Mosquito-modellingThe 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 investigatorAndy Wilkins email@example.com
Area of scienceBiology
Applications usedPython, C
Reduction or elimination of malaria.
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.
A suite of numerical models describing mosquito lifecycle and spread were run using Pawsey in order to quantify the spatial spread.