My research activities focus on the adaptation of insect vectors to environmental changes and the impact of these adaptations on the transmission of vector-borne diseases. During my Ph.D. at ISEM, I studied the evolution of resistance to insecticides in mosquitoes. As a postdoc researcher in Burkina Faso with IRD, I investigated the influence of insecticide resistance alleles on the interactions between vector and parasite, and how insecticidal pressures affect malaria transmission. During my second postdoc at Colorado State University (USA), I was in charge of the evaluation of a new integrated strategy for the control of several infectious diseases in West Africa. Currently, I continue my research on the impact of adaptations in vectorial systems by studying the influence of symbiotic interactions on the transmission of arboviruses.
- Alout H., Labbé P., Chandre F., Cohuet A. Malaria vector control still matters despite insecticide resistance. 2017. Trends in Parasito l. In press
- Alout H, Foy BD. Ivermectin: a complimentary weapon against the spread of malaria? 2017. Expert Review: Anti- Infective Therapy 15(3):231-240.
- Alout H, Dabiré RK, Djogbénou LS, Abate L, Corbel V, Chandre F, Cohuet A. Interactive cost of Plasmodium infection and insecticide resistance in the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae. 2016. Sci Rep 19(6):29755.
- Alout, H., Labbé P., Berthomieu A., Makoundou P., Fort P., Pasteur N., Weill N. High chlorpyrifos resistance in Culex pipiens mosquitoes: strong synergy between resistance genes. 2015. Heredity 116(2), 224-231.
- Alout, H., B. Yameogo, L. S. Djogbénou, F. Chandre, R. K. Dabiré, V. Corbel, and A. Cohuet. Interplay between malaria infection and resistance to insecticides in vector mosquitoes. 2014. J Inf Dis. 210(9): 1464-1470.