Biology Public Lecture Series 2016

6th Dec 2016, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Technology Hub

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Small size, big impact: the challenges in controlling mosquitoes – Dr Clare Strode

Despite their small size mosquitoes have had and continue to have a huge global impact on the transmission of diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and more recently Zika virus. Some species such as Aedes aegypti have exploited human habitats to live as close as possible to their food source. By exploring the biology and ecology of the mosquito we will look at the challenges associated with their control, including how they have genetically adapted in the face of insecticide-based control methods. We will also look at how increasing globalisation and potentially climate change have helped the spread of mosquito vectors across the world. Finally we will investigate the risk of invasive mosquitoes being introduced in the UK and the role researchers at Edge Hill University are playing in this latest challenge.

Arrival is from 17:00 with food and refreshments in the Biosciences Foyer with the public lecture at 17:30 in B001, Business School. For more information please email biology@edgehill.ac.uk

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