Silvie Huijben is an evolutionary biologist with a keen interest in the arms-race between us humans and the organisms we aim to control. Her work focuses on the evolution of drug resistance in malaria parasites and insecticide resistance in mosquitoes. Dr. Huijben aims to use empirical research on the evolutionary ecology of mosquitoes and parasites to answer the following key question: how can we design better resistance management strategies? Silvie Huijben started her PhD in evolutionary biology and infectious diseases at the University of Edinburgh (UK) and later moved to the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) at the Pennsylvania State University (USA) under supervision of Dr. Andrew Read. She received her PhD degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2010 and continued with a post-doctoral position at CIDD. She obtained a Science in Society – Branco Weiss Fellowship and a Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowship and for a post-doctoral position at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISglobal, Spain) in 2013. In 2018 she joined the Center for Evolution and Medicine at Arizona State University as Assistant Professor where she received an NSF-CAREER award in 2021 to work on understanding the selective forces acting on insecticide resistant mosquitoes.