Prof. Kwaku Adomako

Associate Professor

Dept: Animal Science

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Thermoregulatory genes in poultry Molecular basis of heat stress in poultry Climate change adaptation in poultry Characterization and improvement...~more

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Prof. Kwaku Adomako obtained a BSc. (Hons) Agriculture and Ph.D. in Animal Breeding and Genetics, from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi in 2004 and 2010 respectively. He also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Poultry Production and Management from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (2013), and obtained training in Molecular Genetics from the University of Georgia, USA through Borlaug Fellowship in 2015

He has been working with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi since 2011. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Animal Science. He was Head of the KNUST Dairy/Beef Cattle Research Station from 2017 to 2019, and Head of the Poultry Section at the Department of Animal Science, KNUST from 2012 to 2017. He is currently serving as the External Examiner for the Departments of Animal Science in the University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, and the University for Development Studies, Tamale. He is also the Vice-President of the Ghana Society of Animal Production, which is the association for animal scientists in Ghana.

Prof. Adomako has over 70 scientific publications in refereed journals and referenced conference proceedings. He has supervised PhDs, MPhils/MScs, and several undergraduate students and serves as an external assessor for some Graduate Schools in Ghana and abroad including those of the University of Cape Coast, University of Education, Winneba, University of Ghana, University for Development Studies and University of Fort Hare, South Africa. He has received over One Million Ghana Cedis grants from institutions such as the Skill Development Fund (SDF), Ghana Poultry Project (GPP) under the auspices of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and KNUST Research Fund for various research projects. He has attended and presented the results of his research at various international conferences including World Poultry Congress, Poultry Science, and All African Conference on Animal Agriculture. He has served as the organizer and facilitator for several workshops for poultry and rabbit value chain actors.

He is a member of the following academic Societies: World Poultry Science Association, Ghana Animal Science Association, Ghana Society of Animal Production, Ghana Science Association, and University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG). He is an Editor for the Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science and serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals including Poultry Science and Scientific African.


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