Curriculum Vitae - Professor E. Y. Danquah

Eric Yirenkyi Danquah BSc (UG), MPhil, PhD (Cantab) FCPS, FCCS

West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement,

University of Ghana, PMB LG 30, Legon, Ghana

Tel: +233 302 520609 (Office), Fax: +233 302 520604, Cell: +233 244 632088

Email: edanquah@wacci.edu.gh

 

 

EDUCATION

1989-1993                   PhD Genetics, University of Cambridge, England.

1986-1987                   MPhil Plant Breeding, University of Cambridge, England.

1979-1984                   BSc Agric (Crop Science), University of Ghana.

1972-1979                   Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon, O & A Levels.

1964-1972                   Akosombo Experimental School.

 

RECORD OF EMPLOYMENT

2014                            Director, Biotechnology Centre, University of Ghana

 

2007-date                    Director, West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement, University of Ghana

 

2007-date                    Professor, Department of Crop Science, University of Ghana

 

2006-2009                   Dean, International Programmes, University of Ghana

 

2005-2006                   Head of Department, Department of Crop Science, University of Ghana, Legon.

 

2004-2006                   Associate Professor, Department of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, University of Ghana.

 

2001-2004                   Senior Lecturer, Department of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, University of Ghana.

 

2000-2001                   Visiting Scientist, Institute of Arable Crops Research, University of Bristol, Long Ashton, Bristol, England. I isolated and characterized simple sequence repeats (microsatellites) in Echinochloa species and screened a panel with my developed SSR primers and amplified fragment length polymorphisms.

 

1994-2001                   Lecturer, Department of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, University of Ghana.

 

1993-1994 (3 mths)     Research Scientist, Plant Breeding International, Cambridge, England. Made wide crosses between maize and wheat and rescued embryos for the development of doubled haploids. I also worked on the International barley genome mapping project using Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphisms (RFLPs) to screen a mapping population.

 

1989-1993                   Demonstrator, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, England.

 

1987-1989                   Assistant Research Officer, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ghana.

 

1986-1987                   National Service, Ghana Education Service, Ghana

 

1984 (6 mths)              Job trainee in farming, 8761 Neunkirchen, Germany. Managed a dairy farm of 200 cattle and acreages of barley, wheat, rape, maize and sugar beet.

 

KEY ACADEMIC RESPOSIBILITIES

  • Lecturer in General Genetics, Molecular Genetics, Biotechnology, Population Genetics and Plant Breeding.
  • External Examiner, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science Technology
  • Referee, Hereditas, Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science.
  • Assessor for promotions of Scientific Staff for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
  • FAO (GIPB) Taskforce member on Global Initiative for Plant Breeding (GIPB) capacity building.
  • GIPB/Bioversity International Taskforce member on Development of E-learning curriculum on pre-breeding for use world-wide.

 

MANAGEMENT/ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Director, West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI),University of Ghana (2007 to date).

Was the lead UG academic in the international (UG-Cornell University) partnership that secured funding for the establishment of the Centre in the University. Led the development of physical infrastructure, recruitment of human resources; established protocols and developed the strategic plan and project implementation plan for the Centre. Responsible for academic, financial and administrative leadership of the Centre.  Currently, 2 Associate Directors, 7 Associate Faculty, 20 Visiting Scientists from fifteen countries, 24 local staff and 49 PhD students from nine countries are under my management.

 

Dean, International Programmes, University of Ghana (2006-2009).

Managed about 30 active agreements; Signed 44 new partnership agreements; Hosted 148 visiting delegations from institutions worldwide; Was instrumental in securing 2 PhD scholarships tenable at University of Paris XI, Orsay for the University from the French Embassy in Ghana.

 

Exploratory visits as Dean to promote the University of Ghana

  1. Seventh Annual Partners’ Meeting, University of Miami, Coral Gables, USA, 13th - 15th November, 2006.
  2. University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 8th May 2007.
  3. Cardiff University, United Kingdom 31st March - 1st April, 2008.
  4. Cambridge University, United Kingdom, 2nd - 3rd April 2008.
  5. Annual Meeting of NAFSA, Washington DC, USA, 26th - 30th May, 2008.
  6. Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland to, 16th - 20th June, 2008.
  7. Selected institutions in France (University of Paris XI, Orsay, University of Paris VI- Pierre and Marie Curie, Agri-Paris-Tech) April 25 - May 1, 2009.
  8. University of Cambridge, UK, July 20 - 24, 2009.

 

Other international meetings as Dean, International Programmes

  1. Academic Governing Council of The ScholarShip's Consortium of Academic Stewards Meeting, Executive Hotel Vintage Court, San Francisco, USA, 4th - 6th     October, 2006.
  2. Academic Governing Council Meeting of The Scholar Ship’s Consortium of Academic Stewards Meeting, Fudan University, Shanghai, China 20th - 27th May, 2007.
  3. Academic Governing Council Meeting of The ScholarShip’s Consortium of Academic Stewards Meeting, Hong Kong 20th - 22nd December, 2007.

 

Head of Department of Crop Science (2005-2006).

Was responsible for academic, financial and administrative leadership of the Department of Crop Science.

 

Senior Tutor, Legon Hall (2002-2005).

Was Chairman the Tutorial Board (comprising 30 Senior Members) of Legon Hall. Managed the Tutorial Office with direct responsibility for 15 Staff and over 1,700 resident and 5,300 non-resident students.

 

Board Member, Agribusiness and Sustainable Natural Plant Products (International NGO), Ghana (2006 - 2010).

 

MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

1990-date                    Member, Ghana Science Association.

1990-2002                   Member, Crop Science Society of America.

1989-date                    Fellow, Cambridge Commonwealth Society.

1989-date                    Fellow, Cambridge Philosophical Society.

