Prof. Andrea Crisanti 

Professor of Molecular Parasitology at the Imperial College London

Co-principal Investigator of INFRAVEC2

Andrea Crisanti’s group uses gene-editing technologies to develop strategies to eradicate the infectious malaria parasite in developing countries in Africa, Asia Pacific and the Amazon basin. Recently, his laboratory has demonstrated how CRISPR-Cas9 can be programmed to target genes in malaria-spreading mosquitoes, thereby impairing their sexual development and dramatically reduce their population.

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