@ihmt.unl.pt

Main Area of Expertise:  Aedesborne diseases, KDR mutations, AEDES surveillance and control, vector ecology and molecular biology, insecticide resistance /susceptibility.

 

Marston, Louise

Research Technician, Imperial College London

Email: l.marston@imperial.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Mosquito rearing, transgenics, microinjection

 

Martinez, Julien

Research Associate, University of Glasgow

Email: julien.martinez1983@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Ecology and evolution of insect-symbiont interactions

 

Masiga, Daniel

Scientist, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)

Email: dmasiga@icipe.org

Main Area of Expertise:  My research is on genetics of arthropod-transmitted pathogens and  their vectors

 

Masters, Ellen

Research Technician, Imperial College London

Email: ekm13@ic.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes

 

Matoke-Muhia, Damaris

Research Officer, Kenya Medical Research Institute

Email: dmatoke@kemri.org

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector Biology & Behaviour, Molecular Biology,  genetics, parasite gynotyping and characterization, insecticide resistance monitoring

 

Matthews, David Alan

Reder in Virology, University of Bristol

Email: d.a.matthews@bristol.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  High throughput sequencing and proteomics techniques to study virus

 - host cell interactions.

 

Mbouhom Kamgang, David Basile

Head of Medical Entolmology Department, Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases

Email: kamgang_d@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  Aedes-Borne arboviral diseases and Aedes vectors. My current works are focused to bioecology, population genetic and insecticide resistance  of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus in Central Africa

 

Mbubua, Emmanuel

Research Scientist and GLP Project Manager, Ifakara Health Institute (IHI)

Email: embuba@ihi.or.tz

Main Area of Expertise:  Molecular Biology and Entomology

 

Mburu, David

Scientist/Senior Lecturer, Pwani University

Email: d.mburu@pu.ac.ke

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector biology and microbiomes and underlying molecular architecture  (genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics)

 

McCall, Philip

Professor, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Email: philip.mccall@lstmed.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector behaviour

 

McGuinness, Dagmara

Research Associate, University of Glasgow

Email: Dagmara.McGuinness@glasgow.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Epigenetic regulation of physiological processes  associated with  ageing across the taxa.

 

McKemey, Andrew

Insectaries Operations Manager, Imperial College London

Email: a.mckemey@imperial.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Applied development of genetically modified mosquito technology for vector control, transitioning from lab to field with a focus on technology transfer, mass rearing, field studies and operational deployment.

 

McNamara, Cameron

PhD Student, University of Glasgow- Centre for Virus Research

Email: c.mcnamara.2@research.gla.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Wolbachia as a vector control.

 

Meacci, Dario

Research Technician, Imperial College London

Email: dmeacci@ic.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Control of human malaria vector A.gambiae through gene-drive technology

 

Miah, Mohammad Asaduzzaman

Assistant Professor, Patuakhali Science and Technology University

Email: mamiah81@yahoo.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Insecticide resistance, Insecticide detoxifying enzymes (P450s), disease  vector pests

 

Mireji, Paul

Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology Research Institute , Kenya Agricultural and Livestock  Research Organisation

Email: Mireji.paul@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Malaria and trypanosomiasis research focused on ecology,  genomics,  olfaction and parasite - vector interactions.

 

Mlambo, Godwill

Vector Control Manager, International SOS

Email: gmlambo@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector borne diseases with more focus on malaria vector control

 

Modhiran, Naphak

Post-Doctoral Student, University of Queensland

Email: n.modhiran@uq.edu.au

Main Area of Expertise:  virology, immunology, structural biology

 

Moore, Sarah

Unit Leader, Vector Control Production Evaluation, Ifakara Health Institute

Email: smoore@ihi.or.tz

Main Area of Expertise:  Evaluation of interventions against medically important insects

 

Moreno Herrera, Claudia Ximena

Associate Professor, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, sede Medellin

Email: cxmoreno@unal.edu.co

Main Area of Expertise:  Studying of microbial communities, culture and molecular methods.

