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International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), P.O Box 30772-00100, Nairobi, Kenya

David Poumo
Current position: 
research scientist
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International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya
Tchouassi obtained a his MSc at the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana working on malaria transmission dynamics under the African Regional Postgraduate Programme on Insect Science (ARPPIS) and graduated with a PhD (Entomology) in 2013 at the University of Pretoria. In his PhD thesis he studied the cues used by mosquito vectors of Rift Valley fever virus to locate their animal hosts for a blood meal, and performed the first population genetics of the primary vectors of the disease. The study, which represents the most detailed investigation of the chemical basis for mosquito attraction, has provided a substantial contribution to our understanding of disease transmission in Kenya. David is currently a research scientist at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya, after completing a postdoctoral position (2013-2015). David’s research interests include developing and evaluating complementary innovative tools for disease vector control and pathogen surveillance and applying multidisciplinary approaches (chemical ecology/behaviour/molecular biology/bioinformatics/arbovirology).
Young Affiliate Alumnus
infectious diseases, vector control, surveillance
Affiliated from
Scientific field:
04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
TWAS Regional Office: 
TWAS Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP)
Last updated on 14/01/2020