Dr Mark J I Paine is a scientist at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He works on mosquitoes and other blood sucking insects that transmit tropical diseases; a long list that includes malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis and zika. Resistance to insecticides remains one of the biggest threats to controlling these diseases. His work focuses on understanding how insects become resistant to insecticides and developing field tools that can be used to fight resistance in countries where these diseases are prevalent.
Talk: Can Malaria be Eliminated from the Blue Dot before we Reach Mars?