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Dr Venant Tchokonte-Nana

Nickname: 'Natcho'

Academic, Human Anatomist and Researcher

Currently resides in: Western Cape, South Africa

Born in Gore New Zealand

A tertiary educator for over 15years; involved in Human Anatomy, Histology and Embryology teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate medical students; Experimental Morphopathologist and Mentor at African Academic of Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand and Southern African consortium for research excellence to young scientists and researchers in Africa. A Visiting Professor of Anatomy in Medical Schools in Africa and Europe, a Researcher in the field of Islet-Diabetes and Regenerative Medicine; and Member of the Islet Society, African association of Anatomists and Anatomical Society of Southern Africa.

Contact details

O: 0219389413

M: 0790374141

Business Address

Francie Van Zijl, Cape Town, South Africa

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Visiting Professor | Medical School | Istinye University
Istanbul, Turkey | 2016 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Senior Lecturer | Anatomy and Histology | University of Stellenbosch
Cape Town, South Africa | 2011 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Teaching Anatomy and Histology to Medical student, Dentistry students and Allied health professions. Conduct research, mentor and supervise postgraduate students.

Previous Position(s)

Senior Lecturer | Anatomy, Histology and Embryology | Walter Sisulu University
Umtata, South Africa | 2003 - 2010

Academia, Education and Training

Tutoring in a Problem based Curriculum for Medical, Clinical associate and Nursing students. Conduct research and mentor students.

Part-time Lecturer | Anatomical Sciences | University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2000 - 2002

Academia, Education and Training

Table doctor to Medical students. Tutor in Histology. Practical demonstration of Medical Biology to Medical students.

Educational history


Stellenbosch University

Cape Town, South Africa | 2005 - 2010

Doctorate - Histology and Exp. Histopathology

Witwatersrand University

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1999 - 2001

Master of Sciences - Anatomical Science

University of Maiduguri

Maiduguri, Nigeria | 1992 - 1997

Bachelor of Medical Sciences with Honours - Human Anatomy



National Research Foundation, PG Collaboration Grant | 2017

National research foundation | 2012

Post PhD-Track Thuthuka Grant

Medical Research Council | 2008

Staff Credentialing Grant

Shortlist and nomination

media exposure

CRTV, Bonjour Cameroun | 2016

CRTV Hello Cameroon | 2016

Canal 2 international | 2014

Programme name: "un jour un evenement" debating diabetes on diabetes day; Thursday 27 February 2014.

Competitive Accomplishments

Outstanding in football | Sardauna Hall | 1994

Merit Award, University of Maiduguri



African Academy of sciences

Mentor, August 2014 - present

Mentoring young scientists in Africa

Health profession Council of South Africa

member, 2002 - present

Biomedical Scientist

Advances in Stem Cell Discovery Society

Member, 2011 - present

Research Network

Islet Society

Member, 2010 - present

African Association of Anatomists

Secretary general, 2009 - present

Founding member and Secretary General


Istinye University

Visiting Professor, 2016 - present

Liv Hospital

Visiting Researcher, 2016 - 2016

The Cameroon Association of the Western Cape, South Africa

President , 2016 - 2019

President of the Cameroonian Diaspora in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.
Office situated at Tulbagh Centre, Cape Town

The Cameroon Association of the Western Cape, South Africa

Chair of Electoral Commision, 2015 - 2015

University of Buea

Voluntary Teaching, 2012 - present

Visiting Professor

Universite des montagnes

Voluntary Teaching, 2011 - present

Visiting Professor

Vredulust primary School

Member, 2012 - 2014

Member of the School governing body

Other Activities

Agent Christroi Nanason

Manager, 2007 - present

Sport management, Education, Medical assistance


Aqeela Panjri

From: Aqeela Panjri []
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 9:34 PM
To: Tchokonte-Nana, V, Dr
Subject: Re: CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! 100% on Pre-Practical test 2.

Thank you so much Doctor!
I really enjoy your lectures and the manner in which you make us as students apply our knowledge and go back to basics. It really is such a nice way of teaching and I commend you for that.
Looking forward to the rest of the course.
Yours sincerely,
Aqeela Panjri
" - 2014

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