French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development
IRD-Délégation régionale Occitanie
911 avenue agropolis
34394 Montpellier cedex 5
Role and main activities in AIMCOST
- MC member substitute
- WG 2 (Conventional and innovative control tools) member
- Task 2.2. (Quality evaluation of AIM control operations) leader
Vincent Robert is senior researcher, medical entomologist.
His main domains of expertise are mosquitoes, anophelines and malaria transmission and culicines vectors of arbovirus. With in mind, the double concern of understanding the biology and decreasing the burden of vector-borne diseases in terms of public health.
He had about 25 years of experience in medical entomology in tropical area (Tropical Africa, Madagascar, Islands of the SW Indian Ocean). Since the last 12 years he mainly works in Euro-Mediterranean area.
He belonged to the team that first discovered the huge impact of insecticide impregnated bednet in reducing malaria transmission.
He also has a strong experience in teaching (Institut Pasteur, Paris) and publishing articles (>250 articles and book chapters) and books (3).
He is the key-expert of the medical entomology network MediLabSecure (2015-2021). He was a member of the mosquito group of the network VectorNet (2014-2018).
Five recent and relevant publications:
Jourdain F, Picard M, Sulesco T, Haddad N, Harrat Z, Sawalha SS, Günay F, Kanani K, Shaibi T, Akhramenko D, Sarih M, Velo E, Paronyan L, Pajovic I, Faraj C, Sikharulidze I, Putkaradze D, Marić J, Bosevska G, Janceska E, Bouattour A, Hamidi A, Sherifi K, Alten B, Petrić D, Robert V. Identification of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae): an external quality assessment of medical entomology laboratories in the MediLabSecure network. Parasites & Vectors, 2018, .in press
Dente MG, Riccardo F, Nacca G, Ranghiasci A, Escadafal C, Gaayeb L, Jimenez-Clavero MA, Manuguerra JC, Ramirez EP, Picard M., Fernandez Pinero J, Robert V, Victoir K, Declich S. Strengthening preparedness to arbovirus infections in Mediterranean and Black Sea countries: a conceptual framework to assess integrated surveillance in the context of One Health strategy. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2018, 15, 489. doi:10.3390/ijerph15030489.
Tandina F, Doumbo O, Yaro AS, Traoré SF, Parola P, Robert V - Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) and mosquito-borne diseases in Mali, West Africa. Parasites and Vectors, 2018, 11:467. doi.org/10.1186/s13071-018-3045-8
Failloux AB, Bouattour A, Faraj C, Gunay F, Haddad N, Harrat Z, Jancheska E, Kanani K, Kenawy MA, Kota M, Pajovic I, Paronyan L, Petric D, Sarih M, Sawalha S, Shaibi T, Sherifi K, Sulesco T, Velo E, Gaayeb L, Victoir K, Robert V - Surveillance of arthropod-borne viruses and their vectors in the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions within the MediLabSecure network. Current Tropical Medicine Reports, 2017, 4(1):27-39. doi 10.1007/s40475-017-0101-y.
Escadafal C, Gaayeb L, Riccado F, Pérez-Ramirez E, Picard M, Dente MG, Fernandez-Pinero J, Manuguerra JC, Jiménez-Clavero MÁ, Declich S, Victoir K, Robert V - Risk of Zika virus transmission in Euro-Mediterranean area and the added value of building preparedness to arboviral threats from a One Health perspective. BMC Public Health, 2016, 16:1219.