Institut Pasteur de Dakar
The primary research interest of the Institute Pasteur de Dakar (IPD) has historically been arboviruses, and it has an outstanding record of scientific accomplishments including the first isolation of Yellow Fever in Africa and the discovery of the Yellow Fever vaccine. IPD is the home of a large arbovirus and malaria research group and has well equipped laboratories. It also has a longstanding and active entomology program focusing in the study of mosquito vectors of arbovirus.
IPD are involved in the following work packages:- WP1.1, WP2.1, WP4.1, WP5.1, WP5.3 & WP6.3.
Dr Mawlouth Diallo, PhD
Dr. Diallo is a vector biologist who leads the medical entomology research group in the IPD. He has extensive experience with studies of arbovirus vectors in the Barkedji area of Senegal and also with laboratory studies of mosquito vectors.
Dr Ibrahima Dia, PhD
Dr. Dia is an entomologist and vector biologist with extensive experience studying the bio-ecology and molecular genetics of malaria vectors. He has 13 years of experience studying the two malaria main vectors in West Africa, An. funestus and An. gambiae.
Dr Yamar Ba, PhD
Dr. Ba is an entomologist and vector biologist with extensive experience studying the bio-ecology of arbovirus vectors. He has 15 years of experience studying the mosquito and sand fly borne viruses in West Africa.