Imperial College London

Professor George K. Christophides

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Professor of Infectious Diseases & Immunity



+44 (0)20 7594 5342g.christophides




6167Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Kohl, A and Pondeville, E and Schnettler, E and Crisanti, A and Supparo, C and Christophides, GK and Kersey, PJ and Maslen, GL and Takken, W and Koenraadt, CJ and Oliva, CF and Busquets, N and Abad, FX and Failloux, AB and Levashina, EA and Wilson, AJ and Veronesi, E and Pichard, M and Arnaud, Marsh S and Simard, F and Vernick, KD},
doi = {10.1080/20477724.2016.1211475},
journal = {Pathogens and Global Health},
pages = {164--172},
title = {Advancing vector biology research: a community survey for future directions, research applications and infrastructure requirements.},
url = {},
volume = {110},
year = {2016}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Vector-borne pathogens impact public health, animal production, and animal welfare. Research on arthropod vectors such as mosquitoes, ticks, sandflies, and midges which transmit pathogens to humans and economically important animals is crucial for development of new control measures that target transmission by the vector. While insecticides are an important part of this arsenal, appearance of resistance mechanisms is increasingly common. Novel tools for genetic manipulation of vectors, use of Wolbachia endosymbiotic bacteria, and other biological control mechanisms to prevent pathogen transmission have led to promising new intervention strategies, adding to strong interest in vector biology and genetics as well as vector-pathogen interactions. Vector research is therefore at a crucial juncture, and strategic decisions on future research directions and research infrastructure investment should be informed by the research community. A survey initiated by the European Horizon 2020 INFRAVEC-2 consortium set out to canvass priorities in the vector biology research community and to determine key activities that are needed for researchers to efficiently study vectors, vector-pathogen interactions, as well as access the structures and services that allow such activities to be carried out. We summarize the most important findings of the survey which in particular reflect the priorities of researchers in European countries, and which will be of use to stakeholders that include researchers, government, and research organizations.
AU - Kohl,A
AU - Pondeville,E
AU - Schnettler,E
AU - Crisanti,A
AU - Supparo,C
AU - Christophides,GK
AU - Kersey,PJ
AU - Maslen,GL
AU - Takken,W
AU - Koenraadt,CJ
AU - Oliva,CF
AU - Busquets,N
AU - Abad,FX
AU - Failloux,AB
AU - Levashina,EA
AU - Wilson,AJ
AU - Veronesi,E
AU - Pichard,M
AU - Arnaud,Marsh S
AU - Simard,F
AU - Vernick,KD
DO - 10.1080/20477724.2016.1211475
EP - 172
PY - 2016///
SN - 2047-7732
SP - 164
TI - Advancing vector biology research: a community survey for future directions, research applications and infrastructure requirements.
T2 - Pathogens and Global Health
UR -
UR -
VL - 110
ER -