Professor Mathew Glover Addo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology (TAB). He is currently the Head of TAB and also the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Biosciences - KNUST.
Prof. Addo completed the General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) in 1984 and the GCE (Advanced Level) in 1986 at the Seventh Day Adventist Secondary School (SDASS), Bekwai.
In 1988, he gained admission into the then University of Science and Technology (UST), to pursue a four-year degree programme in Biological Sciences and completed the BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences programme in 1992 with a Second Class (Upper Division). He was retained at the Department for his National Service as a Teaching Assistant/Service personnel.
In August 1993, he was awarded a Norwegian Government Scholarship (Lanekassén) to study Biotechnology where he obtained both the Candidatus Magesterii (BSc) and Candidatus Scientiarum (MSc.) in 1996 and 1998, respectively, at the University of Bergen, in Norway.
In September, 2008, he obtained a French Government Scholarship to study for the simultaneous Doctor of Science/Doctor of Philosophy degrees at the prestigious Université Paris Sud IX, Paris, France and KNUST, Kumasi respectively. He completed the Doctorate programme in May, 2011, where he designed an efficient screening method for the identification of genes involved in the mitochondrial genome stability using Caenorhabditis elegans as a model organism.
Prof. Addo’s research areas include the following: Study of new nuclear genes involved in the stability and maintenance of the mitochondrial genome, using Caenorhabditis elegans as the model organism; Baseline study of the quality of drinking water delivery systems in Ghana as well as investigating into some resident microorganisms causing spoilage in some locally produced non-alcoholic beverages in Ghana. Applied and Environmental, Food and Water safety microbiology; and Molecular epidemiology of Malaria and co-infections (HIV, Helminths, Toxoplasma gondii, Trypanosome species).
He has authored many publications in international peer reviewed journals and conference presentations. He also won a number of grants for research and a recent one from DFG-German Research Foundation with Dr. Kingsley Badu on Animal African Trypanosomiasis in humans: An emerging zoonosis?
Prof. Addo has supervised and assessed five (three on-going) PhDs, about 40 Masters (MSc/MPhil) and over 100 BSc. students.
For his dedication and excellence in teaching, Prof. M.G. Addo was awarded the Best Senior Member in the Teaching Category of the 2017-2018 KNUST Excellence Awards in College of Science (CoS).
Prof. Addo is an academic with considerable experience in institutional management, University teaching, and membership of University Boards and Committees.
He has served in various capacities within the country and internationally as an External Assessor, Visiting Professor and Reviewer for several journals. He is a member of Professional Bodies namely: Ghana Science Association and University Teachers Association of Ghana
Prof. Addo is a team player who can lead and follow with equanimity. He is outspoken, candid and dispassionate in analysis of issues.
Address: Department of Theoretical & Applied Biology, KNUST, Kumasi
Marital Status: Married with three (3) children
Phone: + 233 244 461 687 / +233 506 282 493
August 2016 – Date Associate Professor, Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
August 2009 – 2016 Senior Lecturer, Department of Theoretical & Applied Biology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
2002 – 2009 Lecturer, Department of Theoretical & Applied Biology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
1992 – 1993 National Service/Demonstrator, Department of Biological Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
- 2018 Best Senior Member (Teaching) Award, College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
- Certificate of Recognition in Review Process for Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Science, 2017
- Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing and Recognition of an outstanding Contribution to the quality of the British Microbiology Research Journal, 2016
- Post-Doctoral Scholarship/Fellowship Award, French Embassy in Ghana Award for Post-Doctoral research at the Laboratory of Functions and Dysfunctions of Mitochondria, Universitè Paris-Sud XI, Paris, France, 12/6/2012 to 31/8/2012
- University Teachers Association of Ghana 2002 - Date
- Ghana Science Association 2002 - Date
I have acquired a lot of experience by serving on several Committees and Boards (some of which I chaired) both within and outside the University (National and International).
2019 - Professorial Member, Academic Board
2017 – Date Vice Dean, Faculty of Biosciences
2017 – Date Member, Undergraduate Admissions Committee
2018 – Date Head, Department of Theoretical & Applied Biology
2017 – 2018 Head, Department of Theoretical & Applied Biology
2016 – 2017 Head, Department of Theoretical & Applied Biology
2013 - 2016 Member, Residence Committee
2016– Date Member, Faculty of Biosciences Board ,
2016 – Date Member, College of Science Board
2014 – Date Member, Institute of Distance Learning Board
2012 - 2015 Acting Head, Department of Theoretical & Applied Biology
2012 – 2014 Non-Professorial Member, Academic Board
2012 – 2014 Member, College of Science Board
2011 – 2013 Examinations Officer, College of Science
2005 -2008 Cognate Member, Faculty of Renewable and Natural
(2 terms) Resources Board
2005– 2008 Member, Faculty of Biosciences Board ,
2005– 2008 Member, Examinations Coordinating Committee
2005 – 2008 Examinations Officer, Faculty of Biosciences
2005 – 2007 Member, Senior Members Housing Committee
2004 – 2005 Examinations Officer, Departmentl of Biological Sciences
2003 - 2004 Assistant Examinations Officer, Department of Biological
2002 - 2013 Academic Tutor, Department of Theoretical and
2017–Date Member, Central University Admissions Committee
2016- Date Member, Faculty of Bioscience Board
2016 – Date Chairman, Department of Theoretical & Applied Biology Board
2013 – 2016 Member, Residence Committee
2012 – 2014 Member, College of Science Board
2014 – Date Member, Institute of Distance Learning Board
2014 – 2016 Member, University Residence Committee
2012 – 2014 Member, Academic Board (Non-Professorial rep.)
