Secretariat

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