Simpore Jacques

Simpore Jacques was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2015. As a fellow, Simpore Jacques contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

Burkina Faso
Year elected

University of Ouagadougou and Rector of Saint Thomas Aquinas University. He is also Director of the Research Centre of Biomolecular CERBA / LABIOGENE He has published more than 150 scientific publications with an impact factor total above 250  in international journals that include Nature, Nature Genetics and Science. He holds two international patents and deposited over 250 DNA sequences in GeneBank. He Contributed to exploring the mechanism of protection against Plasmodium falciparum in individuals with Hemoglobin S and C (Modiano et al.,2001,  Cyrklaff et al.,2011); to implement the programme for the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission and to determine HIV anti-retroviral resistance (Simpore et al.,2007); to study CCR5D32, HLAB*57, DC-Sign that confer genetic resistance against HIV infection (Kagone et al.,2014); to characterize human papillomavirus that induce cervical cancer (Ouedraogo et al.,2015); to Discover for the first time in Africa Chryseobacterium indologenes (ZEBA  et al.,2009); to Identify the chemical composition, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative activities of essential oils of plants from BF (Bagora et al.,2014). Prof. Simpore is a member of the National Academy of Sciences of Burkina (ANSAL-BF) and member of the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV), Vatican. Decorated Officer of the National Order, BF; distinguished Officer of the Order of Academic Palms, BF; Distinguished“Knight of the International Order of Academic Palms”, CAMES.