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
Green N et al. An evidence synthesis approach for combining different data sources illustrated using entomological efficacy of insecticides for indoor residual spraying. PLoS One. 2022;17(3):e0263446. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0263446
Pichler V et al. Geographic distribution of the V1016G knockdown resistance mutation in Aedes albopictus: a warning bell for Europe. Parasit Vectors. 2022;15:280. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-022-05407-3
Vavassori L, Honnen A.C, Saarman N, Caccone A, Muller P. Multiple introductions and overwintering shape the progressive invasion of Aedes albopictus beyond the Alps. Ecol Evol. 2022;12(7):e9138. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.9138
Wipf N.C et al. Multi-insecticide resistant malaria vectors in the field remain susceptible to malathion, despite the presence of Ace1 point mutations. PLoS Genet. 2022;18(2):e1009963. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1009963
De Borre E et al. Radio-frequency exposure of the yellow fever mosquito (A. aegypti) from 2 to 240 GHz. PLoS Comput Biol. 2021;17(10):e1009460. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1009460