Titanji Vincent Pryde Kehdingha
Emeritus Professor and Honorary Dean
Current country of residence
Affiliation / Institution
University of Buea
Titanji is an emeritus Professor of Biochemistry and Biotechnology and an Honorary Dean at the Faculty of Science University of Buea.He served as Vice-chancellor, Cameroon Christian U. (2015-2019). He was also the vice-chancellor of the University of Buea (2002-2012) and pioneer coordinator, Biotechnology center, University of Yaounde1(1986-1997),Coordinator of Biotechnology Unit U. of Buea (1996-2012), Cameroon. He focuses on infectious diseases (malaria, river blindness, tuberculosis ,COVID-19) and protein phosphorylation as a regulatory mechanism in Onchocerca volvulus, the parasite causing River Blindness in humans. He discovered, cloned and characterized new antigens, employed for diagnosis and potential vaccines, in Onchocerca volvulus. He also works on immune responses to malaria and has discovered new vaccine candidates (UB05-09) and drug leads from med. plants for malaria intervention strategies. He is past pres. and member, Council of Fed. of Afr. Socs. of Biochem. and Mol. Biol., and received the IFS/DANIDA Prize and Cameroon Knight Order of Valour. He is fellow of the Cameroon Acad. of Sciences, Afr. Acad. of Sciences, and Inst. of Biology, London.
Sustainable Development Goals
Infectious diseases; malaria; onchocerciasis; vaccine; medicinal plants, COVID-19.
Country of birth
DATE OF BIRTH
04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
Country where living and working for the majority of the last 10 years
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Last updated on 15/02/2023