Prof. Victoria Pearl Dzogbefia

Part Time Professor

Dept: Biochemistry and Biotechnology
GF 10

Aboagye Menye Building Complex

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Research Areas/Interests



    Dodzi, E.B. & Dzogbefia, V.P. (2020). Comparative analysis of human hair medulla types among the Ashanti and dagomba ethnic groups of Ghana.  J. Forensic Chem. & Toxicol. 6 (2), 105 - 109


    Albert Doughan1* and Victoria P. Dzogbefia1 (2018).  Bioconversion of Yam Peels by Aspergillus niger and Pleurotus ostreatus into Improved Animal Feed. Indian J. Anim. Nutr.  35 (4): 458-462


    Oboako Isaac and Dzogbefia, V.P.  (2018). Finger Dermatoglyphics of The Asante Population Of Ghana- International Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies (IJIRAS)  4 ( 4),  191 - 194


    Ametefe, G. Dzogbefia, V.P. and Apprey, C. (2017) Optimal conditions for pectinase production by Saccharomyces cerevisiae (ATCC 52712) in solid state fermentation and its efficacy in orange juice extraction. Journal of Biotechnology and Biochemistry  3 (6, )78-86


    Samuel Kwatia1* Victoria Pearl Dzogbefia1 and Isaac William Ofosu2  (2017) Optimization of amylase production by Aspergillus niger cultivated on yam peels in solid state fermentation using response surface methodology.  Afr. J. Biochem. Res.  11(7): 34 – 42


    Daniel Awuah, Victoria P. Dzogbefia,  Prasanta Kumar Chattopadhyay  (2017)

    Finger Dermatoglyphics Of The Asante Population Of Ghana.  Int. J. Innovative Res. Adv. Studies.  4 (4):  333 - 336



    Michael Wiafe Akenteng, Reginald Adjetey Annan, Herman Erick Lutterodt, Victoria Pearl Dzogbefia and Charles Apprey (2017)  Developing and testing the acceptability of therapeutic food for the management of severely malnourished children. Journal of Food Science and Engineering:  7:  99 - 106


    *Otu, S.A.1, Dzogbefia, V.P.1, Kpikpi, E.N.2, Essuman, E.K.1  (2015) Comparative Effect of Crude Pectinase and Commercial Enzyme in Shea. Fat Extraction:  J. Biotech. & Biochem. 1 (3): 18 - 27


    Bentil J. A*, Dzogbefia, V. P. and Alemawor, F. (2015). Enhancement of the nutritive value of cocoa (Theobroma cacao) bean shells for use as feed for animals through a two-stage solid state fermentation with Pleurotus ostreatus and Aspergillus niger  Int. Journal of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Research; 3: 20-30.


    F Alemawor, E O Oddoye, V P Dzogbefia, J H Oldham, E L Osafo,     A
    Donkoh (2014). Some blood indices in finisher broiler chickens fed cocoa pod husk (
    Theobroma cacao  L.) fermented with  Pleurotus ostreatus  or treated with enzymes as ingredients in their diets:
     Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science  47, ( 1)  3 - 13

    Joseph Issaka, Francis Alemawor and Victoria P. Dzogbefia (2013). Bioconversion Impact of Pleurotus ostreatus on value of rice and groundnut by-products as feed resources: Research in Biotechnology 4 (5) 24 - 30


    K. Nsiah, V.P. Dzogbefia, D. Ansong, A. Osei Akoto, H. Boateng and D. Ocloo (2012)Pattern of AST and ALT Changes in Relation to Hemolysis in Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Medical Insights: Blood Disorders 4: 1 – 9.



    K. Nsiah, V.P. Dzogbefia, A. Osei Akoto, D. Ansong (2012). The prevalence of seropositivity to hepatitis B surface antigen and the corresponding hemato – biochemical features in sickle cell patients in Ghana,  J. Haem. Malig. 2 (1) 13 - 18



    Nsiah, K. and Dzogbefia, V.P.  (2011) While the clinic-pathological features of sickle cell disease take centre stage, be mindful of the enzymatic undertones. Biochemistry, An Indian Journal 5 (3) 180 - 194


