Vector Biology and Disease Interest Group
The Vector Biology and Ecology SIG is a University of Glasgow research cluster that brings together researchers with common interests and expertise in the biology and control of arthropod disease vectors and the pathogens they spread.
The SIG encompasses expertise in a wide variety of scientific approaches, ranging from laboratory-based studies to large-scale ecological and epidemiological studies in disease endemic settings, in which vectors and their pathogens are studied at molecular, genetic, cellular, organismal, and population levels.
Dr Francesco Baldini and Dr Heather Ferguson
Vector biology & ecology
Exploring the fundamental biology of vectors through laboratory and field investigations
Investigating the molecular & cellular interactions between pathogens, their vectors and their mammalian hosts
Vector control and surveillance
Developing novel surveillance tools for vectors and improving control of vector-borne diseases
Vector population biology & disease dynamics
Understanding vector interactions in the natural environment