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Mr
Shuddhasattwa
Maitra Mazumdar

Scientist B
Central Silk Board, Govt of India
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: suddhamoitra [at] gmail.com

Vector ecology, host seeking behavior, Culicoides

Early career researcher

Dr
Benjamin
Makepeace

Reader
University of Liverpool
Area of expertise: Blackflies
E-mail: blm1 [at] liverpool.ac.uk

I have been working on onchocerciasis for 18 years, focusing on the Onchocerca ochengi bovine system as an analogue of the human disease. My research spans vaccine, drug and diagnostics development for onchocerciasis using this bovine system, as well as basic questions about the evolution of filarial nematodes, their association with Wolbachia symbionts, and their capacity for immune evasion. 

Established researcher

Dr
Maria Isabel
Maldonado Coelho Guedes

Assistant Professor
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: mariaisabel.guedes [at] gmail.com

Animal Virology, with emphasis in Orbivirus, Orthopoxvirus, Herpesvirus, studying aspects about pathogenesis, molecular characterization, diagnosis and vaccines.

Early career researcher

Professor
Juan Sebastian
Mantilla

Professor-Research
Universidad El Bosque
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Blackflies
E-mail: jmantillag [at] unbosque.edu.co

I am interested in the  ecology  of blackflies (adults and immature stages) and their role as vectors of different parasites for human and birds.

Early career researcher

Dr
Antonio
Marques

Aspectos da transmissão de leishmaniose: diversidade, identificação de hábito alimentar, detecção e identificação de Leishmania spp. em flebotomíneos de municípios do Estado de Rondônia
Fiocruz Rondonia
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: junior.ampj [at] gmail.com

My objective is to interact with sand fly reserachers in the world. Actually, my work is to identify possible sand fly vectors in the Rondonia state, Amazonia, Brazil

Early career researcher

Miss
Emily
Martin

PhD Student
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes
E-mail: emily.martin [at] lstmed.ac.uk

Investigating the mechanisms of resistance to neonicotinoid insectciides in mosquito species. This involves in silico work looking at variant gene expression using Ag1000G project data, in vitro work looking at gene expression levels and in vivo work to assess phenotypic susceptibility to insecticides.

Early career researcher

Dr
Ines
Martin-Martin

Postdoctoral Fellow
National Institutes of Health
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes, Sandflies
E-mail: martinines [at] hotmail.com

Role of Sand fly and Mosquito saliva in pathogen infection and transmission

Early career researcher

Dr
Daniel
Martín-Vega

Postdoctoral Researcher
Universidad de Alcalá
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: daniel.martinve [at] uah.es

Diptera of medical and veterinary importance; insect anatomy and development; visualisation of Diptera metamorphosis; visualisation of host/parasite interfaces.

Early career researcher

Dr
Josue
Martinez de la Puente

Postdoc
Estación Biológica de Doñana
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Blackflies
E-mail: jmp [at] ebd.csic.es

ecology

Early career researcher

Dr
Angeliki
Martinou

Head Entomologist
Joint Services Health Unit
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: af.martinou [at] gmail.com
Established researcher

Dr
Bruno
MATHIEU

Medical and Veterinary Entomologist
University of Strasbourg
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: bmathieu [at] unistra.fr

Culicoides, Integrative taxonomy, Barcoding, Phylogeny, Morphology, Development of molecular tools, Interactive identification keys, Vector ecology

Established researcher

Dr
Damaris
Matoke-Muhia

Post Doc Fellow
Kenya Medical Research Institute
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes, Sandflies
E-mail: kdamah [at] gmail.com

A molecular biology research scientist with interest is on utilising genomics in the control vector borne diseases mainly malaria and leishmaniasis

Early career researcher

Professor
Abhijit
Mazumdar

Professor in Zoology
The University of Burdwan
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: abhijitbu02 [at] gmail.com

Biology of Culicoides spp & predatory midges

Vector ecology & host vector interaction of Culicoides spp.