2005– 2008 Member, Faculty of Biosciences Board
2005 – 2008 Member, Academic Board (Faculty Exams Officer)
2005 – 2008 Member, Faculty of Renewable and Natural
(two terms) Resources Board
2005 – 2007 Member, Senior Members Housing Committee
2019 Member, Committee to Review and Streamline Administrative
2019 Chairman, Committee to prepare roadmap for effective teaching
of Molecular Biology in the College of Science
2018 Chairman, Harmonization of Microbiology Course Contents in in the College of Science
2018 Chairman, Republic Hall Disciplinary Committee
2017-Date Chairman, Affiliations, Korle-Bu School of Hygiene
Curriculum Review Committee
2017 Resource Person, Facilitators and Thesis Supervisors Workshop-
Northern Sector (IDL).
2016-Date Member, Committee to Review and Regulate Teaching and Examinations Time Tables and Use of Classrooms Across the
2016 Member, Committee to investigate alleged irregularities in
CHEM 169 marks for Petrochemical Engineering I, in the
Department of Chemical Engineering
2015-Date Member, Institute of Distance Learning Time Tabling
2015 Chairman, Committee to investigate allegations of Examinations
malpractices against three (3) Institute of Distance Learning (IDL)
Students. March, 2015
2015 Chairman, Committee to regulate food vending at the Institute
of Distance Learning, Accra City Campus
2015 Member, Committee to Develop a Proposal for Special
dispensation for Distance Learning Students
2015 Member, Committee for Reconciliation of IDL Nursing (Access) Results
2015 Member, Committee on Restructuring of College of Science
to the Three-Tier System
2015 Resource Person, “A two-day workshop for Porters and
Security Guards”, organized by the Staff Training and
Development Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 1st to 2nd and 5th to 6th October, 2015
2015 Member, Committee to Draft Proposal for Special Treatment of IDL Students on Deferment, Probation and Grace Period.
2014-Date Chairman, College of Science Examinations Audit Team
2014-Date Member, Distance Learning Students (IDL) Examinations Committee (Task Force)
2014-2016 Member, Republic Hall Maintenance Committee
2014 Chairman, Committees to investigate allegations of Examinations
malpractice against six (6) Institute of Distance Learning (IDL) Students.
2014 Chairman, Committee for Drafting of New Programme for the Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology
2014 Member, Proposal Review Panel of Accra Polytechnic
2014 Member, Proposal Review Panel of St. Karol School of
2013 Assessor, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
2013 Member, Committee on Disbursement of Parallel Programme Fees at the College of Science
2013 Resource Person, “College of Science Orientation for Freshers’ on Examinations”, organized by the College of Science, KNUST, Ghana, 1st and 2nd October, 2013
2012 Resource Person, “College of Science Orientation for Freshers’ on Examinations”, organized by the College of Science, KKNUST Kumasi, Ghana, 10th to 12th October, 2012
2011 Assessor, Department of Clinical Microbiology, KNUST
2011 Chairman, Two-Member Team to vet list of Internal and External Examiners, College of Science, KNUST
2018 - Date Chairman, Republic Hall Disciplinary Committee
2016 Hall Master, Republic Hall
2016 Chairman, Republic Hall Council
2016 Chairman, Committee of Hall Administrators
2014-2016 Member, Republic Hall Maintenance Committee
2012-2016 Member, Republic Hall Council
2013-2016 Senior Tutor, Republic Hall (2 terms)
2018 - Date External Assessor, Promotions, University of Ghana.
School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences
2017 Chairman, Affiliations, Korle-Bu School of Hygiene Curriculum Review Committee
2016-Date Moderator, Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (Schools of Hygiene)
2016-Date External Assessor, Promotions, Centre for Plant Medicine Research
2016-Date External Assessor, Promotions, Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
2015 Chief Examiner, Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC)
2015 Moderator, University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies (General Science Paper)
2014 Member, Proposal Review Panel of Accra Polytechnic
2014 Member, Proposal Review Panel of St. Karol School of
2017 – Date Visiting Lecturer/Assessor, ISA-Lille University, Lille, France
2017 - Date Reviewer, Proposal Application for KNUST Research Fund
2017-Date Reviewer, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental
2017-Date Reviewer, Journal of Science and Technology
2016-Date Reviewer, African Journal of Microbiology Research
2016-Date Reviewer, British Microbiology Research Journal
2016-Date Reviewer, Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy
2012-Date Reviewer, Journal of the Ghana Science Association
- Ellis Kobina Paintsil, Augustina A. Sylverken and Matthew Glover Addo (2019). Effects of Changes in Haematological Parameters of Malaria Infected Children and Adult Patients Attending the St. Patrick’s Hospital, Offinso, Ghana. International Journal of Current Research Vol. 11, Issue, 02, pp.1030-1033
- Isaac Ofori, John A. Larbi, Amina Abubakari, Matthew G. Addo & Godwin Essiaw-Quayson (2019). Microbial and Chemical Risk Assessment of River Bukuruwa Used as Drinking Water by Farming Communities. International Journal of Biology; Vol. 11, No. 1; 2019. doi:10.5539/ijb.v11n1p22
- Matthew Glover Addo, Joseph Tee and John Asiedu Larbi (2018). Recreational Water Quality Assessment of Some Selected Swimming Pools in the Asuogyaman District, Ghana. Microbiology Research Journal International; Vol. 26(5): 1-8
- Ellis Kobina Paintsil; John Lawer Terlabie, Matthew Glover Addo (2018). Microbial Profile and Antibiotic Usage of Patients with Chronic Wounds Attending Two Hospital Facilities in Ghana. Journal of Biotechnological Research, 2(1): 1-9.
