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Samje Moses

Affiliateship: 2017 - 2021

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Dr Samje holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Buea, Cameroon. Currently, he is a lecturer of Biochemistry at the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Bamenda and a Researcher at the Pan-African Centre of Excellence for Onchocerciasis Drug Research at the University of Buea. Moses is interested in the discovery and development of drugs and control tools against neglected tropical diseases with a focus on onchocerciasis. He contributed significantly in the development and validation of filariasis drug screening assays which is recognized internationally. Using these assays, he has established the efficacy and safety of some pure compounds against onchocerciasis (river blindness). Dr. Samje has also shown the feasibility of repurposing existing drugs for the treatment of onchocerciasis. As part of a consortium, one of such efficacious repurposed drug is under clinical trials. His contribution to science is published in both renowned national and international journals.