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Thomas Syme

BSc MSc

Research Assistant
Medical Entomology

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tom completed a BSc in Zoology (First-class honours) from Newcastle University in 2017 followed by an MSc in Medical Entomology for Disease Control (Distinction) at LSHTM in 2018. He previously worked as a research assistant at the Arthropod Control Product Test Centre (ARCTEC) at LSHTM, where he supported clinical and non-clinical studies designed to assess the efficacy of insecticidal and repellent technologies for vector-borne disease prevention.

Tom is currently based at the CREC/LSHTM collaborative research programme in Cotonou, Benin where he coordinates laboratory and semi-field studies commissioned by the Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) and other industrial partners. His work focusses primarily on evaluating novel long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) products for improved control of insecticide-resistant vectors of malaria.

Affiliations

Department of Disease Control
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Centres

Malaria Centre

Research

Research Area
Insects
Parasites
Public health
Disease control
Vector control
Discipline
Parasitology
Vector biology
Entomology
Disease and Health Conditions
Malaria
Country
Benin
United Kingdom
Region
European Union
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Efficacy of broflanilide (VECTRON T500), a new meta-diamide insecticide, for indoor residual spraying against pyrethroid-resistant malaria vectors.
Ngufor C; Govoetchan R; Fongnikin A; Vigninou E; Syme T; Akogbeto M; Rowland M
2021
Scientific reports
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