Sander Koenraadt

Assistant Professor Biology and Control of Disease Vectors

Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University


Sander Koenraadt, PhD is Assistant Professor at the Laboratory of Entomology of Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He is trained as a biologist and has a special interest in the ecology and control of vector-borne diseases. He works on a diverse range of topics (malaria, Zika, tick-borne encephalitis, and bluetongue), but his main aims are to understand disease transmission risk by blood-feeding arthropods, including its mechanisms, as well as to develop alternative, non-insecticide based tools for disease control. To this end, he actively promotes a One Health Entomology approach, which also encompasses research projects with the social sciences. Within his research program, societal themes include emerging infectious diseases, climate change, and the role of biodiversity. He collaborates with numerous national and international partners, both at governmental (e.g. National Malaria Control Program) and non-governmental level (e.g. Médécins Sans Frontiers). He is also involved in several Citizen Science programs to actively involve the general public in his scientific activities.

2 FEB, 2018 13:00-15-00 hrs. PS3.3 Climate Change and Emerging Diseases: The Importance of Resilient Societies