 

Moretti, Riccardo

Researcher, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable  Economic Development (ENEA)

Email: riccardo.moretti@enea.it

Main Area of Expertise:  Wolbachia transinfection and exploitation for the development of control  methods targeting insect pests and vectors

 

Morianou, Ioanna

PhD Student, Imperial College London

Email: im1214@ic.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Resistance to gene drives designed to suppress the main malaria vector

 

Morlais, Isabelle

Senior Researcher, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement

Email: isabelle.morlais@ird.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  understanding of malaria transmission in field conditions and I am conducting projects on the molecular characterization of malaria parasites and mosquito vector populations  in regard to transmission efficacy.

 

Mouonniba, Bernard SOME

Student, IRSS

Email: bernardsilome@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Entomology-Parasitology

 

Mugenzi, Leon

PhD Student, LSTM research unit at Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID)

Email: leon.mugenzi@crid-cam.net

Main Area of Expertise:  transcriptional regulation of insecticide resistance genes

 

Muhammad Umair, Muhammad

Email: umair.gene01@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Microbiology and lab expertise

 

Mumford, John

Professor (Natural Resource Management), Imperial College London

Email: j.mumford@imperial.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Risk analysis of vector control technologies and economic logistical planning for area-wide vector management

 

Munhenga, Givemore

Senior Medical Scientist, University of Witwatersrand

Email: givemorem@nicd.ac.za

 

Murdochy, Shivan

Research Technician, University of Glasgow

Email: smurdochy1@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Provides technical assistance involving work with arboviruses

 

Nadal Jimenez, Pol

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Liverpool

Email: polnadal@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Insect reproductive manipulation by bacterial endosymbionts

 

Nana, Paulin

Senior Lecturer / Research Scientist, University of Dschang

Email: paulin.nana@univ-dschang.org

Main Area of Expertise:  Entomopathogenic fungi to control different pest insects.

 

Nash, Alexander

PhD Student, Imperial College London

Email: alexander.nash12@imperial.ac.uk

 

Nattoh, Godfrey

PhD Student and Research Assistant, Pan African University for Basic Sciences Technology & Innovation (PAUSTI)

Email: nattohg@yahoo.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Fungal and yeast endosymbionts associated with mosquito and their use to deliver genes in vectors using RNAi

 

Ndiaye, Ousmane

Masters Student, Unite de recherche Genome et Milieux

Email: ndiayebiologie@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Medical Entomoology of Mosquitoes

 

Ndongmo Regine, Amelie Wamba

PhD Student, CRID

Email: amelie.wamba4@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Medical Entomology focusing on mosquito vector biology and genetics especially the role of cytochrome oxidases in insecticide resistance.

 

Ngasse, Ginette Irma Kame

PhD Student and Research Assistant, Faculty of Sciences, University of Yaoundé

Email: kameginette@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  Interactions between Trypanosoma spp., symbionts and tsetse flies  : implications in vector control against African Trypanosomiasis

 

Ng'habi, Kija

Lecturer, University of Dar es Salaam

Email: ndyaisin@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Malaria mosquito ecologist

 

Nguepi, Sylvian Mireille Dongmo

Assistant Lecturer, University of Buea

Email: syldong@yahoo.fr or dongmo.mireille@ubuea.cm

Main Area of Expertise:  Immunology, diagnosis of infectious diseases

 

Niang, Abdoulaye

Post Doctoral Research Associate, Ifakara

Email: bband79@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  I'm a medical entomologist and I have a good experience in Anopheles  reproductive behaviour and mating success.

 

Nignan, Charles

PhD student, IRSS

Email: nignancharles@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  Entomology, Ecology

 

Njiiokou, Flobert

Professor, Faculty of Sciences, University of Yaoundé

Email: njiokouf@yahoo.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Epidemiology of Schistosomiasis and Trypanosomiasis (Genetics of vectors)

 

Nkya, Theresia

Research Scientist, National Institute for Medical Research

Email: theresia.nkya@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector ecology, biology and control. Insecticide resistance, IVM

 

Nolan, Tony

Senior Lecturer, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Email: tony.nolan@lstmed.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  manipulating the biology of mosquitoes in ways that interfer with their ability to trasmit disease

 

Nongley, Nkemngo Francis

PhD Student/Research Assistant, CRID

Email: nkemngo.francis@ubuea.cm

Main Area of Expertise:  Host-pathogen immunobiology, pathogen genomics and vaccine development

 

Norman, Victoria

Research Scientist, The Pirbright Institute

Email: victoria.norman@pirbright.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Insect genetic technology and transgenesis

 

Noutcha, Aline Edith M.

