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Dr Maryam Diarra

Research Assistant at the Pasteur Institute in Dakar

Tel : +221-774179670

 

Education

  • PhD in Applied Statistics

Professional Summary

  • Research Assistant at the Pasteur Institute in Dakar
  • Post-doc at the Pasteur Institute of Dakar in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Mathematical Modelling
  • Research assistant at ISRA/LNERV as biostatistician and statistical modeller 
  • Surveyor-Statistician at the National Agency of Statistics and Demography of Senegal
  • Internship at the Pasteur Institute of Dakar in Biostatistics and Statistical Modelling at the Medical Entomology Unit

Research activities

  • Research project 1: REPAIR (Recherche Pasteurienne Internationale en Réponse au Coronavirus en Afrique). Workpackage 4 of the COVID-19 modelling group in Africa
  • Research project 2: H3ABioNet (Human Heredity and Health for Bioinformatic Network in Africa)
  1. Tools and Web services workpackage GenAssoc project: Development of a statistic for genetic association test on multifactorial phenotypes in family-based design 
  2. Data Integration workpackage 
  • Covid-19 pandemic in Senegal
  1. Study of risk factors for infection and death
  2. Transmission chains of SARS-CoV-2 in Senegal
  3. Modelling the transmission dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 in Senegal
  • 4-year Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Modelling Group (G4BBM):
  1. Gene-gene and gene-environment interactions in genetic association studies on multifactorial diseases, gene pleiotropy on intra- and inter-disease traits.
  2. Modelling the emergence of infectious diseases: Hepatitis E and Dengue in Senegal

Public Health activities

  • Supervision of data collection in the field
  • Real-time analysis and reporting of Covid-19 pandemic data in Senegal
  • Statistical analysis of data during epidemics in which the Pasteur Institute of Dakar has been involved:
  • COVI19 epidemic in Senegal
  • Dengue epidemic in Senegal (Louga in 2017, Fatick in 2018 and Diourbel in 2018)
  • Hepatitis E epidemic in Diffa, Niger in 2017
  • Dengue epidemic in Cape Verde in 2016,
  • Zika epidemic in Cape Verde in 2015,
  • Hepatitis E epidemic in Kédougou, Senegal in 2014

Training activities

  • Training in R software for statistical analysis; for a Master's degree in Animal Biology at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar.
  • Training on "Initiations to R software" organised every year for students and researchers of the Pasteur Institute of Dakar and in collaboration with Dr Cheikh Talla and Dr Cheikh Loucoubar
  • INDA Hands-on NGS-Statistics course, October 3rd - 14th 2016 Mbour - Senegal. (Helper during the practical sessions)
  • Supervision of Master 2 students in Data Science and Modelling

Main publications

 

