Chiara Currà is a researcher at the Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH)– Hellas working in the field of infectious diseases transmitted by mosquitoes with a special focus on malaria parasite and interaction with its vector Anopheles gambiae. During her B.Sc project, Dr Currà studied the persistence of Anopheles mosquitoes in the Italian territory and the epidemiology of malaria cases in Italy since 1971, when Italy was declared malaria-free country, to nowadays. Dr Currà focused her research in malaria mosquito stages since her PhD studies at the University of Torvergata in Rome and University of Montpellier 2, France. Before to join Siden-Kiamos lab at FORTH in 2013 as Marie Curie fellow, she was a post doc at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dr Currà is author and co-author of 15 publications in International journals. She collaborates with other groups in Europe (Dr. Ponzi Marta in Rome, Dr. Maria Mota in Lisbon, Prof. Nardini in Milano, Prof. Catherine Braun-Breton in France) and Brazil (Prof. Claudio Marinho and Prof. Celia Garcia) and actively participates to international conferences and workshops.