Born and bred in Chad, Amen Nakebang Fadel is a holder of an International Master’s degree from the Medical and Veterinary Entomology (IME) co-habilitated by the University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin) and the University Montpellier 2 (France) based in Benin (West Africa) to undergoing a six month research training pratice in the ″Unidade de Pararasitologia/CMDT Instituto de Higiene Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa‶, in Lisbon, on Portugal following subject ′Behavioural determinants of insecticide resistance in the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae from Burkina Faso
Upon the completion of his masters in Medical Entomology in 2011, Fadel has been working as a research assistant in the NMCP of the Ministry of Public Health of Chad where her developed expertise in Malaria Vector control and as a teacher in the Ministry of Education of Chad where he gained experience in training students.
In May 2017, Amen was selected to join the Research Unit of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) at Organisation de Coordination pour la lutte contre les Endemies en Afrique Centrale (OCEAC) as a Ph.D. student as part of a Welcome Trust International Training Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. This project entitled ‶Accelerating malaria elimination efforts in the Sahelian Region in Africa: elucidation of factors driving transmission and unravelling the molecular basis of insecticide resistance in the major malaria vectors″ is hosted since 2018 by the Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID).
Currently he enrolled for his Ph.D programme in Cellular and Molecular Parasitology at the University of Buea, and continues his research activities in the Department of medical entomology at CRID as part of his Ph.D work entitled ″Elucidating the patterns of insecticide resistance in the major malaria vectors from Central African Sahel and Guinea Savannah regions‶ under the supervision of Samuel Wanji, Professor of Public Health, Parasitology and Entomology, Head of Department Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Buea, Executive Director of the Research Foundation in Tropical Diseases and Environment (REFOTDE) and Charles S. Wondji, Professor of Genetics, LSTM, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Biomedical Sciences and Executive Director of CRID.
As far as this Ph.D project is concerned, he recently published his first-author article in the journal Parasites & Vectors whose title is ‶A combination of metabolic insecticide resistance and high frequency of the 1014F kdr mutation is driving pyrethroid resistance in Anopheles coluzzii population from Guinea Savanna of Cameroon″
In addition, Fadel is a member of Red Cross of Chad and member of Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) Cameroon Chapter.
So far, Amen has featured in the follwing publications
- Fadel AN, Ibrahim SS, Tchouakui M, Terence E, Wondji MJ, Tchoupo M, Wanji S, Wondji CS. A combination of metabolic insecticide resistance and high frequency of the 1014F kdr mutation is driving pyrethroid resistance in Anopheles coluzzii population from Guinea Savanna of Cameroon. Parasit. Vectors. 2019; 12:263.
- Kodindo DI, Kana-Mbang A, Moundai T, Fadel AN, Yankalbe-Kalnoné E, Adoum OA, Peka M, Kerah-Hinzoumbé C. Susceptibility of Anopheles gambiae s.l and Culex quinque fasciatus to diverse insecticide in the city of N’Djamena. Medécine et Santé Tropicales 2018; 28:154-157
- Dadzie S, Appawu MA, Kerah-Hinzoumbe C, Akogbeto MC, Adimazoa M, Kodindo DI, Fadel AN, Williams J. Species composition and insecticide resistance status of Anopheles gambiaes s.l (Culicidae) in Kome, Southern Chad and the implication for malaria control. Parasit. Vectors. 2016; 9:465.
- Foster GM, Coleman M, Thomsen E, Ranson H, Yangalbe-Kalnoné E, Moundai T, Kodindo DI, Fadel AN, Mahamat A, Peka M, Kerah-Hinzoube C. Spatial and temporal trends in insecticide resistance among malaria vector in Chad highlight the importance of continual monitoring. Plos One.DOI 10:1371
- Ibrahim SS, Fadel AN Tchouakui M, Terence E, Wondji MJ, Tchoupo M, Kerah-Hinzoumbé C, Wanji S, Wondji CS. High intensity pyrethroid and carbamate resistance in the major malaria vector Anopheles coluzzii from two Sahelian locations in Chad Republic. Submitted to Infectious Diseases of Poverty under number IDOP-D-19-00188.