G F Killeen

Summary

Affiliation: University of Basel
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc MalariaSphere: a greenhouse-enclosed simulation of a natural Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae) ecosystem in western Kenya
    Bart G J Knols
    International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Mbita Point Research and Training Centre, PO Box 30, Mbita Point, Kenya
    Malar J 1:19. 2002
  2. pmc Behavioural determinants of gene flow in malaria vector populations: Anopheles gambiae males select large females as mates
    F M Okanda
    International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, PO Box 30772, Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 1:10. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Taking malaria transmission out of the bottle: implications of mosquito dispersal for vector-control interventions
    Gerry F Killeen
    The Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Lancet Infect Dis 3:297-303. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Enrichment of a single clone from a high diversity library of phage-displayed antibodies by panning with Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae) midgut homogenate
    G F Killeen
    Department of Tropical Medicine, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue SL29A, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Bull Entomol Res 93:31-7. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Eradication of Anopheles gambiae from Brazil: lessons for malaria control in Africa?
    Gerry F Killeen
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Topical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Lancet Infect Dis 2:618-27. 2002
  6. pmc The availability of potential hosts as a determinant of feeding behaviours and malaria transmission by African mosquito populations
    G F Killeen
    Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Center for Infectious Diseases, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, 1430 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 95:469-76. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Feeding and survival of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae on plants growing in Kenya
    D E Impoinvil
    Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University Health Sciences Centre, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Med Vet Entomol 18:108-15. 2004
  8. pmc Interdependence of domestic malaria prevention measures and mosquito-human interactions in urban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Yvonne Geissbuhler
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Socinstrasse 57, PO Box, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Malar J 6:126. 2007
  9. pmc Ecologists can enable communities to implement malaria vector control in Africa
    W Richard Mukabana
    Department of Zoology, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 5:9. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Habitat targeting for controlling aquatic stages of malaria vectors in Africa
    Gerry F Killeen
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:517-8; author reply 519-20. 2006

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. pmc MalariaSphere: a greenhouse-enclosed simulation of a natural Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae) ecosystem in western Kenya
    Bart G J Knols
    International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Mbita Point Research and Training Centre, PO Box 30, Mbita Point, Kenya
    Malar J 1:19. 2002
    ..Here we describe a modified greenhouse, designed to simulate a natural Anopheles gambiae Giles ecosystem, and the first successful trials to complete the life-cycle of this mosquito vector therein...
  2. pmc Behavioural determinants of gene flow in malaria vector populations: Anopheles gambiae males select large females as mates
    F M Okanda
    International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, PO Box 30772, Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 1:10. 2002
    ..Pre-copulatory behavioural traits maintain genetic population structure in wild mosquito populations and mating barriers have foiled previous attempts to control malaria vectors through sterile male release...
  3. ncbi request reprint Taking malaria transmission out of the bottle: implications of mosquito dispersal for vector-control interventions
    Gerry F Killeen
    The Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Lancet Infect Dis 3:297-303. 2003
    ..Spatially explicit modelling formats that consider vector dispersal as a determinant of malaria transmission and control are needed urgently for rational planning and evaluation of efforts to roll back malaria...
  4. ncbi request reprint Enrichment of a single clone from a high diversity library of phage-displayed antibodies by panning with Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae) midgut homogenate
    G F Killeen
    Department of Tropical Medicine, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue SL29A, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Bull Entomol Res 93:31-7. 2003
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  5. ncbi request reprint Eradication of Anopheles gambiae from Brazil: lessons for malaria control in Africa?
    Gerry F Killeen
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Topical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Lancet Infect Dis 2:618-27. 2002
    ..Larval-control methods should now be re-prioritised for research, development, and implementation as an additional way to roll back malaria...
  6. pmc The availability of potential hosts as a determinant of feeding behaviours and malaria transmission by African mosquito populations
    G F Killeen
    Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Center for Infectious Diseases, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, 1430 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 95:469-76. 2001
    ..Mathematical models based on this definition also represent promising tools for quantifying the dependence of vector longevity, feeding cycle length and dispersal upon host availability...
