Professor Jo Lines

Professor of Malaria Control and Vector Biology
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Originally trained as a population geneticist, Jo Lines interests include the links between basic biology and public health, and the multi-sectoral nature of malaria: the influence of landscape, land-use, housing and development, and what residents can do for themselves to reduce the risk of mosquito borne diseases, while they are waiting for the government to deliver the promised interventions.

These days, Jo is interested in the question of what will render the absence of malaria and other vector borne diseases stable in Africa.   Jo is currently the PI of a programme funded by the CGIAR (Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research) on various agriculture-health interactions, especially the the effects of agricultural landscapes on vector borne disease, and anti-microbial resistance.