Mozzie Research Creates a Buzz

The work of Dr Nigel Beebe's laboratory seeks to improve our understanding of mosquitoes and their role in mosquito-borne disease. Utilising strong collaborative links into the field, they integrate traditional entomological procedures with molecular genetics and informatics-based technologies to deliver new insights into vector biology and ecology. The laboratory tries to answer fundamental questions including how are species identified, which mosquito species transmit disease pathogens, where they exist and why they are there, as well as how populations connect and move.