Vlimant Michèle

Laboratory Technician (Lab A011)




  • preparations for electronic microscopy  (TEM et SEM)
  • maintenance of electron microscope and  associated equipment
  • technical support  for Ph D students 
  • organizing workshops for Interuniversity Doctoral Program in Organismal Biology 


Steiner J., Diehl P.A. and Vlimant M. (1995). Vittelogenesis in Varroa jacobsoni, a parasite of honey bees.Experimental and Applied Acarology, 19, p 411-422.

Diehl P.A, Guerin P.M., Vlimant M. and Steullet P. (1991). Biosynthesis, production site and emission rates of aggregation attachment pheromone in males of two Amblyomma ticks. Journal of Chemical Ecology. vol 17,5, p 833-847

Hess E. and Vlimant M. (1986). Leg sense of ticks. Morphology, Physiology and Behavioural Biology of Ticks, Ed J.R. Sauer and J.A. Hair, p 361-390

Hess E. and Vlimant M. (1984). The distal tarsal slit sense organ (DTSSO), a new type of mecanoreceptor on the walking legs of the ixodid tick Amblyomma variegatum Fabricius 1794 (Ixodidae, metastriata). Acarology 6, vol.1, p 253-260

Hess E. and Vlimant M. (1983). The tarsal sensory system of Amblyomma variegatum Fabricius (Ixodidae, Metastriata). III Mapping of sensory hairs and evolution of the relative modalities during post-embryonic development.Revue Suisse de Zoologie 90, 4, p 887-897

Hess E. and Vlimant M. (1983). The tarsal sensory system of Amblyomma variegatum Fabricius (Ixodidae, Metastriata). II No pore sensilla. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 90, 1, p 157-167 
Hess E. and Vlimant M. (1982).
The tarsal sensory system of Amblyomma variegatum Fabricius (Ixodidae, Metastriata). I. Wall pore and terminal pore sensilla. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 89, 3, p 713-729

Roelfstra L., Vlimant M., Betschart B., Pfister K. and Diehl P.A. (2010). Light and electron microscopy studies of the midgut and salivary glands of second and third instars of the horse stomach bot, Gasterophilus intestinalis. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 24, p 236-249. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2915.2010.00881.x/pdf

Perret J.L., Guerin P.M., Diehl P.A., Vlimant M. and Gern L. (2003). Darkness induces mobility, and saturation deficits questing duration, in the tick Ixodes ricinus. Experimental Biology 206, p1809-1815. http://www.citeulike.org/user/neteler/article/6083163

Diehl P.A., Vlimant M., Guerenstein P. and Guerin P.M. (2003). Ultrastructure and receptor cell responses of the antennal grooved peg sensilla of Triaoma infestans (Hemiptera : Reduviidae). Arthropod Structure and Development, vol.31,4, p271-285 http://doc.rero.ch/lm.php?url=1000,43,4,20080520150905-RO/Diehl_Peter_A._Ultrastructure_and_receptor_cell_responses_20080520.pdf

Grenacher S., Krober T., Guerin P.M.  and Vlimant M. (2001). Behavioural and chemoreceptor cell responses of the sheep tick Ixodes ricinus, to its own faeces and faecal constituents. Experimental and Applied Acarology 25, p641-660. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12171273

Guerin P.M., Krober T., McMahon C., Guerenstein P., Grenacher S., Vlimant M., Diehl P.A:, Steullet P., Syed Z. (2000). Chemosensory and Behavioural Adaptations in Ectoparasitic Arthropods. Nova Acta Leopoldina NF 83, 316, p213-229.

Oppliger F.Y., Guerin P.M., Vlimant M. (2000). Neurophysiological and behavioural evidence for an olfactory function for the dorsal organ and a gustatory one for the terminal organ in Drosophila melanogaster larvae. Journal of Insect Physiology 46, p 135-144.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022191099001092

 Kessler S.,González J., Vlimant M., Glauser G. and Guerin P. M (2014). Quinine and artesunate inhibit feeding in the African malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae: the role of gustatory organs within the mouthparts. Physiological Entomology  39, 172–182 DOI: 10.1111/phen.12061 pdf  

Kessler S ., Vlimant M. & Guerin P. M. (2013). The sugar meal of the African malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae (Giles) and how deterrent compounds interfere with it: a behavioural and neurophysiological study. Journal of Experimental Biology 216,1292-1306. jeb.biologists.org/content/early/2012/12/18/jeb.076588.abstract

Chappuis C.J-F., Béguin S., Vlimant M. and Guerin P.M. (2013). Water vapour and heat combine to elicit biting and biting persistence in tsetse. Parasites & Vectors 2013. available online