Public Health Care Conference-Global Edition

Conference Theme : Disease Prevention and Control

Godfred Owusu-Okyere

University of Ghana, Ghana

Biography

Dr. Godfred Owusu-Okyere’s academic qualifications include BSc (Hons) Zoology, MPhil in Applied Parasitology and PhD Public Health Parasitology, all from the University of Ghana. Godfred had his Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Ghana Medical School, under the supervision of Prof Eric Sampane-Donkor. His postdoctoral research is funded through the Partnership for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Excellence (PARSE) project in the Department of Medical Microbiology. The goal of this Fleming Fund project is to implement antimicrobial resistance surveillance of Gram-negative bacteria in Ghana using a One Health Approach. Godfred’s postdoctoral research focuses on applying comparative genomics to a well-defined set of Escherichia coli isolates from humans and animals in Ghana to characterise potential gene markers and genes associated with antimicrobial resistance, and to help answer questions relating the evolution of the organism. 
Dr. Godfred Owusu-Okyere is a licensed Biomedical Scientist and Researcher. He holds a position at the National Public Health Reference Laboratory of Ghana, where he heads the Bacteriology and Parasitology Unit. He is also the lead in Yellow fever and other hemorrhagic fever testing in NPHRL. Dr. Godfred Owusu-Okyere has authored and co-authored research works on various subjects including public health and infectious diseases that have been published in reputable journals.