Researcher biography


Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Sciences)
Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
Master of Science (Insect Biotechnology and Bioresources)
Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

Project title:

The development and potential for a malaria resistant Anopheles farauti.

Project description:

Genetic engineering of malaria refractive Anopheles farauti mosquitoes via early embryonic injection of Cas9 and homology-directed repair (HDR) templates. Expression of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) targeting Plasmodium in the mosquito midgut. Investigation of population transgression in small cage experiments using a homing-based gene drive. Assessing the feasibility of geographically restricted gene drives by targeting private alleles.


National Health and Medical Research Council
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation