POST-DOC

POST-DOC

Ousmane SY

University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar    

Postdoctoral

Projet title: Updating the malaria entomological profile in an area of low transmission in central-western Senegal    

I am a medical entomologist. I completed my PhD in 2015. In addition, I have a certificate of medical parasitology completed in 2008. I have working in various research projects in Senegal: from 2008 to 2012, in a seasonal malaria chemoprevention pilot project leaded the department of parasitology of Dakar University and the LSHTM. From 2013 to 2015, I worked as entomologist in malaria elimination project in central Senegal. My objective in my postdoctoral fellowship in MARCAD is to understanding the genetic structure of An. gambiae complex, exclusively An. melas (secondary vector) and their susceptibility to insecticide and their role on the persistence of residual transmission in the Central-western Senegal. This area is one of the Senegalese candidates where malaria can be potentially eliminated. It’s important to have information on the level and directionality of gene flow across the range of An. melas as it can help us to predict the spread of insecticide resistance and inform better control of this malaria vector.