Faculties & Schools

Department of Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department of Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry was established in 2002 and had its first batch of students in 2003. The courses offered in the Department are multidisciplinary and offer great opportunity for the study of unique, yet broad-based programmes in the areas of general and applied chemistry as well as in general biochemistry. The course content is designed to suit the student’s unique individual interests and those interests that are of importance to societal needs and the overall development of Ghana in the choice of elective courses.

The Department has two furnished laboratories for practical work. It also collaborates with other Departments and Institutions in research and practical work.

Academic programmes

The Department currently offers undergraduate and post-graduate programmes leading to the award of

  • BSc. (Hons) Applied Chemistry
  • BSc. (Hons) Biochemistry
  • MSc/MPhil/Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry

Vision

The Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry Department prepares students for a diverse and changing world. We strive to contribute to a chemically literate society through teaching (with classrooms, labs, and research), scholarship, and service.

Mission

The Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry Department provides rigorous preparation of people whose career paths require expertise in chemistry and biochemistry. We are dedicated to rigorous standards for content knowledge, communication skills, research quality, and professional behavior. We are committed to demonstrating science as a human endeavor and as a way to understand the natural world. The faculty in the Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry Department see themselves as resources for our department, university, region, nation, and the world.

Values

  • We value the development of knowledgeable and inquisitive students in the chemical professions.
  • We value quality undergraduate and post-graduate research opportunities designed to make involvement in state of the art chemical research a part of a student's chemistry education.
  • We value access to a quality education in chemistry for a diverse range of students.
  • We value rigorous standards for teaching and learning.
  • We value effective and innovative teaching practices.
  • We value a collaborative, collegial, and cooperative teaching and learning community composed of diverse scholars.
  • We price the synergistic association of teaching, scholarship, and service.

Objectives

The Department of Applied Chemistry & Biochemistry intends to offer comprehensive teaching and research programs in both basic and applied aspects of chemistry. At the same time it will maintain a close relationship with relevant departments and institutions, reflecting the fundamental significance of chemistry in that field.

Specifically, the main objectives of the programmes are:

  • to instill in students an enthusiasm for chemistry, an appreciation of its application in different contexts and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying
  • to establish in students an appreciation of the importance and sustainability of the chemical sciences in an industrial, academic, economic, environmental and social context
  • to develop in students, through an education in chemistry, a range of appropriate generic skills, of value in chemical and non-chemical employment.
  • to provide students with a broad and balanced appreciation of key chemical concepts
  • to develop in students a range of practical skills so that they can understand and assess risks and work safely in the laboratory
  • to develop in students the ability to apply standard methodology to the solution of problems in chemistry
  • to provide students with a knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to graduate employment or to further studies in chemistry or multi-disciplinary areas involving chemistry
  • to attract motivated students of high intellectual caliber, both from within Ghana and from overseas, and teach them in a way that instills enthusiasm for the subject and encourages originality of thought and breadth of vision
  • to provide a supportive learning environment, underpinned by world class research.
  • to provide distinctive modules at each level (Years 1-4) within appropriate areas of chemistry, drawing on the expertise and strengths of our academic staff.
  • to produce first-degree graduates well equipped to pursue careers both in chemical sciences and more broadly, in industry and the public sector
  • to provide a broad and balanced training in laboratory and research skills
  • to foster the ability to work independently and as part of a group, and to develop presentation skills, both written and oral
  • to ensure that all students gain experience in computing and information technology
  • to provide all students with a broad education in fundamental and advanced aspects of chemistry and a higher level of knowledge and understanding of subjects chosen in their final year (choice of options available depends upon degree path)
  • to allow chemistry degree students to adopt a flexible approach while not precluding later specialization
  • Additionally, students undertake
  • Research training. This engenders project specific experimental skills, the ability to access the literature, the ability to plan and evaluate hazards and environmental effects, proficiency at making oral presentation and writing reports, and ability to critically evaluate data and participate in colloquia.

Services and Collaborations

The Department has installed a number of state-of-the-art equipment to support teaching and research. The Department offers consultancy services in diverse areas to institutions and the general public. The following analytical services are also offered to students and researchers.

  • Water quality analysis
  • Soil analysis
  • Food and beverage analysis

The Department has also established collaborations with other institutions and agencies for purposes of research and teaching.

ACADEMIC STAFF

Dr. Addai-Mensah Donkor

SENIOR LECTURER/ Head of Department

Dr. Kenneth B. Pelig-Ba

SENIOR LECTURER

Lateef A. Oseni

SENIOR LECTURER

Dr. Ohene B. Apea

SENIOR LECTURER

Emmanuel O. Oyelude

LECTURER

Mbatchou Valentine

LECTURER

Salis Ibrahim

LECTURER

James A. Apaseku

LECTURER

James Abugri

LECTURER

Samson A. Abagale

LECTURER

Mary-Magdalene Pedavoah

LECTURER

Auphedious Dang-I Yinme

LECTURER

Daniel Oduro Mensah

ASSISTANT LECTURER

Samuel S. Sunwiale

ASSISTANT LECTURER

Jennifer Suubar

SENIOR RESEARCH ASSISTANT

 TECHNICAL STAFF

Richard A. Mosobil

SENIOR LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

Daniel Quansah

SENIOR LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Regina M. Anafo

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

STAFF PROFILE

ACADEMIC STAFF

Name: Dr. Addai-Mensah Donkor

Position: Senior Lecturer & Head, Department of Applied Chemistry & Biochemistry

EDUCATION

  • BSc (Chemistry), Dip Ed., University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • MSc (Chemistry), Long Island University, NY, USA
  • Ph.D. (Pharmaceutics), Long Island University, NY, USA

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Website: http://www.addaimensahdonkor.com

Description

Dr. Addai-Mensah Donkor received an NIH Related Fellowship (2003-2008) to study novel cationic lipid synthetic models, design and dosage of gene therapy delivery systems directed toward tumor/cancer targets, and Physicochemical and biophysical analysis of drug delivery systems at Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Long Island University. Dr. Addai-Mensah Donkor was a tutor and students’ advisor at the Academic Reinforcement Center (ARC), Long Island University, New York (2005-2008) He was a research scientist with Liposome / Élan Pharmaceutical Inc. Princeton, New Jersey, USA (2000-2002), a research fellow in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry under the Biomedical Research-NIH fellowship, Long Island University (1997-1999). In addition to many publications in scientific journals, Dr. A-M Donkor is author of two books: (1) the signal transduction pathway-experimental drug design of potential anticancer drugs, (2) Development of broad spectrum antibiotics – formulation, stability and antimicrobial activity studies

Specialties

  • Design, synthesis and dosage of gene therapy delivery systems directed toward tumor/cancer targets
  • Medicinal plant extracts and their formulation for cancer and malarial research
  • Antimicrobial activity studies of raw extracts and their formulations of selected medicinal plants from Ghana
  • Screening of fungal and bacterial secondary metabolites for new antibiotics and novel drug candidates

