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 parasites of medical importance, insect vectors of human diseases, insect agricultural pests, and fish diseases and immunology.

CAEP plays an important role in research capacity building and the centre 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 through 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

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.



Prof Tripet organises Royal Society meeting on mosquito control

Posted on 26 January 2017 This Royal Society meeting will address crucial knowledge gaps in the ecology of mosquito release programmes.
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Keele Biologist wins ERC Research Grant to study Malaria

Posted on 01 December 2016 Dr Catherine Merrick, Senior Lecturer in Biology at the Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology (CAEP), has won a 2-million euro ERC Consolidator grant in this year's round of awards from the prestigious EU funding scheme.

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