1986-1994                   Member, Genetical Society of England.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS/AWARDS

2014                            UG Distinguished Award for Meritorious Service, 2013

2000-2001                   UK Commonwealth Academic Fellowship

1989-1993                   UK Commonwealth Scholarship

1989                            UK Vice-Chancellors’ Overseas Research Scholarship

1988                            Australian National University Scholarship

1986-1987                   Cambridge University/O.D.A. Shared Scholarship

1981                            Outstanding Sportsman, Legon Hall, University of Ghana.

 

RESEARCH GRANT HISTORY

2013    USD 8,000,000  World Bank Africa Centres of Excellence project grant for “Developing WACCI into an Africa Centre of Excellence for training plant breeders and seed scientists and seed technologists” (Principal Investigator & Centre Leader)

 

2013    USD 1,000,000  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant for developing a functional gene platform for gene discovery in sorghum, Purdue University-WACCI-INERA Collaboration (Project Collaborator)

 

2013    USD 5,214,000 Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) second phase (5 years) grant for the establishment of a West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement as an autonomous institution to train PhDs in Plant Breeding at the University of Ghana (Project Leader and Director of the Centre).

 

2011    EURO 123,000  Volkswagen Stiften (Foundation) grant for a

project titled ‘Propagation, cultural practices, genetic and biochemical diversity of two medicinal plant species Croton membranaceous and Cryptolepis sanguinolenta'

(Project Collaborator & Mentor to Young Scientist, Dr. Naalamle Amisssah, Department of Crop Science, UG)

 

2009    EURO 79,300    Volkswagen Stiftung (VW Foundation) grant for a summer (long vacation) training of Ghanaian and German students in phenotyping and genotyping of plant genetic resources (Programme Leader).

 

2009    USD 179,594  Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa 3-year grant for a project titled “A model breeding programme for the training of research scientists in the field orientated plant breeding techniques for West Africa” (Project Collaborator).

 

2009    USD 87,000 NEPAD grant for sorghum characterisation in Ghana (Project collaborator).

 

2009    EURO 8,000 IAEA grant for three years for enhancement of nutritional quality in sorghum through mutation breeding (Project collaborator)

 

2008    USD 667,054 Generation Challenge Programme grant for the training of 4 PhD students in Plant Breeding at the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (Project Leader).

 

2008    USD 100,000 Kirkhouse Foundation for the development and hosting of an international workshop on molecular marker assisted selection (Project Collaborator)

 

2007    USD 5,800,000 Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) first phase (5 years) grant for the establishment of a West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement as an autonomous institution to train 40 PhD students (in 10 years) in Plant Breeding at the University of Ghana (Project Leader and Director of the Centre).

 

2007    USD 130,000 Kirkhouse Foundation for the development and hosting of an

international workshop on molecular marker assisted selection (Project Collaborator)

 

2007    EURO 48,000  ICGEB-TWAS grant for the research project “Overexpressing of genes encoding ion transport proteins (Na+/H+ antiporter and H+-PPase) as a strategy to improve salt-and drought tolerance in wheat (Project collaborator).

 

2005    EURO 6,000 Volkswagen Stiftung (VW Foundation) grant to submit a full proposal on “Ecological and nutritional aspects of traditional African vegetables” (Principal Investigator, Ghana Group)

 

2005    USD 20,000 TALIF Grant for the development of a textbook on vegetable production (Co-author).

 

2005    USD 187,000 TALIF Grant for the Development of a postgraduate and short-term training programmes in Agricultural Biotechnology in the Department of Crop Science (Programme Leader).

 

2005    USD 199,000 US Grant to Ghana-Israel team for studies on the Cassava Mosaic Disease in Ghana (Co-Investigator).

 

2004    USD 30,000 IAEA Grant for the development of drought tolerant maize varieties using mutagenesis, molecular markers and participatory varietal breeding (Principal Investigator).

 

2004    ¢160 million cedis EDIF GRANT for the development of export vegetables

            (Co-Investigator).

 

1999    USD 35,000 IAEA Grant for research to develop mutant cocoyam with resistance to the root rot disease (Principal Investigator).         

 

KEY RESEARCH AREAS

  • Genetic diversity in crop plants and associated pests
  • Biotechnologies in crop improvement
  • Farmers’ knowledge and plant breeding
  • Training of a new generation of scientists (Orientation & Mentoring)
  • Appropriate technologies for food security in Africa

 

REFEREED SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

  1. Blay, E.T., Danquah, E.Y. and Prakash, C.S. (1997).  Effect of five antibiotics on callus development and regeneration on some explants of garden egg. (S. gilo).  Ghana Journal of Science 37: 3-10.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y. and Blay, E.T. (1998). Biotechnology - Promises and challenges for sustainable agriculture, Ghana Journal of Science 38: 15-23.

 

  1. Blay, E.T., Danquah, E.Y. and G. Anim-Kwapong (1998).  Influence of sett size and spacing on yield and multiplication of ginger.  Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science 31: 175-180.

 

  1. Blay, E.T., Danquah, E.Y., Offei, S.K. and Kudadjie, C. (1999). Morphologic and agronomic characterisation of some tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) germplasm in Ghana. Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science 32: 169-175.

 

  1. Blay, E.T., Danquah, E.Y. and Afelibiek, B. (1999).  Effect of time of harvest, stage of fruit ripening and post harvest on seed yield and germinability of local garden egg. Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science 32: 159-167.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y., and Blay, E.T. (1999).  Breeding for stress tolerance: Drought as a case study.  Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science 32: 229-236.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y., Blay, E.T. and Fosu-Nyarko, J. (2000).  Morphological, agronomic and isozyme characterisation of some accessions of groundnut.  Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science 33: 43-53.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y., Blay, E.T., Bosompem, K.M., Fosu-Nyarko, J. and Dosoogla J. (2000). Isozyme and storage protein polymorphisms in 17 accessions of groundnuts (Arachis hypogaea). Journal of the Ghana Science Association 2 (2): 23-30.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y., Blay, E.T., Osae, M.W. and Alifo, Y. (2000). Isozyme polymorphisms in eight accessions of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench). Journal of the Ghana Science Association 2 (1): 93-98.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y., Sallah, P.Y.K., Blay, E.T. and Aboagye-Nuamah, Francis (2001). Evaluation of local maize collections for drought tolerance. Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science 34: 63-70.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y., Blay, E.T., Offei, S.K., Fosu-Nyarko, J., and Amiteye, S. (2001). Genetic diversity in cocoyam as revealed by random amplified polymorphic DNA. African Journal of Root & Tuber Crops 4 (2): 42-46.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y. and Barrett J.A. (2002). Hordein variation and reaction to powdery mildew in Composite Cross XLII of barley. Genetica 114 (1): 81-87.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y., Hanley S.J., Brookes R.C., Aldam C. and Karp A. (2002). Isolation and characterisation of microsatellites in Echinochloa (L.) Beauv. spp.  Molecular Ecology Notes 2 (1): 54-56.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y. and Barrett J. (2002). Grain yield in Composite Cross Five (CCV) of barley: Effects of natural selection. Journal of Agricultural Science (Cambridge University Press) 138 (2): 71-76.

