As part of its core objectives, KCCR has been helping to build and inspire the capacity of the next generation of biomedical scientists through teaching and learning within the larger university. The centre has provided training to and continues to do so, having trained 22 PhDs and almost 40 MPhils, with 15 PhD candidates currently under training.

Below is a list of PhD candidates currently under the training of KCCR:

Jubin Osei Mensah
Course:  Clinical Microbiology
Thesis Title: Analysis of Genetic Polymorphisms of Cytokines in Disease Manifestations of Onchocerciasis

Sandra Baffour-Awuah
Course:  Entomology
Thesis Title:  Assessment of contribution of Bacillus sphaericus in malaria control: a community trial in Ghana, Kumasi

Daniel Antwi-Berko
Course: Clinical Microbiology
Thesis Title: Analysis of the immune-modulatory effects of Mansonella perstans infection associated with concomitant Mycobacterium ulcerans disease and tuberculosis infection in Ghana

Dorcas Ohui Owusu
Course:  Immunology
Thesis Title:  A study of cryonic HCV infection and recovery among healthy individuals – A cohort of HCV positive blood donors in Kumasi and communities in Obuasi municipality

Nana Yaa Awua-Boateng
Course:  Public Health
Thesis Title:  Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistance in children: Immunological profile, Genes Encoding, Assessment of Risk factors and policy Action for control in Kumasi, Ghana.

Aliyu Mohammed
Course:  Public Health
Thesis Title:  A mobile phone-based electronic health information and surveillance system for Africa:concept and pilot study

Samuel Nkansah Darko
Course:  Molecular Medicine
Thesis Title:  Biochemical profile and risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity in rural-urban Ghana and their counterparts in Europe

Kennedy Gyau Boahen
Course:  Clinical Microbiology
Thesis Title:  Molecular epidemiology of poultry-associated Salmonella enterica in the Kumasi Metropolis.

Philip El-Duah
Course:  Clinical Microbiology
Thesis Title:  Sero-prevalence of Coronavirus in humans and livestock: development and establishment of serological assays for understanding of disease transmission

Vitus Burimuah
Course:  Clinical Microbiology
Thesis Title:  Serological detection, molecular characterization and determinants of bovine coronavirus (BCV) infection in cattle, sheep and goats in Ghana

Yaw Oppong Frimpong
Course:  Clinical Microbiology
Thesis Title:  Coronavirus transmission: a case of human-livestock interaction and feed quality on bovine coronavirus transmission in Ghana

The MPhils in training:

Aloysius Dzigbordi Loglo
Course:  Immunology
Thesis Title:  Analysis of the vaccine potential of plasmid DNA encoding Mycolactone Polyketide Synthase domains in patients with Mycobacterium ulcerans disease

Mabel Sarpong Duah
Course:  Immunology
Thesis Title: Detection of viability markers of Mycobacterium ulcerans and their association with healing in Buruli ulcer patients

Jones Lamptey
Course:  Clinical Microbiology
Thesis Title: Prevalence and risk factors associated with Livestock Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LAMRSA) among swine and swine farmers in Ghana

Henry Hanson
Course: Parasitology
Thesis Title: In-vivo detection of Artemisinin Resistance in Agogo, Ghana

Bismark Opoku Appiah
Course: Zoology
Thesis Title: Morphological and genetic variability in Ghanaian populations of Noack’s leaf-nosed bat (Hipposideros aff. ruber) along a latitudinal gradient

Fatima Amponsah Fordjour
Course: Clinical Microbiology
Thesis Title: Impact of Ivermectin and Albendazole on the incidence of lymphatic filariasis in the Kasena-Nankana in the Upper East region

Priscilla Adjei-Kusi
Course: Mphil. Parasitology
Thesis Title: Host-Vector Interactions That Determine Transmission Of Schistosomiasis In Kumasi, Ghana

Daniel Sedohia
Course: Mphil Clinical Microbiology
Thesis Title: Phenotypic and Molecular Characterization of Klebsiella species and E. coli strains with Gentamicin Resistance from Children at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

Portia Boakye Okyere
Course: MPhil Mathematical Statistics
Thesis Title: Regression modelling of grouped survival data with application to diabetes mellitus data: A cohort study at Suntreso Government hospital, Kumasi-Ghana.(proposed)

Caleb Osei-wusu Sarfo
Course: MPH Health Education and Promotion
Thesis Title: The determinants of type II diabetes and hypertension among people living with HIV/AIDS in the Kumasi sub-metro. (proposed)

Kwabena Oppong
Course: Mphil Clinical Microbiology
Thesis Title: Assessing the prevalence and risk factors of Cryptosporidium infection among children with diarrhoea reporting at the Presbyterian hospital, Agogo, Ghana

Nancy Ackam
Course: Mphil Clinical Microbiology
Thesis Title: The efficacy of Rifapentine plus Moxifloxacin against Onchocerciasis

Richmond Yeboah
Course: Mphil Clinical Microbiology
Thesis Title: Prevalence and risk factors of Hepatitis E virus infection in pigs and pig handlers in Ghana

Francisca Naana Sarpong
Course: Mphil Biochemistry
Thesis Title: Detection of protein biomarkers in healing of Buruli ulcer disease




    I.           PhD (Completed)




  II.           PhD (in Progress)








III.           Research Assistant/Technician






Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)




 IV.           University Positions


Associate Professor




Senior lecturer






   V.           Other


Post-doctoral Research Position


Laboratory Manager