The Sinkins Group
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.
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