a primer for leishmania population genetic studies
invasive mice and rodent malaria in africa
We are used to field missions organisation and management.
The last 16 years of experience allowed us to implement multiple new protocols in the field to collect different samples types, such as faecal great apes samples, Anopheles mosquitoes, Tsetse flies, rodents, bats, etc. We also participated in several sanitary controls of non-human primates. For 10 years now, one of our main goals is to collect non-invasive samples from the field in order to protect as much as possible animal populations.
Field mission Franceville and La Lekedi Park, Gabon
As part of the ANR T-ERC EVAD, the objective of this mission was to establish the protocol with all involved collaborators during a field mission organised in the La Lekedi Park. We had the pleasure to work with Benoit Malleret and Samuel Wassmer, who heelped in the immunological and red blood cell conservation protocols! We also thank the responsible of the park, as well as all the veterinaries and assistants who helped the team.
Field mission Franceville and La Lope, Gabon
As part of our follow up collaboration in Gabon, I went back there for two months to work with collaborators and participate to a field mission in La Lope, that aimed to collect Tseyse flies used then as ‘flying seringes’ to follow the dynamics of different infectious pathogens. This is one of the non-invasive technique the team developped to collected blood semples from wild animals.