Richard Njouom | Microbiology | Top Researcher Award

Prof Richard Njouom | Microbiology |  Top Researcher Award

Head Virology Department at  Centre Pasteur du Cameroun

Dr. Richard Njouom is a distinguished virologist from Cameroon, currently serving as the Head of the Virology Department at the Centre Pasteur of Cameroon. With a Ph.D. and HDR in Virology from the University Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, France, Dr. Njouom has garnered extensive expertise and experience in his field.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Education:

  • PhD and HDR in Virology
  • 🎓 2013: HDR, University Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, France
  • 🎓 2003: Ph.D., University Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, France
  • 🎓 1999: DEA in Virology, University Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, France
  • 🎓 1995: DEA in Biochemistry, University of Yaounde, Cameroon
  • 🎓 1994: Master in Biochemistry, University of Yaounde, Cameroon
  • 🎓 1992: Bachelor in Biochemistry, University of Yaounde, Cameroon

Short Course Training:

  • 📚 2015: 2nd annual Short Course in Medical Virology, Institut of Human Virology, Baltimore, USA
  • 📚 2008: Surveillance, Alert and Investigation of epidemics, Institut Pasteur of Paris, France
  • 📚 2007: Diagnosis and Epidemiology of respiratory viruses, HKU Pasteur Research Centre, Hong Kong
  • 📚 2006: Systematic Virology, Pasteur Institute of Paris, France

Work Experience:

  • 🎓 Teaching: Lecturer of virology and molecular biology
  • 🏫 Since 2001: Lecturer at the technician school of the Centre Pasteur of Cameroon
  • 🏫 Since 2009: Lecturer at the University of Ngaoundere and Catholic University of Central Africa in Cameroon
  • 📚 Supervision: Overseeing numerous research projects and theses
  • 🏥 Public Health: Supervision of diagnostic and patient follow-up for various viruses
  • 🧪 Research: Diverse research focusing on viral diversity, prevalence, and transmission dynamics
  • 👨‍💼 Management: Head of the Virology Department at the Centre Pasteur of Cameroon

🔬 Research Focus:

Dr. Richard Njouom’s research focus spans across diverse areas of virology, with a particular emphasis on viral epidemiology, transmission dynamics, and molecular characterization. He has contributed significantly to the understanding of various viral infections in Cameroon and beyond, including hepatitis E virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), hepatitis C virus, monkeypox virus, and Rift Valley fever virus. 🦠 His work encompasses genomic surveillance, molecular characterization, and epidemiological investigations, shedding light on the circulation patterns, genetic diversity, and associated factors of these viruses. Dr. Njouom’s research provides crucial insights for public health interventions and disease management strategies in the region.

citations:

  • Citations: 6,925
  • Documents: 5,887
  • h-index: 33

Publications Top Notes

  1. Concurrent Clade I and Clade II Monkeypox Virus Circulation, Cameroon, 1979-2022 Authors: Djuicy, D.D., Sadeuh-Mba, S.A., Bilounga, C.N., …, Kazanji, M., Njouom, R. Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2024, 30(3), pp. 432–443
  2. Hepatitis E virus infections among patients with acute febrile jaundice in two regions of Cameroon: First molecular characterization of hepatitis E virus genotype 4 Authors: Modiyinji, A.F., Tankeu, L.T.A., Monamele, C.G., …, Mirdad, K., Njouom, R. Journal: PLoS ONE, 2024, 19(2 February), e0298723
  3. High seroprevalence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 among healthcare workers in Yaoundé, Cameroon after the first wave of Covid-19 pandemic and associated factors Authors: Tejiokem, M.C., Abessolo, H.A., Nkodo, J.M., …, Njouom, R., Richard, V. Journal: Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses, 2024, 18(2), e13239
  4. Global epidemiology of hepatitis C virus in dialysis patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis Authors: Kenfack-Momo, R., Ngounoue, M.D., Kenmoe, S., …, Ndip, L., Njouom, R. Journal: PLoS ONE, 2024, 19(2 February), e0284169
  5. First detection of Rift Valley fever virus antibodies in non-human primates in Cameroon Authors: Ebogo-Belobo, J.T., Sadeuh-Mba, S.A., Chavely, G.M., …, Mbacham, W.F., Njouom, R. Journal: Journal of Medical Primatology, 2024, 53(1), e12687
  6. Genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 reveals highest severity and mortality of delta over other variants: evidence from Cameroon Authors: Fokam, J., Essomba, R.G., Njouom, R., …, Dir, A.N., Eboumbou, C. Journal: Scientific Reports, 2023, 13(1), 21654

Gilson Chagas Junior | Food Microbiology | Best Paper Award

Dr Gilson Chagas Junior | Food Microbiology |  Best Paper Award

Researcher at  Federal University of Pará, Brazil

Gilson Celso Albuquerque Chagas Junior is a nutrition professional with a strong academic background. He earned his undergraduate degree in Nutrition from the Universidade da Amazônia, where he was a recipient of the Programa Universidade para Todos (PROUNI) scholarship. During his undergraduate studies, he actively participated in the Programa de Iniciação Científica (PIC), conducting research in the field of Health and Nosology of the Amazon, focusing on nutritional profiling of communities and food analysis.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

🎓 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Science and Technology of Foods – UFPA, Brazil (2021)
  • M.Sc. in Science and Technology of Foods – UFPA, Brazil (2016)
  • B.Sc. in Nutrition – UNAMA, Brazil (2013)

🏆 Accolades:

  • 🌟 Received merit of academic excellence for Ph.D. thesis.
  • 📚 Approved in the M.Sc. program in Science and Technology of Foods (2014).
  • 🎓 First place in the PROUNI 2012.1 scholarship program for Nutrition at UNAMA.
  • 🥇 Ranked 3rd in the UNAMA Research Initiation Program in the Health and Nosology of the Amazon area (2012).

💼 Professional Experience:

  • 🍽️ Worked in the field of Nutrition and Food Technology.
  • 🎓 Collaborator and Monitor at UNAMA, contributing to teaching and scientific research.

🏆 Achievements:

  • 🏅 Academic excellence acknowledgment for the Ph.D. thesis.
  • 🎓 Approval in the M.Sc. program in Science and Technology of Foods (2014).
  • 🥇 First place in the PROUNI 2012.1 scholarship program for Nutrition at UNAMA.
  • 🥉 Ranked 3rd in the UNAMA Research Initiation Program in the Health and Nosology of the Amazon area (2012).

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

  • Ph.D. Thesis: Cocoa Fermentation: Process Conducted with Selected Yeasts, Microbiological Diversity, and Aromatic Profile.
  • M.Sc. Thesis: Molecular Identification of Yeast Populations in the Fermentation of Brazilian Amazon Cocoa.

Citations:

  • Total Citations: 185
  • Citations Since 2019: 184

This indicates the total number of times the researcher’s work has been cited. The count since 2019 specifically shows citations within the last few years, providing a more recent measure of impact.

h-index:

  • h-index: 6

The h-index is a measure that reflects both the productivity and impact of a researcher’s work. An h-index of 6 means that there are at least 6 papers that have each been cited at least 6 times.

i10-index:

  • i10-index: 5

The i10-index is another measure of a researcher’s impact, counting the number of papers that have at least 10 citations. In this case, the i10-index is 5, indicating that there are at least 5 papers with 10 or more citations each.

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