 

  1. Blay, E.T., Danquah, E.Y., Ofosu-Anim, J. and Ntumy, J. (2002). Effect of manure and/or inorganic fertilizer on the yield of shallot (Allium cepa var. aggregatum). Advances in Horticultural Science 16: 13-16.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y. and Barrett, J.A. (2002). Evidence of natural selection in composite cross five (CCV) of barley. Genetica 115 (2): 195-203.

 

  1. Offei, S.K., Danquah, E.Y., Blay, E.T., Aboagye-Nuamah, F. (2002). Isozyme and total protein polymophisms among 52 accessions of cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium). Ghana Journal of Horticulture 1: 1-8.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y., Johnson D.E., Riches C., Arnold G. M. and Karp A. (2002). Genetic diversity in Echinochloa spp. collected from different geographic origins and within rice fields in Cote d’Ivoire. Weed Research 42 (5): 394-405.

 

  1. Offei, S.K., Asante, I.K. and Danquah, E.Y. (2003). Variation in seed size, protein, hydrogen cyanide and tannin content of lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus). Tropical Science  43: 132-134.

 

  1. Asante I. K., Laing, E., Danquah, E.Y. and Offei, S.K. (2003). Genetic structure at the isocitrate dehydrogenase and malate dehydrogenase enzymes gene loci in Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L) Walp) accessions. Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science 36: 53-63.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y., Offei, S.K. Blay, E.T. and Asante, I.K. (2003) Genetic polymorphism in accessions of cocoyam (Xanthosoma   sagittifolium L. Schott) from Eastern and Volta Regions of Ghana. Ghana Journal of Horticulture 2: 1-10.

 

  1. Offei, S.K., Asante, I.K. and Danquah, E.Y. (2004). Genetic structure of seventy cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium, Linn, Schott) accessions in Ghana based on RAPD. Hereditas 140: 123-128.

 

  1. Omondi-Aman, B., Obeng-Ofori, D., Danquah, E. Y. and Offei, S. K (2004). Genetic Diversity and Oviposition Host Preference of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) Associated with Four Crops in Ghana. Journal of the Ghana Science Association 6 (1): 105-116.

 

  1. Gachoka, K.K., Obeng-Ofori, D. and Danquah, E.Y. (2005). Host suitability of two Ghanaian biotypes of Bemesia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) on five common tropical weeds. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 25 (4): 236-244.

 

  1. Lokko Y., Danquah, E.Y, Offei S.K, Dixon A.G.O and Gedil M.A (2005). Molecular markers associated with a new source of resistance to the cassava mosaic disease. African Journal of Biotechnology 4 (9): 873-881.

 

  1. Omondi-Aman B., Seruwagi P., Obeng-Ofori D., Danquah, E.Y. and Kyeremanten R. A. (2005). Mating interactions between the okra and cassava biotypes of Bemesia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) on eggplant host. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 25 (3): 159-167.

 

  1. Omondi-Aman, B., Obeng-Ofori, D., Kyerematen, R.A. and Danquah, E.Y. (2005). Host preference and suitability of some selected crops for two biotypes of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) in Ghana. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 115: 393-400.

 

  1. Lokko, Y., Dixon, A., Offei, S.K., Danquah, E.Y. and Fregene, M. (2006) Assessment of genetic diversity among African Cassava accessions resistant to the cassava mosaic virus disease using SSR markers. Genetic Resources  and Crop Evolution Journal 53: 1441-1453.

 

  1. Torkpo, S.K., Danquah, E.Y., Offei, S.K. and Blay, E.T. (2006). Esterase, total protein and seed storage protein diversity in okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench). West African Journal of Ecology 9: 177-183.

 

  1. Danquah, A. Offei, S., Blay, E.T., Asare, E. and Danquah, E.Y. (2006) Characterization of A Mutant Population of Cocoyam (Xanthosoma Sagittifolium L. Schott). International Journal of Botany 2 (2): 128-132.

 

  1. Eleblu, J.S. and Danquah, E.Y. (2006). Application of single nucleotide polymorphisms in crop improvement. Journal of the Ghana Science Association 8: 13-21.

 

32.Lokko Y., Dixon, A.G.O., Offei, S.K. and Danquah, E.Y (2009). Genetic relationships among improved cassava accessions and landraces for resistance to the cassava mosaic disease. International Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment 7 (1): 156-162.

 

33.   Egbadzor K.F., Offei S.K., Danquah E.Y. and Atokple I.D.K. (2010). Variability in thirty-six accessions of sorghum assessed with eight groups of qualitative traits. International Journal of Agriculture 2 (4): 86 - 92.

 

  1. Sapey E, Offei S.K, Danquah E.Y and Asante I.K. (2012). Assessment of genetic diversity among 60 sorghum accessions in Ghana using Microsatellites. Elixir Bio Tech. 44, 7171-7177.

 

35.    Egbadzor K.F.,  Amoako-Attah I, Danquah E.Y, Offei S.K, Ofori K. and Opoku-Agyeman M. O (2012). Relationship between flower, immature pod pigmentation and seed testa of cowpea, International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 4 (12): 411-415.

 

  1. Oteng-Frimpong R, Levy Y., Torkpo S.K., Danquah E.Y., Offei S.K. and Gafni  Y. (2012). Complete genome sequencing of two causative viruses of cassava mosaic disease in Ghana. Acta virologica 56: 305 - 314.

 

  1. Dadzie A.M., Livingstone III D.S., Opoku S.Y. Takram J., Padi F, Offei S.K., Danquah E.Y., Motamayor J.C., Schnell R.J. Kuhn D.N. (2012).  Conversion of microsatellite markers to single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers for genetic fingerprinting of Theobroma cacao L. Journal of Crop Improvement 27 (2): 215-241.

 

  1. Egbadzor K.F., Yeboah M., Offei S.K., Ofori K. and Danquah E.Y. (2013). Farmers’ key production constraints and traits desired in cowpea in Ghana. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development 5 (1): 14-20.

