Steven Gowelo, MSc

PhD candidate

Laboratory of Entomology
Wageningen University & Research
Droevendaalsesteeg 1, 6708PB Wageningen
The Netherlands

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After completing my BSc in Biological Sciences and Chemistry in Malawi, I joined an entomological research study which was being jointly conducted by The University of Malawi and Nagasaki University Institute of Tropical Medicine. The study aimed at mapping risk areas for arboviral infections in Malawi. Interaction with entomologists in the team and learning a lot about arthropod-borne infections made me develop great interest in entomology.

Over the years I have worked on understanding the role of mosquitoes in transmission of viruses and malaria. Possibility of malaria free communities has been my driving force. My PhD work seeks to unlock opportunities for developing and deploying new malaria strategies which could have synergistic effects on the existing measures. After long hours of work, a long road trip gets me refreshed.


Themba Mzilahowa, Malaria Alert Centre, Malawi and James Chirombo, Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust, Malawi