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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
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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Dr
Brindha Narayanan
Narayanan

Assistant Professor
Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: brindhanarayanan [at] gmail.com

Culicoides as vector for bluetongue, bluetongue epidemiology, vaccinology and diagnosis

Early career researcher

Dr
Dana
Nayduch

Research Molecular Biologist
USDA-ARS
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: dana.nayduch [at] ars.usda.gov

Transcriptome, genome and microbiome projects in biting midges and other diptera. Vector-microbe interactions, vector competence, larval microbial ecology.

Established researcher

Mr
Akwelle
Ngwese Roland

Research Assistant
Molecular & Cell Biology Laboratory, University of Buea, Cameroon
Area of expertise: Blackflies
E-mail: nhon.akwelle [at] yahoo.com

Development and evaluation of novel and highly sensitive and specific point of care diagnostics/vaccine for neglected tropical diseases such as human onchocerciasis. 

Early career researcher

Dr
El Hadji Amadou
Niang

Research Associate
Cheikh Anta Diop University
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes
E-mail: eaniang1 [at] yahoo.fr

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.

Early career researcher

Dr
Adrian
Nicholas

Senior Research Entomologist
Central Coast Primary Industries Centre
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: Adrian.Nicholas [at] dpi.nsw.gov.au

Biting midge ecology, trapping and surveillance

Established researcher

Dr
Philip
Oke

Lecturer/Researcher
Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Sandflies
E-mail: dvmoke [at] yahoo.com

Parasitic insects in Nigeria with interest in biting midges and sand flies

Early career researcher

Mr
Olusola
Olaleye

Research officer
Nigerian Institute for Trypanosmiasis and Onchocerciasis Research
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Blackflies, Mosquitoes
E-mail: olusolaolaleye1 [at] gmail.com

Control of vectors that transmits  diseases using natural products

Early career researcher

Dr
Evelyn
Olanga

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Malaria Alert Centre - Communicable Diseases Action Centre [MAC-CDAC] of the University of Malawi
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes
E-mail: eveolanga [at] gmail.com

My research interests include vector control, vector biology, infectious diseases, neglected diseases and basic biology

Early career researcher

Mr
Akinseye
Olanrewaju

Research Officer
Nigerian Institute For Trypanosomiasis (& Onchocerciasis) Research (NITR)
Area of expertise: Blackflies, Mosquitoes, Sandflies
E-mail: akinseyeroland [at] gmail.com

The mechanism of action of the anti-trypanocidal drugs such as pentamidine, fexinidazole and acoziborole (to mention but a few) and even some natural herbs which are being administered to cases of African trypanosomiasis revealed that they are usually directed to assault and kill the trypanosomes in the body. The red blood cell (RBC) membrane which form the first site of infection are usually unprepared for the first attack and hence the RBCs suffer massive destruction as seen in various anaemic shape the cells assumed after the first wave of parasitaemia. The bilayer membrane of RBCs consist of glycoproteins such as glycophorin A which bound to neuraminic acid (NA) and O-linked oligosaccharide sugar. This conjugate forms the binding site for trypanosome on RBCs. NA can be oxidized or cleaved from glycophorin by neuraminidase or sialidase secreted by the invading trypanosome. The research interest lies in the ability to screen for neuraminidase inhibitors either natural or synthetic compounds which can be used to block the parasite before adhering itself to the surface of RBCs and damage the cells. This will requires designing or screening for compound, its bioavailability, molecular basis and understanding its toxicity as well as its effectiveness. 

Early career researcher

Professor
Daniel
Oluwayelu

LECTURER/RESEARCHER
University of Ibadan
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: ogloryus [at] yahoo.com

Surveillance for zoonotic and emerging infectious diseases of livestock, companion animals and wildlife; viral discovery and ecology; arthropod-borne viral diseases of medical/veterinary importance.

