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Research

My research mainly focuses on anopheline mosquitoes and the malaria parasites they transmit, and is organised around the following themes:

chemicals1. Malaria elimination entomological monitoring
2. Insecticide resistance in mosquito vectors
3. New tools for vector monitoring and control
4. Climate (change) and vector-borne diseases

I try to integrate laboratory experiments, field experiments and mathematical models to  better inform current malaria control and elimination programs and to help developing appropriate adaptation or mitigation strategies for future climates.

Currently I am heading the Entomology Platform at the Manhiça Health Research Centre (CISM). In the district of Manhiça (Mozambique) we monitor mosquito populations (species, infection status, insecticide resistance, etc.). As a member of the Mozambican Alliance Towards Elimination of Malaria (MALTEM), I coordinate the malaria elimination entomological monitoring in Magude district and participate in evaluating tools and strategies to interrupt transmission of P. falciparum and eliminate its reservoir.