Prof. Rickard Ignell

Prof. Rickard Ignell

Prof. Rickard Ignell

Rickard Ignell is the Head of Department of Plant Protection Biology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), a position he has held since 2012.

His scientific research focus is on the chemical ecology of disease vectors, particularly mosquitoes. Using a multi-pronged approach, he is interested in how odour-mediated behaviours of mosquitoes have evolved and are regulated.

His work on malaria mosquitoes has allowed him to establish a collaborative network across Africa, where he has a long-standing collaboration with Addis Ababa University. His connection with icipe started in the late 1990s when he collaborated with the Centre on locust chemical ecology.


Soft skills: Democratic

Technical expertise: Chemical Ecology

Management/leadership: Research Management


Input on strategy: Strategy

Monitoring/compliance: Decision Making

Sharing expertise: Tech advisory role