Research capacity for the implementation of genetic control of mosquitoes

Description

Mosquitoes represent a major and global cause of human suffering due to the infectious diseases they transmit, with some two million people dying from mosquito-borne diseases every year. The concept behind INFRAVEC is to bridge the gap between recent advances in transgenic technology– where technology is used to alter the genetic material of an organism by transferring genes from another species – and its implementation as a novel powerful
approach to mosquito control.

KEY DATES
  • Status
  • Completed
  • Project Launch
  • 01 May 2008
  • Project completed
  • 31 October 2011
mosquitoes transgenic technology vector-borne disease

Project Website

http://www.infravec.eu/
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