Selected Publications

  1. Addai‒Mensah Donkor, Machalachis Savva (2015). Physiochemical Properties Associated with Transfection of Cationic Liposome-based Gene Delivery Vectors in the Absence of DOPE. American Journal of Science and Technology, 2(4): 165-175
  2. Addai‒Mensah Donkor, Daniel Oduro-mensah, Erasmus Ani, Ankamah Emmanuel, Shadrack Nsiah, Daniel Ekow Mensah, Kwadwo Asamoah Kusi (2015). In vitro antiplasmodial activity of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of the medicinal plants Moringa oleifera and Phyllanthus amarus against Plasmodium falciparum (Accepted, Science Alert)
  3. Addai-Mensah Donkor, Konona-Ang Patience M., Kalifa Gumah Bugri, Martin Bonu-Ire, Daniel Oduro-Mensah (2015). In vitro Antibacterial Activity of PEG Formulations of Crude Extracts of Cleome viscosa, Tamarindus indica and Euphorbia hirta. In Press (BMC Journal)
  4. Addai-Mensah Donkor, Micheal Spelios, Michalakis Savva (2014). Synthesis, biophysical characterization and in vitro transfection activity of novel bivalent amine cationic lipids in the absence of dioleoylphosphatidylethanolamine (DOPE). Pharmacology & Pharmacy, 5, 1015-1028
  5. Addai-Mensah Donkor, Matthew Tei, Jennifer Suurbaar, Abdallah Yakubu, Daniel Addae (2014). Stability Evaluation and Degradation Kinetics of Ascorbic Acid in Baobab Fruit Pulp Formulated with the Seed Oil. British Biotechnology Journal, 5(4): 2231–2927
  6. Addai-Mensah Donkor, Daniel Addae, Jemima Esi Kpoanu, Frank Kankam, Abraham Nwolley Boaudi, Evans Yaw Manu Abanya (2014). Antioxidant Enrichment of Baobab Fruit Pulp Treated with Oil Extracted from the Seeds. Food and Nutrition Sciences, 5, 328-333
  7. Addai-Mensah Donkor, Kalifa Gumah Bugri, Edmond Akugbire Atindaana. (2014) Evaluation of Antibacterial Potentiation of Crude Extracts of Phyllanthus amarus, Tamarindus indica and Cleome viscosa and their Formulation. International Journal of Plant Research, 4(1): 23-28
  8. Addai-Mensah Donkor, Richard Lander Kwame Glover, Daniel Addae, Kawku Appiah-Kubi (2013). Estimating the Nutritional Value of the Leaves of Moringa oleifera on Poultry. Food and Nutrition Sciences, 4, 1077-1083
  9. A-M. Donkor, R.L.K. Glover, J.K. Boateng and V.Y. Gakpo (2012). Antibacterial activity of the fruit extract of Physalis angulata and its formulation. Journal of Medical and Biomedical Sciences, 1(4): 21-26
  10. Addai-Mensah Donkor (2012). The Signal Transduction Pathway - Experimental Drug Design. Saarbrucken, Deutschland: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-8473-4560-2.
  11. Addai-Mensah Donkor, (2011). Broad-spectrum Antibiotics-Development, Stability and Antimicrobial Activity Studies. Saarbrucken, Deutschland: VDM Publishing. ISBN- 978-3-639-36625-9.
  12. Addai-Mensah Donkor, (2011). Potential Drug Delivery Agents for Macromolecular Drugs. Saarbrucken, Deutschland: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-8454-7784-8.
  13. Molinda D. Kearns, Addai-Mensah Donkor and Michalakis Savva, (2008). Structure-Transfection Activity Studies of Novel cationic Cholesterol-Based Ampphiphiles. Mol. Pharmaceutics, 5 (1), 128–139
  14. Addai-Mensah Donkor (2008). Design, Synthesis and Biophysical characterization Studies of Novel Class of 1,3-Diakyloylamidopropane-Based Cationic Lipids for gene Delivery. Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, NY, USA. Doctoral Thesis.
  15. Addai-Mensah Donkor (1999). Synthesis of Chiral Derivatives of N-Protected-2-Amino-Hexanoic Acid as Part of Farnesyltransferase Inhibitors. Richard L. Conolly College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Long Island University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, NY, USA. Masters′ Thesis,
  16. Addai-Mensah Donkor, Yesha Patel, Michalakis Savva, (2008). Design, Synthesis, In Vitro Transfection Activity & Biophysical Characterization of Novel N,N/-Diacyl-1,3-Diamonopropyl-2-Carbamoyl-Bis[(aminoethyl)]-amine Cationic Lipid Derivatives for Gene Therapy. Journal of Controlled Released, Transactions CD (Short Communication)

Completed Manuscripts

  1. Acheampong et al., 2015. Effect of Carbamoyl Hydrogen Methyl Substitution on the Interaction Energies of Cationic Cholesterol Derivatives with DOPE in Spread Binary Mixed Monolayers at the Air-Water Interface,
  2. Donkor et al., 2015. Extracts of Euphorbia hirta Linn and Physalis angulata L. and their combination demonstrate potncy against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in vitro
  3. Donkor et al., 2015. Preliminary Investigation Associated with Antibacterial Potency of both Juice Extract and an Isolate from Aloe Vera Gel
  4. Donkor et al ., 2015. Rational experimental design: Development of gene therapeutic strategy (Book)

Manuscript in Preparation

  1. Donkor et al ., 2015. Principles of Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Book)
  2. Donkor et al ., 2015. Basic Pharmaceutics Made Simple (Book)

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses : Principles of Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry,

Bioremediation, Mechanism of Enzyme Action, Enzymology, Basic Pharmaceutics

Post-graduate Courses : Bioorganic/Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Mechanism of Antimicrobial Action

Name: Dr. Kenneth B Pelig-Ba

Position: Senior Lecturer

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EDUCATION

  • Dip Ed., BSc at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • MSc Chemistry at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Ph.D University of Reading

Research Interest

  • Levels of agricultural pesticides in some selected irrigated dams in the Upper East Region of Ghana.
  • Phytic acid levels in local cereals.
  • Determination of levels of trace elements in fish tissues in irrigation dams in Tono and Vea in the Upper East Region of Ghana.
  • Geochemical Study of selected rocks from the Birrimian Metasediments from west of the Northern Region, Ghana.
  • Determining the fluoride levels in soils and rocks of Upper East Region, Ghana
  • Investigation of the geochemistry rocks in the Upper Regions.
  • Investigation of the levels and effects of trace elements from waste of tailings from illegal gold miners in the Upper Regions of Ghana.
  • Determination of rock geochemistry in the Navrongo Area of the Upper East Region, Ghana

Selected Publications

  1. Pelig-Ba, K.B., Biney, C.A. and Antwi, L.A.1991. Trace metal concentrations of borehole water from the Upper Regions and the Accra Plains. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 59:333-345.
  2. Pelig-Ba, K.B. 1992. Effect of groundwater on galvanized pump materials, ‘The Oyibi experience’, Environ. Tech, 13:679-685.
  3. Smedley, P.L., Edmunds, W.M. and Pelig-Ba, K.B. 1996. Mobility of arsenic in groundwater in the Obuasi gold mining area of Ghana, some implications for human health, Environmental Geochemistry and Health, Geological Society Special Publication No 113:163-181.
  4. Smedley, P.L., Edmunds, W.M. and Pelig-Ba, K.B. 1996. Mobility of trace elements (As, I and F) in groundwaters from Ghana and their impact on human health, Environmental Geochemistry and Health.
  5. Pelig-Ba, K.B. 1998. Trace elements in groundwater from some crystalline rocks in the Upper Regions of Ghana. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, Vol. 103:71-89
  6. Pelig-Ba, K.B., Parker, A. and Price, M. 2001. Elemental Contamination of Rainwater by Airborne dust in Tamale Township area of the Northern Region of Ghana. Environmental Geochemistry and Health 4:333-346.
  7. Pelig-Ba, K.B., Parker, A. and Price, M. 2004. Trace-element Geochemistry from the Birrimian Metasediments of the Northern Region of Ghana, Water, Air and Soil pollution 153:69-93.
  8. Pelig-Ba K.B. 2005. Estimation of water balance in the Northern Region of Ghana, Ghana J. of Dev. Studies; Vol. 1. No 2: 118-141.
  9. Pelig-Ba K.B. 2008. Iodine in drinking water in the Northern Region of Ghana. Its relationship to iodine deficiency disorders. Ghana Journal of Development Studies 5 (1) 109-125.
  10. Pelig-Ba K.B. 2009. Analysis of stable isotope contents of surface and underground water in two main geological formations in the Northern Region of Ghana, West African Journal of Applied Ecology, Vol. 15 pp 91-103.
  11. Pelig-Ba K.B.2009. Assessment of Phytic Acid Levels in Some Local Cereal Grains in Two Districts in the Upper East Region of Ghana; Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 8 (10): 1540-1547, 2009.
  12. Pelig-Ba K.B. 2009. Effect of Ash, KOH and Millet on the Fermentation of Parkia biglobosa Seeds to form a Condiment; Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 8 (10): 1548-1554, 2009.
  13. Pelig-Ba K.B. 2011. Levels of agricultural pesticides in sediments and irrigation water from Tono and Vea in the Upper East of Ghana. J of Environ Protection. Vol 2 pp761-768.
  14. Abugri, D. A. and K. B. Pelig-Ba. 2011. Assessment of fluoride content in tropical surface soils used for crop cultivation. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. Vol. 5(9) pp 653-660.
  15. Abagale,S.A., Pelig-Ba, K.B.and Adjau,A.A. 2011. Levels of Cadmium, Iron and some selected secondary metabolites in selected Tobacco Products at Northern Ghana and their implied Health danger, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (CCEIR), University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana
  16. Abugri, D. A. and K. B. Pelig-Ba. 2011. Fluoride bioaccumulation in domestic animals and its health implication. African Journal of Applied Zoology and Environmental Biology; Vol. 11: 71-78.
  17. K. B. Pelig-Ba 2012. Geochemistry of crystalline rocks from the east of the Upper East Region of Ghana. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 4(5): 534-545.
  18. Long R, Renne E, Robins T, Wilson M, Pelig-Ba K, Rajaee M, Yee A, Koomson E, Sharp C, Lu J, Basu N. Water values in a Ghanaian small-scale gold mining community. Submitted.
  19. Rajaee M, Long R, Yee AK, Sharp C, Lu J.K, Pelig-Ba K, Robins T, Wilson M, Renne E.P, Basu N. “Exposure assessment of mercury in a small-scale gold mining community in northeast Ghana,” poster presentation at the University of Michigan Rackham Centennial Research Symposium, 16 Feb 2012.

