Dr. Sylvin Benjamin Ateba (MSc, Ph.D.) is researcher in the group of Pr. Njamen Dieudonne at the Department of Animal Biology and Physiology, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon. He studied Biology (option: Physiology/Pharmacology) in the same University where he obtained his Master of Science degree in 2007 and a Ph.D. in 2014 under the joint supervision of Professors Njamen Dieudonne and Jean Claude Mbanya. During the doctoral research project dealing with the in vivo and in vitro estrogenic properties and safety profile of Eriosema laurentii De Wild (Leguminosae), a Cameroonian medicinal plant, he moved two times (two granted research stays of 6 months each) to the group of Prof. Mag. Dr. Liselotte Krenn at the Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Vienna (Austria) for a phytochemical investigation of the plant. He has been interested in natural product-based drug discovery, especially in reproductive health, menopause, and hormone dependent cancer areas. He is also interested in safety evaluation of herbs or plants usually used in traditional Medicine. Technically, he has been interested in postmenopause-like model of ovariectomized rats, transactivation and antiproliferative assays, and experimental tumorigenesis in vivo. He is author/co-author in numerous publications in highly-reputed, peer-reviewed international journals and various presentations in both national and international conferences.
Drug Discovery; Menopausal problems; Anticancer agents; Safety evaluation of medicinal plants.