Soumanaba Zongo

Soumanaba joined the entomology lab of CNRFP in 2009 as senior public health technician after just finishing his professional Bachelor degree in Biomedical Analysis. While working at the CNRFP, he obtained a Bachelor degree in Biochemistry / General Microbiology (2011) and a Master degree (2016) at the University of Ouagadougou Burkina Faso. During his Master’s, he investigated the distribution of malaria vectors and genes involved in insecticide resistance in the locality of Ouagadougou. In CNRFP,  he is sharing his time between entomology and bimolecular laboratories. He has been involved in many research activities such as mosquito dissecting to determine infection status, larvae and adult mosquito collection in the field, bioassays, Direct Membrane Feeding Assay (DMFA). In 2018, he coordinated the study on the monitoring of entomological indicators of dengue transmission in the city of Ouagadougou from May to December 2018. In the PIIVeC project as a PhD student, he will investigate “the Characterization of larvae and adults ecology and insecticide resistance in Aedes aegypti, vector of arbovirus diseases in Burkina-Faso”.