ENHANCING DISEASE VECTOR BIOSECURITY THROUGH HIGH DENSITY MOLECULAR MARKERS

Grant number: 1118640 | Funding period: 2017 - 2021

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Abstract

The outbreak of several diseases spread by mosquitoes is increasing rapidly around the world, driven by increased people movement spreading both viruses and disease vectors, a lack of effective vaccines and changing climatic conditions. In this proposal I aim to develop cutting edge molecular tools for identifying pathways of exotic mosquito introductions into Australia and a program that uses bacteria living inside mosquitoes in novel ways for disease suppression.

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