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Fobang Mbacham Esq

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The Centre for Health Innovations and Translational Research (CHITRES)
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Wilfred Fon
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Titular Professor
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University of Yaounde I; Fobang Institutes for Innovations in Science and Technologies (FINISTECH)
Mbacham is a Titular Professor of Public Health Biotechnology. He obtained a Doctorat de Specialité in Molecular Parasitology from the University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon (1989), and a PhD in Tropical Public Health from Harvard, USA (1997). His research focuses on host and pathogen genomics and the interaction between communicable and non-communicable diseases at the University of Yaoundé I. He has served in leadership positions in many national and international programmes. He has developed a philosophical approach to Professionalizing Planning Actions in Science & Technology Education & University-based Research (Pro-P.A.S.T.E.U.R.) that integrates platforms for bioscience, physical sciences and research-uptake. He won the 2017 TWAS Regional Prizes in Public Understanding and Popularization of Science for sub-Saharan Africa. He was elected Chair of the Programme Management Committee of the International Atomic Energy Agency-AFRA programme of 41 African member states (2015–2021). He has supervised some 95 graduates and 25 PhD students with more than 180 publications. He founded the Fobang Institutes for Innovations in Science and Technology (FINISTECH), Cameroon.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
1 - No poverty
2 - Zero hunger
3 - Good health and well-being
4 - Quality education
6 - Clean water and sanitation
8 - Decent work and economic growth
9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure
13 - Climate action
15 - Life on land
17 - Partnerships for the goals
Pathogen and Host Genomics, Knowledge Use and Wealth Creation, Nuclear Science and Technology Innovations, Health and Human Welfare
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03-Biological Systems and Organisms
TWAS Awards: 
Regional Prize (2017 TWAS-ROSSA)
Last updated on 06/07/2022