Medical entomologist at Institut Louis Malardé, Tahiti
“Fight the Bite – When Biology and Engineering combine to eliminate Zika and Dengue in Tropical Islands”
Senior Scientist and head of the Medical Entomology Laboratory at Institut Louis Malardé in Tahiti, French Polynesia. He holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Montpellier, France and an MBA from The Open University in the UK. His research focuses on the development and field evaluation of innovative strategies to address the burden of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases in Pacific and other communities around the globe. His unprecedented pilot operation for the sustainable control of mosquitoes on the atoll of Tetiaroa incorporates the latest discoveries in evolutionary biology. Stemming from this success, his vision is to eliminate mosquitoes vectors of diseases from the Society Islands and beyond over the next decade.