The Netherlands, with its dense population of humans and livestock, international transport and travel hubs, and water-dominated landscape is particularly vulnerable to infectious disease outbreaks. Research Topic “Vector-borne diseases” aims to understand if and how changes in climate, farming, water management and travel lead to vector-borne disease outbreaks, to be better prepared.
How the virome of vector mosquitoes affects pathogen transmission.
PhD student: Michele Schinkel
Associated: Wageningen University & Research
Accelerating drug development against emerging vector-borne viruses.
PhD student: Melissa Thaler
Organisation: Leiden University Medical Center