Mr Mauro Pazmino Betancourth

  • Research Assistant (Host-Parasite Interactions & Pathogenesis)

Biography

I started my research career when I obtained my degree in Biotechnology Engineering at the Armed Forces University in Ecuador. I worked at the medical entomology department at the Instituto Nacional de Investigación en Salud Pública (INSPI) doing vector surveillance along the Ecuadorian coast. Furthermore, I got my master degree in parasitology and vector biology, where I worked on speciation of Anopheles gambiae at Keele University. 

After working as a lecturer in various universities in Ecuador, I won the prestigious Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Scholarship to pursue a multidisciplinary PhD project using quantum cascade lasers in spectroscopy for mosquito surveillance. Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the vector biology group. My work focuses on improving our understanding on how mid-infrared spectroscopy data relates with mosquito ageing. 

Research interests

I am a vector biologist who specialises in mid-infrared spectroscopy and machine learning analysis in the context of vector surveillance.

My research interests are:

  • Vector surveillance
  • Mosquito ageing 
  • Ecology of vector diseases
  • Spectroscopy as a tool for vector surveillance
  • Machine learning

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mauro-Pazmino-Betancourth

GoogleScholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=m4iwAloAAAAJ&hl=en

 

Research groups

Publications

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Jump to: 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020
Number of items: 7.

2023

Pazmiño Betancourth, M. , Ochoa-Gutiérrez, V. , Ferguson, H. M. , González-Jiménez, M. , Wynne, K. , Baldini, F. and Childs, D. (2023) Evaluation of diffuse reflectance spectroscopy for predicting age, species, and cuticular resistance of Anopheles gambiae s.l under laboratory conditions. Scientific Reports, 13, 18499. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-45696-x) (PMID:37898634) (PMCID:PMC10613238)

Ochoa-Gutierrez, V. , Guerrero-Zuñiga, S., Reboud, J. , Pazmino Betancourth, M. , Harvey, A., Cooper, J. , Pfefer, T. J., Hwang, J. and Vargas, G. (2023) Comparison of Pulse Oximetry Measurements Between High and Low Skin Pigmentation. In: SPIE BiOS, 2023, San Francisco, Ca., US, 28 Jan-2 Feb 2023, (doi: 10.1117/12.2651059)

2022

Ochoa-Gutierrez, V. , Guerrero-Zuñiga, S., Reboud, J. , Pazmino Betancourth, M. , Harvey, A. R. and Cooper, J. M. (2022) Changes in oxygenation levels during moderate altitude simulation (hypoxia-induced): a pilot study investigating the impact of skin pigmentation in pulse oximetry. In: Scholkmann, F., LaManna, J. and Wolf, U. (eds.) Oxygen Transport to Tissue XLIII. Series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (AEMB), 1395. Springer: Cham, Switzerland, pp. 391-396. ISBN 9783031141898 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-14190-4_64)

2021

Ochoa-Gutierrez, V. J. , Pazmino Betancourth, M. , Reboud, J. , Harvey, A. R., Cooper, J. M. , Mahajan, S. and Reichelt, S. (2021) Analysis and Exploration of Heme Groups Using ATR-FTIR for Future Health Monitoring. In: SPIE PHOTONEX, Glasgow, UK, 28 Sep - 01 Oct 2021, (doi: 10.1117/12.2598646)

2020

Soria, R. I., Rolfe, S. A., Pazmino Betancourth, M. and Thornton, S. F. (2020) The relationship between properties of plant-based biochars and sorption of Cd(II), Pb(II) and Zn(II) in soil model systems. Heliyon, 6(11), e05388. (doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e05388) (PMID:33241138) (PMCID:PMC7672296)

Ortega-López, L. D. , Pondeville, E., Kohl, A. , León, R., Pazmino Betancourth, M. , Almire, F., Torres-Valencia, S., Saldarriaga, S., Mirzai, N. and Ferguson, H. M. (2020) The mosquito electrocuting trap as an exposure-free method for measuring human-biting rates by Aedes mosquito vectors. Parasites and Vectors, 13, 31. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-020-3887-8) (PMID:31941536) (PMCID:PMC6961254)

Pazmino-Betancourth, M. , Ochoa-Gutierrez, V. and Childs, D. (2020) Organic Polymers Classification using QCL Spectroscopy. In: Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources 2020, Washington DC, USA, 16–20 November 2020, ISBN 9781943580736

This list was generated on Tue Mar 5 07:34:30 2024 GMT.
Number of items: 7.

