Selected publications

Effect of overwintering on survival and vector competence of the West Nile virus vector Culex pipiens

Parasites & Vectors

Virus interferes with host-seeking behaviour of mosquito

Journal of Experimental Biology

Impact of gut bacteria on the infection and transmission of pathogenic arboviruses by biting midges and mosquitoes

Microbial Ecology

Identification of main malaria vectors and their insecticide resistance profile in internally displaced and indigenous communities in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Malaria Journal

A 3D analysis of flight behavior of Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto malaria mosquitoes in response to human odor and heat

PLOS ONE

Optimisation and field validation of odour-baited traps for surveillance of Aedes aegypti adults in Paramaribo, Suriname

Parasites & Vectors

Integrated approach to malaria control

Science, Letters

Natural variation in virulence of the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana against malaria mosquitoes

Malaria journal

PhD theses in the spotlight

All publications

2021

The potential role of school citizen science programs in infectious disease surveillance: a critical review
Abourashed, A., Doornekamp, L., Escartin, S., Koenraadt, C. J. M., Schrama, M., Wagener, M., Bartumeus, F. & van Gorp, E. C. M., 30 Jun 2021, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18, 13, 7019.

The dinucleotide composition of the Zika virus genome is shaped by conflicting evolutionary pressures in mammalian hosts and mosquito vectors
Fros, J. J., Visser, I., Tang, B., Yan, K., Nakayama, E., Visser, T. M., Koenraadt, C. J. M., van Oers, M. M., Pijlman, G. P., Suhrbier, A. & Simmonds, P., 19 Apr 2021, In : PloS Biology. 19, 4, e3001201.

Effect of blood source on vector competence of Culex pipiens biotypes for Usutu virus
Abbo, S. R., Visser, T. M., Koenraadt, C. J. M., Pijlman, G. P. & Wang, H., 8 Apr 2021, In : Parasites and Vectors. 14, 1, 194.

Innovative strategies for vector control: progress in the global vector control response
Koenraadt, C. J. M. (ed.), Spitzen, J. (ed.) & Takken, W. (ed.), 2021, Wageningen : Wageningen Academic Publishers. 260 p. (Ecology and Control of Vector-borne Diseases; no. 6)

Biting midge dynamics and bluetongue transmission: a multiscale model linking catch data with climate and disease outbreaks
Möhlmann, T. W. R., Keeling, M. J., Wennergren, U., Favia, G., Santman-Berends, I., Takken, W., Koenraadt, C. J. M. & Brand, S. P. C., 21 Jan 2021, In : Scientific Reports. 11, 1, 1892.

Reproducing the Rift Valley fever virus mosquito-lamb-mosquito transmission cycle
Wichgers Schreur, P. J., Vloet, R. P. M., Kant, J., van Keulen, L., Gonzales, J. L., Visser, T. M., Koenraadt, C. J. M., Vogels, C. B. F. & Kortekaas, J., 14 Jan 2021, In: Scientific Reports. 11, 1, 1477.

Monitoring mosquito nuisance for the development of a citizen science approach for malaria vector surveillance in Rwanda
Murindahabi, M. M., Takken, W., Misago, X., Niyituma, E., Umupfasoni, J., Hakizimana, E., van Vliet, A. J. H., Poortvliet, P. M., Mutesa, L., Murindahabi, N. K. & Koenraadt, C. J. M., 10 Jan 2021, In: Malaria Journal. 20, 1, 36.

2020

Competition between Usutu virus and West Nile virus during simultaneous and sequential infection of Culex pipiens mosquitoes
Wang, H., Abbo, S. R., Visser, T. M., Westenberg, M., Geertsema, C., Fros, J. J., Koenraadt, C. J. M. & Pijlman, G. P., 14 Dec 2020, In : Emerging Microbes and Infections. 9, 1, p. 2642-2652 11 p.

Identification of main malaria vectors and their insecticide resistance profile in internally displaced and indigenous communities in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Loonen, J. A. C. M., Dery, D. B., Musaka, B. Z., Bandibabone, J. B., Bousema, T., van Lenthe, M., Pop-Stefanija, B., Fesselet, J. F. & Koenraadt, C. J. M., 23 Nov 2020, In : Malaria Journal. 19, 1, 425.

