Full First Name(s)
Title (honorific)
Academic Qualifications
PhD (2009, University of Pretoria); MSc (2005, University of Limpopo); BSc (Dschang University); BSc (Hons) (Medical University of Southern Africa now Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University); PDip (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
Brief Biography (English)

Felix Nchu was born and raised in Cameroon. He obtained a Bachelor’s of Sciences in Botany from the University of Dschang in Cameroon. Felix Nchu moved to South Africa, where he received a Master’s in Biology from the University of Limpopo and a PhD in Veterinary Sciences from the University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa. He was a doctoral and postdoctoral fellow at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Nairobi and the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town (UCT), respectively.

Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Horticultural Sciences, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). He supervises many postgraduate students and serves as a Chairperson of the Faculty Research Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, CPUT. He is a co-founder and coordinator of the African Consortium of Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases (AfriCoTT) – the consortium coordinates research and surveillance of ticks and tick-borne diseases in Africa. Broadly, his research focuses on developing biorational approaches for the control of arthropod pests. Specifically, he researches the ecology, physiology, and bioactivities of plants and arthropod-pathogenic fungi. He has published extensively in reputable journals.

Prof Felix Nchu serves as a reviewer and an editorial board member for several scientific journals. In 2013, Prof Nchu received the first prize for the most innovative community engagement and service-learning project at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Prof Nchu is an active member of the Acarological Society of America (ASA), Parasitological Society of Southern Africa (PARSA ), and the International organization for Biological Control.

Job Title
Research Scientist and Lecturer
Primary Organisation
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Website Address for Primary Organisation
African Country
African Region
Central Africa

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