Created in 2002, CEPIA is a core facility that has the infrastructure and team expertise to 1) mass produce two species of Anopheles, An. coluzzii N’gousso and An. stephensi; 2) infect these mosquitoes with Plasmodium species, for example P. falciparum (human pathogen), P. berghei or P. yoelii (rodent pathogens). The infrastructure contains both insect and animal facilities, well-equipped L1 laboratories and secure L2+ laboratories for the culture of P. falciparum and mosquito infections with this parasite.
CEPIA supports researchers by providing expert advice for their projects, performing experiments upon request and technical training so that users can be autonomous.
Our L1 laboratories are open to users upon request and the L2+ laboratories after a specific training.
CEPIA collaborates mainly with teams in the Department of Parasitology and Insect Vectors at Institut Pasteur, however, our services are also available to external groups.
CEPIA is a partner of the H2020 Infravec2 program.
If you are interested in our services or wish to collaborate with us please contact firstname.lastname@example.org