Established researcher

Miss
Priscilla
Opare

Student
University of Cape Coast
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Blackflies, Sandflies
E-mail: prylla8 [at] gmail.com

Leishmania

Early career researcher

Miss
Eliana
Ordoqui

Junior researcher
Center for Studies on Vectors and Parasites-CEPAVE (UNLP-CONICET)
Area of expertise: Blackflies
E-mail: eliana_ordoqui_7 [at] hotmail.com

Taxonomy, biology, ecology, vector competence and control of blackflies. I am working on a blackfly problems a long Salado river at Buenos Aires Province. I found 4 species of blackflies breeding in this river and closer chanels. One species, Simulium chaquense is a big problems for more than 1.500.000 people living in the area. I want to go deep in this problem trying to give some solutions to those people.

Early career researcher

Dr
Mike Yaw
Osei-Atweneboana

Principal Research Scientist-Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Water Research Institute (CSIR), Associate Professor- CSIR- College of Science and Technology
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research- Water Research Institute (CSIR-WRI)
Area of expertise: Blackflies, Mosquitoes
E-mail: oseiatweneboana [at] yahoo.co.uk

My expertise are in the areas of  medical entomology, parasitology and molecular biology. Applying these expertise my research interest involves exploring blackfly vector dynamics  and transmission patterns of onchocerciasis and other  Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)  to support the control of onchocerciasis and other NTDs and also determine the  feasibility of onchocerciasis elimination in Ghana. Other research interest include  the development of molecular diagnostic tools and genetic markers to determine the  parasitological responses to antihelminthics and to understand the  mechanisms  of drug resistance.

Established researcher

Dr
Maha
Osman

Researcher
National Center for Research
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: mahaelhadi [at] hotmail.com

My research interests are in the areas of molecular epidemiology of tropical diseases and identification of potential bio-markers for the diagnosis and control of diseases. In the area of tropical diseases I focus on control of leishmaniasis and malaria with particular interest on sandfly.

Established researcher

Professor
Chris
Oura

Professor of Veterinary Virology
University of the West Indies
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: chris.oura [at] sta.uwi.edu

Vector borne viral diseases of animals and humans

Culicoides -borne viral diseases

Bluetongue virus, Oropouche virus and  EHDV

One Health

Established researcher

Professor
Yusuf
OZBEL

Full Professor
Ege University Faculty of Medicine Department of Parasitology
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: yusuf.ozbel [at] ege.edu.tr

Sand fly fauna, leishmaniasis epidemiology, sand fly identification tools

Established researcher

Dr
Nonito
Pages

Research Scientist
CIRAD
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: nonito.pages [at] cirad.fr

My research interest rely on the role of arthropods in the transmission of pathogens of Veterinary and Public Health relevance.

My experience as entomologist is based on the study of biting midges and mosquitoes of the Palearctic and Neotropical regions. My main domains of expertise include vector taxonomy, genetic-barcoding, bloodmeal host identification, distribution and diversity of species communities, surveillance and epidemiology of vector-borne diseases and experimental infections of vectors to study vector-pathogen interactions.

 

Established researcher

Mr
ARJUN
PAL

Project Fellow
The University of Burdwan
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: arjun2pal [at] gmail.com

I work on molecular taxonomy of Culicoides spp  to elucidate species complexes.

Early career researcher

Professor
CHIRANJIB
PAL

Professor,
West Bengal State University, Barasat, 24 Parganas (N),
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: cpcu.immunology [at] gmail.com
Development of prophylactic/ therapeutic leads against visceral leishmaniasis. Transmission biology of leishmaniasis.

Leishmania-sand fly interactions.

Established researcher

Dr
Claudia
Paredes-Esquivel

Lecturer
University of the Balearic Islands
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes
E-mail: claudia.paredes [at] uib.es

Vector-borne pathogens, PCR-based diagnostics, Parasites, Molecular phylogenetics, population genetics

Established researcher

Anca
Paslaru

Doctorand
Institute of Parasitology, Zurich
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: ancaiona.paslaru [at] uzh.ch
Early career researcher

Miss
Gabriela
Passos

Estudant
University of São Paulo
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: kimiketi [at] hotmail.com
Early career researcher

Dr
Nilotpol
Paul

Researcher at university
The University of Burdwan
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: nilotpolento [at] gmail.com

Biology and taxonomy of Biting Midges, specially immature taxonomy, egg taxonomy of Culicoides

