Dr. Stephen Amoah

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Stephen Amoah is a Plant Breeder/Molecular Biologist and a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. He obtained his PhD at the University of Reading and M.Sc. at the University of Nottingham in the U.K. His area of expertise include plant breeding and molecular biology with emphasis on molecular genetics, research on under-utilized crops and development of improved crop varieties for public use. Dr Amoah has developed and released over 15 improved varieties of soybean, cowpea and groundnut as a team leader and in joint releases. Dr. Amoah has authored several refereed journal publications, books, conference papers and other publications. He teaches Molecular Plant Breeding and Agricultural Biotechnology at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He served as the national coordinator for the Sustainable Intensification of Integrated Crop-Small Ruminant (SIIC-SR) Production System in West Africa Project. He was the principal investigator for the Farmer Participatory Variety Evaluation and Selection of high yielding multiple disease resistant soybean varieties and a collaborating partner for the “Improving Farmer-Preferred Cowpea Varieties through introgression of genes for flower thrips and Cercospora leaf spot resistance” project.  He served as the principal investigator of a Global Crop Diversity Trust (GCDT) funded project on “increasing farmers’ access to conserved diversity of cowpea.

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