Mosquito modelling and zoonotic malaria

Malaria is transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes and the group is modelling their geographical distributions, insecticide resistance in these mosquitoes, mosquito behaviours, and species composition. In addition, work on the mosquitoes that transmit Plasmodium knowlesi malaria, and the macaques that act as a reservoir for this parasite, has informed models of P. knowlesi infection risk developed by the group.

A full description of all the work carried out by Catherine’s team, including work on non-malaria projects, is detailed on the Big Data Institute website.

Projects

Spatio-temporal dynamics of insecticide resistance

Current Project
Insecticide resistance in the mosquitoes that transmit malaria is increasingly recognised as one of the most important threats to malaria control. A collaboration between the Malaria Atlas Project and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is modelling spatio-temporal patterns in insecticide resistance in order to assess the impact of resistance on malaria transmission Read More

Modelling mosquito populations

Current Project
Ongoing work is modelling the geographical distributions of key sibling species in Africa and Asia, and quantifying the mosquito behaviours that have the potential to impact malaria control measures. Read More