    Alemawor, F., Oddoye, E.O.K., Dzogbefia, V.P., Odham, J.H. and Donkor, A. (2010) Broiler performance on finisher diets containing different levels of either Pleurotus ostreatus-fermented dried cocoa pod husk or dried cocoa pod husk supplemented with enzymes. Trop. Anim. Health Prod. 42: 933 – 939


    Kpikpi, E.N., Glover, R.L.K, Dzogbefia, V.P., Dennis, S.N and Jacobsen, M. (2010) Isolation of lactic acid bacteria from kantong, a condiment produced from fermentation of kapok (Ceiba pentandra) seeds and cassava (Manihot esculentum) flour.  Sciencepub, Report and Opinion 2, 1 - 7


    Nsiah, K., Dzogbefia, V.P., Ansong, D., Boateng H. Ocloo, D., Osei – Frempong, E., Kena Frempong, N. and Osei – Akoto, A. (2010) The incidence of malaria and the comparison of hematological and biochemical indices of Plasmodium falciparum-parasitemic and aparasitemic sickle cell disease (SCD) patients  Int. J. Lab. Hemat. 32 (pt 1) e197 – e207


    Francis Alemawor, Victoria P. Dzogbefia, Emmanuel O.K. Oddoye and James H. Oldham (2009). Enzyme cocktail for enhancing utilisation of cocoa pod husk.  Scientific Research and Essay 4 (6) 555 – 559.


    Alemawor, Francis, V.P. Dzogbefia, J.H. Oldham and E.O.K Oddoye (2009). Effect of Pleurotus ostreatus fermentation on cocoa pod husk composition: Influence of fermentation period and manganese ion supplementation on the fermentation process.  African Journal of Biotechnology 8 (9) 1950 – 1958


    Kpikpi, E.N, Dzogbefia, V.P., Glover, L (2009) Enzymatic and some biochemical changes associated with the production of kantong, a condiment for soups in Northern Ghana, J. Food Biochemistry, 33,   61 – 73


    Dzogbefia, V.P, Ofosu, G.A. and Oldham, J.H. (2008) Evaluation of locally             produced Saccharomyces cerevisiae pectinase enzyme for industrial extraction of starch from cassava in Ghana. Scientific Research and Essays 3(8), 365 – 369.


    Dzogbefia, V.P. Ofosu, G.A and Oldham, J.H. (2008). Physicochemical and pasting properties of cassava starch extracted with the aid of pectin enzymes produced from Saccharomyces cerevisiae ATCC 52712.  Scientific Research and Essays 3 (9) 406 - 409


     V.P. Dzogbefia, P.L. Arthur and H.D. Zakpaa (2007). Value addition to locally produced soybeans in Ghana: Production of soy sauce using starter culture Fermentation. Journal of Science and Technology 27 (2) 22 – 28c


    Dzogbefia V.P. and Djokoto D.K. (2006) Comparison of physico – chemical and sensory characteristics of pawpaw juice  extracted with locally produced and commercial pectin enzymes. Journal of Science and Technology  36 (3) 59 – 65.


    V. P. Dzogbefia and D.K. Djokoto  (2006). Combined effects of enzyme dosage and reaction time on papaya juice extraction with the aid of pectic enzymes  - a preliminary report.  J. Food Biochemistry  30,  117 – 122.


    David Djokoto, V. P.  Dzogbefia and  J.H. Oldham. (2006)  Rapid extraction of pawpaw juice with the application of locally produced pectic enzymes from Saccharomyces cerevisiae (ATCC 52712) Food Biotechnology 20,  (1)   31 – 41.


    Ofori, D.A, Afreh A.K. Oteng – Amoako, A.  Dzogbefia, V.P (2006) Genetic structure of Bambusa vulgalris in Ghana and its implications for sampling and conservation. J. Bamboo and Rattan 5 (3& 4) 159 – 167.


    Owusu – Boateng G. and Dzogbefia, V. P. (2005) “Establishing optimum parameters for the cultivation of oyster mushrooms on cocoa pod husk Ghana Science Association, 7 (1) 1 – 7.


    Dzogbefia, V. P., E. Ameko, J. H. Oldham and W. O. Ellis (2002)  “Physico – chemical  and sensory characteristics of pineapple juice extracted with the aid of locally produced pectic enzyme from Saccharomyces  cerevisiae” (ATCC 52712). J. Ghana Science Association, 4 (2) 182 – 190.


