Head of Department, Vector Biology Department, LSTM
Professor of Evolutionary Genetics, LSTM
Honorary Faculty Member, Malaria Programme, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Martin trained at Girton College, Cambridge University (MA) and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (MSc, PhD). He was then awarded an American Society of Microbiology Fellowship and spent two years in the laboratory of Dr Tovi Lehmann at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, USA (1999-2001). Martin re-joined the Department of Vector Biology in 2001.
- A major area of interest is the evolution of insecticide resistance in the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae. We use a variety of approaches to identify and validate insecticide resistance associated loci.
- A key partnership is with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Malaria Programme, where I hold an Honorary Faculty position. Through this collaboration we leverage the power of next-generation sequencing technologies to address aspects of the biology of Anopheles gambiae that impact upon the sustainable control of malaria. This includes genome wide association studies to identify genetic loci associated with insecticide resistance and population genetic studies to describe population sub-structuring.
Current PhD Students
Past PhD students
2016 Kevin Opondo, PDRF MRC The Gambia (Funding MRC)
2015 Chris Clarkson PDRA WT Sanger Institute (Funding LSTM)
2015 Fabricio Martins Faculty Member Universidade Estadual da Paraíba (Funding Brazilian Government)
2010 Sara Mitchell- Verity Foundation (Funding BBSRC)
2008 Amy Lynd- PDRA,LSTM (Funding National Institutes of Health)
2008 Samuel Dadzie- Senior researcher Noguchi Institute for Medical Research, Ghana. (Funding Ghanaian Educational Trust)
2007 Nadine Randle- PDRA, University of Liverpool (Funding Medical Research Council)
2005 Eveline Klinkenberg- Senior Epidemiologist KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Netherlands (Department for International Development; International Water Management Institute)
2005 Alexander Egyir-Yawson- Senior Lecturer, University of Cape Coast, Ghana (Funding Ford Foundation and TDR/WHO)