Articles

Pazmiño Betancourth, M. , Ochoa-Gutiérrez, V. , Ferguson, H. M. , González-Jiménez, M. , Wynne, K. , Baldini, F. and Childs, D. (2023) Evaluation of diffuse reflectance spectroscopy for predicting age, species, and cuticular resistance of Anopheles gambiae s.l under laboratory conditions. Scientific Reports, 13, 18499. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-45696-x) (PMID:37898634) (PMCID:PMC10613238)

Soria, R. I., Rolfe, S. A., Pazmino Betancourth, M. and Thornton, S. F. (2020) The relationship between properties of plant-based biochars and sorption of Cd(II), Pb(II) and Zn(II) in soil model systems. Heliyon, 6(11), e05388. (doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e05388) (PMID:33241138) (PMCID:PMC7672296)

Ortega-López, L. D. , Pondeville, E., Kohl, A. , León, R., Pazmino Betancourth, M. , Almire, F., Torres-Valencia, S., Saldarriaga, S., Mirzai, N. and Ferguson, H. M. (2020) The mosquito electrocuting trap as an exposure-free method for measuring human-biting rates by Aedes mosquito vectors. Parasites and Vectors, 13, 31. (doi: 10.1186/s13071-020-3887-8) (PMID:31941536) (PMCID:PMC6961254)

Book Sections

Ochoa-Gutierrez, V. , Guerrero-Zuñiga, S., Reboud, J. , Pazmino Betancourth, M. , Harvey, A. R. and Cooper, J. M. (2022) Changes in oxygenation levels during moderate altitude simulation (hypoxia-induced): a pilot study investigating the impact of skin pigmentation in pulse oximetry. In: Scholkmann, F., LaManna, J. and Wolf, U. (eds.) Oxygen Transport to Tissue XLIII. Series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (AEMB), 1395. Springer: Cham, Switzerland, pp. 391-396. ISBN 9783031141898 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-14190-4_64)

Conference Proceedings

Ochoa-Gutierrez, V. , Guerrero-Zuñiga, S., Reboud, J. , Pazmino Betancourth, M. , Harvey, A., Cooper, J. , Pfefer, T. J., Hwang, J. and Vargas, G. (2023) Comparison of Pulse Oximetry Measurements Between High and Low Skin Pigmentation. In: SPIE BiOS, 2023, San Francisco, Ca., US, 28 Jan-2 Feb 2023, (doi: 10.1117/12.2651059)

Ochoa-Gutierrez, V. J. , Pazmino Betancourth, M. , Reboud, J. , Harvey, A. R., Cooper, J. M. , Mahajan, S. and Reichelt, S. (2021) Analysis and Exploration of Heme Groups Using ATR-FTIR for Future Health Monitoring. In: SPIE PHOTONEX, Glasgow, UK, 28 Sep - 01 Oct 2021, (doi: 10.1117/12.2598646)

Pazmino-Betancourth, M. , Ochoa-Gutierrez, V. and Childs, D. (2020) Organic Polymers Classification using QCL Spectroscopy. In: Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources 2020, Washington DC, USA, 16–20 November 2020, ISBN 9781943580736

This list was generated on Tue Mar 5 07:34:30 2024 GMT.

Professional activities & recognition

Selected international presentations

  • 2022: PanAfrican Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) (Rwanda)
  • 2023: British Society for Parasitology Spring (Endinburgh)
  • 2023: PanAfrican Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) (Ethiopia)

Research datasets

Jump to: 2023
Number of items: 2.

2023

Pazmino Betancourth, M. , Casas Gomez-Uribarri, I., Mondragon-Shem, K., Babayan, S. , Baldini, F. and Lee Rafuse, H. (2023) Mid-infrared spectroscopy data from laboratory reared samples of Glossina spp. [Data Collection]

Pazmino Betancourth, M. (2023) Microdifuse reflectance spectra from Anopheles gambiae s.l. [Data Collection]

This list was generated on Mon Mar 4 09:47:51 2024 GMT.