Dr Joseph Hubert Galani Yamdeu

Dr Joseph Hubert Galani Yamdeu


I am a university lecturer and researcher with experience in Africa, Europe and Asia. I have multidisciplinary research skills in plant and food biochemistry, plant pathology and plant molecular biology. I have supervised DVM and MSc students, taught agronomy, plant biochemistry and plant pathology courses, and coordinated an academic unit. I have composed and published more than twenty scientific communications. I have participated in workshops and training courses, delivered oral, poster and invited speaker presentations in national and international conferences. I have won number of travel grants for international scientific meetings, scholarships and research grants with the highest worth $143,000. I have established scientific collaboration with research groups in seven countries, including Anand Agricultural University (India) and Ghent University (Belgium). I am bilingual in French and English, with basic knowledge of Spanish.


  • Designing, planning and conducting research on reducing maize contamination by aflatoxins in Africa
  • Generating independent and original research ideas and methods for reducing its impact
  • Contributing to the supervision and mentoring of junior researchers and PhD students

Research interests

I am interested in research for more nutritious and safer food, improving farmers and consumers life, while preserving our environment. My research uses biochemical, analytical chemistry, plant pathology and molecular biology tools for: reducing the health risk associated with food contaminants like pesticides residues, acrylamide, mycotoxins; increasing the nutritional quality and health-benefiting compounds in foods during post-harvest storage and processing; developing alternative methods for crop protection against pests and diseases; adapting agriculture and food systems to climate change. Within the Agricultural and Food-system Resilience: Increasing Capacity and Advising Policy (AFRICAP) project at the University of Leeds, I work on biochemical food safety for reducing maize contamination with aflatoxins and impact on consumer's health in Africa. 

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  • PhD Biochemistry (Anand Agricultural University, India)
  • MPhil Biochemistry (University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon)
  • Post Graduate Diploma Biochemistry (University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon)
  • BSc Biochemistry (University of Dschang, Cameroon)

Professional memberships

  • International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC)
  • African Potato Association (APA)
  • Cameroon Biosciences Society, Cameroon
  • Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, India

Research groups and institutes

  • Food Chemistry and Biochemistry