Stephen M. GHOGOMU, PhD (Head of Laboratory). He holds a doctorate de troisieme cycle from the University of Yaounde 1 where he started his career as a Molecular Parasitologist. He later moved to Germany where his studies on signalling pathways earned him another PhD in Molecular Biology. After finishing his postdoctoral contract at IBMM Gosselies, Belgium, the Molecular Biology "wizard" decided to return to Cameroon to build up Molecular Biology research in his home Country. He is a currently the head of the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and also Assistant Coordinator of the Biotechnology Unit.
Tel: +237 678 45 56 46
Robert ADAMU SHEY (PhD). As the first PhD graduate from the laboratory, Dr. Shey is currently a holder of a postdoctoral fellowship from " Les Amis des Instituts Pasteur a Bruxelles". His main scientific interest is trying to get vaccines for tropical diseases and particularly Onchocerciasis, the subject of his PhD thesis. He is also interested in transferring the knowledge acquired back to his home University and contribute in building the future generation of Cameroonian/African scientists
Tel: +237 678 73 17 00
Ferdinand NGALE NJUME, (PhD student in Molecular Biology, ULB). He is working on designing non-invasive, highly sensitive and highly specific assays for diagnosis and disease monitoring of human onchocerciasis. He is a final year PhD student at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Tel: +237 651 44 90 13
Roger ATANGA, (PhD. Student in Molecular and Cellular Parasitology). He is second year PhD student currently working on cloning and expressing novel onchocercal genes towards the development of vaccines and diagostics in human onchocerciasis
Tel: +237 674 62 18 54
Bertha FRU ASA, (PhD student in Public Health). The administration of Ivermectin has been ongoing for several years now and it becomes imperative to evaluate if transmission of Onchocerca volvulus is still ongoing in endemic areas. To achieve this, Bertha is evaluating the transmission potential of blackflies in certain endemic regions of Cameroon. She is a third year PhD student.
Tel: +237 670 75 51 73
Akim MOBET, (PhD Student in Molecular Biology). He is a second year PhD student working on screening of onchocercal libraries to generate novel genes that can be used for diagnosis and vaccine studies in human onchocerciasis
Tel: +237 677 56 13 99
Cabirou, SHINTOUO MOUNCHILI (PhD Student in Biochemistry). The development of sensitive diagnostic tools for human onchocerciasis remains a challenge. Cabirou is interested in studying parasite Excretory Secretory Products so as to identify key molecules with diagnostic potential for active infection. He is a first year PhD student student.
Tel: +237 676 29 76 60
Roland NGWESE AKWELLE, (PhD Student in Biochemistry). He is working on serologic responses to some candidate genes as potential diagnostic/vaccine targets for human onchocerciasis.
Tel: +237 677 31 43 48
Landrine LONTSI MAKO, (Molecular Epidemiology and Diagnostic Science). She is a second year masters student working on the genetic polymorphisms and expression of CYP3A4 and CYP3A5 genes in Onchocerca volvulus
Tel: +237 678 90 98 21
Betrand ATEKWANE NGENE, (Molecular Epidemiology and Diagnostic Science). He is a second year masters student working on Tumor necrosis factor-alpha gene promoter 308G/A polymorphisms in Cameroon patients with type 2 diabetis mellitus.
Tel: +237 675 95 94 08
Joel EBAI NGUVE, (Molecular Epidemiology and diagnostic Science). A second year masters student working on the IgE subclass response profile to Onchocerca volvulus Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (OvMif-2) in different clinical states of onchocerciasis
Tel: +237 672 27 46 86