Prof. Edmund Ekuadzi

Associate Professor

Research Areas/Interests


Dr. Edmund Ekuadzi obtained his doctorate from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana and obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy from the same institution. He is a Senior Lecturer, Department of Pharmacognosy and Head, KNUST Central Lab. Edmund is a Visiting Research Scholar, Welcome Center for Anti-infective Research, Drug Discovery Unit, University of Dundee, Scotland. Edmund is also a Next Generation Scientists fellow of the Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland.  Edmund was appointed a Lecturer in 2013.

His research focuses on multidisciplinary studies to identify new drug candidates (pure compounds or extracts) or new leads from natural origin and control their quality. His specific scientific interests include evaluate the activities of crude extracts from traditional medicinal plants and obtain data to support their traditional uses, their indications and analyze potential toxicities, isolate, and identify bioactive compounds which could constitute new prototypes for drug development and analyse their modes of action and control their quality to limit adulterations and standardize treatments. Edmund’s work was recently in the news. See here;

He has publications in peer-reviewed journals and articles published in conference proceedings. He is reviewer of peer-reviewed journals. You can see his work here,

Edmund is also a member of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He is a member of the Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research and the Royal Society of Chemistry. Edmund is a pharmacist and a former Chairperson of the Ashanti region branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana. He is a member of the Ghana Young Academy (GhYA).


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