4 Ghanaian scientists named among 29 African scientists awarded as future leaders
- 4 brilliant scientists from Ghana have been listed as part of 29 science experts who are future leaders in Africa
- The four scientists come from UHAS, UG and KNUST, all of which are universities in Ghana
- The four great Ghanaian scientists form part of the FLAIR's 2nd cohort set to undertake cutting-edge scientific research that will address global challenges in Africa
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Outstanding Ghanaian scientists who are four in number have been named as part of Africa's 29 brilliant scientists awarded as future leaders by the African Independent Research (FLAIR) Fellowship.
In a news report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Peacefmonline, the four great Ghanaian scientists form part of FLAIR's second cohort and are set to undertake cutting-edge scientific research that will address global challenges facing developing countries such as Ghana.
The list of four includes Bismarck Dinko, a scientist at the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), Edem Mahu & John Kuumuori Ganle, scientists at the University of Ghana (UG), and Philip Antwi-Agyei, of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST).
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The 2020 cohort of FLAIR funded scientists were selected from a competitive pool of more than 400 applicants over a wide range of fields.
All four Ghanaians selected have been given different projects to work on.
Dinko will investigate the growth processes of the malaria parasite using new molecular and histological tools whilst Mahu would work to provide scientific advice on Oyster fisheries in the Gulf of Guinea.
Antwi-Agyei will use mapping tools, soil samples and a community approach to determine how Climate Smart Agriculture might be best applied to Ghana and West Africa.
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Finally, Kuumuori Ganle will implement interventions to connect women with various services and assess the benefits.
In other news, Papa Owusu-Ankomah, Ghana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, has fully recovered from COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus weeks after getting infected.
It would be recalled that YEN.com.gh reported on April 10, 2020, that the Commissioner had tested positive for COVID-19 three days earlier.
His condition was not very mild as reports indicated that he had been put on a ventilator at an intensive care unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London.
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