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.
G. M. Saifur
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.
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.
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 am a biologist background with a Master of Science and PhD Medical Entomology. Am interested in studying all the vector and vector borne diseases
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 taxonomic identification,
Diagnostic concentration of some insecticide against sand fly
Filter paper impregnation (WHO standard method)
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
Physiology, molecular biology, mapping, fieldwork
I would like to introduce myself as Dr. Kaushik Sanyal, M.Sc., Ph.D. Recently, I have completed my Ph.D. in Zoology (Specialization Entomology) with studies on Biosystematics of Chironomidae (non-biting midges) from Sikkim, India. Now, I am working as District Entomologist under Health Dept. of Govt. of W.B., India and main job responsibilities are research & survey for all vector borne diseases. Out of 6 (Six) VBDs Kala-azar is endemic here and I am now working on mosquitoes & sand flies.
Dr. Kaushik Sanyal
Biology of Culicoides spp.
Taxonomy; Distribution; Ecology
Spatio-temporal statistics applied to vector population dynamics.
Vector dispersion and flight capabilities
Midges and sand flies
Vector-borne diseases; global health; science policy; networking.
Mosquito and sandfly biology and control
Ecosystem health and stability are closely linked to biodiversity dynamics (local, spatially and temporally). My interest are in understanding the processes that shape spatial biodiversity patterns, and subsequent inter and intraspecific responses. Traditionally, such assessments have been completed using physical descriptive methods (e.g., taxonomic identification and morphological characterization). Recent advances in molecular techniques now allow for alternative and rapid assessment of biodiversity using environmental sampling, allowing for more a more generalized set of analytical tools to characterize a much wider range of biodiversity. Presently I am assessing the power of using environmental DNA (eDNA) to assess diversity patterns and eDNA persistence dyanmics in rivers using high through-put sequencing and quantitative PCR (qPCR), in conjunction with traditional taxonomic assessments of biodiversity across large temporal and spatial scales.
I have an interest in the development of control for onchocerciasis which I have been working on for 10 years now. My research has focused mainly on the development of vaccines and diagnostics but I also have an interest in xenomonitoring using blackfly DNA.
Md. Nazmus Sakib
Population genetics, taxonomy, and systematics.
Vector competence, vector-pathogen-interactions, epidemiology
Insect-microbe symbiosis. Symbiont and pathogen genomics. Nanopore sequencing technologies.
Vector biology and control, chemical ecology, insect behaviour, vector-host-pathogen interactions
I am interested in Filaria research using the cattle Onchocerca ochengi transmitted by Simulium damnosum sl. which breeds in fast flowing streams or rivers to test new drugs, study filaria immunology and run vaccine trials. i am also involved in the management of researchers and research projects. However, my initial passion was in livestock reproduction.
Bluetongue in sheep,
Vaccines and Diagnostics
Bluetongue epidemiology, Diagnostics, vector studies and vaccine production
eco-epidemiology of arbovirosis
Surveillance for invasive mosquito species, mosquito control, insecticide resistance
Taxonomy, vector ecology, geographycal distribution of arthropod-borne diseases and their vectors, vector-borne disease transmission
I am interested in the systematics and ecology of Ceratopogonidae, especially the genus Culicoides. I also have an interest in the ecology and medical-veterinary importance of black flies.
Especially dedicated to insect-borne diseases. Leishmaniasis eco-epidemiology. Phlebotominae taxonomy and biology
Volatile Organic Compounds
I am studying the bio-ecology and distribution of Aedes mosquitoes in three eclological settings (Urban, peri-urban and forested areas) of Yaoundé city, Cameroon. By identifying Aedes mosquitoes, accessing the differents stegomyia indices related to the risk of arboviruses transmission. Also I evaluate the effect of differents doses of Vectomax larvicide (Bti and Bsph) on Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus strains in laboratory and semi-field condition.
Biological control of mosquitoes vector borne disease. Entomopathogenic fungi. Mosquitoes ecology and behavior. Epidemiology.
Polytene chromosomes and new species
Primary interested in tsetse behaviour and control. Also interested in the application of low technologies as integrated vector management tools.
1. Sand fly biology
2. Xeno-monitoring of wild sand flies for the presence of Leishmania, arboviruses and Wolbachia
3. Study of VL transmission dynamics using Sand flies
4. Xenodiagnosis to identify possible reservoirs of Leishmania infection
Taxonomy and systematics of biting midges, molecular phylogenetics of Diptera
Geoinformatics; Medical Geography; Spatial Epidemiology;
- Organismic biology and taxonomic diversity of the infraorder Culicomorpha.
- Ecological characterization of life cycles, breeding sites and species communities.
- Field surveys of invasive taxa and species of medical and veterinary relevance.
Phylogeography, Vector Ecology
Epidemiology and control of visceral leishmaniasis transmitted by the bite of Sandflies
Diversity, ecology, distribution, ecology, cytogenetics of blackflies
Digital image processing, digital signal processing, data mining, pattern recognition, and machine learning.
Culicoides midges and virus transmission
Application of expertise in vector biology and ecology, medical entomology and parasitology and molecular genetic tools for assessments of parasitological responses and for monitoring drug efficacy against parasitic nematodes in order to achieve control and elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The use of molecular diagnostic tools and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for improved and efficient diagnosis, surveillance and monitoring of infectious disease agents.
Vector-pathogen interactions: Development of techniques for vector competence studies; Evaluation of extrinsic parameter affecting vector competence (eg. temperature); Rapid pathogen detection technique with field application;
Ecology of vectors: Temperature preference for vector lifespan; characterization of breeding sites; Host preference and potential wild animal reservoirs for pathogen transmission.
Culicoides spp. of North America
vector biology, pathogen-vector interaction, vector competence, blood digestion, saliva of blood sucking insects, Leishmania development in-sand flies, molecular taxonomy of sand flies
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.
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
Ecology, Leishmania transmission, Sandfly behaviour
Genomics of vectors and pathogens; host pathogen interactions
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.
Saliva of blood sucking insects
Vector-borne disease epidemiology
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.
Anopheles population genomics
Spatial Distribution Modelling