Landscape genetics in the control of Anopheles gambiae


  • John Essandoh

    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Project summary

John is a medical entomologist with a particular interest in understanding the ecological and genetic basis of resistance to insecticides currently in use. His current study seeks to provide information such as the size of populations, their connectivity and movements of resistant loci in Anopheles gambiae. This information is critical for predicting how niche shifts may occur in response to anthropogenic changes such as urbanisation or insecticidal pressure, and also for designing effective preventive measures in the field to combat malaria.

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