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Evelyn Ngwa Lumngwena

Country of origin: Cameroon Currently in: Cameroon, Yaounde General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background


2017 Doctorate Biological Systems and Organisms
2003 Master Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

HIV-1 viral pathogenesis and the impact of other emerging and re-emerging viral infections on the HIV-1 diversity, super-infection and response to treatment.

Publications resulting from Research: 

Lumngwena EN, Shuping L Metenou S, Lindi M, Cicala C, Arthos J and Woodman Z. HIV-1 subtype C transmitted founders modulate dendritic cell inflammatory response. Submitted to Retrovirology Journal

Lumngwena EN, Sebastian Skatulla, Blackburn J and Ntusi Ntobeko. Alterations in protein expression in heart tissues and blood of patients with rheumatic heart disease. A Review. Submitted to Heart Failure Review Journal

Lumngwena EN, Abrahams B, Shupping L, Cicala C, Arthos J and Woodman Z. Selective transmission of some HIV-1 subtype C variants might depend on Envelope stimulating dendritic cells to secrete IL-10. January 2020; PLOS ONE 15(1):e0227533.

Lumngwena EN, Shuping L, Netanya Bernitz and Woodman Z. HIV-1 subtype C transmitted founder Envelope is more sensitive to N-glycosylation deletion than a matched chronic infection variant. BMC Research Notes 17 June 2019 12:340

Lumngwena EN, Metenou S, Shuping L, Netanya Bernitz, Cicala C, Arthos J and Woodman Z. The impact of HIV-1 N-glycosylation on DC-SIGN mediated modulation of dendritic cell function. Keystone symposia 2016, California-USA

Lumngwena EN, Shuping L, Bernitz N, Cicala C, Arthos J and Woodman Z. The role of N-glycosylation in DC-SIGN interactions with transmitted/Founder variants of HIV-1 subtype C envelopes. AIDS Res and Hum Retro 10/2014; 30 Suppl 1(S1): A225-6. DOI: 10. 1089/aid.2014.5494.abstract.

Soares EA, Makamche MF, Siqueira JD, Lumngwena E, Mbuagbaw J, Kaptue L, Asonganyi T, Seuánez HN, Soares MA, Alemnji G. Molecular diversity and polymerase gene genotypes of HIV-1 among treatment-naïve Cameroonian subjects with advanced disease. J Clin Virol 2010 Jul; 48(3):173-9.

Alemnji G.A, Lumngwena E.N, Asonganyi T, Ngu V.A: Humoral Immune response in HIV/AIDS patients on immunotherapy. Bull liais doc OCEAC: 34(4) p 8 - 12, 2001.

Makamche M.F, Soares E, Alemnji G, Mbuagbaw J, Lumngwena E. N, Penlap V, Seuanez HN, Kaptue L, Soares M.A, Asonganyi: Effect of various antiretroviral regimens on Lipid Metabolism and Liver Function among HIV/AIDS Patients in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Health Sci Dis: Vol 8(4) p6 – 11, 2007.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
I am currently working on HIV-1 pathogenesis. I am investigating the impact of HIV-1 genetic diversity and co-infection with other emerging infections on HIV persistence, re-infection and response to treatment. Moreover I am also investigating the the impact of cardiovascular infections (Rheumatic heart disease) HIV-1 disease control.

Workshop and Conference Attended

2017 Palais du congres, Paris, France International AIDS Society (IAS) conference
2016 Tahoe, Nevada, California, USA Keystone Symposia on HIV pathogenesis and Vaccines
2014 Cape Town convention center, South Africa HIV Research For Prevention (HIVR4T)

Presentation given

The Role of HIV-1 Envelope N-glycosylation on DC-SIGN mediated modulation of DC response for effective transmission
Paris, France
Event: IAS conference
Prizes, Grants and Awards

TWAS Awards

Jul 2020

Other Awards

Jun 2011
Canergie Melon doctoral for next generation of academics and researchers in Africa
This was an award from the Canergie Melon foundation through the University of Cape Town to train the next generation of academics and researchers in Africa