Jess Williams

PhD Student and LITE Technician

BSc Hons - Animal Behaviour– John Moores University

MSc – Animal Reproduction – University of Liverpool

Current Research

Bioassay comparison By comparing the effects of different bioassay techniques (direct topical application vs tarsal uptake) on susceptible and resistant strains of Anopheles mosquitoes, conclusions into cuticular resistance mechanisms may be presented.

Cuticular resistance  The Hypothesis is that expression of specific elongases is elevated in insecticide resistant strains of Anopheles mosquito from Burkina Faso. Elongases are involved in the final stages of cuticular synthesis. 

PhD Supervised by Professor Hilary Ranson and Professor Philip McCall

LITE Technician role:

Updating testing and departmental standard operating procedures (SOPs) to bring documentation up to GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) standard within LITE.