Understanding vector-associated parameters of arbovirus transmission

Lead Research Organisation: The Pirbright Institute
Department Name: UNLISTED

Abstract

The entomology group will act as a focus for studying the interactions between arboviruses of international importance and their arthropod vectors. These studies will range from field-based investigations that define vector capacity of arthropods under known environmental conditions for horizon scanning purposes to laboratory experimentation that will provide a detailed and fundamental understanding of vector-arbovirus interactions. Primary areas of focus in the field will include studies of dispersal, diel periodicity, host location, seasonality and overwintering capability of adult vectors and habitat association investigations of immature stages. These studies will enable the construction of arbovirus transmission and dispersal models by the mathematical biology group at IAH and also contribute to wider global studies of vector-borne disease. In the laboratory there will be a focus on defining vector competence using standardised methodologies and integrating the work of other groups at IAH and beyond to understand the genetic and immunological basis of this parameter. Projects conducted will have a global focus in part driven by collaboration with the non-vesicular reference laboratory based at IAH, as well as generating data specifically designed to produce risk assessments of arbovirus incursion into the UK. While studies are currently primarily focussed upon Culicoides biting midges and the arboviruses they transmit (not least due to recent outbreaks of bluetongue virus and Schmallenberg virus in the UK), the entomology group will also widen its remit to include studies of other biological vectors such as mosquitoes and ticks. The group will also pursue an increased focus on mechanical vectors of arboviruses as a relatively neglected area of study.

Publications

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Brugman VA (2018) The Role of Culex pipiens L. (Diptera: Culicidae) in Virus Transmission in Europe. in International journal of environmental research and public health

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Carpenter S (2015) Vector competence of Culicoides for arboviruses: three major periods of research, their influence on current studies and future directions. in Revue scientifique et technique (International Office of Epizootics)

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Carpenter S (2017) African Horse Sickness Virus: History, Transmission, and Current Status. in Annual review of entomology

 
Description This project underpins studies of vector-borne diseases at the Pirbright Institute by providing colony lines of arthropods for research and in funding the time of the Head of Entomology. The main discoveries have been around the transmission of arboviruses in space and time at a UK, EU and World level. These studies have resulted in a large number of datasets in a wide range of fields as evidenced by the publications included in this return. The primary outcome has been a clearer understanding of the way in which viral diseases transmitted by insects spread and a greater understanding of the risk of such viruses to UK livestock.
Exploitation Route This project is being taken forwards as part of new ISPG funding awarded to the Pirbright Institute in 2017.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment,Other

URL http://www.pirbright.ac.uk/users/dr-simon-carpenter
 
Description This grant has funded the Head of Entomology post at Pirbright which has a significant role in policy determination, outreach and resource development. This is described in the publications and engagement exercises listed in the outcomes.
First Year Of Impact 2011
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment
Impact Types Economic

 
Description EFSA working group report
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/4698
 
