A new framework agreement signed between IRD and the Pasteur Center of Cameroon [fr]
On June 25, 2021, a new partnership agreement was signed between the Research Institute for Development (IRD) and the Pasteur Center of Cameroon (CPC). The two institutions were represented by Mr. Jean-Marc Hougard, IRD Representative in Cameroon and Professor Elisabeth Carniel, Director of the CPC.
The IRD-CPC partnership makes it possible to develop joint research projects and provide support for the training of Masters and PhD students. For IRD, the partnership is mainly with researchers from UMR MIVEGEC on innovative projects related to malaria. In particular the development of rapid diagnostic tests based on saliva samples, validation of vaccine candidates blocking the transmission of Plasmodium falciparum in mosquitoes, etc.
The signing took place in the premises of the CPC, in the presence of Dr. Lawrence Ayong, head of the malaria laboratory at the CPC.