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Dr Etienne BILGO

Research Fellow, Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé


I am currently an ARISE Fellow from Burkina Faso. Since my Ph.D (2018) and my post-doctoral research… (more)

I am currently an ARISE Fellow from Burkina Faso. Since my Ph.D (2018) and my post-doctoral research (2018 to now), I am focusing my research on novel and emerging mosquito control biotechnologies and their integration to the existing arsenal of vector control strategies against Malaria and Dengue.

I have presented my works in at least 27 international conferences. I have also won 21 international Fellowships and awards and am currently an international Wellcome Trust Post- Doc Fellow (2019-2022). In October 2019, I was selected by Grand Challenge among the 10 African Rising Stars in STEM to participate in their Annual meeting. In Burkina Faso, my home country, I won the Best Early/Middle career Researcher award under age of 40 (2020).

I have published several high impact scientific articles, one of my last articles in Science as joint first author. I was awarded the AAAS-Newcomb Cleveland Prize for the best scientific publication of the year 2019-2020 also in Science. In addition, I am a reviewer for the most of important journals of my area of expertise such as Malaria Journal and Parasites and Vectors.I am a member of several scientific society and networks as the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Pan African Mosquito Control Association, ANTIVeC Network, and the West African Network for Infectious Diseases ACE . In terms of international collaborations, I am an affiliate of the University of Glasgow and visiting researcher at the University of Maryland. Finally, I have mentored 22 students (PhD, Master and Bachelor) since 2018.