Description Supply of Arthropods to External Partners 
Organisation APS Biocontrol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution A total of approximately 300000 biting midges and several tens of thousand mosquitoes were supplied as a national capability to receiving institutes. These were used in a wide range of studies from assessment of host location to teaching resources. The grant funds a Culicoides technician (100% FTE) and a mosquito technician (50% FTE) who are responsible for production. All use is acknowledged in papers arising and research is conducted under MTAs throughout held by the Pirbright IP department.
Collaborator Contribution A range of scientific studies around biting midges and mosquitoes. For outputs see publications.
Impact Both internal and external outputs have resulted in a clearer understanding of the risk of arbovirus incursion in the UK and additionally has contributed to the development of control techniques for vectors. Outputs also include outreach activities, student training and other societal and cultural collaborations.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Supply of Arthropods to External Partners 
Organisation Animal and Plant Health Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A total of approximately 300000 biting midges and several tens of thousand mosquitoes were supplied as a national capability to receiving institutes. These were used in a wide range of studies from assessment of host location to teaching resources. The grant funds a Culicoides technician (100% FTE) and a mosquito technician (50% FTE) who are responsible for production. All use is acknowledged in papers arising and research is conducted under MTAs throughout held by the Pirbright IP department.
Collaborator Contribution A range of scientific studies around biting midges and mosquitoes. For outputs see publications.
Impact Both internal and external outputs have resulted in a clearer understanding of the risk of arbovirus incursion in the UK and additionally has contributed to the development of control techniques for vectors. Outputs also include outreach activities, student training and other societal and cultural collaborations.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Supply of Arthropods to External Partners 
Organisation Charles University
Country Czech Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A total of approximately 300000 biting midges and several tens of thousand mosquitoes were supplied as a national capability to receiving institutes. These were used in a wide range of studies from assessment of host location to teaching resources. The grant funds a Culicoides technician (100% FTE) and a mosquito technician (50% FTE) who are responsible for production. All use is acknowledged in papers arising and research is conducted under MTAs throughout held by the Pirbright IP department.
Collaborator Contribution A range of scientific studies around biting midges and mosquitoes. For outputs see publications.
Impact Both internal and external outputs have resulted in a clearer understanding of the risk of arbovirus incursion in the UK and additionally has contributed to the development of control techniques for vectors. Outputs also include outreach activities, student training and other societal and cultural collaborations.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Supply of Arthropods to External Partners 
Organisation Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Department Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A total of approximately 300000 biting midges and several tens of thousand mosquitoes were supplied as a national capability to receiving institutes. These were used in a wide range of studies from assessment of host location to teaching resources. The grant funds a Culicoides technician (100% FTE) and a mosquito technician (50% FTE) who are responsible for production. All use is acknowledged in papers arising and research is conducted under MTAs throughout held by the Pirbright IP department.
Collaborator Contribution A range of scientific studies around biting midges and mosquitoes. For outputs see publications.
Impact Both internal and external outputs have resulted in a clearer understanding of the risk of arbovirus incursion in the UK and additionally has contributed to the development of control techniques for vectors. Outputs also include outreach activities, student training and other societal and cultural collaborations.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Supply of Arthropods to External Partners 
Organisation Lancaster University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A total of approximately 300000 biting midges and several tens of thousand mosquitoes were supplied as a national capability to receiving institutes. These were used in a wide range of studies from assessment of host location to teaching resources. The grant funds a Culicoides technician (100% FTE) and a mosquito technician (50% FTE) who are responsible for production. All use is acknowledged in papers arising and research is conducted under MTAs throughout held by the Pirbright IP department.
Collaborator Contribution A range of scientific studies around biting midges and mosquitoes. For outputs see publications.
Impact Both internal and external outputs have resulted in a clearer understanding of the risk of arbovirus incursion in the UK and additionally has contributed to the development of control techniques for vectors. Outputs also include outreach activities, student training and other societal and cultural collaborations.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Supply of Arthropods to External Partners 
Organisation Liverpool John Moores University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A total of approximately 300000 biting midges and several tens of thousand mosquitoes were supplied as a national capability to receiving institutes. These were used in a wide range of studies from assessment of host location to teaching resources. The grant funds a Culicoides technician (100% FTE) and a mosquito technician (50% FTE) who are responsible for production. All use is acknowledged in papers arising and research is conducted under MTAs throughout held by the Pirbright IP department.
Collaborator Contribution A range of scientific studies around biting midges and mosquitoes. For outputs see publications.
Impact Both internal and external outputs have resulted in a clearer understanding of the risk of arbovirus incursion in the UK and additionally has contributed to the development of control techniques for vectors. Outputs also include outreach activities, student training and other societal and cultural collaborations.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Supply of Arthropods to External Partners 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A total of approximately 300000 biting midges and several tens of thousand mosquitoes were supplied as a national capability to receiving institutes. These were used in a wide range of studies from assessment of host location to teaching resources. The grant funds a Culicoides technician (100% FTE) and a mosquito technician (50% FTE) who are responsible for production. All use is acknowledged in papers arising and research is conducted under MTAs throughout held by the Pirbright IP department.
Collaborator Contribution A range of scientific studies around biting midges and mosquitoes. For outputs see publications.
Impact Both internal and external outputs have resulted in a clearer understanding of the risk of arbovirus incursion in the UK and additionally has contributed to the development of control techniques for vectors. Outputs also include outreach activities, student training and other societal and cultural collaborations.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Supply of Arthropods to External Partners 
Organisation Rothamsted Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A total of approximately 300000 biting midges and several tens of thousand mosquitoes were supplied as a national capability to receiving institutes. These were used in a wide range of studies from assessment of host location to teaching resources. The grant funds a Culicoides technician (100% FTE) and a mosquito technician (50% FTE) who are responsible for production. All use is acknowledged in papers arising and research is conducted under MTAs throughout held by the Pirbright IP department.
Collaborator Contribution A range of scientific studies around biting midges and mosquitoes. For outputs see publications.
Impact Both internal and external outputs have resulted in a clearer understanding of the risk of arbovirus incursion in the UK and additionally has contributed to the development of control techniques for vectors. Outputs also include outreach activities, student training and other societal and cultural collaborations.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Supply of Arthropods to External Partners 
Organisation Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A total of approximately 300000 biting midges and several tens of thousand mosquitoes were supplied as a national capability to receiving institutes. These were used in a wide range of studies from assessment of host location to teaching resources. The grant funds a Culicoides technician (100% FTE) and a mosquito technician (50% FTE) who are responsible for production. All use is acknowledged in papers arising and research is conducted under MTAs throughout held by the Pirbright IP department.
Collaborator Contribution A range of scientific studies around biting midges and mosquitoes. For outputs see publications.
Impact Both internal and external outputs have resulted in a clearer understanding of the risk of arbovirus incursion in the UK and additionally has contributed to the development of control techniques for vectors. Outputs also include outreach activities, student training and other societal and cultural collaborations.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Supply of Arthropods to External Partners 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A total of approximately 300000 biting midges and several tens of thousand mosquitoes were supplied as a national capability to receiving institutes. These were used in a wide range of studies from assessment of host location to teaching resources. The grant funds a Culicoides technician (100% FTE) and a mosquito technician (50% FTE) who are responsible for production. All use is acknowledged in papers arising and research is conducted under MTAs throughout held by the Pirbright IP department.
Collaborator Contribution A range of scientific studies around biting midges and mosquitoes. For outputs see publications.
