Address

P.O. Box 20083 Yaounde, Cameroon

Full Professor Ekobena Fouda Henri Paul

Biophysics

University of Yaounde I and University of Ngaoundéré both in Cameroon

Biography

Henri Paul EKOBENA FOUDA was born in Yaounde, Cameroon in 1965. He studied physics at the University of Yaounde from 1988-1992 where he obtained a bachelor degree. He continued his studies to the Moscow State University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biophysics and earned a Master degree in biophysics in 1993. From 1993 to 1996, he worked as a Research Associate at:  1) the Laboratory of Applied Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Moscow State University, 2) the Moscow Group of Biochemistry of Photosynthesis, Institute of Earth Sciences and Photosynthesis, Russian Academy of Sciences, 3) the Laboratory of Chemical Substance for Plants Defense, K. A. Timiryazev Moscow Academy of Agriculture. Ekobena Fouda obtained his Ph.D at the Moscow State University, Faculty of Science, Department of biophysics, in 1997.

He returned to Cameroon where he has been teaching at universities. He has been serving at the University of Yaounde I as a member of the Department of Physics, as a Lecturer 1998-1999, Senior lecturer 1999-2011, Associate Professor 2013-2020 and Full Professor 2020 to present.  He has been appointed at the University Institute of Technology of the University of Ngaoundéré since 2011 where he has been in charge of important administrative duties, from 2011 to 2013 Head of the Energy Engineering Department,  from 2013 to 2019 Head of the Initial Training Division. At the University of Yaounde I, he has been serving as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Internal Control and Evaluation since April 2020.  He started the Laboratory of Biophysics and Special Measures at the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde I in 2007 and has been its Head and Coordinator since then. Since 2015, he is the Head of the ‘Laboratoire d’Analyses Simulations et Essaies (LASE)’ of the Faculty of Science, University of Ngaoundéré.

His research activities include Biophysics, especially theory and experiment. On theoretical side, he is working on biological processes in DNA (respiration, charge transport, replication and transcription), proteins,  large blood vessels (Mayer waves) and many others. He is also carrying research activities on experimental plant where he investigates some physical properties (resistance, conductance, photosynthesis) of some plants found in Cameroon. Another aspect of his research activities concerns nuclear physics (radioprotection, radiology, dosimetry). Ekobena Fouda has published more than 60 refereed papers in good international journals. He is a member of the Russian Biochemical Society, Moscow Branch, of Russian Academy of
Science since 1995.

Ekobena Fouda has supervised more than 60 master students, and 20 + PhD students. While many of PhD defenses are expected by 2018 – 2019, four was defended from 2017 to May 2018.