International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology
Icipe’s mission is to help alleviate poverty, ensure food security and improve the overall health status of peoples of the tropics, by developing and extending management tools and strategies for harmful and useful arthropods, while preserving the natural resource base through research and capacity building.
The Centre’s vision is to pioneer global science in entomology, to improve the well being and resilience of people and the environment to the challenges of a changing world, through innovative and applied research, alongside deep exploratory study, impact assessment, evaluation and sustainable capacity building.
Jeremy Herren, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology
Los mosquitos con microsporidia MB (un pequeño hongo parásito) no se infectan de paludismo. Si conseguimos infectar a grandes poblaciones de anopheles con este parásito, podríamos atenuar o erradicar la malaria.