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.
Role of Sand fly and Mosquito saliva in pathogen infection and transmission
Diptera of medical and veterinary importance; insect anatomy and development; visualisation of Diptera metamorphosis; visualisation of host/parasite interfaces.
Culicoides, Integrative taxonomy, Barcoding, Phylogeny, Morphology, Development of molecular tools, Interactive identification keys, Vector ecology
A molecular biology research scientist with interest is on utilising genomics in the control vector borne diseases mainly malaria and leishmaniasis
Biology of Culicoides spp & predatory midges
Vector ecology & host vector interaction of Culicoides spp.
Morphological and molecular characterization of Culicoides spp
Vectors of livestock pathogens, zoonoses, virus-vector interactions, vector surveillance, vector control
Culicoides, Vector species, sugar sources
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.
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.
Retired - more or less
Primarily mathematical modelling of vector and infection dynamics.
I am also interested in (laboratory based) behavioural studies with mosquitoes.
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.
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.
Bioecology, control and taxonomy of Culicoides spp. and Phlebotominae
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.
Molecular diagnostics, vector borne diseases in animal and its control, Stem cell biology, Cloning
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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.
Vectorial competence of sand flies for leishmaniasis and arboviruses
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.
Bitting midges, Blackflies, Sandflies.
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.
Molecular evolution, genomics, population genetics, phylogeography, landscape genetics and phylogenetics.
Phlebotomine Taxonomy; Barcoding, Epidemiology; Molecular Biology and natural infection; Blood meal.
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.
Vector transmitted parasitic diseases, Veterinary Vaccine Production, Rational Use of Veterinary Drugs. currently investigating major tabanids transmitting Camel trypanosomiasis in Mudug Region, Somalia.
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.
Insect surveillance and monitoring
Integrated pest management
morphological and ecological studies of biting midge larvae, particularly Culicoides species
Animal health, vector-borne diseases and parasitic vaccine production
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
Parasitic insects in Nigeria with interest in biting midges and sand flies
Control of vectors that transmits diseases using natural products
My research interests include vector control, vector biology, infectious diseases, neglected diseases and basic biology
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vector borne viral diseases of animals and humans
Culicoides -borne viral diseases
Bluetongue virus, Oropouche virus and EHDV
Sand fly fauna, leishmaniasis epidemiology, sand fly identification tools
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.
I work on molecular taxonomy of Culicoides spp to elucidate species complexes.
Leishmania-sand fly interactions.
Vector-borne pathogens, PCR-based diagnostics, Parasites, Molecular phylogenetics, population genetics
Biology and taxonomy of Biting Midges, specially immature taxonomy, egg taxonomy of Culicoides
Genetic diversity, populations genetics and phylogeography in Phlebotomine sandflies
age grading Culicoides
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.
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.
veterinary entomology, endosymbionts, epidemiology
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.
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.
Genetics, Taxonomy, Natural History, Vector Biology, Onchocerciasis Elimination
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.
Molecular biology, next generation sequencing, phylogenetics, DNA barcoding.
Vector borne zoonotic diseases
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.
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.
Statistical Modeling on Arboviral Diseases, Dengue incidence, Climate Change, Public Health , Bio-Statistics etc.
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.
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.
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.
Parasitosis, Leishmaniasis, sandflies, sandflies microbiota
Insect-borne disease research
Leishmania-sand fly interactions.
Transmission biology of leishmaniasis.
Pathogenesis of vector-born infections.
Vector biology and control.
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.
Hematophagous insects phisiology
Parasite-host (Leishmania-sandflies) interaction
Vertebrate complement system evasion by sandflies and Leishmania
P Parasite-vector-host interactions
Biology of sand flies, Leishmania development and epidemiology
Phlebotomine Sand fly rearing and maintaining,
EMRO Phlebotomine Sand fly identification,
Systematics and Biology of biting midges of various genera of subfamily Ceratopogoninae
Biting mides & Blackflies
Eco-epidemilogy, control, biology, colonies
Emerging infectious diseases,
Molecular entomology ,
Mass spectrometry MALDI-TOF .
Microbiome in Anopheles
Disease vectors ecology and behaviour