PKFokam Monthly Conference

Save the date : June 30 , 2021

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

As announced during the 8th edition of the PKFokam Conference on Science & Technology, the inaugural session of the Online (with zoom platform) monthly series of the PKFokam Conference starts on June 30th, 2021.

Our first speaker will present on a topical issue: Research on vaccine against coronavirus.

This new concept aims at maintaining exchanges and at sharing knowledge between the actors of research and technological development on a permanent basis. Therefore, we will always stay connected in the quest for excellence, while awaiting our annual conference.  In addition, a monthly conference series will help to be regularly updated on new research and technological development results. Thus, everyone will be able to contribute permanently to their implementation, which will enable the continent’s problems to be solved by improving its economy.

As you all know, these permanent exchanges are the strength of each researcher in his/her daily activities.

 Date: Wednesday June 30, 2021

 Time:  3pm – 5 pm (GMT time); please carefully check your time zone

Cameroon, Nigeria:  4pm – 6pm (GMT +1)

Central European Time (GMT +2)

Western European Time (GMT +1)

Invited speaker: Dr. OLADIPO Elijah Kolawole

Topic “Roadmap to COVID-19 Vaccine Development in Africa”

Dr. OLADIPO Elijah Kolawole has led the research on the vaccine against the coronavirus and is very advanced in the development of a vaccine on the African continent.

  • Dr. OLADIPO Elijah Kolawole is a Lecturer & Healthcare Research Scientist, in the Department of Microbiology, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Immunology and Bioinformatics of the Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria
  • He is also the founder and CEO of Helix Biogen Consult

For Him, “Africa needs to drive the local development of COVID 19 vaccine through collaboration with vaccine developers and manufacturers. Africa should wake up to build its manufacturing capacity in order to address public health crises.”

Please find the links for the materials to read ahead.

1. Designing a conserved peptide-based subunit vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 using immunoinformatics approach | SpringerLink
2.  Exploration of surface glycoprotein to design multi-epitope vaccine for the prevention of Covid-19 – PubMed (nih.gov)
3.  A call: COVID-19 research funding in Africa | African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology (ajol.info)
4.  https://www.panafrican-med-journal.com/content/article/39/107/full/

Participants are invited to register by sending an email to: conf{at}pkfokam-cap.org

The zoom link will be sent after registration