    Dzogbefia, V. P. , Owusu- Boateng, G.,  Afenyo, B and Dordoe E. (2002)  “Cocoa husk, cassava peels and corn cobs:  useful farm wastes  for mushroom cultivation by rural women.   Proc.12th Int. Conf. of Women Engineers and Scientists, (Paper 318) Ottawa, Canada  27 – 31 July. (A refereed conference publication)


    Dzogbefia, V.P.  Ameko, E. Oldham, J.H. and Ellis, W.O. (2001). “Production and use of yeast pectolytic enzymes in pineapple juice extraction”.  Food Biotechnology   15 (1), 29-39.


    Dzogbefia, V.P.  Buamah, R. and Oldham, J.H. (1999). “The controlled fermentation of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L ) using yeasts:  Enzymatic process and associated physico-chemical changes in cocoa sweatings”. Food
    13 (1), 1-12.


    Buamah, R,. Dzogbefia V.P. and Oldham J.H. (1997). “Pure yeast culture 
    fermentation of cocoa  (Theobroma cacao L) : Effect on yield of sweatings and cocoa  bean quality”
    World  J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 13 (4), 457-462.


    Adom, K.K. Dzogbefia, V.P. and Ellis, W.O. (1997). “Combined effect of drying time and slice thickness on the solar drying of okra.”  J .Sci. Food Agric. 73, 315-320.


    Adom, K.K. Dzogbefia V.P. Ellis, W.O. and Simpson B.K.  (1996)  “Solar drying of okra- effects of selected package materials on storage stability”. Food Res. Int. 29, 589-593


    Dzogbefia, V.P. and Fritz P.J. (1995) “Subcellular distribution of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L) seed phosphatidate phosphatase: role of cytoplasmic versus microsomal enzyme in cocoa butter biosynthesis”  J. Biochem. Biotechnol. Mol. Biol3, 38-45.


    Dzogbefia, V.P. (1995)  “Contribution of biotechnology to the improvement of  quality of life in Ghana and the role of women in this improvement”  Proc. International Biotechnology Symposium and Training Workshop for African
    Women Scientists
    , Enugu, Nigeria  pp. 222-236. .


    Dzogbefia V.P. and Fritz P.J. (1993). “Cocoa seed lysophosphatidate acyltransferase” Proc.11th Int. Cocoa Res. Conf. Cocoa Producers Alliance, Lagos 841-845. (Peer-reviewed)


    Dzogbefia, V.P. Lauren McHenry and Fritz P.J. (1993).“Developmental studies of cocoa seed triacylglycerol biosynthesis”. Proc. 11th Int. Cocoa Res. Conf.  Cocoa Producers Alliance, Lagos  847-852.  (Peer-reviewed)


    Ansah F. and Dzogbefia V.P. (1990). “The role of microbial and endogenous enzymes in cocoa fermentation”.  J. of Univ. Sci. & Tech.  10 (2), 69-73.


    Dzogbefia V.P. (1989). “Preliminary  Extraction and characterization  of the oil from Carapa procera.” J. of Univ. Sci. & Tech. 9 (2), 66 – 69 .


    Dzogbefia V.P. Amegashitsi,P. and  Lotsu D.   “Monosodium Glutamate: A possible health Hazard?”   Proc. 116th Biennial Conf. Ghana Sci. Assoc. p184-188   (1989), In Ghana Science Abstracts Vol.  9(2)- 11 (4) 1996-1998


    Dzogbefia V.P. and Gamble W. (1986) “Effect of polychlorinated biphenylols on the metabolism of phospholipids and glycerides”.  J.Environ.     Path.Toxicol. Oncol. 7, (1, 2) 99 – 103.


    Dzogbefia V.P. and Gamble W. (1986).  “In vitro effects of chlorinated biphenylols on the metabolism of phospholipids and glycerides”Fed. Proc 38, 236.


    Dzogbefia V.P. and Gamble W. (1978). “Alterations in phospholipid and acylglycerol biosynthesis by polychlorinated biphenyls”.  Fed. Proc. 37, 11936


    Dzogbefia V.P. Kling D. and Gamble W. (1978) “Polychlorinated biphenyls: In vivo and in vitro modifications of phospholipid and glyceride biosynthesis Environ. Path. Toxicol.. 1, 841 – 848.


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