Judicael Obame-Nkoghe

Junior Researcher
Ecology of Vector Systems
International Center for Medical Research (CIRMF) in Gabon
Journal Associated: Global Journal of Ecology Biography:

I am a junior researcher at the International Center for Medical Research (CIRMF) in Gabon. I’ve got my Master Degree in 2011 and PhD Degree in 2016 at the University of Montpellier, France. I studied Ecological aspect of vector transmission of infectious and zoonotic diseases in domestic and sylvatic environments. I’m specialized in ecology and vector role of mosquitoes, san flies, biting midges, and bat flies.

Research Interest: Infectious Diseases and Vector systems

URL: www.cirmf.ga

Skype ID: judicael.obame

- Project partner of 1 ANR funded project, total budget : 500k €
- A lot of scholarships and travel grants during my PhD studies

List of Publications:
1.    Judicaël Obame-Nkoghe, Nil Rahola, Mathieu Bourgarel, Patrick Yangari, Franck Prugnolle, Gael Darren Maganga, Eric-Maurice Leroy, Didier Fontenille, Diego Ayala and Christophe Paupy. Batflies (Diptera : Nycteribiidae and Streblidae) infesting cave-dwelling bats in Gabon : diversity, dynamics and potential role in Polychromophilus melanipherus transmission. Parasite & Vectors (2016) 9 : 33.
2.    Judicaël Obame-Nkoghe, Eric-Maurice Leroy and Christophe Paupy. Diversity and role in pathogen transmission of cave-dwelling hematophagous insects in the Afrotropical region.  Emerging Microbes and Infections (2017) 6, e20; doi:10.1038/emi.2017.6.
3.    Judicaël Obame-Nkoghe, Nil Rahola, Diego Ayala, Patrick Yangari, Davy Jiolle, Xavier Allene, Mathieu Bourgarel, Gael Darren Maganga, Nicolas Berthet, Eric-Maurice Leroy and Christophe Paupy. Exploring the diversity of blood-sucking Diptera in caves of Central Africa. Scientific Reports (2017), 7:250;doi:10.1038/s41598-017-00328-z.
4.    Duron, O., Schneppat, U. E., Berthomieu, A., Goodman, S. M., Droz, B., Paupy, C., Obame-Nkoghe, J., Rahola, N., Tortosa, P. (2014). Origin, acquisition and diversification of heritable bacterial endosymbionts in louse flies and bat flies. Molecular ecology, 23(8), 2105-2117.
5.    Maganga, G. D., Bourgarel, M., Nkoghe, J. O., N'Dilimabaka, N., Drosten, C., Paupy, C., ... & Leroy, E. M. (2014). Identification of an unclassified paramyxovirus in Coleura afra: a potential case of host specificity. PloS one, 9(12), e115588.
6.    Rahola, N., Henni, L. H., Obame, J., Ayala, D., Makanga, B. K., Lehrter, V., ... & Depaquit, J. (2016). A molecular study of the genus Spelaeomyia (Diptera: Phlebotominae) with description of the male of Spelaeomyia moucheti. Parasites & Vectors, 9(1), 367.
7.    Bitome Essono P. Y.1,2,3*, Ollomo B. 2*, Arnathau C.4, Moukodoum N. D. 2, Yacka Moubele L. 2, Okouga A. P. 2, Boudenga L. 2, Mve Ondo B. 2, Obame-Nkoghe J. 2, Mbeang Nguema P. 2,3, Njokou F. 5, Makanga B. 2,3, Watter R. 1, Ayala D. 2,4, Renaud F. 4, Rougeron V. 2,4, Bretagnolle F. 1*, Prugnolle F. 2,4*, Paupy C. 2,4*. Screening wildlife pathogen biodiversity using hematophagous flies as "flying syringes". Elife, 6, e22069.