Advisory Board

Dr Emmanuel Mouafo, Tekwu 
Ph.D, D.E.A., M.Phil., B.Sc.
Email : ETekwu@noguchi.ug.edu.gh
Phone : +233 (0) 20 665 7012
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Department : Postdoctoral Fellow, Parasitology
 
 
Biography
  • Currently Postdoctoral Fellow, in the Parasitology Department at Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.
  • Ph.D in Biochemistry and Molecular Microbiology (2014), University of Yaoundé 1 – Cameroon, focusing on Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated from pulmonary tuberculosis patients and antimycobacterial activities of some Cameroonian medicinal plants with a scholarship from a CANTAM project funded by EDCTP.
  • D.U. (University Diploma) in Microorganism Biology (“Molecular Tools and Epidemiology of Tuberculosis”); Institut Pasteur Paris – France.
  • D.U. (University Diploma) in “Tropical Epidemiology”; Nordic School of Public Health (NHV), Gothenburg – Sweden.
  • M.Phil. degree in Biomedical sciences (Speciality: Medical Bacteriology and Virology); Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (FMBS), University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon.
  • D.E.A (“Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies”) in Biochemistry, University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon.
  • MSc. degree (Maîtrise) in Biochemistry; University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon.
BSc. degree (Licence) in Biochemistry; University of Douala, Cameroon.

 

 
 
Administrative Role

Research Coordinator, Laboratory for Tuberculosis Research, Biotechnology Centre, University of Yaounde 1

 
 
Research Interest

Parasitology
Medicinal plants Research (Antischistosomal, Antibacterial, anti-mycobacterial properties)
Drug Discovery
Molecular Microbiology

Molecular Epidemiology (Genotyping/Sequencing Analysis)
 
 
Projects

Anti-Schistosomal Evaluation and Phytochemical Investigation of Ghanaian Selected Medicinal Plants

 
 
Publications

ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

  1. Tchatchouang S., Wetewale Tchokote AL, Makafé GM, Kamgue Sidze L, Tekwu EM, Tedom JC, Assam Assam JP, Penlap Beng NV: Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex identification by Polymerase Chain Reaction from positive culture in patients from Jamot and Mbalmayo District Hospital. African Journal of Biotechnology 2015;14(11)971-978.
  2. Tekwu EM, Sidze LK, Assam JP, Tedom JC, Tchatchouang S, Makafe GG, Wetewale AL, Kuaban C, Eyangoh S, Ntoumi F, Beng VN, Frank M: Sequence analysis for detection of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolates from the central region of Cameroon. BMC Microbiology 2014;14:113.
  3. Sidze LK, Tekwu EM, Kuaban C, Assam Assam JP, Tedom JC, Eyangoh S, Fouda FX, Nolna D, Ntoumi F, Frank M, Penlap Beng VN: Strong decrease in streptomycin-resistance and absence of XDR 12 years after the reorganization of the national tuberculosis control program in the central region of Cameroon. PloS one 2014;9:e98374.
  4. Pieme C, Santosh G, Tekwu EM, Askun T, Aydeniz H, Ngogang J, Bhushan S, Saxena A: Fruits and barks extracts of Zanthozyllum heitzii a spice from Cameroon induce mitochondrial dependent apoptosis and go/g1 phase arrest in human leukemia hl-60 cells. Biological Research 2014;47:54.
  5. Oyono VA, Fokunang C, Assam Assam JP, Voundi S, Tsafack P, Tekwu EM, Tchaleu Ngandjui B, Beng VP: Acute toxicity studies, antioxidant and in vitro antibacterial activities of extract from the barks of Ricinodendron heudoletti (Euphorbiaceae). Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy 2014; 6:47-53.
  6. Kamgue Sidze L, Tekwu EM, Kuaban C, Assam-Assam J-P, Tedom J-C, Niemann S, Frank M, Penlap Beng VN: Estimates of genetic variability of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and its association with drug resistance in cameroon. Advances in Infectious Diseases 2013;3:55-59.
  7. Askun T, Tekwu EM, Satil F, Modanlioglu S, Aydeniz H: Preliminary antimycobacterial study on selected turkish plants (lamiaceae) against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and search for some phenolic constituents. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013;13:365.
  8. Tekwu EM, Askun T, Kuete V, Nkengfack AE, Nyasse B, Etoa FX, Beng VP: Antibacterial activity of selected cameroonian dietary spices ethno-medically used against strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2012;142:374-382.
  9. Tekwu EM, Pieme AC, Beng VP: Investigations of antimicrobial activity of some Cameroonian medicinal plant extracts against bacteria and yeast with gastrointestinal relevance. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2012;142:265-273.
  10. Pieme CA, Penlap VN, Nkegoum B, Taziebou C, Tekwu EM, Etoa F-X, Ngongang J: Evaluation of acute and subacute toxicities of aqueous ethanolic extract of leaves of Senna alata (l.) roxb (Ceasalpiniaceae). African Journal of Biotechnology 2006;5:283-289.

BOOKS

  1. TEKWU Emmanuel Mouafo (2014). Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated from pulmonary tuberculosis patients and antimycobacterial activities of some Cameroonian medicinal plant. A thesis submitted to the University of Yaoundé 1, Faculty of Sciences, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Microbiology
  2. TEKWU Emmanuel Mouafo (2008). Hepatitis C virus infection in a population of women presenting infertility in Cameroon. A Dissertation submitted to the University of Yaoundé 1, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Science (FMBS) in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of M.Phil. Degree in Medical Virology.
  3. TEKWU Emmanuel Mouafo (2003). Evaluation of antimicrobial activity and acute toxicity of hydroethanolic extracts of Centella asiatica (Linn.) Urban (APIACEAE). A Dissertation submitted to the University of Yaoundé 1 in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of “Diplome D’Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A.)” in Biochemistry.

BOOK CHAPTER

Tekwu EM, Beng VP, Kuete V: 22 - African medicinal plants acting on the reproductive, cardiovascular, and central nervous systems; in Kuete V (ed): Medicinal Plant Research in Africa. Oxford, Elsevier, 2013, pp 805-841.

 
 
Dr. Kwadwo Asamoah Kusi
DR. Evelyn Yayra Afua Bonney Kingsley Badu
     
Dr Aminata Colle LO Samuel Asamoah Sakyi Dr. Jewelna Akorli
(nee Osei-Poku)
     
Dr Patrick Valere Tsouh Fokou
Dr. Patrick Kobina Arthur Dr. Joseph Mwanzia Nguta
     
Dr Edward Maina Protus Arrey Tarkang Dr Emmanuel Mouafo Tekwu