Morphological and molecular characterization of Culicoides spp

Established researcher

Dr
Santosh
Mazumdar

Principal Investigator
Environment and Community Development (ENCODE)
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes
E-mail: mazumdarsantosh [at] gmail.com

Taxonomy and biology of mosquitoes.

Established researcher

Dr
David
Mburu

SnR. Lecturer/scientist
Pwani University_Pwani University Biosciences Research Center(PUBReC)
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes
E-mail: Davmburu12 [at] gmail.com

Vector Biology

Vector_Parasites interactions

Early career researcher

Dr
Emily
McDermott

Postdoctoral Fellow
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Sandflies
E-mail: emily.g.mcdermott.ctr [at] mail.mil

Vectors of livestock pathogens, zoonoses, virus-vector interactions, vector surveillance, vector control

Early career researcher

Bethany
McGregor

PhD Candidate
University of Florida, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: bethanylmcgregor [at] gmail.com

My research interests are focused on vector ecology and the role of ecology in understanding the epidemiology and epizootiology of pathogens. My research also spans laboratory based infection and vector competency studies.

CAREER UPDATE: I graduated last May with my PhD in entomology from the University of Florida. I did a postdoc at the CDC where I studied an invasive population of Aedes aegypti and also completed laboratory studies with West Nile virus and Oropouche virus. I have since started a full time research entomologist position with the USDA Agricultural Research Service at the Arthropod borne Animal Diseases Research Unit in Manhattan, KS. I continue to study Culicoides ecology in this capacity, with specific areas of interest including host associations, sugar feeding ecology, spatial ecology, and larval ecology. I am also interested in the ecology of Culicoides-borne diseases including epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus, bluetongue virus, and vesicular stomatitis virus. Through the vast breadth of ecological research we pursue, we hope to leverage our results to better understand not just the true breadth of vector species in North America but also management and control strategies that target specific ecological characteristics of vector midges.

Early career researcher

Mr
James
McGregor

Veterinary student
The University of Liverpool
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: jamesmcgregor30 [at] hotmail.com

Culicoides, Vector species, sugar sources

Early career researcher

Shannon
McIntyre

Research Assistant
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: shannon.mcintyre1 [at] lshtm.ac.uk

I am currently working as a Research Assistant on the Bill and Melinda Gates funded consortium 'Setting the Post-Elimination Agenda for Kala-azar in India' (SPEAK India), and completing my PhD on xenomonitoring of visceral leishmaniasis.

My primary areas of interest are xenomonitoring, leishmaniasis transmission dynamics, the impacts of climate change on vector borne diseases, and vector control.

Early career researcher

Professor
Philip
Mellor

Emeritus Fellow
Pirbright Institute
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Blackflies
E-mail: philip.mellor44 [at] btinternet.com

Retired - more or less

Established researcher

Miss
Ana Sofia
Méndez Arévalo

Student
Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: men17137 [at] uvg.edu.gt

Venomics and Transcriptomics related to Neglected Tropical Diseases

Immunology 

 

Early career researcher

Mr
Soeren
Metelmann

Research Associate
University of Liverpool, IGH
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes
E-mail: soeren.metelmann [at] liverpool.ac.uk

Primarily mathematical modelling of vector and infection dynamics.
I am also interested in (laboratory based) behavioural studies with mosquitoes.

Early career researcher

Dr
Mohammad Asaduzzaman
Miah

Assistant Professor
Patuakhali science and Technology University
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Blackflies, Sandflies
E-mail: mamiah81 [at] yahoo.com

The research works, recently I have been carried on disease vector insects (mosquitos, planthoppers) particularly focused on their physiology and molecular biology studies to explore their control mechanism. Accordingly, I am looking for opportunities to relate my previous knowledge, skills and experiences to do further research on vector insect-pests’ like vector midges, flies and their management aiming to eliminate vector borne disease.

