Insectary

Mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, Chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis (JE), lymphatic filariasis, and Zika have a significant impact on public health causing morbidity and mortality. The development of strategies to control mosquito vectors requires thorough understanding of their biology, ecology, behaviour, and vector bionomics. We have developed a state-of-the-art Insect Bio-safety Level 2 (IBSL-2) and IBSL-3 containment facility at TIGS to support contemporary research on insecticides, repellents, attractants, vector development and physiology, disease transmission, host-parasite/pathogen interactions, life histories studies, population dynamics, behavioural genetics, ecological interactions, and related subjects.

Facility Managers: Sunita Swain, Chaitali Ghosh

Adult mosquito

Adult mosquito

Larva pic

Mosquito larvae

Mosquito egg

Mosquito egg

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