The world’s 3,000 species of mosquitoes transmit more diseases than any other creature. Everything in my life involves mosquitoes. They’re my passion. But also my biggest enemy. I admire their beauty. But detest what they do to mankind. I love to research them. But prefer to eliminate them.
I am a vector biologist and have devoted my entire career to the study of mosquitoes and the diseases they transmit, notably malaria and dengue. I was fortunate to live and work in East- and southern Africa for a full eleven years. Undoubtedly some of the best years of my life. Contributing to solving the global burden caused by malaria and dengue is what gets me up in the morning .
Text :Bart Knols