Detection of West Nile virus in a common whitethroat (Curruca communis) and Culex mosquitoes in the Netherlands, 2020
Sikkema, R. S., Schrama, M., Van Den Berg, T., Morren, J., Munger, E., Krol, L., Van DerBeek, J. G., Blom, R., Chestakova, I., Van Der Linden, A., Boter, M., Van Mastrigt, T., Molenkamp, R., Koenraadt, C. J. M., Van Den Brand, J. M. A., Oude Munnink, B. B., Koopmans, M. P. G. & van der Jeugd, H., 8 Oct 2020, In : Eurosurveillance. 25, 40, p. 1-6 6 p.

Lure, retain, and catch malaria mosquitoes. How heat and humidity improve odour-baited trap performance
Cribellier, A., Spitzen, J., Fairbairn, H., Van De Geer, C., Van Leeuwen, J. L. & Muijres, F. T., 7 Oct 2020, In : Malaria Journal. 19, 1, 357.

Characterisation of anopheline larval habitats in southern Malawi
Gowelo, S., Chirombo, J., Koenraadt, C. J. M., Mzilahowa, T., van den Berg, H., Takken, W. & McCann, R. S., Oct 2020, In : Acta Tropica. 210, 105558.

Impact of gut bacteria on the infection and transmission of pathogenic arboviruses by biting midges and mosquitoes
Möhlmann, T. W. R., Vogels, C. B. F., Göertz, G. P., Pijlman, G. P., ter Braak, C. J. F., te Beest, D. E., Hendriks, M., Nijhuis, E. H., Warris, S., Drolet, B. S., van Overbeek, L. & Koenraadt, C. J. M., Oct 2020, In : Microbial Ecology. 80, 3, p. 703-717

What do people benefit from a citizen science programme? Evidence from a Rwandan citizen science programme on malaria control
Asingizwe, D., Poortvliet, M. P., van Vliet, A. J. H., Koenraadt, C. J. M., Ingabire, C. M., Mutesa, L. & Leeuwis, C., 6 Aug 2020, In : Malaria Journal. 19, 283.

Why (not) participate in citizen science? Motivational factors and barriers to participate in a citizen science program for malaria control in Rwanda
Asingizwe, D., Poortvliet, P. M., Koenraadt, C. J. M., van Vliet, A. J. H., Ingabire, C. M., Mutesa, L. & Leeuwis, C., 24 Aug 2020, In : PLoS ONE. 15, 8, e0237396.

Community factors affecting participation in larval source management for malaria control in Chikwawa District, Southern Malawi
Gowelo, S., McCann, R. S., Koenraadt, C. J. M., Takken, W., van den Berg, H. & Manda-Taylor, L., 2 Jun 2020, In : Malaria Journal. 19, 1, 1 p.

Risk-based and adaptive invasive mosquito surveillance at lucky bamboo and used tire importers in the Netherlands
Ibanez-Justicia, A., Koenraadt, C. J. M., Stroo, A., van Lammeren, R. & Takken, W., Jun 2020, In : Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 36, 2, p. 89-98 10 p.

Forced Zika virus infection of Culex pipiens leads to limited virus accumulation in mosquito saliva
Abbo, S. R., Vogels, C. B. F., Visser, T. M., Geertsema, C., Van Oers, M. M., Koenraadt, C. J. M. & Pijlman, G. P., 19 Jun 2020, In : Viruses. 12, 6, 659.

Effects of larval exposure to sublethal doses of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis on body size, oviposition and survival of adult Anopheles coluzzii mosquitoes
Gowelo, S., Chirombo, J., Spitzen, J., Koenraadt, C. J. M., Mzilahowa, T., Van Den Berg, H., Takken, W. & McCann, R., 16 May 2020, In : Parasites and Vectors. 13, 1, 259.

The influence of larval stage and density on oviposition site-selection behavior of the Afrotropical malaria mosquito Anopheles coluzzii (Diptera: Culicidae)
Mwingira, V., Spitzen, J., Mboera, L. E. G., Torres-Estrada, J., Takken, W., May 2020, In : Journal of Medical Entomology. 57, 3, p. 657–666 tjz172.

