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ICIPE scientist named Entomological Society of America fellow

Nairobi-based scientist Baldwyn Torto from the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology has been elected to the Entomological Society of America.

Ghana-born Torto, head of ICIPE’s behavioural and chemical ecology unit, is the only African, and also the only non-American, of the 10 new fellows elected to the society.

Torto was recognised for “discoveries in the field of vector-host interactions, demonstrating that malaria parasite infection in mosquitoes can influence vector responses to plant odours and their feeding, opening up new avenues for vector control”, the society said.

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