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Dr
Thomas
Walker

Assistant Professor/Sir Henry Dale fellow
LSHTM
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: thomas.walker [at] lshtm.ac.uk

I am a medical entomologist interested in novel mechanisms for control of mosquito-borne diseases. My principle research aims to determine if the endosymbiotic bacterium Wolbachiacan be used to significantly reduce the transmission of diseases in mosquitoes. I previously worked on the Eliminate dengue project (http://www.eliminatedengue.com) in which I generated dengue-refractoryAedes aegypti mosquitoes and assessed dengue vector competence and effects on mosquito fitness. One of the lines I generated has been released into wild mosquito populations in dengue-endemic countries including Colombia, Brazil, Vietnam and Indonesia.  

Established researcher

Professor
SAMUEL
WANJI

Head of Department Microbiology and Parasitology
University of Buea
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Blackflies, Mosquitoes
E-mail: swanji [at] yahoo.fr

 

Research on Filariases (Biology, Epidemiology and Control). Research on Podoconiosis (elephantiasis of non filarial origin): Mapping and Control. Research on Malaria transmission and vector control

Established researcher

Professor
Alon
Warburg

Scientist/lecturer
The Hebre University
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: alonw [at] ekmd.huji.ac.il

Ecology, Leishmania transmission, Sandfly behaviour

Established researcher

Dr
Gareth
Weedall

Lecturer
Liverpool John Moores University
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes, Sandflies
E-mail: G.D.Weedall [at] ljmu.ac.uk

Genomics of vectors and pathogens; host pathogen interactions

Established researcher

Mr
Willian
Will

PhD student
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Area of expertise: Blackflies
E-mail: will.bio2016 [at] gmail.com

PhD student of the Postgraduate Program in Environmental Sciences and Conservation of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ / NUPEM). Master's degree from the Graduate Program in Environmental Sciences and Conservation at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ / NUPEM). She holds a degree in Biological Sciences from the Fluminense North State University Darcy Ribeiro (UENF). Currently conducting research at the Integrated Laboratory of Morphofunctional Sciences, located at the Specialized Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability (NUPEM / UFRJ), working in the following areas: Fauna survey, identification, biology and ecology of vectors with emphasis on the families Culicidae and Simuliidae. In addition, he also works in the area of ​​Developmental Biology of Simuliidae.

Early career researcher

Dr
Anthony
Wilson

Group Leader
The Pirbright Institute
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: anthony.wilson [at] pirbright.ac.uk

My research interests include how environment affects the ability of insect populations to transmit pathogens of veterinary and public health importance, and how we build models of this transmission that predict the consequences of environmental change and allow us to design effective control strategies.

Established researcher

Dr
Rachel
Wiltshire

Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Indiana University-School of Medicine
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes
E-mail: rwiltshi [at] iu.edu

Anopheles population genomics 

Aedes RNAi biorational control

Early career researcher

Dr
William
Wint

Senior Research Associate at dept Zoology, Oxford and Senior Analyst, Environmental Research Group Oxford
Environmental Research Group Oxford
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Sandflies
E-mail: william.wint [at] zoo.ox.ac.uk

Spatial Distribution Modelling

Established researcher

Dr
Gavin
Wright

Senior Group Leader
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: gw2 [at] sanger.ac.uk

1)    Vaccine target identification for neglected tropical infectious disease including  visceral leishmaniasis (L. donovani), animal African trypanosomiasis (T. vivax and T. congolense) and malaria (P. falciparum). We have large panels of recombinant cell surface and secreted proteins from these pathogens and also murine infection models set up for L. donovani, T. vivax, and T. congolense.
2)    Host-pathogen interactions. We have developed systematic genome-scale platforms to identify host receptors for parasite ligands.
3)    Diagnostics: we can use our panels of proteins to identify markers of exposure.

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