Protein labels for quantifying exposure of malaria vectors to mosquito control tools and selecting new vector control strategies for development


  • Deogratius Roman Kavishe

    Ifakara Health Institute

Project summary

Deogratius will assess existing and new interventions targeting mosquitoes responsible for residual malaria transmission. He will use protein-labelling techniques to quantify the proportion of the mosquito population that contact a given prototype control device or insecticide-treated surface and compare with the fraction of the mosquito population that is already targeted by long-lasting insecticidal nets and indoor residual sprays. Application of this technique could guide the development, selection and optimisation of the very best alternative vector control tools to supplement existing interventions. Deo’s Fellowship will also support 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.