Dr. Frank Idan is from Amosima in Ghana's Central Region, in the Asebu Traditional Area. In 2004, he received his bachelor's degree (BSc. Agriculture) from the University of Cape Coast. He earned his MPhil in Animal Science (Nutrition) from the University of Ghana in 2014 and his Ph.D. in Grain Science from Kansas State University, the USA in 2019. He has attended conferences at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in 2018 and 2019 and presented two papers at the International Poultry Scientific Forum, Georgia World Congress Centre, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
He previously worked as a Biology/Integrated Science Teacher in Ghana Education Service, where he taught over 1000 students in various Senior High Schools. In the year 2020, he joined KNUST's Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, College of Agriculture, and Natural Resources. Dr. Idan's current responsibilities include teaching, extension/community service, and research. He is part of a forward-thinking interdisciplinary team whose programs include assessing the impact of antibiotics in animal feed on human health, developing strategies to reduce the incidence, and educating poultry and pig producers on the use of prebiotics and probiotics.
Dr. Idan was a key figure in poultry research projects that resulted in the use of crumbles for feeding broiler starter birds and the use of exogenous enzymes in diets containing increasing levels of wheat bran. His research has resulted in two peer-reviewed journal papers and eight conference papers/proceedings. AS 252, Principles of Animal Nutrition, AS 254, Poultry Production and Management, and ASI 457, Feed Analysis and Agricultural By-Product Management are among Frank's current teaching assignments. Dr. Idan also serves as an academic tutor/advisor to over 70 undergraduate students and supervises over ten undergraduate theses each year.