Dr Felix Charles Mills-Robertson holds an Ordinary and an Advance Level Certificate from Swedru Senior High School and Apam Senior High School, respectively. He had his bachelor’s degree in BIOCHEMISTRY with chemistry as well as MPhil and PhD degrees in Biochemistry, all at the University of Ghana. He also had courses and practical training in Microbiology and Molecular Biology at the Emporia State University, United States of America.
Dr. Mills-Robertson’s area of specialization is in Food Microbiology and foodborne pathogens as well as specialty in antimicrobial, antioxidative and anticancer activities of medicinal plants. Specifically, his research interest is in the characterization of microbial contaminants from foods, using phage typing, transformation, conjugation, PCR techniques and many other cutting edge microbial technologies, quality assessment of medicinal plant/herbal products and in vitro screening of medicinal plants for antimicrobial activities. Over the years, he has acquired substantial research experience in the fore-mentioned fields. Currently, his ongoing projects are geared towards antimicrobial activity of seven Ghanaian medicinal plants using standardized strains, assessment of food safety in food products and food borne infectious diseases particularly, Salmonellosis.
Dr. Mills-Robertson joined the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of the Faculty of Biosciences at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana in 2011 as a lecturer and later progressed to a senior lecturer in 2015. Prior to that, he was a tutor in Biology and Chemistry at Aburi Girl’s Senior High School from 1992 to 1995. From 1995 to 2003, he was a Research Scientist at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the then Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine. He got promoted to a Senior Research Scientist in 2003 where he served for 8 years. As a Senior Lecturer at KNUST, he teaches and mentors both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He teaches Analytical Biochemistry, Food Microbiology, Advance Food Microbiology, Food Safety and Hygiene, Microbiology for Biotechnologist, Plant Biochemistry and Plant Medicine, Principles of Probiotics etc. He has supervised many students’ research projects ranging from BSc. to PhD.
He has an intensive leadership experience where he played various leadership roles in various institutions. He headed the Microbiology Department at the then Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine (CSRPM), Mampong-Akwapim for a period of 8 years. He doubled as a Senior Lecturer and Examinations Officer for both regular and the Institute of Distance Learning (IDL) programmes at the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, KNUST. He served the position of a chairperson for numerous committees at the College of Science and the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, KNUST. He is currently the chairman of the College of Science Seminars and Conferences Committee and the chairman for Microbial Biochemistry Laboratory Management Committee.
He is a member of a number of locally and international recognized professional bodies including; the America Society for Microbiology, West African Network of Natural Products Research Scientist, Ghana Biochemical Society, Ghana Science Association and Ghana Biomedical Convention. In addition, he is an external examiner for other institutions such as the University of Ghana and University of Cape Coast. He is also a reviewer of the International Journal of Pharmacology and Biosciences and the Journal of Science and Technology.
Dr. Felix Charles Mills-Robertson’s services to education and biomedical science are all geared towards his career objectives which are to advance the field of teaching and biomedical research to foster quality education and healthcare.