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chemistry professor

Xavier Yangkou Mbianda, Cameroonian, South African, French chemistry professor. Fellow, FRD/NRF, 1996-1997; grantee Senior bursar, University Montpellier, National Center for Scientific Research, 1991-1993; Research grant, NRF, University Johannesburg, 2004-2005. Member of Health Professions Council South Africa (associate).


Mbianda, Xavier Yangkou was born on June 16, 1960 in Kribi, Cameroon. Son of Joseph and Elisabeth Mbianda.


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University Montpellier, France, 1987. Master, University Montpellier, France, 1989. Doctor in Organic and Polymer Chemistry, U.Montpellier, France, 1991.

Master in Fine Organic Chemistry, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Montpellier, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy in Organic Mineral and Industrial Chemistry, University Montpellier, France, 1995.


Fellow, research associate Institute Heteroatomic Chemistry. University Pretoria, South Africa, 1996—1997. Research associate Institute Chemical Pathology, University Pretoria, South Africa, 2000—2002.

Senior lecturer, researcher University Johannesburg, since 2003. Managing director Yambi Chemical Products C.C, Pretoria, 1998—1999.


  • Achievements include discovery of new method for the synthesis of alkenylphosphonates. Development of new analytical method for the confirmation of PKU, phenyketonuria, diagnosis in new born babies. Development of validated method for quantification of biomarkers for exposure to benzene and its alkylated analogues in urine.

    Development of novel route for the synthesis of Fosfomycin antibiotic analogues.


Member of Health Professions Council South Africa (associate).


  • Other Interests

    Soccer, travel, chess.


Married Yvette Yimga Ngassam, September 3, 1978.

Joseph Mbianda

Elisabeth Mbianda

Yvette Yimga Ngassam