Senor Lecturer; Current Acting Head of Department, University of Port Harcourt

Email: aline.noutcha@uniport.edu.ng

Main Area of Expertise:  Disease Vector Biology

 

Ntabaliba, Watson Samwel

Research Assistant, Ifakara Health Institute

Email: wntabaliba@ihi.or.tz

Main Area of Expertise:  Mosquito acoustic behavior

 

O'Brochta, David

Scientific Program Manager, Technical Lead for Gene Drive Research, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

Email: dobrochta@fnih.org

Main Area of Expertise:  Insect genetics, molecular genetics and biotechnology including insect  genetic technologies and gene drive.

 

Ogbe, Susan

Assistant Lecturer, Bingham University

Email: susanogbe28@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Neurophysiologist

 

Ohia, Chinenyenwa

Researcher/Lecturer, University of Ibadan

Email: ohiacmd@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector Biology and use of novel techniques in mosquito control for effective and sustainable vector control in Africa

 

Ohm, Johanna

PhD Student, Penn State University

Email: johanna.ohm@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Mosquito Ecology, life history and dietary requirements

 

Okene, Patrick Frances

Postgraduate Student, University of Port Harcourt

Email: francis_okene@uniport.edu.ng

Main Area of Expertise:  Forensic and Medical Entomology

 

Okumu, Fredros

Director of Science, Ifakara Health Institute

Email: fredros@ihi.or.tz

Main Area of Expertise:  human-mosquito interactions and developing new techniques to complement exisiting malaria interventions and accelerate efforts towards elimination.  Quantitative ecology of residual malaria vectors: mathematical simulations to predict effectiveness of int

 

Olaleye, Olusoula

Research Officer, Nigerian Institute for Trypanosmiasis  (and Onchocerciasis) Research

Email: olusolaolaleye1@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Natural product Research especially plant for control of infectious  diseases and Vector

 

Olanga, Evelyn

Lecturer, Technical University of Kenya

Email: eveolanga@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Medical entomology, specifically studying the relationship between malaria and individuals engaged in outdoor livelihood activities with the aim of developing and testing novel tools to reduce residual malaria  transmission in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Olaniyan, Olugbemi

Lecturer, Bingham University

Email: olugbemiolaniyan@binghamuni.edu.ng

Main Area of Expertise:  Pre-implantantion genetic diagnosis, prenatal genetic and feta medicine. Reproductive oncology and infertility. Gamete and embryo selection, assessmemt, IVF culture, crybiology and cryprservation

 

Onyedum, Chiamaka

Laboratory Technologist, Bingham University

Email: scholachris@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Food safety, toxicology, phytomedicine

 

Opiyo, Mercy

Pre-doctoral Researcher, ISGLOBAL

Email: mercy.opiyo@isglobal.org

Main Area of Expertise:  Designing and evaluating malaria vector control tools

 

Opot, Benjamin

Assistant Research Officer, United States Army

Email: muithi18@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Molecular Biology; Genetics; Bioinformatics

 

Ortega Lopez, Leonardo Daniel

PhD Student, University of Glasgow

Email: l.ortega-lopez.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Ecology and behaviour of mosquitoes

 

Otto, Thomas

Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow

Email: thomasdan.otto@glasgow.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Developing and applying computational algorithm in host-interaction  and integrative analysis.

 

Ould Mohamed Salem Boukhary, Ali

Director of Research Unit, Unite de recherche Genome et Milieux

Email: alimedsalem@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector Borne Diseases, Malaria, dengue

 

Page, Nicole

PhD Student, Imperial College

Email: nicole.page16@imperial.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Gene drive and genetic modification of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes

 

Paine, Mark

Reader, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Email: mark.paine@lstmed.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Biochemical and pharmacological aspects of insecticide resistance  in tropical disease vectors

 

Pal, Chiranjib

Professor, West Bengal State University

Email: cpcu.immunology@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Development of prophylactic/ therapeutic leads against visceral leishmaniasis.

