Genetic causes and delimitation of carbamate and organophosphate resistance in Anopheles arabiensis, the primary malaria vector in Sudan


  • Ayman Ahmed

    Institute of Endemic Diseases

Project summary

Ayman is a research assistant who is interested in the field of vector-borne diseases. He will study the mechanisms producing resistance in Anopheles arabiensis to carbamate and organophosphate, the future alternatives to the currently used insecticides for indoor residual spraying. He aims to identify the key genes underpinning insecticide resistance, patterns of cross-resistance, and population genetics of Anopheles arabiensis.This will generate crucial information for successful strategic insecticide resistance management. Ayman will undertake his Master's in Molecular Biology of Parasite and Disease Vectors at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Master's Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.