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Esther Deguenon

Country of origin: Benin Currently in: Benin, Benin General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background


2019 Doctorate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

Bacterial resistance

Publications resulting from Research: 

1- Boris Legba, Victorien Dougnon, Yossounon Chabi, Carène Gbaguidi, Alidah Aniambossou, Esther Deguenon, Jacques Dougnon, Marc Kpodekon and Lamine Baba-Moussa. 2020. Evaluation of in-vivo anti-Salmonella activity of Uvaria chamae, Lantana camara and Phyllantus amarus used in Benin, West Africa. BMC Veterinary Research.16:49 .

2- Alidehou Jerrold Agbankpe, Tamegnon Victorien Dougnon, Roubaya Balarabe, Esther Deguenon, Lamine Baba-Moussa. In vitro assessment of antibacterial activity from Lactobacillus spp. strains against virulent Salmonella species isolated from slaughter animals in Benin. Veterinary World, 12(12): 1951-1958. 2019.

3- Legba B., Dougnon V., Déguénon E., Agbankpe J., Sènou M., Aniambossou Alidah, Gbaguidi Carène, Sintondji Kévin, Baba-Moussa L. and Dougnon T.J. 2019. Toxicological characterization of six plants of the Beninese pharmacopeia used in the treatment of salmonellosis. Journal of Toxicology. Volume 2019, Article ID 3530659, 12 pages

4- Déguénon Esther, Dougnon Victorien, LozeS Evelyne, Maman Nana, Agbankpe Jerrold, Abdel-Massih Roula, Djegui Fidélia, Baba-Moussa Lamine, Dougnon Jacques. 2019. Resistance and Virulence Determinants of Faecal Salmonella spp. Isolated from Slaughter Animals in Benin. BMC Research note. 12:317.

5- Dougnon V., Legba B., Yadouléton A., Agbankpe J., Koudokpon H.,Hounmanou G., Amadou A., Fabiyi K., Assogba P., Hounsa E., Aniambossou A., Déguénon E., de Souza M., Bankolé H.S., Dougnon J., Baba-Moussa L.Utilisation des plantes du Sud-Bénin dans le traitement de la fièvre typhoïde : rôle des herboristes. Ethnopharmacologia, n°60, octobre 2018.

6- Déguénon Esther, Atchade Pascal, Avocèfohoun Alphonse, Agbankpe Jerrold, Nana Mariama, Dougnon Victorien, Baba-Moussa Lamine, Dougnon Jacques. Exploration of antibacterial and chemical potential of Corchorus olitorus Linn: a vegetable used in Beninese traditional pharmacopoeia. International Journal of Biosciences, ISSN: 2220-6655 (Print) 2222-5234 (Online) Vol. 13, No. 4, p. 427-436, 2018.

7- Tamègnon Victorien Dougnon, Boris Legba, Esther Déguénon, Gildas Hounmanou, Jerrold Agbankpe, Afoussatou Amadou, Kafayath Fabiyi, Phenix Assogba, Edna Hounsa, Alidah Aniambossou, Muriel de Souza, Honoré S. Bankole, Lamine Baba-Moussa, Tossou Jacques Dougnon. 2017. Pathogenicity, Epidemiology and Virulence Factors of Salmonella species: A Review, Not Sci Biol, 2017, 9(4):466-472. DOI: 10.15835/nsb9410125.

8- Déguénon E, Dougnon TV, Senou M, Agbankpe J, Hounmanou YG, Bankole HS, Dokpomiwa H AT, Dougnon J, Baba-Moussa L. 2017. Biological and chemical activities of some Beninese plant’s extracts. International Journal of Biology, Pharmacy and Allied Sciences, 6(12): 2333-2358.

9- Azonwadé E. François, Paraïso Armand, Gbaguidi Bertin, Dougnon Victorien, Sina Haziz, Dah-Nouvlessounon M. Durand, Déguénon Esther and Baba-Moussa Lamine. 2017. Chemical screening and antibacterial activity of honey produced in Benin. Indian Journal of Science and Technology,Vol 10(28), DOI: 10.17485/ijst/2017/v10i28/112179.

10- Dougnon TV, Déguénon E, Fah L, Lègba B, Hounmanou YMG, Agbankpè J, Amadou A, Koudokpon H, Fabiyi K, Aniambossou A, Assogba P, Hounsa E, de Souza M, Avlessi F, Dougnon TJ, Gbaguidi F, Boko M, Bankolé HS, Baba-Moussa L. 2017. Traditional treatment of human and animal salmonellosis in Southern Benin: Knowledge of farmers and traditherapists, Veterinary World, 10(6): 580-592.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
I work mainly on multidrug-resistant bacteria in order to find new alternatives for antimicrobial control. Phage therapy is also an area of research that fascinates me. I am in love with nature and the solutions it can bring us in science. I belong to the Research Unit in Applied Microbiology and Pharmacology of Natural Substances (URMAPha) / University of Abomey-Calavi / Benin where I am a researcher and assistant scientific coordinator of academic internships.


American Society for Microbiology
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Jan 2020
AGNES Grant for Junior Researchers Prize - supported by BMBF / AvH
2019 African-German Network of Excellence in Science - Programme Advocating Women in Science (AGNES-PAWS) Grant for Junior Researchers
Jan 2020
American Society for Microbiology Young Ambassador to Benin
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is the oldest and largest single life science society in the world. Currently, the society is comprised of over 30,000 members, of which over one third reside outside of the United States. The mission of ASM is “to promote and advance the microbial sciences. The purpose of this program is to identify knowledgeable, inspiring ASM leaders willing to engage students and early-career scientists worldwide on behalf of ASM. Young Ambassadors provide an official local presence on behalf of ASM and represent the local scientific community to ASM. While the Young Ambassador will represent ASM to all, their primary responsibility will be to the students and early-career scientists in their country. Among other activities, Young Ambassadors will • promote and explain the benefits of membership in ASM; • identify and communicate national/regional issues and opportunities to ASM; • build relationships with national/regional universities and scientific societies; • facilitate networking opportunities and/or contribute to national/regional Facebook groups; and • provide local assistance for ASM programs and projects when appropriate.