Germanus Soh Bah0000-0003-3231-4250
I obtained a DVM (1995) and an MSc (1999) in Veterinary Science from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria. After graduation, I returned to Cameroon where I have worked in the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation as a Veterinary Researcher attached to the Veterinary Research Laboratory of IRAD’s Wakwa Regional Centre since July 2002. While working as a researcher, I have been associated with a number of local, regional and international research teams. With the local team, we worked to identify the causes of low fertility in local cattle, characterised small ruminant species in the Adamawa Region of Cameroon and set up an open nucleus selection programme for the Ngaoundéré Gudali cattle. With the regional team, I contributed in a study characterising veterinary services in the grand north of Cameroon, alongside counterparts in Chad and the Central African Republic, which was financed by France under the ARDESAC project. As a member of the research consortium on onchocerciasis (River Blindness), we are partnered with the University of Liverpool. I initially assisted in the European Union-funded SCOOTT project [Sustainable Control of Onchocerciasis Today and Tomorrow (January 2007 to November, 2010), and I am currently employed as a Research Assistant with the EPIAF project [Enhanced Protective Immunity against Filariasis (March 2010 to 2014)]. Presently, I am enrolled on a PhD programme, on a part-time basis, in the Department of Infection Biology, supervised by Benjamin Makepeace, Jonathan Wastling (Liverpool) and Vincent Tanya (Cameroon). We are focusing our research on immunochemotherapy as a possible new approach to target adult worms in the control of onchocerciasis, using Onchocerca ochengi in cattle as a model system.
Biography Updated on 15 May 2013