VigiLab’s VectorBase team are busy in Nairobi!

September 19, 2017 | Posted in News | By

VigiLab’s VectorBase team are in Nairobi this week running a bioinformatics workshop at icipe (International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology).


Mosquito Kolymbari Meeting 2017

August 4, 2017 | Posted in News | By

We’re back from another successful Mosquito Kolymbari Meeting. Prof. Christophides was the main organiser and he is very thankful to the organising committee and Sarah Kelly for their continuous support, EMBO for funding and the OAC for hosting the meeting. All of this lead to a fantastic week in Kolymbari, Crete.


Good luck Giannis!

August 3, 2017 | Posted in News | By

Good luck to Giannis who has been with the lab for four years and will be missed greatly!


Farewell Kathrin!

August 3, 2017 | Posted in News | By

Kathrin was a postdoc in the VigiLab from December 2013 to April 2017. While in the Vigilab, she has held an advanced Postdoc. Mobility fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation for two years from February 2015 to January 2017. Kathrin continues her work in malaria as a postdoc in Jake Baum’s laboratory at Imperial College London.


Welcome to the new Gates Foundation lab members!

May 31, 2017 | Posted in News | By

Welcome to the new Gates Foundation lab members!


Want to learn how to make a mosquito?

May 23, 2017 | Posted in News | By

Want to learn how to make a mosquito? Follow the link to our new youtube channel to find out how!


EMBO conference registration is open

January 16, 2017 | Posted in News | By

Registration is now open for the 2017 EMBO Mosquito Meeting. This conference will be held from the 24-28 July in Kolymbari, Greece. To register please follow the link. Registration closes on 31st March.


Gates Foundation Grant

December 7, 2016 | Posted in News | By

George K. Christophides and Nikolai Windbichler received a $2.8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop an intervention that renders populations of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes unable to become infected with the malaria parasite thus preventing disease transmission to humans.


Au revoir Mathilde!

October 10, 2016 | Posted in News | By

This month the lab said goodbye to Mathilde Gendrin, a long standing member of VigiLab. She will be embarking on her next adventure in French Guiana, at the Institut Pasteur. Mathilde will have the fantastic opportunity to set up her own lab at the Institute. We would like to thank you for all your hard work over the last 5 years and we wish you all the best for the future.


Crick-Imperial PhD fellowship

October 10, 2016 | Posted in News | By

Professor George K. Christophides was awarded together with Dr Jean Langhorne (The Crick Institute) a joint Crick-Imperial PhD fellowship grant to investigate the role of the mosquito immune system in selecting and resetting malaria parasites before they infect the vertebrate host. The deadline for applications is 14 November 2016, click here for further information.