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Department of Primatology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 200
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 299

Curriculum Vitae


March 2011 – present

Ph. D student 

Max Planck institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, department of primatology, Leipzig / Robert Koch Institute, Berlin

Thesis title: Pathogens and pathogens transmission in sympatrically wild living gorillas and chimpanzees


Diploma of Agronomy engineering, specialization in microbiology.

Institut National d’Agronomie et de Biotechnologies, Université des Sciences et Techniques de Masuku (USTM)

Thesis : Etude prospective et microbiologique de la maladie des  pourritures de racines du manioc ( Manihot esculenta)  sur trois axes routiers de Franceville


Scientific  Matura (Baccalauréat  scientifique)

Option: Biology and Mathematics.

Professional experiences

June 2012 –

Research assistant at the Research Institute of Tropical Ecology  (IRET/ CENAREST, Gabon)

May 2010 -
March 2011  

Field assistant at the Max Planck institute of Evolutionary Anthropology

Working at the Loango Apes Project in Loango National Park Gabon

August 2008 –
April 2010 

Junior responsible of the Great apes Health Program

Zoological Society of London, Lopé National Park (collaboration between the MCC/ZSL and SEGC/CIRMF)

Responsability: field lab gestion/parasitology, in charge of the staff  preventive health,  Environmental teacher at the local school, gestion , analyses and diffusion of data, conference-workshop and publications participation

July 2008

Gabonese governmental agent in charge of the population census  in the city of POG

February 2007 –
August 2007

Trainee at the International Centre of medical research  of Franceville  (CIRMF)/ department of parasitology (UPARAM)

Theme:  Detection of Plasmodium falciparum DNA in the blood  samples the Dienga’s villagers  using PCR  technic 

May 2006 –
January 2007 

Diploma training  at CIRMF / Laboratory of microbiology (LAM)

Mycologie, bacteriology

July 2004/
September 2004

Agricultural trainee

Agriculture de Port-Gentil (AGRIPOG)

Theme:  Monographic study of AGRIPOG

Conferences and Workshops

Bioinformatics workshop on Virus Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology, University of Florida,  August 25th – 30th , 2013
Poster: Genetic diversity of polyomaviruses infecting sympatric great apes in Loango National Park, Gabon

Gorillas Across Africa Workshop 2012 (Musanze ,Rwanda)
Oral presentation: Transmission of microorganisms between sympatric wild living gorillas and chimpanzees of Loango National Park , GABON

National Symposium on Zoonoses Research (Berlin, Germany) : 11th - 12th October 2012
Poster: Evidence of polyomavirus transmission between wild living chimpanzees and gorillas in Loango National Park, Gabon

Great apes health workshop (Entebbe ,Uganda): August 21st – 24th 2009
Poster: Ratiarison S., Jeffery K., Devos C., Madinda N. F., Petretto M. (2009) "Project Health Interface, Gabon"