A new Insectarium in 2017 !

A brand new, larger and more functional insectarium will be constructed starting in 2015. The project is funded by the government-impulsed “Plan Campus“, of which the University of Strasbourg is a laureate. The new building will triple the space currently dedicated to mosquito breeding and highly-secured laboratories, in which experiments involving the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum and mosquito-borne viral pathogens will be possible. By extending our current research on the mouse malaria model to the human malaria parasite, and to the transmission of viral pathogens by mosquitoes, the new insectary will allow us and our colleagues working on Drosophila to answer questions directly relevant to human health.