Faculties & Schools

Department of Applied Biology

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Applied Biology was established in the year 2002 as part of the Faculty of Applied Sciences in Navrongo and admitted its first batch of students in the 2002/2003 academic year. The Department has since been home to a diverse community of scholars, teachers, students and researchers with diverse academic, social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The department of Applied Biology offers expertise and research opportunities in a wide range of disciplines including, genetics, entomology, microbiology, biotechnology, evolution, conservation biology, plant sciences and fisheries biology. Our undergraduate curriculum gives an introductory overview into each of these areas and provides the opportunity for advanced training and specialization in particular areas through course work and research experience.

Aims and objectives of the programme of study:

The vision of the Department is to produce graduates well equipped for research and teaching careers in the biological and related sciences, as well as professionals in industrial and medical establishments. This vision is to be attained by:

  1. Providing instructions in the form of lectures and tutorials to students.
  2. Providing practical training in the laboratory and the field (through practical field trips and study tours, as well as community outreach programmes that involve problem identification, analysis and proposed solution of development challenges of communities).
  3. Attachment of students to relevant industries, research institutions and medical/environmental establishments.

Undergraduate programmes

  • BSc Applied Biology

Facilities

  • Lecture space
  • Lecturers offices
  • Laboratories and equipment

ACADEMIC STAFF

Dr. James Owusu-Kwarteng

kwarteng

Name : Dr. James Owusu-Kwarteng

Job Title : Senior Lecturer and Head of Department

Address :

University for Development Studies
Faculty of Applied Sciences

Department of Applied Biology
P. O. Box 24, Navrongo-Campus, Ghana


E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cell Phone : +233 209265738
Skype :james.owusu.kwarteng

Brief Background of Academic Qualification :

  • 2013 Ph.D. University of Ghana & University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2009 M.Phil. University of Ghana, Legon-Accra
  • 2006 BSc. (Hon.) University for Development Studies, Tamale

Areas of Research Interest:

Dr. James Owusu-Kwarteng is a Food Scientist working in the broad areas of Applied microbiology and biotechnology. He has specific interest in food fermentation as a processing method for value addition to agri-food products, Microbial ecology of foods, microbial metabolites, Anntimicrobial resistance in food microorganisms, food safety, Quality Assurance in Food processing and value chain approaches to linkages between agriculture and nutrition. He has been involved in several DANIDA sponsored projects including:

  1. Preserving African Food Microorganisms for Green Growth
  2. Capability Building for Research and Quality Assurance in African Traditional Fermented Foods in West Africa and
  3. Value-added processing of underutilised savanna tree seeds for improved food security and income generation in West Africa

