Stephano Tambo Tene | Food Security | Best Scholar Award

Dr Stephano Tambo Tene | Food Security | Best Scholar Award

Dr at  University of Dschang, Cameroon

Dr. TAMBO TENE Stephano, a Cameroonian national born on January 06, 1993, is a dedicated scholar and educator specializing in Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Food Security. He holds a PhD in Nutrition and Food Security from the University of Dschang, Cameroon, where he also completed his Master of Science and Bachelor Degree in related fields.


🎓 Education:

Bachelor’s Degree (2011-2014) in Biochemistry and Food Technology. Master of Science (2014-2017) in Nutrition and Food Security. Doctorate (2017-2023) in Nutrition and Food Security, achieving a very honorable distinction.

💼 Professional Experience:

Currently serving as a Temporary Teacher at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Dschang. Experienced in practical and tutorial work supervision in the same department since 2017. Participated in various academic internships and training programs, including stints at Cameroon Tea Estates, CRDP, and GEMBLOUX AGRO BIOTECH.

🔬 Scientific Experience:

Authored a Ph.D. thesis focusing on the extraction and kinetic study of enzymes from maize malts. Engaged in scientific research and publication, serving as a reviewer for several international journals. Holds expertise in food characterization and analysis, including chromatographic tools and sensory evaluation.

🔍 Research Focus: Food Security

Dr. TAMBO TENE Stephano, a Cameroonian researcher specializing in Biochemistry and Nutrition, focuses his expertise on addressing challenges in Food Security. With a Doctorate in Nutrition and Food Security from the University of Dschang, his research endeavors center on enhancing food production, accessibility, and nutritional quality to combat hunger and malnutrition.

Dr. TAMBO’s investigations delve into various aspects of Food Security, including:

Nutritional Enhancement: He explores methods to enrich staple foods with essential nutrients, ensuring diets meet the dietary needs of vulnerable populations, particularly in resource-limited settings. Crop Biofortification: Through his studies, Dr. TAMBO examines biofortification techniques to increase the micronutrient content of crops, such as iron, zinc, and vitamin A, thereby improving the nutritional value of staple foods. Sustainable Agriculture: He investigates sustainable agricultural practices and technologies aimed at boosting crop yields, resilience to climate change, and promoting environmental conservation to ensure long-term food security. Food Processing and Preservation: Dr. TAMBO explores innovative food processing and preservation methods to minimize post-harvest losses, extend shelf-life, and enhance food safety, thereby contributing to improved food availability and access. Community Empowerment: His research extends to community-based interventions and policies aimed at enhancing food access, promoting nutrition education, and empowering local communities to achieve sustainable food security.

Through his interdisciplinary approach and commitment to scientific excellence, Dr. TAMBO TENE Stephano endeavors to contribute significantly to the advancement of Food Security research, ultimately striving to alleviate hunger, malnutrition, and food insecurity both locally and globally.

Publications Top Notes

  1. Effect of different processing methods on the proximate composition, mineral content and functional properties of snail (Archachatina marginata) meat
    • Authors: Tonfack Djikeng, F., Mouto Ndambwe, C.M., Ngangoum, E.S., Achidi, A.U., Womeni, H.M.
    • Journal: Journal of Agriculture and Food Research, 2022, 8, 100298
  2. Optimization using response surface methodology of the soaking and germination time of two rice varieties (Nerica 3 and Nerica L56) grown in the locality of Dschang (West-Cameroon)
    • Authors: Klang, M.J., Matueno Kamdem, F.E., Tambo Tene, S., Nguemguo Kalamo, L.G., Womeni, H.M.
    • Journal: Journal of Food Science and Technology, 2022, 59(5), pp. 1901–1911
  3. Effects of three culinary treatments on the physicochemical, functional and antioxidant properties of wild yam (Dioscorea praehensilis Benth) grown in the East Cameroon region | Effets de trois traitements culinaires sur les propriétés physico-chimiques, fonctionnelles et anti-oxydantes de l’igname sauvage (Dioscorea praehensilis Benth) cultivé dans la région de l’Est-Cameroun
    • Authors: Pobo Kenfack, S.R., Mouamfon, M., Tambo Tene, S., Ngueguim, J.R., Poutougnigni Matenchi, Y.
    • Journal: International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences, 2021, 15(6), pp. 2665–2684
  4. Optimization using response surface methodology (RSM) of the energy density of flour-based gruels of sweet cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) flour: Effect of the addition of two new sprouted rice varieties produced under optimal conditions (Nerica 3 and Nerica L56)
    • Authors: Klang, J.M., Tambo Tene, S., Matueno Kamdem, F.E., Teboukeu Boungo, G., Womeni, H.M.
    • Journal: NFS Journal, 2020, 19, pp. 16–25
  5. Application of amylase rich flours of corn and sweet potato to the reduction of consistency of cassava and corn gruels
    • Authors: Tambo Tene, S., Mathilde Klang, J., Ndomou Houketchang, S.C., Kohole Foffe, H.A., Womeni, H.M.
    • Journal: Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 2019, 43(9), e14058
  6. Characterization of corn, cassava, and commercial flours: Use of amylase-rich flours of germinated corn and sweet potato in the reduction of the consistency of the gruels made from these flours—Influence on the nutritional and energy value
    • Authors: Tambo Tene, S., Klang, J.M., Ndomou Houketchang, S.C., Teboukeu Boungo, G., Womeni, H.M.
    • Journal: Food Science and Nutrition, 2019, 7(4), pp. 1190–1206


Diriba Muleta | Food Security | Excellence in Research

Dr Diriba Muleta | Food Security | Excellence in Research

Associate Prof at  Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Dr. Diriba Muleta Yadetie is an accomplished microbiologist with a diverse academic and professional background. Born on June 25, 1969, in Wellega, Ethiopia, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Asmara University, Eritrea (1989), a Master’s degree in Applied Microbiology from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (1999), and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU, Sweden (2007).


Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓


  • B.Sc. in Biology (1989) – Asmara University, Eritrea
  • M.Sc. in Applied Microbiology (1999) – Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • PhD in Microbiology (2007) – Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

Professional Journey:

  • Current Position: Associate Prof. of Applied Microbiology, Institute of Biotechnology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (Since September 2013)
  • Previous Positions: Associate Prof. at Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (2012-2013) and Jimma University (2012), Assistant Prof. at Jimma University (2007-2012)

Memberships & Fellowships:

  • Member of Biological Society of Ethiopia since 2001
  • Fellow of the EAS (Natural Sciences Working Group) since December 2022

Trainings and Workshops:

  • COVID-19 Webinar Participant (2021)
  • SLU-AAU Training in Doctoral Supervision, Uppsala, Sweden (2019)
  • Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2017)
  • Various local and international trainings in Microbiology and related fields


Research Focus:

Dr. Diriba Muleta Yadetie’s research spans diverse areas in applied microbiology, showcasing a rich portfolio of contributions. His work includes elucidating the population dynamics and damage thresholds of plant-parasitic nematodes, such as Meloidogyne incognita. Additionally, he delves into food safety, examining the characterization and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of Listeria monocytogenes in raw cow milk. Dr. Muleta explores the agricultural realm, evaluating indigenous Bacillus thuringiensis isolates for their efficacy against chickpea pod borers. His research extends to microbial applications in poultry feed, substrate optimization for mushroom production, and biocontrol strategies for managing coffee berry disease. 🌱🔬


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