Franklin Ayisi

PhD student in Medical Entomology
University of Ghana / Cameroon Ministry of Public Health

*Biology, ecology, molecular studies, and control of Blackflies and mosquitoes.

-Developing molecular markers for species identification of members of Simulium damnosum s.l.

-Identification of members of the S. damnosum complex using Cytotaxonomy 

-Blackflies population studies using molecular (genetic) and cytogenetic (cytotaxonomy) approaches.

-Control of blackflies, vectors of onchocerciasis, through larviciding and other non-chemical methods like 'slash and clear'.

-Control of disease vectors using emerging genetic biocontrol technologies like gene drives. 

-Transmission assessment of filariasis transmission (onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis) by xenomintoring.

-Insecticide susceptibility studies in mosquitoes and blackflies.

Area of expertise: 
Blackflies Mosquitoes
Email: franklinayisi [at]
Early career researcher