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Post doctortal students

Gilles Daby

IRD Montpellier, France

Subject: Gilles has be recruited on the RAINBIO project (FRB). He will undertake species distribution analyses of hundreds of central African taxa based on a large collection of numerous herbaria databases. These will be done in the past, present and past and provided important insights into rain forest dynamics over time.

PhD students

- Suzanne Mogue (with Prof. B. Sonké, Ecole Noramle Supérieure, Université de Yaoundé 1): 2015-2017

RAPHIA project: socio economic importance and taxonomic revision of Raphia in Africa.

Laetitia Carive (with Dr. Hervé Sauquet, Université de Paris-Sud) 2014-2017

French government grant

Diversification and floral evolution in Annonaceae (Magnoliidae)

- Marie Claire Vernaso (with Dr. Kadereit Gudrun, University of Mainz, Germany) 2014-2017

DAAD grant

University of Buea, Cameroon 

Evolution, biogeography and morphometrics of the genus Dysotis (Melastomataceae) in Central Africa.

- Brandet Junior Lissambou (AUF Grant, co directed with Olivier Hardy (ULB) and Bonaventure Sonké (ENS).

- Carine Mampouya (with Prof. Moutsamboté, Université de Marien Ngouabi, Brazzzaville) 2014-2017

Université de Marian Ngouabi, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.

Phytogeography of Annonaceae in the Republic of Congo and evolutionary history of Uvariopsis.

Jean-Paul Ghogue (with Prof. Bonaventure Sonké): 

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Université de Yaoundé I & Herbier National du Gabon, IRAD

Subject: Phytogéography of Annonaceae in Cameroon and Central Africa

Adama Faye (January 2013, with Prof. Bonaventure Sonké)

IRD and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Université de Yaoundé I

Subject: Phylogeography of the palm genus Podococcus in Central Africa: impact of climate change on rain forest diversity


Dr. Vincent Deblauwe (March 2013 - Feburary 2015), post doc

Marleen Botermans (Master 2): 2005-2006: Revision of the African genus Hexalobus

Youssoufa M. Mbele (Master 2): 2006-2007: Revison and molecular phylogeny of Anonidium.

Gregory Stull: 2010 (Master 2): Training in molecular biology. A phylogeny of the pantropical genus Xylopia.