Ecological determinants of African malaria vector behaviour and their implications for control


As part of the EU-FP7 AvecNet project’s commitment to developing research capacity within malaria-endemic countries, a series of Ph.D. studentships were created to support the training of outstanding African scientists who wish to pursue a career in malaria vector control in their countries.  Through this scheme, this collaborative project was developed between the Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania and the University of Glasgow in which a Tanzanian student is conducting Ph.D. studies on the ecological and evolutionary responses of mosquito vector behaviour to the large-scale implementation of Insecticide-Treated bednets and other mosquito vector control measures.  Through this project the student will receive advanced training in mosquito vector surveillance and ecology, molecular and genetic analysis of mosquito populations, and the statistical analysis of entomological and epidemiological data.