Eva Veronesi

Eva Veronesi (PhD, RVC UCL)Eva Veronesi


Medical & Veterinary Entomologist

National Centre for Vector Entomology

Institute of Parasitology

University of Zurich

Winterthurerstr. 266A

8057 Zurich


Ph. ++41 44 635 85 27




Role and main activities in AIMCOST

Deputy of the WG3 leader

Task leader for 3.2 Surveillance and control guidelines

Member of the Management Committee for AIM COST


Short Bio:

Eva Veronesi is working in the field of Medical and Veterinary Entomology. She started to work in this field in 1995 at the Centro Agricoltura Ambiente G- Nicoli (Italy) and in 2002 she moved to the UK at the Pirbright Institute where she spent 12 years on Bluetongue virus and transmission mechanisms in Culicoides species and obtained her PhD at the Royal College of London. Since 2004 she works as Senior Scientist at the National Centre for Vector Entomology, Institute of Parasitology University of Zürich (Switzerland). Her main area of investigation is on pathogen-vector interaction mechanisms for arboviruses (West Nile, zika, dengue, chikungunya, usutu, bluetongue, schmallenberg, lumpy skin) within exotic and indigenous mosquitoes and Culicoides. She also works on their ecology, bionomics, surveillance and control aspects and was involved on several International projects (EdeNext, VectorNet, AMSAR Scopes). She is now collaborating with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and PI in International Horizon2020 EU funded projects (ZikAlliance and Infravec2). She is the Networking and Stakeholder Coordinator, integrating scientific strategies with governance and member of the Dissemination and Communication group for Infravec2.

From 2013 to 2017 she was the President of the European Society for Vector Ecology (E-SOVE).


Five recent and relevant publications

Morales-Hojas R., Hinsley M., Armean I.M., Silk R.,  Harrup L.E., Gonzalez-Uriarte A., Veronesi E., Campbell L.,  Nayduch D.,  Saski C.,  Tabachnick W.J., Kersey P., Carpenter S.,  Fife M. (2018). The genome of the biting midge Culicoides sonorensis and gene expression analyses of vector competence for Bluetongue virus. BMC Genomics

Paslaru A., Mathis A. Torgerson P., Veronesi E. (2018).  Vector competence of pre-alpine Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) for bluetongue virus serotypes 1, 4 and 8. Parasite&Vectors (Accepted for publication).

Veronesi E., Paslaru A., Silaghi C., Tobler K., Glavinic U., Torgerson P., Mathis A. (2018).   Experimental evaluation of infection, dissemination and transmission rates for two West Nile virus strains in European Aedes japonicus under a fluctuating temperature regime. Parasitology Research, Jun; 117(6):1925-1932. 

Balestrino F., Mathis A., Lang S., Veronesi E. (2016). Sterilization of Hulecoeteomyia japonica japonica (=Aedes japonicus japonicus) (Theobald, 1901) by high energy photon irradiation: implication for a sterile insect technique approach in Europe. Med.& Vet. Entomology Sep. 30(3):278-85.

Balestrino F., F. Schaffner, D. La Forgia, A.I. Paslaru, P. Torgerson, A. Mathis, Veronesi E. (2016). Field evaluation of baited traps for surveillance of Aedes japonicus japonicus in Switzerland. Medical & Veterinary Entomology. 30, 64-72.