  1. Dieng I, Diarra M, Diagne MM, Faye M, Ndione MHD, Ba Y, Diop M, Ndiaye EH, Diop B, Ndiaye M, Bousso A, Dia N, Diallo M, Barry A, Fall G, Loucoubar C, Sall AA, Faye O, Faye O. Field deployment of a Mobile Biosafety Laboratory reveals the co-circulation of Dengue viruses serotype 1 and serotype 2 in Louga city, Senegal. Journal of Tropical Medecine. Accepted Mars 9th, 2021.
  2. Faye O, de Lourdes Monteiro M, Vrancken B, Prot M, Lequime S, Diarra M, Ndiaye O, Valdez T, Tavarez S, Ramos J, da Veiga Leal S, Pires C, Moreira A, Tavares MF, Fernandes L, Barreto JN, do Céu Teixeira M, de Lima Mendonça MDL, Gomes CCDSL, Castellon MS, Ma L, Lemoine F, Gámbaro-Roglia F, Delaune D, Fall G, Fall IS, Diop M, Sakuntabhai A, Loucoubar C, Lemey P, Holmes EC, Faye O, Sall AA, Simon-Loriere E. Genomic Epidemiology of 2015-2016 Zika Virus Outbreak in Cape Verde. Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Jun;26(6):1084-1090. doi: 10.3201/eid2606.190928.
  3. Thiam A, Baaklini S, Mbengue B, Nisar S, Diarra M, Marquet S, Fall MM, Sanka M, Thiam F, Diallo RN, Torres M, Dieye A, Rihet P. NCR3 polymorphism, haematological parameters, and severe malaria in Senegalese patients. PeerJ. 2018 Dec 3; 6: e6048. doi: 10.7717/peerj.6048. eCollection 2018. 
  4. Diarra M, Fall M, Fall AG, Diop A, Lancelot R, Seck MT, Rakotoarivony I, Allène X, Bouyer J, Guis H. Spatial distribution modelling of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) biting midges, potential vectors of African horse sickness and bluetongue viruses in Senegal. Parasit Vectors. 2018 Jun 8 ;11(1) : 341. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-2920-7.
  5. Diarra M, Fall M, Lancelot R, Diop A, Fall AG, Dicko A, Seck MT, Garros C, Allène X, Rakotoarivony I, Bakhoum MT, Bouyer J, Guis H. Modelling the Abundances of Two Major Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) Species in the Niayes Area of Senegal. PLoS One. 2015 Jun 29;10(6): e0131021. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0131021. eCollection 2015.
  6. Fall M, Fall AG, Seck MT, Bouyer J, Diarra M, Lancelot R, Gimonneau G, Garros C, Bakhoum MT, Faye O, Baldet T, Balenghien T. Host preferences and circadian rhythm of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), vectors of African horse sickness and bluetongue viruses in Senegal. Acta Trop. 2015 Sep;149:239-45. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2015.06.012. Epub 2015 Jun 19.
  7. Fall M, Fall AG, Seck MT, Bouyer J, Diarra M, Balenghien T, Garros C, Bakhoum MT, Faye O, Baldet T, Gimonneau G. Circadian activity of Culicoides oxystoma (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), potential vector of bluetongue and African horse sickness viruses in the Niayes area, Senegal. Parasitol Res. 2015 Aug;114(8):3151-8. doi: 10.1007/s00436-015-4534-8. Epub 2015 May 24.
  8. Fall M, Diarra M, Fall AG, Balenghien T, Seck MT, Bouyer J, Garros C, Gimonneau G, Allène X, Mall I, Delécolle JC, Rakotoarivony I, Bakhoum MT, Dusom AM, Ndao M, Konaté L, Faye O, Baldet T. Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) midges, the vectors of African horse sickness virus--a host/vector contact study in the Niayes area of Senegal. Parasit Vectors. 2015 Jan 21; 8:39. doi: 10.1186/s13071-014-0624-1.
  9. Diarra M, Fall M, Fall AG, Diop A, Seck MT, Garros C, Balenghien T, Allène X, Rakotoarivony I, Lancelot R, Mall I, Bakhoum MT, Dosum AM, Ndao M, Bouyer J, Guis H. Seasonal dynamics of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) biting midges, potential vectors of African horse sickness and bluetongue viruses in the Niayes area of Senegal. Parasit Vectors. 2014 Mar 31 ;7 :147. Doi : 10.1186/1756-3305-7-147.
  10. Bakhoum MT, Fall M, Fall AG, Bellis GA, Gottlieb Y, Labuschagne K, Venter GJ, Diop M, Mall I, Seck MT, Allène X, Diarra M, Gardès L, Bouyer J, Delécolle JC, Balenghien T, Garros C. First record of Culicoides oxystoma Kieffer and diversity of species within the Schultzei group of Culicoides Latreille (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) biting midges in Senegal. PLoS One. 2013 Dec 30;8(12): e84316. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084316. eCollection 2013.

Complete publication links

  1. https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jtm/2021/8817987/
  2. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/6/19-0928_article
  3. https://peerj.com/articles/6048/
  4. https://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13071-018-2920-7
  5. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0131021
  6. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0001706X15300322?via%3Dihub
  7. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00436-015-4534-8
  8. https://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13071-014-0624-1
  9. https://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1756-3305-7-147
  10. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0084316

 

Dr Maryam Diarra

Research Assistant