Prof. Kwasi Obiri-Danso


Research Areas/Interests





    1. Samuel Kobina Ekuban Acquah, Prince Asare, Stephen Osei-Wusu, Portia Morgan, Theophilus Afum, Diana Asandem, Emelia Konadu Danso, Isaac Darko Otchere, Linda Aurelia Ofori, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Richard Kock, Adwoa Asante-Poku and Dorothy Yeboah-Manu (2021). Molecular epidemiology and drug susceptibility profiles of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolates from Northern Ghana. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 109: 294-303

    1. Ellis Kobina Paintsil, Linda Aurelia Ofori, Charity Wiafe Akenten, Dennis Fosu, Seth Ofori, Maike Lamshöft, Jürgen May, Kwasi Obiri Danso, Ralf Krumkamp, Denise Dekker (2021). Antimicrobial usage in commercial and domestic poultry farming in two communities of the Ashanti Region in Ghana. Antibiotics 10(7), 802
    2. Rita Ohene Larbi, Linda Aurelia Ofori, Augustina Angelina Sylverken, Matilda Ayim Akonor Kwasi Obiri-Danso (2021). Antimicrobial resistance of Escherichia coli from broilers, pigs and cattle in the Greater Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana. International Journal of Microbiology


    1. Augustina Angelina Sylverken, Philip El-Duah, Michael Owusu, Julia Schneider, Richmond Yeboah, Nana Kwame Ayisi Boateng, Richmond Gorman, Eric Adu, Alexander Kwarteng, Michael Frimpong, Tabea Binger, Sherihane Aryeetey, Jesse Addo Asamoah, Yaw Ampeh Amoako, John Humphrey Amuasi, Jörn Beheim-Schwarzbach, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Victor Max Corman, Christian Drosten, Richard Phillips (2021). Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Northern Ghana: insights from whole-genome sequencing. Archives of Virology 166(5): 1385-1393.


    1. Grace Adzo Motey, James Owusu-Kwarteng, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Linda Aurelia Ofori, William Otoo Ellis and Lene Jespersen (2021). In vitro properties of potential probiotic lactic acid bacteria originating from Ghanaian indigenous fermented milk products. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 37(3): 1-13


    1. Benjamin Makimilua Tiimub, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Emmanuel Dartey, Richard Amankwah Kuffour, Paul Amihere-Ackah, Richard Wonnsibe Tiimob, Gideon Likida Tiimob, Elisha Tiimob, Kwame Elijah Adade, Isaac Baani (2020). Strategic Environmental Assessment of Visitor Perception, Ebola Risk Factor, and Water Quality of Mole National Park for Sustainable Ecotourism Functions. Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Environment Management. 5(20): 16-52.


    1. Grace Adzo Motey, Pernille Johansen, James Owusu-Kwarteng, Linda Aurelia Ofori, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Nadja Larsen, Lene Jespersen (2020). Probiotic potential of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Kluyveromyces marxianus strains isolated from West African spontaneously fermented cereal and milk products. Yeasts 37(9-10): 403-412.


    1. Sylverter Coleman, Yemane Yihdego, Frank Gyamfi, Lena Kolyada, Dereje Dengela, Aklilu Seyoum, Bradford Lucas, Phillip Ricks, Jon Eric Tongren, Sixte Zigirumugabe, Dominic Dery, Jennifer Armistead, Maxwell Appawu, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Kingsley Badu, Daniel Szumlas, Daniel Boakye, Samuel K. Dadzie (2019). Feeding and resting behaviour of Anopheles gambiae sl in areas receiving indoor residual spraying for malaria vector control and areas not sprayed in northern Ghana. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 101: 589-590.


    1. Augustina Sylverken, Philip El-Duah, Michael Owusu, Richmond Yeboah, Alexander Kwarteng, Linda Ofori, Richmond Gorman, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Ellis Owusu-Dabo (2019). Burden of respiratory viral infections among inmates of a Ghanaian prison. Research Square

    DOI: 10.21203/rs.2.14139/v1.

     10. Nora N. Nartey; Jonathan N Hogarh, Phillip Antwi –Agyei, Daniel Nukpezah; Robert C. Abaidoo and Kwasi Obiri-Danso (2019). Sedimentation and sediment core profile of heavy metals in the Owabi Reservoir in Ghana. Lakes & Reservoirs: Research & Management 24(2): 173-180.

