Bouramoue, Christophe, Prof.
Fellow of AAS since 1987, Medicine
Born in 1941, Congo
Prof. Christophe Bouramoue was educated in Paris, France where he obtained his Doctorate in Medicine in 1968 and specialized in Cardiology in 1973. He has held many professional and administrative positions, including: head of service of Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Brazzaville, Congo, Associate Professor at the University of Marlen Ngouabi in Brazzaville from 1974-80; Professor of Cardiology in 1981; Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, INSSA, from 1975-84; Minister of Health and Social Affairs from 1984-86; Minister for Scientific Research and Environment from 1986-88; and Rector of the University of Marien Ngouabi from 1992-95.
His honours include: Laureate from the French Academy of Medicine, 1973; Officier du Merite Gabonais, 1979; Officier du Merite Congolais 1981; Chevalier du Merite Senegalaise, 1982; Commandeur du Merite Congolais, 1985; Commandeur des Palmes Academiques Francaises, 1986 and Grand Officier du Merite Congolais, 1988.
Silou Thomas, Prof
Fellow of AAS since 1990
Chemical Engineering and Chemical Physics
Born in 1951, Congo
Prof Silou's accademic background includes Dilpôme d’Ingénieur (Master in Chemistry), Paris, France, 1976; Diplôme de Doctorat d’Etat es Sciences (Post Doc in Chemistry), Montpellier, France, 1980-1984; Post-Doctoral training on Scientific and Technical Information (Patents), The Hague (EPO), Paris INPI, Munich (Institut Max Planck), Geneva (WIPO), 1979; Post-Doctoral training on Quantum Chemistry, University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 1979, 1983; Post-Doctoral training on Evaluation in Education, PRIMTAF Project, University of Montreal, Quebec, 1996.
Between 1976 and 1984, he worked as Assistant Lecturer at the University of Brazzaville, CONGO; 1984 - 1994: Lecturer, University Marien Ngouabi, Brazzaville - CONGO; and from 1994 to 2014, he has been a Professor in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Food Engineering, (CAMES) at the Universities of Brazzaville, Franceville, Kinshasa.
During these tines he has served in various positions including Head of Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Brazzaville, 1979 - 1982; Head of Industrial and Technological Sciences Section, Department of Education, University of Brazzaville, Congo. From 1984 - 1986, he was President of the Commission in charge of the Scientific Cultural Affairs, Faculty of Sciences, Brazzaville Congo and also from 1986 - 1996, President of the Commission of Scientific Evaluation, Faculty of Science, Brazzaville, Congo. He has also held many governmental positions in Congo where he has contributed immensely to the development of Science, Technology and Innovation. In 2002, he was the deputy in charge of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
RESEARCH INTERESTS AND EXPERTISE:
Prof Silou’s research intersts are in the chemistry and technology of essential and fixed oils, fats and lipids, chemical kinetics and quantum chemistry. He has also contributed to development of the national scientific and technological policy (Congo-Brazzaville). Prof Silou has also received some awards and honors including the Academic Palms (CAMES), Ordre de Mérite Congolais (Officier) Republic of Congo, and Ordre de Mérite Agricole (Chevalier) Republic of Congo.
Fellow since 2017
Born in 1961
Field of Specialisation: Biosciences
Job Title: Director of the Foundation Congolaise pour la Recherche, Médicale, Brazzaville.
Ntoumi has spent the past 15-20 years in developing health research capacities in Africa in general through the Multilateral initiative on Malaria that she led from 2007-2010 and then in Central Africa since 2010 by leading the Central Africa network on Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Malaria and the Congolese foundation for medical research in the republic of Congo. She established this institution in the republic of Congo in 2008 and today it is the most efficient (publications and grants record and infrastructure) and organized health research institution in the country. This leadership has been recognized nationally, regionally and internationally.
She has been highly engaged in promoting and advocating for increased financial support to health research activities conducted in sub-Saharan Africa by African scientists. As a result, her institution has got financial support from the local oil company since 2011. It was the first time in the country to get such support. Most importantly, in 2010 she created the first molecular biology of the unique public university in the republic of Congo and this facility has contributed to train most of the students in health science.
Finally in 2012, her lab has been the first in the country to use the fingerprinting for the identification of individuals (after the explosion that carried out in Brazzaville causing more than 200 deaths).