Since 2017, seven exceptional students from across Africa and Asia have received Malaria Consortium's Dr Sylvia Meek Scholarship in Entomology. As many of the scholars' studies have drawn to a close, they were given the chance to present their research projects during a Malaria Consortium webinar: 'The next generation of entomologists: What the future holds'.
The webinar also afforded an opportunity to remember the immense contribution to infectious disease and malaria in particular, of Dr Sylvia Meek, a Malaria Consortium co-founder, whose untimely passing in 2016 led to the creation of the scholarship.
The full recording of the webinar is available below with presentations from the following scholars:
Takalani Makhanthisa presenting on: Effectiveness of cattle-administered endectocides to reduce malaria-vector mosquitoes
Adnan Muhammad presenting on: Comparison of Effective Dose with Protection Time for Three Botanicals by using Multiple-Chamber. Contact Adnan on LinkedIn
Funmilayo Ogunkomaya presenting on: Ovicidal, larvicidal and repellent activities of ethanolic leaf extracts of three botanicals against the malaria vector - Anopheles gambiae. Contact Funmilayo on LinkedIn
Shobiechah Aldillah Wulandhari presenting on: Diversity and Geometric Morphometrics of Chigger Mites at Public Parks in Bangkok, Thailand. Contact Wulan on LinkedIn
Amos Watentena presenting on: Molecular Identification of Aedes Mosquitoes in Nsukka LGA, Nigeria. Contact Amos on LinkedIn
Somsanith Chonephetsarath presenting on: Dengue virus serotype 2 infection in Aedes spp. mosquitoes using Nanoject II injector
Kiattiyos Ruengthamchariya presenting on: Evaluation of Transmission Factor, Vector Control Program and Arbovirus Detection in Aedes Mosquitoes in Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand