Research course

Vector Competence and Resilience to Control

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine · Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Entry requirements

It is LSTM's normal policy to select students for PhD or MPhil research who have obtained, or are expected to obtain, a First Class Honours or Upper Second Class Honours degree or international equivalent, or a Masters degree or international equivalent, in an appropriate subject.

Months of entry


Course content

With an increase in global efforts to control vector-borne diseases we have also observed the emergence of insecticide resistance in the world’s most important vector species. Mechanisms of insecticide resistance are varied and include target site modification, increased detoxification, increased excretion and behavioural modification. These physiological or behavioural changes may also influence a vectors ability to acquire, maintain and transmit pathogens. This study explores the relationship between resilience to vector control and vector competence and vectorial capacity. Results from this work will allow for better predictions of transmission risk in the face of vector-borne disease control and resistance.

Fees and funding

Please see the fees and funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Lisa Reimer
+44 (0)151 705 3107