Dr Anouk Gouvras

Dr Anouk Gouvras

Research Assistant, SCORE

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Parasites and Vectors Division
Contact: email
Phone: 20 7942 5566
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Specialisms

Helminths, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Parasitology, Public Engagement, Public outreach, Science Communication, Social Media

Summary

I am a post-doctoral research scientist working on parasites and neglected tropical disease (NTD) in particular schistosomiasis (aka bilharzia). I am currently working on two linked projects funded by the Schistosomiasis Consortium for Operational Research and Evaluation (SCORE). Using field collected parasite and vector samples & parasite genetic markers we aim to determine the impact of different schistosomiasis control programs on the schistosome parasite populations in endemic areas of Niger and Tanzania. The results will help inform & guide schistosomiasis and NTD control programs in endemic countries as well as further our understanding of schistosome biology and evolution. I am a fieldwork-based researcher with experience in project management and science communication. I am passionate about public outreach and engagement in science particularly through working with schools and students.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Imperial College, London, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, 2006 - 2010

MSc, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, United Kingdom, 2005 - 2006

BSc, University of Wales, Bangor, United Kingdom, 2002 - 2005

Publications

Garba A, Lamine MS, Barkiré N, Djibo A, Sofo B, Gouvras AN, Labbo R, Sebangou H, Webster JP, Fenwick A, Utzinger J (2013) Efficacy and safety of two closely spaced doses of praziquantel against Schistosoma haematobium and S. mansoni and re-infection patterns in school-aged children in Niger. Acta Tropica, 128 (2): 334 - 344. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.08.008

Gower CM, Gouvras AN, Lamberton PHL, Deol A, Shrivastava J, Mutombo PN, Mbuh JV, Norton AJ, WEBSTER BL, STOTHARD JR, Garba A, Lamine MS, Kariuki C, Lange NC, Mkoji GM, Kabatereine NB, Gabrielli AF, Rudge JW, Fenwick A, Sacko M, Dembelé R, Lwambo NJS, Tchuem Tchuenté LA, ROLLINSON D, Webster JP (2013) Population genetic structure of Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma haematobium from across six sub-Saharan African countries: Implications for epidemiology, evolution and control. Acta Tropica, 128 (2): 261 - 274. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.09.014

WEBSTER BL, Webster JP, GOUVRAS AN, Garba A, Lamine MS, Diaw OT, Seye MM, Tchuem Tchuenté LA, Simoonga C, Mubila L, Mwanga J, Lwambo NJS, Kabatereine NB, Lange CN, Kariuki C, Mkoji G, ROLLINSON D, Stothard JR (2013) DNA 'barcoding' of Schistosoma mansoni across sub-Saharan Africa supports substantial within locality diversity and geographical separation of genotypes. Acta Tropica, 128 (2): 250 - 260. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.08.009

Knopp S, Person B, Ame SM, Mohammed KA, Ali SM, Khamis IS, Rabone M, Allan F, Gouvras A, Blair L, Fenwick A, Utzinger J, Rollinson D (2013) Elimination of Schistosomiasis Transmission in Zanzibar: Baseline Findings before the Onset of a Randomized Intervention Trial. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7 (10)doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002474

Gouvras AN, Kariuki C, Koukounari A, Norton AJ, Lange CN, Ireri E, Fenwick A, Mkoji GM, Webster JP (2013) The impact of single versus mixed Schistosoma haematobium and S. mansoni infections on morbidity profiles amongst school-children in Taveta, Kenya. Acta Tropica, 128 (2): 309 - 317. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2013.01.001

KNOPP S, Mohammed KA, Ali SM, Khamis IS, Ame SM, Albonico M, GOUVRAS A, Fenwick A, Savioli L, Colley DG, Utzinger J, Person B, ROLLINSON D (2012) Study and implementation of urogenital schistosomiasis elimination in Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba islands) using an integrated multidisciplinary approach. Bmc Public Health, 12 (1): 930 - 930. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-930

WEBSTER BL, EMERY AM, Webster JP, GOUVRAS A, Garba A, Diaw O, Seye MM, Tchuente LAT, Simoonga C, Mwanga J, Lange C, Kariuki C, Mohammed KA, Stothard JR, ROllINSON D (2012) Genetic Diversity within Schistosoma haematobium: DNA Barcoding Reveals Two Distinct Groups. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, 6 (10)doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001882

Garba A, Barkiré N, Djibo A, Lamine MS, Sofo B, Gouvras AN, Bosqué-Oliva E, Webster JP, Stothard JR, Utzinger J, Fenwick A (2010) Schistosomiasis in infants and preschool-aged children: Infection in a single Schistosoma haematobium and a mixed S. haematobium–S. mansoni foci of Niger. Acta Tropica, 115 (3): 212 - 219. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2010.03.005

Koukounari A, Donnelly CA, Sacko M, Keita AD, Landouré A, Dembelé R, Bosqué-Oliva E, Gabrielli AF, Gouvras A, Traoré M, Fenwick A, Webster JP (2010) The impact of single versus mixed schistosome species infections on liver, spleen and bladder morbidity within Malian children pre- and post-praziquantel treatment. BMC Infectious Diseases, 10 (1): 227 - 227. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-10-227

Highlighted publications

Gower CM, Gouvras AN, Lamberton PHL, Deol A, Shrivastava J, et al (2013) Population genetic structure of Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma haematobium from across six sub-Saharan African countries: Implications for epidemiology, evolution and control. Acta Tropica, 128 (2): 261 - 274. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.09.014

WEBSTER BL, Webster JP, GOUVRAS AN, Garba A, Lamine MS, et al (2013) DNA 'barcoding' of Schistosoma mansoni across sub-Saharan Africa supports substantial within locality diversity and geographical separation of genotypes. Acta Tropica, 128 (2): 250 - 260. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.08.009

Knopp S, Person B, Ame SM, Mohammed KA, Ali SM, et al (2013) Elimination of Schistosomiasis Transmission in Zanzibar: Baseline Findings before the Onset of a Randomized Intervention Trial. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7 (10)doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002474

Gouvras AN, Kariuki C, Koukounari A, Norton AJ, Lange CN, et al (2013) The impact of single versus mixed Schistosoma haematobium and S. mansoni infections on morbidity profiles amongst school-children in Taveta, Kenya. Acta Tropica, 128 (2): 309 - 317. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2013.01.001

WEBSTER BL, EMERY AM, Webster JP, GOUVRAS A, Garba A, et al (2012) Genetic Diversity within Schistosoma haematobium: DNA Barcoding Reveals Two Distinct Groups. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, 6 (10)doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001882