Swiss, MSc, PhD. Tobias (1985), did his PhD in epidemiology and public health at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel, Switzerland (2015). His PhD focused on the biology, surveillance and control of the invasive Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus in the Swiss-Italian border region. He reviewed existing control measures by comparing the spatial and temporal distribution of Aedes albopictus in an intervention area (Southern Switzerland) versus a non-intervention area (Northern Italy). He assessed the insecticide susceptibility status of local mosquito populations as well as their competence to transmit different dengue virus serotypes. He also conducted host preference studies and was largely involved in setting up the national surveillance programme for invasive mosquito species in Switzerland. Tobias joined Avia-GIS in 2016 as an entomologist in the Precision Pest Management Business Unit where he provides technical and scientific support to the Avia-GIS vector control products and services.