- Matthew Glover Addo, Paintsil Ellis Kobina and John Larweh Terlabie (2018). Susceptibility Pattern of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas spp. Isolates from Chronic Wounds to Some Locally Produced Antibiotics. Clinical Biotechnology and Microbiology 2.6 (2018): 550-558.
- M.G. Addo, R. Cossard, D. Pichard, K. Obiri-Danso, A.Rotig, and A. Delahodde (2016). Investigation of yeast genes possibly involved in mtDNA stability using the nematode Caenorhabditiselegans. African Journal of Biotechnology,15(22): 1008-1014. DOI 10.5897/AJB2016.15208.
- M.G. Addo, K. Obiri-Danso, A. Rotig, and A. Delahodde (2016). Identification of new genes involved in MtDNA maintenance in Caenorhabditiselegansthat could represent candidate genes for mitochondrial diseases. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Science. 5(6): 179-189.
- M.G. Addo, L.A. Andoh and K. Obiri-Danso (2016). Profile of resident microbes causing spoilage in “olewonyo” a locally produced non-alcoholic beverage in Kumasi, Ghana. International Advanced Research Journal in Science, Engineering and Technology Vol. 3, Issue 1, January, 2016. DOI 10.17148/IARJSET.2016.3119 89
- M.G. Addo, C.A. Woods, L.A. Andoh and K. Obiri-Danso (2016). Effect of Varying Storage Temperatures on the Microbiological Quality of Street Sold Water in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana. Res. J. Microbiol., 11:56 - 63DOI: 10.3923/jm.2016.56.63
- M. G. Addo, J. L. Terlabie and J. A. Larbi (2016). An investigation of bacteriological, physicochemical and heavy metal quality of Treated Water Supplied from the Barekese Dam to the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana. International Journal of Bio-Science and Bio-Technology, Vol.8, No.2 (2016), pp.207-216 http://dx.doi.org/10.14257/ijbsbt.2016.8.2.19
- Twumasi, K., Samlafo, B. V and Addo, M. G. (2016). Assessment of Domestic Water Quality Supplied to Households in the Effutu Municipality, Ghana. International Journal of Current Research, Vol. 8, Issue, 02, pp.26684-26689, February, 2016
- Addo Matthew Glover, Oti-BoatengWillams and Obiri-DansoKwasi (2016). Bacteriological Quality and metallevels of boreholes and hand-dug wells within the Golden Wassa Mining areas in Ghana. African Journal of Microbiology Research. Vol 10 (17), pp 584 – 590, May, 2016
- Addo, M. G., Acheampong, I. A. and Akanwariwiak, W. G. (2016). Assessment of microbial quality and heavy metal levels of raw cattle hide and meat sold at retail outlets in Tarkwa, Ghana. International Journal of Current Research.Vol. 8, Issue, 04, pp.28958-28964, April, 2016
- M. G. Addo, A. Kusi, L.A. Andoh and K. Obiri-Danso (2016). Citric Acid Production by Aspergillus Niger on a Corn Cob Solid Substrate using One-factor-at-a-time optimisation Method. International Advanced Research Journal in Science, Engineering and Technology Vol. 3, Issue 1, January, 2016. DOI 10.17148/IARJSET.2016.3120 95
- Matthew Glover Addo, Raynald Cossard, Damien Pichard, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Agnès Rötig and Agnès Delahodde (2010). Caenorhabditis elegans, a pluricellular model organism to screen new genes involved in mitochondrial genome maintenance. Biochimica et BiophysicaActa 1802 (2010) 765 –773
- M. G. Addo, W. G. Akanwariwiak, P. Addo-Fordjour and K. Obiri-Danso (2008). Microbiological and sensory analysis of imported fruit juices in Kumasi, Ghana. Research Journal of Microbiology 3(8): 552-558.
- M. G. Addo, W. G. Akanwariwiak and R. Male (2007). Molecular response of Atlantic Cod’s (Gadus morhua L) CYP1A, Prolactin and Zona radiate genes upon exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls. Journal of Science and Technology 27(2): 34-42.
