Dr Asongwe Lionel Tantoh

CSIR senior researcher

Tantoh’s research interests lie in studying gene expression and screening natural compounds using an RNAi high-content/throughput screening technology.  

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Tantoh, a cell biologist with extensive experience in screening technology development, leads the high-content screening platform at the CSIR. He has a Master’s degree in molecular biochemistry from Stellenbosch University. He performed his doctoral thesis on the development and use of Persomics technology at the CSIR and the University of Cape Town. His experience ranges from technology evaluation and plate production to quality control.

Expertise: High-content/throughput screening; Microarray printing

Academic qualifications: 
  • BSc (Structural biochemistry/microbiology), University of Buea, Cameroon, 2003
  • BSc (Honours) (Molecular Biochemistry), Stellenbosch University, 2005
  • MSc (Molecular Biochemistry), Stellenbosch University, 2008
  • PhD (Clinical Sciences and Immunology), University of Cape Town, 2014

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Dr Asongwe Lionel Tantoh