marcad Projet

MARCAD Fellowships

PHD and Post Docs Program

MARCAD seeks to train a core group of African scientists in West and Central Africa who will be able to provide relevant answers for the control and elimination of malaria.
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News and event

DELTAS AFRICA annual Grantees Meeting 2017, Accra/ Ghana held from 03-05 July Read More...
Tuesday 14th March 2017, Dakar Sénégal :  Malaria Centre Senegal Launch, Read More...
Two week research methodology course from 13th to 24th February 2017 Read More...

Congratulations to the MARCAD partner, Prof. Mbacham Fon Wilfred, 2017 winner of the World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) Award.

The 2017 winner of the World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) Award is  the MARCAD partener, Prof. Mbacham Fon Wilfred of the University of Yaoundé I decided on by the Selection Committee appointed by the TWAS-ROSSA  office and endorsed by the TWAS office in Trieste, Italy.

The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) each
year  puts  out  a  call  identifying   scientists   in  Africa  who  strive  to  promote   the  public understanding and popularization of science. Candidates are nominated by their Country Academies  of Science and are competitively  selected through a committee  of peers

TWAS and TWAS-ROSSA would like to congratulate Prof Mbacham on his contributions to popularise science and for the development  of new strategies that serve the popularization of science and technology in the developing world.  This prize is awarded in fulfilment of the TWAS objective of recognising, supporting and promoting scientific capacity and excellence in the developing world. TWAS-ROSSA  takes this opportunity to congratulate  Prof Mbacham and to wish him great success in his future endeavours.

Prof.   Mbacham  Fon Wilfred is a Titular Prof of Public Health Biotechnology.   His scientific career started off in Zoology in the undergraduate level and he went on to obtain a Doctorat de Specialité in Molecular Parasitology from the University of Yaoundé I (1989) and a Doctor of Science Degree in Tropical Public Health from Harvard University in (1997). He researches at the Biotechnology Center (BTC) and teaches at the Faculties of Science and of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Yaoundé I.  He is a fellow of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences and African Academy of Sciences. Currently he studies the pharmacogenomics  and response  to drugs, the molecular  diversity and epidemiology  of drug resistance  in Malaria, HIV & Tuberculosis.  He also researches  on the development  of bio-reagents  with the co-discovery  of a thermostable  peroxidase.   He has developed  the Pro. P.A.S.T.E.U.R., a philosophy that popularizes and integrates platforms/techno-poles for biosciences, hard core physical sciences and research-uptake. Out of this philosophy, he initiated,  3 Masters  programs  in Food Safety, Public Health Biotechnology  and Molecular

  • programme supported by three European institutions

    The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Centre for Medical Parasitology, Dept. of Immunology and Microbiology of the University of Copenhagen (UoC)..

    Training of high-level scientists

    With the support of the Wellcome Trust (UK) in collaboration with the Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) Initiative, MARCAD is a partnership between five African institutions: UCAD in Senegal; MRTC in Mali; RCM in The Gambia; BTC in Cameroon; UHAS in Ghana.
  • Malaria Research

    The Malaria Research Capacity Development (MARCAD) in West and Central Africa offers a new PhD and Postdoctoral research program in the areas of elimination and strengthening of malaria control interventions.

    Capacity Building

    The objective is to strengthen the quality of research on malaria by training African scientists who will be the future leaders in research, able to take on the new challenges of the fight against malaria aimed at its elimination.
  • Phd and postdoctoral

    Five PhD-level scholarships are awarded for four-year Master's and ten postdoctoral fellowships for PhD holders, with a duration of three years. The purse covers.

    The MARCAD scholarship is

    Living expenses for the duration of studies; Registration fees for PhDs; 6 months for postdoctoral fellows or 3 months for PhD from a partner European university; Research costs of € 55,000 for the PhD or € 83,000 for postdoctoral fellowships.