  7. ncbi request reprint Feeding and survival of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae on plants growing in Kenya
    D E Impoinvil
    Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University Health Sciences Centre, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Med Vet Entomol 18:108-15. 2004
    ..Common plants are clearly a viable source of nutrition for adult female An. gambiae, as well as males, and may constitute and important resource for this important malaria vector...
  8. pmc Interdependence of domestic malaria prevention measures and mosquito-human interactions in urban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Yvonne Geissbuhler
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Socinstrasse 57, PO Box, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Malar J 6:126. 2007
    ..Here mosquito biting patterns in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania are examined and the protection against exposure to malaria transmission that is afforded to residents by using an insecticide-treated net (ITN) is estimated...
  9. pmc Ecologists can enable communities to implement malaria vector control in Africa
    W Richard Mukabana
    Department of Zoology, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 5:9. 2006
    ..Partnerships between communities and academic ecologists can address this capacity deficit, modernize the evidence base for such approaches and enable future scale up...
  10. ncbi request reprint Habitat targeting for controlling aquatic stages of malaria vectors in Africa
    Gerry F Killeen
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:517-8; author reply 519-20. 2006
  11. pmc Community-based surveillance of malaria vector larval habitats: a baseline study in urban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Michael J Vanek
    Swiss Tropical Institute, P O Box, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 6:154. 2006
    ..Here we present a baseline evaluation of the ability of community members to detect mosquito larval habitats with minimal training and supervision in the first weeks of an operational urban malaria control program...
  12. pmc A reliable morphological method to assess the age of male Anopheles gambiae
    Bernadette J Huho
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, PO Box 53, Off Mlabani Passage, Ifakara, Tanzania
    Malar J 5:62. 2006
    ..Release of genetically-modified (GM) or sterile male mosquitoes for malaria control is hampered by inability to assess the age and mating history of free-living male Anopheles...
  13. ncbi request reprint Mathematical modeling of the impact of malaria vaccines on the clinical epidemiology and natural history of Plasmodium falciparum malaria: Overview
    Thomas Smith
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:1-10. 2006
    ..This paper outlines for a non-mathematical audience the approach we have taken and its underlying rationale...
  14. ncbi request reprint Relationship between the entomologic inoculation rate and the force of infection for Plasmodium falciparum malaria
    Thomas Smith
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:11-8. 2006
    ..This forms one component of a new stochastic model for the entire transmission cycle of P. falciparum that we have derived to estimate the potential epidemiologic impact of malaria vaccines and other malaria control interventions...
  15. ncbi request reprint Infectiousness of malaria-endemic human populations to vectors
    Gerry F Killeen
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Center, Ifakara, Tanzania
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:38-45. 2006
    ..Unless very large reductions in transmission can be achieved, measures to prevent mosquito-to-human transmission need to be complemented with interventions that reduce the density or infectiousness of blood stage parasites...
  16. pmc Quantifying behavioural interactions between humans and mosquitoes: evaluating the protective efficacy of insecticidal nets against malaria transmission in rural Tanzania
    Gerry F Killeen
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Box 53, Ifakara, Morogoro, United Republic of Tanzania
    BMC Infect Dis 6:161. 2006
    ..Behavioural adaptation by mosquitoes to increasing ITN coverage could allow vector mosquitoes to bite outside of peak sleeping hours and undermine efficacy of this key malaria prevention measure...
  17. pmc Preventing childhood malaria in Africa by protecting adults from mosquitoes with insecticide-treated nets
    Gerry F Killeen
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Ifakara, Morogoro, United Republic of Tanzania
    PLoS Med 4:e229. 2007
    ..We therefore estimated coverage thresholds for entire populations at which individual- and community-level protection are equivalent, representing rational targets for ITN coverage beyond vulnerable groups...
