Armel Tedjou is a PhD student at the University of Yaoundé I (UYI) and is currently on a PhD thesis internship at the Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases. Upon completion of his master’s degree in Medical Entomology in 2014 on “Biodiversity of Anopheles Fauna and their Role in Malaria Transmission in Niete, South Cameroon” at UYI, he was hired as an Entomological Expert assistant in the “Building Malaria Prevention” project developed by Malaria Consortium-Cameroon Coalition Against Malaria (MC-CCAM) in partnership with Archive Global whose mission was to reduce malaria incidents by improving houses.
In 2017, he launched a doctoral program on Arboviruses and vectors in Cameroon under the supervision of Prof. Charles Wondji, Dr. Basile Kamgang and Prof. Flobert Njiokou of CRID and UYI respectively. The aim of programme is to assess the entomological risk of arbovirus outbreaks in Cameroon. This PhD is part of a project funded by the Wellcome Trust that was awarded to Dr. Basile Kamgang in 2016.
His work at CRID vis-a-vis the project includes field collections, laboratory techniques, mosquito rearing in the insectary, data analysis, report and article writing.
Armel was appointed as a Master’s and Doctoral student representative at CRID in February 2018. In September 2019, he received third prizes at the PAMCA International conference in Cameroon. In addition, he is one of the Entomological Experts involved in the United States President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) in Cameroon, where he contributes in field collection, data analysis and reporting.
One of his publications https://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0007137