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Modelling to Optimize Vector Elimination: Destabilising mosquito populations

Project description

Control of the vector-borne diseases

Vector-borne diseases account for tens of millions of cases and lead to almost a million deaths worldwide each year. Vectors are organisms that transmit disease between humans and animals, and in most cases these are bloodsucking arthropods transmitting diseases like Chagas, Zika, malaria and dengue. Public health attempts to control vector populations often result in its decline but unexpected evolutionary and ecological changes might undermine control efforts. The EU-funded MOVE project focuses on the integration of scientific advances in ecological studies of vector organisms and applications in medical entomology and public health efforts. Research will involve an interdisciplinary approach and apply quantitative state-space models for vector population surveillance data from five malaria-endemic countries with complex analysis of the intervention initiative impact on vector population dynamics.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Host institution

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 259 763

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 259 763
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments