I am a medical entomologist (PhD – HDR) with 23 years experience studying the mosquitoes borne arboviruses in Africa. My leadership abilities have helped to the conception and implementation at “Institut Pasteur de Dakar” of a brand new and well equipped laboratory with facilities for classical and molecular entomology including a BSL-3 insectary in 2004. At the head of this unit, I have developed a basic research programmes on arboviruses (Dengue, Yellow Fever, Rift Valley Fever, West Nile, Chikungunya, Zika, other emerging arbovirus infections) and malaria vector bio-ecology, population genetics and virus–vector-vertebrate interactions. My research integrates also the impact of climate and environmental change on the vectors dynamic and associated viruses spill over. More recently I have integrated a modelling approach to analyse a long series of data gathered over years to predict the areas and periods at highest risks of vector pressure and further support decision-making. The last ten year, I have collaborated in several projects funded by the NIH, EU-FP6/FP7 (EDEN, INFRAVEC_INFRASTRUCTURES-2008, QWeCI_ENV.2009, Emida-Era-Net), ANR, Welcome Trust, PMI/USAID, French Ministry of Environment, Senegalese Ministry of Research, UNDP/World Bank/WHO etc). As a WHO expert, I was deployed in more than 15 African countries for outbreaks investigation and/or risk assessment. I am currently author of more than 80 publications in peer-reviewed international journals. I have also supervised 4 PhD, 4 masters, 3 Postdoc.