The spatio-temporal spread of mosquitoes throughout environments is studied in order to quantify the impact of certain genetic treatments and competition between mosquito species. The genetic treatments are typically focused on reducing malaria transmission to humans.

Principal investigator

Andy Wilkins
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Area of science


Systems used


Applications used

Python, C
Partner Institution: CSIRO| Project Code: L000322 AL-1730 A000565

The Challenge

Reduction or elimination of malaria.

The Solution

Certain genetic modifications have been proposed that may eliminate malaria. To assess their efficacy, the spatio-temporal spread of genetically modified and various wild species of mosquitoes needs to be understood.

The Outcome

A suite of numerical models describing mosquito lifecycle and spread were run using Pawsey in order to quantify the spatial spread.