Benjamin Koudou

Professor and Director of Research and Development, Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques, Côte d’Ivoire

Visit: June 10 – June 12, 2024

Host Unit: Department of Medicine, School of Medicine

Dr Koudou’s talk:

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM. 
Location: 15 Floor NWT large conference room (overlooking Forest Park)

We will have external speaker Dr. Ben Koudou, Ivory Coast, talk about “Accelerating global elimination of elephantiasis and river blindness; research from the field in Côte d’Ivoire”. Dr. Koudou collaborates in research with the DOLF team and will be visiting WUSM.

Zoom link:

Please RSVP to Dr. Budge ( if you will attend in person so we can ensure an adequate number of lunches.

More about CSRS

The Swiss Center for Scientific Research in Côte d’Ivoire was founded in 1951 by the Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences and well-suited for collaborative research projects, with well-functioning infrastructure (guest houses, laboratories) and administrative staff experienced with budgeting and grants management. Research priorities for CSRS in 2024 include:

  1. Biodiversity and nature-based solutions
  2. Animal health, human health, and environmental health
  3. Sustainable agriculture and nutrition
  4. Social systems and economics

Pauline Byakika-Kibwika

Professor and chair, Makerere University College of Health Sciences

Visit: September 8 – 15, 2024

Host unit: International Center for Child Health and Development, The Brown School

Ana Gallego Cuiñas

Professor and Dean, University of Granada

Visit: March 24 – April 2, 2025

Host Units: The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Latin American Studies Program

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