Dr. Karine Ndjoko Ioset
Karine Ndjoko Ioset is a circulating brain between Switzerland, Germany and DR Congo. She
is a Professor of analytical chemistry at the University of Lubumbashi and General Manager
of the Excellence Scholarship Program named BEBUC (Bourse d’Excellence Bringmann aux
Universités Congolaises), a partnership involving the University of Würzburg (Germany), 16
Congolese universities and 9 schools (http://www.foerderverein-uni-kinshasa.de/).
She earned her MSc and PhD degrees in Switzerland, from the Universities of Neuchâtel and
Lausanne, respectively. She accomplished a post-doctorate stay in Copenhagen (Denmark).
She specialized in nuclear magnetic resonance, hyphenated and separation techniques applied
to natural products chemistry. She has led the Analytical Service of the School of
Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) for twelve years. At this
position, she brought analytical solutions to international companies (Novartis, Nestlé,
Boerhinger Ingelheim and more), supervised MSc and PhD works, and taught hyphenated
techniques to students from all over the world. She holds 50 publications, two book chapters
and two scientific prizes (Alfred Vogel Award and Swiss Chemical Society). At the
University of Lubumbashi, she teaches since 2015 and contributes in building a new
curriculum in chemistry.
Since 2009, Karine Ndjoko Ioset has invested her academic and research expertise to
implement a platform with innovative practices and policies enabling BEBUC scholars to
build their curricula and become young skillful professors of tomorrow urgently needed in
DRC. The renewal of the over-aging Congolese academic staff is the main objective of
BEBUC. Karine Ndjoko Ioset has brought ideas to actions and political awareness on the
fundamental necessity to sustain higher education through South-South partnership, to
construct Africa-relevant research projects, to support young people, women in particular. As
a female scientist, she inspires girls and women to pursue a career in STEM. She organizes
woman seminars to guide them in their career, to overcome the barriers, to boost their
visibility and to foster their leadership. With ca. 190 young academics, 34% of women and
the first 8 already nominated professors in the Congo, BEBUC forms a kinship of scientists
evolving at universities all around the world. BEBUC fosters women inclusion, nurtures
excellence, integrity, leadership, and international cooperation.
Bob Arthur Lubamba, PhD., is founder and chief executive officer of SciBioix Consulting, and Senior Scientist at SciKon innovation. He earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium. He has a Master’s degree in Physiology, Biomolecular and Therapeutics from Université Francois Rabelais, Tours, France. He was Research associate at Marsico Lung Institute at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA from 2016 to 2018. He was Postdoc Research associate at The Cystic Fibrosis and Pulmonary Diseases Research and Treatment Center (CF Center) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA from 2011 to 2016. He has had extensive Research academic experience and Leadership experience.
Dr. Lubamba’s research has focused on drug development and inflammatory diseases, with specialization in unfolded protein response pathway, immunology, and inflammatory mechanisms in lung Diseases. He has an extensive experience in translational research, respiratory diseases modeling systems and pathophysiology. He has been the Principal Investigator on many funded grants that aim to understand lung diseases and drug development. He is author of multiple journal articles and book chapter.
Dr. Lubamba is a member of European Respiratory society, The American Heart Association, Society for Mucosal Immunology, Journal Reviewer for International Journal of Molecular sciences, Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Immunology National Academy of Medicine, and a recipient of the Belgium Royal Academy of medicine award (Albert-Pierre – Jean DUSTIN (2003-2007)). At SciBioix Consulting, He offers project delivery expertise to clients in biologics, pharmaceutical, medical device and combination product industries. Services include engineering, scientific, quality and regulatory support, preclinical drug development consulting services with expertise in toxicology technology and IT services.