Welcome to CAEP

Established in the early nineties, the Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology (CAEP) is a unique group of interdisciplinary scientists based at Keele University in Staffordshire, UK. The Centre is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and based in the School of Life Sciences. We conduct fundamental and applied research on vector-borne parasites and viruses of medical importance, the insect vectors of these pathogens, insect agricultural pests, and fish diseases and immunology.

CAEP plays an important role in research capacity building and benefits from an extensive Worldwide collaborations network, including major collaborative projects in South-America, Africa and Asia. We are funded through governmental and non-governmental agencies and industrial partnerships.

 

Our Research Specialties

  • Malaria, mosquitoes and man
    - cerebral malaria - antimalarial drug development - Plasmodium genetics and epigenetics - mosquito transgenesis - mosquito ecology, population genetics and control - mosquito olfaction
  • Antimicrobial Therapeutics

See here for a full listing

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The Centre’s 40-50 members meet regularly for Seminars, workshops, journal clubs, symposia and social events. We offer a lively and stimulating environment for PhD students (click here for current opportunities). In addition, we run a taught MSc course on Molecular Parasitology and Vector Biology and a MSc in Scientific Research Training with International Placement.

CAEP News

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Undergraduate student Alex Lister blogs about his summer project in Bugbitten Blog

Posted on 22 September 2017 Keele biochemistry student Alex Lister has published an article in the Bugbitten Blog about his Wellcome-Trust-funded summer work.
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Professor Tripet joins forces with Oxford on mosquito control.

Posted on 23 June 2017 Professor Tripet has joined forces with Oxford experts to understand the community-ecology consequences of reducing in density, or eliminating, the African malaria mosquito.
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CAEP has Superb Supervision Sewn Up!

Posted on 16 June 2017 For three years running, CAEP staff have won the Keele Students Union 'Student-Led Teaching Award' for Superb Supervisor.

See here for full news