Selected Publications

  1. F. Akabanda, J. Owusu-Kwarteng, K. Tano-Debrah, C. Parkouda, L. Jespersen (2014). The Use of Lactic Acid Bacteria Starter Culture inthe Production of Nunu, a Spontaneously Fermented Milk Product in Ghana. International Journal of Food Science, 2014, 1-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/721067
  2. J. Owusu-Kwarteng , R. O. Nanewortor, F. Akabanda (2014). Survival of acid-adapted Salmonella typhimuriumin fermented millet and acidified broth at different storage temperatures. Food Science and Quality Management24: 24-31.http://www.iiste.org
  3. J. Owusu-Kwarteng and F. Akabanda (2014). Soybean fortification of maasa: a Ghanaian traditional millet-based fermented cake. Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 8(1): 2733-2738. http://www.cjpas.net
  4. J. Owusu-Kwarteng and F. Akabanda (2013). Applicability of nixtamalization in the processing of millet-based maasa, a fermented food in Ghana. Journal of Food Research 2(1): 59-65. dx.doi.org/10.5539/jfr.v2n1p59
  5. J. Owusu-Kwarteng , K. Tano-Debrah, F. Akabanda, D. S. Nielsen, L. Jespersen (2013). Partial characterization of bacteriocins produced byLactobacillus reuteri 2-20B and Pediococcus acidilactici 0-11A isolated from fura, a millet-based fermented food in Ghana. Journal of Food Research 2(1): 50-58.dx.doi.org/10.5539/jfr.v2n1p50
  6. F. Akabanda, J. Owusu-Kwarteng, K. Tano-Debrah, R. L. K. Glover, D. S. Nielsen, L. Jespersen (2013). Taxonomic and molecular characterization of lactic acid bacteria and yeasts in nunu, a Ghanaian fermented milk product. Food Microbiology 34: 277-285. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2012.09.025
  7. L. L. Pedersen, J. Owusu-Kwarteng, L. Thorsen, L. Jespersen (2012). Biodiversity and probiotic potential of yeasts isolated from fura, a West African spontaneously fermented cereal. International Journal of Food Microbiology 159: 144-151. doi:10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2012.08.016
  8. J. Owusu-Kwarteng , F. Akabanda, D. S. Nielsen, K. Tano-Debrah, R. L. K. Glover, L. Jespersen (2012). Identification of lactic acid bacteria isolated during traditional fura processing in Ghana. Food Microbiology 32: 72-78. doi:10.1016/j.fm.2012.04.010. Available online at www.elsevier.com/locate/fm
  9. F. Akabanda, J. Owusu-Kwarteng, R. L. K. Glover, K. Tano-Debrah (2010). Microbiological characteristics of Ghanaian traditional fermented milk product, nunu. Nature and Science 8 (9): 178-187. Available online at http://www.sciencepub.net/nature
  10. J. Owusu-Kwarteng , K. Tano-Debrah, R. L. K. Glover, F. Akabanda (2010). Process characteristics and microbiology of fura produced in Ghana. Nature and Science 8(8): 41-51. Available online at http://www.sciencepub.net/nature
  11. James Owusu-Kwarteng , Kwaku Tano-Debrah, Fortune Akabanda, Lene Jespersen (2014). ‘Technological and probiotic properties of Lactobacillus fermentum isolated from fura, a West-African fermented millet, a poster presentation made at the International Union of Microbiological Societies Congress in Montreal, Canada from 27th July to 1st August, 2014. Abstract number BAM-PW1018.
  12. L. L. Pedersen, J. Owusu-Kwarteng, L. Thorsen, L. Jespersen (2011). ‘Biodiversity and health benefits of yeasts isolated from fura- a West African fermented cereal based product’, plenary lecture (I-O-05) delivered at the 29th International Specialised Symposium on Yeasts (ISSY) held at Guadalajara, Mexico from 29th August to 2nd September, 2011.
  13. J. Owusu-Kwarteng , K. Tano-Debrah, R. L. K. Glover, F. Akabanda, D.S. Nielsen, L. Jespersen (2010). Diversity of Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated from Fura Produced in Ghana’, poster presentation made at the 22 nd International ICFMH symposium, Foodmicro 2010, on ‘Microbial behavior in the food chain’ held at the Bella Center in the Oresund region, Denmark from 30th Aug, to 3rd Sep, 2010. Published in the book of abstracts (Abstract number PEA 1.36).
  14. F. Akabanda, K. Tano-Debrah, R. L. K. Glover, J. Owusu-Kwarteng, D.S. Nielsen, L. Jespersen (2010). ‘Microbiological Study of nunu, a spontaneously fermented milk in Ghana’, poster presentation made at the 22 nd International ICFMH symposium, Foodmicro 2010, on ‘Microbial behavior in the food chain’ held at the Bella Center in the Oresund region, Denmark from 30th August to 3rd September, 2010. Published in the book of abstracts (Abstract number PEA 1.37).
  15. Captain-Esoah, M., Owusu-Kwarteng, J., Bonu-Ire, M., Akabanda, F., Donkor, M. N., Dakorah, E. A., Frempong, K. K., Vereigh, F. B. D., Dadzie, S., Appawu, M. and Boakye, D. A. Response of Mosquitoes to Ovitraps Set In Different Coloured Containers at their Natural Breeding Sites and The Bio-Insecticidal Activity of Bacillus Spp On Mosquito Larvae. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) 64th Annual Conference October 25-29, 2015 Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Subjects Taught

  • BIO 437: Food and Beverages Biotechnology
  • BIO 335: Enzyme Biotechnology
  • BIO 435: Advanced Food Microbiology
  • BIO 336: Introduction to Indigenous fermented foods
  • BIO 231: Basic Microbiology
  • BIO 436: Environmental Biotechnology
  • BIO 334: Industrial Microbiology
  • BIO 226: Quantitative Methods
  • FPT 303: Quality Assurance in Food Processing

Dr. Isaac Sackey

sackey

Name: Dr. Isaac Sackey

Position: Senior Lecturer and Dean

Address : University for Development Studies
Faculty of Applied Sciences

Department of Applied Biology
P. O. Box 24, Navrongo-Campus, Ghana


E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone : +233 (0)249106150/ 203865191

Academic Qualification

  • PhD. University of Bradford, UK
  • MPhil. University of Ghana, Legon
  • BSc, Dip. Ed. University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

Areas of Teaching Interest

Plant Sciences and Ecology

Areas of Research Interest

Plant Sciences and Ecology

Selected Publications

  1. Angyiereyiri, E. D., Sackey, I. and Bonu-Ire, M. S. T. (2015). Survey on Arthropod Ectoparasites on Goats and Domestic Fowls in Vunania, Navrongo, Ghana. Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 9(2): 3371-3377.
  2. A-W. M. Imoro, V. R. Barnes and I. Sackey (2015) Litter Production and Decomposition of Different Baobab ( Adansonia Digitata. L.) Stands In Savanna Parkland of Northern Ghana. Canadian Journal of Pure And Applied Sciences. Vol.9. No. 3 Pp 3585-3593.
  3. Sackey I , W.H.G. Hale And A-W. M. Imoro (2012) Fire and Population Dynamics of woody Plant species in a Guinea Savanna vegetation in Mole National Park, Ghana: Matrix Model Projections. Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences. Vol.6. No. 1 Pp 1749-1758
  4. Sackey I , W. M. Kpikpi And A-W. M. Imoro (2011). Ecological Studies in the Iture Estuary mangrove forest in Ghana. Journal of The Ghana Science Association. Vol. 13. No.2. Pp 37- 44

 Bonu-Ire Martin S.T.

bonuire

Name: BONU-IRE Martin S.T

Position: Lecturer

Tel: +223 (0) 203 229 906 / +223 (0) 244 641 118

E-mail Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Academic Qualification

