Centre National for Scientific Research (CNRS)


CNRS is the French National Centre for Scientific Research. It is the main French publicly funded research organisation and was founded in 1939. CNRS employs more than 9000 researchers in all disciplines throughout France and has become one of the worlds’ leading research institutions. The ‘Laboratoire d’Ecologie Alpine’ (LECA) is a joint CNRS laboratory with University of Grenoble with more than 45 permanent staff. LECA is among the best French research units in ecology and environment and includes a multidisciplinary research team fully devoted to eco-toxicology. With a strong experience in wetland ecosystems and mosquitoes, and extensive links with European governmental and research organisations, the LECA has been involved in several research programs to study mosquito ecology and insecticide resistance mechanisms.


Principal Investigator: Dr Jean-Philippe David 




Jean-Philippe David is a CNRS researcher studying the molecular mechanisms and evolutionary forces underlying insecticide resistance in mosquitoes. He has developed a solid experience in eco-toxicology, biochemistry and molecular biology including genomics, transcriptomics and population genomics.






Dr Idir Akhouayri



Idir Akhouayri is a CNRS postdoctoral researcher studying the molecular mechanisms involved in pollutant detoxification, which could lead to insecticide resistance in malaria mosquitoes. He has developed a solid experience in eco-toxicology and molecular biology including genomics and transcriptomics.

Dr Alexia Chandor-Proust



Dr Alexia Chandor-Proust, an engineer in chemistry from ENSCP, and PhD in Chemistry/Biology from Grenoble University. Alexia Chandor-Proust benefits from several years of expertise in biochemistry and genetic engineering in bacteria and yeast. Her work in WP3 consisted in heterologous expression in yeast and functionnal characterization of candidate anopheline P450 potentially involved in insecticide resistance.