11.08.2016

New odour-baited, solar powered mosquito trap offers hope for combating malaria

A newly-developed, solar powered mosquito trapping system (SMoT), which is baited with a synthetic odour blend that mimics human odour, has led to a 70% decline in the populations of Anopheles mosquitoes, the most significant malaria-transmitting species, in Rusinga Island, western Kenya.

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02.08.2016

Tiny microbe turns tropical butterfly into male killer

Scientists from Kenya and the United Kingdom have helped to identify a male-killing microbe in a common East African butterfly called the African Queen (also known as the African Monarch), which leads to the death of all sons when a mother butterfly is infected.

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28.07.2016

icipe’s Prof. Baldwyn Torto appointed ESA Fellow

Prof. Baldwyn Torto, a principal scientist and head of the icipe Behavioural and Chemical Ecology Unit (BCEU), is among 10 new Fellows elected by the Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA)* in 2016.

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06.07.2016

icipe research featured on BBC

July 2016: icipe’s research towards increasing agricultural productivity in Africa has been featured on BBC World News, Horizons programme, in an episode titled ‘Healthy Harvests’ (Link: http://www.bbc.com/specialfeatures/horizonsbusiness/seriessix/healthy-harvests/?vi

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08.06.2016

icipe Director General Honoured

31 May 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel icipe Director General, Dr Segenet Kelemu, has received an honorary doctorate from Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel's largest and most comprehensive institution of higher learning, and one of the top 100 universities internationally.

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