 

  1. Doku, H. A. Danquah E. Y., Amoah, A. N. Nyalemegbe K. and Amoatey, H.M. (2013). Genetic diversity among 18 accessions of African rice (Oryza glaberrima Steud.) using simple sequence repeat markers (SSR). Agricultural Journal 8 (2): 106 - 112.

 

  1. Asante M.D., Offei S.K., Gracen V., Adu-Dapaah H., Danquah E.Y, Bryant R and McClung A. (2013). Starch physicochemical properties of rice accessions and their association with molecular markers. Starch 65: 1-7.

 

  1. Egbadzor K.F., Yeboah E., Danquah E.Y., Ofori K. and Offei S.K. (2013). Identification of SNP markers associated with seed size in Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L) Walp) International Journal of Plant Breeding and Genetics 7(2): 115-123: DOI: 10.3923/ijpbg.2013.

 

  1. Asante MD, Asante BO, Acheampong GK, Offei SK, Gracen V, Adu-Dapaah H, Danquah E.Y. (2013). Farmer and consumer preferences for rice in the Ashanti region of Ghana: Implications for rice breeding in West Africa. Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science 5 (12), 229 - 238.

 

  1. Asante  MD, Asante BO, Acheampong GK, Wiredu  AN, Offei  SK, Gracen V, Adu-Dapaah  H, Danquah  E.Y. (2013). Grain quality and determinants of farmers’ preference for rice varietal traits in three districts in Ghana: Implications for research and policy. Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics 5 (7): 284-294.

 

  1. Egbadzor, K. F., Dadoza, M., Danquah, E. Y., Yeboah, M., Offei S. K. and Ofori, K. (2013). Genetic Control of Seed Size in Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata (L.) Walp). International Journal of Agriculture Sciences. 5 (2): 367 - 371.

 

  1. Somé Koussao, Vernon Gracen, Isaac Asante, Eric Y. Danquah, Jeremy T. Ouedraogo, Tignegre Jean Baptiste, Belem Jerome and Tarpaga M. Vianney (2014).
Diversity analysis of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas [L.] Lam) germplasm from Burkina Faso using morphological and simple sequence repeats markers. African Journal of Biotechnology 13 (6): 729-742.

 

  1. Adebayo, M.A., Menkir, A., Blay E., Gracen, V., Danquah E., & Hearne S. (2014). Genetic analysis of drought tolerance in adapted x exotic crosses of maize inbred lines under managed stress conditions.  Euphytica 196: 261-270.

 

  1. Egbadzor, K.F., Yeboah, M., Gamedoagboa, D.K, Offei, S.K., Danquah, E.Y. and Ofori, K. (2014). Inheritance of seed coat colour in cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp). International Journal of Plant Breeding and Genetics 8 (1): 35-43.

 

  1. Egbadzor, K.F., Danquah, E.Y., Ofori, K. Yeboah, M., and Offei, S.K. (2014). Diversity in 118 cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp) accessions assessed with 16 morphological traits. International Journal of Plant Breeding and Genetics 8 (1): 13-24.

 

  1. Njoku D.N., Egesi, C.N., Gracen, V.E., Offei, S.K., Asante, I.K. and Danquah, E.Y. (2014). Identification of Pro-vitamin A cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) Varieties for Adaptation and Adoption through Participatory Research. Journal of Crop Improvement 28 (3): 361-376.

 

  1. Dao A, Sanou J, Gracen V and Danquah E.Y. (2014). Heterotic relationship between INERA, CIMMYT and IITA maize inbred lines under drought and well-watered conditions. Accepted, Maydica.

 

Refereed Proceedings/Book Chapter

  1. Lokko, Y., Dixon, A., Offei, S.K. and Danquah, E.Y. (2004). Genetic analysis of   resistance to the cassava mosaic virus disease. New Directions for a diverseplanet: Proceedings of the 4th International Crop Science Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 26 Sep - 1 October, 2004. http//www.cropscience.org.au/

 

2.   Lokko, Y., Gedil, M., Dixon, A., Offei, S.K. and Danquah, E.Y. (2004). Identification of molecular markers associated with a new source of resistance to the cassava mosaic disease. Pages 482-486 in The small processor and development of local food industries for market economy, edited by M.O. Akorada, Proceedings of the 8th Symposium of the International Society for Root and Tuber Crops-Africa Branch (ISTC-AB), 12-16 November 2001, IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria.

 

3.   Offei, S.K., Danquah, E.Y., Okai, E., Mihnouna, H.D., and Dixon, A.D.O. (2004). Genetic diversity in 91 accessions of cassava as revealed by random amplified polymorphic DNAs (RAPDs). Pages 476-481 in The small processor and development of local food industries for the market economy, edited by M.O. Akorada, Proceedings of the 8th Symposium of the International Society for Root and Tuber Crops-Africa Branch (ISTC-AB), 12-16 November 2001, IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria.

 

4.   Blay, E.T., Offei, S.K., Danquah, E.Y, Amoatey, H.A. and Asare, E. (2004). Improvement of cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium) using gamma irradiation and tissue culture. IAEA-TECDOC-1426: 128-130.

 

5.   Blay, E.T., Offei, S.K., Danquah, E.Y (2004). Genetic diversity in cocoyam as revealed by random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers IAEA-TECDOC-1426: 131-142.

 

6.   Danquah, E.Y., Offei, S.K., Blay, E.T., Amoatey, H.M. and Asare E. (2007). Improvement of cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolim) in Ghana. In: Breeding of Neglected and Under-Utilized Crops, Spices and Herbs, Ochatt, S, Jain, S.M (eds.), Science Publishers, Plymouth.

