Prof Gerry Killeen
AXA Research Chair in Applied Pathogen Ecology
Prof Gerry Killeen is the AXA Research Chair in Applied Pathogen Ecology at the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences of University College Cork (UCC) in the Republic of Ireland. He has supported several national malaria control programmes and established the locally managed Dar es Salaam City Council Urban Malaria Control Programme, which is now being used as a model system for Government scale up of active larval source management of malaria vector mosquitoes to all major urban centers in Tanzania. He works on a variety of basic and applied aspects of malaria transmission control, especially vector control, with a strong emphasis upon quantitative ecology and mathematical modeling, as well as capacity strengthening at individual, systems and institutional levels. More recently, he has also started working on applying some of these new methodologies and control tools to combat Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya viruses, as well as developing new mathematical models of transmission and containment dynamics for the 2019 novel coronavirus.