Deogratius Roman Kavishe

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Development of a new tool for malaria mosquito surveillance to improve vector control

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Deogratius Roman Kavishe

Research Scientist

Mr Kavishe is a Research Scientist at Ifakara Health Institute, and is based at Ifakara Branch. He holds a bachelor degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the University of Dar es Salaam and obtained an MSc from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK. He joined IHI in 2009 as a laboratory scientist to work on molecular entomology. Mr Kavishe won a Wellcome Trust MSc fellowship in December 2014. He is currently investigating if malaria vectors can be labeled with food-based proteins, and how this approach can be exploited to understand mosquito interactions with vector control tools. Previously, Deogratius, worked for a long term as a laboratory scientist performing different molecular and serological assays, such as molecular diagnostics for Anopheles vectors, genotyping and resistance detection, serological tests for determination of infectious status of mosquitoes, blood meal preference, and human malaria infection history. He also worked as a Deputy Laboratory Manager and Head of Molecular Biology Section at Ifakara Laboratory for 3 years. Mr Kavishe is keen to apply protein labeling technology to comparatively assess existing and new interventions targeting mosquitoes responsible for residual malaria transmission

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Using protein labels for entomological investigations into malaria transmission and control

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