Mr Abey Cherian
Advanced Research Assistant
Providing Genomic Surveillance of Malaria in Africa, South America and Asia.
Abeys current work is focused on Extraction of Anopheles mosquito DNA and PicoGreen DNA quantification.
He works with 200+ partners based in 40+ countries around the world, mostly in areas where malaria is endemic.
Through Surveillance, Abey and his team insure they spot insecticide resistance in mosquitoes early, tell when and where drugs aren’t working because of parasite drug resistance; as well as find new targets for drugs, vaccines, and insecticides.
High-quality genetic data, extracted and curated from P. falciparum and P. vivax samples, transform it into accessible resources for research and public health. Whole genome sequencing of malaria-transmitting mosquito specimens provide an insight into their exceptional diversity and informs control decisions.
Previous to Sanger, Abey completed his undergraduate degree in Biological Science from the University of Bedfordshire.