Pursuit: Using bacteria to control mosquitoes

Read Bio21's Ary Hoffmann's piece published in Pursuit about how the Wolbachia bateria may hold the key to controlling the spread of dengue fever, the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases.

Insectary opened at Bio21 to step up fight against dengue

Researchers can now safely import, house and study mosquitoes from outside Australia, giving dengue research in Melbourne a significant boost.

Philip Batterham honoured for a lifetime of genetics research

Professor Philip Batterham, Faculty of Science, has been awarded the 2015 MJD White Medal from the Genetics Society of AustralAsia.

Media Release: Waging war on Australia's nastiest parasite: scientists map blowfly genome

Phil Batterham

Professor Phil Batterham, researcher at the Bio21 Institute, is part of an international effort to decode the Australian sheep blowfly genome, adding ammunition to the battle against one of the nation’s most insidious pests.

Subscribe to RSS - Entomology