Touré, Hamidou, Prof

Fellow of AAS since 2009,
Mathematics – PDE Modelling and Control Theory
Born in 1954, Burkina Faso

Prof Touré obtained his PhD in 1994 from the Univerity of Franche-Comté of Besançon (France); then joined the Mathematics Department of the University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) and rose through the ranks to become full Professor in 2002.

His research interests include mathematics in nonlinear elliptic parabolic equation using theory of evolution equations in Banach spaces; stabilization problem of parabolic-hyperbolic non linear type in mathematical and numerical aspects of pollutants, transport in a porous environment, analysis, functional analysis and partial differential equations.

He has been Head of the Department of mathematics of the Institute of Mathematics and physics, Head of the Postgraduate programs, Deputy Director of the Centre of Computer Sciences in Charge of Distance Learning and ICT, Director of the University Pedagogic Centre, Director of the Virtual University Centre of Africa, Director of the Distance learning Degree of Multimedia Communicator, Director of the laboratory of LAME Equations and Mathematical Analysis and Director of AMMSI West African Regional Office.

He has served as Senior Associate at the ICTP in Trieste (Italy) and Coordinator of the Research Network PDE Modelling and Control he Co-Founded. He is member of the Executive Committee of African Mathematical Union (UMA) and several other professional societies. He has 27 publications (2009).

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Jacques Simpore 

Fellow of AAS since 2015
Molecular Biology; Molecular Genetics (PhD) and Bioethics (PhD)
Born in in 1957

Professor Jacques Simpore has a PhDs in molecular genetics and bioethics . He is Professor of Genetics and Molecular Biology at the 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.

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Sereme Paco

Fellow of AAS since 2017

Field: Agriculture, Agriculture research, Plant pathology

Born in 1953, Burkina Faso


Prof Paco SEREME is a Research Director in plant pathology at the National Agricultural Research Institute of Burkina Faso (INERA). Graduated as Agronomist in Crop protection from the University of Niamey (Niger), he then obtained a PhD and the French Doctorat d’Etat Es-Sciences in plant pathology from the Universities of Rennes I (France) and Cocody (Côte d’Ivoire) respectively.

He has shown the pathogenic variability of pearl millet downy mildew fungus in Burkina Faso used for improving control of the disease. He has also revealed a third taxon of Colletorichum as responsible of cowpea brown blotch disease in Burkina Faso, contributed to improve knowledge of the bio-ecology of the main pathogens of this disease, developed suitable use of indigenous plants extracts from the country for the control of seed-borne diseases of the main staple food crops. He has published more than 40 scientific articles in peer review journals.


Having served successively as Director of INERA (8 years), Executive Director of CORAF/WECARD (10 years) and involved in several committees, Board of trustees (FARA, ICRAF, ICRISAT, Agreenium, Africa Harvest), Prof SEREME has played an active role in the various reforms for improving agricultural research aims at transforming agriculture in West and Central Africa (WCA). CORAF/WECARD’s new vision 2007-2016 developed under his leadership and implanted successfully through important regional programs such as the West African Agricultural Productivity Program strengthened the role of this institution as a privileged tool for agricultural research in cooperation in WCA.


Funding member of the National Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters of Burkina Faso, Prof SEREME received recognitions from Burkina Faso (“Officier de l’Ordre National”), Côte d’Ivoire (“Chevalier de l’Ordre de Mérite de l’Education Nationale”), CAMES (“Chevalier de l’Ordre International des Palmes Académiques”). He was also granted with award recognitions from CORAF/WECARD, ICRAF and FARA.

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