Tripartite interactions among Ixodiphagus hookeri, Ixodes ricinus and deer: Differential interference with transmission cycles of tick-borne pathogens
Krawczyk, A. I., Bakker, J. W., Koenraadt, C. J. M., Fonville, M., Takumi, K., Sprong, H. & Demir, S., May 2020, In : Pathogens. 9, 5, 339.

Habitat suitability modelling to assess the introductions of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Netherlands
Ibáñez-Justicia, A., Alcaraz-Hernández, J. D., van Lammeren, R., Koenraadt, C. J. M., Bergsma, A., Delucchi, L., Rizzoli, A. & Takken, W., 26 Apr 2020, In : Parasites & Vectors. 13, 13 p., 217.

A satellite repeat-derived piRNA controls embryonic development of Aedes
Halbach, R., Miesen, P., Joosten, J., Taşköprü, E., Rondeel, I., Pennings, B., Vogels, C. B. F., Merkling, S. H., Koenraadt, C. J., Lambrechts, L. & van Rij, R. P., 9 Apr 2020, In : Nature. 580, 7802, p. 274-277 4 p.

Chemical mediation of oviposition by Anopheles mosquitoes: a push-pull system driven by volatiles associated with larval stages
Schoelitsz, B., Mwingira, V., Mboera, L. E. G., Beijleveld, H., Koenraadt, C. J. M., Spitzen, J., van Loon, J. J. A. & Takken, W., 2 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Chemical Ecology. 46, 4, p. 397-409 13 p.

The invasive Asian bush mosquito Aedes japonicus found in the Netherlands can experimentally transmit Zika virus and Usutu virus
Abbo, S. R., Visser, T. M., Wang, H., Göertz, G. P., Fros, J. J., Abma-henkens, M. H. C., Geertsema, C., Vogels, C. B. F., Koopmans, M. P. G., Reusken, C. B. E. M., Hall-Mendelin, S., Hall, R. A., Van Oers, M. M., Koenraadt, C. J. M. & Pijlman, G. P., 13 Apr 2020, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 14, 4, 22 p., e0008217.

Optimisation and field validation of odour-baited traps for surveillance of Aedes aegypti adults in Paramaribo, Suriname
Visser, T. M., De Cock, M. P., Hiwat, H., Wongsokarijo, M., Verhulst, N. O. & Koenraadt, C. J. M., 6 Mar 2020, In : Parasites and Vectors. 13, 1, 121.

2019

A new high-throughput tool to screen mosquito-borne viruses in Zika virus endemic/epidemic areas
Moutailler, S., Yousfi, L., Mousson, L., Devillers, E., Vazeille, M., Vega-Rúa, A., Perrin, Y., Jourdain, F., Chandre, F., Cannet, A., Chantilly, S., Restrepo, J., Guidez, A., Dusfour, I., Vieira Santos de Abreu, F., Pereira Dos Santos, T., Jiolle, D., Visser, T. M., Koenraadt, C. J. M., Wongsokarijo, M. & 10 others, 27 Sep 2019, In : Viruses. 11, 10, 904.

Research agenda for preventing mosquito-transmitted diseases through improving the built environment in sub-Saharan Africa
Shenton F. C., Addissie A., Alabaster G., Baziwe D., Carrasco Tenezaca M., Chinula D., Jatta E., Jawara M., Jones R., Knudsen J., Spitzen J., et al., 2019, In : Cities & Health, 1-9.

Effect of overwintering on survival and vector competence of the West Nile virus vector Culex pipiens
Koenraadt, C. J. M., Möhlmann, T. W. R., Verhulst, N. O., Spitzen, J. & Vogels, C. B. F., 27 Mar 2019, In : Parasites and Vectors. 12, 1, 147.

The influence of larval stage and density on oviposition site-selection behavior of the Afrotropical malaria mosquito Anopheles coluzzii (Diptera: Culicidae)
Mwingira V. S., Spitzen J., Mboera L. E., Torres-Estrada J. L., Takken W., 2019, In : Journal of Medical Entomology.

Evaluating perceptions of risk in mosquito experts and identifying undocumented pathways for the introduction of invasive mosquito species into Europe
Ibañez-Justicia, A., Poortvliet, P. M. & Koenraadt, C. J. M., Mar 2019, In : Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 33, 1, p. 78-88 12344.