Impact Both internal and external outputs have resulted in a clearer understanding of the risk of arbovirus incursion in the UK and additionally has contributed to the development of control techniques for vectors. Outputs also include outreach activities, student training and other societal and cultural collaborations.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Supply of Arthropods to External Partners 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A total of approximately 300000 biting midges and several tens of thousand mosquitoes were supplied as a national capability to receiving institutes. These were used in a wide range of studies from assessment of host location to teaching resources. The grant funds a Culicoides technician (100% FTE) and a mosquito technician (50% FTE) who are responsible for production. All use is acknowledged in papers arising and research is conducted under MTAs throughout held by the Pirbright IP department.
Collaborator Contribution A range of scientific studies around biting midges and mosquitoes. For outputs see publications.
Impact Both internal and external outputs have resulted in a clearer understanding of the risk of arbovirus incursion in the UK and additionally has contributed to the development of control techniques for vectors. Outputs also include outreach activities, student training and other societal and cultural collaborations.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Supply of Arthropods to External Partners 
Organisation University of Greenwich
Department Natural Resources Institute Greenwich
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A total of approximately 300000 biting midges and several tens of thousand mosquitoes were supplied as a national capability to receiving institutes. These were used in a wide range of studies from assessment of host location to teaching resources. The grant funds a Culicoides technician (100% FTE) and a mosquito technician (50% FTE) who are responsible for production. All use is acknowledged in papers arising and research is conducted under MTAs throughout held by the Pirbright IP department.
Collaborator Contribution A range of scientific studies around biting midges and mosquitoes. For outputs see publications.
Impact Both internal and external outputs have resulted in a clearer understanding of the risk of arbovirus incursion in the UK and additionally has contributed to the development of control techniques for vectors. Outputs also include outreach activities, student training and other societal and cultural collaborations.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Supply of Arthropods to External Partners 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A total of approximately 300000 biting midges and several tens of thousand mosquitoes were supplied as a national capability to receiving institutes. These were used in a wide range of studies from assessment of host location to teaching resources. The grant funds a Culicoides technician (100% FTE) and a mosquito technician (50% FTE) who are responsible for production. All use is acknowledged in papers arising and research is conducted under MTAs throughout held by the Pirbright IP department.
Collaborator Contribution A range of scientific studies around biting midges and mosquitoes. For outputs see publications.
Impact Both internal and external outputs have resulted in a clearer understanding of the risk of arbovirus incursion in the UK and additionally has contributed to the development of control techniques for vectors. Outputs also include outreach activities, student training and other societal and cultural collaborations.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Supply of Arthropods to External Partners 
Organisation University of Lyon
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A total of approximately 300000 biting midges and several tens of thousand mosquitoes were supplied as a national capability to receiving institutes. These were used in a wide range of studies from assessment of host location to teaching resources. The grant funds a Culicoides technician (100% FTE) and a mosquito technician (50% FTE) who are responsible for production. All use is acknowledged in papers arising and research is conducted under MTAs throughout held by the Pirbright IP department.
Collaborator Contribution A range of scientific studies around biting midges and mosquitoes. For outputs see publications.
Impact Both internal and external outputs have resulted in a clearer understanding of the risk of arbovirus incursion in the UK and additionally has contributed to the development of control techniques for vectors. Outputs also include outreach activities, student training and other societal and cultural collaborations.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Supply of Arthropods to External Partners 
Organisation University of Reading
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A total of approximately 300000 biting midges and several tens of thousand mosquitoes were supplied as a national capability to receiving institutes. These were used in a wide range of studies from assessment of host location to teaching resources. The grant funds a Culicoides technician (100% FTE) and a mosquito technician (50% FTE) who are responsible for production. All use is acknowledged in papers arising and research is conducted under MTAs throughout held by the Pirbright IP department.
Collaborator Contribution A range of scientific studies around biting midges and mosquitoes. For outputs see publications.
Impact Both internal and external outputs have resulted in a clearer understanding of the risk of arbovirus incursion in the UK and additionally has contributed to the development of control techniques for vectors. Outputs also include outreach activities, student training and other societal and cultural collaborations.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Supply of Arthropods to External Partners 
Organisation University of St Andrews
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A total of approximately 300000 biting midges and several tens of thousand mosquitoes were supplied as a national capability to receiving institutes. These were used in a wide range of studies from assessment of host location to teaching resources. The grant funds a Culicoides technician (100% FTE) and a mosquito technician (50% FTE) who are responsible for production. All use is acknowledged in papers arising and research is conducted under MTAs throughout held by the Pirbright IP department.
Collaborator Contribution A range of scientific studies around biting midges and mosquitoes. For outputs see publications.
Impact Both internal and external outputs have resulted in a clearer understanding of the risk of arbovirus incursion in the UK and additionally has contributed to the development of control techniques for vectors. Outputs also include outreach activities, student training and other societal and cultural collaborations.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Supply of Arthropods to External Partners 
Organisation University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A total of approximately 300000 biting midges and several tens of thousand mosquitoes were supplied as a national capability to receiving institutes. These were used in a wide range of studies from assessment of host location to teaching resources. The grant funds a Culicoides technician (100% FTE) and a mosquito technician (50% FTE) who are responsible for production. All use is acknowledged in papers arising and research is conducted under MTAs throughout held by the Pirbright IP department.
Collaborator Contribution A range of scientific studies around biting midges and mosquitoes. For outputs see publications.
Impact Both internal and external outputs have resulted in a clearer understanding of the risk of arbovirus incursion in the UK and additionally has contributed to the development of control techniques for vectors. Outputs also include outreach activities, student training and other societal and cultural collaborations.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Supply of Arthropods to External Partners 
Organisation University of Zurich
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A total of approximately 300000 biting midges and several tens of thousand mosquitoes were supplied as a national capability to receiving institutes. These were used in a wide range of studies from assessment of host location to teaching resources. The grant funds a Culicoides technician (100% FTE) and a mosquito technician (50% FTE) who are responsible for production. All use is acknowledged in papers arising and research is conducted under MTAs throughout held by the Pirbright IP department.
Collaborator Contribution A range of scientific studies around biting midges and mosquitoes. For outputs see publications.
Impact Both internal and external outputs have resulted in a clearer understanding of the risk of arbovirus incursion in the UK and additionally has contributed to the development of control techniques for vectors. Outputs also include outreach activities, student training and other societal and cultural collaborations.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Supply of Arthropods to External Partners 
Organisation VUC Aarhus
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A total of approximately 300000 biting midges and several tens of thousand mosquitoes were supplied as a national capability to receiving institutes. These were used in a wide range of studies from assessment of host location to teaching resources. The grant funds a Culicoides technician (100% FTE) and a mosquito technician (50% FTE) who are responsible for production. All use is acknowledged in papers arising and research is conducted under MTAs throughout held by the Pirbright IP department.
Collaborator Contribution A range of scientific studies around biting midges and mosquitoes. For outputs see publications.
Impact Both internal and external outputs have resulted in a clearer understanding of the risk of arbovirus incursion in the UK and additionally has contributed to the development of control techniques for vectors. Outputs also include outreach activities, student training and other societal and cultural collaborations.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Supply of Arthropods to External Partners 
Organisation Wageningen University & Research
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A total of approximately 300000 biting midges and several tens of thousand mosquitoes were supplied as a national capability to receiving institutes. These were used in a wide range of studies from assessment of host location to teaching resources. The grant funds a Culicoides technician (100% FTE) and a mosquito technician (50% FTE) who are responsible for production. All use is acknowledged in papers arising and research is conducted under MTAs throughout held by the Pirbright IP department.
Collaborator Contribution A range of scientific studies around biting midges and mosquitoes. For outputs see publications.
Impact Both internal and external outputs have resulted in a clearer understanding of the risk of arbovirus incursion in the UK and additionally has contributed to the development of control techniques for vectors. Outputs also include outreach activities, student training and other societal and cultural collaborations.
Start Year 2011
 
