Ongoing projects

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Physicochemical and molecular evaluation of aquatic ecosystems preventing antimicrobial resistance epidemiology in Latin American Region; Case of Cuba

  • Funding : Universitât St.Gallen, Centro Latinoamericano-Suizo. Leading House for the Latin American Region
  • 2022-2025
  • UniGe Responsible : John Poté
  • Partner: University of Havane, Cuba




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
  • 2020-2022
  • 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)


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.


Projet Tripartite

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