Dr David Weetman

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

My research aims primarily to investigate the genes and mutations responsible for insecticide resistance in mosquitoes and phlebotomine sandflies and how these spread among populations. A goal of this work is to identify and apply DNA markers for resistance diagnosis in control programmes. A second area of research is in questions related to the causes and consequences of vector speciation and population subdivision and how these regulate transfer of adaptive traits of medical importance. I am also broadly interested in the application of molecular techniques to applied ecological questions in vector biology. I coordinate the Vector Research Support group (VRS), which provides molecular and biochemical collaboration, training and services.

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