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Dr Marcus Blagrove MSci DPhil (Oxon) ARCS

Tenure Track Fellow in Arbovirology Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour


Personal Statement

I gained an undergraduate and master's degree in Biology from Imperial College London (2005-2009), before completing my doctorate at the University of Oxford in using and understanding Wolbachia as a means to induce cytoplasmic incompatibility and block virus transmission in the mosquito Aedes albopictus (2009-2013). Since then, I have worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, and now a Tenure Track Fellow, at the University of Liverpool. My current research interests now lie in investigating vector competence for arboviruses. I am particularly interested in the effect of temperature on virus transmission, including the minimum environmental temperature required for transmission, to identify regions at risk from invasive or endemic viruses. I am also interested in the potential for viruses to adapt to different conditions, and consequently, the risk they may pose in the future.