Curriculum vitae
Immuno-parasitolgist, PhD
  • Family name   : LEHMAN
  • First name       : Léopold Gustave
  • Date of birth   :  October 17th, 1964
  • Specialization : Immuno-parasitology
  • Nationality      : Cameroonian        
  • Married, 3 children

  • University of Douala, Faculty of Sciences
  • Department of Animal Biology
  • P.O. box 24157 Douala
  • Fax + (237) 33 42 76 12
  • P.O. box 2326 Douala-Cameroon
  • Tel: + (237) 33 42 45 83 77 65 41 89
  • E-mail:

  • 1970-1976 : Ecole de l´Eglise Présbytérienne Camerounaie EPC PENIEL Douala
  • 1976-1984 : Lycée Polyvalent de Bonaberi, Douala
  • 1984-1992 : University of Yaoundé (Cameroon)
  • 1992-1997 :  University of Berlin (Freie Universität, Berlin)
  • 1997    Scholarship of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Dr rer  nat (DAAD)
(Ph.D) Thesis subject: Immunoregulatory effects of cytokines and reactive radicals in murine and human malaria.
Current Activities
Since October 1999:    Senior Lecturer and researcher University of Douala, Cameroon
Faculty of Science
  • BI 122 Biologie  cellulaire
  • BI 125 Organisation structurale et fonctionnelle de la cellule animale eucaryote
  • BI 130 Ecologie animale
  • BA 201 Protozoaires et invertébrés I
  • BA 441 Protozoaires parasites
Faculty of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences (since 2007)
  • EM1 & EM2 : Plathelminthes parasites, Némathelminthes parasites
  • Pharma 1 : Zoology
  • Research subjects: Parasitology, Immunology and Environmental Microbiology /
  • Member of the Scientific Review Committee of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership (
  • Head of the research team URED-Douala (Université-recherche-Environnement-Développement) Programme de Recherche "Santé".
  • Deputy coordinator of the Health research Program (University of Douala)
  • Member of the HIV Observatory of the University of Douala
  • Representative of the Cameroon Bioethics Initiative (CAMBIN) in the Littoral Province.
  • Lectures                                              
  • Ongoing Academic projects: Malaria and TB control, HIV/AIDS follow-up
  • Novel pathways of the immune response against malaria
  • Study of new parasitological diagnostic tools
  • Epidemiological studies on infectious diseases in African prisons
  • Scientific evaluation of affordable flow cytometry tools for the follow-up of HIV-AIDS patients in poor settings
  • Founding member of the Ethical Committee for Scientific Review in Douala
Ongoing Social projects:
  1. General Secretary of the Association Nature & Vie coordinating the field work of Jane Goodall Institute - Germany on environmental issues in Cameroon.Delegate of the Common Initiative Group "CIG Semako Agriculture" GIC SAGRIC
  2. Follow-up of several development projects in rural areas in Cameroon.
  3. Chairman of "RECUP Jeunesse" Association Project of monitoring socially affected children in Douala
  4. Member of the KBK Koordinationsbüro Kamerun (Association of Alumni from German universities in Cameroon)
  • Chief Operating Officer  Partec Afrique Centrale  (
  • Subsidiary of PARTEC GmbH Muenster Germany producing and promoting laboratory equipment for HIV, Malaria and TB diagnosis.
Previous activities

  • 1990-1992: Research fellow in the Tropical Medicine Research Centre of Kumba, Cameroon
  • 1992-1995: Research fellow in the Malaria research group of the ´Landesinstitut für Tropenmedizin Berlin´, Germany.
  • 1995-1996: Chief of the Research Laboratory in Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Lambarene, Gabon.
  • Responsibilities: Field studies, Patients´ follow-up and laboratory analysis in immunological, chemotherapy and parasitilogical studies
  • 1996- March 1998: Human parasitology research section, Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen, Germany
  • Responsibilities:  Field study design, laboratory analysis, reports translation and documentation.
  • Good knowledge of French, English and German.
  • Cameroonin Society of Parasitology (CSP)
  • Cameroonian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SOCAB)
  • Panafrican Bioethics Initiative (PABIN)

