Prof. (Mrs.) Ibok Nsa Oduro


Professor


Dept: Food Science and Technology Office:
College of Science Complex Building, Third Floor, TF 9

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Research Areas/Interests

Development and Product Diversification of Underutilized Crops Perishable Crops Processing Food Compostional Studies Traditional Foods and Sys...~more

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Achievements

  • Since 1996, I have supervised and guided 15 PhD students, over 50 Masters and M.Phil. students and over 110 undergraduate students’ projects. These have resulted in the production of thesis reports/dissertations, manuals, conference articles and journal articles.
  • I have authored and/or co-authored 97 refereed journals with over 80 conferences papers. These publications have been cited over 751 times with an h-index of 13 and i10-index of 18 by google scholar and an h-index of 9 by research gate.
  • Initiator and Coordinator – Training Course in Everything you need to know about Sweetpotato. The course was held in partnership with CSIR-Crops Research Institute (CRI) and the International Potato Centre (CIP) from February 1-12, 2016.
  • Facilitated the organization of the first Short Course on Handmade/Artisanal Chocolate Making in KNUST, KNUST. The course which is in partnership with the Cocoa Processing Company Ltd trained 16 participants.
  • Part of the team that spearheaded the organization of the First National Conference on Food Fraud in collaboration with Litfahm Consultancy Services. The goal of the event was to sensitise both industry players and consumers on food fraud and encourage new ideas and pragmatic steps on how to effectively fight it. The conference was sponsored by Quamma Foods Limited, Maslenda Fruit Processing Limited and Ennie Catering Services.
  • Facilitated the recruitment of staff and establishment of the postgraduate Forensic Science programme during my tenure as Head of Department for Biochemistry and Biotechnology.
  • Facilitated the organization of short courses in HACCP and Food Hygiene and Sanitation. The course, which has run twice on KNUST campus and another in Tarkwa and Obuasi respectively.
  • Annual Certificate Course in Extrusion Technology in partnership with Premium Food and University of Ghana. Premium Foods houses a bench top extruder for teaching and research work. 2016 marks the third edition. A total of 60 people have benefited from the course so far.
  • Initiated a proposal to Seeding Labs. This proposal won the Departments of Food Science & Technology, Biochemistry & Biotechnology and School of Medical Sciences equipment and glassware through the Seeding Labs Equipment Transfer program.
  • Facilitated the establishment of the Annual Certificate Course in Human Nutrition and Dietetic during my tenure as Head of Department for Biochemistry and Biotechnology. I served as a facilitator in the maiden edition and 2016 marks the fifth edition. A total of 130 people have benefited from the course so far.
  • Facilitated the establishment of the Mycotoxin Lab in partnership with USAID, Poultry Farmers Association, and Premium Food. A Cecil HPLC was received as donation from USAID team to support the Poultry Farmers ascertain the quality of feed given to the day old chicks. In 2013, a Walters’ multi sampler HPLC analyser was received from the Seeding Labs Equipment Transfer program. The Laboratory has since its inception attracted a major national and 2 international projects namely PFL/CRI/KNUST project; USAID/P-CRSP/KNUST project and USAID/PMIL/KNUST project.
  • Facilitated the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between KNUST and PMD Company Limited (Formerly Prudmed Medical Consult and Laboratory Services) for Community Impact Programs. Through this strategic partnership, health education programs have been organized for teachers and Basic and Junior High School students from about 10 sub-metros of the Ghana Educational Service in Kumasi. A total of 6,910 teachers and students have received training in the following topics: renal or kidney infections and analysis, hepatitis B infection, diabetes, hypertension, anaemia, malnutrition, obesity, hand washing, sickle cell disease, blood group, typhoid etc. with support from staff of the Biochemistry and Biotechnology Department, KNUST.
  • Facilitated the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with CSIR-Food Research Institute to train undergraduate students in acquiring practical and research skills during their third year internship program.
  • Established a strong link and collaboration relevant in the aspect towards strengthening root and tuber value chain in Ghana.
  • Developed gari from sweetpotato which won the best paper award at the 12th Triennial Symposium of International Society for Tropical Root Crops in Japan, 2002.
  • Served as an external examiner for postgraduate thesis and external assessor for staff promotion in a couple of local and foreign universities and other professional bodies.

  1. Fellow, African Scientific Institute (ASI); 2015 – Date
  2. Member, Ghana Chemical Society (GCS); 1996 – 2010
  3. Member, Ghana Institute of Horticulturists (GhIH); 2005 – 2010
  4. Member, Ghana Nutrition Association (GNA); 2008 – 2014
  5. Member, Ghana Science Association (GSA); 1996 – Date
  6. Member, Institute of Food Technology (IFT); 2010 – 2015
  7. Member, International Leadership Foundation; 2007 – Date
  8. Member, International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES); 2002 – 2005
  9. Member, International Society of Tropical Root Crops – Africa Branch (ISTRC-AB); 2010 – 2015
  10. Member, International Society of Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC); 2009 – 2015

 


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