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.

CAEP News

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Keele workshop in Kenya

Posted on 06 February 2018 A Keele-led research project on the control of crop pests has held a workshop at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) in Kenya.
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Dr Catherine Merrick awarded Kan Tong Po fellowship with her Hong-Kong-based collaborator Dr Chun Kit Kwok

Posted on 24 November 2017 The Royal Society's Kan Tong Po fellowship scheme encourages collaborative work between UK and Hong Kong universities.
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Keele celebrates research centre’s 25th anniversary

Posted on 03 October 2017 Keele University’s Faculty of Natural Sciences held a range of celebrations last week to mark the 25th anniversary of the the Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology (CAEP).

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