- P. Addo-Fordjour, S. Obeng, A. K. Anning and M. G. Addo (2009). Floristic composition, structure and natural regeneration in a moist semi-deciduous forest following anthropogenic disturbances and plant invasion. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 1(2): 021-037
- P. Addo-Fordjour, S. Obeng, M.G. Addo, S. Akyeampong (2009). Effects of human disturbances and plant invasion on liana community structure and relationship with trees in the Tinte Bepo forest reserve, Ghana. Forest Ecology and Management; 258 (2009) 728–734
- Patrick Addo-Fordjour, Alexander Koﬁ Anning, Mathew Glover Addo and Margaret Frimpomaa Osei (2009). Composition and distribution of vascular epiphytes in a tropical semideciduous forest, Ghana. African Journal of Ecology 47 (4), 767-773
- W. G. Akanwariwiak, M. G. Addo and K. A. Ampiah-Bonney (2005). Screening for Suitable Reference Crops In Quantifying Biological Nitrogen Fixation In Ghana Using The N-Difference Method. European Journal of Scientific Research. Vol.11 No.3, pp. 542-553
- Ellis Kobina Paintsil, Akoto Yaw Omari-Sasu, Matthew Glover Addo and Maxwell Akwasi Boateng (2019). Analysis of Haematological Parameters as Predictors of Malaria Infection Using a Logistic Regression Model: A Case Study of a Hospital in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Journal of Malaria Research and Treatment
- K. Adubofour, M.G. Addo, L.A. Andoh and K. Obiri-Danso (2018). Hygiene practices and disease burden in two muslim urban slum communities in the Kumasi metropolis, Ghana. Scientific Research and Essays
- M.G. Addo, P. Kini, P. Asare and R. Kemevor (2019). The microbial profile, nutritional value and preservation of Brukina, a locally manufactured drink from millet.
- A. Agyakwa, R. Obeng, M.G. Addo (2019). Microbial quality of some commercially frozen chicken in the Kumasi metropolis.
- M.G. Addo, L. Appiah-Kubi, M. Asante and R. Ofori. (2019) Identification and characterization of bacteria in some fufu grinding machines at Ayigya, a suburb in the Kumasi metropolis.
- M.G. Addo, M.E. Agbenyo, B.F. Osumosu and K. Baah-Damoah (2019), A comparative study on the antimicrobial activity of natural and adulterated honey and the application of honey as a food preservative in Burkina drink, a locally prepared dairy beverage in Ghana.
- P.N. Coffie, R. Konadu, J. Appiah-Kubi and M.G. Addo (2019). The efficacy of vinegar, salt solution and lemon juice as antimicrobial agents in the reduction of microbial load of lettuce.
To remain networked amongst my peers to promote teaching, research and collaborations, I have participated in various conferences, trainings, workshops and seminars as follows:
- Block Chain and Intervention on digital transition in Research and Development Conference organized by ISA-Lille University, Lille, France. 25th April, 2019
- Erasmus + project no 2017-FR01-KA107-036901: “Staff mobility for Teaching and Training in Lille, France” from November 20th to 28th March, 2019 at the ISA Lille University, Lille, France.
- 8th KNUST Summer School on the theme: “Improving Quality of Higher Education Through Effective Measurement and Evaluation” from 20th to 24th August, 2018 organized by the Quality Assurance and Planning Unit, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
- Erasmus + project no 2017-FR01-KA107-036901: “Staff mobility for Teaching and Training in Lille, France” from November 22nd to 30th November, 2017 at the ISA Lille University, Lille, France.
- 7th KNUST Summer School on the theme: “Technology, Manpower Training and Development” from 21st to 25th August, 2017 organized by the Quality Assurance and Planning Unit, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
- Committee of Hall Administrators Retreat with theme: “Sustainable Management of Residential Facilities vis-à-vis the Possible Payment of Utility Bills by student: The way Forward” at the Tyco City Hotel, Sunyani, Ghana, organized by Hall Administrators, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 27th 30th July, 2016
- 6th KNUST Summer School on the theme: “Strengthening the Linkage amongst Academia, Industry and Government” from 15th to 18th August, 2016 organized by the Quality Assurance and Planning Unit, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
- Workshop on Development of PhD Supervision Assessment Tools, Building Stronger Universities (BSU) Phase II Project, School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 16th to 24th February, 2016.
- College of Science Retreat with theme: “Funding of Science and Technology Research in Ghana” at Pempamsie Hotel, Cape Coast, Ghana, organized by College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 14th -17th July, 2016.
- IDL Board Retreat with theme: “Meeting the challenges of the new IDL” at Beige Hotel, Abirem, Ghana, organized by the Institute of Distance Learning Board, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 21st -24th January, 2015.
- 5th KNUST Summer School on the theme “Sustainable Development of Tertiary Institutions in Ghana amidst Economic and Security Challenges” from 17th to 20th August, 2015 organized by the Quality Assurance and Planning Unit, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
- 4th KNUST Summer School Workshop for Senior Members of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology on the theme: Advancing Science and Technology through Effective Communication; from 18th to 22nd August, 2014 organized by the Quality Assurance and Planning Unit, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
- Ghana Science Association Biennial Conference: Harnessing our Natural Resources for National Development: The Role of Science and Technology. Legon-Accra July 2013.
- 2nd KNUST Summer School, organized by Quality Assurance and Planning Unit of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology under the theme ‘Raising the Standards for 21st Century University Education’, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana, 21st-24th August, 2012.
- Ghana Science Association Biennial Conference: Sustainable Rain water Harvesting: A challenge to science for improved health, increased agriculture production and poverty reduction, Tamale, August, 2010
- Mitochondrial Advanced Course for Researchers, Lecturers, Post-Docs, PhD Students, Medical Students and Technicians: Abstract/Poster 29: 16th – 20th November, 2009. Université Paris-Sud XI, Orsay, France
- 26th Biennial Conference of Ghana Science Association, 4th - 9thAugust, 2009, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.