Established researcher

Miss
Patrícia
Paulino

MV. Ms.
UFRRJ
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes
E-mail: patgpaulino [at] gmail.com
Early career researcher

Dr
Angélica
Pech-May

Post-doctoral student
Instituto Nacional de Medicina Tropical, Ministerio de Salud y Desarrollo Social de Argentina, CONICET
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: apechmay [at] gmail.com

Genetic diversity, populations genetics and phylogeography in Phlebotomine sandflies 

Early career researcher

Miss
Sarah
Peers

Veterinary Student
University of Liverpool
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: sarahpeers [at] btinternet.com

age grading Culicoides

Early career researcher

Dr
Renato
Pereira de Souza

Scientific Researcher
Instituto Adolfo Lutz
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes, Sandflies
E-mail: renatoefabi [at] gmail.com

Graduated in Biological Sciences, with bachelor's degree from the University of São Paulo (1997). PhD in Sciences in the Epidemiology concentration area, Faculty of Public Health, University of São Paulo (2013). He is currently Scientific Researcher VI of the Adolfo Lutz Institute at the Regional Laboratory Center XII - Taubaté. I have been acting mainly in the phylogenetic analysis and molecular evolution of zoonotic pathogens, developing research in molecular epidemiology, phylogeography and philodynamics. I am interested in the ecology of arboviruses, hantaviruses, arenaviruses, leishmaniasis, trypanosomiasis and malaria, studying the geographical distribution of vectors and reservoirs and the development of spatial distribution models such as ecological niche modeling. I am also interested in understanding the ecological, virological and molecular factors behind the emergence of new pathogens and the process of pathogen sharing between animals and humans.

Established researcher

Dr
Yoenten
Phuentshok

Veterinary Epidemiologist
National Centre For Animal Health
Area of expertise: Blackflies, Sandflies
E-mail: vetyoen [at] gmail.com
Early career researcher

Professor
john
pickett

Professor of Biologica; Chemistry
Shool of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Sandflies
E-mail: pickettj4 [at] cardiff.ac.uk

Chemical ecology of haematophagous insects including chemical characterisation of natural signals mediating behaviour and development e.g. the first identification of mosquito and sandfly pheromones and developing sustainable production systems for their use, particularly of pheromones and host related attractants and repellents.

Established researcher

Mr
Jack
Pilgrim

PhD student
University of Liverpool
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: j.pilgrim [at] liv.ac.uk

veterinary entomology, endosymbionts, epidemiology

Early career researcher

Mr
SOUMABROTA
PODDAR

District Entomologist and Research Scholar
Govt. of West Bengal
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: soumabrota22 [at] gmail.com

Many districts in West Bengal are endemic for Kala-azar. The number of cases are rising every year. Despite of performing Indoor Residual Spray in the endemic areas, there are abundant sandflies found during the post-IRS entomological survey. The reason behind this can be attributed to their change in habitat & resting places, increasing resistance against insecticides, poor management of patients leading to increased transmission of the disease and many more to discover. if these problems are addressed, will lead to change in the guidelines in the management of sandflies in an effective way.

Early career researcher

Catherine
Poole

Associate Scientist
New England Biolabs
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Blackflies, Mosquitoes
E-mail: poole [at] neb.com

 Diagnostic and chemotheraputic targets of filarial parasites. In addition,  I am interested in the intersection between the nematodes and insects: the molecular systems nematodes have evolved in order to use insects as vectors as well as the mechanisms insects use to minimize infection by parasites. 

Established researcher

Dr
Rory
Post

Hon Professor in Disease Control Department
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Area of expertise: Blackflies
E-mail: r.j.post [at] ljmu.ac.uk

Genetics, Taxonomy, Natural History, Vector Biology, Onchocerciasis Elimination

Established researcher

Dr
Cristina
Pou-Barreto

Researcher
University Institute of Tropical Diseases and Public Health of the Canary Islands (IUETSPC). University of La Laguna (ULL).
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Blackflies, Sandflies
E-mail: cripou [at] ull.es

In the Medical Entomology Laboratory of the ULL we work mainly in mosquitoes, specifically in monitoring invasive mosquitoes and in pathogens of mosquitoes. However, it is of interest for us, to know more about these families of vectors, biting midges, blackflies and sandflies, presents in our area (Canary Islands) and to train staff in these topics.

