My group is set-up as an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to understanding the transmission of vector-borne diseases. We are located at the Laboratory of Entomology at Wageningen University. At the Laboratory of Entomology work continues to be done on the physiology of insect/plant interactions and the ecology of parasite/host and predator/prey interactions. In the last decade research on arthropod vectors of human and animal diseases complemented the research at the Laboratory.
Mosquitoes as auxiliary troops in disease prevention
Some researchers not only have a lot of knowledge, but also the necessary imagination. For example, to be able to consider a mosquito as a flying injection needle with a predictable value for the outbreak of diseases. Far-fetched? On the contrary: researcher Sander Koenraadt and his team wanted to start actual work on this after they accidently discovered how you can catch mosquitoes that had recently bitten someone.