news and events


November 2016

AvecNet research into the spatial repellent transfluthrin leads to new funding from USAID to test low-technology transfluthrin emanators for protecting against Zika transmission in Haiti. PhD graduates interested in this project are invited to read more and contact the PI Dr Gerry Killeen for further discussion.


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June 2016

AvecNet end of project dissemination event, The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, Manchester, Uk

This week saw the AvecNet end of project dissemination meeting in the Lowry Theatre in Salford, UK. It was a chance for the 10 European and seven African partner organisations to come together and look at the work that has been undertaken over the six years of the project.

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Avecnet Invitation

April 2016

AvecNet end of project meeting 9am-5pm, Wednesday 8 June 2016 at the Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, Manchester, UK

African Vector Control: New Tools “AvecNet” is a multi-disciplinary research project, involving 17 partner organisations in Africa and Europe, which has been running since 2011. Over the past 5 years we have been developing and evaluating new vector control tools aimed at tackling insecticide resistance and reducing malaria transmission. 

You are warmly invited to join us to learn more about AvecNet’s translational research outputs:

  • Tracking the changing dynamics of insecticide resistance
  • Evaluating new insecticide based products including Durable Wall Linings, Indoor Residual Spraying and Spatial Repellents
  • Advancing understanding of mosquito behaviour at the individual and population level
  • A community Randomised Control Trial of “Olyset Duo” bednet in Burkina Faso
  • Translation, access and policy issues in vector control
  • Capacity strengthening and the future of vector control research

Click here for a full meeting agenda and invitation to AvecNet’s end of project meeting.

Please contact: if you would like further details, and to register to attend this meeting. Registration is free.


February 2016

Dr Constant Edi awarded a Wellcome Trust Training Fellowship for Tropical medicine and public health.

Dr Constant Edi, from CSRS, Cote d'Ivoire has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Training Fellowship for Tropical medicine and public health..

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October 2015

AvecNet Scientists, Dr Theresia Nkya and Dr Deodatus Maliti graduate with PhD's

Dr Theresia Nkya from the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Tanzania, and  Dr Deodatus Maliti from the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), Tanzania, successfully defended their PhD's


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September 2015

How does an insecticide treated bed net actually work?

New research from LSTM has revealed precisely how insecticide-treated bed nets are so effective against malaria mosquitoes. 

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July 2015

AvecNet Scientists Dr Ako Victorien Constant Edi and Dr Hyacinthe Kobie Toé (pictured) have graduated at the ceremony in Liverpool today



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April 2015

AvecNet makes front page news on World Malaria Day

To mark World Malaria Day, Saturday 25th April 2015, the Financial Times commissioned a special report into the disease. A number of AvecNet Scientists and PhD candidates were interviewed and our work featured prominently in the report.

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April 2015

AvecNet PhD candidate Josie Parker, wins 1st Prize at British Society for Parasitology Conference

AvecNet PhD candidate, Josie Parker won 1st place for her oral presentation at recent British Society for Parasitology (BSP) conference.


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 Phd Toe

April 2015

Dr Hyacinthe Kobie Toé successfully defended his thesis, 'Characterisation of insecticide resistance in Anopheles gambiae from Burkina Faso and its impact on current malaria control strategies' on the 25thMarch 2015.



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February 2015

On the 19th December 2014, Dr Ako Victorien Constant Edi successfully defended his PhD thesis, 'Genetics of multiple insecticide resistance in Anopheles gambiae from Côte d’Ivoire'.



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