Ludvik Gomulski
Ludvik Gomulski
affiliation: Università di Pavia
research area(s): Genetics And Genomics, Molecular Biology
Course: Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology
University/Istitution: Università di Pavia
Ludvik M. Gomulski, born in London (Great Britain) on the 5th May 1961, obtained his degree in Zoology and Genetics (BSc joint honours IIi) at University College Cardiff, Wales in 1982. In 1988 he obtained his PhD at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London, on mosquito mating behaviour. He held the position of Post-doctoral Research Assistant with Dr R.J. Post at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, Great Britain (1989-1990) and with Drs C.A. Malcolm and R. Nichols at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London (1990-1992). In 1993 he obtained the position of Post-doctoral Research Fellow with Prof. G. Gasperi, Department of Animal Biology, University of Pavia with a grant from the European Community Human Capital and Mobility Programme. In October 2002 he obtained the position of tenured University Researcher for the sector BIO/5 (Zoology) in the faculty of Science MM.FF.NN., at the University of Pavia. Since August 2015 he is an Associate Professor of Zoology in the Department of Biology and Biotechnology, University of Pavia.
He coordinates a research group on functional genomics of insects of economic interest at the University of Pavia. He studies the functional genomics of Mediterranean fruitfly, Ceratitis capitata and the Asian Tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, especially in relation to olfaction and reproduction.
He has also conducted behavioural studies and gene characterization studies on other insects of medical and economic importance, such as: Nephotettix virescens (rice hopper), Anopheles spp., Aedes spp., Culex spp., Simulium sp., Glossina spp., and Culicoides spp). He is author of a numerous papers published in international journals (about 60 papers).
Olfactory behaviour of the Asian Tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus.
SNP development for the Tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus.
Genetic variation and differentiation of natural populations of the Asian Tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, and the South American fruitfly, Anastrepha fraterculus.
Gomulski LM, Mariconti M, Di Cosimo A, Scolari F, Manni M, Savini G, Malacrida AR, Gasperi G (2018) The Nix locus on the male-specific homologue of chromosome 1 in Aedes albopictus is a strong candidate for a male-determining factor. Parasites & Vectors 11(Suppl 2):647.
Ikeshoji T, Langley P, Gomulski L (2018) Genetic Control by trapping. In: Curtis CF (Ed) Appropriate Technology in Vector Control. CRC press. pp. 159-172.
Waterhouse RM, IWAA Participants, Chen X, Bonizzoni M, Gasperi G (2017) The third International Workshop on Aedes albopictus: building scientific alliances in the fight against the globally invasive Asian tiger mosquito. Pathogens and Global Health 111 161-165.
Manni M, Guglielmino CR, Scolari F, Vega-Rùa A, Failloux A-B, Somboon P, Lisa A, Savini G, Bonizzoni M, Gomulski LM, Malacrida AR, Gasperi G (2017) Genetic evidence for a world-wide chaotic dispersion pattern of the arbovirus vector, Aedes albopictus. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 11: e0005332.
Battaglia V, Gabrieli P, Brandini S, Capodiferro MR, Javier PA, Chen X-G, Achilli A, Semino O, Gomulski LM, Malacrida AR, Gasperi G, Torroni A, Olivieri A (2016) The worldwide spread of the Tiger mosquito as revealed by mitogenome haplogroup diversity. Frontiers in Genetics 7: 208.
Gabrieli P, Scolari F, Di Cosimo A, Savini G, Fumagalli M, Gomulski LM, Malacrida AR, Gasperi G (2016) Sperm-less males modulate female behaviour in Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae). Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 79: 13-26.
Papanicolaou A, Schetelig MF, Arensburger P, Atkinson PW, Benoit JB, Bourtzis K, Castañera P, Cavanaugh JP, Chao H, Childers C, Curril I, Dinh H, Doddapaneni H, Dolan A, Dugan S, Friedrich M, Gasperi G, Geib S, Georgakilas G, Gibbs RA, Giers SD, Gomulski LM et al. (2016) The whole genome sequence of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), reveals insights into the biology and adaptive evolution of a highly invasive pest species. Genome Biology 17: 192.
Manni M, Lima KM, Guglielmino CR, Lanzavecchia SB, Juri M, Vera T, Cladera J, Scolari F, Gomulski LM, Bonizzoni M, Gasperi G, Silva J, Malacrida AR (2015) Relevant genetic differentiation among Brazilian populations of Anastrepha fraterculus (Diptera, Tephritidae). Zookeys 540: 157.
Dritsou V, Topalis P, Windbichler N, Simoni A, Hall A, Lawson D, Hinsley M, Hughes D, Napolioni V, Crucianelli F, Deligianni E, Gasperi G, Gomulski LM et al. (2015) A draft genome sequence of an invasive mosquito: an Italian Aedes albopictus. Pathogens and Global Health. 109: 207-220.
Manni M, Gomulski LM, Aketarawong N, Tait G, Scolari F, Somboon P, Guglielmino CR, Malacrida AR, Gasperi G (2015) Molecular markers for analyses of intraspecific genetic diversity in the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus. Parasites & Vectors 8: 188.
Lanzavecchia SB, Juri M, Bonomi A, Gomulski L, Scannapieco AC, Segura DF, Malacrida A, Cladera JL, Gasperi G (2014) Microsatellite markers from the 'South American fruit fly' Anastrepha fraterculus: a valuable tool for population genetic analysis and SIT applications. BMC Genetics 15(Suppl 2): S13.
Scolari F, Yuval B, Gomulski LM, Schetelig MF, Gabrieli P, Bassetti F, Wimmer EA, Malacrida AR, Gasperi G (2014) Polyandry in the medfly - shifts in paternity mediated by sperm stratification and mixing. BMC Genetics 15(Suppl 2):
Scolari F, Gomulski LM, Gabrieli P, Manni M, Savini G, Gasperi G, Malacrida AR (2014) How functional genomics will impact fruit fly pest control: the example of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata. BMC Genetics 15(Suppl 2): S11.
Aketarawong N, Guglielmino CR, Karam K, Falchetto M, Manni M, Scolari F, Gomulski LM, Gasperi G, Malacrida AR (2014) The oriental fruitfly Bactrocera dorsalis s.s. in East Asia: disentangling the different forces promoting the invasion and shaping the genetic make-up of populations. Genetica 142: 201-213.
International Glossina Genome Initiative (2014) Genome sequence of the tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans): vector of African trypanosomiasis. Science 344:380-386.
Brelsfoard C, Tsiamis G, Falchetto M, Gomulski LM, Telleria E, Alam U, Doudoumis V, Scolari F, Benoit JB, Swain M, Takac P, Malacrida AR, Bourtzis K, Aksoy S (2014) Presence of extensive Wolbachia symbiont insertions discovered in the genome of its host Glossina morsitans morsitans. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 8: e2728.
Siciliano P, He XL, Woodcock C, Pickett JA, Field LM, Birkett MA, Kalinova B, Gomulski LM, Scolari F, Gasperi G, Malacrida AR, Zhou JJ (2014) Identification of pheromone components and their binding affinity to the odorant binding protein CcapOBP83a-2 of the mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 48: 51-62.
Siciliano P, Scolari F, Gomulski LM, Falchetto M, Manni M, Gabrieli P, Field LM, Zhou J-J, Gasperi G, Malacrida AR (2014) Sniffing out chemosensory genes from the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata. PLoS ONE 9(1):e85523.
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