STAFF

The team is led by Dr Corine Ngufor and consist of a combination of staff from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK, and Centre de Recherche Entomologique de Cotonou (CREC). We have a total of 61 staff consisting of 4 Senior Medical Entomologist, 16 Research Assistant, 2 Research Technicians, 5 Field Technicians, 8 Insectary Technicians, 5 Drivers, 5 Security Guards, 6 Cleaners, 2 Administrative and Financial staff, 2 Quality Assurance Manager, 3 Data Manager, 1 IT Technician, 1 Archivist and 1 environmentalist .



Corine Ngufor

Assistant Professor, LSHTM

Facility Manager CREC/LSHTM

Corine Ngufor is an Assistant Professor and medical entomologist at LSHTM and the Facility Manager of the CREC/LSHTM Collaborative Research Programme. She has several years of field experience in mosquito biology and vector control. She started working at LSHTM in 2011 supervising and coordinating several WHOPES Phase 1 and 2 vector control studies across sub-saharan Africa (Tanzania, Cote D'Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Benin).
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Ewa Abibatou ODJO

Msc Medical Entomology

Laboratory Supervisor 1 and Senior Research Assistant

Abibatou is a Laboratory Supervisor and Senior Research Assistant with several years of experience in Medical Entomology. She joined the Facility in 2004. She currently oversees implementation of studies, plans and coordinates laboratory activities, supervises and train laboratory personnel.
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Josias FAGBOHOUN

Msc Medical Entomology

Laboratory Supervisor 2 and Senior Research Assistant

Josias is a Laboratory Supervisor and Research Assistant with long-term expertise in Medical Entomology. He joined the Facility in 2013. He currently supervises implementation of projects, oversees chemical product reception and storage, coordinates laboratory activities and supervises junior laboratory staff.
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Estelle VIGNINOU

MSc Biomedical Analysis

Laboratory Supervisor 3 and Research Assistant

Estelle is a Laboratory Supervisor and Research Assistant with several years of experience in Medical Entomology. She joined the Facility in 2008. She currently coordinates laboratory activities, oversees production of blocks substrates, oversees laboratory consumable stock management and trains junior laboratory staff.
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Augustin FONGNIKIN

Msc Medical Entomology

Study Director/Field Project Manager

Augustin has several years of experience in Medical Entomology. He joined the facility in 2011 as research assistant, and later served as the Field Site Supervisor from 2013-2020 before he was promoted to his current role. As the Field Project Manager, he now coordinates field projects involving Phases II and III evaluations.
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Martial GBEGBO

Msc Medical Entomology

Field Site Supervisor and Research Assistant

Martial has MSc with many years of experience in Medical Entomology. He joined the facility in 2017 as research assistance in laboratory bioassays and field trials. As the Field Site supervisor, he oversees field site activities and field personnel, and reports directly to the Facility Manager.
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Damien TODJINOU

MSc Biomedical Analysis

Insectary Supervisor and Research Assistant

Damien is the Insectary Supervisor and Research Assistant with many years of experience in Medical Entomology. He joined the Facility in 2013 and he currently oversees the insectary and the animal house of the facility.
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Marina EHOUMI

BSc Information System Management IT

Data Manager

Marina is the Data Manager of the Facility with long-term expertise in data management. She joined the facility in 2017. She currently ensures data management while coordinating data entry, validation and retrieval. She manages the IT unit of the Facility by administering the server, maintenance and security of the Facility’s hardware and software.
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Victoria ARIORI

MSc Biomedical Analysis

Quality Assurance Manager

Victoria is the Quality Assurance Manager of the Facility with many years of experience in Laboratory Research. She joined the Facility in 2015 and assures the reliability and the integrity of quality control systems at the Facility and compliance of studies to OECD principles of Good Laboratory Practice.
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Danielle APITHY

BS. Auditing and Management Control

Administrative and financial Assistant

Danielle is the administrative and financial assistant of the Facility with many years of experience in the administrative and financial sector. She joined the facility in 2016 and currently coordinates administrative and financial activities of the Facility.

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Imelda AHANHANZO GLELE

BA English Studies

Archivist

Imelda is the archivist and project assistant of the Facility. She joined the facility in 2017 and currently follows up deposition and retrieval of documents from project archive, control access and ensure security of archive.
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Thomas SYME

Msc Medical Entomology

Research Assistant, LSHTM

Thomas is a Research Assistant who completed his MSc in Medical Entomology from LSHTM in 2018. Following a brief spell working in the UK, he joined the facility in 2019 where he is responsible for coordination of IVCC-funded projects evaluating the efficacy of novel vector control products.
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Dr Renaud GOVOETCHAN

Senior Research Assistant /LSHTM

Renaud is a medical entomologist with experience in malaria vector control studies in communities. He worked with PMI in Burundi and UNDP/Global Fund in Djibouti prior to joining the Facility in 2018.He coordinates implementation of IVCC-Sponsored Studies at the Facility.
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Dr Germain Gil PADONOU, DEA, MSc, PhD.

Medical and veterinary Entomology

Environment and Health

Director and Administrative Counterpart - CREC

Dr Padonou is a medical entomologist with over several year of experience in vector control. He participates in the teaching of the BSc and MSc programmes in Applied Entomology, Hydrobiology, Animal Ecology and Biology of Invertabrate Nutrition at University of Abomey-Calavi. He is currently lecturer at the University of Abomey-Calavi and researcher at the Entomological Research Center of Cotonou (Ministry of Health) where he works since 2003 on research of new tools to fight against malaria and arboviruses vectors. He is Member of Benin's NMCP Technical Expert Group on Malaria Vector Control and Insecticide Resistance Management. Since 2008 to 2011, he is responsible for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation activities of the Entomological Component of the President Malaria Initiative Program in the Oueme department in Benin.

Professor Mark ROWLAND

Medical Entomology

Mark Rowland is a professor of medical entomology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with over 30 years of experience in vector control product development. He has worked with the CREC/LSHTM Collaborative Research programmes since its inception. He provides scientific guidance and support in acquiring grants and coordinating IVCC-sponsored projects. Read more..

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