- Mitochondrial Conference. 4th – 7th May, 2009. Abstract/Poster 18: La Grande Motte, Monpellier, France.
- Annual colloquium organized by the Institut Fédératif de Recherche, 9th and 10th April, 2009. Abstract/Poster 14: GIF sur Yvette, Paris, France.
- College of Science Research Retreat. 21st – 24th July, 2006, Busua Beach Resort,Takoradi, Ghana.
- 24th Biennial Conference-Ghana Science Association GIMPA, Accra, August 2005
- 23rd Biennial Conference of the Ghana Science Association. August 4th – 7th 2003, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
- 9th International Symposium on Pollutant Responses in Marine Organisms. April
- 27th – 30th 1997, University of Bergen, Norway.
For over 16 years as a lecturer, my contribution to teaching in the University, in the Department of Theoretical an Applied Biology, Institute of Distance Learning and other Departments in the College of Science and the College of Health Sciences, KNUST has been exemplary. I was voted as the Best Senior Member (Teaching) by the College of Science in its maiden Excellence Award in 2018.
- Food Microbiology 2017 - Present
- Environmental Microbiology 2017 – Present
- Introductory Genetics 2002 - Present
- Medical Genetics 2011 - Present
- Molecular Biology 2009 - Present
- Gene Expression, Modification and Genetic 2004 - 2013
- Basic Microbiology 2004 - 2008
- Microbial Ecology 2004 - 2008
- Food Microbiology 2003 - 2008
- Fermentation Microbiology 2003 - 2008
- Molecular Genetics 2004 - 2005
- Developmental Genetics 2005 - 2008
- Food and Industrial Microbiology 2003 –2008
In the last 10 years I have supervised and assessed over 30 Postgraduate students (PhD, MPhil. and MSc.)
- Feglo, K. P. (2012) Molecular Epidemiology of Extended Spectrum Beta-
Lactamase Producing Enterobacteriaceae at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana
- Odoom, Shirley Cameron (2015) Prevalence of Lassa Virus infections and other pathogens in Mastomys species and Humans in Ghana.
- Thomas Kwame Addison: The use of molecular force of blood-stage infection (molFOB) and serological markers for sensitive malaria detection and population level surveillance in Ghana (Ongoing)
- Rita Nartey: Malaria transmission intensity and parasite prevalence in malaria control: ecological and health impact in Ghana (Ongoing)
- Addo Kofi Agyapong: Atypical human trpanosomiasis (a-HT): Evolution of zoonotic trypanosomiasis in Ghana (Ongoing)
- Tekpor, M. Assessment of hand dug well water quality at Atebubu in the Atebubu-Amantin District of Brong-Ahafo Region, Ghana. 2011
- Boakye, P. A study of the effects of chemicals used to control diseases and pests of cocoa on non-target organisms. A case study of Atwima Nwabiagya District. 2011
- Atter, A. Microbial and Chemical Processes Associated with Burukutu, a Ghanaian Fermented Alcoholic Beverage. 2012
- Ayiku, K. M. Microbiological and Physico-Chemical Quality of Well Water: Acase study of Kasseh, in the Dangme East District, Ghana. 2012
- Masak, S. Studies on utilization of decomposed solid waste combined with cowdung and poultry manure for urban agriculture in the Tamale Metropolis. 2012
- Sutherland, K. L. Medical Waste Management Practices and Attitudes of HealthCare Workers at Tema and the Environmental Implications. 2012
- Eshun, S. Assessment of groundwater quality in mining communities: A case study of the Tarkwa mining area in the Western region of Ghana. 2012
- Aapengyeb, E. B. Some physico-chemical parameters in the Yinyaa Kobliga river and the Dungu dam in the Tamale South sub-metropolitan area, Ghana. 2012
- Mensah Osei Bonsu, D. Molecular Basis of Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase deficiency in Cape Coast, Ghana. 2013
- Atoagye, G. Microbial contamination of an indigenous leafy vegetable, Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.) and associated risk factors on farm and market samples in the Kasena-Nankana East Municipality of the Upper East Region. 2013
- Sellas Pi-Bansa. A study of biting patterns in Anopheles gambiae sensu lato (S.L.) 2013
- Frimpong, Francis Kwabena. Soil Transmitted helminthes and Schistomiasis among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic. A case study of the Bonsaaso cluster in the Amansie West district of Ashanti Region. 2014
- Madilo, Felix Kwashie. Technological properties of Bacillus species in ‘Kantong’ production. 2014
- Cynthia Obeng-Appiah. Escherichia coli and Salmonella species prevalence and susceptibility to antimicrobial among diarrhea patients in the Techiman Municipality, Ghana. 2014
- Oti-Boateng, William. Assessment of borehole and hand-dug well water quality within the Golden Star Wassa Limited catchment area: A case study at the Wassa mine site, Ghana. 2015
- Acheampong Ignatius Appiah. Studies on Microbial and Heavy Metal Quality of Beef and Hides from Retail outlets in the Tarkwa Municipality, Western Region, Ghana. 2015
- Kusi Asenso. Production of citric acid by Aspergillus niger using corn cob as the solid substrate. 2015
