Evolution of Vectorial Systems (ESV)

Understanding the evolution of vector-pathogen-environment interactions in order to limit the health impact of vector-borne diseases

The ESV scientific department conducts research that makes it possible to understand the diversity, biology, adaptation, and evolutionary processes of vectors in response to environmental changes, as well as their ability to bring about and transmit infectious agents, all with the aim of better controlling or even eradicating the diseases for which they are responsible. The department is organised into three complementary and interactive teams, each dedicated to studying the key aspects of how vector systems works, namely the ecology and evolution of vectors, the transmission of infectious agents, and vector control. Our research combines basic, applied, and/or translational approaches, and is based on a large network of national and international collaborations, allowing us to implement research and training programmes, particularly in Southern countries where we have been developing numerous partnerships for many years.

research teams

permanent members


Mosquitoes, Malaria, Arbovirus, Diversity, Transmission, Adaptation, Evolution, Host-vector-pathogen interactions, Resistance, Control

Primary objectives:

Our research aims to study the biodiversity and ecology of vectors, to understand the evolutionary constraints to which they are subjected, and to assess the epidemiological consequences of environmental perturbations on the maintenance or emergence of diseases. It also aims to offer a better understanding of how the interactions between vectors, pathogens, and their environment shape transmission. The ultimate goal of our work is to optimise the control of vector-borne diseases, and to propose and assess integrated management solutions that respect the environment.

ESV team locations




  • Senegal
  • Mali
  • Ivory Coast
  • Benin
  • Ghana
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • South Africa
  • China
  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • Peru
  • Colombia
  • Haiti
  • Brazil
  • Guyana
  • Guadeloupe
  • USA
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • UK
  • Netherlands

ESV department news

Appel à projets conjoint KIM RIVE – Défi Clé RIVOC

L'I site Muse KIM RIVE et le défi clé régional RIVOC lancent un appel à bourses de master M1 et M2 conjoint. Vous trouverez dans le lien de téléchargement ci-après le détail de l'APP master au format PDF ainsi que le dossier de candidature au format Word...