 

Papathanos, Philippos A

Senior Lecturer, Hebrew University

Email: p.papathanos@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Mosquito g enetics, genomics and engineering

 

Patterson, Ian

PDRD, LSTM

Email: ian.patterson@lstmed.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Infection and transmission of arboviruses in their insect hosts, and  interactions between the microbiome with arboviruses

 

Paye, Deekermu

Researcher, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Email: payedeekermue92@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Virus vector ecology and disease epidemiology

 

Pennington, Pamela

Director, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala

Email: Pamelap@uvg.edu.gt

Main Area of Expertise:  Innovative vector control strategies, including paratransgenesis and  community-based vector control.

 

Pinaud, Silvain

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Wellcome Sanger Institute

Email: sp23@sanger.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Host-parasite interactions by using new technologies of single-cell  sequencing.

 

Pondeville, Emilie

Research Associate, University of Glasgow

Email: emilie.pondeville@glasgow.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Mosquito biology; physiology and transgenesis - Mosquito/pathogen interactions

 

Prada, Joaquin M.

Lecturer, University of Surrey

Email: j.prada@surrey.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Mathematical modelling of infectious diseases (mainly neglected tropical diseases such as lymphatic filariasis, soil-transmitted helminthiases, and schistosomiasis)

 

Pwalia, Rebecca

Chief Research Scientist, Vestergaard-NMIMR Vector Labs, Noguchi Memorial Institue for Medical  Research, University of Ghana, Legon

Email: beccapwalia@yahoo.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Medical entomology, I work mainly with malaria mosquitoes, conduct Standard WHOPES tests for development of Vector control tools for  malaria Vector control.

 

Quinlan, Megan

Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College London

Email: m.quinlan@imperial.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Innovative vector control

 

Rainey, Stephanie

Research Associate, University of Glasgow

Email: Stephanie.rainey@glasgow.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Determining the mechanism behind Wolbachia mediate antiviral activity

 

Ranford-Cartwright, Lisa

Reader, University of Glasgow

Email: lisa.ranford-cartwright@glasgow.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Malaria-Anopheles interactions

 

Roberts, Morven

UKRI, Medical Research Council

Email: morven.roberts@mrc.ukri.org

 

Rocha David, Mariana

Research Assistant, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz

Email: maridavid@ioc.fiocruz.br

Main Area of Expertise:  Medical entomology, vector ecology and host-microbiota-pathogen interactions

 

Rono, Martin

Research Scientist, Kemri Wellcome Trust Research Programme

Email: mrono@kemri-wellcome.org

Main Area of Expertise:  Parasite-vector interactions, cell and molecular biology

 

Russell, Ian

Professor of Neurobiology, University of Brighton

Email: I.Russell@brighton.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  molecular biology, cellular biology and biophysics of the normal function and dysfunction of the cochlea in relation to its role in hearing and deafness. I also investigate mosquito acoustic behaviour and the physiology of their auditory system.

 

Russell, Tiffany

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Surrey

Email: t.russell@surrey.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Dengue virus antagonism of immune responses in mosquitos

 

Sagma, Tani

Researcher, Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (IRSS)

Email: my_lindas@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  Molecular biology / Microbiology

 

Salaudeen, Muhammadu

Associate Professor, Department of Crop Production, Federal University of Technology, Minna,  Nigeria

Email: mtsalaudeen@futminna.edu.ng

Main Area of Expertise:  Plant Virology

 

Sandeu, Maurice Marcel

Professor, Center of Research on Infectious Diseases

Email: sanmarcel2000@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  Entomology, Parasitology, Molecular Biology, Population Genetics, Host-Vector parasite interactions in infections ( plasmodium, anopheles and human)

 

Sanon, Aboubakar

PhD Student, University Ouaga 1 PJKZ

Email: sanon.aboubakar@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  Medical Entomology worker on malaria

 

Sanou, Roger

Medical Biologist, institut de recherche en sciences de la sante/Centre Muraz

Email: damonass7@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector biology

 

Sanou, Antoine

PhD Student, National Malaria Training and Research Centre (Centre National de Recherche  et de Formation et de Palusime:CNRFP)

Email: saantoinebf@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  I have a background on molecular biology of parasite and disease vectors from my MSc. For my PhD am interest in vector ecology and behaviour.

