Researcher biography

Dr Maggy Sikulu-Lord is a medical entomologist and a mosquito-borne disease researcher at the University of Queensland, Faculty of Medicine and an affiliate research assistant professor at Marquette University, USA. Her research focuses on characterising mosquitoes of medical importance specifically on those that transmit malaria, dengue, Zika and yellow fever. Her current research involves development of rapid and non-invasive techniques for profiling these diseases and their vectors. She specifically develops algorithms for profiling mosquito survival, infection and species type. She has more than nine years’ experience in characterising mosquito population and has led multi-site, international grants in the field. She is currently leading international projects to assess the effectiveness of vector control programs in multiple countries in Africa and South America and developing new tools to detect these infections in human populations . Her research is valuable in predicting/preventing future vector-borne disease outbreaks.