The Sinkins Group

Current Research

A collaboration with icipe Kenya centres on a newly-discovered Microsporidian symbiont of Anopheles mosquitoes that can block the transmission of malaria parasites. The aims of this project are to generate tools to better understand symbiont-mosquito interactions, and means to increase the frequency of the Microsporidian in mosquito populations, in order to develop a new malaria control approach. 

The ANTI-VeC international network draws together researchers engaged in developing and deploying transgenic and symbiont approaches for the control of insect disease vectors. It aims to foster knowledge exchange / technology sharing, and stimulate innovative collaborative research projects that will lay the foundation for new approaches or more effective implementation. 

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Research Group Members

Research Group Members


  • Institute for Medical Research, Ministry of Health Malaysia 
  • University of Melbourne, Australia 
  • International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya 
  • Institute de Recherche en Sciences de la Sante (IRSS), Burkina Faso 
  • KEMRI-Wellcome, Kenya 
  • SENEPA, Ministry of Health Paraguay 
  • Imperial College London, UK