Description 10. OIE 4th Conference on BTV, Rome. Chair and keynote. Genetics, genomics and mathematical modeling of Culicoides. 5th-8th November 2014. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Organized and chaired session on Culicoides biting midges. Included discussion of policy with OIE representatives via Culicoides working group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 11. Vector-borne diseases, Foresight Centre, Liverpool. Studies of Culicoides at The Pirbright Institute. Invited speaker. 11th-12th November 2014. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Formal invited presentation around Culicoides biting midges and discussions around vector-borne diseases in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://blogs.biomedcentral.com/bugbitten/2014/11/21/vector-borne-diseases-in-the-uk-biennial-confere...
 
Description 12 hour lecture course: Brazil UFMG 18th-21st Feb 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact 4x3 hour lectures as part of outreach activities in Brazil. Carried out as part of collaboration between vector-borne diseases programme and UFMG.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 360 degree Lab Animal Tour (and film) of The Plowright Building, The Philip Mellor Insectary, and Animal Isolation Facilities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The website provides unique access to the animal research facilities at The Pirbright Institute which support its world-leading scientific research into livestock viral diseases and helps save countless animal and potentially human lives, globally. Produced and filmed by Understanding Animal Research, the Lab Animal Tour was filmed at Pirbright, and at three other research centres, and provides the viewer with an interactive 360 virtual tour of the animal facilities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.labanimaltour.org/pirbright
 
