Studying new technologies to reduce the population of an invasive mosquito species that can spread dengue and Zika.
Our research efforts are focused on showing whether it is possible to significantly reduce populations of the invasive Aedes aegypti mosquito, if not remove it, using the Sterile Insect Technique. If applied as part of a large-scale program, we hope this would reduce the threat from dengue and Zika.
Our scientists love to talk about their research. If you can’t find the answer to your question amongst our selection here contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can with an answer.
30 November 2017: Releases of sterile, non-biting males are underway in Mourilyan with South Johnstone and Goondi Bend to begin next week.
November 2017: Residents gathered to ‘Meet the Scientists’ and gave Debug Innisfail the thumbs up.
6 November 2017: All residents and business owners on the Cassowary Coast are invited to meet the scientists.
October 2017: Taking mozzie science to Innisfail schools
September 2017: All studies will only proceed with community support.