  • [1998-2001]: University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana (M.Phil Entomolgy)
  • [1991-1996]: University of Cape Coast, Ghana (BSc. Zoology & Dip. Education)
  • [1989-1990]: Tarkwa Secondary School, Tarkwa, Ghana (G.C.E. Advanced Level)
  • [1981-1985]: Nandom Secondary school, Nandom, Ghana (G.C.E. Ordinary Level)

Thesis

  1. Evaluation on some Biological Control agents of the Larger Grain Borer, Prostephanus truncatus (Hon) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae). A Thesis submitted to the University of Ghana, Legon for the award of Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) Degree in Entomology.
  2. Impact of Aqueous Neem kernel (Azadiachta indica) Extract on the Population Complex of Stem borers of Maize (Zea mays L): A Dissertation submitted to the University of Cape Coast, in Partial fulfillment for the degree in BSc. (Hons.) Zoology.

Areas of Teaching Interest

  • Entomology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pest and Vector Management
  • Chordate Biology
  • Comparative Anatomy and Physiology
  • Wildlife Management and Conservation

Areas of Research Interest

  • Biological Control of Pests
  • Stored Products Entomology
  • Insecticides Science

Selected Publications

  1. Anankware JP, Obeng-Ofori D, Afreh –Nuamah K, Oluwole FA, Bonu-Ire M.S.T (2013) Triple-Layer Hermetic Storage:A Novel Approach Against Prostephanus Truncatus (Horn) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) and SitophilusZeamais (Mot) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Entomol Ornithol Herpetol 2: 113.doi:10.4172/2161-0983.1000113
  2. Jacob P. Anankware and Bonu-Ire M.S.T: (2013). Seed Viability And Oxygen Depletion Rate Of Hermetically Stored Maize Infested By Major Insect Pests. E-ISSN: 2310-953X / P-ISSN: 2311-0228, 4 (1), 2013: 13-19
  3. Jacob P. Anankware and Bonu- Ire Martin S.T.2 (2013). Cost Benefit Analysis of the Triple- layer Hermitic Bag in Maize Storage. Global Journal of Multidisciplinary and Applied Sciences. Available online at www.gjmas.com. ©2013GJMAS Journal-2013-1-2/47-51ISSN xxxx-xxxx ©2013 GJMAS
  4. Angyiereyiri, E. D., Sackey, I. and Bonu-Ire, M. S. T. (2015). Survey on Arthropod Ectoparasites on Goats and Domestic Fowls in Vunania, Navrongo, Ghana. Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 9(2): 3371-3377.
  5. Bonu-Ire, M. S. T., Captain-Esoah, M. and Dakorah, E. A. Predation and Parasitisation of Prostephanus truncatus byTeretrius nigrescens and Anisopteromalus calandrae respectively under controlled environmental conditions. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, Hong Kong. (Accepted for publication).
  6. Bonu-Ire, M. S. T. and Captain-Esoah, M. Fundamentals of Medical Parasitology. First Edition (2015). University Printing Press, Cape Coast. ISBN: 978-9988-2-1295-7, pp 1-101.

Dr. Fortune Akabanda

Name : Dr. Fortune Akabanda

Job Title : Lecturer

Address : University for Development Studies, Box 24, Navrongo campus.

Email- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone number : +233 209087076

Brief Background of Academic Qualification:

  • Ph.D. (Food Science) University of Ghana & University of Copenhagen 2014
  • MPhil. (Food Science) University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana 2009
  • BSc. Honors (Applied Biology) University For Development Studies 2006

Area of Research Interest:

  • Food science
  • Food Microbiology
  • Biotechnology

Selected Publications:

  1. F. Akabanda, J. Owusu-Kwarteng, K. Tano-Debrah, C. Parkouda and L. Jespersen.The Use of Lactic Acid Bacteria Starter Culture in the Production of Nunu, a Spontaneously Fermented Milk Product in Ghana.International Journal of Food Science, 2014.
  2. F. Akabanda, J. Owusu-Kwarteng, K. Tano-Debrah , R. L.K. Glover, D. S. Nielsen, L. Jespersen. Taxonomic and molecular characterization of lactic acid bacteria and yeasts innunu, a Ghanaian fermented milk product.Food Microbiology 34 (2013) 277-283.
  3. J. Owusu-Kwarteng, F. Akabanda, D. S. Nielsen, K. Tano-Debrah R. L.K. Glover, L. Jespersen.Identification of lactic acid bacteria isolated during traditional fura processing in Ghana.Food Microbiology 32 (2012) 72-78.
  4. J. Owusu-Kwarteng, K. Tano-Debrah, F. Akabanda, D. S. Nielsen, L. Jespersen.Partial Characterization of Bacteriocins Produced by Lactobacillus reuteri 2-20B and Pediococcus acidilactici 0-11A Isolated from Fura, a Millet-Based Fermented Food in Ghana.Journal of Food Research; Vol. 2, No. 1; 2013.
  5. J. Owusu-Kwarteng and F. Akabanda. Soybean fortification of maasa: a Ghanaian fermented millet-based cake.Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, Vol. 8, 2733-2738, 2014.
  6. F. Akabanda, J. Owusu-Kwarteng, R. L. K. Glover, K. Tano-Debrah. Microbiological Characteristics of Ghanaian Traditional Fermented Milk Product, Nunu. Nature and Science, 2010.
  7. J. Owusu-Kwarteng, K. Tano-Debrah, R. L. K. Glover, F. Akabanda. Process Characteristics and Microbiology of Fura Produced inGhana. Nature and Science, 2010; 8(8):41-51.
  8. J. Owusu-Kwarteng, F. Akabanda, R. L. K. Glover.Effect of soybean fortification on fermentation characteristics and consumer acceptability of Hausa koko, a Ghanaian fermented porridge. Journal of Applied Biosciences, 2010; 28: 1712 – 1717.ISSN 1997–5902.

