The University of Abomey-Calavi was created in 1970 as University of Dahomey and later on National University of Benin. It is a public, scientific, technical and cultural institution with administrative and financial autonomy. As such the University of Abomey-Calavi is in charge of training students, carries out scientific research and contributes to social, economic and cultural development in Benin. It is placed under the Ministry in charge of High Education and scientific Research.
Dr Luc Salako Djogbénou is an entomologist and a parasitologist at the University of Abomey-Calavi In Republic of Benin. He is the lead Principal Investigator/Co Principal Investigator on the Essentials Grant. Luc's main research interest activities regroup several aspects related to the control of mosquito vectors of human disease such as Malaria, Lymphatic Filariasis and Dengue. His research is particularly focused on the understanding of the biology, genetics and genomics of mosquitoes. He has also interest in public health outreach and how social practices relating to pesticide used by populations in Africa impact sustainable control of diseases vectors. He is currently conducting research to determine the impact of the genetic profile of both vector and parasite on the malaria transmission.