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Dr Roberto Galizi develops new genetic control approaches in the fight against malaria.

Posted on 19 May 2020 Genetic modifications of male mosquitoes and the alteration of bias of sex ratios may provide tools to control malaria and other insect vector borne diseases.

The Inaugural Keele Drug Discovery Meeting

Posted on 07 February 2020 This will be held 11th June 2020, 9:30 am - 5 pm at the Keele Sustainability Hub

Thrips Pheromones project

Posted on 07 February 2020 William Kirk and Falko Drijfhout awarded £31K to develop solid-injection technique to identify thrips pheromones for applications in UK horticulture.
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CAEP scientist attends the Stoking Curiosity Festival.

Posted on 18 December 2019 CAEP scientist attends the Stoking Curiosity Festival in Stoke-on-Trent to explain ECLIPSE and her work on cutaneous leishmaniasis.
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£4.6 million NIHR global health research study puts spotlight on neglected tropical disease.

Posted on 18 December 2019 A cross-faculty research team from Keele University’s Institute for Global Health has received a major award of £4.6 million from the National Institute for Health Research.

William Kirk of CAEP becomes Professor of Applied Entomology at Keele University

Posted on 06 December 2019 Congratulations to William Kirk on his promotion to Professor of Applied Entomology
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CAEP director visits CRID, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Posted on 22 October 2019 Professor Frederic Tripet visited the Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID) in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
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CAEP visit to Brazil

Posted on 15 October 2019 In September Dr. Tripet and Dr. Forrester-Soto visited FAPESP in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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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

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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BBSRC-FAPESP Newton Fund Pump Priming Award

Posted on 08 May 2018 BBSRC-FAPESP Newton Fund Pump Priming Award on Novel Nanotech Formulations for Insect Pest Management
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Royal Society / Wolfson Grant for Keele CAEP

Posted on 21 March 2018 Keele's Centre for Applied Entomology & Parasitology has been awarded a Royal Society/Wolfson Awards for a major infrastructure development.

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.

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 Professor Toby Bruce quoted in the Guardian on Farms of the Future

Posted on 17 November 2017 Toby Bruce, Keele professor of insect chemical ecology, has been quoted in the article 'Miniature robots could cut pesticide use on farms in future'

CAEP director discusses novel genetic vector control approaches with Burkina Faso's Minister of Scientific Research Education and Innovation

Posted on 01 November 2017 Prof. Tripet from Keele's Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology recently met with Burkina Faso's Minister of Scientific Research Education and Innovation to discuss new advances in the field of genetic vector control for disease mitigation.
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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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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.

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.
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CAEP Postgraduate Visual Media Competition Winners Announced

Posted on 16 June 2017 The result of the 1st edition of the CAEP Postgraduate Visual Media Competition has now been announced. The submissions were evaluated by expert panel members Helen Price, Mark Skidmore and Dan Tonge.

Major Grant Awarded to Professor Tripet to support his work on Malaria Vectors

Posted on 07 June 2017 A major grant from the Open Philanthropy Project, awarded to the Target Malaria consortium, will support Prof. Tripet's translational research focussing on male mosquito mating behaviour and its application to novel vector control technologies.
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Keele Represented at Thai Workshop on Infectious Diseases

Posted on 22 May 2017 Dr Catherine Merrick travelled to Thailand this week as the invited representative of Keele's Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology (CAEP) at a collaborative workshop organised by the UK Medical Research Council and Thai research agencies TRF and NSTDA.
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Keele parasitologists at WorldLeish in Toledo

Posted on 22 May 2017 Several members of Keele's Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology (CAEP) attended the 6th World Congress on Leishmaniasis last week.

Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Foundation Award for Dr William Kirk.

Posted on 07 April 2017 Dr William Kirk, Senior Lecturer in the School of Life Sciences, has been awarded a prestigious GCRF grant to work on improving food safety by reducing pesticide residues on legumes in Kenya.

