Filiz Gunay, PhD
Faculty of Science
Vector Ecology Research Group
Role and main activities in AIMCOST
Representative of Turkey in the Management Committee and Science Communication Manager within the Action
Filiz Gunay is a Research Assistant at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, where she received a B.S. degree in Biology and an M.S. degree in Ecology. Her PhD thesis was on the mosquito fauna of Turkey via morphological identification techniques and DNA barcoding, in association with Natural History Museum in London and Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC. She worked in IRD Montpellier, France, for 6 months as a Post-Doc Researcher to prepare a computer-aided identification key for mosquitoes in Europe, North Africa and Middle East, named MosKeyTool. She has been involved in previous projects EDENext, INFRAVEC, VectorNet, MediLabSecure, EurNegVec and is a member of Society of Vector Ecology.
Five recent and relevant publications
Gunay F, Picard M, Robert V. MosKeyTool, an interactive identification key for mosquitoes of Euro-
Mediterranean. Version 2, 2018. Available at http://medilabsecure.com/moskeytool. Last update: 14/06/2018.
Altinli, M, Gunay F, Alten B, Weill M, Sicard M. Wolbachia diversity and cytoplasmic incompatibility patterns in Culex pipiens populations in Turkey. Parasites and Vectors, 11, 198, (2018), 1-9.
Oncu C, Brinkmann A, Gunay F, Kar S, Oter K, Sarikaya Y, Nitsche A, Linton YM, Alten B, Ergunay K. West Nile virus, Anopheles flavivirus, a novel flavivirus as well as Merida-like rhabdovirus Turkey in field-collected mosquitoes from Thrace and Anatolia. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 57, (2018), 36-45.
Ergunay K, Litzba N, Brinkmann A, Gunay F, Sarikaya Y, Kar S, Orsten S, Oter K, Domingo C, Erisoz Kasap O, Ozkul A, Mitchell L, Nitsche A, Alten B, Linton YM. Co-circulation of West Nile virus and distinct insect-specific flaviviruses in Turkey. Parasites & Vectors. 2017; 10(1):149.
Dogan, M, Gunay, F., Puggioli, A., Balestrino, F., Oncu, C., Alten, B., Bellini, R. Establishment of a satellite rearing facility to support the release of sterile Aedes albopictus males. I. Optimization of mass rearing parameters. Acta Tropica. 2016; 159, 62–68. doi:10.1016/j.actatropica.2016.03.032