Dr Christopher Jones

Senior Lecturer

Chris leads Vector Biology research at the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme in Blantyre, Malawi. He received his biology degree from the University of Durham before completing an M.Sc. at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Chris then moved to Rothamsted Research to do his Ph.D. in molecular entomology. He was a BBSRC Future Leaders Fellow before taking up his current role at LSTM. His group at LSTM/MLW studies vector-borne disease dynamics in Malawi associated with anthropogenic and ecological change.

Current research projects

Shire Valley Vector Control Project (Shire-VEC) (NIHR Global Health Research Group)

Strengthening Resilience against Sleeping Sickness in Malawi (STRESS) (MRC)

Sustainable Plastic Attitudes to benefit Communities and their Environments (SPACES) (led by University of Stirling, NERC)

Maladrone (led by Michelle Stanton (LSTM), Wellcome Trust)

MAL-SWOTS with Luigi Sedda (Lancaster University) (Wellcome Trust)

Lab group

Rhosheen Mthawanji, MLW, Research Assistant (SPACES)

Julie-Anne Tangena, LSTM, MRC Skills Development Fellow

Remy Hoek Spaans, LSTM, MRC-DTP Ph.D. student

Amy Withers, Lancaster University, NERC Envision Ph.D student

Selected publications

  • Toè HK, Sagnon NF, Dabirè R, Ranson H & Jones CM. 2015. The recent escalation in strength of pyrethroid resistance in Anopheles coluzzi in West Africa is linked to increased expression of multiple gene families. BMC Genomics 16: 146

    Toé HK, Jones CM, Sagnon NF, Ismail HM, Dabire RK & Ranson H. 2014. A dramatic escalation in pyrethroid resistance in malaria vectors compromises bednet efficacy in Burkina Faso. Emerging Infectious Diseases 20(10): 1691-1696

    Jones CM, Haji KA, Khatib BO, Bagi J, Mcha J, Devine GJ, Daley M, Kabula B, Ali AS, Majambere S & Ranson H. 2013. The dynamics of pyrethroid resistance in Anopheles arabiensis from Zanzibar and an assessment of the underlying genetic basis. Parasites & Vectors 6: 343 doi:10.1186/1756-3305-6-343

    Jones CM, Liyanapathirana M, Agossa FR, Weetman D, Ranson H, Donnelly MJ & Wilding C. 2012. Footprints of positive selection associated with a mutation (N1575Y) in the voltage-gated sodium channel of Anopheles gambiae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109(17): 6614-6619