1- Gouado I., Lehman L.G., Somme Issa T., Mbouyap Y., Pankoui Mfonkeu JB., Ejoh Aba R., Tchouanguep Mbiapo F.
Influence of malaria on serum levels of vitamin A, zinc and calcium in children in Douala.
African Journal of Biotechnology 2007, 6 (7): 871-876.
2 - Lehman L.G., Mandengue S.H., Tonga C.

Étude préliminaire sur la problématique de la prise en charge des salmonelloses à Douala. Influence des  méthodes diagnostiques. Médecine d´Afrique Noire, 2007, 54 (6): 323-28                 
3 – Cassens U, Goehde W, Kuling G, Groening A, Schlenke P, Lehman LG, Traore Y, Servais J, Henin Y, Reichelt D, Greve B.
Simplified volumetric flow cytometry allows feasible and accurate determination of CD4 T lymphocytes in immunodeficient patients worldwide.
Antiviral Therapy, 2004, 9:395-405
4 - Göhde W, Cassens U, Lehman LG, Traoré Y, Göhde jun W, Berkes P, Westerberg C, Greve B.
Individual patient-dependent influence of erythrocyte lysing procedures on flow-cytometric analysis of leukocyte subpopulation
Transfus Med Hemother, 2003; 30, 165-170.
5 - Mandengue SH, Lehman LG, Assomo-Ndemba  PB, Mbangue M.
Distribution des antigènes des systèmes ABO, Rhésus, Kell, MNSs et Duffy chez les drépanocytaires et donneurs de sang bénévoles à Douala (Cameroun) : risques de réactions transfusionnelles.
Médecine d´Afrique Noire, 2003 50 (1): 22-24.
6 - Mandengue SH, Etoundi-Ngoa SL, Lehman LG
Physical fitness of some Cameroon division one soccer players: a comparative study
J Cam Acad Sc. 2002 Dec;2(3): 153-7.
7 -   Luty AJ, Perkins DJ, Lell B, Schmidt-Ott R, Lehman LG, Luckner D, Greve B, Matousek P, Herbich K, Schmid D, Weinberg JB, Kremsner PG.
Low interleukin-12 activity in severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria.
Infect Immun. 2000 Jul; 68(7):3909-15.
8 - Lell B, May J, Schmidt-Ott RJ, Lehman LG, Luckner D, Greve B, Matousek P, Schmid D, Herbich K, Mockenhaupt FP, Meyer CG, Bienzle U, Kremsner PG.
The role of red blood cell polymorphisms in resistance and susceptibility to malaria.
Clin Infect Dis. 1999 Apr; 28(4):794-9.
9 -  Kun JF, Lehman LG, Lell B, Schmidt-Ott R, Kremsner PG.
Low-dose treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine combinations selects for drug-resistant Plasmodium falciparum strains.
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 1999 Sep; 43(9):2205-8.
10 -  Greve B, Lehman LG, Lell B, Luckner D, Schmidt-Ott R, Kremsner PG.
High oxygen radical production is associated with fast parasite clearance in children with Plasmodium falciparum malaria.
J Infect Dis. 1999 Jun; 179(6):1584-6.
11 -  Luty AJ, Lell B, Schmidt-Ott R, Lehman LG, Luckner D, Greve B, Matousek P, Herbich K, Schmid D, Migot-Nabias F, Deloron P, Nussenzweig RS, Kremsner PG.
Interferon-gamma responses are associated with resistance to reinfection with Plasmodium falciparum in young African children.
J Infect Dis. 1999 Apr; 179(4):980-8.
12 - Luty AJ, Lell B, Schmidt-Ott R, Lehman LG, Luckner D, Greve B, Matousek P, Herbich K, Schmid D, Ulbert S, Migot-Nabias F, Dubois B, Deloron P, Kremsner PG.
Parasite antigen-specific interleukin-10 and antibody reponses predict accelerated parasite clearance in Plasmodium falciparum malaria.
Eur Cytokine Netw. 1998 Dec;9(4):639-46.