Early career researcher

Dr
Mary Katherine
Mills

Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina Aiken
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Mosquitoes
E-mail: marymi [at] usca.edu

I work with Culicoides and vector mosquito species in the South Carolina area. My lab identifies vectors and pathogens from field collections. We also utilize RNAi to determine the molecular mechanisms behind blood-feeding and pathogen transmission in Culicoides sonorensis.  

Early career researcher

Dr
Miguel Angel
Miranda

Lecturer in Zoology
University of the Balearic Islands
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Sandflies
E-mail: ma.miranda [at] uib.es

Bioecology, control and taxonomy of Culicoides spp. and Phlebotominae

Established researcher

Mr
Rodrigo
Miranda

Evaluation of the immunological and enzymatic profile of Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus) treated with Metarhizium brunneum (Metsch.) Sorokin
Oswaldo Cruz Institute
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes
E-mail: r-prado-miranda [at] bol.com.br

As an early career researcher and PHD student, in order to develop and solidify my knowledge in entomology, taxonomic and molecular techniques, i look forward to participate the gnatwork.

Early career researcher

Dr
Mayank
Modi

Assistant Professor of Basic Science & Clinical Medicine
Caribbean Medical University, School of Medicine, Curacao
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes
E-mail: drmodi1986 [at] gmail.com
Early career researcher

Dr
Sushil Kumar
Mohapatra

Assistant Professor
Department of Animal Biotechnology, College of veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: sushilmohapatra [at] yahoo.co.in

Molecular diagnostics, vector borne diseases in animal and its control, Stem cell biology, Cloning

Alternative email: drsushilmohapatra@gmail.com

 

Early career researcher

Mr
Tim
Möhlmann

PhD candidate
Wageningen University and Research
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: tim.mohlmann [at] wur.nl
Early career researcher

Miss
Most. Momotaj
Mohol

Student
University of Rajshahi
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: momotajmohol9005 [at] gmail.com

Kala-azar or Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) is a parasitic disease which has been recorded in South-East Asia during early 1800’s. It seems to have blowout along the Ganges and the Brahmaputra rivers, the major transport routs of Bengal and Bangladesh. In this area, Kala-azar was first described in 1824 in the Jessore district where about 75,000 people died. An intensive control program aimed at the eradication of malaria was mounted in the late 1950s and early 1960s throughout the South Asian sub-continent with the main effort based on indoor residual spraying (IRS) of DDT. Kala-azar is mainly caused by Leishmania donovani, L. infantum, or L. chagasi, but occasionally these species may cause other forms of disease. The cutaneous form of the disease is caused by more than 15 species of Leishmania. Leishmaniasis is mainly transferred by the bite of infected female phlebotomine sandflies which can transmit the protozoa Leishmania. This sandflies act as the vector.

VL is now endemic in many Bangladeshi areas, with the Mymensingh district representing over 50% of the cases. There is substantial underreporting. In 2007, the estimated number of active cases was 136,500. However, less than 5,000 cases were reported that same year. The estimated incidence of VL, according to recent studies, is 15.6/1,000 person-years in Fulbaria and 27/10,000 population in Godagari and Rajshahi.

A survey, conducted in 2006-2007, showed that when seeking care outside the community, 52% of patients made use of the public sector, 13% used poorly trained private practitioners and 28% used local chemists in order to obtain treatment. The awareness of VL is very low. Generally, in communities, VL is seen as ‘any fever that cannot be cured by the local drug sellers’.

As sandflies play a significant role in spreading the dangerous VL disease in different parts of Bangladesh, so this alarming rate of occurring VL in Bangladesh lead me to fix the mind setup to work with sand flies.

