Marcos Georgiades is a PhD student funded by the London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme (LIDo). His research project, a study of disease-transmitting mosquitoes, is a collaboration between the labs of Professor Richard Bomphrey (Royal Veterinary College) and Professor Joerg Albert (University College London).
The beating wings of mosquitoes produce, simultaneously, aerodynamic forces, and the acoustic signal (the buzz) that guides their reproductive behaviours. Marcos investigates mosquito aerodynamics, mosquito acoustics, and the interdependency of the two, using an array of methods ranging from computational fluid dynamics to behavioural assays. He has in the past worked as a Bioinformatician on several mosquito hearing-related projects.