Prof Kensese Sontin Mossanda
Prof KSA Mossanda holds a degree in Pharmacy; 3 Master’s degrees in: Tropical Medicine & Biology, Clinical Biology and Food sciences and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Biochemistry & Toxicology) from the State University of Liege, Belgium. His previous appointments include: Postdoctoral Fellow in many Universities in Europe, USA, Asia and Africa; Professor, Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy, and Head of Clinical Biology Department at the University of Kinshasa, Congo. He has been awarded the Seoul National University (South Korea) prize for an outstanding lecture in 2003 as well as the “Dakota” award (Kyoto-Japan). During the last two decades, he has been awarded more than 30 scholarships, bursaries and fellowships to attend conferences, congresses and workshops.
He was also the chairperson of the 26th African Health Sciences Congress in 2006 and Coordinator of the 2011 Joint International Research Conference held in East London (South Africa).He is member of various scientific and professional societies and reviewer of more than 10 African and international journals. His is also serving as Executive Director of PROMETRA-South Africa (an international organization for the Promotion of Traditional Medicines) and as member of South African platform on Bioprospecting and Product Development. He is presently collaborating in two projects (hepatocarcinoma and genetic polymorphism in oesophageal cancer) and leading a project on the comparison of Canadian and African Traditional Medicine in addition to its duties as supervisor of postgraduate students and external examiner of Masters and PhD dissertations from various South African Institutions and abroad.His research expertise include: Biochemistry, Toxicology, Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Traditional Medicine, Chemoprevention and Anti-inflammatory activities of medicinal plants, He has published 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals and refereed/peer-reviewed conference proceedings, 3 chapters in book and 1 book.