Keele CAEP at the 2017 BSP Meeting in Dundee

Posted on 06 April 2017 Keele's Centre for Applied Entomology & Parasitology (CAEP) was well-represented at this year's meeting of the British Society for Parasitology in Dundee.
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Honorary Research Fellowship for Dr Clare Sampson

Posted on 13 March 2017 Dr Clare Sampson has been awarded an Honorary Research Fellowship by Keele University.
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Grant awarded to Dr Helen Price to study disease in camels

Posted on 10 March 2017 Dr Helen Price, together with Professor Somaia Abou-Akkada from Alexandria Vet School, Egypt, has been awarded a Newton Fund grant of £274,000.

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.

Watch Prof. Frederic Tripet's Inaugural Lecture on YouTube

Posted on 15 December 2016 Frederic Tripet gave his Professorial inaugural lecture on December 6th: 'Of mosquitoes, rice and man, in a time of prospective malaria eradication'.

International Innovation Award for Insecticide-free Pest Control.

Posted on 21 November 2016 A product developed as part of a Keele University partnership has won an International Innovation Award for its insecticide-free solution to pest control.
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Two new MRC grants awarded to Dr Helen Price & Dr Catherine Merrick

Posted on 01 November 2016 The latest round of MRC grant awards has seen two new research grants for Keele's Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology.
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Two New Professorial Appointments: Vector Biology & Chemical Ecology

Posted on 01 November 2016 Keele's Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology is making two new strategic appointments at professorial level.

Keele University joins prestigious 'Target Malaria Consortium’

Posted on 07 October 2016 Prof. Frederic Tripet will work within the consortium to develop new approaches aiming to reduce the population of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes in sub-Saharan Africa.

CAEP Seminar series starts up for Autumn Semester 2016

Posted on 30 September 2016 The CAEP Seminar series has re-started with the first week of the new semester. The forthcoming schedule is now available online.
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Keele faculty member attends EBI workshop on 'Bioinformatics for PIs'

Posted on 30 June 2016 In June Dr Merrick attended the inaugural EBI course on 'Bioinformatics for PIs' held at Cambridge's Genome Campus.
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PhD student Linda Anagu to compete in 'I'm a Scientist, Get Me Out Of Here!'

Posted on 31 May 2016 Linda Anagu, who is studying for her PhD with Dr Merrick in the Centre for Applied Entomology & Parasitology, will compete in the online science communication game in June.

Keele biologists at the 2016 British Society for Parasitology Meeting

Posted on 14 April 2016 Biologists from Keele's Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology were well represented at the year's meeting of the British Society for Parasitology at Imperial College London.
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Promotions for Two Early-Career Life Sciences Staff

Posted on 01 April 2016 Drs Catherine Merrick and Mark Skidmore were promoted in March to Senior Lecturer level.
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Keele's malaria research represented at MAM 2016 in Australia

Posted on 01 March 2016 Keele's malaria research was represented at the 'Molecular Approaches to Malaria' conference in Australia.
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Daphne Jackson Trust Fellow in CAEP

Posted on 01 March 2016 Dr. Vijayalathan Venugopalan has been awarded a Daphne Jackson Trust Fellowship.

Dr William Kirk at Thrips Workshop in Kenya

Posted on 27 January 2016 Dr William Kirk attended a workshop in Kimana, Kenya on "Vegetable Thrips and Tospovirus IPM" from 19-20 January 2016.
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New multi-million-pound facilities to meet demand for Life Sciences

Posted on 18 January 2016 An exciting new development is underway at the Huxley Building to meet student demand for Life Sciences courses and also to advance research.

Obituary for Professor Ward in the THE

Posted on 18 December 2015 An obituary for Professor Richard Ward has appeared this week in the Times Higher Education.

Professor Richard Ward

Posted on 09 November 2015 It is with great sadness that we inform staff and students of the death of Professor Richard Ward.
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CAEP alumni in The Gambia

Posted on 29 October 2015 Two CAEP Masters students are now working together at the prestigious MRC institute in The Gambia.
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Schlumberger Foundation 'Faculty for the Future' Fellowship

Posted on 14 October 2015 Keele's Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology is proud to host the university's first Schlumberger Foundation 'Faculty for the Future' Fellow for 2015-16.
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Research Seminars in the School of Life Sciences Starting This Week

Posted on 30 September 2015 With the start of the new semester, three exciting research seminar series recommence in the school.

