The CEPIA is 400m2 of infrastructure, located in the building “Frères Sergent”, that is dedicated to the production of Anopheles mosquitoes and their infection with Plasmodium parasites. There are two main poles of activity:
i) the production of large numbers of Anopheles mosquitoes that are used for research projects within Institut Pasteur but also for external groups;
ii) the production of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes for the infection of mosquitoes.
The aim of our dedicated and expert team is to provide researchers with parasites and mosquitoes for their various studies on interactions between Plasmodium parasites and their mammalian or mosquito hosts. The team, managed by Patricia BALDACCI, consists of 2 engineers, 4 technicians and 1 secretary.