  18. pmc Establishment of a large semi-field system for experimental study of African malaria vector ecology and control in Tanzania
    Heather M Ferguson
    Division of Infection and Immunity, University of Glasgow, G128TA Glasgow, UK
    Malar J 7:158. 2008
    ..Although the value of SFS as a research tool for malaria vector biology is gaining recognition, only a few such facilities exist worldwide and are relatively small in size (< 100 m2)...
  19. pmc Exploring the contributions of bed nets, cattle, insecticides and excitorepellency to malaria control: a deterministic model of mosquito host-seeking behaviour and mortality
    Gerry F Killeen
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Box 53, Ifakara, Kilombero, Morogoro, United Republic of Tanzania
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101:867-80. 2007
    ..As financial support, technology and distribution systems for insecticide-treated nets improve, massive reductions in malaria transmission could be realised...
  20. pmc Markets, voucher subsidies and free nets combine to achieve high bed net coverage in rural Tanzania
    Rashid A Khatib
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, P O Box 78373, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Malar J 7:98. 2008
    ..Contributions of these multiple insecticide-treated net delivery strategies existing at the same time and place to coverage in a poor rural community were assessed...
  21. pmc A tool box for operational mosquito larval control: preliminary results and early lessons from the Urban Malaria Control Programme in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Ulrike Fillinger
    Durham University, School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, South Road, Durham DH13LE, UK
    Malar J 7:20. 2008
    ..As the population of Africa rapidly urbanizes, large populations could be protected from malaria by controlling aquatic stages of mosquitoes if cost-effective and scalable implementation systems can be designed...
  22. pmc Participatory mapping of target areas to enable operational larval source management to suppress malaria vector mosquitoes in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Stefan Dongus
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Int J Health Geogr 6:37. 2007
    ..Rigorous but affordable and scaleable methods for mapping and managing mosquito habitats are required to enable effective larval control in urban Africa...
  23. pmc Effect of larval crowding on mating competitiveness of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes
    Kija R Ng'habi
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Ifakara, Tanzania
    Malar J 4:49. 2005
    ..One means of compensating for this fitness deficit would be to identify environmental conditions that increase their mating competitiveness, and incorporate them into laboratory rearing regimes...
  24. ncbi request reprint An entomopathogenic fungus for control of adult African malaria mosquitoes
    Ernst Jan Scholte
    Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Post Office Box 8031, 6700 EH Wageningen, Netherlands
    Science 308:1641-2. 2005
    ..An entomological inoculation rate model suggests that implementation of this vector control method, even at the observed moderate coverage during a field study in Tanzania, would significantly reduce malaria transmission intensity...
  25. pmc Comparative performance of the Mbita trap, CDC light trap and the human landing catch in the sampling of Anopheles arabiensis, An. funestus and culicine species in a rice irrigation in western Kenya
    Evan M Mathenge
    International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Mbita Point Research and Training Centre, Mbita Point, Kenya
    Malar J 4:7. 2005
    ..This study reports a field evaluation of the Mbita trap in a rice irrigation scheme in Kenya..
  26. pmc Advantages of larval control for African malaria vectors: low mobility and behavioural responsiveness of immature mosquito stages allow high effective coverage
    Gerry F Killeen
    Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University Health Sciences Centre, 1430 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Malar J 1:8. 2002
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Integrated programme is key to malaria control
    Jurg Utzinger
    Nature 419:431. 2002
  28. ncbi request reprint Interdisciplinary malaria vector research and training for Africa
    Gerry F Killeen
    Dept of Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, 1430 Tulane Avenue, LA 70112, USA
    Trends Parasitol 18:433-4. 2002
  29. ncbi request reprint Repellency of live potted plants against Anopheles gambiae from human baits in semi-field experimental huts
    Aklilu Seyoum
    International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 67:191-5. 2002
    ..As such, they may represent a new, sustainable and readily applicable malaria vector control tool for incorporation into integrated vector management programs...
  30. ncbi request reprint Low recovery rates stabilize malaria endemicity in areas of low transmission in coastal Kenya
    Weidong Gu
    Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Acta Trop 86:71-81. 2003
    ..Infection control featured by active detection and drug treatment as well as vector control is critical to combat malaria in areas of relatively low transmission intensity...