TECHNICAL REPORTS

  • Pelig-Ba, K.B ., Herawan, W and Sirdjan, K.Y. 1988. Case study: Assessment of groundwater quality in the Upper Regions of Ghana. Presented at the Water Resources and Documentation Centre at the International Studies Centre, Villa La Colombella, Perugia, Italy, May 1988.
  • Pelig-Ba, K.B. Investigation of water quality problem in a borehole AP216 at Oyibi, for the Rotary Club of Accra, Water Resources Research Institute (CSIR) Accra, 1989.
  • Pelig-Ba, K. B. Investigation of corrosion of tower legs at Ashiaman area on the Accra-Tema Motorway, for the Volta River Authority, Water Resources Research Institute (CSIR) Accra, 1989.
  • Pelig-Ba, K.B. Report on the evaluation of water quality problems in borehole supplies in the Advance Teacher Training College, Winneba, , Water Resources Research Institute (CSIR) Accra, 1989.
  • Smedley, P.L., Edmunds, W.M., West, J.M., Gardner, S.J. and Pelig-Ba, K.B.1995. Vulnerability of shallow groundwater quality due to natural `geochemical environment. Health problems related to groundwater in the Obuasi and Bolgatanga areas, Ghana. BGS Technical Report WC/95/43
  • Smedley, P.L., Edmunds, W.M. and Pelig-Ba, K.B. 1996. Mobility of trace elements (As, I and F) in groundwaters from Ghana and their impact on human health, BGS Technical Report.
  • Pelig-Ba, K.B . Progress Report on the defluoridation of groundwater in the Bongo District submitted to COWAP ACTION RESEARCH FUND 1996.
  • Smedley, P.L., Nkotagu, H., Pelig-Ba, K.B., Macdonald, A.M.,Tyler-Whittle, R., Whitehead, E.J. and Kinnburgh , D.G. 2002. Fluoride in groundwater from high-fluoride areas of Ghana and Tanzania. BGS Commissioned Report, CR/02/316.

Name: Dr. Ohene Boansi Apea

Position: Senior Lecturer

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EDUCATION

  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi, Ghana Ph.D Chemistry
  • Bayero University Kano, Nigeria MSc. Analytical Chemistry
  • Usman Danfodiyo University Sokoto, NigeriaB.Sc. Applied Chemistry
  • Collage of Education Azare, Nigeria, Advanced Diploma in Education

Areas of Research

My research interest is in Analytical Chemistry, with particular focus on chemical interactions in semi-natural ecosystems, assessment and interpretation of the implications of speciation on the availability of trace metals in natural systems, as well as the development of commercially viable chemical processes and materials. As an Applied Chemist I focus on using chemistry to improve livelihood.

Currently my research team is engaged in the following research areas:

1. Modelling chemical interactions in natural systems:

  • The effect of humic substances on trace metal distribution in terrestrial environment.
  • The effect of organic acid-metal interactions on the efficiency of metal up take by biological materials.

2. Chemical analysis and assessment of the role of insoluble food substances on the availability of nutrients:

  • Fiber-influenced availability of metal nutrients during digestion in humans.
  • Modelling the absorption propensity of metal nutrients during digestion in humans.

3. Science as a tool for improving livelihood in deprived communities:

  • Optimization of indigenous chemical processes.
  • Development of protocols for the commercialization of indigenous technology.
  • Planning and execution of training programs for economic empowerment.

Selected Publications

  1. Emmanuel Arhin, Zango M. S. and Ohene Boansi Apea (2015). Trace element geochemistry of a reused illicit mine area for an agricultural purpose in Nadowli district of NW Ghana. International Journal of Innovative Medicine and Health Science, Vol. 4, 2015, 33-40
  2. Arhin, E., Boansi, A. O., & Zango, M. S. (2015). Trace elements distributions at Datoko-Shega artisanal mining site, northern Ghana. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10653-015-9705-0
  3. Auphedeous Y. Dang-i, Apea O. Boansi, Mary-Magdalene Pedevoah, (2015). Reduction of Fluorine in Water Using Clay Mixed with Hydroxyapatite. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, Vol. 5(2): 45-55
  4. Apea, O. B, Yinme, D., & Mahmoud, A. (2014). Kinetics and cooling temperature effect of the transfer of soluble organic compounds from heat-modified polystyrene into saliva and sweat. Journal of scientific innovations for development, Vol. 2(1): 1-12
  5. Apea, O. B., & Faruq, U. (2013). Antidiabetic Activity of Pawpaw Leaf Extract: Chemical Composition and Biokinetic Modeling. Journal of scientific innovations for development, Vol. 1(2): 13-21
  6. Apea, O. B., Awuni, L., Ephraim, J., & Quansah, D. (2013). Effect of humic acid on copper biosorption by teak leaves powder (tectona grandis). Journal of scientific innovations for development, Vol. 1(2): 22-31
  7. Apea, O. B., and Ephraim, J. H., (2013). Electrolyte-modified partition of Cu in a ternary system containing humic acid. Journal of scientific innovations for development, Vol. 1(1): 22-40
  8. Apea, O. B., Ephraim, J. H., and Okyere Isaac (2013). Chemical extraction of humic substances using natural resins. Journal of scientific innovations for development, Vol. 1(1): 54-63
  9. Apea, O. B., and Ephraim, J. H., (2012). Ratio of metal-occupied inorganic and organic binding sites in the solid phase of soil-solution system; Jnl. Of Applied Sciences in Environmental Sanitation, Vol. 7(3),
  10. Apea, O. B., and Ephraim, J. H., (2012).Effect of Humic Acid on The Kinetics and Mechanism of Copper Adsorption in Soil-Solution System; Jnl. Of Applied Sciences in Environmental Sanitation, Vol. 7(2): 137-146.
  11. Apea, O. B., and Ephraim, J. H., (2012). Chemical Characterization of Mining-Impacted Terrestrial Environments of Selected Ecosystems in Ghana; International Journal of Environmental Science, Management and Engineering Research, Vol. 1(3): 123-135.
  12. Apea, O. B., and Ephraim, J. H., (2012). Environmental Characteristics as a function of trace metal distribution in a perturbed terrestrial environment; International Journal of Environmental Science, Management and Engineering Research, Vol. 1(3): 98-113.
  13. Foli, G., Nude, P. M., and Apea, O. B., (2012). Geochemical characteristics of soils from selected Districts in the Upper East Region Ghana: Implications for Trace Element Pollution and Enrichment; Res. J. Environ. Earth Sci., Vol. 4 No. 2, p. 186-195
  14. Mbatchou, V. C., Ayebila, A. J., and Apea, O. B., (2011). Antibacterial activity of phytochemicals from Acacia nolitica, Entada Africana and Mimosa pigra L. on Salmonella typhi; Jnl. Of Animal & Plant Sciences, Vol. 10, Issue 1, p. 1248-1258
  15. Foli, G., Apea, O. B., and Amedjoe, C. G., (2011). Pre-mining water quality prediction from non-weathered sulphide ores along the Ashanti metallogenic belt in Ghana using Acid-base accounting procedure; Am. J. Sci. Ind. Res., Vol. 2 No. 5, p 827-833
  16. Audu, A. A., and Apea, O. B., (2006). Effect of Phase Separation on the Sensitivity of Elemental Determinations in the Gadai Meteorite, The Integrator (An interdisciplinary journal of Valley View University), Vol. 1 No. 1, p. 15-20
  17. Audu, A. A., and Apea, O. B., (2003). A Comprehensive Chemical Analysis of the Gadai meteorite, Azare Journal of Education Vol. No.1 p. 12-23