Subjects Taught:

  • Animal diversity
  • Food microbiology
  • Advanced food microbiology
  • Introduction to indigenous fermented foods
  • Environmental microbiology

 Emmanuel O. Kombat

kombat

Name: Emmanuel O. Kombat

Position: Assistant Lecturer

Address : Department of Applied Biology, UDS, Navrongo campus

Telephone: +223 (0) 203 371 604 / +223 (0) 243 464 403

E-mail Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Academic Qualification

  • [2010-2012]: University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana (MPhil Fisheries Science)
  • [2003-2007]: University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana (BSc Applied Biology)
  • [2000-2002]: Tamale Senior Secondary School, Tamale, Ghana (SSSCE)

Thesis

  • Effects of sewage pollution, handling, processing and storage on the microbiological quality of two small marine pelagic fishes landed in Accra and Tema, Ghana. MPhil Thesis, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
  • Prevalence of urinary schistosomiasis in pupils of Tono Primary School in Navrongo, Ghana. BSc Dissertation, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana

Areas of Teaching Interest

  • Fisheries Biology
  • Aquaculture
  • Limnology
  • Chordate Biology
  • Comparative Anatomy and Physiology
  • Aquatic Ecology

Current Research Interest

  • The biology and ecology of fish in irrigation dams
  • Plankton diversity, abundance and distribution in irrigation dams
  • Antibiotics resistant bacteria in the gut and gills of cultured tilapias
  • The use of garlic (Allium sativum) and ginger (Zingiber officinale) in fish preservation

Current Publications

  1. Adazabra, A. N., Kombat, E. O. and Fletcher, J. J. (2014). Parameterization of Non-Essential Heavy Metals Concentration in Different Tissues of Inland Commercial Fish, Oreochromis niloticus from Vea Dam, Bolgatanga, Northern Ghana. International Journal of Current research and Academic Review; 2(7): 247- 258
  2. Adetunde, L. A., Sackey, I., Kombat, E. O. and Issah, N. (2014). Antimicrobial Activities of Heated Extracts of Garlic ( Allium sativum) and Ginger (Zingiber officinale) on Some Selected Pathogens. Nature and Science; 12(3):121-126
  3. Nunoo, F. K.E. and Kombat, E. O. (2013). Analysis of the Microbiological Quality of Processed Engraulis encrasicolus and Sardinella aurita Obtained from Processing Houses and Retail Markets in Accra and Tema, Ghana. World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences; 5 (6): 686-692
  4. Kombat, E. O., Nunoo, F. K. E., Ampofo, J. A. and Addo, P. G. A. (2013). Effects of environmental conditions on the microbiological quality of two small marine pelagic fishes landed in Accra and Tema, Ghana. Archives of Applied Science Research, 5(2): 180 – 188
  5. Alhassan, E., Agbemava, S. E., Adoo, N. A., Agbodemegbe, V. Y., Bansah, C. Y., Della, R., Appiah, G. I., Kombat, E. O. and Nyarko, B. J. B. (2011). Determination of Trace Elements in Ghanaian Shea Butter and Shea Nut by Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA). Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 3(1): 22 - 25.

Conferences, Seminars and Workshops Attended

  1. 4th – 5th September, 2013: Presented a paper at the ICEIR-UDS Inter-Faculty Lecture series held in Nyankpala campus. Title of Paper: Length-weight relationship and condition factor of three Cichlids from the Tono Irrigation Dam in Navrongo, Ghana
  2. 5th – 7th January, 2011: Workshop on Frontier Estimation: Theory and Application Organized by the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
  3. 20th October – 5th November, 2010: FAO/UG International Training Course on Fisheries Data Colletion and Statistics at the Department of Oceanography and Fisheries, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

Consulting Assignment

June – August, 2015: Consulting services for SNV Netherlands Development Organisation for the preparation of the national sardinella value chain report funded by USAID/Ghana for the implementation of a Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP)

Angyiereyiri, Elijah Dakorah

angyiereyiri

Name : Angyiereyiri, Elijah Dakorah

Position : Assistant Lecturer

Academic qualifications

  1. MPhil (Entomology) University of Ghana
  2. BSc (Applied Biology) University For Development Studies

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mobile: +233-246675508

Courses Lectured:

  • Animal Behaviour
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Pest and Vector Management
  • Basic Entomology
  • Principles of Animal Development
  • General Biology

