Keele Scientists at Royal Society Pfizer Award Ceremony

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Posted on 12 November 2013

Dr Abdoulaye Diabate and Dr Frederic Tripet visited the Royal Society last week, where Dr Diabate was awarded the prestigious Royal Society Pfizer award.

Dr Diabate, who heads the medical entomology unit IRSS in Burkina Faso, was awarded this year's Royal Society Pfizer award: a prize set up in 2006 to recognize innovative contributions to biological science with a positive sustainable impact in Africa.

Dr Diabate and Dr Frederic Tripet, Reader in Molecular Biology of Insect Vectors of Diseases and a member of Keele's Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology (CAEP), are co-PIs on a prestigious MRC/DFID-sponsored African Research Leader grant entitled 'Targeting male mosquito behaviour for malaria control'.  Their partnership is lauded as one of the most successful for this funding scheme, which is aimed at building research capacity in Africa in the field of human health and, in this case, malaria vector control.

More details on Dr Diabate's Pfizer Award are here


Seen in this picture, taken on Monday at the Royal Society ceremony, are from left to right:

Dave Malone, Innovative Vector Control Consortium IVCC Field Trials Manager; Frédéric Tripet, Reader in molecular biology of insect vectors, CAEP, Keele University; Sylvain Ouédraogo, Directeur Institut de recherche des sciences de la santé IRSS, Bobo Dioulasso; Abdoulaye Diabate, Pfizer Medallist and Head of the medical entomology unit IRSS; Hilary Ranson, Head of Vector Biology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM); Emma Andrews, Director External Medical Affairs at Pfizer; Janet Hemingway, Director of LSTM and executive Director IVCC; Robert Sloss, Public Health Products Portfolio Manager at IVCC.