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  • Chloroplast DNA

    constitutes the chloroplast genome: transmitted only by mothers, very little variation over time, makes it possible to track maternal lineages

  • Mitochondrial DNA

    constitutes the mitochondrial genome: transmitted only by mothers, very little variation over time, makes it possible to track maternal lineages

  • Apoptosis

    ability to induce programmed cell death

  • Blood-brain barrier Barrier (BBB)

    barrier between the peripheral blood and central nervous system

  • Endothelial cell

    specialized cell that is part of the composition of blood vessels

  • NK cells

    class of immune cells with a cytotoxic function

  • Chloroplasts

    cellular compartments in plants responsible for photosynthesis. Transmitted only by mothers.

  • Cytoadherence

    ability to adhere to cells, particularly endothelial cells

  • Epitope

    immunogenic protein fragment

  • Phylogenetic Study

    Development study of the genetic evolution of a living being (micro-organism, plant, animal)

  • Hepatocyte

    specialized liver cells

  • Hepatoma

    malignant liver tissue cell

  • Isolate

    a parasite strain isolated from the field

  • Deep microvascular beds

    small blood vessels in the deep tissues, in particular the brain

  • Mitochondria

    cellular structures in animals, responsible for energy synthesis. Transmitted only by mothers.

  • Pathogenicity

    ability to induce disease

  • PBMC

    peripheral blood mononuclear cells

  • Phenotypic

    related to the structure

  • Phylogeography

    analysis that also takes into account the geographical distribution of the lines studied

  • Primatology

    study of the species of the order of primates

  • Primatologist

    someone who specializes in the science of primates.

  • CTL response

    cytotoxic immune response

  • Reservoir

    animal species that hosts a pathogen over a long period

  • Trypanosomiasis

    sleeping sickness


The CIRMF provides training and academic education (from university education to doctoral and post doctoral levels), with its researchers participating in teaching activities and providing training through research. The CIRMF also organizes seminars, open to statutory agents and partners, to present new conceptual and high-tech approaches. Courses at the post-doctoral and doctoral level for Gabonese and foreign visiting researchers are organized regularly.

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Research Training

Academic training is provided to national and international PhD students as well as young visiting researchers. This training covers emerging conditions (host factor, molecular biology and genetics of vectors and parasites) and emerging areas (ecology, environment, geography).

Training through research: to build capacities for international goals (e.g. North-South partnerships), empower young researchers (e.g. response to tenders), contribute to the excellence, competitiveness and expertise in the fields of CIRMF teams.

Lifelong learning is provided for the Centre staff.


Formal classes are given (framework agreement with the University of Science and Technology of Masuku, the Faculty of Science, Franceville, and the University of Health Sciences Libreville) in the areas of expertise of the CIRMF researchers and technicians.