Medical Entomologist, Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture (NAFA)
Dr. Jérémy Bouyer is a medical entomologist leading the Human Disease Vectors group at the FAO-IAEA Insect Pest Control Laboratory. His main goal is to reduce the impact of vector control on non-target organisms while making it more efficient, in an area-wide integrated pest management perspective.
Formerly, he has been working for Cirad on the ecology and control of tsetse flies, vectors of human and animal trypanosomoses (sleeping sickness and Nagana) , which are hampering the development of sub-Saharan Africa. He was based in Africa for more than 16 years, successfully in Burkina Faso, Senegal and Ethiopia.
He contributed to more than 130 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on vector ecology and control and received several awards including “Researcher of the future” from the Languedoc Roussillon Region, France, Young Scientist Award in Science and Medicine from the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie and the “Grand Prix Racine Sud” (Research & Innovation) from the Occitanie Region. He also patented a system allowing the release of sterile insects from aircrafts.
Jérémy is presently coordinating the ERC projects REVOLINC (revolutionizing insect control) and MOSQUAREL (mosquito aerial release). Finally, he is part of the board of the French Society of Parasitology.