Faculty of Applied Science (FAS)

The Dean

Dr. Samson A. Abagale

Education:

PhD. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

MSc. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

BSc. University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Area of Specialty:

Organic Chemistry (With substantial expectise in Chemical Ecology)

Research Interest:

APPLICATIONS OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY

-applying chemical ecological tools in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in crops and animal Pest Management/Control.

NATURAL PRODUCT/MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY RESEARCH

investigating/applying phyto-constituent activity from flora (or fauna material) in search for bioactive compounds, in-vivo/in-vitro testing for herbal medicines especially diabetes related.

investigating indigenous chemical products for value addition and chemical elucidation/documentation.

studies, validation and proposing underutilized indigenous alternative Human and animal Nutrition.

PESTICIDES/AGROCHEMICALS RESEARCH (for Crops/Environmental Protection)

-conducting baseline studies, and investigations of agrochemical pollutions/accumulation in food crops.

Honours & Awards:

Royal Society-LeverHulme Trust Africa Award (2011-2016)

Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMIR), Small grants for malaria research in Ghana (2015).

Current Research Projects/Interests:

STUDIES ON THE CHEMICAL ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF THE BANANA WEEVIL (Cosmopolites sordidus)

CHEMICAL ECOLOGICAL STUDIES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF Striga hermontica INFESTATION IN CEREALS

MOSQUITO REPELLENCY STUDIES USING NATURAL PRODUCTS

PHYTOCHEMICAL AND ANTI – HYPERGLYCEMIC USING PLANT EXTRACTS