Research activities

  1. Survey on ectoparasites affecting chickens in Bonia and Korania communities of Kassena-Nankana East Municipal Assembly.
  2. Retrospective assessment of prevalence of malaria in children under five years reporting at Lawra District Hospital in the Upper West Region of Ghana from 2012-first quarter of 2015
  3. Prevalence of lymphatic filariasis among the active working population of Adabinsa and Azuwure in the Bulsa North District following 6-10 rounds of mass drug administration.
  4. Some ecological aspects and traditional ecological knowledge on Platostoma africanum in northern Ghana.
  5. Comparative efficacy of adult mosquito control measures in Korania, Navrongo in the Kassena-Nankana Municipal of Upper East Region of Ghana.
  6. Survey on snail intermediate hosts of schistosomiasis in Tono irrigation scheme and dams in and around Navrongo
  7. Assessment of drains for mosquito larval development in Tamale during the dry season
  8. Baseline mapping of mosquito breeding sites during the dry season in Navrongo township in the Kassena-Nankana East Municipal of Upper East Region, Ghana
  9. Assessment of soil-transmitted helminthes in Gia community among age 1 -25 years.
  10. Impact of mass drug administration on the transmission of lymphatic filariasis in Tono irrigation area in Navrongo, Upper East Region of Ghana
  11. Survey on arthropod ectoparasites on goats and domestic fowls in Vunania, Navrongo in the Upper East Region of Ghana.

Research interests

  1. Vector biology and ecology
  2. Vector-borne diseases epidemiology and control
  3. Veterinary and medical entomology
  4. Agricultural pests and their management
  5. Public health advocacy
  6. Environmental sanitation and hygiene/environmental health

Publications

  1. Bonu-Ire, M. S. T., Captain-Esoah, M. and Angyiereyiri, E. D. (2015). Predation and Parasitisation of Prostephanus truncatus by Teretrius nigrescens and Anisopteromalus calandrae respectively under controlled environmental conditions. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, Hong Kong. (Accepted for publication).
  2. Angyiereyiri, E. D. , Appawu,M., Dadzie, S., Boakye,D. A. and Otoo, S. (2015). Impact of Mass Drug Administration (MDA) on the Transmission of Lymphatic Filariasis in Tono Irrigation area in Navrongo, Ghana. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, 5(9): 68 – 76. Hong Kong.
  3. Angyiereyiri, E. D. , Sackey, I. and Bonu-Ire, M. S. T. (2015). Survey on Arthropod Ectoparasites on Goats and Domestic Fowls in Vunania, Navrongo, Ghana. Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 9(2): 3371-3377, Canada.
  4. Angyiereyiri, E. D. (2012). (M. Phil Thesis). Impact of mass drug administration on the transmission of lymphatic filariasis in Tono irrigation area in Navrongo, Ghana. University of Ghana Library, Accra, Ghana.
  5. Angyiereyiri, E. D. , Boakye, D. A. and Appawu, M. (2012). Abstract: Impact of mass drug administration on the transmission of lymphatic filariasis in Tono irrigation area in Navrongo - in the Book of Abstracts of the 17th Colloquium of the Faculty of Science, University of Ghana, Legon, (March, 2012). pp. 38.
  6. Angyiereyiri, E. D. , Sackey, I. and Bonu-Ire, M. S. T. (2015). Survey and mapping of mosquito breeding sites in Tono Irrigation area using global positioning system (GPS).

Conference Paper

Captain-Esoah, M., Bonu-Ire M. S. T., Angyiereyiri, E. D., Ekuful, B., Asante, A. A., Frempong, K. K., Vereih, F. B. D., Chabi, J., Adabie-Gomez, D. and Boakye, D. A. (2014). Biting cycles of yellow fever and malaria vectors in UDS Navrongo campus in the Upper East Region of Ghana. 63 rd American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Conference, Nov. 2 – 6, New Orleans, LA – USA.

Adetunde Lawrence Adelani

 adetunde

Name : ADETUNDE LAWRENCE ADELANI

Job Title : LECTURER

Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone no: +233245370898, +233267400284

Brief Background of Academic Qualification

  • B.Sc MICROBIOLOGY (1992). University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • M.Sc MICROBIOLOGY (1998). University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Area of Research Interest

  • Monitoring of water quality
  • Microbiology of water and wastewater treatment
  • Medical microbiology
  • Antibacterial activities of traditional medicinal plants
  • Bioremediation and biodegradation of toxic chemicals

