Mamadou Sarr is a scientist and professor at the Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD) in Dakar, Senegal. After studying pharmacy and getting a PhD from Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg, France, he continued his research activities on the impact of bioactives on cardiovascular and metabolic diseases at INSERM U694 "Mitochondria: regulation and pathology" from the University of Angers, France, as part of a postdoctoral scientific stay.
Returning to Senegal in 2004, he integrates the UMI 3189 "Environment-Health-Society" in order to contribute to the definition of new therapeutic strategies by the development of experimental physiopathological models, the identification of pharmacological targets, the evaluation and valorization of extracts and metabolites isolated from plants of the Senegalese and African pharmacopoeia.
In addition to his research activities, he worked for eight years as Scientific Secretary of the Doctoral School of Life Sciences, Health and the Environment. As a member of its Steering Committee and Scientific Council, he has substantially contributed to the structuring and development of the said Doctoral School. He has also been an Observer for the Malaria Consortium of Disease Control at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in charge of supervising doctoral programs and the career development framework for African researchers. He is Secretary-General of the African Society of Physiology and Physiopathology, and is the Editor-in-Chief of its scientific expression journal, Acta Physiologica Physiopathologica Africa. He graduated in Human Physiology in 2010 and since 2015 has held the position of Full Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Odontology of UCAD.
Currently, Mamadou Sarr is involved in university governance, as the director of internal quality assurance for UCAD and expert consultant for CAMES and other international quality assurance organizations. He is a trainer in internal quality assurance for higher education and is the author of several reports and tools in the field. He is an expert in the CAMES Diploma Recognition and Equivalence Program and supports training and research programs, including the African Center of Excellence for Mother and Child Health, in their accreditation processes. national, regional and international. He developed the Methodological Guide (CAMES / UNESCO) for the establishment of institutional quality assurance structures in the CAMES area. He accompanies the CAMES in the development of its References and Guidelines as well as its Labels of Academic Excellence. Finally, Mamadou Sarr is president of the African Network for the Quality of Higher Education in West Africa since its creation in July 2016.