Insect vectors and transmission of pathogens

Epidemiology and Public Health

This Pasteur-IRD course focuses on diseases whose aetiological agents are transmitted by vectors and which constitute a major public health problem. The countries of the intertropical zone are primarily concerned, but the temperate zones are not spared with the recent occurrence of vector-borne diseases and the recent invasions of vector species.

Practical information

Institut Pasteur
April 20-May 15, 2020
February 9, 2020
In French


Doctoral School Module
Institut Pasteur Diploma
Credits for Public health Pasteur-CNAM Master

This Pasteur-IRD course combines theoretical and practical training in biology and control of disease vectors and the pathogens they transmit. The understanding of host-vector and vector-pathogen interactions and vector control will be addressed. Students will gain specialised skills covering all aspects of major vector-borne diseases.

Medical entomology is a key discipline for many past and present researchers at the Institut Pasteur and the IRD; in this line, this course deliberately combines tradition and modernity.

Lectures will be given during morning sessions by more than 40 internationally recognized experts in their field of research. It will be focused on the ecology and biology of insect vectors, and the control of their natural populations.

Practical work will be offered during afternoon sessions, also by experts on the main families of (insect and tick) vectors or nuisance, as well as on the basic techniques in medical entomology.

Students are invited to actively participate in discussions with speakers during conferences and roundtables. The course provides a unique opportunity to enter in the world of research in Medical Entomology.

This IP-IRD course will be held every even-numbered year at the Institut Pasteur Paris. A 2-week workshop will be conducted in an institute of the Institut Pasteur International Network in odd-numbered years; vector diseases of importance to the region will be examined.

Sponsor : We thank you LabEx IBEID for its support

Applications are evaluated by the Course Committee.

More informations


Anna-Bella Failloux

Unité Arbovirus et Insectes Vecteurs

Institut Pasteur


Vincent Robert

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement

Head(s) of laboratory practicals

Laurence Mousson et Marie Vazeille 

Unité Arbovirus et Insectes Vecteurs 

Institut Pasteur

4 semaines
Members of the Course committee

A.B. Failloux (Institut Pasteur),

M. Lucas-Hourani (Institut Pasteur),

S. Malot (Institut Pasteur),

L. Mousson (Institut Pasteur),

V. Ponticelli (Institut Pasteur),

V. Robert (IRD),

M. Sala (Institut Pasteur),

O. Silvie (Sorbonne Université),

M. Vazeille (Institut Pasteur),

H. Waxin (Institut Pasteur)

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