Editorial Board of International Journal of Bioscience and Medicine
Dr Charles Fokunang
Director of Student’ Affairs, The University of Bamenda;
Department of Pharmacotoxicology and Pharmacokinetics,
Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon.
Biography & Research Interest
Welcome Dr Charles Fokunang to Join the Editorial Board of International Journal of Bioscience and Medicine.
Prof Charles FOKUNANG obtained his PhD degree in 1995 in the domain of PHYTOPATHOLOGY, sub-specialization/Option PESTICIDE CHEMISTRY AND TOXICOLOGY). From 1995 to 2000 Prof Fokunang was a research/lecturer at the Athlone Institute of Technology Republic of IRELAND. During his teaching career he underwent many training in integrated pest and disease management (IPDM), toxicology, molecular biology and drug quality control
In 2003 Prof Fokunang with the quest to further his career in drug development enrolled into an MSc programme in Biotechnology,University of Reading, United Kingdom. He obtained an MSc in Biotechnology with a research project in the area of Insulin Signal Proteins for structural drug a molecular approach for the treatment of type II diabetes. The MSc research in Biotechnology and molecular drug design gave Dr Fokunang the opportunity from 2003-2006, for employment into PFIZER Pharmaceutical company, United Kingdom, He worked for PFIZER UK, Sandwich as a GENETIC AND GENOMIC TOXICOLOGIST/PHARMCOGENOMIST Pre-clinical/Clinical Drug Screening scientists.While at Pfizer he received numerous training in molecular toxicology, pharmacovigilance/toxicovigilance, bio-informatics and Bio-ethics/drug regulation. He has made significant contribution to drug discovery of Lead compounds for potential drug development pipelines. In 2006 Prof Fokunang returned to Cameroon and was recruited through CCIU of Nov 2007, as senior lecturer to start the Pharmacy department of the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé 1. Prof Fokunang as a multi-disciplinary Scientist has made great contribution in the -designing, elaboration and teaching in the Pharmacy programmes. He has generated many research grants for the department and build research collaboration national and internationally. He is very involved in teaching and research and the supervision of postgraduate students. Between 2008 to date he has published one book, five book chapters and over 70 peer reviewed publications.
Prof Fokunang Belongs to many international bodies, and has won many international awards. His community engagements for the promotion of the sustainable development of Cameroon are many. As a member of the National Bio-ethics Committee of Cameroon, he has contributed to the review of clinical trials protocols, monitoring and training.
Despite his teaching and research duties Prof Fokunang is also involved in Administrative Duties. -He is currently the Director of Students Affairs of the University of Bamenda, Pioneer Acting Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Bamenda and cumulatively the General Coordinator of Pharmacy Programmes, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the University of Yaoundé 1.