Dr. Sawadogo Wamtinga Richard
Dr. Richard W. Sawadogo received his PhD in Biochemistry and phytochemistry from University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 2006. He is holding various posts as associate professor at Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of University of Ouagadougou, senior researcher at Research institute of health sciences of Ouagadougou, associate editor of “Sciences et Techniques” and Academic Editor of “International Research Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry”. The main topic of his research is the evaluation of biological properties of natural products as anticancer, anti-inflammatory and antiepileptic drugs. He did his first postdoctoral position (2008-2009) at University of Paris-sud XI, in the laboratory of pharmacognosy (Faculty of pharmacy) under grant from “Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie”. From 2011 to 2013 he was a postdoctoral researcher at “Laboratoire de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire du Cancer (LBMCC)” in Luxembourg under grant from “FNR-Luxembourg” and “Marie-Curie Actions” of European Union. He evaluated the anticancer, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic, antioxidant and antiepileptic effects of many plant extracts, fractions or isolated compounds and he published 30 papers (impact factor between1 to 4.7). He has got two Prix in 2004, one from the President of Burkina Faso and the other from the Ministry of Health of Burkina Faso for the impact of his research results to solve a public health problem in this country. Since 2013, he is the Head of the Unit of applied Biology at Institute of health sciences research and from 2014 - 2015, he was the Director General sectoral studies and statistics at Ministry of scientific research and innovation, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Since 2015 he is the inspector general for the ministry of higher education, scientific research and innovation of Burkina Faso.