POST-DOC

POST-DOC

ASSOGBA S. Benoît

Medical Research Council, The Gambia

Post-doc

Projet title: Mass swarm trapping as malaria vector control strategy in Gambia

Dr ASSOGBA S. Benoît holds a PhD in Medical Entomology and Parasitology applied for Human Health Protection from the University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC, Benin) and University of Montpellier (UM, France) which focused in insecticide resistance mechanism evolution by using the experimental, molecular and genomic approach to understand how malaria vector adapt to different insecticide environment pressure. He sought alternative strategies by developing new tools for malaria vector in West Africa.  
Malaria Research Capacity Development in West and Central Africa (MARCAD) granted Dr Assogba with a Post-doctoral Fellowship to conduct his research on the ‘Mass swarm trapping as malaria vector control strategy in Gambia’. The main goal of his research project is to better understand how mass swarm trapping can be implemented as community-based approach for malaria control strategy.
Dr Assogba is committed oneself to become an international independent scientific. Then, the award Dr Assogba received will help to establish a competitive program in Medical Entomology and Parasitology applied for malaria control and elimination in West Africa. The MARCAD is the best opportunity for him to bolster his own research capacities, to confirm his leadership and assure the setting up of efficient research team in Africa.