Name: Dr. Festus Addo-Yobo

Position: Associate Professor

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Academic Qualification

  • BSc, Ph.D Chemical Engineering, Cambridge, UK

Selected Publications

  1. Oduro, W.O., Addo-Yobo, F., Enhancing the Value of Indigo-Blue Dyes from Lonchocarpus Cyanescens Leaves. Int. J. of App. Science & Technology, 3 (5), 2013, pp 78-86
  2. Mechanism of Atomization of Non-Newtonian Suspension using Hydraulic Spray Nozzles. Addo-Yobo, F. Kutsanedzie, Amevi Ackapovi, Anthony Woode, E. Mends-Brew. Proceedings of the 12th Triennial Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Heidelberg, Germany, Germany Sept 2012.
  3. A Theory for Wave Propagation and growth on Particle Laden sheet produced during the Atomization of suspension, F. Addo-Yobo, Proceedings of the 24th annual Conference on Liquid atomization and spray systems, San Antonio, TX, May 2012
  4. A Mechanistic Study of the Secondary Process leading to Drop formation during the Atomization of suspensions using Hydraulic Spray Nozzles. Addo-Yobo, F, and Felix Kutsanedzie, Proceedings of the 24th Annual conference on Liquid atomization and Spray Systems, San Antonio TX May 2012.
  5. Addo-Yobo, F. O.; Pitt, M. J.; Obiri, H. A. The Effects of Particles Size on the Mechanisms of Atomization of Suspensions using Hydraulic Spray nozzles AIChE Journal, Volume 57, issue 8 (August 2011), p. 2007-2024.
  6. P.N.T. Johnson, J.G. Brennan and F. Addo-Yobo, Air drying characteristics of plantain (Musa AAB), Journal of Food Engineering, 37 (1998) 233-242
  7. Yang S.A., Whitehall I. and Addo-Yobo, F., Adsorption and desorption kinetics of cephalosporin-c on Amberlite XAD-2 and XAD-4 resins, Proceedings of I.Chem.E Research Event, 1996, pp 40-43
  8. Addo-Yobo F, Jonsdottir A.M. and Yang, Modelling the spray drying of Maltodextrins using Mathematica, Proceedings of IMACS/IFAC First International Symposium on: Mathematical Modelling and Simulation in Agriculture and Biotechnology, Brussels, Belgium, pIV. B4-1, 1995
  9. Modelling Ion-exchange Chromatography of egg white protein for process control purposes, M. A. Khan and F. Addo-Yobo, Proceedings of the ICHEME Research Event, 1996, pp 133-136
  10. Pressure and temperature swing adsorption in internally heated fixed beds, Heggs, P. J. ; Ellis, D. I. ; Addo-Yobo, F. ; Phillips, K. M., Proceedings of the ICHEME Research; 1994, 1138-1141.
  11. An investigation of the mechanism for sheet perforation during the atomisation of slurries. F.Y.A. Addo-Yobo, B. Blakemore (University of Glamorgan) and M.J. Pitt Proceedings of the ICheme Research Event, 1993, pp 546-54
  12. Modelling of the Purification of cephalosporin-C on modified resins in a stirred tank. J.L. Casillas, M. Martinez, F. Addo-Yobo and J. Aracil, The Chemical & Biochemical Engineering Journal, 52 (1993) B71-B75
  13. The Use of Modified Divinylbenzene-Polystyrene Resins in the Separation of Fermentation Products: A Case Study utilizing Amino Acids and Dipeptides. J.L. Casillas, M. Martinez, J. Chem. Tech. Biotechnol., 55, 163-169 (1992).
  14. Modelling Batch Stirred Tank Adsorption, M. Plata, J.L. Casillas,, F. Addo-Yobo and J. Aracil., Fundamentals of Adsorption. 261-263, Ed. The Society of Chemical Industry of Japan. Kyoto (1992)
  15. Purification of Bioproducts Using Modified Using Modified Resins to Discriminate Adsorbents by Evaluating Breakthrough Curves by method of Moments, M. Martinez, J.L. Casillas, F. Addo-Yobo and J. Aracil. Upstream and Downstream for Biotechnology III, 3.45-3.52, Editors, A. Huyghbaert and E. Vandamme, Technologisch Institut K-VIV, Antwerp(1991)
  16. Studies on the purification of Cephalosporins, F. Addo-Yobo, C.N. Kenney, M. Martinez and J. Aracil. CHISA 90 Praga 1990
  17. Batch Stirred tank Adsorption of the Impurity of Cephalosporin-C, Desacetylcephalosporin-C, using Modfied Amberlite XAD-a Resin, J.L. Casillas, J.L. Garrido, J. Aracil, M. Martinez, F. Addo-Yobo and C.N. Kenney, Separations for Biotechnology, 2, 285-294, Edited by D.L. Pyle published for Society for Chemical Industry (1990)
  18. The effect of functionalizing polymeric resins on the adsorption of Cephalosporins. F. Addo-Yobo, C.N. Kenney, M. Martinez, J. Aracil, BIOTECH-90 Murcia 1990
  19. Analysis and modelling of the elimination of desacetylcephalosporin from fermentation broth. F. Addo-Yobo, C.N. Kenney, M. Martinez and J. Aracil. 5th Mediterranean Congress on Chemical Engineering Barcelona (1990)
  20. Addo-Yobo, F. A. Y., Pitt, M. J., & Dombrowski, N. D. (1990) "The Atomization of Slurry Feedstocks" SERC SPP Particle Technology Annual Meeting
  21. F. Addo-Yobo, N.H. Slater and C.N. Kenney, Measurement of Heats of adsorption of amino acids on Amberlite XAD-2 resins by an HPLC technique, Chem. Eng. J. 39(1988) B9-B16
  22. M. Martinez, J. Aracil, F. Addo-Yobo and C.N. Kenney, Use of Brominated polystyrene resin for the adsorption of tryptophan over acidic conditions, DECHEMA, Biotechnology Conference, Vol2, VGH, Frankfurt 1988, pp83-90
  23. Purification of Tryptophan using functionalized macroreticular resins, F. Addo-Yobo, C.N. Kenney. M. Martinez and J. Aracil., 4 th Mediterranean Congress on Chemical Engineering., Barcelona, 1987
  24. N.F. Kirby, N. Slater, K.H. Weissenberger and F. Addo-Yobo, An HPLC technique for parameter estimation for reverse phase chromatography: a case study on Cephalosporin-c, Chem. Eng. Sci, 41 (1986) 2005-2016

Publication in Press

  • Addo-Yobo, F., Mechanisms of the Atomization of Particulate Suspensions using Hydraulic Spray Nozzles AIChE Journal, (2015), in press.
  • Disintegration of the rims of fan sheets of particulate suspensions formed during atomization. F. Addo-Yobo, Proceedings of the 30th annual Conference on Liquid atomization and spray systems, North Carolina, USA, May 2015
  • Particle Exclusion Models for predicting Wave Growth and Stability Lengths of sheets of Particulate Suspensions produced by hydraulic spray nozzles in the Atomization Process. F. Addo-Yobo, Proceedings of the 30th annual Conference on Liquid atomization and spray systems, North Carolina, USA, May 2015 

Name: Oseni Lateef Adebayo

Job Title: Senior Lecturer & Vice Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences

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EDUCATION

Oseni Lateef Adebayo pursued bachelors in Chemistry and graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Formerly University of Science and Technology) in Kumasi, Ghana. Lateef was awarded a Norwegian Quota Scholarship to study at the University of Tromso in Tromso, Norway, where he subsequently graduated with a Master of Philosophy in Organic Chemistry. He worked under the guidance of Prof. Tore Lejon and his research work focused on Synthesis and Transformation of Fischer Carbene Complexes. Lateef is currently focused on Glucosidase and Amylase inhibitors from medicinal plants.

