Human-to-mosquito transmission of dengue viruses and Wolbachia-mediated interference of vector competence


  • Dr Bich Chau Tran Nguyen

    Oxford University Clinical Research Unit

Project summary

Chau is a molecular biologist with an interest in dengue. She is based at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam. During this Fellowship, she is working on the natural history of dengue transmission from humans to mosquitoes, and assessing vector competence among wild-type and Wolbachia-infected Aedes aegypti of Vietnamese genetic background. Her aim is to establish the best Wolbachia strain to limit the replication of dengue virus in mosquitoes, which may be beneficial in controlling the spread of dengue.

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