Pr. Aliou Mamadou BALDE,
University of Conakry
My academic evolution was realized at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Conakry, Guinea (1968-1973; PharmD in 1973), the Institute of Pharmacy (Free University of Brussels, Belgium ;1983-1986), the Tropical Medicine Institute of Antwerp, Belgium (1985-1987), the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium (1986-1991; PhD in 1990). I’ve been the chief of the department of pharmacy (University of Conakry) from 1998 to 2010 and I’m the General Manager of the Research and Valorization Center on Medicinal Plants (Dubreka) since 2000. As a full professor, I’m teaching pharmacognosy, ethnopharmacology and phytochemistry to students of pharmacy, biology and chemistry in the Guinean universities.
Since 1973, my efforts on epidemiological and ethnopharmacological investigations on infectious and non- infectious diseases led to the development of some antimalarial, antihypertensive, antidiabetic, antischistosomiasis and antiHIV/aids phytomedicines. I’ve more than 60 international publications and I’m owner of two patents about antihypertensive and antidiabetic phtomedicines. My research interest is mainly focused on ethnomedical, ethnobotanical, biological, phytochemical studies and clinical trials based on Guinean plant species.