ANDI CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN ONCHOCERCIASIS DRUG RESEARCH
University of Buea
This pan-African Centre of Excellence focuses on three subactivities:
• Looking for medicinal plants and isolating/improving on activities of natural products relevant to onchocerciasis macrofilaricide (a cure for onchocerciasis);
• Developing and improving relevant biological assays, in vitro and in vivo for onchocerciasis drug discovery, along with an in vivo Loa loa microfilarial counter screen currently done in girds;
• Screening pure compounds, re-purposing drugs, large compound libraries and plant extracts for ultimate discovery of novel Onchocerca macrofilaricide candidates.