Stockholm University Malaria/Mosquito Facility, SUMF

Stockholm University Malaria/Mosquito Facility, SUMF

SUMF is biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) facility for the containment malaria (P3**). It one of few facilities in Europe where it is possible to propagate mosquito vectors and also experimentally infect them with parasites. The facility consists of two closely located areas; an insectary for infected and non-infected mosquitoes, and a laboratory for culturing human asexual forms and the gametocyte forms infecting mosquitoes. In addition a laboratory for single cell microscopy has recently been added within the the Imaging Facility at SU (IFSU).

Description

The current activities at the SU Malaria Mosquito Facility are carried out by the Postdoctoral researchers Noushin Emami and Johan Ankarklev. Professor Emerita Ingrid Faye is presently in charge under the board and the head of The Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute (MBW) (Professor Per Ljungdahl).

Services

Hands-on training handling malaria parasites and mosquito culturing of PhD students and researchers as well as advice for experimental set up.

Practical information

  • Production of asexual (human) forms and sporogonic (mosquito) forms of Plasmodium falciparum
  • Production of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes
  • Preparation of material for mosquito transcriptomics and bioinformatics analyses of RNA seq.
  • Functional analysis of gene expression using RNAi.

Please contact us for further information.

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Svante Arrhenius v. 20C, The Wenner-Gren Institute (MBW)
Stockholm University, Department of Molecular Biosciences
SE106 91 Stockholm
+46 (0)8 16 4930