Michele Maroli



Former Research Director at the “Istituto Superiore di Sanità” (ISS), Rome.
– PhD, Biological Sciences, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy.
– Taxonomy stage on phlebotomine sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae), British Museum (N.H.), London, UK
– WHO Training stage in medical entomology, Imperial College, Ascot, UK
– Diploma of International Course in Malaria and other Tropical Parasite Diseases
– Chief, Vector Biology Unit, Department of Parasitology, ISS.
– Scientific coordinator, Project on Vector/pathogens interaction
Main research projects
– Biology and vector competence of phlebotomine sandflies
– Epidemiology of leishmaniasis in Italy
– Vector prevention and control
– Studies on Leishmania vectors in Italy, Venezuela, Uzbekistan, Syria, Croatia and Albania
Award by the Royal Entomological Society
– for the paper: Phlebotomine sandflies and the spreading of leishmaniases and other diseases of public health concern (authors M. Maroli et al.) published in Medical and Veterinary Entomology (2013, 123-147), and judged by the Editorial Board of that journal, having regard to both the scientific importance of the work and quality of its presentation, to be the Best Paper published in the Journal during the two-year period 2013-2014.

Maroli M, Feliciangeli MD, Bichaud L, Charrel RN, Gradoni L (2013). Phlebotomine sandflies and the spreading of leishmaniases and other diseases of public health concern. Medical & Veterinary Entomology, 27: 123–147.
Maroli M, Gradoni L, Oliva G, Castagnaro M, Crotti A, Lubas G, Paltrinieri S, Roura X, Zini E, Zatelli A (2010). Guidelines for prevention of leishmaniasis in dogs. Journal American Veterinary Medical Association, 236 (11): 1200-1206.
Maroli M, Rossi L, Baldelli R, Capelli G, Ferroglio E, Genchi C, Gramiccia M, Mortarino M, Pietrobelli M, Gradoni L (2008). The northward spread of leishmaniasis in Italy: evidence from retrospective and ongoing studies on the canine reservoir and phlebotomine vectors. Tropical Medicine & International Health, 13: 256-264.
Alexander B, Maroli M (2003). Control of phlebotomine sand flies. Medical & Veterinay Entomoly, 17: 1-18.
Maroli M, Mizzoni V, Siragusa C, D’Orazi A, Gradoni L (2001). Evidence for an impact on the incidence of canine leishmaniasis by the mass use of deltamethrin-impregnated dog collars in southern Italy. Medical & Veterinary Entomology, 15: 358-363.