Prof. Peter Twumasi

Associate Professor

Dept: Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Dept. Of Biochemistry And Biotechnology,
Faculty of Biosciences
College of Science

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Positions Held & Hold


  1. Senior Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. 2011 to Date.
  2. Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer, Amity Institute of Microbial Biotechnology, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India. 2010.
  3. Non-Professorial Member, Academic Board, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. 2016 to Date.
  4. College Board Representative on College Junior/Senior Staff Promotions Sub-Committee, College of Science KNUST, Kumasi. 2015 to Date.
  5. Judge of Appeals Tribunal, National Biosafety Authority, Ghana. 2016 to Date.
  6. Honorable Member, Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Kumasi. 2017 to Date.
  7. Non-Professorial Member, College of Science Board, KNUST. 2014 to 2016.
  8. External Examiner, Department of Laboratory Technology, School of Physical Sciences, University of Cape Coast (UCC), Cape Coast, Ghana. 2015 to Date.
  9. Member, Committee for incorporation of Biochemistry Graduates on the Allied Health Professionals Association (AHPC), Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, College of Science, KNUST, Kumasi. March 2016 to Date.
  10. National Honorary Council Member and Kumasi Branch President of Ghana Science Association (GSA). October 2011 to 2015.
  11. Board member, International Programme Office (IPO) of KNUST (College of Science Representative). 2011 to Date
  12. Board Member – Prudent Health Foundation, Kumasi, Ghana. 2011 to date.
  13. Examiner – School of Graduate Studies, KNUST, Kumasi. 2007 to Date.
  14. Examination Officer, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana – from 2010 to 2013.
  15. External Examiner for many institutions including University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, and University for Development Studies, Tamale. 2007 to Date.
  16. Lecturer – 2007-2011.
  17. Academic Tutor – 2007 to Date
  18. Chairman – Plenary Session on Physical and Environmental Sciences, Scientific Session II, 28th Bieenial Conferenfce of Ghana Science Association, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana. 14-19 July 2013.
  19. Member - Pannel of Assessors to accredit University of Ghana’s Biotechnology Programmes (M. Biotechnology, MSc. Biotechnology, Mphil/PhD Biotechnology) – on the invitation of National Accreditation Board, Ministry of Education, Accra, Ghana, February 2013.
  20. Member – Congregation Planning Committee, College of Science. (2012). Organized Congegation ceremony for the graduating bachelor and postgraduate students of the College of Science, KNUST.
  21. Conference Sessional Chairman – 28th Biennial Conference of Ghana Science Asociation (GSA). University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana. 14-19 July, 2013.
  22. Reviewer – (1) African Journal of Biotechnology, (2)Afrian Journal of Microbiology Research, (3) American Society of Plant Biologists Journals (Plant Physiology, and Plant Cell), ((4) Journal of Ghana Science Association, Acta Horticulturae, (5) Journal of Science and Technology (JUST) of KNUST, (6) African Journal of Agricultural Research, Jacobs Journal of Agriculture , Journal of Experimental Botany etc.
  23. Panel Member of Stakeholders’ Meeting to consider introduction of Postgraduate Forensic Programmes in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, French Resource Centre, Ghana Police Training Depot, Accra. November 23, 2012.
  24. Member, College of Sciecne Representative to serve on DRUSSA (Development Research Uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa) Programme, International Programme Office, KNUST, Kumasi. May 2012 to Date.
  25. Research Conference Convener – Ghana Science Association One-Day Research Seminar and Poster presentations, Kumasi Branch, College of Science Auditorium, KNUST, Kumasi. April 4, 2012.
  26. Member – College Tender Evaluation Committee, College of Science, KNUST, Kumasi. December 2012 to Date.
  27. Member - Review Committee charged by the Vice-Chancellor of KNUST to “Review proposal for the introduction of certificate course in Human Nutrition and Dietetics”, KNUST, Kumasi. August 2012.
  28. Member, 46th Congregation of KNUST-College of Science Sub-Committee, College of Science, KNUST, Kumasi. July 2012.
  29. Chairman – Faculty of Biosciences Research/Seminar Committee, College of Science, KNUST. 2009.
  30. College Representative, International Programme Office Board, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. June 2011 to date.
  31. Chairman – KNUST Alumni Endowmnet Fund Committee, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, College of Science, KNUST. March 2011.
  32. College of Science Representative, KNUST Kumasi Business Incubator Project – from 2010 to Date.
  33. Member – Syllabus Review Committee – Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 2009 to Date.
  34. Member - Planning Committee for Faculty of Biosciences Honour’s Day, College of Science, KNUST. 2008-2009.
  35. Chairman, KNUST Day-Care, KNUST. 2008-2010.
  36. Editor-In-Chief – BIOCHEM-KNUST NEWS newsletter for Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, KNUST. 2010 to 2011.
  37. Chairman – Committee charged to report on establishment of Secretariat Services in the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, College of Science, KNUST. October 2009.
  38. Assistant Examination Officer, Departments of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, and Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Biosciences, College of Science, KNUST, Kumasi. 2009-2010.
  39. Member - Faculty Lecturers/Seminars Committee, Faculty of Biosciences, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana. 2008-2009.
  40. Assistant Researcher (AIO/PhD), Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands. 2003-2007.
  41. Laboratory Assistant, Laboratory of Prof. Ton Bisseling, Molecular Biology, Wageningen University. 2002-2003.
  42. Teaching Assistant, Department of Biochemistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. 1999-2001.
  43. Teacher, Kumasi Academy Senior High School, Kumasi, Ghana. 1999-2001.
  44. Intern, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Kumasi, Ghana. 1998-1999.
  45. Senior Prefect – Kumasi Academy (Senior High School), Kumasi. 1992/1993.

Head of Departmenrt, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Faculkty of Biosciences, COllege of Science, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana. Augist 2017 to Date

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