- Koranteng, Victoria Asiamah. A comparative analysis on the use of organic and inorganic fertilizers in cocoa production and their impacts on the soil. (A case study of selected cocoa farms in Tafo in the East-Akim District in the Eastern Region, Ghana). 2015
- Azabu, Gamel Ishmael. Production of glucoamylase by Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus flavus under solid state fermentation. 2015
- Bondzie, S. Occurrence of protozoans and other pathogens in swimming pools in the Kumasi Metropolis. 2016
- Yussif, A. Determination of the quality of drinking water sources in some selected areas of the Wa Township. 2016
- Ofosu-Amoako, G. Antimicrobial sensitivity of Faecal Enterococci recovered from livestock and poultry in Kumasi and its surroundings, Ashanti Region, Ghana. 2017
- Amos, I. Physico-chemical and bacteriological assessment of selected borehole and hand-dug wells in Abura-Dundwa, Central Region of Ghana. 2017
- Okyere, J. Determination of the microbiological and physico-chemical quality of two streams near vegetable farms in the Offinso North District, Ghana. 2017
- Beogkina, J. B. Microbial assessment of environmental surfaces as potential sources of Nosocomial infections at the KNUST Hospital. 2017
- Owusu, M. Management of hospital waste: A comparative case study of teaching, polyclinic and community clinic. 2017
- Larbi, R. O. Antimicrobial resistance pattern and molecular characterisation of Escherichia coli in faeces of selected food animals in Kumasi, Ghana. 2017
- Kwarteng, T. A. Quality of treated water supplied to households in the Winneba Municipality in the Central Region of Ghana. 2017
- Owusu, A. Carbon Stock Assessment of some selected land use systems in the Atewa rangelands. Atewa, Ghana. 2017
- Prah, F. Determination of levels of heavy metals in locally produced fruits juice compared to imported fruits juice. 2017
- Aboagye, E. O. Antibiogram and molecular epidemiology of selected pathogenic bacteria isolated from circulating Ghanaian currency notes in Kumasi, Ghana. 2018
- Ahmed, H. Prevalence of pathogens associated with diseased Oreochromis niloticus and health management practices in some selected farms. 2018
- Manomba-Asamoah, R. Prevalence of microbial contamination of chicken eggs from selected poultry farms and retail markets in the New Juabeng Municipality. 2018
- Kayi, M. Effect of small-Scale alluvial mining operations on surface water resources: A case study of mercury in Birim river of Atiwa District, Eastern Region. 2018
- Nuama, Y. K. Determination of Physicochemical Properties and Heavy Metal Levels of Water in River Nyam in the Obuasi Municipality of Ashanti Region, Ghana. 2008
- Tee, J. Microbial and Physico-Chemical Assessment of Recreational Water in Selected Swimming Pools in the Asuogyaman District, Ghana. Submitted
- Austin Tweneboah: Transmission of Trypanosoma conglense in cattle and human population. Ongoing
- Samuel K. Agordzo: Prevalence and associated risk factors of toxoplasmosis in the Ashanti region of Ghana. Ongoing
- Rhoda Owusu Ntim: Transmission of leishmaniasis in cutaneous leishmaniasis in Ghana: developing molecular markers for vector incrimination. Ongoing
- Kwasi Baako Antwi: Resistance of plasmodium to Sulphadoxine pyrimethamine in pregnant women. Ongoing
- Alexander Bekoe: Antimicrobial sensitivity and molecular characterization of some uropathogenic bacterial and biofilm in catheterized patients at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. Ongoing
- Adu-Poku: Antimicrobial susceptibility profile of urinary tract pathogenic infections in diabetic patients attending a health facility in Kumasi, Ghana. Ongoing
I have also supervised over 100 undergraduate (BSc.) students on various aspects of Food, Water and Environmental Microbiology as well as Molecular Biology.
- Oppong-Okyere, F. Quality and standard of sachet water in Accra and Kumasi. 2003
- Yar, D. D. Microbial breakdown of cyanogen glucosides in cassava dough fermentation. 2003
- Quaye, J. N. O. Bacteriological examination of raw and processed water from the Barekese dam. 2004
- Nueku, C. D. Laboratory examination of water from Okyerekrom river for the possible isolation of pathogenic bacteria. 2004
- Appiadjei, S. Microorganisms involved in the fermentation of ‘pito’. 2004
- Ansong, A. Microbiological and Physico-Chemical examination of sachet water in the Kumasi metropolis. 2004
- Mohammed-Hassan, S. Microbiological examination of the quality of water from the Kotei stream. 2005
- Kwofie, N. and Oppong-Nyinah, S. The microbiological and physico-chemical properties of Wewe and Susan rivers. 2005
- Dolphyne, B. A., Baa-Mintah, S. and Amoah, J. K. Microorganisms involved in the fermentation process in the conversion of maize to dough. 2005
- Anane, Y. A., Asante, E. and Gyasi, V. T. Analysis of different processing methods leading to the reduction of hydrogen cyanide in three varieties of cassava. 2005
- Gogo, A., Adrah, J. and Addae, Y. O. Microbiological, physico-chemical and sensory analysis of selected imported fruit juices sold around KNUST campus. 2006
