Sobngwi Eugene

Sobngwi Eugene was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2018. As a fellow, Sobngwi Eugene 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.

Year elected
Medical & Health Sciences

Eugene Sobngwi is Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Yaoundé 1 and Consultant Endocrinologist at Yaoundé Central Hospital. He is head of the Laboratory of Molecular Medicine and Metabolism at the Biotechnology Centre of the University of Yaoundé 1. Professor Sobngwi is also Medical advisor at the Yaoundé Central Hospital in Cameroon, and Vice-president Global of International Diabetes Federation.  He formerly worked in Paris, France as lecturer/registrar specialist (Chef de Clinique) at Paris VII Medical School and St-Louis University Hospital, France, and at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK as Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology.  After graduating from the University of Yaoundé 1 in 1996, he specialized in Endocrinology and Diabetes in Paris, and obtained a PhD in metabolism. He also holds an MPhil from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He his Fellow of the graduate school of Newcastle University and received his professorship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism from the French National Board in April 2013.  He has serves in many international expert committee such as the American Diabetes Association International Committee for the Diagnosis of Diabetes (2008), the IDF Type 2 guidelines revision committee and several WHO expert committees including the expert committee for diagnosis and classification of diabetes, and the committee on the diagnosis of diabetes in pregnancy.   His main research areas are epidemiology and pathophysiology of diabetes in Africa, clinical trials, and diabetes in pregnancy.   He is author of over 200 peer-reviewed publications and 10 book chapters including chapters in the French Textbook of Diabetes and the Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes.