zairi

Professor
B.Sc., University of California, Davis, USA
M.Sc., Southern Illinois University, USA
Ph.D., University of Liverpool, UK
Ext. 3048; zairi@usm.my
Medical Entomology: Biology, Ecology and Control of Vector Mosquitoes

 



Research Profile

  • Biology and control of vector mosquitoes; Systematic and ecology of Aedes, Culex, Anopheles and Mansonia mosquitoes.
  • Screening novel, formulated insecticides (adulticides and larvicides), insect growth regulators (IGRs), attractants and repellents against Aedes, Culex and Mansonia mosquitoes.
  • Integrated control approaches for the control of mosquitoes.
  • Efficacy and performance of space spray (ULV/ thermal fogging) machines; Sublethal effects of space spray and household insecticide products in vector mosquitoes.
  • Biochemical studies on insecticide resistance in vector mosquitoes.
  • Product development and quality control of common household insecticide products; Laboratory and fi eld bioefficacy testings of new formulations of household insecticide products (mosquito coil, aerosol, mat and liquid vaporizer).
  • Global distribution, preparation, storage and improvement of WHO insecticide resistance test kits and WHO in vitro micro test plates for monitoring anti malarial drug resistance.

Current Research

 

  • WHOPES field testing and evaluation of spray machine and new insecticides.
  • Global distribution, preparation, storage and improvement of WHO insecticide resistance test kits and WHO in vitro micro test plates for monitoring anti malarial drug resistance.
  • Evaluation of the bioefficacy of household insecticide products.
  • Integrated control of vector mosquitoes of urban medical importance.

Collaborators

 

  • WHO/TDR
  • WHOPES
  • Malaysian SIRIM standard
  • Malaysian Pesticide Board
  • Fumakilla Malaysia Berhad
  • Bayer
  • Sumitomo Chemical
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Syngenta
  • Sara Lee
  • Pokong Industries Sdn Bhd
  • SC Johnson
  • Agricultural Chemical (M) Sdn Bhd
  • One Stop
  • Okada Trading Pte Ltd

Selected Publications

  • Yap, H.H., Y.W. Lee, J. Zairi, K. Jahangir and C.R. Adanan. 2001. Field evaluation of thermal fogging application of PESGUARD FG 161, a mixture of d-tetramethrin and cyphenothrin using portable thermal fogging sprayer against vector mosquitoes in the tropical environment. J. Amer. Mosq. Cont. Assoc. 17: 28 - 32.
  • Yap H.H, Y.W. Lee and J. Zairi. 2001. Indoor thermal fogging application of two Bacillus thuringiensis H-14 formulations, Vectobac ABG 6511 Water Dispersible Granules and Vectobac 12ASÒ liquid, using portable sprayer against vector mosquitoes. J. Amer. Mosq. Cont. Assoc. 18(1): 52-56.
  • Yap H.H, Y.W. Lee, J. Zairi and A.M. Yahaya. 2000. A preliminary study on sanitation treatment for the control of cockroach infestation, in particular the Periplaneta species. Trop. Biomedic. 17: 53-57.
  • Yap H.H, Y.W Lee and J. Zairi. 2000. Chemical control of mosquitoes. In: Mosquitoes and Mosquito-borne Diseases (ed. F.S.P. Ng and H.S. Yong) pp. 197-210.

 

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