 

Sare, Issiaka

Student, Institut Recherche en Sciences de la Santé / Centre Muraz

Email: sarissiaka@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  I'm medical entomologist student working in the field of biotechnology.

 

Sawadogo, Simon Peguedwinde

Junior Researcher, Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (IRSS)

Email: sawsimp2005@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  Entomology, Behavioural Ecology, Behaviour and control, Vector biology

 

Sebo, Beatriz

PhD Student, Imperial College London

Email: bea_15sebo@hotmail.com

Main Area of Expertise: 

 

Senbill, Haytham

Lecturer, Alexandria University

Email: haytham.senbill@alexu.edu.eg

Main Area of Expertise:  Ticks, Vector-borne pathogens, Vector-pathogen interaction Medical  Acarology, Medical Entomology

 

Sewade, Wilfrid

Research Assistant and PhD Student, Centre de Recherche Entomologique de Cotonou (CREC)

Email: sessowiles@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector biology, population genetic

 

Shabangu, Ntji

MSc Student, University of Pretoria

Email: shabanguna999@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Molecular Parasitiology

 

Sharma, Akash

Research Associate, Imperial College, London

Email: a.sharma@imperial.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  CRISPR/Cas9 based gene drive in mosquitoes.

 

Sideeg, Telawa

Lecturer, University of Gezira

Email: telawamohamed@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Medical Entomology, Genetics, Molecular Biology

 

Simoes, Patricio

Research Fellow, University of Brighton

Email: p.simoes@brighton.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Mosquito behaviour and physiology

 

Simoni, Alekos

Research Associate, Imperial College London

Email: a.simoni@imperial.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  I am working on developing gene drive systems in Anopheles gambiae  to reduce malaria transmission

 

Sims, Rosie

PhD Candidate, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Email: rosie.sims@graduateinstitute.ch

Main Area of Expertise:  Anthropological study of biologically modified mosquitos as a vector  control tool.

 

Siniscalchi, Carla

Lab Manager, Insectary Technical Manager, Imperial College London

Email: c.siniscalchi@imperial.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Management of people and resources, training of new members in  molecular cloning (designing an clone nucleases as Zinc Finer and TALENs, CRISPR), moquitoes transformation and phenotypic assay.

 

Sinkins, Steve

Professor in Microbiology and Tropical Medicine, University of Glasgow

Email: steven.sinkins@glasgow.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Control of mosquito vectors in diseasse prevention

 

Siozios, Stefanos

Research Associate, University of Liverpool

Email: siozioss@liverpool.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Insect-microbe symbiosis

 

Siriyasatien, Padet

Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

Email: padet.s@chula.ac.th

Main Area of Expertise:  medical entomology especially in biology of dengue, chickungunya and Zika vectors. I also work on leishmaniasis  and its vectors in Thailand.

 

Soma, Dieudonna Diloma

PhD Student, IRSS / Centre MURAZ

Email: dieusoma@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector biology, ecology & genomics, insecticide resistance, vector  control strategies

 

Somers, Jason

Research Associate, UCL

Email: j.somers@ucl.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Behavioural neuroscience with a focus on mechanosensation. Studying  auditory communication in mosquito swarming behaviour.

 

Souza-Neto, Jayme

Assistant Professor, Sao Paulo State University (UNESP)

Email: jayme.souza-neto@unesp.br

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector-pathogen interactions

 

Spaccapelo, Roberta

Professor, University of Perugia

Email: roberta.spaccapelo@unipg.it

Main Area of Expertise:  parasite-microorganisms-vector interaction, infectious diseases, microbiology, mosquitoes symbionts, paratransgenesis

 

Sterkel, Marcos

Researcher, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cienta­ficas y Tãcnicas (CONICET-Argentina)

Email: msterkel@conicet.gov.ar

Main Area of Expertise:  Experience in molecular biology, with an emphasis in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics, working mainly on neurobiology and amino acid metabolism in hematophagous arthropods.