Lateef has published several research papers in scholarly journals. He has also written two books.

Area of Research Interest

  • Lateef has embraced medicinal plants research since this serves as a springboard for the discovery and development of novel potent drugs. His research focus has been on
  • Alpha glucosidase and amylase inhibitors of natural origin and their mechanism of action. The ultimate goal is to discover novel antidiabetic agents from medicinal plants.
  • Synthesis of novel agents in glucosidase and amylase inhibition assays.
  • Isolation and characterization of antioxidants, antimicrobial and antiparasitic agents of plant origin.

Teaching Subjects

Undergraduate

  • CHM 121 General Chemistry
  • CHM 102 Organic Chemistry
  • CHM 202 Mechanisms of Organic Reactions
  • CHM 401 Organometallic Chemistry
  • CHM 405 Organic Synthesis

Graduate

  • CHM 503 Organometallic Chemistry
  • CHM 504 Advanced Organic Synthesis
  • CHM 508 Advanced Organic Chemistry III
  • CHM 515 Bioinorganic Chemistry

Selected publications

  1. Abugri J, Amissah Tetteh J. A, Oseni L. A, Mensah-Brown H. E, Delimini R. K, Obuobi D. O and Akanmori B. D (2014). Age-related pattern and monocyte-acquired haemozoin associated production of erythropoietin in children with severe malarial anaemia in Ghana. BMC Research Notes 7:551. DOI: 10.1186/1756-0500-7-551.
  2. Oseni L. A. and Obeng Patrick Afum (To appear). Ethanolic and pet-ether leaf extracts of Ghanaian Ananas comosus show potentin vitro adulticidal activity against Haemonchus contortus (Article ID: 27703711). International Journal of Indigenous Medicinal Plants. (Accepted).
  3. Oseni L. A. and Sunwiale S. S. (To appear). A Review of Medicinal Plants with Alpha-Glucosidase and Alpha-amylase Inhibition Potentials: An Insight Into Potential Natural Antidiabetic Drug Discovery (Article ID: IJPSR/RA-4795/08-14). International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research. (Accepted)
  4. Oseni L. A., Duah M., Agyekum R., Bonu-ire Martin S. T. (2014). Assessment of the antifeedant effects of crude extracts of GhanaianAnnona senegalensis and Ficus exasperata against Tribolium castaneum. Journal of Biological and Scientific Opinion. Accepted.
  5. Oseni L. A., Ajisope B. M. U., Sunwiale S. S. (2014). In vitro bacteria growth inhibition potential of crude extracts of different parts of Rauvolfia vomitoria against five standard strains of selected human pathogenic microbes. World Journal of Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Sciences 3(6): 152-164.
  6. Oseni L. A, Abugri J, Sumabe B. K, Onilimor P. J (2014). Leaf Extracts of Vernonia amygdalina Del. from Northern Ghana Contain Bioactive Agents that Inhibit the Growth of Some Beta-lactamase Producing Bacteria in vitro. British Journal Pharmaceutical Research 4(2): 192-220.
  7. Oseni L. A., Safianu M and Seidu I. M (2014). An in vivo assessment of anti-diarheal activity of solvent extracts of leaf and stem bark of Ghanaian Parkia biglobosa against castor oil-induced diarrhea in albino rats. International Journal of Bioassay. 3(10): 3358-3362.
  8. Oseni L. A and Banini A. E (2014). Solvent extracts of different parts of Ghanaian Phyllanthus Niruri show potent growth inhibition against six human pathogenic bacteria in vitro. Int. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 6(7): 272-275.
  9. Oseni L. A, Dawda S, Abagale A. S (2013). Natural products in antileshmanial drug discovery: A review. Journal of Asian Scientific Research 3(2): 157-173.
  10. Oseni L. A, Amiteye D, Antwi S, Tandoh M, Aryiteh G. M. (2013). Preliminary in vivo evaluation of anti-inflammatory activities of aqueous and ethanolic whole plant extracts of Phyllantthus fraternus on Carrageenan-induced Paw Oedema in Sprague-Dawley Rats. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences 3(3): 62-65. DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2013.30312.
  11. Oseni L. A, Gyamfi S. A and Asare C (2013). In vitro antibacterial potential of solvent fractions of aqueous and ethanolic leaf extracts of Vernonia colorata against selected human pathogenic bacteria. International Research Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmacy 4(6): 865-868. DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.04618.
  12. Ofori-Attah K, Oseni L. A, Quasie O, Antwi S. Tandoh M. (2012). A comparative evaluation of in vivo antiplasmodial activity of aqueous leaf extracts of Carica papaya, Azadirachta indica, Magnifera indica and combination thereof using Plasmodium berghei infected Balb/c mice. International Journal of Applied Biology and Pharmaceutical Technology 3(3): 372-378.
  13. Oseni L. A and Yussif I. (2012). Screening ethanolic and aqueous leaf extracts of Taraxacum officinale for in vitro bacteria growth inhibition. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences 20(6): 1-4.
  14. Asare Peter and Oseni L. A. (2012). Comparative evaluation of Ceiba pentandra leaf extract, stem bark extract and the combination thereof for in vitro bacterial growth inhibition. Journal of Natural Sciences Research 2(5): 44-49.
  15. Oseni, L. A, Mills-Robertson, F. C and Berkoh, E. A. (2012). In vitro evaluation of the ethanolic and aqueous extract of Vernonia colorata as anti-bacterial agent. International Journal of Current Research & Review 4 (1): 22-27.
  16. Oseni, L. A and Iddrisu A. M (2012). An evaluation of relative stabilities of selected local herbal concoctions stored in calabash fruit pods and clay pot containers. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research 4(1): 409-415.
  17. Oseni, L. A and Owusu B. A. (2012). Comparison of in vitro growth inhibitory activities of aqueous extracts of selected individual plants with the multi-component concoction. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research 4(4): 1792-1796.
  18. Oseni, L.A and Kadiri O. (2012). A comparative evaluation of in vitro growth inhibitory activities of different solvent extracts of some medicinal plants in Northern Ghana against selected human pathogens. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy. 2(2): 199-206. DOI: 10.9790/3013-0220199206.
  19. Oseni, L.A. and Akwetey G.M. (2012). An in-vivo evaluation of antiplasmodial activity of aqueous and ethanolic leaf extracts of Azadirachta indica in Plasmodium berghei infected BALB/c mice . International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research. 3(5): 942-946.
  20. Oseni, L. A. and Yussif Barikisu. (2012). A comparative evaluation of in vitro Growth Inhibitory Activities of Crude Aqueous Extracts of different parts of Jatropha curcas used Singly and in combination with other parts against Salmonella typhi and Escherichia coli. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 3(4): 513-516.
  21. Oseni, L. A. (2011). Syntheses of novel α,β-unsaturated chromium Fischer carbene complexes using bromostyrene. International Journal of Current Research 3(11): 242-244.
  22. Oseni, L. A and Alphonse P. K. (2011). Comparison of antibacterial properties of solvent extracts of different parts of Jatropha curcas (Linn) International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Phytopharmacological Research. 1(3): 117-123.
  23. Oseni, L. A. (2012). Chemistry of Carbon compounds: Principles and Applications. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG., Saarbrücken, Germany. 428 pages. ISBN: 978-3-8484-2839-7. (Published book).
  24. Oseni, L. A. (2011). Essentials of Chemistry: An Introductory Text For Undergraduates. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG., Saarbrücken, Germany. 264 pages. ISBN: 978-8465-4324-5. (Published book).
  25. Oseni L. A and Amiteye D. (To appear). Antiplasmodial potential of Phyllanthus frathernus in Plasmodium berghei infected Balb/c mice. Submitted to Journal of Natural Products.
  26. Oseni L. A., Ibrahim S. and Kofi Baffour-Awuah O. (To appear) Phytochemical Screening, antioxidant activities and cytotoxic potentials of Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf Extracts. Submitted to Journal of Medicinal Plants Research.
  27. Mahamadu A, Oseni L. A., Orleans N. K. M. (To appear). Antihyperglycemic effects of hydroalcoholic extracts ofZanthoxyllum zanthoxyloides and Detarium microcarpum on genetically-modified diabetic mice. Submitted to BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
  28. Anaba B. F, Gyemfi C. A, Oseni L. A, Sunwiale S. S. (To appear). A comparative study on the susceptibility and resistance pattern of Klebsiella pneumonia isolates from selected water sources in the Bolgatanga municipality against selected clinically significant antibiotics. Submitted to Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control.