 

BOOKS

  1. Danquah, E.Y., Obeng-Ofori, D, Offei, S.K., Ofosu-Anim, J and Cornelius E. (2006) Agricultural Science for Junior Secondary Schools Books 1, 2 & 3. Smartline Ltd., Accra, Ghana (Ghana Education Service Approved Standard Textbook for Teaching of Agricultural Science in Junior Secondary Schools).
  2. Danquah, E.Y., Obeng-Ofori, D, Offei, S.K., Ofosu-Anim, J and Cornelius E. (2005) Agricultural Science for Junior Secondary Schools, Teachers’ Books 1, 2, & 3. Smartline Ltd., Accra, Ghana (Ghana Education Service Approved Standard Textbook for Teaching of Agricultural Science in Junior Secondary Schools).
  3. Obeng-Ofori, D, Danquah, E.Y. and Ofosu-Anim, J. (2007). Vegetable and Spice Crop Production in West Africa, The City Publishers Ltd, Accra, Ghana (Standard Textbook for the teaching of Crop Production at the Tertiary Agriculture Institutions, and extension of crop production practices to farmers).
  4. K.F. Egbadzor, E.Y. Danquah and S.K. Offei (2012). Diversity in some Sorghum germplasm in Ghana, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany.

 

 

CONSULTANCY/TECHNICAL REPORTS

  1. Sallah, P.Y.K., Twumasi-Afriyie, S., Otoo, E., Adjetey, J.A. and Danquah, E.Y. (1997). Development of drought tolerant maize (Zea mays L.). Technical report, National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) Maize Programme, CRI, Kumasi, Ghana.
  2. Twumasi-Afriyie, S., Sallah, P.Y.K., and Danquah, E.Y. (1998). Evaluation of maize for drought tolerance. Report submitted to the National Agricultural Research Project (NARP).
  3. Danquah, E.Y. and Offei, S.K. (1998). Evaluation and recommendation of appropriate waste management system for Switx-Hotel farms. Final Report submitted to Technix Ltd, Accra, Ghana.
  4. Danquah, E.Y., Blay, E.T., Offei, S.K., Amoatey, H.M. and Amiteye, Samuel (1999). Improvement of cocoyams (Xanthososma saggitifolium and Colocasia esculenta) using gamma irradiation, tissue culture and molecular markers. Report submitted to the International Atomic Energy Association (I.A.E.A), Vienna, Austria.
  5. Wilcock, D., Ampadu-Agyei, O., Andah, E., Danquah, E.Y., Gleason, J., Miles, T., Quainoo, A., Rojas, M.H., Sullivan, G., Tomlins, G. (2003). Assessment of the Agriculture Sector and Natural Resource Management Issues in Ghana. Final Report, Prepared under USAID Contract PCE-1-00-99-00002-0, Task Order No. 18, Development Alternatives Inc., Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
  6. Marx M., Danquah E.Y., Mader S. Muenzel T. and Westby A., (2003). International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Evaluation of Root and Tuber Improvement Programme (RTIP), Ghana, July 26 - August 15, 2003. Report submitted to MOFA, Ghana.
  7. Cassman K., Danquah E.Y., Hall A.J., Immonen S., Menz K.M., Robinson M.K. and Biabo P. (2009). Sixth External Programme Management Review Report, August 2008 - January 2009. Science Council, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), Rome, Italy.

 

INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS ATTENDED

  1. Plant Genomics Congress, Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel, St Louis, USA, September 11 - 12, 2014.

 

  1. African Green Revolution Forum, African Union Buildings, September 1 - 4, 2014

 

  1. Exploratory meeting with AGRA for a WACCI Phase III, Nairobi, Kenya, July 28, 2014.

 

  1. World Bank Workshop on “Building talent for Africa’s socio-economic transformation skills - Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology for priority sectors”, Partnerships for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, King Fahd Palace Hotel, Dakar, Senegal, June 10 - 12, 2014.

 

5.      Africa Centres of Excellence Project Official Launch, Abuja, Nigeria, May 19 - 22, 2014.

 

6.      Exploratory Visit, Mississippi State University, Starkville, USA, March 29 – April 4, 2014.

 

7.      Partner Meeting, WACCI - IP CALS, Cornell University Next Generation Cassava Project meeting, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA. February 24 - 28, 2014.

 

8.      International Workshop on Next Generation Genomics and Integrated Breeding for Crop Improvement, ICRISAT Campus, Patancheru, February 19 - 21, 2014.

 

9.      Independent Advisory Committee Meeting, Dryland Cereals CRP, ICRISAT ICRISAT Patancheru Campus, Patancheru, February 14 - 15, 2014

 

10.  Management Board Meeting, African Centre for Crop Improvement (ACCI), the University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, November 12, 2013.

 

11.  The World Food Prize Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium, “Food, Agriculture, and National Security in a Globalized World”, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, October 16 - 18, 2013.

 

  1. VW Foundation Grantees Meeting, Hannover, Germany, October 14-15, 2013.

 

  1. Conference on Food and Water Security in Africa, University of Aberystwyth, Wales, UK, September 18-20, 2013.

 

  1. Board Meeting of the African Centre for Crop Improvement, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Pietermaritzberg, South Africa, April 23, 2013.

 

  1. Launch and Implementation Workshops of the Coordinated Research Projects on Dryland Cereals and Grain Legumes, ICRISAT, Patancheru, India, February 4 - 8, 2013.

 

  1. Second Global Conference of Agricultural Research for Development, Punta del Este, Uruguay, September 27 - November 1, 2012.

 

17.  The World Food Prize Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium, “Food, Agriculture, and National Security in a Globalized World”, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, October 16 - 18, 2012.

 

  1. African Green Revolution Forum, Arusha, Tanzania, September 26 - 28, 2012.

 

  1. 2012 National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) and Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee (PBCC) Meeting, Indianapolis, USA, August 6 - 8, 2012.

 

  1. FAO-EPSO Consultation on Plant Sciences for Sustainable Crop Production: Strengthening Partnerships between Europe and Developing Countries, Rome, Italy, June 25 - 27, 2012.

 

  1. WACCI-IITA Partnership on Crop Improvement meeting, IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria, June 12 - 15, 2012.

 

  1. WACCI-ACCI Resource Mobilisation Strategy meeting, Nairobi, Kenya, April 15 - 17, 2012.

 

23.  Global Crop Diversity Trust Regional Consultation on Improving Linkages between Conservation and use of Food Crops in West Africa: A Pilot Activity, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) - STEPRI Conference Hall, Accra, Ghana, March 13 - 15, 2012.

