Research

Ongoing projects

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Disseminating scientific-based knowledge, to foster cultural and behavior changes for combatting environmental and human health impacts associated to antimicrobial resistance during and after covid-19 epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa: case of Congo DR

  • Funding : Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF): Agora Rolling Call
  • 2020-2021
  • UniGe Responsible : John Poté
  • Institution Partners: Geneva University Hospital (HUG, Switzerland) and the University of Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

 

 

Exhutoire 2_200x131.jpg On the track of molecular epidemiology of Multidrug Resistant Gram Negative Bacteria across diverse settings, according to the different geographical location and climatic conditions; Switzerland and Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Funding :
    - Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
    - Swiss cooperation: Swiss Embassy in Democratic Republic of the Congo
    - University of Geneva, Department F.-A. Forel for environmental and aquatic sciences via tripartite collaboration
    - Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Government
  • 2019-2024
  • UniGe Responsible : John Poté
  • Supervisor: Jean-Paul Otamonga (Associate Professor, UPN)
  • PhD student: Dhafer M. Al Salah (UNIGE), Junias Kabele (UNIKIN) & Trésor Elumba (UPN)
  • Partners: University of Kinshasa and UPN (Profs. Crispin Mulaji, Josué Mubedi, Patience Ngelinkoto, Pius Mpiana, and Vicky Elongo)

 

Exhutoire_200x131.jpgHigh-resolution historical sediment record and dissemination of micropollutants and antibiotic resistance in aquatic environment across to the different geographical location and climatic conditions.

  • Funding : King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology and the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (Scholarship no. 11432).
  • 2018 – 2022
  • UniGe Responsible : John Poté
  • PhD student: Dhafer Mohammed Al Salah
  • Partners: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Joint Centers of Excellence Program, Saudi Arabia & Universities of Kinshasa (UNIKIN and UPN, Congo DR)

 

Arrosage_200x131.jpgAssessing the occurrence and human risks of persistence organic pollutants, toxic metals and pathogens in raw vegetables and irrigated water under tropical conditions, Kinshasa City, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • Funding : Congo Government & Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health.
  • 2019 – 2024
  • UniGe Responsible : John Poté
  • PhD students: Georgette Beni Ngweme Ngakiama & Goslin Gafuene Nkosi
  • Partners: Universities of Kinshasa, Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health and Faculty of Sciences.

 

Building capacity for water, sanitation and hygiene in sub-Saharan Africa Projet_Hygiene-2_200X150.jpg

  • 2014 – 2020
  • Funding:
    - Swiss National Science Foundation
    - Swiss cooperation: Swiss Embassy in Democratic Republic of the Congo
    - University of Geneva, Department F.-A. Forel for environmental and aquatic sciences via tripartite collaboration
    - Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Government
  • UniGe Responsible: John Poté
  • PhD students : Pitchouna Kilunga (UNIKIN/UNIGE), John Kayemba (UPN/UNIGE)
  • Partners : University of Kinshasa and UPN (Congo)

 

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Physicochemical and toxicological aspects guided mapping of urban landfill and mining activities for evaluating of environmental and human health risks in Sub-Sahara Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • 2013 – 2020
  • Funding:
    - UNESCO-Sida project on “Mapping and Assessing the Environmental and Health Impacts of Abandoned Mines in Sub-Saharan African Countries
    - Swiss cooperation: Swiss Embassy in Democratic Republic of the Congo
    - University of Geneva, Department F.-A. Forel for environmental and aquatic sciences via tripartite collaboration
    - Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Government
  • UniGe Responsible: John Poté
  • PhD students : Emmanuel Atibu (UNIKIN), Bienvenu Mavakala (UNIKIN)
  • Partners : University of Kinshasa (Congo)

 

Projet Tripartite

  • Funding : University of Geneva
  • UniGe Responsibles : Prof. Vera Slaveykova, Dr John Poté and Honorary Prof. Walter Wildi