Completed manuscripts

  1. Fredrick M. and Oseni L. A. (To appear). Bioactivity-Guided isolation of possible antibacterial compounds from Securidaca longependunculata and Nauclea latifolia extracts.
  2. Fredrick M. and Oseni L. A. (To appear). Phytochemical profile and antibacterial activity of extracts from Securidaca longependunculata and Nauclea latifolia extracts.

External web page: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/lateef_oseni

Name: Abugri James

Position: Lecturer

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EDUCATION

Bsc. Biochemistry, MPhil Biochemistry, University of Ghana, Legon.

Area of research

I am interested in using biochemical, molecular biology and bioinformatics techniques in investigating the pathogenesis and evolution of infectious pathogens and host disease dynamics. My interest spans public health genomics, human genetics and the promotion of biochemistry, Chemical systems biology and bioinformatics education as central themes in unraveling critical research paradigms in biomedical research in the post-genomic era.

Selected Publications

  1. Duffy CW, Assefa SA, Abugri J, Amoako N, Owusu-Agyei S, Anyorigiya T, MacInnis B, Kwiatkowski DP, Conway DJ, Awandare GA (2015). Comparison of genomic signatures of selection on Plasmodium falciparum between different regions of a country with high malaria endemicity. BMC Genomics. 16: 16:527. doi: 10.1186/s12864-015-1746-3
  2. Mensah-Brown HE, Amoako N, Abugri J, Stewart LB, Agongo G, Dickson EK, Ofori MF, Stoute JA, Conway DJ, Awandare GA (2015). Analysis of Erythrocyte Invasion Mechanisms of Plasmodium falciparum Clinical Isolates Across 3 Malaria-Endemic Areas in Ghana . J Infect Dis. pii: jiv207. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Abugri, J., Tetteh, J. K., Oseni, L. A., Mensah-Brown, H. E., Delimini, R. K., Obuobi, D. O., & Akanmori, B. D. (2014). Age-related pattern and monocyte-acquired haemozoin associated production of erythropoietin in children with severe malarial anaemia in Ghana. BMC Res Notes, 7:551. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-7-551
  4. Laar Amos Kankponang, Daniel Fiaveh, Matilda Laar, Sandra Boatemaa, Abugri J, Angela El-Adas, Richard Amenyah, Kyeremeh Atuahene, Andrew Anthony Adjei, and Isabella Quakyi (2014). Profiles of HIV-Affected House Households in Ghana. Health
  5. Laar, A. K., Grant, F. E., Addo, Y., Soyiri, I., Nkansah, B., Abugri, J., . . . Quakyi, I. A. (2013). Predictors of fetal anemia and cord blood malaria parasitemia among newborns of HIV-positive mothers. BMC Res Notes, 6, 350. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-6-350

Subject Taughts :

Molecular Biotechnology and applications, Integration and control of Metabolism, Enzymology, Xenobiotic Metabolism, Molecular Genetics, Protein Biochemistry, Insect Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics and Clinical Biochemistry.

Name: Samson A. Abagale

Position: Lecturer & Faculty Examinations Officer

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PHONE: 0233244624452

EDUCATION

  • BSc Chemistry, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
  • MSc Organic Chemistry, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

Research interests

  • Natural products - investigating biochemical activity in fauna and flora, search for bioactive compounds,
  • in-vivo/in-vitro testing of natural products for herbal medicines formulation.
  • Chemical ecology - using chemical ecological tools for Integrated Pest Management.
  • Indigenous chemical products -investigating indigenous products for value addition and chemical elucidation and documentation,
  • Human and animal Nutrition - studying, validation and proposing alternative sources of nutrition for deprived communities.
  • Agrochemicals studies -carrying out baseline studies and investigating agrochemical pollutions/accumulation in food crops,

Selected publications

  1. S.A. Abagale, K.B. Pelig-Ba and A.A. Adjau. (2011). Levels of Cadmium, Lead, Iron, Zinc, and Some Secondary Metabolites in Selected Tobacco Products at Northern Ghana and Their Implied Health Dangers. CCEIR-UDS Annual interfaculty lectures working papers. Pp. 1-26.
  2. James Anayire Apaseku, Dawda Suleman, Samson Abah Abagale. (2012). Simplified Micro-Diffusion Method of Determining Available, Potentially Available, and Crude Protein by Direct NaoH Extraction in Tropical Soils. J. of Scientific Innovations for Development. Vol. 1(1), p. 1-12.
  3. Abagale, S A., Twumasi, S.K. and Awudza, J.A.M. (2013). Chemical Studies on The Composition of Natural Paint Pigment Materials from the Kassena-Nankana District of the Upper East Region. Chemistry and Materials Research. 3(1):13-22.
  4. Abagale, S.A., Apaseku, J., Dawda S., Abagale, M-D., and Abi L.A. (2013). Biochemical relevance of sorghum and millet produced in the Kasena-Nankana districts of Ghana, and some of their by-products to food, nutrition, health and wealth of the people. Inter. J. of Chemistry and Materials Res. 1(2): 14-24. 

SUBJECTS TAUGHT : Natural product chemistry, Food Biochemistry, Indigenous chemical processes, Fermentation biochemistry

Name: Valentine Chi Mbatchou

Position: Lecturer

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Academic Qualification

  • B.Sc. Chemistry (Bayero University),
  • M.Sc. Natural Products/Organic Chemistry (Bayero University)

Research Interests

Bioassay-guided isolation of compounds by employing traditional silica gel column chromatography, normal-TLC, prep-TLC, and the use of IR, 1 H-NMR, 13C-NMR, C-C COSY, C-H COSY, HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS and GC-EAD-FID for characterization. Compounds and essential oils of natural origin, their bactericidal, fungicidal, insecticidal, repellent, attractant, antifeedant, aphrodisiac potentials, etc. Identification and quantification of anti-nutrients and nutrients in animals, plants/feeds, their pharmacological effects on living systems. Inhibitors and enhancers of grain viability on application of natural and synthetic compounds, and their blends as insecticides, attractants, antifeedants, ovipositing deterrents, etc.

Selected publications

  1. V.C. Mbatchou and Adoum A. Oumar (2012). Antifungal Activity of Nilobamate Isolated from Acacia nilotica Wiilld. Phytopharmacology 3(1): 208- 213.
  2. V.C. Mbatchou and I. Kosoono (2012). Aphrodisiac Activity of Oils from Anacardium occidentale L. Seeds and Seed Shells. Phytopharmacology 2(1): 1-11 (ISSN: 2046-1194).
  3. V.C. Mbatchou and O.M. Adoum (2011). Antibacterial Activity of Seed-pod Extracts of Acacia nilotica Wiild to Artemia salina Larvae. Journal of Applied Biosciences 40: 2738-2745 (ISSN: 1997-5902)
  4. V.C. Mbatchou, J. Sackey and I. Sackey (2011). Proximate and Chemical Compositions of Leaf Samples of Burkea africana from Mole National Park, Ghana. Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 5(2): 1493- 1500 (ISSN: 1920-3853).

