Parasites have a huge impact on the health and wellbeing of the human population, particularly in the developing world e.g. Around 1 million people die of malaria each year, primarily children under the age of five in sub-Saharan Africa.
By studying parasites and the vectors that carry them, our scientists are contributing towards the control of devastating humans diseases.
Our researchers are studying:
We are studying mosquito systematics and their relationship to human diseases such as malaria and Dengue fever.
Our scientists are researching the ways schistosomiasis is transmitted and treatment programmes for affected regions.
The Museum is an active partner in the newly created London Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases (LCNTD).
Explore the extensive research carried out by Museum staff on Acari, otherwise known as mites and ticks.