Culicoides as vector for bluetongue, bluetongue epidemiology, vaccinology and diagnosis
Transcriptome, genome and microbiome projects in biting midges and other diptera. Vector-microbe interactions, vector competence, larval microbial ecology.
Development and evaluation of novel and highly sensitive and specific point of care diagnostics/vaccine for neglected tropical diseases such as human onchocerciasis.
My interests encompass various aspects related to insect vector ecology, population genetics and genomics, evolution and applied consequences of insecticide resistance and the control of mosquito vectors of human disease, especially for malaria.
Biting midge ecology, trapping and surveillance