  31. ncbi request reprint Following in Soper's footsteps: northeast Brazil 63 years after eradication of Anopheles gambiae
    Gerry F Killeen
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Basel, Switzerland
    Lancet Infect Dis 3:663-6. 2003
    ..I recently took an opportunity to fulfil a long-held dream and follow in some of Soper's footsteps. Tired of gazing at yellowing maps like figure 1, I went to see the northeast of Brazil for myself...
  32. ncbi request reprint Field efficacy of thermally expelled or live potted repellent plants against African malaria vectors in western Kenya
    Aklilu Seyoum
    International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya
    Trop Med Int Health 8:1005-11. 2003
    ..To estimate the effectiveness of live potted plants and thermal expulsion of plant materials in repelling African malaria vectors in traditional houses in western Kenya...
  33. ncbi request reprint Opportunities and limiting factors of intensive vegetable farming in malaria endemic Côte d'Ivoire
    Olivier Girardin
    Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques, 01 BP 1303, 01, Abidjan, Cote d Ivoire, Switzerland
    Acta Trop 89:109-23. 2004
    ..This calls for targeted interventions to facilitate agriculture-based rural development that might spur social and economic development and reduce inequities in sub-Saharan Africa...
  34. ncbi request reprint Comparative field evaluation of the Mbita trap, the Centers for Disease Control light trap, and the human landing catch for sampling of malaria vectors in western Kenya
    Evan M Mathenge
    International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Mbita Point Research and Training Centre, Mbita Point, Kenya
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 70:33-7. 2004
    ..Such intensive sampling capability will allow cost-effective surveillance of malaria transmission at much finer spatial and temporal resolution than has been previously possible...
  35. ncbi request reprint Development of genetically modified mosquitoes in Africa
    Hassan Mshinda
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Ifakara, Tanzania
    Lancet Infect Dis 4:264-5. 2004
  36. ncbi request reprint Rationalizing historical successes of malaria control in Africa in terms of mosquito resource availability management
    Gerry F Killeen
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Ifakara, Kilombero District, Tanzania
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 71:87-93. 2004
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint The practical importance of permanent and semipermanent habitats for controlling aquatic stages of Anopheles gambiae sensu lato mosquitoes: operational observations from a rural town in western Kenya
    Ulrike Fillinger
    School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, University of Durham, Durham, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 9:1274-89. 2004
    ..All potential breeding sites need to be considered as sources of malaria risk at any time of the year and exhaustively targeted in any larval control intervention...
  38. pmc Habitat characterization and spatial distribution of Anopheles sp. mosquito larvae in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) during an extended dry period
    Michael A Sattler
    Swiss Tropical Institute, P, O, Box, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Malar J 4:4. 2005
    ..mosquitoes are a promising strategy for urban areas. However, a precise knowledge of the geographic location and potentially of ecological characteristics of breeding sites is of major importance for such interventions...
  39. ncbi request reprint Characterization of a unique human single-chain antibody isolated by phage-display selection on membrane-bound mosquito midgut antigens
    Brian D Foy
    Interdisciplinary Program of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
    J Immunol Methods 261:73-83. 2002
    ..These selection methods resulted in the isolation of a novel, truncated, carbohydrate-binding human antibody fragment from a naive phage-display library...
  40. pmc An exploratory study of community factors relevant for participatory malaria control on Rusinga Island, western Kenya
    Pamela Opiyo
    SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Kasama, Zambia
    Malar J 6:48. 2007
    ..Here the existing capacity of a rural community in western Kenya was evaluated in preparation for a larger intervention...
  41. ncbi request reprint An individual-based model of Plasmodium falciparum malaria transmission on the coast of Kenya
    Weidong Gu
    Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 97:43-50. 2003
    ..In intermediate and high transmission areas, reduction in prevalence is short-lived and the probability of local elimination is low, even at high coverage levels of the intervention...