Prof. Matthew Glover Addo

Associate Professor


Research Areas/Interests

Mitochondrial genome stability using Caenorhabditis elegans as a model organism; Microbial profile and antibiotic usage with patients with chronic wo...~more

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Professor Matthew Glover Addo is an Associate Professor of Microbiology in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology and the current Dean of the Faculty of Biosciences. Born on the 2nd of May, 1965, he gained admission into the then University of Science and Technology (UST), now Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Kumasi, to pursue a four-year degree programme in Biological Sciences. He completed the BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences programme in 1992. In 1992/93 Academic year, Prof. Addo was retained at the Biological Sciences Department for his National Service as a Teaching Assistant.

In August 1993 and after his National Service, he was awarded a Norwegian Government Scholarship to study Biotechnology where he obtained both the Candidatus Magesterii (BSc) and Candidatus Scientiarum (MSc) in 1996 and 1998 respectively in Biotechnology at the University of Bergen, Norway.

Prof. Addo was appointed as a lecturer in 2002 and in 2008, obtained a French Government Scholarship to study for the joint Doctor of Science/Doctor of Philosophy degrees at the prestigious Université Paris Sud IX, Paris, France (now University of Paris-Saclay) and KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana respectively. He completed the doctorate programme in May, 2011.

During the doctorate research programme he designed an efficient screening method for the identification of genes involved in the mitochondrial genome stability using Caenorhabditis elegans as a model organism. He worked with the Functions and Dysfunction of Mitochondrial group of the Institute of Genetics and Microbiology where for the first time, he identified four (4) new nuclear genes (Y105E8A.23, dnj-10, atad-3, and phi-37) involved in mitochondrial stability.

He has been conducting research in mitochondrial genome stability using Caenorhabditis elegans as a model organism; microbial profile and antibiotic usage with patients with chronic wounds and Urinary Tract Infections in some health facilities in Ghana. He is  also researching on haematological predictors of malaria infection, using modelling and also identification of biomarkers of infectious bites capable of assessing the human parasite-vector interactions in order to develop sero-survellance tools for estimating transmission intensity; as well as conducting a baseline study of the quality of drinking water delivery systems in some Metropolis in Ghana as well as investigating into some resident microorganisms causing spoilage in some locally produced non-alcoholic beverages and some street foods in Ghana.

He has refereed a number of articles for publication in journals such as the Journal of Biotechnological Research, Clinical Biotechnology and Microbiology, International Journal of Pathogen Research, International Journal of Current Research, AAS Open Research Journal, Malaria Research and Treatment, International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Science, Microbiology Research Journal International, African Journal of Microbiology Research and International Journal of Biology among others.

He was voted as the Best Senior Member (Teaching) by the College of Science in its maiden Excellence Award in 2018.

Prof. Addo, is an academic with considerable experience in university teaching, collaborative research, vast institutional management experience, board room experience and headship/membership of high-profile Boards.

Below is the list of some service rendered to the University, the Nation and the International Community.

Headship                                 

Dean of Faculty of Biosciences                                                  

Hall Master, Republic Hall of Residence.                                             

Vice-Dean, Faculty of Biosciences, College of Science.                         

Head of Department, Theoretical and Applied Biology.              

Senior Tutor, Republic Hall of Residence.                                           

College of Science Examinations Officer.                                

Faculty of Biosciences Examinations Officer                                          

Dep’t of Biological Sciences Examinations Officer                      

College of Science Examinations Audit Team (Chairman)    

 

