Yearly Archives: 2018

FACS workshop

As a measure to strengthen the capacities to conduct cutting-edge immunological research on site, the KCCR was recently equipped with a modern multicolour Beckman Coulter Cytoflex S flow cytometer, which was funded by the German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF). A workshop was conducted on the 15th of November 2018 for KCCR scientists and students […]

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KCCR selected to participate in AREF Excell Researcher and Leadership Development Programme 2018

After a highly competitive process, Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and its four leading Scientists have been selected to participate in the Excell Researcher and Leadership Development Programme funded with a grant from the Robert Bosch Stiftung and run by the African Research Excellence Fund(AREF) of the […]

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Hepatitis B vaccination exercise

Hepatitis B Vaccination Exercise

A novel introduction in the Health and Safety Policy at KCCR was the compulsory Hepatitis B vaccine for everybody working in the KCCR laboratories and/or with blood and blood products. KCCR together with the Ghana Health Service organized the testing and immunization of all current staff at KCCR, which had not received the Hepatitis B […]

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Day of science

Day of Science

On the 16th November 2017 KCCR organized a “Day of Science” for which 70 children in the age of 8 and 13 from three different schools in Kumasi were invited. The aim was to encourage young children in science, to teach them about our work, infectious diseases and how to prevent them but also to […]

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Training In Malaria Diagnostics

Microscopy remains the most accessible method for parasite quantitation, classification of severity of malaria disease, for drug efficacy monitoring, and as a gold standard reference of assessing other diagnostic tools. The mismatch between quality and needs highlight the importance of the establishment of reliable standards and procedures for assessing and assuring quality. Constant training is […]

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Training in Line Probe Assays for Tuberculosis

As part of efforts by the Ghana National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP) to pilot the use of the short Multidrug Resistant (MDR) Tuberculosis treatment in Ghana, KCCR Scientists were trained in the Line Probe Assays (LPA) for the Anti-TB drugs from the 15th to 19th January 2018 by Specialists from Hain Lifescience. Similar training was conducted […]

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