My career for sand flies is early but for others such as mosquitoes well established
Vector ecology, biology , identification and vector control including vector surveillance and monitoring of insecticides resistance
I am working with ecology of biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae).
I am Md. Rezaul Karim, Scientific Officer of Animal Health Research Division, Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI), Dhaka, Bangladesh. I have completed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) & Master of Science (MS) in Microbiology in English medium from Bangladesh Agricultural University.
I have taken part in the training course on PCR, real-time PCR, Genome sequencing & Gene expression, Bioinformatics and Laboratory quality management system. I am skilled in Cell culture, Embryo inoculation, PCR, RT-PCR, Real-Time PCR, Gel electrophoresis, ELISA, HA, HI, Sequencing, Sequence analysis and Phylogenetic analysis.
My Research Interest: Vectore borne zoonotic diseases, Antimicrobial Resistance, Genetic diversity, Comparative genomics, Computational metagenomics, Genome evolution, Next-generation DNA sequencing
I want to focus on the fact that gut harboring microbiota of sandflies have positive or negative effect on Leishmania development.
Screening of microbial populations in sand-fly (vector and non-vector) gut in Visceral Leishmaniasis endemic and non-endemic regions and evaluating their interaction with gut harboring parasite.
Identification of the most suitable species of bacteria as therapeutic lead against Leishmaniasis.
Biology of Culicoides
My research interest is on virology especially which are vector transmitted.Although my thesis topic was in Bluetongue virus which is culicoides transmitted disease in sheep.
Simulium and Culicoides ecology, avian malaria transmission and interactions with Wolbachia.
Behavior, biology, ecology, trapping, surveillance, chemical ecology, attractants, spatial repellents and population management.
A veterinary epidemiologist and entomologist specialising in the biology and control of insect vectors of livestock diseases.
I have a strong veterinary science background with a PhD in veterinary epidemiology and entomology, more specifically in relation to the livestock disease bluetongue, and its midge vectors. Experienced in designing and undertaking field-studies on disease vectors, including their ecology, flight dynamics and feeding behaviour as well as both morphological and molecular identification of these insects and their blood meals.
Previously worked as a postdoctoral research associate on a BBSRC-funded project which aimed to improve projections for the future of bluetongue and its vectors under scenarios of climate and environmental change.
Currently a BBSRC Future Leader Fellow determining the effect of a parasitic worm on the life history characteristics, vector competence and survival of insects that transmit economically important viruses to livestock - thereby assessing their potential as biological control agents.
I am interested in developing new tools for surveillance and control of vectors of onchocerciasis and other NTDs like Lymphatic filariasis and Human trypanosomiasis. My country to begin the process of elimination of onchocerciasis but we face many challenges including the cross-border migration of infested blackflie, the migration of human populations carrying parasites, and the difficulty to achieve therapeutic coverage rates because socio-economic factors. In addition there are still areas where onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis are co-endemic. As a medical entomologist, I am looking to improve or develop new vector control tools in order to contribute to the elimination of NTDs.
- Vector ecology and control (malaria, FL and dengue vectors)
-Vectors of NTD: sandflies, black flies (vector dynamics, disease transmission, support of national control programmes of Onchocerciasis, Leishmaniasis)
- Traps development
So far, my research has been on malaria vectors , insecticide resistance, parasite-vector interactions and malaria transmission. However, I will now try to use some of this knowledge and apply it in research on sandflies and biting midges.
Vector taxonomy, faunistics, molecular phylogeny, blackly cytotaxonomy, Africa
Being a senior level scientific professional specialized for vector control, I worked upon the different aspect of Entomological work and successfully leading the Department of Vector Biology & Control for more than 30 years with following achievements in my research career. I worked on different aspect of Entomological work and successfully leading the Department of Vector Biology & Control for more than 30 years with following achievements in my research career.I have been deputed as a district coordinator for National Kala-azar elimination programme an initiative put forwarded by GOI. Taking experience from Kala-azar control at Vaishali district (with cases less than 1/10000 per population in year 2016), at present I am actively engaged in developing Zero-Tolerance Kala-azar zone by implementing improved strategies of vector control at 2 more districts(s) viz., Saran and Muzaffarpur of Bihar (assignment put forwarded by GOI). I had developed IRS action plan for Vaishali district and supervised IRS, active case detection in all 16 PHCs of Vaishali district. Monitored and replaced spray of DDT with alphacypermethrine based on my finding of development of resistance in P. argentipes against DDT. Introduction of Hand Compression Pump (HCP) in place of conventional strirrup pump with signifactory result. Shown significant result with implementation of impregnated fiber (Durable Wall Linings), Impregnation of nets, environmental management for vector control. Implemented WHO/TDR project for the Integrated Vector Control management and five TDR/APW for the improvement of IRS for the Kala-azar control.
Along with the above mentioned success, at present I am engaged with important project(s) like research on effect of current insecticide viz., Alphacypermethrine on Kala-azar vector to get it registration to CIB Delhi, Optimising the implementation of synthetic pyrethroid insecticide in IRS for VL elimination, development of insecticide quantification kits for IRS evaluation, rotation of insecticide for resistance management etc.
FOREIGN FUNDING AGENCIES AS PROJECT COLLABORATORSAssociated as a member of central observer team for monitoring of IRS program of National Vector Borne Disease Control Program (Government of India) for Kala-azar Elimination Target Program from the endemic districts of India. Involved in Kala-Azar elimination programme with State Health Society, Bihar. Investigator in KALANET Project, European Commission. Investigator in DBT Project. Co-PI in Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS), Switzerland funded project Co-PI in WHO /TDR APW project-Phase 1-V. Co-PI in World Bank, Washington DC Co-PI in Wellcome Trust, UK, funded project Co-PI in Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Seattle, Washington, United States, funded project Medical Entomology Unit at ISCII, Madrid, Spain. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom University of York, UK. WELLCOME TRUST. UK Government Department for International Development (DfID, Kalacore consortium) through Mott MacDonald Co-PI in London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.
I am interested in disease causing vectors especially those causing Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) such as Zika, While Nile Virus, Yellow fever, Nyakungzuwa, Dengue (all caused by Mosquito) and the Tsetse Fly causing sleeping sickness and other diseases.
Leishmania-midges and Leishmania-sandly interactions
mosquito diversity, virus transmitted by mosquitoes and insecticide resistance