Marcel’s PhD research at the University of Montpellier in France focused on evaluating the effect of α-AnAPN1 antibodies (transmission-blocking vaccine) against field isolates of P. falciparum in Cameroon. To deepen his expertise in vector biology, he undertook a Postdoctoral course at the Centre Pasteur du Cameroon where he worked on «Time-course of malaria gametocytes under transmission- blocking vaccines». Marcel joined the Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID) in 2018, where he works on Anopheles funestus. More specifically he investigates the correlation between the molecular basis of resistance and genetic structure of Anopheles funestus.
Currently, as part of the Partnership for Increasing the Impact of Vector Control (PIIVeC), Marcel is studying interactions between Anopheles mosquitoes, their microbiome and the Plasmodium they transmit.
His scientific publications include;
Maurice M. Sandeu, Albert N. Bayibéki, Majoline T. Tchioffo, Luc Abate, Geoffrey Gimonneau, Parfait H. Awono-Ambéné, Sandrine E. Nsango, Diadier Diallo, Antoine Berry, Gaétan Texier and Isabelle Morlais (2017). Do the venous blood samples replicate malaria parasite densities found in capillary blood? A field study performed in naturally-infected asymptomatic children in Cameroon. Malaria Journal. 16(1):345
Sandeu, M. M., Abate L., Tchioffo, M. T., Bayibéki, A. N., Awono-Ambéné, P. H., Nsango, S. E., & Morlais, I. (2016). Impact of exposure to mosquito transmission-blocking antibodies on Plasmodium falciparum population genetic structure. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 45, 138-144.
Atkinson, S. C., Armistead, J. S., Mathias, D. K., Sandeu, M. M., Tao, D., Borhani-Dizaji, N., & Borg, N. A. (2015). The Anopheles-midgut APN1 structure reveals a new malaria transmission-blocking vaccine epitope. Nature structural & molecular biology, 22(7), 532-539.
J. Kouamo, T. Safari, K. Miguiri, M. M. Sandeu and G. J. Sawadogo (2014). Study of nutritional parameters in Sahelian goats inseminated at induced estrus (FGA sponge and eCG). Livestock Research for Rural Development 26 (03).
Alout, H., Ndam, N. T., Sandeu, M. M., Djegbe, I., Chandre, F., Dabiré, R. K., & Cohuet, A. (2013). Insecticide resistance alleles affect vector competence of Anopheles gambiae ss for Plasmodium falciparum field isolates. PLoS One, 8(5), e63849.
Sandeu, M. M., Moussiliou, A., Moiroux, N., Padonou, G. G., Massougbodji, A., Corbel, V., & Ndam, N. T. (2012). Optimized pan-species and speciation duplex real-time PCR assays for Plasmodium parasites detection in malaria vector PLoS One, 7(12), e52719
Dr. Sandeu has earned amongst others ;
Travel Award to attend and present a poster at the the 2nd Annual ANTI-VeC meeting at Imperial College in London on 20th – 21st June 2019;
Travel Award to attend and present poster at the at the Conference on ‘Innovative Strategies for Vector Control’, in Wageningen (Netherlands) from Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 June 2019;
Travel Award to attend the Keystone Symposium at the Hilton Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Oct 30 – Nov 2, 2019, on The Malaria Endgame: Innovation in Therapeutics, Vector Control, and Public Health Tools.
Dr. Sandeu holds membership with the Application of Novel Transgenic technology & Inherited symbionts to Vector Control ( ANTI-VeC).