    11. Phillip Antwi-Agyei, Felix Kpenekuu, Jonathan N. Hogarh; Kwasi Obiri-Danso; Robert Clement Abaidoo; Erik Jeppesen; Mathias Neuman Anderson (2019). Land Use and Land Cover Changes in the Owabi Reservoir catchment, Ghana: Implications for Livelihoods and management. Geosciences 9(7):286

    12. Tyhra Carolyn Kumasi, Phillip Antwi-Agyei, Kwasi Obiri-Danso (2019). Small-holder farmers’ climate change adaptation practices in the Upper East region of Ghan Environment, Development and Sustainability 21(2): 745-762.

    13. Shirley Nimo Paintsil; Elizabeth Fichet-Calvet; Benny Borremans; Andrew Gordon Letizia; Emad Mohareb; Joseph Humphrey Kofi Bonney; Kwasi Obiri-Danso; William Kwabena Ampofo; Randal J. Schoepp; Karl C Kronmann, (2019). Rodent-borne infections in Rural Ghanaian farming Communities. PLOS ONE 14(4): e0215224

     14. Marian Amoakowaah Osei, Leonard Kofitse Amekudzi, David Dotse Wemegah, Kwasi Preko, Emmanuella Serwaa Gyawu, Kwasi Obiri-Danso (2019). The impact of climate and land-use changes on the hydrological processes of Owabi catchment from SWAT analysis. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies; 25: 100620

    15. Jonathan N Hogarh, Thomas P Agyekum, Crentsil Kofi Bempah, Emmanuel DJ Owusu-Ansah, Silas W Avicor, Gordon A Awandare, Julius N Fobil, and Kwasi Obiri-Danso (2018). Environmental health risks and benefits of the se of mosquito coils as malaria prevention and control strategy. Malaria Journal 17 (1): 265

    16. Marian Amoakowaah Osei, Leonard Kofitse Amekudzi, David Dotse Wemegah, Kwasi Preko, Emmanuella Serwaa Gyawu, Kwasi Obiri-Danso (2018). Hydro-Climatic Modelling of an Ungauged Basin in Kumasi, Ghana. Hydrology, Earth Systems and Science 1-21

    17. Egle Kudirkiene, Linda Aurelia Andoh, Shahana Ahmed, Ana Herrero-Fresno, Anders Dalsgaard, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, John Elmerdahl Olsen (2018). The use of combined bioinformatics approach to locate antibiotic resistance genes on plasmids from whole genome sequences of Salmonella enterica serovars from humans in Ghana Frontiers in Microbiology 9: 1010 -

    18. Ayim-Akonor, Obiri-Danso Kwasi, P. Toah-Akonor, Holly S Sellers (2018). Widespread exposure of infectious bronchitis virus and Mycoplasma gallisepticum in chickens in the Ga-East district of Accra, Ghana. Cogent Food & Agriculture 4(1): 1439260

    19. Amy Atter, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, George Anabila Anyebuno, Wisdom Kofi Amoa-Awua (2017). Effect of fermentation on the chemical quality of Burukutu a traditional beer in Ghana. Annals Food Science and Technology. 18(3): 349-354.

    20. Kodwo Miezah, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Zsofia Kadar, Stefan Heiske, Bernard Fei-Baffoe, Moses Mensah, Anne S Meyer (2017). Municipal solid waste management in a low income economy through biogas and bioethanol production. Waste and Biomass Volarization 8(1): 115-127.

    21. Akosua B. Karikari, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Enoch H. Frimpong and KarenA. Krogfelt (2017). Antibiotic resistance in Campylobacter isolated from patients with gastroenteritis in a teaching hospital in Open Journal of Medical Microbiology 7: 1-11.

    22. Andoh, L.A., Ahmed, S., Obiri-Danso, K., Newman, M.J., Opintan, J.A., Barco, L., Olsen, J.E., Dalsgaard, A. (2017). Prevalence and characterization of Salmonella among humans in Ghana. Tropical Medicine and Health 45(1): 3288-3299. DOI 10.1186/s41182-017-0043-z.

    23. B. Karikari, K. Obiri-Danso, E.H. Frimpong K.A. Krogfelt (2017). Antibiotic resistance of Campylobacter recovered from faeces and carcasses of healthy livestock.

                      Biomed Research International

     24. B. Karikari, K. Obiri-Danso, E.H. Frimpong K.A. Krogfelt (2017). Recovery of resistant thermophilic campylobacters on farm and market vegetables. International Journal on Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 6(8): 270-277.

