Helge Kampen


Helge Kampen Helge Kampen

Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI)

Federal Research Institute for Animal health

Greifswald – Insel Riems


Role and main activities in AIMCOST


- MC member substitute

- WG 1 member

- Sub‐task 1.1.b deputy leader

Short Bio:

Helge Kampen is a medical entomologist and parasitologist affiliated to the FLI, with an adjunct professorship at the University of Greifswald. His main research interests are in vector ecology, population biology and genetics, and vector-borne disease epidemiology, with a focus on mosquitoes, biting midges and ticks. He was a member of the ECDC/EFSA VectorNet programme and participated in several other international networks and projects. He is in charge of the German mosquito monitoring programme, including the citizen science project ‘Mueckenatlas’, and is managing director of the German expert committee ‘Mosquitoes as vectors of disease agents’.

Five recent and relevant publications


Kuhlisch C, Kampen H, Walther D (2018) The Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Central Germany: surveillance in its northernmost distribution area. Acta Tropica 188, 78-85


Scheuch DE, Walther D, Schäfer M, Ziegler U, Keller M, Eiden M, Groschup MH, Kampen H (2018) Detection of Usutu, Sindbis and Batai viruses from mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) collected in Germany, 2011-2016.  Viruses 10, e389


Heym EC, Kampen H, Walther D (2018) Mosquito species composition and phenology (Diptera, Culicidae) in two German zoological gardens imply different risks of mosquito-borne pathogen transmission. Journal of Vector Ecology 43, 80-88


Walther D, Kampen H (2017) The citizen science project ‘Mueckenatlas’ helps monitor the distribution and spread of invasive mosquito species (Diptera: Culicidae) in Germany. Journal of Medical Entomology 54, 1790-1794


Kampen H, Schuhbauer A, Walther D (2017) Emerging mosquito species in Germany – a synopsis after six years of mosquito monitoring (2011-2016). Parasitology Research 116, 3253-3263