Mary-Ann Mbong Angie | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Mary-Ann Mbong Angie | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

University of Yaounde I | Cameroon

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Mary-Ann Mbong Angie's academic journey began with her Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, specializing in Food Biochemistry, at the University of Yaounde I. She furthered her studies with a Master's equivalent (DEA) and a Maîtrise in Biochemistry, focusing on Food Biochemistry. Her thirst for knowledge led her to pursue a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the same institution, where she delved into nutritional biochemistry.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Angie's professional career is deeply rooted in academia. She started as a part-time lecturer at the University of Yaounde I while conducting research at the Laboratory of Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry. Over the years, she progressed to roles such as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, contributing significantly to the Department of Biochemistry. Currently, she serves as an Associate Professor in Biochemistry at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Angie is an expert in functional foods for managing non-communicable diseases, nutritional epidemiology, and food biochemistry. Her research focuses on valorizing Cameroonian foods for disease management, particularly in standardizing extracts for selling as food supplements. She evaluates the efficacy of these supplements in combating oxidative stress-related degenerative diseases.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Angie's contributions to academia and research have earned her notable recognition. She received the Feminine Academic Excellence Award from the Ministry of Higher Education, Cameroon, and was honored with the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Research Grant at Yale School of Medicine. Additionally, she was awarded the Eugen Ionescu Doctoral Research Scholarship at the Oncologic Institute, Cluj Napoca, Romania.

Impact and Influence

Through her teaching and research, Dr. Angie has made a significant impact on her students and the scientific community. Her expertise in biochemistry, coupled with her fluency in multiple languages, has allowed her to collaborate with diverse teams globally. Her research on functional foods and nutritional epidemiology has the potential to improve public health, particularly in Cameroon and Africa.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Angie's legacy lies in her dedication to serving her community through education and research. Her efforts in promoting Cameroonian foods for health benefits and her contributions to understanding the link between nutrition and disease will continue to shape the future of biochemistry and nutritional science. As she continues her academic journey, Dr. Angie aims to further her impact by expanding her research and mentoring the next generation of scientists.

Notable Publications

Phytochemical characterization and assessment of antitumor activity of the aqueous extract of Acmella caulirhiza in female Wistar rats induced by 7,12 dimethylbenz (a) anthracene 2024 

The ethanolic extract of Aframomum angustifolium seeds protects against tamoxifen-induced side effects in rats with breast cancer 2023

The effects of Dyglomera Ⓡ (dichrostachys glomerata extract) on body fat percentage and body weight: a randomized, double- blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial 2023

Sub-acute toxicity study of the aqueous extract from leaves and flowers of Acmella caulirhiza on female albino Wistar rats 2023 (1)

Malnutrition, Eating Habits, Food Consumption, and Risk Factors of Malnutrition among Students at the University of Maroua, Cameroon 2022 (2)

 

Muhammad Salman Hameed | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Outstanding Scientist Award

Dr. Muhammad Salman Hameed | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Outstanding Scientist Award

Central China Normal University | China

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Muhammad Salman Hameed embarked on his academic journey with a keen interest in entomology, evident from his Bachelor's and Master's degrees focusing on various aspects of insect biology and pest management. His academic background provided a solid foundation in areas such as agronomy, genetics, and plant pathology, laying the groundwork for his subsequent research endeavors.

Professional Endeavors

Throughout his career, Dr. Hameed has held diverse roles ranging from entomologist and pest engineer to assistant professor and research associate. These positions, spanning academia and practical fieldwork, have enriched his understanding of pest control strategies, molecular biology techniques, and ecological dynamics.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Hameed's research interests converge at the intersection of insect ecology, molecular biology, and integrated pest management. His work delves into understanding the molecular mechanisms underpinning RNA interference in insects, with implications for crop protection and sustainable agriculture. Through projects awarded both nationally and internationally, he has contributed valuable insights into gene function, ecological interactions, and pest control strategies.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Hameed's contributions to the field have been recognized through various awards and accolades, including publication in prestigious journals and securing research grants. His scholarly achievements underscore his commitment to advancing knowledge in ecology, molecular biology, and agricultural sciences.

Impact and Influence

Driven by a passion for transformative research and teaching, Dr. Hameed aspires to inspire the next generation of scientists while addressing critical challenges in agriculture and environmental sustainability. His multidisciplinary approach and collaborative projects reflect his dedication to fostering innovation and driving positive change.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Dr. Hameed continues his academic journey, he envisions a future characterized by groundbreaking research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and mentorship. His legacy lies not only in his scientific contributions but also in his efforts to instill a sense of curiosity and stewardship among future generations of researchers and practitioners.

Notable Publications

Analysis of Fungal rDNA for the Identification of the Pathogen Associated Black Rot of Pumpkin 2023

Role of Saponins in Plant Defense Against Specialist Herbivores 2019

Characterization and Expression Profiling of Neuropeptides and G-Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) for Neuropeptides in the Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) 2018

Molecular Characterization and the Function of Argonaute3 in RNAi Pathway of Plutella xylostella 2018