Fundamental Research

CERMEL performs research in immunology and genetics of infectious diseases.

Based on the infrastructure of the research laboratory the fundamental research group performs various studies, often in association with epidemiolgocal studies. Headed by Dr. Marguerite Massinga Loembe, the group has.

Immunologic studies, such as those providing a basis for the hygiene hypothesis of allergy pathogenesis were done at this laboratory. Recent activity includes that of immunoligy of protection of RTS,S vaccine.

Training


The research group trains Master students of the Ecole Doctoral Regional of Franceville, Gabon, Tübingen University and other African and European Universities. Recent training workshops include the CANTAM Malaria ELISA workshop, held in July 2013.

Partnerships


The Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) is a major partner for immunological studies. Many of the genetic studies are in collaboration with the University of Tübingen


Publications


Publications of the fundamental research can be found here

Staff

Marguerite Massinga Loembe Senior Biologist
Eunice Betouke Ongwe Biologist
Yoanne Darelle Mouwenda Biologist/PhD student
Anne Marie Nkoma Mouima Biologist
Rodrigue Bikangui Biologist
Georgelin Nguema Ondo Biologist
Haruka Abe PhD Student
Yuri Ushijima PhD Student
Rebecca Bracker Physician (Internship)