Dr Michael Owusu is a Clinical Microbiologist and faculty member at the Department of Medical Diagnostics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He also holds a research fellowship position at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine. His PhD was in the area of human coronaviruses and its impact on children and adults in Ghana. Prior to joining academia, he had worked at the Microbiology Department of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where he engaged in bacteriological investigation using classical cultures and phenotypic identification techniques. His research arears includes viral zoonosis, human-animal interactions, antimicrobial resistance and epidemiology of infectious diseases. His research interest is to understand the interactions among various microbial pathogens and how this leads to clinical disease.Currently he is studying how viral-bacterial interactions could result in pneumonia in children. He aims to use both classical microbiological and molecular techniques to understand these interactions.