Chairmanship of Boards/Committees                                      

Local/KNUST                                                                                            

  1. Chairman, Faculty of Biosciences Board.                                      
  2. Chairman, Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology Board.     
  3. Chairman, Planning Committee; Congregation Dinner and 5th KNUST Excellence Awards Ceremony                  
  4. Chairman, Committee to Evaluate the Conduct of Examinations 
  5. Chairman, PhD Visual Communication Design Proposal Review Committee. 
  6. Chairman, C’ttee to develop course content for MPhil. Radiation Biology 
  7. Chairman, Committee to regulate food vending at the IDL Accra Campus 
  8. Chairman, College of Science Audit Team 
  9. Chairman, Committee for the Harmonization of Microbiology Course Content in the College of Science.                                                    
  10. Chairman, Roadmap for the Molecular Biology Committee.      
  11. Chairman, Committee to investigate allegations of Examinations malpractices against three Institute of Distance Learning (IDL) Students,                
  12. Chairman, Committee to investigate allegations of Examinations malpractices against six Institute of Distance Learning (IDL) students, September,             
  13. Chairman, Committee for Drafting New Programme for the Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology,                                       
  14. Chairman, Two-Member Team to vet list of Internal and External Examiners, College of Science, KNUST, 
  15. Chairman, Committee for Reconciliation of IDL Nursing Results

Membership of Boards/Committees                                  

Local/KNUST                                                                                          

  1. Member, KNUST Obuasi Campus Board                                    
  2. Member, College of Science Appointment and Promotion Committee   
  3. Member, College of Health Sciences Appointment and Promotion Committee                                                                                                             
  4. Member, KNUST Search Committee for Provost for the Colleges of Agriculture, Humanities and Social Science, and Health Sciences.                                    
  5. Scrutineer, Election of KNUST Pro Vice-Chancellor                         
  6. Member, College of Science Graduate Thesis Review Committee 
  7. Member, Academic Board. (Professorial Rep.), CoS.                       
  8. Member, Academic Board. (Non-Prof. Rep.), CoS.                    
  9. Member, Residence Committee, KNUST.                                                 
  10. Member, College of Science Representative on Undergraduate Admission Committee                               
  11. Member, Proposal Review Panel of Accra Polytechnic                                                    
  12. Member. College of Science Board.                                                   
  13. Member, Institute of Distance Learning Board.                                                   
  14. Member, Faculty of Bioscience, College of Science             
  15. Member, Committee to Review & Streamline Administrative Dep’t/Offices 
  16. Member, Ad Hoc Committee to review and regulate Teaching and Examinations Time Tables and use of classrooms across the University 
  17. Member, Republic Hall Council, KNUST            
  18. Member, Committee to investigate allegations of Examinations malpractices against six Institute of Distance Learning (IDL) students                                                  
  19. Member, Committee to investigate alleged irregularities in CHEM 169 marks for Petrochemical Engineering I, in the Department of Chemical Engineering. 
  20. Member, IDL Time Tabling Committee                                                                         
  21. Member, Examinations Coordinating Committee                                
  22. Member, Committee on Restructuring of College of Science to the Three-Tier System                                                                                                  
  23. Member, Committee to Develop a Proposal for Special dispensation for Distance Learning Students (IDL)                                                                                           
  24. Member, Distance Learning Students (IDL) Examinations Task Force (Examinations Committee)                                                                                             
  25. Member, Republic Hall Maintenance Committee                 
  26. Member, Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources                
  27. Member, Proposal Review Panel of St. Karol School of Nursing                 
  28. Member, Proposal Review Panel of Accra Polytechnic                            

 

National/International                                                     

  1. Chairman, 4th Annual Scientific Conference of the West African Postgraduate College of Environmental Health, Accra,                                                                                  
  1. Chairman, Curriculum Review Committee. Korle-Bu School of Hygiene.             
  2. Chief Examiner for Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC),             
  3. Moderator, General Science Paper for the University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies,                                                              
  4. Moderator, Schools of Hygiene, Korle-Bu                                     
  5. Moderator, Schools of Hygiene, Tamale                                           
  6. Moderator, Schools of Hygiene, Ho                                                 

National/International                                                      

  1. Member, Governing Council of the Spiritan University College (KNUST representative)                                                                                      
  2. Member, Academic Board of the Data Link Institute of Business and Technology, Accra                                                                                                             
  3. Member, Appointments and Promotions Committee of the Data Link Institute of Business and Technology, Accra                          
  4. Member, National Accreditation Board’s Committee for the Re-Accreditation of Programmes at the University of Education, Winneba                          
  1. Member, Proposal Review Panel of St. Karol School of Nursing  
  2. Member, Proposal Review Panel of Accra Polytechnic             

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