13 - Luckner D, Lell B, Greve B, Lehman LG, Schmidt-Ott RJ, Matousek P, Herbich K, Schmid D, Mba R, Kremsner PG.
No influence of socioeconomic factors on severe malarial anaemia, hyperparasitaemia or reinfection.
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1998 Sep-Oct;92(5):478-81.
14 -  Kun JF, Schmidt-Ott RJ, Lehman LG, Lell B, Luckner D, Greve B, Matousek P, Kremsner PG. Merozoite surface antigen 1 and 2 genotypes and rosetting of Plasmodium falciparum in severe and mild malaria in Lambarene, Gabon.
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1998 Jan-Feb;92(1):110-4.
15 - Lell B, Lehman LG, Schmidt-Ott JR, Sturchler D, Handschin J, Kremsner PG.
Malaria chemotherapy trial at a minimal effective dose of mefloquine/sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine compared with equivalent doses of sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine or mefloquine alone.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1998 May;58(5):619-24.
16 -  Lehman LG, Prada J, Kremsner PG.
Protection of mice previously infected with Plasmodium vinckei against subsequent Salmonella enteritidis infection is associated with nitric oxide production capacity.
Parasitol Res. 1998;84(1):63-8.
17 -  Ranford-Cartwright LC, Taylor J, Umasunthar T, Taylor LH, Babiker HA, Lell B, Schmidt-Ott JR, Lehman LG, Walliker D, Kremsner PG.
Molecular analysis of recrudescent parasites in a Plasmodium falciparum drug efficacy trial in Gabon.
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1997 Nov-Dec;91(6):719-24.
18 -  Schmidt-Ott R, Luckner D, Lehman LG, Lell B, Matousek P, Greve B, Kremsner PG.
Pyrimethamine/sulfadoxine for treating uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in young children in Gabon.
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1997 Sep-Oct;91(5):578-9.
19 -  Kun JF, Mordmuller B, Lell B, Lehman LG, Luckner D, Kremsner PG.
Polymorphism in promoter region of inducible nitric oxide synthase gene and protection against malaria.
Lancet. 1998 Jan 24;351(9098):265-6.
20 -  Brandts CH, Mordmuller BG, Lehman LG, Kremsner PG.
 [The dual role of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) during a malarial attack].
Cahiers Santé. 1997 Jul-Aug;7(4):271-4.
21 -  Lehman LG, Vu-Quoc B, Carlson J, Kremsner PG.
Plasmodium falciparum: inhibition of erythrocyte rosette formation and detachment of rosettes by pentoxifylline.
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1997 Jan-Feb;91(1):74-5..
22 -  Philipps J, Radloff PD, Lehman LG, Baksai L, Milovanovic D, Nkeyi M, Wernsdorfer WH, Kremsner PG.
Clinical diagnosis of malaria: can the patients help us improve?
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1996 Jan-Feb;90(1):42..
23 -  Prada J, Graninger W, Lehman LG, Metzger W, Neifer S, Zotter GM, Thalhammer F, Bienzle U, Kremsner PG.
Upregulation of ICAM-1, IL-1 and reactive oxygen intermediates (ROI) by exogenous antigens from Plasmodium falciparum parasites in vitro, and of sICAM-1 in the acute phase of malaria.
J Chemother. 1995 Oct;7(5):424-6.
24 -  Moyou-Somo R, Lehman LG, Awahmukalah S, Ayuk Enyong P.
Deltamethrin impregnated bednets for the control of urban malaria in Kumba Town, South-West Province of Cameroon.
J Trop Med Hyg. 1995 Oct;98(5):319-24.

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