    25. Akosua B. Karikari, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Enoch H. Frimpong and Karen A. Krogfelt (2016). Multidrug resistant Campylobacter in faecal and carcasses of commercially produced poultry. African Journal of Microbiology Research (11(7): 271-277.

    26. Akosua B. Karikari, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Enoch H. Frimpong and Karen A. Krogfelt (2016). Occurrence and susceptibility patterns of Campylobacter isolated from environmental water sources. African Journal of Microbiology Research 10(37): 1576-1580

     27. Sandra Baffour-Awuah, Augustina A. Annan, Oumou Maiga-Ascofare, Soma Diloma Dieudonne, Priscilla Adjei-Kusi, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Kwasi Obiri-Danso (2016). Insecticide resistance in malaria vectors in Kumasi, Ghana. Parasites and Vectors 9(1): 633-

     28. G. Addo, R. Cossard, D. Pichard, K. Obiri-Danso, A. Rotig, and A. Delahodde (2016). Investigation of yeast genes possibly involved in mtDNA stability using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. African Journal of Biotechnology, 15(22): 1008-1014.

     29. G. Addo, K. Obiri-Danso, A. Rotig, and A. Delahodde (2016). Identification of new genes involved in MtDNA maintenance in Caenorhabditis elegans that could represent candidate genes for mitochondrial diseases. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Science. 5(6): 179-189.

     30. A. Andoh, A. Dalsgaard, K. Obiri-Danso, M.J. Newman, L. Barco, J.E. Olsen (2016). Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella serovars isolated from poultry in Ghana Epidemiology and Infection 144 (15): 3288-3299.

     31. Addo, Mathew Glover, Oti-Boateng, William and Obiri-Danso, Kwasi (2016). Bacteriological quality and metal levels of boreholes and hand dug well within the Golden Star Wassa mining areas in Ghana African Journal of Microbiology Research 10(17): 584-590.

     32. Hogarh, J.N., Antwi-Agyei, P. and Obiri-Danso (2016). Application of mosquito repellent coils and associated self-reported health issues in Ghana. Malaria Journal 15(61): DOI 10.1186/s12936-016-1126-8.

     33. G. Addo, L.A. Andoh and K. Obiri-Danso (2016). Profile of resident microbes causing spoilage in “olewonyo”, a locally produced non-alcoholic beverage in Kumasi, Ghana. International Advanced Research Journal in Science, Engineering and Technology 3(1): 89-94.

     34. G. Addo, A. Kusi, L.A. Andoh and K. Obiri-Danso (2016). Citric Acid Production by Aspergillus niger on a Corn Cob Solid Substrate using One-factor-at-a-time Optimization Method. International Advanced Research Journal in Science, Engineering and Technology 3(1): 95-99.

     35. G. Addo, C.A. Woods, L.A. Andoh and K. Obiri-Danso (2016). Effect of varying storage temperatures on the microbiological quality of street sold water in the Kumasi metropolis, Ghana. Research Journal of Microbiology 11(2-3): 56-63.

     36. Aliyu Abdulahi, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Sadick Mohammed (2015). Effect of farmers’ attitude, usage pattern and handling of pesticides on potable water quality in northern Ghana. International Journal of Development and Sustainability 4(10): 977-987

     37. Kodwo Miezah, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Zsofia Kadar, Bernard Fei-Baffoe, Moses Mensah (2015). Municipal solid waste characterization and quantification as a measure towards effective waste management in Ghana. Waste Management 46: 15-27.

     38. Sandra Baffour-Awuah, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Thomas Kruppa, Augustina Annan, Rita Nartey, Joslin Dogbe, Pandam S, Norbert Becker, Samuel Oppong, and Kwasi Obiri-Danso (2014). Lysinibacillus sphaericus biolarvicide, an efficacious tool in the control of the Anopheles gambiae in Kumasi, Ghana. East African Journal of Public Health. 11(4): 851-861.

     39. Oppong-Sekyere; A. Donkoh; A. Addo; Samuel Frimpong; Girma Gebresenbet; Techane Bosona; Ibrahim Hamadu; George Y Obeng; F.O Akuffo; I. Braimah; E. Mensah; S.H.M. Aikins; J.J. Afuakwa; Emmanuel Y.H. Bobobee; E.D. Aklaku; K. Jones; K. Obiri-Danso (2014). Effect of feed particle size on growth performance of broiler chickens in Ghana. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 229: 19-34

     40. Atter, A., Obiri-Danso, K., Amoa-Awua, W.K. (2014). Microbiological and chemical processes associated with the production of burukutu a traditional beer in Ghana. International Food Research Journal. 21(5): 1769-1776.