- Cato, I., GyamfI, P. and Ibrahim, M. Isolation and characterization of the resident microbes in ‘assana’ and the addition of sodium benzoate to prolong its shelf life. 2006
- Nyarko, E. A., Adjei, C. O. and Igbukolu, C. O. The physico-chemical, microbiological and sensory evaluation of selected yoghurt sold in the Kumasi metropolis. 2007
- Boateng, K. M., Oduro-Boakye, K. and Aboagye Kumi, I. Microbiological, physico-chemical and sensory analysis of selected local and imported fruit juices sold around four different localities in the Kumasi metropolis. 2008
- Boateng, P. O. and Dawson-Amoah, M. E. Microbiological and sensorial qualities of selected street foods in Ayeduase, Kumasi. 2012
- Gyemfi, B. N. A. and Adjei, F. G. Isolation and characterization of the resident microbes in “Olewonyo” and the addition of preservative to increase its shelf-life. 2012
- Kusi, A. and Baffoe, E. Microbial assessment of vegetables sold as ready-to-eat foods at Ayeduase. 2012
- Briggs, I. A. and Adu Mensah, D. Effect of vinegar on the microbial load on cabbage. 2013
- Addo, A. and Asai, S. M. Microbiological and physico-chemical analysis of three flavours of Minute Fruit juice on three University Campuses in Kumasi. 2013
- Acquah, E. A. S. Microbial spoilage of canned tomatoes obtained fromAyeduase, Kumasi. 2013
- Boateng, R. and Oteng, Kekeli Microbial investigation on some of the commercial frozen meat in the Kumasi Metropolis. 2013
- Yormesor, A. A. and Afari, E. O. Analysis of Microbial load in cabbage in some selected areas in Kumasi Metropolis. 2013
- Chrisk, M. Microbial Analysis of some Canned Meat and Fish Products. 2013
- Akanko Peter Paul Junior and Lamptey Isaac. Microbial quality of utensils used byfood venders on and around KNUST Campus. 2014
- Avevor Jones Xoese Yao and Tawiah Gloria Della. Microbial evaluation of raw milk from two dairy farms in Kumasi. 2014
- Glover Meshach Korku and Appiagyei Priscilla. Microbial load on door handles atsome student residents on KNUST Campus. 2014
- Lamptey Linda and Sampson Marilyn Nana Ataa. Antimicrobial activity of dandelion leaf extract on bacteria. 2014
- Cudjoe Miranda Cynthia and Boateng Samuel. The effect of dettol and bleach onthe development of bacterial resistance in Streptococcus pyogenes. 2014
- Korankye Albert Prempeh and Osarumwense Osarugue Anita. Isolation and identification of microorganisms associated with some selected vegetables and assessment of their microbial activities on these vegetables. 2014
- Addae-Nuku Daisy and Ahiavor Jonathan (2015) Assessment of bacterial load in frozen and fresh chicken meat. 2015
- Anangfio-Nyann Christabel and Alhassan Susana. Antimicrobial activity of neem leaf and garlic extract on Staphylococcus aureus
- Agyarko-Nti Josephine and Joannides Joannitta. Microbial load of some selected fruit juices sold in and around KNUST Campus. 2015
- Amoako Anita Serwaa and Commey Abednego Adom. Microbial analysis of ready-to-eat sliced pawpaw, pineapples and watermelon sold in Kumasi. 2015
- Alagah Vanessa Oluwaseyi and Ayisi Gyedu Daniel. Microbiological safety of Burkina” drink sold in the Kumasi Metropolis. 2015
- Annan Kingsley and Acheampong Belinda. Microbial activities of Listeria monocytogenes on refrigerated meat. 2015
- Madiebo, G. O. C., Ahmed, O. W. and B. Jennifer. Microbial contamination of wastewater irrigated cabbage (Brasica oleracea var. capitata) at a farm on KNUST campus. 2016
- Owusu, K. E., Shabil, V. and Amankwaa, P. Incidence of microorganisms in poultry feed compared to the microbial numbers in the meat. 2016
- Adjei-Brown, N. Awuku, Caleb and Eneyi, J. E. Isolation and chatacterization of bacterial load on smoked fish from Ayigya and Ayeduase markets, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana. 2016
- Coffie, P. N., Konadu, R. and Appiah-Kubi Joseph. The efficacy of vinegar, salt solution and lemon juice as antimicrobial agents in the reduction of the microbial load of lettuce. 2017
- Asare, P., Kini, P. and Kemovor, R. The microbial profile, nutritional value and preservation of ‘Brukina’, a locally produced non-alcoholic beverage in Kumasi, Ghana. 2017
- Obeng, R. A., Agyakwa, B. Y. A. and Sarkodie, M. Microbial load of frozen chiken from selected markets in and around KNUST campus. 2017
- Hukpatsi G. S. and Nwaberiegwu, C. A. Effects of microbial load, temperature, time and pH on commercially prepared yoghurt sold in and around KNUST campus Kumasi. 2018
- Kusi-Appiah, A. and Odiete, O. C. Comparative analysis of raw burkina drink, locally prepared from certain areas in Kumasi, Ghana and laboratory prepared burkina drink, with and without natural preservatives (honey). 2018
- Appiah, G. E. and Arthur, F. J. Microbial quality of refrigerated and non-refrigerated cut fruits sold on and around KNUST campus, Kumasi. 2018
I have been a member of Teams writing project proposals to raise development, research funds and also to generate internal funds for the running of Republic Hall as a Senior Tutor and as Hall Master.
