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.


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.


The Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) is a major partner for immunological studies. Prof. Maria Yazdanbakhsh, a visiting professor at CERMEL, oversees the research activities concerning parasite immunology.


Publications of the fundamental research can be found here


Rodrigue Bikangui Supervisor of the Laboratory
Eunice Betouke Ongwe Biologist/PhD student
Yoanne Darelle Mouwenda Biologist/PhD student
Anne Marie Nkoma Mouima Biologist
Georgelin Nguema Ondo Biologist
Marien Juliet Magossou Mbadinga Biologist
Ayong More Biologist
Rafiou Adamou Biologist
Charlène Mouloungou Mangui TSBM
Yoric Yali Assy Oyamli TSBM