We provide education programmes and training workshops, both in the UK and developing countries.


We offer bespoke educational courses for companies, academic laboratories, schools and the general public wishing to be informed about or specialise in vector biology and control.

These can be either in the form of workshops, site visits or massive open on-line courses (MOOC). Our current MOOC on the Zika virus, which has seen more than 20,000 people enrolled in over 30 countries, is available online at “Preventing the Zika Virus: Understanding and Controlling the Aedes Mosquito”.

We are currently developing a second MOOC with a focus on vector control.

Lab and field study training

We offer bespoke training packages for scientists, laboratory technicians and field scientists who wish to develop and hone specialist skills in vector biology and control, chemical ecology, conducting WHO prequalification trials, and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

Training can be performed, either as personal one-one training, workshops, or on-line courses, as well as the development and reviewing of standard operating procedures and risk assessments.

Training and Education

Public engagement events

We are fortunate to have a team of knowledgeable scientists who are able to explain complex ideas around vector control to the general public, and communicate information in a fun and engaging way.

We can attend events and conduct real life experiments at science festivals and schools, entertaining, educating and engaging members of the public.

Our informative games and educational materials teach about mosquito physiology, behaviour and habitats, making the latest scientific research on vector control and vector-borne diseases accessible to a lay audience.

Global Vector Hub

The Global Vector Hub, in partnership with the World Health Organisation and the CDC, is a venture that will revolutionise the way we use data for the control of vector borne diseases, globally.

It is an online, open access information resource, network and data-sharing platform, designed to support ongoing vector control research, as well as preparedness and rapid responses to vector borne disease outbreaks.

ARCTEC is one of the founding members of the Global Vector Hub, driving its growth as a resource, building the network of global collaborators and ensuring its longevity as an instrumental tool in vector-control.

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Global Vector Hub