 

  1. Developing Climate Smart Crops for a 2030 World, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 6-8, 2011.

 

  1. The World Food Prize Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium, “Food, Agriculture, and National Security in a Globalized World”, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, October 14 - 16, 2011.
  2. Generation Challenge Programme (GCP) 2011 General Research Meeting, Hyderabad, India, September 21 -25, 2011

 

  1. WACCI Phase II Meeting, AGRA, Nairobi, Kenya, August 11 - 14, 2011.

 

  1. University of Ghana-Cornell University WACCI Phase II Planning meeting, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA, July 10-16, 2011.

 

  1. 2011 Feed the Future Research Forum, Washington Convention Centre, Washington DC, USA. June 20 - 24, 2011.

 

  1. University of Paris XI PhD Supervisory Meeting, URGV - Plant Genomics Research Unit, INRA CNRS UEVE, Evry Cedex, France, June 11-18, 2011

 

  1. The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Curricula and Supervisory Meeting for Faculty in the EACI supported programmes, Kundunchi Beach Hotel and Resort, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, May 24 - 26, 2011,

 

  1. International Symposium on the Actualization of the National Centre for Crop and Animal Improvement (NACCAI), Abuja, Nigeria, March  3, 2011

 

  1. The Alliance for a Green Revolution-Program for Africa Seed Systems Country Grantee Meeting, Golden Tulip, Kumasi, February 23-25, 2011.

 

  1. Selection Conference for pre-proposals on "Resources, their Dynamics, and Sustainability - Capacity-Development in Comparative and Integrated Approaches" within the funding initiative "Knowledge for Tomorrow - Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa". Hannover, Germany, October  25 - 27, 2010.

 

  1. The Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture Series 2010, The Ghana Connection, Invited Speaker “Developing New Varieties for a Hungry World-Promises and Challenges in Ghana, University of New Hampshire, April, 6-8, 2010.

 

36.  Review Meeting on "Resources, their Dynamics, and Sustainability - Capacity-Development in Comparative and Integrated Approaches" within the funding initiative "Knowledge for Tomorrow - Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, Volkswagen Foundation, Hannover, Germany, March 4, 2010.

 

37.  Roundtable discussion on “How to balance Food Security with Sustainable Agricultural Production”, Wilton Park, West Sussex, UK, January 17-21, 2010.

 

38.  Managing the Risk of Catastrophic Failure in Complex Systems, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies Management, Judge Business School, Cambridge, UK, December 10, 2009.

 

39.  The World Food Prize Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium, “Food, Agriculture, and National Security in a Globalized World”, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, October 14-16, 2009.

 

40.  Program for Africa’s Seed Systems (PASS) Grantees’ Meeting, The March Toward a Green Revolution in Africa: Improving the lives of farmers through stronger seed systems, Bamako, Mali, October 5 - 8, 2009.

 

41.  The Global Water Initiative Meeting: Implications of Climate Change and Variability on African Water Resources, Downing College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, September 21 - 23, 2009.

 

  1. ICGEB-TWAS-Biosafenet workshop on plant abiotic stress tolerance, FAO, Rome, Italy, June 10-12, 2009.

 

  1. Exploratory Visits to selected institutions in France (University of Paris XI, Orsay, University of Paris VI- Pierre and Marie Curie, Agri-Paris-Tech), April 25 - May 1, 2009.

 

  1. Development of E-learning workshop in pre-breeding, FAO, Rome, Italy, May 7 - 8, 2009.

 

  1. External Programme Management Review Panel Meetings, ICRISAT, Patancheru, India, January 26 - February 6, 2009.

 

  1. Workshop on Swiss Cooperation with Developing Countries-The Swiss Guidelines and their implementation, Centre for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn, Germany, 13th - 14th November, 2008.

 

  1. WACCI-Cornell University Partner Meeting, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, 20th - 22nd October, 2008.

 

  1. World Food Prize Symposium and Awards 2008, Marriot Hotel & State Capitol Building, Des Moines, Iowa, 15th - 17th October, 2008.

 

  1. External Programme Management Review Panel meetings, ICRISAT, West and Central Africa, Niamey (27th September - 1st October, 2008) and Bamako (1st October - 4th October); ICRISAT, East and Central Africa, Nairobi, Kenya (4th - 8th October), Lilongwe, Malawi (4th - 11th October).

 

  1. External Programme Management Review Panel meetings, ICRISAT, Patancheru, India, 18th - 31st August, 2008.

 

  1. AWARD launch Meeting, Golden Tulip, Accra, Ghana, 8th - 10th July, 2008.

 

  1. FAO Task Force Meeting on the “Global Partnership Initiative in Plant Breeding,” FAO, Rome, Italy, 23rd -  24th April, 2008.

 

  1. FAO Task Force Meeting on the “Global Partnership Initiative in Plant Breeding,” FAO, Rome, Italy, 25th - 25th September 2007.

 

  1. Ecowas Ministerial Conference on Biotechnology, La Palm Hotel, Accra Ghana, 27th - 30th March, 2007.

 

  1. Meeting on the proposed West Africa Centre or Crop Improvement, African Centre for Crop Improvement, the University of Kwazulu Natal, Petermaritzburg. South Africa, 21st - 23rd  November, 2006.

 

  1. Coordinated Research Programme on the Genetic Improvement of Underutilised Crops, 2nd FAO/IAEA Research Coordination Meeting, Accra, Ghana, 6th - 10th Nov., 2006.

 

  1. Academic meetings on “Biosafety in Biotechnology Curriculum for tertiary education in West Africa” with faculty at the Department of Crop Sciences, Michigan State University, Lansing, USA, July 6 - August 25, 2006.

 

  1. Exploratory meetings on “opportunities for links in the biotechnologies and plant breeding” with faculty at the Institute for Genomic Diversity, the Department of Plant Breeding and the International Programmes Office, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA, May 29 - June 30, 2006.

 

  1. Food safety needs/Capacity assessment for the Ghanaian biosafety regulatory regime, Ellking Hotel, East Legon, Accra., 17th May, 2006.

 

  1. Biosafety workshop for Parlimentarians, Greenland Hotel, Agona Swedru, Ghana, 4th - 5th February, 2006.

 

  1. UNECA Biotechnology/Biosafety workshop, Miklin Hotel, 16th - 20th January, 2006.

 

  1. Association Mapping training course on “Development of informative DNA markers through association mapping in maize to improve drought tolerance in cereals”, Nairobi, Kenya, 9 - 11 November, 2005.

