Host location by exophagic African malaria vectors


  • Ayubo Kampango

    Instituto Nacional de Saúde

Project summary

Ayubo is a vector biologist from Mozambique with an interest in the basic behaviours of African malaria mosquitoes and the sensory modalities used in locating their hosts for blood-feeding. He is based at the Instituto Nacional de Saúde in Maputo and is studying with Dr Philip McCall at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Ayubo's Fellowship work investigates the host-location behaviour of outdoor-biting malaria vectors, which are more common worldwide and more difficult to control than indoor-feeding species. Improved understanding of the behaviours expressed by these challenging species has the potential to lead to effective tools to target and control them.

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