ANTI-VeC funded pump-priming project: A Novel Malaria Transmission Blocking Strategy: Microsporidian Symbionts of Anopheles Mosquitoes
Tue, 05 May 2020 21:16:00 BST
One ANTI-VeC funded pump-priming project, led by Dr Jeremy Herren (ICIPE, Kenya) with co-investigators, Prof Steve Sinkins (Glasgow) and Mara Lawniczak (Wellcome Sanger Institute) explores anopheles-microsporidia MB symbiosis and how it can be used in mosquitoes to decrease malaria transmission. In the third of our profiles of awarded projects, we caught up with Dr Jeremy Herren to find out how the project is progressing.
Tue, 05 May 2020 21:31:00 BST
ANTI-VeC awarded 10 pump-priming projects up to £100,000 at the end of 2018. One of these projects, led by Tony Nolan (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) with co-investigator Charles Wondji (CRID), looks to rear Anopheles funestus in the laboratory in the hope of understanding its biology better and to open up the possibility to create new interventions against this mosquito. In the fourth of our profiles of awarded projects, we caught up with Tony to find out how the project is progressing.
ANTI-VeC funded pump-priming project: Effects of co-infection of Wolbachia and the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium pingshaense in Aedes aegypti
Thu, 16 May 2019 14:49:00 BST
One ANTI-VeC pump-priming project of these projects, led by Dr Abdoulaye Diabate (IRSS/Centre Muraz) with co-investigators, Dr Etienne Bilgo (IRSS/Centre Muraz), Prof Steve Sinkins and Dr Maria Vittoria Mancini (Glasgow) explores whether Wolbachia confer protection against Metarhizium pathogenic fungi in Aedes aegypti. In the second of our profiles of awarded projects, we caught up with Dr Abdoulaye Diabate and Dr Etienne Bilgo to find out how the project is progressing.
Tue, 14 May 2019 16:49:00 BST
We are pleased to announce that ANTI-VeC will be attending Ento '19, the International Symposium & National Science Meeting of the Royal Entomological Society. The meeting will take place over three days, 20th to 22nd August 2019 at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Tue, 14 May 2019 17:24:00 BST
ANTI-VeC awarded 10 pump-priming projects up to £100,000 at the end of last year, the majority of which are now under way. One of these projects led by Professor Joerg Albert at University College London explores the acoustic landscape of mosquito swarms and the mosquitoes' acoustic behaviour within the swarm. We caught up with Joerg to find out how the project is progressing.
Thu, 16 May 2019 17:28:00 BST
ANTI-VeC member and awardee of a training and technology/knowledge exchange visit, Roger Sanou from Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Sante, Burkina Faso, visited the University of Glasgow for training on how machine learning analysis can be used to interpret infrared spectra for Mosquito trait prediction. He shared his experience with us.
Pump Priming Project AV-PP0028 Joerg Albert