Description BBC Countryfile Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Nationwide interview on BBC - led to additional media enquiries and showcased BBSRC science around the Schmallenberg virus epidemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01q9zm2
 
Description BBC Radio Four Interview Farming Today (Jan 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Extended interview on Insectary facilities at The Pirbright Institute. Interest from local farmers and Defra policymakers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Bluetongue and Climate Change, Surrey University, Open meeting. 2011. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Focussed meeting involving scientists involved in climate change research. Later discussion led to link between worker and The Pirbright Institute and eventual recruitment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Co-organiser 'Genes Ecosystems and Risk of Infection' conference in Crete (April 21st to 23rd). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Co-organized conference and judged poster competition, giving feedback on performance of students. Selection of speakers was geared towards early career development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.edenext.eu/the-project/news/geri-2015-conference-website-now-online
 
Description Culicoides and vector competence studies in the EU. EU reference laboratory plenary presentation. Guildford, Surrey. 03/12/12. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact OIE reference laboratory for bluetongue invited lecture. Members of OIE present and other policy making groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Culicoides-borne arboviruses in the EU: How does scientific consensus influence policy? Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Knoxville, USA 13/11/12 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Formal invited presentation to entomological audience. Assisted with maintaining links with USDA in particular.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.entsoc.org/entomology2012
 
