CHARLES WONDJI

Plenary Speaker" Welcome Trust Senior Research fellow in biomedical sciences and reader in vector biology

CHARLES WONDJI

Plenary Speaker" Welcome Trust Senior Research fellow in biomedical sciences and reader in vector biology

Biography

Charles Wondji is a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Biomedical Sciences and Reader in Vector Biology (Liverpool School of Tropical medicine). He uses genetic and genomic tools to help control mosquito vectors of diseases including malaria, dengue or Zika. His research aims at understanding the genetic basis of insecticide resistance by detecting molecular resistance markers using genomic tools and designing suitable molecular assays to track resistance in field populations. He is also defining patterns of gene flow and selective sweeps to predict the evolution and spread of resistance while assessing the fitness cost of resistance and its impact on control interventions using experimental huts trials in Africa. He is a sponsor of several fellows (Wellcome Trust, DELTA) across Africa as part of his goal of contributing to capacity building.

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