Prof. Lizette Koekemoer

South Africa
Co-Director of the Wits Research Institute for Malaria
Professional Biography

Prof Lizette Koekemoer is a research professor at the University of the Witwatersrand. She has a research interest in molecular systematics, insecticide resistance, vector biology, development of novel vector control tools or interventions and studies on mosquito-parasite transmission blocking. Currently, she is the co-director of the Wits Research Institute for Malaria (WRIM) and head of the Medical Entomology Research Group within WRIM. Lizette has been involved in several projects to build entomology capacity in various control programs in southern Africa. Prof Koekemoer has a Google Scholar citation h-index of 43 with over 6,200 citations. She has supervised and co-supervised over 63 post-graduate students.

Field of Expertise

Malaria vector control; Development of non-insecticide based vector control methods; Insecticide resistance; Malaria entomological systematics; Vector biology; Mosquito infection studies

African Union Kwame Nkrumah Regional Scientists Award
African Union
Elected member of the Academy Of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
Academy Of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
Recipient of the Faculty of Health Science’s Exceptional Service award
University of the Witwatersrand