Professor Hilary Ranson is Head of the Department of Vector Biology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK, one of the largest departments of its kind, with research strengths in malaria, neglected tropical diseases and monitoring and evaluation. Professor Ranson’s own research focuses on the control of mosquito borne disease and, in particular, the use of insecticides in vector control. She is internationally renowned for her work on insecticide resistance and has contributed her technical expertise to a range of WHO scientific advisory boards and is a technical advisor to the Innovative Vector Control Consortium.
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Professor Ranson is the scientific coordinator of AvecNet (www. AvecNet.eu), a European Union ‘FP7-Call for Africa’ project involving 15 European and African partners, working together to develop new and improved tools for malaria vector control.
Professor Ranson obtaineda BSc in Biology from the University of York an MSc in Medical Parasitology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD in Molecular Entomology from Cardiff University. She has held postdoctoral positions at the University of Notre Dame, USA and Imperial College London. She was awarded a personal chair in 2011 and is currently the holder of a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.
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