Description Dispersal of Culicoides. Meeting on animal movement and dispersal. University of Aberdeen., UK 11-12/11/13. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Formal presentation to scientific audience interested in dispersal of organisms. Aimed to broaden interest in Culicoides and had two follow up conversations with other scientists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description EBLEX Industry meeting 10th April 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talk on bluetongue and Schmallenberg virus to EBLEX industrial representatives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Epizone, Copenhagen. Studies of Culicoides at The Pirbright Institute. 23rd-24th September 2014. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave presentations to main conference and on media relations between the press and scientists to approx. 20 early career scientists. Discussion sessions following both talks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.epizone-eu.net/en/Home/show/8th-Annual-Meeting-Denmark-2014.htm
 
Description European Congress of Entomology, York. Culicoides session organiser and Chair. 4th-8th September 2014. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chaired session on Culicoides biting midges with Tim Lysyk (Canada). High proportion of early career/female speakers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.royensoc.co.uk/meetings/20140803_ece2014.htm
 
Description International Congress of Entomology (Florida) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chaired session and gave presentation on progress in Culicoides research. Largest ever meeting involving the Culicoides community with 100+ attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ice2016orlando.org/
 
Description Lecture given to University of Surrey MSc Veterinary Microbiology students 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A 2-hour teaching lecture given to 10 MSc Veterinary Microbiology students at the University of Surrey on 8th December (Lara Harrup)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Outreach video for BTV clinical signs and transmission 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Video by Simon Carpenter and Karin Darpel intended to increase awareness regarding the potential for bluetongue virus re-emergence in the UK. Circa 2000 hits to date.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwJ8zAxiLOE
 
Description Oxford DTP students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact High level overview of diseases studied [at Pirbright], and the importance of our work, provided to a group of over 30 Oxford DTP students, followed by a networking lunch (29th September 2017).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Pandemic Live (Cheltenham Science Festival) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Approximately 250 attendees at a 1 hour discussion around a simulated virus outbreak scenario (Speakers Fry; Carpenter; Beard; Hatchett). Followed by question and answer session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science/whats-on/2018/pandemic-live/
 
Description Practical training given to LSHTM MSc students 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Two-hour practical teaching session given to 12 MSc students at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) on 17th November 2017 (Lara Harrup).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation: Culicoides as vectors of arboviruses 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Keynote lecture given to veterinary scientists and farmers. Performed as part of the World Buiatrics Conference 2016 and video of presentation available to members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wbc2016.com/
 
Description Public Health Entomology Group (LSHTM) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited lecture on 4th April 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Royal Entomological Society Student Conference 'The Role of Applied Entomology' (11th February) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited lecture on careers in entomology to PG workers in that field. Contact details provided for assistance with CVs/Job Applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.royensoc.co.uk/student/overview.htm
 
Description Site tour with Department of Trade and Industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Tour/site visit with Department of Trade and Industry (25 people attending)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Society General Microbiology specieal meeting on vector-borne diseases. Glasgow, September 7th) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk on Culicoides research to a largely academic audience. Networking improved links between TPI and national workers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.microbiologysociety.org/events/annual-conferences/index.cfm/focused-meeting-2015-internat...
 
Description Society for Vector Ecology (USA): Annual meeting Alburquerque, September 30th 2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Academic talk to large audience of vector workers in the USA. Talk focused on studies of Culicoides and assisted links with USDA in particular.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Surrey County Show (Guildford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Stall at Surrey County show attended by Jo Stoner (Research Technician). Gave commentary on the threat of viruses to UK livestock species.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://surreycountyshow.co.uk/
 
Description Talk to Agrifood and Biosciences Institute, Northern Ireland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Formal presentation on Culicoides-borne arboviruses with discussion of impact in Northern Ireland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The Oxford Farming Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Outreach event for farming stakeholders organized in collaboration with BBSRC. Led to follow up media calls at TPI concerning status of bluetongue virus in UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ofc.org.uk/archive/2016/2016-conference
 
Description Tour of Philip Mellor Insectary (Country Land and Business Association) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Tour of Philip Mellor Insectary with Country Land and Business Association (20 people)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Vector-borne diseases Seminar (LSHTM) February 19th 2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk to audience. Increased interest in Culicoides research within a public health context. Onwards discussions with members of LSHTM.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/2015/02/public-health-entomology-group-annual-symposium