Selected Publications

  1. Adetunde I A, Oniludde A A and Adetunde L A, (2010): Effect of Particulate Materials on Lactic Fermentation of New Local White Variety Cassava “BIANBASSE” Using Both Spontaneous and Starter Cultures. African Journal of Microbiology Research. Vol.4 no. 1 pp 045-050. 4th January, 2010.
  2. Adetunde L A and Onilude A A (2010): Comparison of the Effect of Particulate Materials and some Osmoregulators on Lactic Fermentation of New Local White Variety Cassava “BIANBASSE” Using both Spontaneous and Starter Cultures. African Journal of Microbiology Research Vol.4 no.1 pp 1480-1485 18th July,2010
  3. Adetunde L A and Glover R L K (2010): Bacteriological Quality of Bore-hole Water used by Students of University for Development Studies, Navrongo Campus in Upper East Region of Ghana. Current Research Journal of Biological Science Vol.2 (6) pp 361-364,2010
  4. Adetunde L A, Glover R L K and Oguntola G O (2011): Assessment of the Ground Water Quality in Ogbomoso Township of Oyo State of Nigeria. International Journal of Research and Reviews in Applied Sciences Vol 8 no.1 pp 115-122. July,2011
  5. Adetunde L A and Glover R K L(2011):Evaluation of bacteriological quality of drinking water used by selected secondary schools in Navrongo in Kassena-Nankana district of Upper East Region of Ghana.Prime Journal of Microbiology Research. Vol. 1(3), pp 47-51)
  6. Adetunde L A, Glover R K L, Oliver Awo and Quarshie Albert (2011):Review of HAEMAGLUTININ ONE NEURAMINIDASE ONE A (H1N1) a.k.a. Swine Flu Pandemic from April 2009 to June 2011.International Journal of Research in Biological Sciences Vol. 1(4) pp52- 58.2011
  7. Adetunde L. A, Glover, R. L. K , Oliver Awo and Samuel Twum (2011):Source and Distribution of Microbial Contamination on Beef and Chevon in Navrongo, KassenaNankana District of Upper East Region in Ghana.Journal of Animal Production Advances Vol.1(1) pp21- 28.2011
  8. Adetunde L A, Glover R L K and Oliver Awo (2011): On the investigation of Candida Albicans Infections among Teenagers (Between the Ages of 13-19) Reporting at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) with Vaginal Discharge Problems. International Journal of Research in Environmental Sciences and Technology Vol.1 (4) pp 47-51.2011
  9. Adetunde L A,I .Sackey, E O.Kombat and N. Issah (2014):Antimicrobial activities of heated extracts of Garlic (Allium sativum) and Ginger (Zingiberofficinale) on some selected pathogens. Nature and Science 2014;12(3):121-126.
  10. Adetunde L A, I. Sackey and Kusi Bright (2014):prevalence of bacterial meningitis in pediatric patients and antibiotic sensitivity pattern at KomfoAnokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences March – April 2014 Rjpbcs 5(2):11-18.
  11. Adetunde L A, I. Sackey and DenkyiBismark (2014): Effects of mining activities on the quality of drinking water in Obuasi Mine area and its environs in Ashanti Region Of Ghana. International Journal of Marine, Atmospheric & Earth Sciences, 2014, 2(1): 1-10.
  12. Adetunde L A, I. Sackey, Batuu B. Elvis and Awonong Edith Afarawoye (2014): Bacteriological Quality Of Sachet Water Produced And Sold In The Bolgatanga Municipal In The Upper East Region of Ghana.International Journal of Modern Social Sciences, 2014, 3(1): 36-43.
  13. Adetunde L A, Sackey I. and OwusuAsamoah- WIH A.(2014): Assessing the efficiency of HBsAg as a marker for screening voluntary donors at the War Memorial Hospital- Navrongo, Ghana. Sky Journal of Microbiology Research, 2014, Vol. 2(1), pp. 52 – 58.
  14. Md Vincent Ninkuu*, Lawrence AdelaniAdetunde ,Anabia Carlos Nsoh,Michael Guri and Akuffo Brown Asare (2015): Assessment of Bacteriological Quality of Tono and Vea Dams Water in the Upper East Region, Ghana. British Microbiology Research Journal7(1):10-17, 2015, Article no.BMRJ.2015.090ISSN: 2231-0886
  15. Adetunde L A, I. Sackey1, D. Dominic Dombiri1and Zakaria W. Mariama (2014):Potential links between irrigation water microbiological quality and fresh vegetables quality in Upper East Region of Ghana subsistence farming.Annual Research & Review in Biology 6(6): 347-354, 2015, Article no.ARRB.2015.094 ISSN: 2347-565X

Subjects Taught

  • BIO 206- Quantitative Methods
  • BIO 201- Basic Microbiology I
  • BIO 202- Basic Microbiology Ii
  • BIO 331 - Environmental Microbiology
  • BIO 332- Medical Microbiology I
  • BIO 433- Medical Microbiology Ii
  • BIO 431- Microbial Ecology
  • BIO 432- Immunology
  • BIO 333- Food Microbiology
  • BIO 334- Industrial Microbiology

  

Eunice Essel

essel

Name: Eunice Essel

Job title : Lecturer

Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telephone : 233 243928898

Academic Qualification : MPhil Botany (Plant Genetics) from University of Ghana and BSc. Applied Biology from University for Development Studies, Tamale.

Research Interests :

  1. Mutation breeding in crop plants using physical and chemical mutagens.
  2. Genetic resource preservation of common food seed crops in northern Ghana.
  3. Candida and bacteria related vagina infection research.

Selected Publications :

  1. Essel E, Asante IK, Laing E. Effect of colchicine treatment on seed germination, plant growth and yield traits of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.Walp). Canadian Journal of pure and Applied Sciences. Accepted for volume 9, issue number 3, Oct 2015.
  2. Essel E, Amenga-Etego L, Quaye SL. A case study of the incidence and risk factors of vaginal candidiasis in a girl’s senior high school in Bolgatanga, Ghana. Int J Health Sci Res. 2014; 4 (7):212-217.

