Biomedical Sciences

The biomedical sciences thematic group includes disciplines such as epidemiology, neuroscience, microbiology, cancer biology, immunology, biostatistics, molecular and cellular biology, bioengineering, genetics, plant biology, pathology, biotechnology, biochemistry, and bioinformatics. Council members carry out research in a broad range of innovative areas using cutting-edge tools such as genome editing, vaccine development, genome profiling, proteomics, big data, genome engineering, drug development, and development of devices, among others. The scholars in this group are vigorously investigating translational approaches in numerous clinical settings such as in the development of immunotherapy for autoimmune diseases, and drugs for cancer therapy. Other scholars are actively studying neuroscience of drug addiction, pathogenicity of emerging viruses, including SARS-COV2, bacterial genomics and host pathogen interactions in crops, methods for mining large-scale prospective epidemiological data, predictive models for species and trait distribution patterns in highly biodiverse ecosystems, HIV and malaria vaccines, parasitic zoonoses, and therapeutic bio-products. Through their cutting-edge research, Council members have been able to push the needle on understanding, combatting and predicting a range of issues that affect living organisms, and have contributed to policymaking in the public health domain.



Akre Maurice Adja
Lecturer in Biology
University Félix Houphouet Boigny
Muhammed Afolabi
Clinical Assistant Professor
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Ayodele Alabi
Physician / Clinical Investigator
Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné
Sharon Bright Amanya
Lecturer in Microbiology and Immunology
Lira University
Seth Christopher Yaw Appiah
Kwame Nkrumah University of Social Sciences, Kumasi
Jules Clement Nguedia Assob
Full Professor of Medical Biochemistry; Vice Dean of Research and Cooperation
Faculty of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Douala, Cameroon
Idir Bitam
Professor in Vector-Borne Diseases
Higher School of Food Science and Agri-Food Industry (ESSAIA)
Jean Lud Cadet
Chief, Molecular Neuropsychiatry Research Branch
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse
JohnBosco Chika Chukwuorji
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Charles E. Egwuagu
Senior Investigator in Molecular Immunology
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Annie Elong Ngono
Research Instructor in Immunology
La Jolla Institute for Immunology
Hugues Fausther-Bovendo
Research Associate in Immunology
Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval
Jalel Gargouri
University Hospital Professor in Hematology-Transfusion
Faculté de Médecine, Université de Sfax
Bertin Guede Kipre
Research Project Coordinator
Institut Pasteur Cote d'Ivoire
Maged Harraz
Instructor in Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Irene Hatsu
Associate Professor of Human Nutrition
The Ohio State University
El Akrem Hayouni
Associate Professor
Center of Biotechnology at the Ecopark of Borj-Cédria, Tunisia
Charity Kapenda
Lecturer/ Researcher
University of Zambia
Patrick de Marie Katoto
Associate Professor
Catholic University of Bukavu
Bruny Kenou
Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award Fellow
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Celso Khosa
Director at Centro de Investigação e Treino em Saúde da Polana Caniço (CISPOC)
Instituto Nacional de Saúde (INS)
Kouamé Kouadio
Senior Researcher, Head of Eco Epidemiology Unit
Pasteur Institute of Côte d'Ivoire
Jacob K.P Kwaga
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
Ismail Lafri
Associate Professor
Institute of Veterinary Sciences, University of Blida 1, Algeria
Mwansa Ketty Lubeya
Lecturer and Researcher - Obstetrics and Gynecology
The University of Zambia -School of Medicine

Featured Scientists

Jean Lud Cadet
Chief, Molecular Neuropsychiatry Research Branch
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse
Joyce Siwila-Saasa
Senior Lecturer of Clinical Studies
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia
Urbain Weyemi
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biosciences and CPRIT Scholar
University of Texas at Austin