Emeline Houël

Tél. : (+594) 5 94 29 31 34

email : Emeline.Houel at EcoFoG.gf


Research Engineer at UMR EcoFoG.


Functional role and valorization of specialized metabolites of plant origin: chemical properties of wood within the tree in relation to its environment, botanical insecticides.

Academic background

  • 2020 Qualification to supervise research (« Habilitation à diriger des recherches »), Université de Guyane : « Natural products chemistry in the Amazon: “human chemical defenses” - Diversity, interactions, inspiration »
  • 2011 PhD in chemistry, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane : « Study of bioactive compounds from the Amazonian flora »
  • 2003 Master’s degree in engineering, ENSCM (National Higher School of Chemistry, Montpellier)

Ongoing research programs



Publications for EcoFoG

Fu, T., et al. "Biosynthetic investigation of γ-lactones in Sextonia rubra wood using in situ TOF-SIMS MS/MS imaging to localize and characterize biosynthetic intermediates." Sci. Rep.. 9 (2019): 1928.
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Fu, T., et al. "Tandem Mass Spectrometry Imaging and in Situ Characterization of Bioactive Wood Metabolites in Amazonian Tree Species Sextonia rubra." Anal. Chem.. 90.12 (2018): 7535–7543.
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Touré, S., et al. "Aedes aegypti Larvicidal Sesquiterpene Alkaloids from Maytenus oblongata." Journal of Natural Products. 80.2 (2017): 384–390.
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Falkowski, M., et al. "Assessment of A Simple Compound-Saving Method to Study Insecticidal Activity of Natural Extracts and Pure Compounds Against Mosquito Larvae." Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 32.4 (2016): 337–340.
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Odonne, G., et al. "Treating leishmaniasis in Amazonia: A review of ethnomedicinal concepts and pharmaco-chemical analysis of traditional treatments to inspire modern phytotherapies." Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 199 (2017): 211–230.
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