Subjects Taught : Genetics I & II, Cell Structure and Function, Morphology and Anatomy of Higher Plants, Biology of Seedless Plants

Kwaku Appiah-Kubi

kubi

Name : Kwaku Appiah-Kubi

Position : Lecturer

Contact: Department of Applied Biology, UDS

Telephone : 00233541351046/008618205041570

E-mail: gmail.com%20/%This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Academic Qualifications:

  • [2007-2009]; University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana (Master of Philosophy Degree In Zoology)
  • [2000-2004]; University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana (Bachelor of Science Degree In Zoology)
  • [1995-1997]; Prempeh College, Kumasi, Ghana (Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination).

Thesis

Assessment of the Community Directed Treatment (Comdt) Method of Lymphatic Filariasis Control in the Biu Community of the Kassena-Nankana District of Ghana.

Areas of Teaching Interest

Parasitology, Molecular Biology and Animal Biology.

Areas of Research Interest

Virulent Proteins of Parasites, Cell Signal Transductions, Immunodiagnosis of Parasitic Diseases

Selected Publications

  1. Aaron N. Adazabra, K. Appiah - Kubi, Samul A. Bamford, (2013). Multielement Analysis Of Fresh Tomatoes Produced At The Tono Irrigation Scheme By Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Volume 4(8): 880-884
  2. Adazabra, A.N., Ntiforo, A., Appiah-Kubi, K., (2012). Compositional Elemental Analysis of Some Core Herbal Plants Used In Northern Ghana By Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis. Der PharmaChemica 4(5):1962-1968
  3. Donkor, A-M, Glover, R. L.K., Addae D., AppiahKubi,K., (2013). Estimating the Nutritional Value of the Leaves of Moringa Oleifera on Poultry. Food And Nutrition Sciences,4(11):1077-1083.

  

CAPTAIN-ESOAH, Millicent

esoah

Name: CAPTAIN-ESOAH, Millicent

Position: Lecturer

Telephone: +223 (0) 202456958 / +223 (0) 244 895151

E-mail Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Academic Qualification

  • [2008-2010]: University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana (M.Phil Entomolgy)
  • [2002-2006]: University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana (BSc. Applied Biology with Environmental Science)
  • [1996-1999]: Foso Training College, Assin Foso, Ghana (Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’ )
  • [1991-1995]: Nsein Secondary School, Nsein, Ghana (SSCE)

Thesis

  1. Determination of Potential Yellow fever Vectors in the Paga Community in the Kassena-Nankana District, Upper East Region of Ghana. A Thesis submitted to the University of Ghana, Legon for the award of Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) Degree in Entomology.
  2. A Survey of Ectoparasites on Domestic Fowls (Gallus gallus domesticus) and Guinea Fowls (Numida meleagris) in Gognia Community in the Kassena-Nankana District of the Upper East Region: A Project work submitted to the University for Development Studies, in Partial fulfillment for the degree in BSc. Applied Biology with Environmental Science.

Areas of Teaching Interest

  • Entomology
  • Tropical and Applied Parasitology
  • Advanced Integrated Science
  • Pest and Vector Management

Areas of Research Interest

  • Medical Entomology
  • Vector Biology
  • Medical Parasitology
  • Epidemiology

Selected Publications

  1. Captain-Esoah, M., Dadzie, S., Kyorku, C. A., Adabie-Gomez, D., Appawu, M., and Boakye, D. A. The ecology of potential yellow fever vectors in the Paga Community, Kassena-Nankana District, Upper East Region of Ghana. Journal of the Ghana Science Association, vol 15. No 2, 2014. Pp 72-83.
  1. Arhin E., Boadi S., and Captain-Esoah, M. Identifying Pathfinder elements from termite mound samples for gold exploration in regolith complex terrain of the Lawra belt NW Ghana. Elsevier. Journal of African Earth Science. Vol 109 (2015) 143 – 153. Available online at http:// dx. Doi.org/10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.05.022 1464-343X/©2015 Elsevier Ltd.
  1. Bonu-Ire, M. S. T., Captain-Esoah, M. and Dakorah, E. A. Predation and Parasitisation of Prostephanus truncatus byTeretrius nigrescens and Anisopteromalus calandrae respectively under controlled environmental conditions. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, Hong Kong. (Accepted for publication).
  1. Bonu-Ire, M. S. T. and Captain-Esoah, M. Fundamentals of Medical Parasitology. First Edition (2015). Editor: D.A.M. Adabie-Gomez . University Printing Press, Cape Coast. ISBN: 978-9988-2-1295-7, Pg 1-101.

Conference Papers

  1. Captain Hall, M., Kyorku, C. A., Appawu, M., Dadzie, S., and Boakye, D. A. Potential yellow fever vectors and their ecology in the Paga Community in the Kassena-Nankana District, Upper East Region of Ghana. 59th American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Conference, November 3-7, 2010.Atlanta Georgia- USA.
  2. Captain-Esoah, M. , Bonu-Ire, M., Dakorah, E. A., Frempong, K. K., Vereigh, F. B. D., Chabi, J. and Boakye, D. A. Bitting cycles of yellow fever and malaria vectors on UDS Navrongo campus in the Upper East Region of Ghana. 63rd American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Conference, November 2-6, 2014.New Orleans, LA- USA.
  3. Captain-Esoah, M., Owusu-Kwarteng, J., Bonu-Ire, M., Akabanda, F., Donkor, M. N., Dakorah, E. A., Frempong, K. K., Vereigh, F. B. D., Dadzie, S., Appawu, M. and Boakye, D. A. Response of Mosquitoes to Ovitraps Set In Different Coloured Containers at their Natural Breeding Sites and The Bio-Insecticidal Activity of Bacillus Spp On Mosquito Larvae. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) 64th Annual Conference October 25-29, 2015 Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (Accepted for Presentation)

