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).

CAEP News

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Pest Management Seminar in Kenya

Posted on 24 July 2019 Prof. William Kirk delivered a one-day seminar on ‘Thrips Management: A Holistic Approach’
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Prof Toby Bruce has been awarded a £345K BBSRC research grant

Posted on 29 May 2019 This is for for a new project with Dr Rumiana Ray, “Hijacking plant immunity: winners and losers in dual pest and pathogen attacks on a shared host”.
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£1m research grant to Toby Bruce to combat crop pests in Africa

Posted on 14 August 2018 Professor Toby Bruce has been awarded a major grant of £1.1million
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Pest management workshop in Brazil

Posted on 21 May 2018 Prof. Toby Bruce, Dr William Kirk and Dr Clare Hoskins have just returned from a week-long workshop at the Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil.

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