Subjects Taught

Practical Chemistry (CHM 121), Introductory General Chemistry (CHM 121), Organic Chemistry I (CHM 201), Organic Chemistry II (CHM 202), Inorganic Chemistry (CHM 212, Introductory Biochemistry (BCH 252), Intermediary Metabolism (BCH 351), Natural Product Chemistry (CHM 308), Photochemistry (CHM 304), Plant Biochemistry (BCH 309), Polymer Chemistry (CHM 403), Petrochemistry (CHM 402), Pharmacognosy (CHM 442)

Name: Auphedeous Yinme Dang-I

Position: Lecturer

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EDUCATION

  • BSc. Applied Chemistry, University for Development Studies, Tamale
  • MSc. Material Science, AUST, Abuja, Nigeria

Research Interests

  • Adsorption studies including Bioremediation.
  • Fabrication of composite materials from polymer and organic waste.

Selected Publications

  1. Auphedeous Y. Dang-i, Apea O. Boansi and Mary-Magdalene Pedavoah (2015). Reduction of Fluorine in water using clay mixed with Hydroxyapatite. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 5(2), 45-55.
  2. Ohene B. Apea, Auphedeous Y. Dang-i, and Abdallah Mahmoud (2014). Kinetics and cooling temperature effect of the transfer of soluble organic compounds from heat-modified polystyrene into saliva and sweat. Journal of scientific Innovations for Development, 2(1), 1-12.
  3. Auphedeous Y. Dang-i, Mary-Magdalene Pedevoah and Emmanuel Tulasi (2014). Evaluation of the effect of Roasting on the physicochemical properties of Cucumismelo I seed oil. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 4(4), 257-262

Subjects Taught

Bioinorganic Chemistry, Material Science, Physical Chemistry I

Advanced Integrated Science II

Name: Mary-Magdalene Pedavoah (Mrs)

Position: Lecturer & Undergraduate Projects Coordinator

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Phone no: +233(0)243-507560 or +233(0)205-2251908

EDUCATION

  • MSc. Physical Chemistry (KNUST- Kumasi, Ghana)
  • BSc. Applied Chemistry with Environmental Science, UDS-Navrongo Campus, Ghana.

Area of Research

Green Chemistry, Biofuels, Neglected and underutilized plants resources (vegetables, fruits and oils), water and waste water treatment.

Selected publications

  1. Auphedeous Y. Dang-i, Apea O. Boansi and Mary-Magdalene Pedavoah (2015). Reduction of Fluorine in Water Using Clay Mixed with Hydroxyapatite. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology (IJAST), 5(2):45-55.
  2. Ibrahim, A. D., Pedavoah, M. M., Bawa Saadatu, M. and Sani, A., (2014). An attempt towards the standardization of the production process of ‘dawadawan botso’ (a fermented condiment), African journal of biotechnology (AJB), 13(35): 3628-3637.
  3. Auphedeous Y. Dang-i, Mary-Magdalene Pedavoah and Emmanuel Tulasi (2014). Evaluation of the effect of roasting on the physicochemical properties of Cucumis melo L seed oil. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology (IJAST), 4(4):257-262).
  4. Abdullahi M., Abdulwahab Zainab F., Pedavoah M-M., Bashir Sumaya U. and Ibrahim A.D (2014).Evaluating the suitability of Adansonia digitata fruit pulp for the production of yoghurt. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences (IJBCS), 8(2):508-516.
  5. Pedavoah, Mary-Magdalene and Basiru, Samiratu (2014). Water Quality Assessment of selected bore-holes, hand-dug wells and community water systems in Gounia; a suburb of Navrongo in the Upper East Region of Ghana. International Journal of Innovative Research and Studies (IJIRS), 3(1):587-605.
  6. Pedavoah, Mary-Magdalene and Kavaapur, Bertha (2014). Assessment of the nutrient content of selected indigenous vegetables (fresh and sun-dried) in the Upper East Region of Ghana. International Journal of Innovative Research and Studies (IJIRS), 3(1):573-586.

Subjects Taught

Introductory Physical Chemistry (quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, Thermochemistry, and chemical kinetics) Surface Chemistry and Colloids, Chemistry and the Future (Green Chemistry, Biofuels, Biotechnology, Nanochemistry, Polymers) and Physical Chemistry for Earth Science

Name: James Anayire Apaseku

Position: Lecturer (retired)

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Phone no: 0244781552

EDUCATION

  • MSc. (Soil Science, KNUST-Ghana)
  • BSc. (Biology/Chemistry, UCC-Ghana)
  • Lab. Tech. Diploma (UCC-Ghana)
  • Certificate in Electronic Communication (SIAST- Regina, Canada)

Short Courses Attended:

  • Soil and Plant Analyses for Laboratory Technologist (IITA-Ibadan, Nigeria)
  • Laboratory Administration (Good Laboratory Practices) for Seniour Lab. Technologist (IITA- Ibadan, Nigeria)
  • Laboratory Instrument Maintenance (IITA-Ibadan, Nigeria)
  • Advanced Soil and Plant Analyses (University of Hohenheim, Germany)

Area of Research Interest.

  • Soil fertility and plant nutrients
  • Heavy metals of vegetables grown using sewage waste
  • Analytical Chemistry Techniques (Soil, Plant, Fertilizer and Water analyses)
  • Investigating the use of clay Deposits in three Northern Regions of Ghana by reaction with Buipe lime deposit and sheanut shells to make Pozzolana cement
  • Using the Buipe lime deposit as liming material to reduce acidity in acid rice cultivated soils

Selected Publications

  1. Felix D. Dakora, (main author), Roland A. Aboyinga and Yahaya Mahama and James Apaseku,1987. Assessment of N2 fixation in groundnut ( Arachis hypogaea L.) and cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) and their relative N contribution to a succeeding maize crop in Northern Ghana”, MIRCEN Journal, 1987, 389-399
  2. J. A. Apaseku, 2006. Assesment of Potential Available Organic Nitrogen in some Ghanaian Soils and its Effects on the Growth of Maize.
  3. A thesis submitted to the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, 2006
  4. James Apaseku and E.Y. Safo, 2010, Evaluation of Steam Distillation Method for the Determination of Available Nitrogen in Selected Soils. Centre for Continuing Education and Inter-Disciplinary Research (CCEIR), working paper presented in the conference of interfaculty Lecture Tamale Campus, UDS
  5. J.A. Apaseku and W. Dogbe, 2013. Response of nerica and sativa rice lines to nitrogen and phosphorus rates by number of tillers and shoot biomass yield. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development. Volume 13, No. 5
  6. J.A. Apaseku, V.C, Mbatchou, W. dogbe and s dawda, 2012. Lowland Nerica and some Sativa Line Rice Responses to Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Guinea Savanna Agroecoystem.Internatinal Journal of Research Chemistry and Environment. Vol. 3 Issue 1 January 2013(295-307) ISSN 2248-9649
  7. S.A Abagale, J. Apaseku, D. Suleman, M.D. Abagale, L.A. Abi, 2013. Biochemical Relevance of Sorghum and Millet Produced in the Kasena-Nankana District of Ghana and their bye-products to food, Nutrition, Health and Wealth of the people (Accepted - International Journal of Natural Research) .

