Dr. Samson Pandam Salifu

Senior Lecturer

Research Areas/Interests

Dr. Salifu has interest in application of genomics to profiling species, diagnostics of bacterial and viral pathogens, and development of novel tools ...~more


    1. Boateng, A. B., Twumasi,P., Salifu S.P. and Adjapong, K. (2018). A comparative study of different laboratory storage conditions for enhanced DNA analysis of crime scene soil-blood mixed sample, Forensic Science International, 292, 97-109
    2. Dadson, J., Pandam, S. and Asiedu, N. (2018 ) Modeling the characterizatics and quantification of adulterants in gasoline using FTIR spectroscopy and chemometric calibrations. Cogent Chemistry, 4(1):1-22
    3. Worfa, M. N., Mensah, M., Afotey, B. and Salifu, S. P.(2017). Effect of different sets of Pleurotus ostreatus and Aspergillus niger hydrolysis of cassava peelings on bioethanol yield. American Journal of Environmental Engineering, 7(3): 58-64
    4. Gurwitz, K.T., Aron, S., Panji, S., Maslamoney, S., Fernandes, P.L., Judge, D.P., Ghouila, A., Entfellner, J.B.D., Guerfali, F.Z., Saunders, C., Alzohairy, A.M., Salifu, S.P., Ahmed, R., Cloete, R., Kayondo, J., Ssemwanga, D. and Mulder, N., (2017). Designing a course model for distance-based online bioinformatics training in Africa: The H3ABioNet experience. PLoS Comput Biol. 13(10): e1005715. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005715
    5. Worfa, M. N., Salifu, S. P., Afotey, B. and Mensah, M. (2017). Comparative Study on Fungal Pretreatment and Hydrolysis of Cassava Peelings and Rice Husks for Second-Generation Bioethanol Production. American Journal of Biochemistry 7(2): 27-36
    6. Mulder, N.J., Adebiyi, E., Adebiyi, M., Adeyemi, S., Ahmed, A., Ahmed, R., Akanle, B., Alibi, M., Armstrong, DL., Aron, S., Ashano, E., Baichoo, S., Benkahla, A., Brown, DK., Chimusa, ER., Fadlelmola, FM., Falola, D., Fatumo, S., Ghedira, K., Ghouila, A., Hazelhurst, S., Isewon, I., Jung, S., Kassim, SK., Kayondo, JK., Mbiyavanga, M., Meintjes, A., Mohammed, S., Mosaku, A., Moussa, A., Muhammd, M., Mungloo-Dilmohamud, Z., Nashiru, O., Odia, T., Okafor, A., Oladipo, O., Osamor,V., Oyelade, J., Sadki, K., Salifu, SP., Soyemi, J., Panji, S., Radouani, F., Souiai, O., Tastan-Bishop, Ö., (2017). Development of Bioinformatics Infrastructure for Genomics Research, Global Heart, 12(2): 91-98 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gheart.2017.01.005
    7. Amegashie, E.A., Owusu-Dabo, E., Salifu, S. P., Awuah, A. A., Baffour-Awuah, S., Addofoh, N., Annan, A., Winter, C. H., (2017). Sero-prevalence and occupational risk factors for Brucella infection among slaughterhouse workers and butchers in Kumasi, Ghana. Journal of Epidemiological Research, 3(1):17-22
    8. Sylverken, A.A., Owusu-Dabo, E., Yar, D.D., Salifu, S. P., Awua-Boateng, N.Y., Amuasi, J. H., Okyere, P. B., Agyarko-Poku, T. (2016). Bacterial etiology of sexually transmitted infections at a STI clinic in Ghana; use of multiplex real time PCR. Ghana Medical Journal, 50(3): 142-148
    1. Golly, M. K., Salifu, P. S., Mills-Robertson, F. C., (2016). Resistance of Bacteria Isolates from Cabbage (Brassica oleracea), Carrots (Daucus carota) and Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences, 5(4): 297-303
    2. Mulder et al. (2016). H3ABioNet, a Sustainable Pan-African Bioinformatics Network for Human Heredity and Health in Africa. Genome Research, 271-277
    3. Yar, D.D., Salifu, S.P., Darko, S.N., Annan, A.A., Gyimah, A.A., Buabeng, K.O., Owusu-Dabo, E. (2016). Genotypic characterization of HPV infections among persons living with HIV infection; a case control study in Kumasi, Ghana. Tropical Medicine & International Health, 21(2): 275–282
    4. Darko, S.N., Yar, D. D., Owusu-Dabo, E., Awuah, A.A., Dapaah, W., Addofoh, N., Salifu, S. P., Awua-Boateng, N. Y. and Adomako-Boateng, F. (2015). Variations in levels of IL-6 and TNF-α in type 2 diabetes mellitus between rural and urban Ashanti Region of Ghana. BMC Endocrine Disorders,15:50
    5. Baffour-Awuah, S., Owusu-Dabo, E., Kruppa, T., Annan, A., Nartey, R., Dogbe, J., Pandam S., Becker, N., Oppong, S., and Obiri-Danso, K. (2014). Lysinibacillus sphaericus An efficacious tool in the control of Anophels gambiae in Kumasi, Ghana. East African Journal of Public Health, 11(4): 851-861
    6. Annan, A.A., Owusu-Dabo, E., Baffour-Awuah, S., Nartey, R., Sarpong, N., Ayimbire, A.G., Salifu, P., Frank, A., Segbaya, S., Buabeng, K. O. (2014). Insecticide resistance in malaria vector mosquitoes at 5 selected districts I Ghana, West Africa. East African Journal of Public Health, 11(4): 830-842.
    7. Salifu, S. P., Vallero-Rello, A., Casey, S. A. C., Inglis, N. F., Scortti, M., Foley, S. and Vazquez-Boland, J. (2013). Genome and Proteome analysis of phage E3 infecting the soil-borne actinomycete Rhodococcus equi. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 5(1):170-178.Salifu, S. P., Casey, S. A. C, and Foley, S. (2013). Isolation and characterisation of soil-borne virulent bacteriophages infecting the pathogen Rhodococcus equi. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 114(6):1625-1633.
    8. Pierce, K. J., Salifu, S. P., and Tangney, M. (2008). Gene cloning and characterization of a second alanine racemase from Bacillus subtilis encoded by yncD. FEMS Microbiology Letters 283: 69–74
    9. Salifu, S. P., Pierce, K. J., and Tangney, M. (2008). Gene cloning and characterization of two alanine racemase genes from Bacillus licheniformis. Annals of Microbiology 58 (2): 287-291




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