Dr. Mark Owusu-Frimpong

frimpong

Name : Dr M. Owusu-Frimpong

Job Title : Senior Lecturer

Address : Department of Applied Biology, UDS, Navrongo campus

Telephone :

Email :

Education

  • B.Sc. (Biological Sciences); UST, Kumasi, Ghana
  • M.Sc. (Aquaculture), UST, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Ph.D. (Aquaculture), Mississippi State University, USA

Areas of teaching :

  • Aquaculture and Fisheries

Research Interest :

  • Fish Reproductive Biology and Hatchery Management
  • Fish Genetics: Chromosome set and genome manipulation
  • Development of new cultivable species for freshwater aquaculture
  • Fishery Management and Conservation
  • Aquaculture and Fishery Policy Planning
  • Aquaculture-Irrigation Integration

Selected publications :

  1. Owusu-Frimpong, M. And Nijjhar, B. (1981). Induced Sex Reversal in Tilapia nilotica (Cichlidae) with methyl-testosterone. Hydrobiologia, 78:157-160.
  2. Owusu-Frimpong, M. (1987). Breeding Behavioural Pattern of the Lake Fish Tilapia discolour Gunther (Teleostei, Cichlidae) in captivity. J. Fish Biology 30:1-5.
  3. Owusu-Frimpong, M. And Hargreaves, J. A. (2000). Incidence of conjoined Twins in Tilapia after Thermal shock Induction of Polyploidy. Aquaculture Research 31:421-426.
  4. Owusu-Frimpong, M., Ampofo-Yeboah, A. And Abache, G. (2014) Breeding and Evaluation of Tilapia guineensis (Cichlidae for Biological Mosquito Control in the Field: implications for Malaria Intervention. Journal of Ghana Science Association 15(2):1-12.

Grace Adzo Motey

motey

Name : Grace Adzo Motey

Job title : Lecturer

Tel: 233-24-4671637, 233-20-8376158

E -mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Academic Qualifications

  1. M.Phil. Botany (Mycology, Pathology and Microbiology), University Of Ghana, Legon
  2. B.Sc. (Hons) in Botany/Biochemistry. University of Ghana, Legon

Areas of Research Interest

  1. Probiotics in traditional fermented milk in Ghana
  2. Mycotoxin contamination in foods.
  3. Studies on Medicinal mushroom, (Pleurotus tuber-regium) in Ghana.

Subjects taught

  • Mycology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Basic Microbiology

Publications

  • Essilfie, M. K. and Motey, G. A. (2012). The Preliminary Phenetic classification of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L) Lam) varieties in Ghana Using Morphological and Storage Protein characters from SDS-PAGE. Ghana J. Sci (52): 51-59.
  • Motey GA, Odamtten GT, Akaho EHK and Opata NS. (2015). Elemental and Mycochemical Profile, Antimicrobial activities and Uses of the sclerotium of Pleurotus tuber regium, a medicinal mushroom in Ghana. Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences. 9 (3): 3535-3540.

ABDUL-WAHAB MBELAYIM IMORO

imoro

Name: Abdul-Wahab Mbelayim Imoro

Job title: Lecturer

Address: University For Development Studies

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Department of Applied Biology

Post Office Box 24,

Navrongo- UE/R- Ghana

Telephone: 0244097445/ 0261798936

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BRIEF BACKGROUND OF ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • MSC: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi- Ghana. -2005
  • BSc, Dip. (Ed): University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast-Ghana.-1997

AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST:

Plant Ecology, Silvicuture and Agro-Forestry.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

  1. A-W. M. Imoro, V. R. Barnes And I. Sackey (2015) Litter Production And Decomposition Of Different Baobab ( Adansonia Digitata. L.) Stands In A Savanna Parkland Of Northern Ghana. Canadian Journal Of Pure And Applied Sciences. Vol.9. No. 3 Pp 3585-3593.
  2. A-W. M. Imoro and V. R. Barnes (2013) Different densities of the Baobab (Adansonia Digitata. L) Trees: Structure and Impact on neighboring flora In Northern Ghana. Journal of Plant Sciences. Vol.1. No.4 Pp 81-91
  3. I. Sackey, W.H.G. Hale And A-W. M. Imoro (2012) Fire and Population dynamics of Woody plant species in a Guinea Savanna Vegetation in Mole National Park, Ghana: Matrix Model Projections. Canadian Journal Of Pure And Applied Sciences. Vol.6. No. 1 Pp 1749-1758
  4. I. Sackey, W. M. Kpikpi and A-W. M. Imoro (2011). Ecological studies in the Iture Estuary Mangrove Forest In Ghana. Journal of The Ghana Science Association. Vol. 13. No.2. Pp 37- 44

SUBJECTS TAUGHT :

  • Undergraduate Courses In:
  • Production Ecology
  • Principles Of Ecology
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Plant Physiology