APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY

 

Our academic staff specialize in many aspects of entomology and offer training in the following areas of research: aquatic entomology, urban & structural entomology, chemical ecology, insect biochemistry and physiology, insect-plant interactions, molecular entomology, pest management, medical entomology, vector ecology & control and insect systematics. In addition, the School of Biological Sciences also houses the Vector Control Research Unit (VCRU), a leading centre in vector and urban pest control research in Asia. The unit is equipped with various facilities in insecticide resistance, toxicology and analysis, space spray applications, household and public health insecticide formulations. The VCRU also has excellent rearing facilities for many species and strains of vector mosquitoes, cockroaches, flies, household ants and subterranean & drywood termites.