Endosymbiotic bacteria and vector competence: the effects of harbouring Spiroplasma on the biology of Anopheles mosquitoes


  • Dr Jeremy Herren

    University of Glasgow

Project summary

Jeremy's research is focused on insect-endosymbiotic bacteria in the genus Spiroplasma. Jeremy is studying how endosymbiotic Spiroplasmas affect the biology of mosquitoes, with the longer-term goal of using insect endosymbionts to block the transmission of vector-borne parasites (eg the malaria parasite). Jeremy has started his Fellowship at the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology in Nairobi, Kenya, and will move to the lab of Professor Steven Sinkins at the University of Glasgow.