Keele Professor helps BBC drama to get the science right!

Posted on 08 September 2015 Emeritus Professor Hilary Hurd recently provided consultation for the BBC daytime drama ‘Doctors’.
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Wellcome Trust Biomedical Vacation Scholarship in Paul Horrock's laboratory

Posted on 24 July 2015 The Wellcome Trust has awarded a Biomedical Vacation Scholarship to Keele medical student William Jacobek.

CAEP scientists make collaborative visit to Brazil

Posted on 21 July 2015 Nine members of Keele staff joined researchers from São Paulo State University for a two-day conference held in Botucatu.


Honorary Fellowship for Professor Paul Eggleston

Posted on 03 July 2015 Professor Paul Eggleston has been awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Entomological Society.
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'Insects & Parasites' feature at UNIFEST outreach event

Posted on 29 June 2015 Dr Srabasti Chakravorty organized and hosted “Insects and Parasites” sessions at both the annual Women in Science and UNIFEST initiatives.

The Huxley Building is once again a-buzz with Bees!

Posted on 29 June 2015 Dr William Kirk has re-stocked the Life Sciences bee hive with a new swarm.

Research visit to the University of Nairobi

Posted on 15 June 2015 Whilst visiting Kenya to examine a PhD thesis, Professor Paul Horrocks was invited to present a research seminar at the Chiromo Campus of the University of Nairobi.
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Paul Horrocks wins Keele "Superb Supervisor" award.

Posted on 15 June 2015 Professor Paul Horrocks has won this year's "Superb Supervisor" at the Keele Student Union Education Awards.
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Wellcome Trust Grant for Dr Helen Price

Posted on 01 June 2015 Dr Helen Price has won a Wellcome Trust Seed Award to investigate the use of nanoparticles against leishmaniasis.

Genomic structure of incipient sympatric speciation revealed in the malaria mosquito

Posted on 27 April 2015 The Tripet lab at Keele CAEP have published a groundbreaking new study in PLoS Genetics.

Keele Scientists at the British Society for Parasitology Annual Meeting

Posted on 20 April 2015 Keele's Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology (CAEP) was well-represented at this year’s annual meeting of the British Society for Parasitology.

Malaria talks as part of British Science Week

Posted on 23 March 2015 As part of British Science Week, Professor Paul Horrocks presented a series of talks entitled "Malaria - a devastating global disease" to school children in East Cheshire.

CAEP member Paul Horrocks promoted to Professor

Posted on 02 March 2015 Paul Horrocks, who has been a member of CAEP for the past ten years, has been promoted to Professor of Molecular Parasitology.
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Keele Biologist appears as an invited expert on Radio Stoke

Posted on 29 January 2015 Dr Julien Pelletier was invited to speak about CRISPR/Cas9 technology on Radio Stoke on Thursday Jan 29th.

Local MP visits Keele Biologists

Posted on 14 January 2015 Paul Farrelly, MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, visited the School of Life Sciences on Jan 9th to meet researchers working on cancer and and tropical diseases.
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Article by Dr Catherine Merrick featured by the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation

Posted on 12 January 2015 A review of the classic book Biophilia by renowned entomologist E.O. Wilson, published in the literary magazine Slightly Foxed, has been featured by the E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation.

Special Issue of Infection, Genetics and Evolution guest-edited by Prof. Richard Ward

Posted on 14 January 2015 Emeritus Professor Richard Ward has guest-edited a special issue of the journal Infection, Genetics and Evolution, focussing on disease vectors.
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£3.75 million funding for new world class Life Sciences teaching lab

Posted on 15 December 2014 Keele has been successful in its bid to receive a share of £200 million funding for capital projects for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching during 2015-16.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership to control Thrips and Whitefly

Posted on 24 October 2014 Keele and Russell IPM Ltd have won funding to design improved traps for the control of thrips and whitefly.
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Crafty Critters Come to Keele

Posted on 24 October 2014 This week’s CAEP seminar was delivered by Robyn Kent from Glasgow University on: ‘Public engagement: From funding to feedback, the Crafty Critters story.’

