Ms Zoe Jay Adams

Ms Zoe Adams

Research Assistant, Diptera

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Parasites and Vectors Division
Contact: email
Phone: 0207 942 5025


I joined the staff at the Natural History Museum in 1993. During my time here I have worked as a research assistant in the fields of Veterinary, Medical and Forensic Entomology. In addition I am a member of the Diptera curatorial team, looking after the national Simuliidae & Psychodidae collections. My current research role is an assistant to the Parasites & Vectors research initiative in the department of Life Sciences.



BSc (Hons) Applied Biology, Brunel University, United Kingdom, 1988 - 1992


Ready PD, Wardhana AH, Adams ZJO, Sotiraki S, Hall MJR (2014) Improved method for screening mitochondrial cytochrome b markers to identify regional populations of the Old World screwworm fly and other myiasis agents. Acta Tropica, 138 doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2014.07.001

HALL MJR, ADAMS ZJO, WYATT NP, TESTA JM, Edge W, Nikolausz M, Farkas R, READY PD (2009) Morphological and mitrochondrial DNA characters for identification and phylogenetic analysis of the myiasis causing fleshfly Wohlfahrtia magnifica and its relatives, with a description of Wohlfahrtia monegrosensis sp. n. Wyatt & Hall. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 23 : 59 - 71. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2915.2008.00779.x

HALL MJR, TESTA JM, SMITH L, ADAMS ZJO, Khallaayoune K, Sotiraki S, Stefanakis A, Farkas R, READY PD (2009) Molecular genetic analysis of populations of Wohlfahrt's wound myiasis fly, Wohlfahrtia magnifica, in outbreak populations from Greece and Morocco. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 23 : 72 - 79. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2915.2009.00780.x

HALL MJR, WARDHANA AH, Shahhosseini G, ADAMS ZJO, READY PD (2009) Genetic diversity of populations of Old World screwworm fly, Chrysomya bezziana, causing traumatic myiasis of livestock in the Gulf region and implications for control by sterile insect technique. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 23 : 51 - 58. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2915.2008.00778.x

ADAMS ZJO, HALL MJR (2003) Methods used for the killing and preservation of blowfly larvae, and their effect on post-mortem larval length. Forensic Science International, 138 : 50 - 61. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2003.08.010

ADAMS ZJO (2003) Diptera (blowflies). , Leigh C, Ware C, The development of the flora, fauna and environment of the Wildlife Garden at the Natural History Museum, London., pp. 101 - 102. London Naturalist.

HALL MJR, Hutchinson RA, Farkas R, ADAMS ZJO, WYATT NP (2003) A comparison of Lucitraps and sticky targets for sampling the blowfly Lucila sericata. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 17 (3): 280 - 287. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2915.2003.00440.x

POST RJ, ADAMS Z, SHELLEY AJ, Maia-Herzog M, Luna Dias APA, CoscarĂ³n S (2003) The morphological discrimination of microfilariae of Onchocerca volvulus from Mansonella ozzardi. Parasitology, 127 : 21 - 27.