Subjects Taught

Department of Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry

  1. CHM. 241 Environmental Chemistry for Chemistry students
  2. CHM. 331 Instrumental Methods I
  3. CHM 332 Instrumental Methods II
  4. CHM 573 Advanced Instrumental Methods (Post-graduate level)

Department of Earth and Environmental Science

  1. ENV. 231 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry for Environmental Chemistry Students
  2. ENV. 233. Introductory Soil Science (now upgraded to ENV. 336)
  3. ENV. 336 Soil Science

Name: Martin Ntiamoah Donkor

Position: Lecturer & Department Examinations Officer

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EDUCATION

  • MSc. Forensic Science, LSB-London
  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Area of Research

  • Detection of drugs and toxins using biological specimens with emphasis on hair and nail samples.
  • Profiling of cultivated drugs of abuse using trace metals/impurity analyses.
  • Chemical analysis of trace evidence with the aim developing trace evidence database.
  • Environmental forensic investigations related to environmental contaminants.
  • Comparative study of the potency levels of Cannabis sativa from three districts in the Upper East Region of Ghana.

Name: Emmanuel Olajide OYELUDE

Position: Lecturer

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EDUCATION

  • BTech Chemistry (FUT-Owerri)
  • MSc Environmental Chemistry (Uniben)

Research Interests

Water and sanitation, Wastewater treatment; Solid waste management; Development of new adsorbents from locally available materials, Environmental, Inorganic and Industrial Chemistry

Selected Publications

  1. Oyelude, E.O., Frimpong, F. and Dawson, D. (2015). Studies on the Removal of Basic Fuchsin Dye from Aqueous Solution by HCl Treated Malted Sorghum Mash, Journal of Materials and Environmental Science, 6(4), 1126 – 1136
  2. Oyelude, E.O., Densu, A.E. and Yankey, E. (2013). Quality of Groundwater in Kassena-Nankana District, Ghana and its Health Implications, Advances in Applied Sciences Research, 4(4), 442 – 448
  3. Oyelude, E.O., Gli, N.P. and Amafo, J. (2013). Proximate, Mineral and Anti-Nutrient Composition of Phaseolus vulgaris Leaf, Journal of Scientific Innovations for Development, 1(1), 12-23
  4. Oyelude, E.O. and Appiah-Takyi, F. (2012). Removal of Methylene Blue from Aqueous Solution Using Alkali-Modified Malted Sorghum Mash, Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences, 36, 161-169
  5. Oyelude, E.O. and Ahenkora, S. (2012). Quality of Sachet Water in Bolgatanga Municipality of Ghana, Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 4(9), 1094-1098
  6. Oyelude, E.O. and Ziekyeree, D. (2011). Removal of Methylene Blue from Aqueous Solution Using Powdered Calotropis procera Leaf, Annual Interfaculty Lectures, University for Development Studies, Tamale; 93-112
  7. Oyelude, E.O. and Owusu, U.R. (2011). Adsorption of Methylene Blue from Aqueous Solution Using Acid Modified Calotropis procera Leaf Powder, Journal of Applied Sciences in Environmental Sanitation, 6(4), 477-484
  8. Oyelude, E.O. (2011). Comparative Study of the Adsorption of Maize Starch and Cassava Starch onto Haematite, Journal of Applied Technology in Environmental Sanitation, 1(4), 335-341
  9. Mbatchou, V.C., Aggrey, I. and Oyelude, E.O. (2011). In Vitro Growth Inhibitory Activity of Secondary Metabolites from the Roots of Burkea africana and Combretum adenogonium on Salmonella thphi, Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 5(3), 1623-1629

Subjects Taught

Environmental Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Fuel Chemistry, Spectroscopic Methods, Analytical Techniques and Solution Chemistry, Quality Control Methods.

Name: Ibrahim Salis

Position: Lecturer

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EDUCATION

  • BSc Chemical Engineering, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
  • MSc Analytical Chemistry, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

Subjects taught

Analytical chemistry, Industrial chemistry, Chemical technology

Name: Daniel Oduro-Mensah

Position: Assistant Lecturer

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TEL: 020-0843252

EDUCATION

  • BSC CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, UG, LEGON
  • MPHIL BIOCHEMISTRY, UG, LEGON
  • PHD BIOCHEMISTRY CANDIDATE, UG, LEGON

Areas of research interest

  • Natural products in bioengineering and biotechnology
  • Applications in microbial biotechnology

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Adamafio, N. A., Kolawole, O. M. and Oduro-Mensah D. (2012). Theobromine degrading potential of yeast strain isolated from tomato ( Lycopersicon esculentum) fruit. 10.3923/ijbc.2012.103.112
  2. Addai‒Mensah Donkor, Daniel Oduro-mensah, Erasmus Ani, Ankamah Emmanuel, Shadrack Nsiah, Daniel Ekow Mensah, Kwadwo Asamoah Kusi (2015). In vitro antiplasmodial activity of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of the medicinal plants Moringa oleifera and Phyllanthus amarus against Plasmodium falciparum (Accepted, Science Alert)

Subjects taught

Cell Signaling, Parasite Biochemistry, Bioenergetics, Clinical Biochemistry, Immunology And Immunochemistry, Enzymology

Name: Sunwiale, Samuel Sunyazi

Position: Assistant Lecturer

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Tel: +233(0)206411105, +233(0)242642543

EDUCATION

  • BSc. Applied Chemistry with Environmental Science, UDS, Tamale
  • Mphil Biochemistry KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

Research Interest

  • Research into non communicable diseases (NCDs) example, prediabetes, diabetes, prehypertension, hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases.
  • Study of metabolic dysregulations including obesity, dyslipidaemia, metabolic syndrome and abnormal enzyme action.

Selected Publications

  1. Oseni, L.A., Ajisope, B.M.U., Sunwiale, S.S. (2014). In Vitro Bacteria Growth Inhibition Potential of Crude Extracts of Different Parts of Rauvolfia Vomitoria Against Five Standard Strains of Selected Human Pathogenic Microbes. World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 3(6):152-164.
  2. Oseni, L. A. and Sunwiale, S.S. (2015). Medicinal Plants with Alpha Glucosidase and Alpha Amylase Inhibition Potentials: An Insight into Potential Natural Antidiabetic Drug Discovery. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences ( Accepted for publication).

Subjects Taught

General Physical Chemistry, Chemistry and Biochemistry Practical

Name: Jennifer Suurbaar

Position: Senior Research Assistant

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Tel: +233(0)506362322

EDUCATION

  • BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, University for Development Studies, Tamale
  • MPhil Applied Chemistry (Pharmaceutical Chemistry), UDS, Tamale

Selected Publications

  1. Addai-Mensah Donkor, Matthew Tei, Jennifer Suurbaar, Abdallah Yakubu, Daniel Addae (2014). Stability Evaluation and Degradation Kinetics of Ascorbic Acid in Baobab Fruit Pulp Formulated with the Seed Oil. British Biotechnology Journal, 5(4): 2231–2927

TECHINICAL STAFF 

Name: Mosobil Richard Boare

Position: Senior Laboratory Technician

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Mobile: 0505130095, 0245223981

EDUCATION

  • BSc. Applied Chemistry, University for Development Studies, Tamale
  • HND Science Laboratory Technology, Accra Polytechnic, Accra,
  • Certificate in IOP, Institute of Physics Teacher Training, University for Development Studies, Tamale,
  • Training Certificate, Use and Application of chemistry Laboratory, University for Development Studies, Tamale
  • SSCE Certificate, Notre Dame Senior Secondary School

Name: Quansah Daniel Kingsley

Position: Senior Laboratory Technician

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Tel: 020684770; 0267621276

EDUCATION

  • BSc Applied Chemistry, University for Development Studies, Tamale

Selected Publications

  1. Ohene B Apea, Livingston K Awuni, James H Ephraim, Daniel K Quansah (2013). Effects of Humic Acid on Copper Biosorption by Teak Leaves Powder (Tectona Grandis). Journal For Scientific Innovations For Development. 1(2):22- 31.

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Anafo Matasha Regina

Clerk Grade II

Department of Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Tel : 0242980680/ 0208677791

Academic Qualification

  • Higher National Diploma (HND), Bolgatanga Polytechnic
  • Diploma in Business Studies, Professional Business College
  • NAVET/NVTI, Sunrise Secretarial School
  • Senior Secondary School Certificate, O.L.L Sec/Tech. School