 

Stevens, Poppy

PhD Student, University of Salford

Email: p.stevens@edu.salford.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Microbiome analysis of insect vectors, and analysis of experimental  evolution of Sodalis glossinidius by comparative genomics

 

Strampelli, Anna

Research Technician, Imperial College, London

Email: as16012@ic.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Molecular biology techniques and CRISPR systems applied in the context  of the malaria mosquito A. gambiae for vector control purposes

 

Su, Matthew

PostDoctoral Researcher, University College, London

Email: matthew.su@ucl.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  My research focuses on investigating the underlying mechanisms of mosquito hearing and auditory communication, with an overall aim of  developing novel vector control methods.

 

Suarez, Lester

Postdoctoral Research Association, University of California San Diego

Email: l2suarez@ucsd.edu

Main Area of Expertise:  I am a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and a PhD-level scientist in the field of synthetic virology with over 10 years of experience in biomedical/basic research with a strong background in virus-host  interactions.

 

Supparo, Clelia

European Project Manager, Imperial College London

Email: c.supparo@imperial.ac.uk

 

Sutthaphirom, Chalermroj

Undergraduate Student, Mahidol University

Email: chalermroj.s@gmail.com

 

Syafruddin, Din

Senior Researcher/Member of Advisory Committee, Eijkman Institute for Molecular biology

Email: din@eijkman.go.id

Main Area of Expertise:  Molecular Parasitology and Entomology

 

Tahir, Hanan

Associate Professor of Medical Entomology, The University of Medical Sciences and Technology

Email: hanantahi@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector-Borne Diseases

 

Talman, Arthur

Postdoctoral Fellow, Wellcome Sanger Institute

Email: at10@sanger.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Malaria transmission and single cell applications.

 

Tanekou, Tito Tresor Melachio

PhD Student, Faculty of Sciences, University of Yaounde 1

Email: metatitre@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  Molecular biology based techniques, epidemoiology of human and animal trypanosomiasis, and the population genetics of their vectors, the tsetse flies, using polymorphic microsatellite DNA sequences

 

Taracena, Mabel Laline

Post Doctoral Fello, CDC / UVG

Email: mabeltaracena@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Medical entomology focused on the use of symbionts and RNAi for vector  control.

 

Tarimo, Brian Ben

Research Scientist, Ifakara Health Institute (IHI)

Email: btarimo@ihi.or.tz

Main Area of Expertise:  Molecular biology with interest in infection biology of vector-pathogen- host interaction in vector borne diseases.

 

Tchakounte Betmbe, Joelle Ange

PhD Student, CRID

Email: ange.tchakounte@crid-cam.net

Main Area of Expertise:  Vector biology, field collection and identification of malaria vector, evaluation of vector life trait of Anopheles, genotyping of resistance  markers.

 

Tchigossou, Genevieve

Post Doctoral Student, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

Email: tchigossougenevieve@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  I am a molecular entomolgist and I did my PhD on the molecular basis of DDT and permethrin resistance in Anopheles funestus mosquitoes.

 

Tchouakui, Magellan

PhD Student, CRID

Email: mtchouakui@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  Field collection and morphological identification of malaria vectors; identification, mapping and collection of anaopheles, genotpying of resistance molecular marker. Molecular cloning, RT-qPCR)

 

Tchouassi, David

Research Scientist, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology

Email: dtchouassi@icipe.org

Main Area of Expertise:  Ecology of arboviral disease vectors and other infectious diseases

 

Tedjou Nouboudem, Armel

PhD Student, Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases/University of Yaoundé  I

Email: atedjou@gmail.com

Main Area of Expertise:  My expertise is based in vector biology and Ecology, Molecular Biology,  Data analysis and  Bioinformatics.

 

Thomas, Ceri-Wyn

Policy & Strategy Manager, BBSCRC

Email: ceri-wyn.thomas@bbsrc.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise: 

 

Todjinou, Todd

Research Assistant, CREC

Email: tosadam2006@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  Development and evaluation of new tools against disease transmitting  vectors.