 

  1. Exploratory meetings on “opportunities for links in the biotechnologies” with faculty at the Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA, 9-12 May, 2005.

 

  1. Volkswagen Foundation Exploratory Workshop, Nairobi, Resources, their dynamics and Sustainability - Capacity Development in Comparative and Integrative Approaches, Nairobi, Kenya, 13 - 17 September, 2004.

 

  1. Coordinated Research Programme on the Genetic Improvement of Underutilised Crops, 3rd FAO/IAEA Research Coordination Meeting, Pretoria, South Africa, 17th - 23rd May, 2003.

 

  1. 2nd Mutant Germplasm Characterisation using Molecular Markers,
     Seibersdorf &Vienna, Austria, 4 - 29 November, 2002.

 

  1. Meeting Future Human Needs - 3rd International Crop Science Congress, Hamburg, Germany, 17th - 22nd August, 2000.

 

  1. Coordinated Research Programme on the Genetic Improvement of Underutilised Crops - 2nd FAO/IAEA Research Coordination Meeting, San Jose, Costa Rica, 26th - 30th June, 2000.

 

  1. In vitro Culture Techniques for the Improvement of Vegetatively Propagated Tropical Food Crops - FAO/IAEA/UCR Workshop, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1 - 5 July, 2000.

 

  1. Molecular Characterisation of Genetic Diversity of Traditional and Neglected Crops for Improvement through Mutation Techniques - Regional (AFRA) Training Course, Pretoria, South Africa, 6th - 17th September, 1999.

 

  1. Sustainable Food Industry in Ghana in the 21st Century - 21st Biennial Conference, Ghana Science Association, University of Ghana, Legon, 8th - 13th August, 1999.

 

  1. Coordinated Research Programme on the Genetic Improvement of Underutilised and Neglected Crops - 1st FAO/IAEA Research Coordination Meeting on the, Vienna, Austria, 7th - 11th December, 1998.

 

  1. Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security - 1st Biennial National Agricultural Research System Workshop, Accra International Conference Centre, Ghana, 16th - 20th November, 1998.

 

  1. Curriculum Development in Agroforestry - Workshop organised by the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ghana, Legon, Marina Hotel, Dodowa, Ghana, 4th - 7th July, 1998.

 

  1. Poverty Alleviation - Workshop organized by JICA/University of Ghana, University of Ghana, Legon, 24th - 25th March, 1998.

 

  1. Progress in Genome Mapping of wheat and Related Species - The International Triticeae Mapping Initiative Annual Workshop, John Innes Centre, Norwich, England, 1st - 3rd July, 1995.

 

  1. Unifying Plant Genomes: Conservation and Collinearity - 59th Symposium of the Society of Experimental Biology, Queens College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, 29th - 31st August, 1995.

 

  1. Computing Technology in Agriculture: Enabling Technologies for Land Use and Resource Management - Royal Agricultural Society of England Symposium, Churchill College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, 29th - 31st August, 1994.
  2. Population Genetics - 26th Annual Meeting of the Population Genetics Group (UK), University of Wales, College of Cardiff, Wales, UK, 6 - 9 January, 1993.

 

  1. New Visions, New Perspectives - 84th Annual Meeting, Crop Science Society of America/Agronomy Society of America, Minneapolis, USA, 2nd - 6th November, 1992.

 

81.  Application of RAPD Technology to Plant Breeding - Plant Breeding Symposium, Minneapolis, USA, 1st November, 1992.

 

82.  Barley Genetics VI - International Barley Genetics Symposium, Helsingborg, Sweden, 22nd - 29th July, 1991.

 

83.  Genes in Ecology - 31st Symposium of the British Ecological Society, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, 3rd -  5th April, 1991.

 

84.  Population Genetics - 22nd Annual Meeting of the Population Genetics Group (UK), University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England, 19th - 21st December, 1989.

 

85.  FAO/CTA International Symposium “Plant Biotechnologies for Developing Countries”, Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 26th-30th June, 1989.

 

86.  Towards an Agro-Industrial Future - 6th Royal Show International Symposium, University of Warwick, Warwick, England, 28th June - 4th July, 1988.

 

87.  Utilisation of Germplasm Resources in Practical Breeding - Plant Breeding Group of the Association of Applied Biology Symposium, Churchill College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, 14th - 15th April, 1987.

 

  1. Sexual Selection and Evolution - 296th Meeting of the Genetical Society of England, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK, 7th - 9th April, 1987.

 

PAPERS/REPORTS/ABSTRACTS/POSTERS AT MEETINGS & CONFERENCES

  1. Danquah, E.Y. (1988).  Review of pigeonpea research in Ghana.  Poster paper, 6th Royal Show International Symposium, University of Warwick, Warwick, UK, 28th June - 4th July, 1988.

 

  1. Sue, B., Danquah, E.Y., Oppong-Konadu, E.Y. and Barrett, J.A. (1991). Natural selection in Composite Cross Five of barley, Poster Paper.  6th International Barley Genetics Symposium, Helsingborg, Sweden, 22nd - 29th July, 1991.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y. and Barrett, J.A. (1992). Evolution and Natural Selection in Composite Cross Five of barley.  Abstracts - Annual Meetings, American Society of Agronomy, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 1st - 6th November, 1992.

 

  1. Blay, E.T. and Danquah, E.Y. (1995). Effect of antibiotics on some ex-plants of garden egg (S. gilo Radii). Abstracts - Joint 15th Biennial Conference of the West African Science Association and the 19th Biennial Conference of the Ghana Science Association, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana, 18th - 22nd September, 1995.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y. and Blay, E.T. (1995). Molecular markers in plant breeding and genetics.  Abstracts-Joint 15th Biennial Conference of West African Association and the 19th Biennial Conference of the Ghana Science Association, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana, 18th  - 22th September, 1995.

 

  1. Blay, E.T, Kumaga, F.K., Ofori, I., Danquah, E.Y. (1998).  Crop Production Technologies in Rural Poverty Alleviation.  Paper Presented at a Seminar on Poverty Alleviation, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana, 24th - 25th March, 1998.

 

  1. Blay, E.T. Danquah, E.Y. Offei, S.K. and Korley, J. (1998).  Esterase isozyme variation in twenty-three accessions of tomato. Paper Presented at the First Biennial National Agricultural Research System Workshop, International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana, 16th - 20th November, 1998.

