jnzweundji

Research & Institution

Institutional Contact

Institute of Medical Research and Medicinal Plants Studies/ Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation

Division of Research and Valorization

Yaounde III, Plateau Atemengue, P.O. Box 6163 Yaounde-Cameroon

Biography

Dr Nzweundji Justine Germo is a Plant Biotechnologist and researcher at the Institute of Medical Research and Medicinal Plants Studies (IMPM)/ Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation. Her research interest is tissue culture of medicinal plants for better domestication and production of secondary metabolites. She received the prestigious fellowship Unesco-l’Oreal for her PhD research in US at Tropical Research and Educational Center, University of Florida in 2011 and at Alabama A&M University in 2013. She received many grants and prices and in 2015 the price of the best junior researcher of IMPM. Since 2016, she is a member of the steering committee INGSA-Africa. She also has been involved in training and supervising many students for their internship and their Master’s Thesis. In early 2018, she received a postdoctoral research fellow at Geisenheim Hoschule University in Germany through TWAS-DFG. She is a 5.1 cohort of African Science Leadership 2019. She is actually the President of the Cameroon Academy of Young Scientists.

Awards & Affiliations

Awards

2011 and 2013: International award for PhD for Women In Science by UNESCO-l’Oréal.

2015: Award Charles Thé, during Annual Conference of Cameroon Biosciences Society.

2015: Award for Best Junior researcher at the Institute of Medical and Medicinal Research during the fifth edition of The Week of Excellence of Scientific Research and Innovation in Cameroon (JERSIC 2015).

2016: National Laureate and public prize of “Ma These en 180s”.

2018: 1st prize for Best oral presentation at the Center of Research of Plant and Traditional Medicine. 2016: National Laureate of “Ma These en 180s”. 2016: Public prize of “Ma These en 180s”. 2015: Award for Best Junior researcher at the Institute of Medical and Medicinal Research during the fifth edition of The Week of Excellence of Scientific Research and Innovation in Cameroon (JERSIC 2015). 2015: Award Charles Thé, of “Ma These en 180s”, during Annual Conference of Cameroon Biosciences Society.

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