 

Tolosana, Ignacio

PhD Student, Imperial College London

Email: i.tolosana@imperial.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Wolbachia mediated protection in Drosophila, currently moving towards  the development of novel gene drive approaches in Anopheles.

 

Tripet, Frederic

Professor and Director of the Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology, Keele University

Email: f.tripet@keele.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Molecular and medical entomologist specialised in the molecular ecology, behavioural ecology and population genetics of the African malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae

 

Tsagmo Ngoune, Jean Marc

PhD Student, University of Yaoundé 1

Email: tsagmoj@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  Study of the molecular interactions between the fly, the trypanosomes and the symbionts, to enhance the refractoriness of flies to infection  and thus to fight against the trypanosomiases.

 

Vafa, Aichetou Mohamed Lemine

Researcher, University of Nouakchott Alassrya UNA

Email: delalevefa62@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  Medical Entomology (Anopheles)

 

Veronesi, Eva

INFRAVEC 2

Email: eva.veronesi@uzh.ch

 

Viana, Mafalda

Research Fellow, University of Glasgow

Email: mafalda.viana@glasgow.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Quantitative disease ecologist

 

Vidic, Aleksa

Undergraduate Student, University of Liverpool

Email: a.vidic@student.liverpool.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Undergraduate Biological Sciences Student

 

Villinger, Jandouwe

Scientist/Head of MBBU, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)

Email: Jandouwe@icipe.org

Main Area of Expertise:  Investigtions into the endemic diversities of mosquito vectors, the malaria parasites and arboviruses they transmit and the role of co-infections with insect-specific flaviviruses on vector competence

 

Vivero Gomez, Rafael

Post Doc, Research Assistant, Research group in Microbiodiversity and Bioprospecting, National University

Email: rjviverog@unal.edu.co

Main Area of Expertise:  Medical and Molecular Entomology and Study of Microbiomes

 

Walker, Miranda

Lecturer, Swansea University

Email: m.m.a.whitten@swansea.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Symbiont-mediated RNAi as a tool for insect vector biocontrol.

 

Walker, Thomas

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Email: Thomas.Walker@lshtm.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Molecular biology, vector biology, virology, entomology, disease control

 

Weedall, Gareth

Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University

Email: g.d.weedall@ljmu.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Genomics and transcriptomics of vector insects.

 

Weekes, Alexina

Wellcome Trust

Email: a.weekes@wellcome.ac.uk

 

White, Brad

Staff Scientist, Verily Life Sciences

Email: bradwhite@verily.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Genetic basis of phenotypic diversity in Anopheles malaria mosquitoes.

 

Windbichler, Nikolai

Research Fellow, Imperial College London

Email: nikolai.windbichler@imperial.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Synthetic biology, genome engineering, insect control

 

Wondji, Charles

Reader/Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Email: charles.wondji@lstmed.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Mosquito genetics and functional genomics applied to insecticide resistance and interaction mosquito/parasites

 

Wyer, Claudia

Lab Manager/Research Technician, Imperial College London

Email: cwyer@ic.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Mosquito ecology and mosquito-parasite interactions

 

Yakob, Laith

Assistant Professor of Disease Vector Biology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Email: laith.yakob@lshtm.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  mathematical modeling of infectious disease dynamics and control

 

Yeo, Matthew

Programme Director (CID), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Email: Matthew.yeo@lshtm.ac.uk

Main Area of Expertise:  Development of transgenic approaches applied to Sandflies, Triatomine Bugs and associated parasites.

 

Yougang, Aurelie Prisca

PhD Student, CRID

Email: yauraprisca@yahoo.fr

Main Area of Expertise:  Medical entomologist working on vectors of arbovirus: field collection,  rearing, larval and adul bioassay, molecular biology.

 

Zhu, Tong

MReS Student, Imperial College London

Email: tong.zhu18@imperial.ac.uk

 

Zinga Koumba, Christophe Roland

Deputy Head, Research Institute in Tropical Ecology

Email: zinga.koumba39@yahoo.com

Main Area of Expertise:  Medical Entomology and Veterinary

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