Michael is a Research for Development Scientist and Entomologist with a focus on rational pest control, sustainable agriculture and innovation systems. His doctorate research paved way for improved tools for controlling Afro-tropical Malaria mosquitoes by discovering the first attractant for gravid Anopheles gambiae s.s. and developing a tool box for studying the behavior.
Michael previously worked for the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology taking a lead roles in several projects that co-developed and jointly scaled evidence-based technologies through public & private partnerships. Mike is passionate about product development and commercialization and now leads research foe new locally-adapted products for controlling several pests of public, veterinary and agricultural importance not limited to mosquitoes, tsetse flies, stable flies and fruit flies.
Michael holds a PhD degree (Infectious and Tropical Diseases) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and professional trainings from the Pennsylvania state University and the Swedish University of Agriculture.