- 2018 Grant Title: Animal African Trypanosomiasis in humans: An emerging
zoonosis? (Team Member)
Grant Number: DFG KE 428/13-1 Total Grant: €155,235.00 ≈ ($181,733.61)
Sørge Kelm, UB, Germany (Coordinator)
Thaddeus T Gbem, ABU, Zaria, Nigeria
M. Daniel Achukwi, TOZARD, Bamenda, Cameroon
Hassane Mahamat H., IRED, N’Djamena, Chad
Kingsley Badu and Matthew Addo, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
- 2017 Grant Title: Erasmus+ Mobility Grant (Team Member)
Funder: European Union Total Grant: € 96,720.00 ≈ ($113,230.10)
KNUST partnered ISA Lille, France, to apply for the Erasmus+ Mobility Grant funded by the European Union to promote faculty and student mobility between the two institutions Mobilities.
2015/2016 Internally Generated Fund (IGF) Total IGF: GH¢121,966.00 ≈ ($32,012.07)
(Renting, Advertisement, Sponsorship etc )
2014/2015 Internally Generated Fund (IGF) Total IGF: GH¢88,174.50 ≈ ($27,425.97)
(Renting, Advertisement, Sponsorship etc)
2013/2014 Internally Generated Fund (IGF) Total IGF: GH¢92,865.89 ≈ ($44,539.99)
(Renting, Advertisement, Sponsorship etc )
TOTAL GRANT/FUND: ≈ $398,941.74
My association with our International Partners in sister Universities and other multinational organizations resulted in increased research and grant partnerships, Faculty and Student exchanges. Notables ones include:
- Departments of Soil and Environmental Science and the Food Science, ISA Lille, Lille, France: Support for the “3 + 2” students (12 students)
- Department of Biology and Chemistry, University of Bremen, Germany: Support for Postgraduate training (I PhD and 2 MPhil students).
- The French Embassy of Ghana: Support for “3 + 2” programme ( 8 students).
Within a relatively short period as the Head of the Department from 1st August 2016 to date, the Department has chalked the following modest but significant achievements in management and administration.
- Established a collaboration with the Departments of Soil and Environmental Science, ISA Lille, Lille, France
- Established a collaboration with the Department of Biology and Chemistry, University of Bremen, Germany.
- Purchased and Installation of Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy equipment
Under my leadership, the Department in collaboration with the Department of Public Health have purchased and installed an Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy equipment in the Department to enhance our environmental monitoring research.
- Establishment of Molecular Biology Laboratory
As the Head of the Department and a Molecular Biologist, I have helped to establish a mini molecular biology laboratory for the Department.
- Installation of new Autoclave
With funding from the AFUF and under my leadership, the Department has purchased and installed an autoclave at the Microbiology Laboratory to aid in microbiological research.
- 2015/2016 University Ranking
Under my leadership, the Department came second in the 2015/2016 University Departmental Ranking held in 2017.
- Review of the Environmental Science Undergraduate Programme
After the Department had run the current Environmental Science undergraduate programmes for over 4 years, a review is being conducted to incorporate required changes to improve the quality of the programmes.
- Introduction of PhD programme in Environmental Science, Policy and Management
The department is facilitating the introduction of a PhD programme in Environmental Science, Policy and Management under BSU II project.
- Establishment of a new well-furnished conference room
In collaboration with BSU project, a new well-furnished conference room has been established in the department.
- Transformation of MSc. Environmental Science Programme
At the time of taking over as Head of Department in 2016, enrolment into existing two-year MSc. Environmental Science programme was very low. There was high attrition rate in the programme. I organized a review of the two-year MSc Environmental Science programme to run in one year. That same year (2017/2018 Academic year), enrolment shot up to over 60 students (an increment of about 50% from 2016/2017) .
- Increase in Enrolment
The Department had grown in terms of enrolment. Currently. the undergraduate student population has grown from 1,354 in the 2016/2017 Academic year to 1,842 in the 2018/2019 Academic year
- Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
As the Head of Department, I have worked and continue to work to enhance teaching and learning in the Department. In this direction, the following equipment and facilities have been procured to enhance teaching and learning using both internally and externally generated funds.
- Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy Equipment
- LCDs for teaching in each laboratory and lecture Halls
- Air conditioners in each laboratory and lecture Halls
- PA Systems for teaching
- Renovation/Rehabilitation of Offices
The Head of Department’s office was refurbished to befit the status of a growing Department. In addition, a project to progressively refurbish offices of all staff with air conditioners, executive desks, swivel chairs, is ongoing.
- Renovation/Rehabilitation of Student Reading Room
Refurbishment of the students reading room at an estimated cost of One hundred thousand cedis (GH¢100,000.00) with funds from IGF and 10% AFUF.
- Improvement in Staff Strength
Since I took office, the teaching staff strength has increase from a total of twenty-five (25) Lecturers to twenty-seven (27) comprising the following:
- Professors - 2
- Associate Professor - 4
- Senior Lecturers - 13
- Lecturers - 6
- Assistant Lecturer - 2
- Increase in Staff Promotions
During my tenure of office, out of the staff strength, the following promotions had been obtained in the Department.
Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor
- Dr. Matthew Glover Addo
- Mr. William Gariba Akanwariwiak
Lecturer to senior lecturer:
- Dr. Samuel Aikins
- Dr. (Mrs) Linda Aurelia Ofori
- Dr. E. J. D. Belford
Assistant Lecturer to Lecturer:
- Dr. Kodwo Miezah