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Dr Robert Jones

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LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Robert is a Research Fellow at the School and Study Manager, Academic & International Development Lead at the Arthropod Control Product Test Centre (Arctec).

Robert began his career at the University of Birmingham, with a BSc in Biological Sciences and MPhil (Res) in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Bath, where he studied the molecular basis of insecticide resistance. He also has an MBA from Reims Management School with study abroad at the University of San Diego.

Prior to joining Arctec, Robert was employed as a Postdoctoral Scientist at the University of Exeter and Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, where he studied the genetics and evolution of wing patterning in butterflies, and annotated detoxification genes in the Heliconius genome.

Robert is trained in Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP), and has experience in managing clinical and non-clinical trials on commercial products for insect repellents and insecticides. His focus in on vector-borne diseases and vector control, and he has a leading role with the Global Vector Hub, building a community of practice for researchers interested in vector control.

Affiliations

Department of Disease Control

Teaching

Robert developed several steps for a free online course (MOOC) on Zika and another on Vector Control. He has led practical sessions for MSc students and has supervised MSc summer projects, and is an assessor on the Distance Learning module IDM104 Control of Infectious Diseases.

Research

Vector control, community outreach, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to Zika prevention and control measures. Impact of industrial activities on vector-borne diseases.

Research Area
Insects
Public health
Disease control
Vector control
Discipline
Molecular biology
Vector biology
Entomology
Disease and Health Conditions
Malaria
Dengue
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Tropical diseases
Vector borne disease
Country
Brazil
Colombia
India
Sierra Leone

Selected Publications

An investigation into the knowledge, perceptions and role of personal protective technologies in Zika prevention in Colombia.
Mendoza C; Jaramillo G-I; Ant TH; Power GM; Jones RT; Quintero J; Alexander N; Webster J; Osorio L; Logan JG
2020
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
The impact of industrial activities on vector-borne disease transmission.
Jones RT; Tusting LS; Smith HMP; Segbaya S; Macdonald MB; Bangs MJ; Logan JG
2018
Acta tropica
Non-endemic cases of lymphatic filariasis.
Jones RT
2014
Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH
Cytochrome P450-encoding genes from the Heliconius genome as candidates for cyanogenesis.
Chauhan R; Jones R; Wilkinson P; Pauchet Y; Ffrench-Constant RH
2013
Insect molecular biology
Wing shape variation associated with mimicry in butterflies.
Jones RT; Le Poul Y; Whibley AC; Mérot C; ffrench-Constant RH; Joron M
2013
Evolution; international journal of organic evolution
Genomic islands of divergence in hybridizing Heliconius butterflies identified by large-scale targeted sequencing.
Nadeau NJ; Whibley A; Jones RT; Davey JW; Dasmahapatra KK; Baxter SW; Quail MA; Joron M; ffrench-Constant RH; Blaxter ML
2012
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
Chromosomal rearrangements maintain a polymorphic supergene controlling butterfly mimicry.
Joron M; Frezal L; Jones RT; Chamberlain NL; Lee SF; Haag CR; Whibley A; Becuwe M; Baxter SW; Ferguson L
2011
Nature
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