Latitudinal diversity of biting midge species within the Obsoletus group across three habitats in Europe
Möhlmann, T. W. R., Bekendam, A. M., van Kemenade, I., Wennergren, U., Favia, G., Takken, W. & Koenraadt, C. J. M., 29 Apr 2019, In : Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 33,3.

Predicting the spatial dynamics of Wolbachia infections in Aedes aegypti arbovirus vector populations in heterogeneous landscapes
Hancock, P. A., Ritchie, S. A., Koenraadt, C. J. M., Scott, T. W., Hoffmann, A. A. & Godfray, C., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 56, 7, p. 1674-1686

Role of individual perceptions in the consistent use of malaria preventive measures: Mixed methods evidence from rural Rwanda
Asingizwe, D., Poortvliet, M., Koenraadt, C. J. M., Van Vliet, A. J. H., Ingabire, C. M., Mutesa, L. & Leeuwis, C., 8 Aug 2019, In : Malaria Journal. 18, 1, 270.

Subgenomic flavivirus RNA binds the mosquito DEAD/H-box helicase ME31B and determines Zika virus transmission by Aedes aegypti
Göertz, G. P., van Bree, J. W. M., Hiralal, A., Fernhout, B. M., Steffens, C., Boeren, S., Visser, T. M., Vogels, C. B. F., Abbo, S. R., Fros, J. J., Koenraadt, C. J. M., van Oers, M. M. & Pijlman, G. P., 17 Sep 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 38, p. 19136-19144 9 p.

2018

A citizen science approach for malaria mosquito surveillance and control in Rwanda
Murindahabi, M. M., Asingizwe, D., Poortvliet, P. M., van Vliet, A. J. H., Hakizimana, E., Mutesa, L., Takken, W. & Koenraadt, C. J. M., Nov 2018, In : NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences. 86-87, p. 101-110

Applying citizen science for malaria prevention in Rwanda: an integrated conceptual framework
Asingizwe, D., Poortvliet, P. M., Koenraadt, C. J. M., van Vliet, A. J. H., Murindahabi, M., Ingabire, C. M., Mutesa, L. & Feindt, P. H., Nov 2018, In : NJAS Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences. 86-87, p. 111-122

Community analysis of the abundance and diversity of biting midge species (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in three European countries at different latitudes
Möhlmann, T. W. R., Wennergren, U., Tälle, M., Favia, G., Damiani, C., Bracchetti, L., Takken, W. & Koenraadt, C. J. M., 27 Mar 2018, In : Parasites and Vectors. 11, 217.

Keeping track of mosquitoes: a review of tools to track, record and analyse mosquito flight
Spitzen J., Takken W., 2018, In : Parasites & vectors, 11:123.

Conserved motifs in the hypervariable domain of chikungunya virus nsP3 required for transmission by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes
Göertz, G. P., Lingemann, M., Geertsema, C., Abma-Henkens, M. H. C., Vogels, C. B. F.Koenraadt, C. J. M., van Oers, M. M. & Pijlman, G. P., 1 Nov 2018, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 12, 11, e0006958.

Repurposing isoxazoline veterinary drugs for control of vector-borne human diseases
Miglianico, M., Eldering, M., Slater, H., Ferguson, N., Ambrose, P., Lees, R. S., Koolen, K. M. J., Pruzinova, K., Jancarova, M., Volf, P., Koenraadt, C. J. M., Duerr, H. P., Trevitt, G., Yang, B., Chatterjee, A. K., Wisler, J., Sturm, A., Bousema, T., Sauerwein, R. W., Schultz, P. G. & 2 others, 17 Jul 2018, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115, 29, p. E6920-E6926

Spatio-temporal distribution of mosquitoes and risk of malaria infection in Rwanda
Hakizimana, E., Karema, C., Munyakanage, D., Githure, J., Mazarati, J. B., Tongren, J. E., Takken, W., Binagwaho, A. & Koenraadt, C. J. M., 1 Jun 2018, In : Acta Tropica. 182, p. 149-157

Impact of partially and fully closed eaves on house entry rates by mosquitoes
Mburu M.M., Juurlink M., Spitzen J., Moraga P., Hiscox A., Mzilahowa T., Takken W., McCann R. S., 2018, In : Parasites & vectors, 11:383.