     41. Karl C Kronmann, Shirley Nimo Paintsil, Fady Guirguis, Lisha C Kronmann, Kofi Bonney, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, William Ampofo, Elizabeth Fichet-Calvet (2013). Two Novel Arenaviruses Detected in Pygmy Mice, Ghana. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 19(11): 1832-1835.

     42. Nartey, E. Owusu-Dabo, T. Kruppa, S. Baffour-Awuah, S. Oppong, N. Becker, K. Obiri-Danso (2013). Use of Bacillus thuringiensis var israelensis as a viable option in an Integrated Malaria Vector Control Programme in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana. Parasites and Vectors, 6: 116-120.

     43. Tiimub, B.M., Kuffour, R.A., Akweiba, P., Dzomeku, B.M., Obiri-Danso, K. (2013). Shelf-life and microbial safety of three brands of bread under different packaged conditions available on the Ghanaian market. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Science 15(2): 205-112.

     44. Adubofour, K., Obiri-Danso, K. and Quansah, C. (2013). Sanitation survey of two urban slum muslim communities in the Kumasi metropolis, Ghana. Environment and Urbanization. 25(1): 189-207.

     45. Tiimub, B.M., Kuffour, R.A., Adu, B.K., Obiri-Danso, K. (2012). Traced Metals and Nutrients in Mosquito Breeding Sites at the Obuasi Municipality of Ashanti Region in Ghana. Journal of Environment and Earth Science. 2(10): 130- 140.

     46. Tiimub, B.M., Adu, B.K., Obiri-Danso, K. (2012). Physico-chemical assessment of mosquito breeding sites from selected mining communities at the Obuasi municipality in Ghana. Journal of Environment and Earth Science. 2(10): 123-30.

     47. M. Tiimub, S. Frimpong, R.A. Kuffour, A.B. Dwumfour, I. Monney, K. K. Obiri-Danso, (2012). Groundwater quality at Achiase and Wabiri in the Ejisu Juaben Municipality of the Ashanti region in Ghana. International Journal of Development and Sustainability Online. 1(3): 1-18.

     48. Franklin, K., Opoku-Okrah, C., Obiri-Danso, K., Owiredu, W.B.K.A. and Debra, A. (2011). The effect of alpha (+) -thalassaemia on falciparum malaria parasitaemia in children attending Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. International Journal of Biomedical Laboratory Science 1: 7-14.

     49. Kumasi, T.C., Obiri-Danso, K. and Ephraim, J.H. (2011). Microbial quality of water in Barekese reservoir and feeder streams Ghana. Journal of Lakes & Reservoirs: Research and Management. 16(1): 49-60.

     50. Obiri-Danso, K., Adonadaga, M.G. and Hogarh, J.N. (2011). Effect of agrochemical use on the drinking water quality of Agogo, a tomato growing community in Ashanti Akim, Ghana. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 86(1): 71-77.

     51. Baidoo, S.E., Tay, S.C.K., Obiri-Danso, K. and Abruquah, H.H. (2010). Intestinal helminth infection and anaemia during pregnancy: A community based study in Ghana. Journal of Bacteriological Research 2(2): 9-13.

     52. Amponsah-Doku, F., Obiri-Danso, K., Abaidoo, R.C., Andoh, L.A., Drechsel, P. and Kondrasen, F. (2010). Bacterial contamination of lettuce and associated risk factors at production sites, markets, and street food restaurants in urban and peri-urban Kumasi. Scientific Research and Essays 5(2): 217-223.

     53. Kumasi, T.C., Obiri-Danso, K. and Ephraim, J.H. (2010). Community engagement in the sustainable management of rivers: Barekese catchment, Kumasi, Ghana. Journal of Environment, Development and Sustainability 12(6):927-943.

     54. Addo, M.G., Cossard, R., Pichard, D., Obiri-Danso, K., Rotig, A. and Delahodde, A. (2010). Caenorhabditis elegans, a pluricellular model organism to screen new genes involved in mitochondrial genome maintenance. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1802(9): 765-773.

     55. Afriyie-Debrah, C., Obiri-Danso, K. and Ephraim, J.H. (2010). Acid mine drainage – Effect on creeks and streams in a mining community in Ghana and treatment options. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development 1(5): 399-403.

     56. Andoh, L.A., Abaidoo, R.C., Obiri-Danso, K., Drechsel, P., Kondrasen, F. and Klank, L.T. (2009). Helminth contamination of lettuce and associated risk factors at production sites, markets, and street food vendor points in urban and peri-urban Kumasi, Ghana. Research Journal of Microbiology 4(1): 13-22.

