Group | Vector Research and Control
Mosquito Biology Research
Mosquito Repellent and Insecticide Test Facility
Surveillance of Invasive Mosquitoes
TIGER (Tri-national Initiative Group of Entomology in the Upper Rhine valley) is an EU-funded INTERREG-V project with the purpose of supporting institutions responsible for public health in relation to the Asian tiger mosquito and improving communication within the tri-border region. The focus of the project group is on supporting public institutions with competent scientific and technical information. TIGER is instrumental in ensuring that access to important data related to alien mosquitoes and risk assessment is always available. More information and details about TIGER can be found here: https://tiger-platform.eu/.
New Tools for Mosquito Control
In order to improve the surveillance and control of mosquitoes we develop and evaluate new diagnostic tools that use nucleic acid based approaches as well as matrix assisted laser desorption/ionisation mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) to identify cryptic mosquito species, insecticide resistance markers or pathogen identification. We evaluate candidate pesticides and new modes of delivery under lab and field conditions and develop new tests for this purpose.
Latest PublicationsAll Publications
Müller P et al. Surveillance of invasive Aedes mosquitoes along Swiss traffic axes reveals different dispersal modes for Aedes albopictus and Ae. japonicus. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14(9):e0008705. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0008705
N'Dri B.P et al. Use of insecticides in agriculture and the prevention of vector-borne diseases: population knowledge, attitudes, practices and beliefs in Elibou, South Côte d'Ivoire. Trop Med Infect Dis. 2020;5:36. DOI: 10.3390/tropicalmed5010036
Corbel V et al. Second WIN International Conference on "Integrated approaches and innovative tools for combating insecticide resistance in vectors of arboviruses", October 2018, Singapore. Parasit Vectors. 2019;12:331. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-019-3591-8
Mavridis K, Wipf N, Medves S, Erquiaga I, Müller P, Vontas J. Rapid multiplex gene expression assays for monitoring metabolic resistance in the major malaria vector Anopheles gambiae. Parasit Vectors. 2019;12:9. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-018-3253-2
Tayyrov A et al. Heterologous production and functional characterization of ageritin, a novel type of ribotoxin highly expressed during fruiting of the edible mushroom Agrocybe aegerita. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2019;85(21):e01549-19. DOI: 10.1128/AEM.01549-19