Prof. Abraham Yeboah Mensah

Associate Professor

Dept: Pharmacognosy Office:
Department of Pharmacognosy
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Health Sciences

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Research Areas/Interests

Research into plant medicines with emphasis on the following: Ethnopharmacology Phytochemistry (Isolation and Characterization of Natural Product con...~more


Abraham Yeboah Mensah (PhD, BPharm) is a foundation fellow of the Ghana College of Pharmacists, a fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, an Associate Professor in Pharmacognosy, and the current Head of Pharmacognosy Department, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University and Technology (KNUST). He is the Ghanaian project leader for a German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD)/German Ministry of Education funded project for “Cultivation of plants containing bioactive ingredients for development of cosmetic products” under the broad theme: “Partnership for sustainable solutions with Sub-Saharan African (Phytochem SSA2015-33-074,- Teaching, Research and Product Development”). He is the coordinator of the Vice-Chancellor’s Central laboratory project that involves the purchase, installation and operation of modern scientific equipment for research activities.

He attended Prempeh College for his secondary education and holds a bachelor of Pharmacy degree from KNUST, Kumasi and a PhD in Pharmacognosy from the King's College London (University of London). He holds a certificate in logistics and supply chain management from USIAD-Deliver.

Prof Yeboah Mensah is a Commonwealth Scholar and Fellow and a recipient of the prestigious Wellcome Trust (United Kingdom) Research Development Award in Tropical Medicine (2002-2004). He is also a scholar of the University of Michigan African Presidential Scholar Program. Other awards received by Prof Abraham Yeboah Mensah include the German Academic Exchange Service Award (DAAD) and the National Council of Scientific research of Brazil (CNPq) multilateral visits (CNPq project award. He collaborates with a number of scientists from several countries including Germany and the United Kingdom.

His area of specialization and research interest is Phytochemical investigation of natural products with biological activity and has numerous scientific publications in peer reviewed journals to his credit. Prof Yeboah Mensah has participated in several scientific conferences and workshops all over Africa, Europe and the United States. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Phytology and a reviewer of articles for publication in several journals. He reviews several grant applications for several international organisations.

Prof Abraham Yeboah Mensah is a former chairman of the Academic, Social and Research wing of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) and a former member of the Governing Board of the PSGH. He was the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana's representative on the Governing Council of the Centre for Plant Medicine Research, Akuapem, Mampong (a WHO Collaborating Centre) under the Ministry of Health. He served as a foundation board member of the Asokwa Sub-metro Mutual Health Insurance Scheme in Kumasi and as a member of the Scientific Conference Planning Committee of the College of Health Sciences, KNUST.


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