Early career researcher

Dr
Ricardo
Molina

Head of the Laboratory of Medical Entomology
Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Laboratory of Medical Entomology
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: rmolina [at] isciii.es

Vectorial competence of sand flies for leishmaniasis and arboviruses

Established researcher

Miss
Carolina
Molina

Student
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Mosquitoes
E-mail: johannamolina0 [at] gmail.com

I am interested on the ecology of vectors such as mosquitos and biting midges specially because these are main vectors of tropical diseases that affect countries like Ecuador, where I am from. I made my undergraduate project about abundance of Aedes aegypti in Galapagos Islands on 2017-2018. Currently, I am studying a MsC. program on Microbiology and I started working on the detecting of vectors of Oropuche virus in Ecuador analyzing Culex spp. and Culicoides by qPCR.

Early career researcher

Dr
Hameem
Mollick

MS fellow in Microbiology
Chittagong
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: hameemdvm17 [at] yahoo.com

Bitting midges, Blackflies, Sandflies.

Early career researcher

Dr
Dinesh
Mondal

senior scientist
icddrb
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: din63d [at] icddrb.org

Visceral Leismaniasis

Established researcher

Mr
Biswajit
Mondal

Research Fellow
The University of Burdwan
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: mbiswajit171 [at] gmail.com

Ecological parameters and biology of Culicoides.

Early career researcher

Dr
Carolina
Monteiro

Technician
Fiocruz Minas
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: carolina.monteiro [at] fiocruz.br

I just started a job as a sand fly collection techinician so I started do study sand flies txonomy. My carear was developed studying sand flies interaction with leishmania and bacteria, but now I need to improve my epidomiology and taxonomy skills on this insect. 

Early career researcher

Dr
Ramiro
Morales-Hojas

Research Scientist
Rothamsted Research
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Blackflies
E-mail: r.moraleshojas [at] gmail.com

Molecular evolution, genomics, population genetics, phylogeography, landscape genetics and phylogenetics.

Established researcher

Mr
Saied
Mousa

Lecturer
University of Tobruk
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: saiedmousaa [at] gmail.com

I'm interested in working in environmental protection.

Early career researcher

Sofía Lorián
Moya

PhD Student
Instituto Nacional de Medicina Tropical, Ministerio de Salud y Desarrollo Social, Argentina & CONICET
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: sofialorian [at] gmail.com

Phlebotomine Taxonomy; Barcoding, Epidemiology; Molecular Biology and natural infection; Blood meal.

Early career researcher

Miss
Emon
Mukhopadhyay

Senior Research Fellow
Zoological Survey of India
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: emon.mukherjee7 [at] gmail.com

Taxonomy, diversity and distribution of biting midges,study the influence of altitude, temperature and precipitation on the vector and invasive insects of this group with the help of species distribution modelling in India.

Early career researcher

Dr
Farah Isse
Mumin

Lecturer/Researcher
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Red Sea University, Somalia
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: muminvet [at] gmail.com

Vector transmitted parasitic diseases, Veterinary Vaccine Production, Rational Use of Veterinary Drugs. currently investigating major tabanids transmitting Camel trypanosomiasis in Mudug Region, Somalia.

Early career researcher

md.mosaddekur rahman
munna

Research assistant
Jahangirnagar University
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: m.mosaddek4142 [at] gmail.com


Insect pest management . Through this management system, will develop and implement environmentally sound, sustainable practices to lessen the impact of insect pests. This research area concentrates on pests of field crops, livestock, horticultural crops, urban environments as well as forests.
 

Early career researcher

Dr
Archie
Murchie

Senior Scientific Officer
Agri-food & Biosciences Institute
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: archie.murchie [at] outlook.com

Insect surveillance and monitoring

Integrated pest management

Established researcher

Dr
Steve
Murphree

professor of biology
Belmont University
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: steve.murphree [at] belmont.edu

morphological and ecological studies of biting midge larvae, particularly Culicoides species

Established researcher

Mr
Abdurahman Mohamed
Muse

Animal Health Consultant
Puntland Ministry of Livestock and Animal Husbandry
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: camamusaw [at] gmail.com

Animal health, vector-borne diseases and parasitic vaccine production

Early career researcher