Abdoulaye Diabaté is currently the Head of the Medical Entomology Laboratory of the Institut de Recherche en Science de la Santé/Centre Muraz, Burkina Faso. He received his M.S. degree at the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, West Africa, and a Ph.D. degree at the University of Montpellier II, France. His Ph.D. study was related to malaria vectors resistance to pyrethroids. His main focus was to describe the geographic distribution of resistance to pyrethroids in these mosquitoes across Burkina Faso and to characterize the mechanisms and the ecological factors involved in its selection. The laboratory work included molecular techniques for characterizing genes and its haplotypes involved in insecticide resistance development in mosquito populations. After his Ph.D. degree, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institutes of Health (USA) for 4 years. He was interested in ecological specialization in Anopheles gambiae as major evolutionary force generating biological diversity, which may lead to speciation. During his professional career, he has cochaired several scientific sessions at international conferences (ASTMH, MIM) and was an invited speaker at George Washington University. Moreover, he won the best oral presentation award in the 9th International Meeting Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases. Currently, he is a Reviewer of the French National Agency of Research proposals and a Member of several professional bodies including the Scientific Coordinating Committee (SCC) of AMANET, the Pan-African Mosquito Control Association Boarding Committee, and the African Network on Vector Resistance to Insecticides (ANVR).
Biography Updated on 18 May 2010