Welcome to CAEP

The Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology (CAEP) is a leading research group in the Research Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine (ISTM) at Keele University that offers opportunities for research, training (PhD, MPhil, MSc and MRes) and worldwide collaboration. We run a taught MSc course on Molecular Parasitology and Vector Biology (part-fee reductions and European graduate scholarships are available).

We are now running a European Union Marie Curie Initial Training Network (NEMO) on protective immune modulation in warm water fish by feeding glucans.

The areas we study include: malaria, mosquitoes and man; carp diseases and immunity; thrips; and sandflies and Leishmania.

We are now part of a European Union Marie Curie IRSES Network, called the Europe Australasian Thrips Semiochemical (EATS) Network, which aims to develop semiochemical-based tools for management of thrips of economic and quarantine importance.