Early career researcher

Mr
Sean
Prosser

Research Analyst
University of Guelph
Area of expertise: Blackflies
E-mail: sprosser [at] uoguelph.ca

Molecular biology, next generation sequencing, phylogenetics, DNA barcoding.

Early career researcher

Dr
Bethan
Purse

Senior Scientist and Co-Leader of Population Ecology Group
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: beth [at] ceh.ac.uk

Environmental change

Zoonotic diseases

Vector-borne diseases

Ecological modelling

Epidemiology

Established researcher

Mr
Deepak Kumar
Purusothaman

PhD Student
The Pirbright Institute, UK
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes
E-mail: deepak.purusothaman [at] pirbright.ac.uk
Early career researcher

Dr
Md. Ashiqur
Rahman

Research Associate (Veterinary)
Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR)
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: ashik25vet [at] yahoo.com

Vector borne zoonotic diseases

Early career researcher

Dr
Md Kaisar
Rahman

Veterinary Research Officer-Epidemiology
Institute of Epidemiology, Disease control and Research
Area of expertise: Blackflies, Sandflies
E-mail: kaisarrahman [at] ecohealthalliance.org

On the field of Veterinary Epidemiology with an emphasis on vector ecology, vector-borne disease, zoonosis, animal welfare and infectious disease research in one health approach.

Early career researcher

Mezanur
Rahman

M.Sc. Student
Jagannath University
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes
E-mail: mezanur.monir [at] gmail.com
Early career researcher

Dr
G. M. Saifur
Rahman

Assistant Professor
National University
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: gmsaifur20 [at] yahoo.com

I am a lecturer on Medical and applied Entomology of National University, Gazipur - 1704, Bangladesh. I did my PhD on dengue vector mosquito management and protein profiling from Universiti of Sains Malaysia. I have some research students those working on vector mosquitoes and fruit flies. I would like engage my new students on the field of Gnatworking. Therefore, I am interested to learn the basic practical knowledge regarding this.  

Early career researcher

Mr
Md. Siddikur
Rahman

PhD Fellow in Medical Microbiology (KKU) Funded by DENCLIM Project & Assistant Professor Department of Statistics, Begum Rokeya University (BRUR), Bangladesh
Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: siddikur [at] kkumail.com

Statistical Modeling on Arboviral Diseases, Dengue incidence, Climate Change, Public Health , Bio-Statistics etc.

Early career researcher

Mr
Nil
RAHOLA

Medical Entomologist
IRD
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes, Sandflies
E-mail: Nil.rahola [at] ird.fr

I am interested in molecular and morphological taxonomy and systematics of medical important arthropods. I have a good background of field work especially on mosquitoes and sand flies collections in Europe, Africa and South-East Asia.

Early career researcher

Dr
Cristian
Raileanu

Postdoc
Friedrich Loeffler Institut
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: cristian.raileanu [at] fli.de
Early career researcher

Mr
Manish
Rajgor

Senior Research Fellow
Department of Animal Biotechnology, Collage of veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: manishrajgor [at] hotmail.com

We were working under All India Network project on blue tongue (AINP BT) since 2001 and the project was completed on 2017 and we are also working on this aspect in Gujarat state. In the span of 16 years we worked on collection, taxonomy and molecular characterization of Culicoides and we are still working on Culicoides.

Established researcher

Dr
Paul
Ready

Honorary Associate Professor
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: Paul.Ready [at] lshtm.ac.uk

Basic and applied research to support the control of visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis worldwide, including environmental niche modelling, transmission modelling, molecular population genetics, molecular phylogenetics and taxonomy.