Vector competence of biting midges and mosquitoes for Shuni virus
Möhlmann, T. W. R., Oymans, J., Wichgers Schreur, P. J., Koenraadt, C. J. M., Kortekaas, J. & Vogels, C. B. F., 1 Dec 2018, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 12, 12, e0006993.

Flight behaviour of malaria mosquitoes around odour-baited traps: capture and escape dynamics
Cribellier A., van Erp J. A., Hiscox A., Lankheet M. J., van Leeuwen J. L., Spitzen J., Muijres F. T., 2018, In : Royal Society open science, 5:180246.

 

2017

Community analysis of the abundance and diversity of mosquito species (Diptera: Culicidae) in three European countries at different latitudes
Mohlmann, T. W. R., Wennergren, U., Tälle, M., Favia, G., Damiani, C., Bracchetti, L. & Koenraadt, C. J. M., 23 Oct 2017, In : Parasites & Vectors. 10, 12 p., 510.

Community-based biological control of malaria mosquitoes using Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis (Bti) in Rwanda: Community awareness, acceptance and participation
Ingabire, C. M., Hakizimana, E., Rulisa, A., Kateera, F., Van Den Borne, B., Muvunyi, C. M., Mutesa, L., van Vugt, M., Koenraadt, C. J. M., Takken, W. & Alaii, J., 3 Oct 2017, In : Malaria Journal. 16, 13 p., 399.

Experimental evolution to increase the efficacy of the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana against malaria mosquitoes: Effects on mycelial growth and virulence
Valero-Jiménez, C. A., van Kan, J. A. L., Koenraadt, C. J. M., Zwaan, B. J. & Schoustra, S. E., Jun 2017, In : Evolutionary Applications. 10, 5, p. 433-443

Effect of insecticide-treated bed nets on house-entry by malaria mosquitoes: the flight response recorded in a semi-field study in Kenya
Spitzen J., Koelewijn T., Mukabana W. R., Takken W., 2017, In : Acta tropica, 172:180-185.

Escaping blood-fed malaria mosquitoes minimize tactile detection without compromising on take-off speed
Muijres F., Chang S., van Veen W., Spitzen J., Biemans B., Koehl M., Dudley R., 2017, In : Journal of Experimental Biology, 220:3751-3762.

Modelling West Nile virus transmission risk in Europe: Effect of temperature and mosquito biotypes on the basic reproduction number
Vogels, C. B. F., Hartemink, N. & Koenraadt, C. J. M., 10 Jul 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, 5022.

Mosquito co-infection with Zika and chikungunya virus allows simultaneous transmission without affecting vector competence of Aedes aegypti
Göertz, G. P., Vogels, C. B. F., Geertsema, C., Koenraadt, C. J. M. & Pijlman, G. P., 2017, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 11, 6, 22 p., e0005654.

Transmission of Rift Valley fever virus from European-breed lambs to Culex pipiens mosquitoes
Vloet, R. P. M., Vogels, C. B. F., Koenraadt, C. J. M., Pijlman, G. P., Eiden, M., Gonzales, J. L., van Keulen, L. J. M., Wichgers Schreur, P. J. & Kortekaas, J., 27 Dec 2017, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 11, 12, e0006145.

Vector competence of European mosquitoes for west Nile virus
Vogels, C. B. F., Göertz, G. P., Pijlman, G. P. & Koenraadt, C. J. M., 2017, In : Emerging Microbes and Infections. 6, 11, e96.

Vector competence of northern and southern European Culex pipiens pipiens mosquitoes for West Nile virus across a gradient of temperatures
Vogels, C. B. F., Göertz, G. P., Pijlman, G. P. & Koenraadt, C. J. M., Dec 2017, In : Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 31, 4, p. 358-364

Virus interferes with host-seeking behaviour of mosquito
Vogels, C. B. F., Fros, J. J., Pijlman, G. P., van Loon, J. J. A., Gort, G. & Koenraadt, C. J. M., 1 Oct 2017, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 220, 19, p. 3598-3603