PhD project

Project 15 Experimental evolution of insect gut symbionts to improve fitness under SIT and transgenic mass release (UK)

Aedes mosquitoes are vectors for several arboviruses, including those that cause dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika. The incidence of Aedes aegypti, and therefore the potential for disease transmission is increasing, due to climate changes and urbanization. Vector control strategies are also changing in order to respond to this challenge, and to replace ineffective chemical pesticides.