Rose Gana Fomban Leke
Director of Biotechnology Center University of Yao
Rose Gana Fomban Leke is Professor of Immunology and Parasitology. Until March 2013 she was Head of Department at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Yaounde, and Director of the Biotechnology Centre of the same University (replaced upon retirement). She serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Medical Research Institute in Cameroon, IMPM. She also serves as Vice President of the Scientific Committee of Cameroon First Lady’s Research Centre (CIRCB), in Yaounde. She is a Fellow of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences. She was invited as the 2014 Aggrey‐Fraser‐Guggisberg Memorial Lecturer at the University of Ghana. She also then received the Doctor Honoris Causa (DSc) from the University of Ghana.
In 2011, she was one of six women who received the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award for Women, which recognizes female excellence in scientific research. She had a letter of congratulations from the President of the Republic as well as the First Lady. She also received the 2012 award for Excellence in Science from The Cameroon Professional Society (CPS). She is Executive Director of the Cameroon Coalition against malaria, and is the Chair of the Multilateral Initiative in Malaria (MIM) Secretariat launched on October 15, 2010 at the Biotechnology Centre of the University of Yaounde. She was President of the Federation of African Immunological Societies (FAIS) from 1997‐2000, and a Council member of the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) for two terms: 1998‐2004.