Prof. (Mrs.) Antonia Yarbey Tetteh

Associate Professor

Dept: Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Room GF9 Aboagye-Menyeh Building
Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
College of Science
KNUST, Kumasi

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Prof. Antonia Tetteh is an Associate Professor in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, with expertise in Plant Breeding and Genetics with Biochemistry background. She is currently the Head of Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, and also service the Department of Crop and Soil Science in KNUST. She oversees the activities of the Department in terms of research, teaching, and community service. She teaches biophysics, plant tissue culture, agricultural Biotechnology, and population and quantitative genetics. In the past, she was the graduate programmes coordinator of the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. Her research has focused on assessing the genetic variability in maize for heat tolerance traits; in watermelons for resistance to powdery mildew disease; in kenaf and roselle for fiber yield and quality; establishment of effective regeneration system for maize;  I am experienced in molecular biology techniques and tissue culture for crop improvement.  She also has an interest in microbial diversity in amylolytic and pectinolytic bacteria and fungi for alcohol production and fiber production. She has founded the KNUST Bast Fiber Research and Development Group, which is the emerging research wing of the bast fiber industry in Ghana.  She is a member of the Ghana Science Association, Crop Science Society of America, and member of the African Plant Breeding Association.

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