Richard Njouom has a PhD and a Habilitation to Direct Research (HDR) in Virology from the University of Toulouse III in France obtained in 2003 and 2013, respectively. He currently holds the rank of Research Director of the International Network of Pasteur Institutes and serves as head of the Virology Department at the Centre Pasteur of Cameroon. He also have teaching activities acting as temporary Associate Professor at the Department of Microbiology of the University of Yaounde 1 in Cameroon.
Njouom’s research focused on general and molecular epidemiology of hepatitis and respiratory viruses in Central Africa and its impact on diagnostic, treatment response and pathogenesis. He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed papers and one book, has given more than 70 scientific presentations in international meetings. He is Principal Investigator of about 5 ongoing international research and public health projects including the ASIDE in Cameroon.
Njouom is member of the WHO Guidelines Development Group for the diagnostic of Viral Hepatitis and also member of the WHO Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Advisory Group.