Dr. Clement Osei Akoto

Senior Lecturer

Dept: Chemistry
Dr. Clement Osei Akoto, Senior Research Scientist
Department of Chemistry,
KNUST - Kumasi

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Areas of Specialization: Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Spectroscopic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemis...~more


Dr. Clement Osei Akoto, a senior research scientist, had his BSc. at KNUST-Ghana with First Class, MSc. at the University of Alberta-Canada, and Ph.D. at the University of Utah-USA in medicinal chemistry. He worked in different Pharmaceutical Industries in North America for almost seven years with extensive industrial experience, teaching, research, and expertise in drug design, discovery, and development. His research experience spans Total Organic and Bioorganic Synthesis, Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, Protein-Peptides-Amino Acids, Carbohydrate Chemistry, Reaction Development and Methodology, Phytochemistry, and Spectroscopy. He has attended many International, National and Internal Conferences where he made scientific presentations to the scientific community. He has supervised, trained, and mentored a handful of doctoral and post-doctoral scientists at various Pharmaceutical companies in North America as a Senior Research Scientist.

Dr. Osei Akoto won a couple of prestigious awards and honors from his secondary education at OWASS through to graduate school. He was a beneficiary of the Ghana Government Merit Award (Highest GPA Award) in the 1997-1999 academic years at KNUST. He was the beneficiary of the Dow Chemical Merit Award (Highest GPA Award) in the 2004-2005 academic year at the University of Utah-USA. He won the Pfizer global research and development fellowship supporting diversity in organic/medicinal chemistry award to the top innovative student in the USA in the 2007/2008 academic year during his graduate studies at the University of Utah-USA.

Dr. Osei Akoto also had a distinction certification in drug discovery, development and commercialization program from Univ. of California-San Diego. He submitted 21 Abstracts (winning, the Author with Highest Number of Abstracts joint award) at the 8th Ghana Science Association (GSA) Conference at KNUST in May 2019. He was the Supervisor with the most Students Winning Poster Awards (6 out of the 10 awards, including the Top 2 awards) at the 8th GSA Conference.

Dr. Osei Akoto had fully synthesized and characterized the following potent and bioactive compounds: korormicin (and its derivatives for inhibition against Gram-negative bacteria),  adriatoxin subunits (inhibition against human cancer cell lines), quinazolinone (and its derivatives, inhibitors of PARP-1, poly(ADP-ribose)polymerase), phenyl-indeno-pyrimidine derivatives (as optimized adenosine A2A/A1 receptor antagonists targeting the treatment of Parkinson’s disease) among others. He can design, synthesize, extract, purify, characterize and identify any drug-like molecule of natural and synthetic product sources into medicinal, agrochemical and agrichemical, biochemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical drug program having the requisite research facilities.

For collaboration, partnership, mentorship, advice, or the right candidate to undertake research and technology, innovation, education, teaching center; laboratory for practical research and into drug discovery, design, extraction, purification, identification, and characterization of medicinal, agrochemical and agrichemical, biochemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical drug program purposes contact Dr. Clement Osei Akoto (780-444-6235, 233502094665, 0502094665, 0595647127) for further details or visit my research programs sites: 



 or email: cakoto@hotmail.com.

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