Robert Shey

Robert Shey

Post-doctoral Fellow

University Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Tel: +32 465746684






Network Associate


Research Keywords: 

Infectious disease vaccines and diagnostics, computational vaccine



I completed my BSc and MSc studies at the University of Buea, Cameroon. For my MSc studies which was defended in 2012, I worked on the assessment of purified excretory products from Onchocerca ochengi as potential vaccine candidates against onchocerciasis.  I got a scholarship to study at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium where I worked on the development of a potential diagnostic tool and the in-silico design of a chimeric epitope-based vaccine candidate for onchocerciasis. I defended my PhD in December 2018.

I am currently working on the immunological assessment of the chimeric vaccine I designed during my PhD studies. I have a keen interest in the computational design and development of chimeric vaccines for infectious diseases  and also on the effects of nematode infections in the efficacy of vaccines.


Related Website:

Molecular and Cell Biology Lab website



Key Publications:

Prediction and validation of the structural features of Ov58GPCR, and immunogenic determinant of Onchococerca volvulus (PLOS One DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0202915) First author

Design of a multi-antigenic, multi-stage and multi-epitope vaccine against Onchocerca volvulus: Adding immunoinformatics to immunomics (Submitted to Scientific Reports) First author

The Onchocerca volvulus putative GM2 activator protein is an Onchocerca Excretory Secretory Product and has diagnostic characteristics. (Submitted to Parasites and Vectors) Co-author