Dr Marta Moreno


Research Fellow


Keppel Street
United Kingdom


Department of Infection Biology
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases


Malaria Centre


Research Area
Disease control
Vector control
Vector biology
Disease and Health Conditions
Burkina Faso
The Gambia
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

High-accuracy detection of malaria vector larval habitats using drone-based multispectral imagery.
Carrasco-Escobar G; Manrique E; Ruiz-Cabrejos J; Saavedra M; Alava F; Bickersmith S; Prussing C; Vinetz JM; Conn JE; Moreno M
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Dual RNA-seq identifies human mucosal immunity protein Mucin-13 as a hallmark of Plasmodium exoerythrocytic infection.
LaMonte GM; Orjuela-Sanchez P; Calla J; Wang LT; Li S; Swann J; Cowell AN; Zou BY; Abdel-Haleem Mohamed AM; Villa Galarce ZH
Nature Communications
Malaria vector species in Amazonian Peru co-occur in larval habitats but have distinct larval microbial communities.
Prussing C; Saavedra MP; Bickersmith SA; Alava F; Guzmán M; Manrique E; Carrasco-Escobar G; Moreno M; Gamboa D; Vinetz JM
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Higher risk of malaria transmission outdoors than indoors by Nyssorhynchus darlingi in riverine communities in the Peruvian Amazon.
Saavedra MP; Conn JE; Alava F; Carrasco-Escobar G; Prussing C; Bickersmith SA; Sangama JL; Fernandez-Miñope C; Guzman M; Tong C
Parasites & vectors
Continuous Supply of Plasmodium vivax Sporozoites from Colonized Anopheles darlingi in the Peruvian Amazon.
Moreno M; Tong-Rios C; Orjuela-Sanchez P; Carrasco-Escobar G; Campo B; Gamboa D; Winzeler EA; Vinetz JM
ACS infectious diseases
Developing Plasmodium vivax Resources for Liver Stage Study in the Peruvian Amazon Region.
Orjuela-Sanchez P; Villa ZH; Moreno M; Tong-Rios C; Meister S; LaMonte GM; Campo B; Vinetz JM; Winzeler EA
ACS infectious diseases
Nyssorhynchus dunhami: bionomics and natural infection by Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax in the Peruvian Amazon.
Prussing C; Bickersmith SA; Moreno M; Saavedra MP; Alava F; Sallum MAM; Gamboa D; Vinetz JM; Conn JE
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Decreasing proportion of Anopheles darlingi biting outdoors between long-lasting insecticidal net distributions in peri-Iquitos, Amazonian Peru.
Prussing C; Moreno M; Saavedra MP; Bickersmith SA; Gamboa D; Alava F; Schlichting CD; Emerson KJ; Vinetz JM; Conn JE
Malaria Journal
Intensive trapping of blood-fed Anopheles darlingi in Amazonian Peru reveals unexpectedly high proportions of avian blood-meals.
Moreno M; Saavedra MP; Bickersmith SA; Prussing C; Michalski A; Tong Rios C; Vinetz JM; Conn JE
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Epidemiology of Plasmodium vivax Malaria in Peru.
Rosas-Aguirre A; Gamboa D; Manrique P; Conn JE; Moreno M; Lescano AG; Sanchez JF; Rodriguez H; Silva H; Llanos-Cuentas A
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Changes in Genetic Diversity from Field to Laboratory During Colonization of Anopheles darlingi Root (Diptera: Culicidae).
Lainhart W; Bickersmith SA; Moreno M; Rios CT; Vinetz JM; Conn JE
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Evidence for temporal population replacement and the signature of ecological adaptation in a major Neotropical malaria vector in Amazonian Peru.
Lainhart W; Bickersmith SA; Nadler KJ; Moreno M; Saavedra MP; Chu VM; Ribolla PE; Vinetz JM; Conn JE
Malaria journal
Implications for changes in Anopheles darlingi biting behaviour in three communities in the peri-Iquitos region of Amazonian Peru.
Moreno M; Saavedra MP; Bickersmith SA; Lainhart W; Tong C; Alava F; Vinetz JM; Conn JE
Malaria journal
Insecticide Resistance in Areas Under Investigation by the International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research: A Challenge for Malaria Control and Elimination.
Quiñones ML; Norris DE; Conn JE; Moreno M; Burkot TR; Bugoro H; Keven JB; Cooper R; Yan G; Rosas A
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Phylogeography of the neotropical Anopheles triannulatus complex (Diptera: Culicidae) supports deep structure and complex patterns.
Moreno M; Bickersmith S; Harlow W; Hildebrandt J; McKeon SN; Silva-do-Nascimento TF; Loaiza JR; Ruiz F; Lourenço-de-Oliveira R; Sallum MAM
Parasites & vectors
Complete mtDNA genomes of Anopheles darlingi and an approach to anopheline divergence time.
Moreno M; Marinotti O; Krzywinski J; Tadei WP; James AA; Achee NL; Conn JE
Malaria journal
Knockdown resistance mutations (kdr) and insecticide susceptibility to DDT and pyrethroids in Anopheles gambiae from Equatorial Guinea.
Moreno M; Vicente JL; Cano J; Berzosa PJ; de Lucio A; Nzambo S; Bobuakasi L; Buatiche JN; Ondo M; Micha F
Tropical medicine & international health
Multiple origins of knockdown resistance mutations in the Afrotropical mosquito vector Anopheles gambiae.
Pinto J; Lynd A; Vicente JL; Santolamazza F; Randle NP; Gentile G; Moreno M; Simard F; Charlwood JD; do Rosário VE
PloS one
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