     57. Obiri-Danso, K., Adjei, B, Stanley, K.N. and Jones, K. (2009). Microbiological quality and metal levels in wells and boreholes water in some peri-urban communities in Kumasi, Ghana. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 3(1): 59-66.

     58. Tiimub, B. M., Forson, M. A., Obiri-Danso, K., Rahaman, I. A. (2009). Pointed gaps in the provision, quality, patronage and management of toilet facilities in Bawku East District. Water, sanitation and hygiene: sustainable development and multisectoral approaches. Proceedings of the 34th WEDC International Conference, United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 18-22 May 2009 2009 pp. 715-720. (REVIEWED PAPER)

     59. Obiri-Danso, J.N. Hogarh and P. Antwi-Agyei (2008). Assessment of contamination of singed hides from cattle and goats by heavy metals in Ghana. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 2(8): 217-221.

     60. G. Addo, W.G. Akanwariwiak, P. Addo-Fordjour and K. Obiri-Danso (2008) Microbiological and sensory analysis of imported fruit juices in Kumasi, Ghana. Research Journal of Microbiology 3(8): 552-558.

     61. Timub, B.M., Forson, A.M. and Obiri-Danso, K. (2008). Groundwater quality, sanitation and vulnerable groups: case study of Bawku East District. Proceedings of the 33rd WEDC International Conference on Access to sanitation and safe water; global partnerships and local actions, Accra, Ghana. (REVIEWED PAPER)

     62. Kumasi, T.C., Obiri-Danso, K. and Ephraim, J.H. (2007). Impacts of land-use change on the water quality of the main source of pipe borne water for Kumasi, Ghana (A case study of the Barekese reservoir catchment area). In: Water Management Challenges in Global Change ( B. Ulanicki, K. Vairavamoorthy, D. Butler, P.L.M. Bounds and F.A. Memon), Taylor & Francis Group, London. pp 243-248. Book Chapter

     63. Aklaku, E.D., Jones, K. and Obiri-Danso, K. (2006). Integrated biological treatment and biogas production in a small-scale slaughterhouse in rural Ghana. Water Environment Research 78(12): 2335-2339.

     64. Obiri-Danso K, C. A. A. and Jones, K. (2005). Aspects of health-related microbiology of the Subin, an urban river in Kumasi, Ghana. Journal of Water and Health (WHO) 3(1): 69-76.

     65.Obiri-Danso, K., Amevor, E., Andoh, L.A. and Jones, K. (2004). Effect of sunlight, transport and storage vessels on drinking water quality in rural Ghana. Journal of Science and Technology 24(2): 32-44.

     66. Obiri-Danso, K., Okore-Hanson and K. Jones (2003). The microbiological quality of drinking water sold on the streets in Kumasi, Ghana. Letters of Applied Microbiology 37: 334-339.

     67. Obiri-Danso, , Paul, N. and Jones, K. (2001). The Effects of UVB and temperature on the survival of natural populations and pure cultures of Campylobacter jejuni, Camp. coli, Camp. lari and urease-positive thermophilic campylobacters (UPTC) in surface waters. Journal of Applied Microbiology 90: 256-267.

     68. Obiri-Danso, and Jones, K. (2000). Intertidal sediments as reservoirs for hippurate negative campylobacters salmonellae and faecal indicators in three EU recognised bathing waters in North West England. Water Research 34 (2): 519-527.

     69. Obiri-Danso, and Jones, K. (1999). Distribution and seasonality of microbial indicators and thermophilic campylobacters in two freshwater bathing sites on the River Lune in northwest England. Journal of Applied Microbiology 87: 822-832.

     70. Obiri-Danso K. and Jones, K. (1999). The effect of a new sewage treatment plant on faecal indicator numbers, campylobacters and bathing water compliance in Morecambe Bay. Journal of Applied Microbiology 86s: 603-614.

     71. Jones, K. and Obiri-Danso, K. (1999). Non-compliance of beaches with the EU directives on bathing water quality: evidence of non-point sources of pollution in Morecambe Bay. Journal of Applied Microbiology Symposium Supplement 86s: 101S-107S.

     72. Obiri-Danso, K., Jones, K. and Paul, N. (1999). The effect of the time of sampling on the compliance of bathing water in NW England with the EU Directive on bathing water quality. Journal of Coastal Conservation 5: 51-58.


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