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Dr Orin Courtenay


Job Title
Associate Professor (Reader)
Department
Life Sciences
Phone
76524550
Research Interests

I studied zoology and infectious disease epidemiology from training at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and both universities in Oxford. The research group comprises molecular biologists, veterinarians and entomologists, armed to understand the biological components of infectious diseases. Our research at Warwick is quantitative and applied; one main focus is on parameterizing transmission cycles in pursuit of sustainable interventions against transmission. This involves primary data generation from a diversity of endemic field-based sites with international collaborators in veterinary and human tropical medicine. This facility, linked to our high-throughput molecular laboratory at Warwick, enhances the experience and provides exciting opportunities for both UG and PG students.

Our research contributes to and benefits from the broad expertise at Warwick and elsewhere including membership of:

Biography

1998 PhD London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

  • Garcez, Lourdes M., Chagas, Anadeiva Portela, Fonseca Gomes, Patrick Abdala, Cardoso, Joyce Favacho, Correia Miranda, Jefferson Francisco, Jeronimo Dickson, Luis Antonio, Mota, Eduardo Ferreira, Bezerra, Lucilandia Maria, Fraiha Neto, Habib, Quinnell, Rupert Julian, Courtenay, Orin, 2008. Prospects for visceral leishmaniasis control in Amazonian municipalities. 24th Annual Conference on Applied Research on Chagas Disease/12th Annual Conference on Applied Research in Leishmaniasis, Uberaba, Brazil, Oct 23-25, 2008, Published in Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, pp. 95-96
  • Soremekun, Seyi, Quinnell, Rupert, Garcez, Lourdes, Bates, Paul, Rogers, Matthew, Courtenay, Orin, 2007. Immuno-epidemiology of visceral leishmaniasis in a cohort of Brazilian dogs. 56th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene, Philadelphia, USA, 04-08 Nov 2007, Published in American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, pp. 228-228
  • Courtenay, Orin, Gavgani, SM, Bazmani, A, Cameron, M, Davies, C, 2017. Data for Cluster-randomised trial to reduce the incidence of visceral leishmaniasis in NW Iran. School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick
Title Funder Award start Award end
Understanding host heterogeneity to vector-borne disease exposure: Implications for modelling disease transmission and improving the design of control interventions - Gnatwork BBSRC 01 Jun 2019 31 May 2020
WT STA - Field trials of synthetic sandfly sex pheromone to reduce human visceral leishmaniasis transmission Wellcome Trust 01 Nov 2014 29 May 2020
EUROLEISH Consortium Agreement European Commission 01 Jan 2015 31 Dec 2018
Systemic insecticide applied to dogs to reduce transmission of Trypanosoma Cruzi - WT Vacation Scholarship 2016 - Ms Adrianna Talaga Wellcome Trust 01 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016
Identifying the role of wildlife reservoirs in transmission of Schistosoma and Leishmania: major public health burdens in Brazil Wellcome Trust 01 Aug 2015 30 Sep 2015
Tuberculosis epidemiology and novel transmission routes in rural Tanzania (NIH grant via University of California - Year 5) National Institutes of Health 01 Jul 2014 30 Jun 2015
Time and Cost extension to WT grant Field trilas of synthetic sex pheromone as a tool to reduce viseral leishmaniasis transmission Keele University 01 Nov 2014 31 May 2015
Time extension on WT grant Field trials of a synthetic sex pheromone as a tool to reduce viseral leishmaniasis transmission (WT Strategic Translation Award) led by Keele (Warwick co-applicant) Keele University 31 Jan 2014 31 Oct 2014
NIH grant via University of California - Year 4 National Institutes of Health 01 Jul 2013 30 Jun 2014
Proposed extension to RLFEW3011 (30437)Optimisation of sampling strategies for improving sensitivity of M. bovis detection by PCR Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 12 Nov 2013 11 Feb 2014
Field trials of a synthetic sex pheromone as a tool to reduce viseral leishmaniasis transmission (WT Strategic Translation Award) led by Keele (Warwick co-applicant) Wellcome Trust 01 Jul 2010 31 Oct 2013
NIH Grant via University of California: Year 3 National Institutes of Health 01 Jul 2012 30 Jun 2013
Optimisation of sampling strategies for improving sensitivity of M. bovis detection by PCR Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Sep 2011 30 Nov 2012
Developing novel long lasting novel insecticide formulations for vector control Hockley International Limited 15 Aug 2011 14 Aug 2012
Supplement to: NIH Grant via University of California: Year 2 National Institutes of Health 01 Jul 2011 30 Jun 2012
Undergraduate Research Bursary - Alexandra Woodford Nuffield Foundation 01 Jul 2011 26 Aug 2011
Tuberculosis epidemiology and novel transmission routes in rural Tanzania National Institutes of Health 07 Jul 2010 30 Jun 2011
CASE Student Connor CarsonNovel Control Strategies for Leishmania Infantum Pfizer Inc 01 Oct 2006 30 Sep 2010
Intra- and extra-cellular mechanisms affecting the persistence of Mycobacterium bovis in the environment: towards molecular surveillance of bovine TB. BBSRC 01 May 2007 30 Apr 2010
SE3231 - Validation and Epidemiological Application of Molecular Methods for Monitoring M Bovis Survival and Dissemination in the environment Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 21 Jun 2007 20 Jun 2008
Understanding the Transmission Dynamics of Vector-borne Infectious Agents: Validation of a Novel Entomological Intervention Method against Leishmania Infantum as a Model Wellcome Trust 01 May 2005 30 Apr 2007
The Biology of Environmental Mycobacterium bovis, and its significance to the epidemiology of Bovine TB BBSRC 01 Feb 2004 31 Jan 2007
A community-based intervention trial for visceral leishmaniasis control in Brazil Wellcome Trust 01 Jan 2003 31 Dec 2006
Wellcome Trust - Vacation Scholarship 2006 Wellcome Trust 01 Jul 2006 30 Sep 2006
Understanding the transmission dynamics of vector-corne infections agents - x-ref 12306 Wellcome Trust 01 Jun 2005 31 May 2006
Conference Grant to American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Royal Society 07 Nov 2004 12 Nov 2004
Mass spectrometry to identify blood-meal sources of arthropod vectors Royal Society 01 Mar 2004 01 May 2004