Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit
2011 Annual Report
Research efforts by the Organic Chemistry group and the Mosquito and Fly Research Unit (MFRU) consisted of bioassays of novel compounds as mosquito repellents, larvicides, and adulticides. A study of Yellow Fever mosquito repellents produced models of high accuracy in their prediction of repellent efficacy. Three Dimensional-Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships (3D-QSAR) methods were used to develop this model. Recently, there has been successful three dimensional (3D) modeling of an insecticide data set and this should produce new leads for insecticides for use against mosquitoes, flies, and other biting arthropods.
Progress is monitored through monthly reports via e-mail, meetings at MFRU held every 6 weeks, phone calls, and publication in scientific journals.