The Gnatwork brings together researchers on blackflies, sandflies and biting midges from around the world to address technical issues that arise when working on small biting flies.

Objectives are to:

  1. Create and maintain a community of blackfly, sandfly and biting midge researchers, based on shared technical difficulties;
  2. carry out annual meetings that promote the development of transferable skills and; 
  3. fund studies within the community that will validate techniques and generate data to underpin future applications.

Primary LCNTDR organisation

External partners

The Pirbright Institute