Dr Galizi’s research is focused on the development of innovative methods for the eradication of vector-borne diseases. Before starting his research career at Imperial College London, he studied the in vivo kinetics and adaptive responses of the apicomplexan parasites Toxoplasma gondii and Plasmodium berghei, cause of human toxoplasmosis and rodent malaria, at the University of Perugia (Di Cristina et al., 2008; Galizi et al., 2013; Lunghi et al., 2015). Over the last few years, Dr Galizi has been working on the genetic engineering of novel technologies for the eradication of the deadly malaria-transmitting mosquitoes Anopheles gambiae (Galizi et al., 2014, 2016; Hammond et al., 2016; Hammond and Galizi, 2017; Kyrou et al., 2018) and developed new methods for the elucidation of the mechanisms regulating mosquito reproduction (Taxiarchi et al., 2019). Dr Galizi’s current research combines molecular and synthetic biology, functional genetics and genetic engineering to investigate insect reproduction and generate novel molecular tools for the genetic control of disease transmission.


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