Bopda Mtopi Orelien Sylvain

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BopdaFACULTY:                 Science
DEPARTMENT:       Zoology and Animal Physiology
NAME OF STAFF:   Bopda Mtopi Orelien Sylvain
E-mail:                    bopda.mtopi@ubuea.cm

Secondary E-mail:  boresyl@yahoo.fr
Tel:                           675072174
GRADE:   Lecturer


My post-GCE Qualifications were acquired at the University of Yaounde I.
In 1997, I got a “Licence” of Animal Biology.
Later on in 2000, I succeeded to get a “Maitrise” of Animal Biology before succeeding in getting a “DEA” in the same area (option Physiology) the following year.
In 2008, I defended a Ph.D/Doctorat of Animal Biology (option Physiology).

Cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology, Exercise related Cardiovascular Physiology

I have supervised 03 MSc students.
1.    Supervision of M.Sc. thesis: “An evaluation of gestational hypertension, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia status in malaria infected pregnant women in fako division” defended by Ngehah Lisette Kong in Nov. 2014 (at University of Buea, Department of Zoology and Animal Physiology)

2.    Co-supervision of MSc thesis: “Influence of nutritional status, malaria and soil-transmitted heminths on the physical aptitudes and cardiovascular profiles of pupils in rural and urban areas of Buea” defended by Bila Raymond Bess in Nov. 2014 (at University of Buea, Department of Zoology and Animal Physiology)

3.    Co-supervision of M.Sc. thesis: “evaluating the impact of insecticide treated net (ITN) use on malariometric and related cardiovascular indices in children in Muea, in the mount cameroon region” defended by Teh Rene Ning in Dec. 2013 (at University of Buea, Department of Zoology and Animal Physiology)


1.    Bopda, O.S.M., Vincent, V.S., Salah M.A., Tantchou, J.C.T., Tonga, C. (2016). Can Right Heart Parameters of Runners Participating in High Altitude Race be Influenced by Training Altitude or Have Any Impact on Their Performances? British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research 13(4): 1-9

2.    Irene Sumbele, Orelien Sylvain Bopda Mtopi, Helen Kuokuo Kimbi, Teh Rene Ning, Theresa Nkuo-Akenji (2015). Influence of Plasmodium gametocyte carriage on the prevalence of fever, splenomegaly and cardiovascular parameters in children less than 15 years in the Mount Cameroon area: cross sectional study BMC Infectious Diseases 11: 1290-1294

3.     Sumbele, N.U.I., Bopda, O.S.M., Kimbi K.H., Teh, R.N., Nkuo-Akenji, T. (2015). Nutritional status of children in a malaria meso endemic area: cross sectional study on prevalence, intensity, predictors, influence on malaria parasitaemia and anaemia severity. BMC Public Health 15:1099-1108

4.    Bopda, O.S.M, Salah, M.A., Verla, V.S., Tonga, C., Tantchou, J.C.T. (2015). Ultrasound Examination of Cardiovascular Profiles of Runners Participating in High Altitude Race and their Possible Influence on Performance: A Randomized Cross-sectional Study. British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research 11(5): 1-11

5.    Macias Nwana Dinga Dohbobga, Helen Kuokuo Kimbi, Orelien Sylvain Mtopi Bopda, Pascale Mibo’o, Elvis Ngede Nkwelle, Stephane Noumi, Magdalein Binue Menang (2015). Influence of Nutritional Status on the Physical Aptitudes and Cardiovascular Profiles of School Children in Rural and Urban Areas of North Cameroon. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research 10(5): 1-11

6.    Irene UN Sumbele, Teh R Ning, Orelien SM Bopda, Theresa Nkuo-Akenji. (2014). Variation in malariometric and red cell indices in children in the Mount Cameroon area following enhanced malaria control measures: evidence from a repeated cross-sectional study. Malaria Journal 2014, 13:334  doi:10.1186/1475-2875-13-334

7.    Nembo, E.N., Dimo, T., Bopda, O.S.M., Hescheler, J., Nguemo, F. (2014). The proliferative and chronotropic effects of Brillantaisia nitens Lindau (Acanthaceae) extracts on pluripotent stem cells and their cardiomyocytes derivatives. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 156, 73–81

8.    Bopda, O.S.M., Longo, F., Bella, T. N., Edzah P. M. O., Taïwe, G. S, Bilanda D. C., Tom, E. N. L., Kamtchouing, Pierre, Dimo T. (2014). Antihypertensive activities of the aqueous extract of Kalanchoe pinnata (Crassulaceae) in high salt-loaded rats. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 153, 400–407.

9.    Orelien Sylvain Mtopi Bopda, Theophile Dimo, Ives Seukep Tonkep, Louis Zapfack, Desire Zeufiet Djomeni and Pierre Kamtchouing (2011). Cardiodepression as a possible mechanism of the hypotensive effects of the methylene chloride/methanol leaf extract of Brillantaisia nitens Lindau (Acanthaceae) in rats. African Journal of Biotechnology, 10(72), 16393-16401.

10.    Ngo Lemba Tom, E., Demougeot, C., Bopda Mtopi, O.S., Dimo, T. Dzeufiet Djomeni, P.D., Bilanda, D.C., Girard, C., Berthelot, A. (2011). The aqueous extract of Terminalia superba (Combretaceae) prevents glucose-induced hypertension in rats. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 133, 828–833.

Personal Summary

Orelien Sylvain Bopda is a Lecturer of Physiology. He has developed interest in the research field of Cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology. Also, he is interested with exercise related cardiovascular physiology. Before his recruitment at the University of Buea (UB), he was part-time Lecturer of Physiology at “ENS Yaounde” (University of Yaounde I). He also experienced a post-doctoral training in Romania, in 2009, through the grant “Eugen Ionescu programme de la Francophonie”. Once in UB he developed, under the supervision of his HOD, a programme of Physiology, which has started running in 2015/2016 academic year at the M.Sc. Level.
He has also developed the Ph.D. programme that, upon approval by the UB Administration, would start running as soon as the current batch of M.Sc. would have graduated. He enjoys research and teaching, and in that line he is the one who designed practical protocols in Physiology at UB. He has participated to an impressive number of workshop and conferences in Cameroon and abroad.
Since 2015/2016 Academic year, he is Head of Laboratory at the Faculty of Health Sciences, UB. He speaks English, French and a bit of Romanian.

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