Keele biologist invited to the first Pan African Mosquito Control Association Conference

Posted on 09 October 2014 Dr Frederic Tripet was invited to speak last week at the first Pan African Mosquito Control Association conference in Nairobi, Kenya.
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CAEP seminar series restarts this week

Posted on 29 September 2014 The CAEP seminar series will start up again this week after the summer break.

Keele Biologists at the Houses of Parliament

Posted on 03 September 2014 Two Keele biologists spoke to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases on September 2nd.

Keele Scientists at the British Society for Parasitology Annual Meeting

Posted on 10 April 2014 Keele’s Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology (CAEP) was well-represented at this year’s annual meeting of the British Society for Parasitology in Cambridge.
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Keele group publishes new results on the use of sex pheromone to trap sandflies

Posted on 21 March 2014 The first results of a major study of sandfly control in Brazil have been published in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
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Keele Biologist takes her Science to Parliament

Posted on 14 March 2014 Dr Helen Price is attending Parliament to present her science as part of 'SET for Britain' on Monday 17th March.
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MRC Grant for Malaria Research

Posted on 17 January 2014 Dr Catherine Merrick has been awarded a further MRC grant to continue her study of "Virulence gene dynamics in the human malaria parasite".

Keele Research Project Featured in the Weekend Guardian

Posted on 25 November 2013 A major research project led by Professor Gordon Hamilton testing a new method for controlling leishmaniasis was featured in last week's Guardian newspaper.

Dr William Kirk invited to speak to Entomological Society of America

Posted on 22 November 2013 Dr William Kirk gave an invited presentation at the annual conference of the Entomological Society of America last week in Austin, Texas.

Keele Scientists at Royal Society Pfizer Award Ceremony

Posted on 12 November 2013 Dr Abdoulaye Diabate and Dr Frederic Tripet visited the Royal Society last week, where Dr Diabate was awarded the prestigious Royal Society Pfizer award.

Keele CAEP represented at the 6th MIM Pan-African Malaria Conference

Posted on 14 October 2013 Dr Frederic Tripet was recently invited to speak at the 6th MIM Pan-African Malaria Conference in Durban, South Africa

New mosquito facility marks next step in fight against malaria

Posted on 22 July 2013 Academics from Keele University and the Institut de Recherche des Sciences de la Santé (IRSS), Centre Muraz in Burkina Faso have launched a ground-breaking new research facility in West Africa.
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CAEP seminar series re-starts this week

Posted on 30 September 2013 The seminar series for the Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology (CAEP) will commence on October 3rd with a seminar from Dr Vicky Carter.

Professor Hilary Hurd at Guardian Forum on Malaria Prevention

Posted on 20 May 2013 Professor Hilary Hurd was invited to attend a forum organised by the Guardian on the role of mosquito nets in long-lasting strategies to prevent malaria.

World Malaria Day 'Biomedical Photo of the Day' for Prof. Paul Eggleston

Posted on 25 April 2013 An image of a mosquito pupa taken from a recent paper by Prof. Eggleston and colleagues was chosen by the MRC as their Biomedical Photo of the Day for World Malaria Day.

Keele Malaria Biologists at the British Society for Parasitology Annual Meeting

Posted on 01 May 2013 Keele Life Sciences was well-represented at this year’s annual spring meeting of the BSP in Bristol.
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Stafford MP visits malaria research teams at Keele University

Posted on 11 September 2012 Mr Jeremy Lefroy, MP for Stafford, visited Keele University last Friday to find out more about their ground-breaking research into malaria.
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BBSRC grant for malaria research awarded to Dr Catherine Merrick.

Posted on 31 October 2012 Dr Catherine Merrick, a new Lecturer in Biology at Keele, has won a grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) for research on the human malaria parasite.
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Members of Keele's Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology ('CAEP') quoted in The Sunday Times

Posted on 06 June 2012 Drs Frederic Tripet and Catherine Merrick, both malaria researchers in CAEP, were quoted in an article on malaria in The Sunday Times Travel Section (June 3rd 2012).