Established researcher

Dr
Latifa
Remadi

PhD student
Laboratory of Medical and Molecular Parasitology-Mycology, Faculty of Pharmacy Tunisia
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Sandflies
E-mail: latifa.rmd [at] laposte.net

Parasitosis, Leishmaniasis, sandflies, sandflies microbiota 

Early career researcher

Miss
Raisa
Rios

Phd Studentt
Federal University of Alagoas
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: raisa.rios [at] hotmail.com

Insect-borne disease research

Early career researcher

Dr
Matthew
Rogers

Associate Professor
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: matthew.rogers [at] lshtm.ac.uk

Leishmania-sand fly interactions.

Transmission biology of leishmaniasis.

Pathogenesis of vector-born infections.

Vector biology and control.

Established researcher

Dr
Clair
Rose

PDRA
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes, Sandflies
E-mail: clair.rose [at] lstmed.ac.uk

Vector-parasite interactions

Insect physiology

Microscopy

Public Engagement

Early career researcher

Mr
Ignacio
Ruiz Arrondo

Researcher, Ms in Public Health and PhD student
Center for Rickettsiosis and Arthropod-Borne Diseases, CIBIR.
Area of expertise: Blackflies
E-mail: iruizarr [at] gmail.com

I have a strong interest in the study of Insects of public and animal health concern, and in vector-borne diseases. Since I finished my training as a veterinarian, I have always developed my professional career linked to the world of medical and veterinary entomology.

Now I am working on mosquito surveillance and identification of the vectors involved in vector-borne diseases.  And at the same time I am developing  my PhD in the black fly topic, focusing on ecology and its impact on public health.

Early career researcher

Dr
Samuel
Rund

Population Biology Cordinator (Post Doc)
University of Notre Dame
Area of expertise: Biting midges, Sandflies
E-mail: srund [at] nd.edu

Open Data

Early career researcher

Natália
Saab

phD candidate
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: natisaab [at] gmail.com

Hematophagous insects phisiology

Parasite-host (Leishmania-sandflies) interaction

Vertebrate complement system evasion by sandflies and Leishmania

Early career researcher

Dr
Jovana
Sadlova

Assistant Professor
Department of Parasitology, Charles University, Prague
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: sadlovaj [at] natur.cuni.cz

P Parasite-vector-host interactions

Biology of sand flies, Leishmania development and epidemiology

Established researcher

Zahra
Saeidi

PhD candidate
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: saeidizs [at] yahoo.com

Phlebotomine Sand fly rearing and maintaining,

EMRO Phlebotomine Sand fly  identification,

Toxicology,

Susceptibility tests

 

Established researcher

Poulami
Saha

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

Systematics and Biology of biting midges of various genera of subfamily Ceratopogoninae

Early career researcher

Dr
Umme
Salma

MS fellow in Dairy Science
Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: salma.cvasu [at] gmail.com

Biting mides & Blackflies

Early career researcher

Dr
Oscar
Salomon

Director
National Institute of Tropical Medicine, Argentina
Area of expertise: Sandflies
E-mail: odanielsalomon [at] gmail.com

Eco-epidemilogy, control, biology, colonies

Established researcher

Dr
Mohammed
Samad

Senior Scientific Officer
Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: samad_blri [at] yahoo.co.nz
Early career researcher

Dr
Masse
Sambou

PostDoct
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: massezorro1 [at] gmail.com

Emerging infectious diseases,

Vector-ornes diseases

Parasitology,

Epidemiology

Molecular microbiology

Molecular entomology ,

Mass spectrometry MALDI-TOF .

Early career researcher

Dr
Christopher
Sanders

Senior Postdoctoral Researcher
The Pirbright Institute
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: christopher.sanders [at] pirbright.ac.uk
Established researcher

Dr
Maurice Marcel
SANDEU

Post-doctoral
Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes
E-mail: marcel.sandeu [at] crid-cam.net

Microbiome in Anopheles

Early career researcher

Mr
Antoine
SANOU

Head of Molecular biology lab
Centre National de Recherche et de Formation sur le Paludisme (CNRFP)
Area of expertise: Mosquitoes, Sandflies
E-mail: saantoinebf [at] gmail.com

Disease vectors ecology and behaviour 

Early career researcher

Dr
Maria Clara
Santarém

Doctor
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz
Area of expertise: Biting midges
E-mail: mariaclarasantarem [at] gmail.com
Early career researcher

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