Nyasse Barthelemy was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2013. As a fellow, Nyasse Barthelemy contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.
Prof Nyasse is a full University Professor of Organic Chemistry with special interests in Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products Chemistry into which, he has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals. Prof Nyasse is the Head of the Promotion of Academic Research at the Ministry of Higher Education of Cameroon and Head of the Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Science, the University of Yaounde where is working on selective inhibitors of the glycolytic pathways in the Trypanosomatideae which provoke Sleeping sickness and Chagas Disease. In this context, Prof Nyasse has developed new selective inhibitors with known mechanisms of actions either by synthesis or from extraction from medicinal plants of Cameroon. Prof Nyasse in addition to his daily duties as a lecturer and research management is also a member of many scientific bodies: He serves as a Scientific Adviser to International Foundation for Science (IFS), Scientific Adviser to WHO/TDR & ANDI (African Network for Drug & Diagnostics Innovation), Focal point of GIBEX (Global Institute for BioExploration), Lead Trainer of Trainers of AWARD (African Women in Agricultural Research and Development), Consultant to WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) and OAPI (Organisation Africaine de la Propriete Intellectuelle). He is also member of the Adviser committee of PRD College (Poverty related Diseases) and Global Health Systems; Member of American Chemical Society; Member of European peptide Society, Prof Nyasse is author of many publications dealing with pure synthetic chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry and Intellectual Property as evidenced by the attached list of his articles. The results from these publications have contributed in the formulation of local drugs such as Hepasor, Camzin and in the protection of some plants species that otherwise would have been destroyed.