 

  1. Danquah E.Y. (1999). Genetic resources of root and tuber crops at Legon. Report presented at a 2-day Root and Tuber Improvement Programme (RTIP) Workshop “Standardization of the documentation system for root and tuber germplasm in Ghana”, Bunso, Ghana, 24th - 25th June, 1999.

 

  1. Lokko, Y., Dixon, A.G.O. Offei S.K. and Danquah E.Y. (1999). Genetic analysis of incidence and severity of the cassava mosaic disease in shoot apices. Book of Abstracts, Ghana Science Association 21st Biennial Conference, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana, 8th - 13th August, 1999.

 

  1. Blay, E.T., Danquah, E.Y. Offei S.K. and Amadu S.B. (1999). Morphological and molecular variation in forty-eight accessions of cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium L. Schott). Paper presented at the Ghana Science Association 21st Biennial Conference, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana, 8th - 13th August, 1999.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y., Blay, E.T., Fosu-Nyarko J. and Dosoogla J. (1999). Isozyme and storage protein polymorphisms in seventeen accessions of groundnuts. Paper presented at the Ghana Science Association 21st Biennial Conference, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana, 8th - 13th August, 1999.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y., Blay, E.T., Osae, M.W. and Alifo Y. (1999). Isozyme polymorphisms in eight accessions of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench). Paper presented at the Ghana Science Association 21st Biennial Conference, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana, 8th - 13th August, 1999.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y., Blay, E.T., Offei, S.K. and Amoatey, H.M. (2000). Improvement of cocoyams (Xanthosoma sagittifolium and Colocasia esculenta) using gamma irradiation, tissue culture and molecular markers. Paper presented 2nd FAO/IAEA Research Coordination Meeting on the Cordinated Research Programme on the Genetic Improvement of Underutilised Crops, San Jose, Costa Rica, 26-30 June, 2000.

 

  1. Lokko, Y., Dixon, A, Offei, S. and Danquah, E.Y. (2000). Complementarity in resistance to cassava mosiac disease, Book of Abstracts, 3rd International Crop Science Congress, Hamburg, Germany, 17th - 22nd August, 2000.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y., Blay, E.T. and Offei, S.K. (2000). Morphological and molecular variation in accessions of cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott), Book of Abstracts, 3rd International Crop Science Congress, Hamburg, Germany, 17th - 22nd August, 2000.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y. Blay, E.T., Fosu-Nyarko, J. and Dosoogla J. (2000). Isozyme and storage protein polymorphism in 17 accessions of groundnuts (Arachis hypogaea). Book of Abstracts, 3rd International Crop Science Congress, Hamburg, Germany, 17th - 22nd August, 2000.

 

  1. Lokko, Y., Gedil, M., Dixon, A., Offei, A. and Danquah, E.Y. (2001). Identification of molecular markers associated with a new source of resistance to the cassava mosaic disease. Book of Abstracts, 8th Triennial Symposium of the International Society for Root and Tuber Crops - Africa Branch (ISTRC-AB), Ibadan, Nigeria, 12th - 16th November, 2001.

 

  1. Offei, S.K., Okai, E. and Danquah, E.Y. (2001). Molecular chracterisation of some local cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) accessions using RAPD markers. Book of Abstracts, 8th Triennial Symposium of the International Society for Root and Tuber Crops - Africa Branch (ISTRC-AB), Ibadan, Nigeria, 12th - 16th  November, 2001.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y., Offei, S.K., Blay, E.T. and Amoatey, H.M. (2003). Improvement of cocoyams (Xanthososma saggitifolium and Colocasia esculenta) using gamma irradiation, tissue culture and molecular markers. Final Report. Paper Presented at the Coordinated Research Programme on the Genetic Improvement of Underutilised Crops, 3rd FAO/IAEA Research Coordination Meeting, Pretoria, South Africa, 17th – 23rd May, 2003.

 

  1. Omondi-Aman, B., Obeng-Ofori, D., Danquah, E.Y. and Offei, S.K. (2003). Genetic diversity and host preference of Bemisia Tabaci (Gennadius) (Homoptera: Alleyrodidae) in Ghana. Paper presented, 22nd Biennial Conference of the Ghana Science Association, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, 4th- 7th August, 2003.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y. (2004). Building upon the success in agriculture in Ghana using ecological mapping through applications of remote sensing, GIS and biotechnology, Paper presented, Volkswagen Stiftung Exploratory Workshop, Nairobi, Resources, their dynamics and Sustainability - Capacity Development in Comparative and Integrative Approaches, Nairobi, Kenya 13th - 17th September, 2004.

 

  1. Lokko, Y., Dixon, A., Offei, S., Danquah, E.Y. and Fregene, M. (2004). Genetic diversity among different sources of resistance to the cassava mosaic virus using SSR markers. Page 94 in Book of Abstracts, 9th Triennial Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops-Africa Branch, Mombasa, Kenya, 31st October  - 5th  November, 2004.

 

  1. Omondi, B.A., Obeng-Ofori, D., Danquah, E.Y., Kyeremanten, R.A.K. and Offei, S. K. (2005). Genetic Diversity and Oviposition Host Preference of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) Associated with Four Crops in Ghana. Book of Abstracts, The 16th Conference of the African Association of Insect Scientists and the Entomological Society of Ghana, Accra, Ghana, May 2005.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y. (2005) Agricultural development in Ghana: On-going research in the Plant Genetics and Biotechnology groups at the Department of Crop Science, University of Ghana. Paper presented, Institute of Genomic Diversity, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA, 10th May, 2005.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y. (2005). Objectives, Participants, Approaches and Expected Outputs. Proceedings of a Biotechnology Curriculum Development Workshop, Cresta Royale Hotel, Accra, Ghana. Danquah, E.Y., Offei, S.K., Fulton, T. and Kresovich, S. (Editors), Smartline Ltd., Accra, Ghana, 29th - 31st July, 2005.

 

  1. Eleblu, J.S. and Danquah, E.Y. (2005). Application of single nucleotide polymorphisms in Crop improvement. Paper presented, Maximising the benefits of the Cocoa Tree, The 24th Biennial Conference of the Ghana Science Association, Erata Hotel, Accra, Ghana, 1-4 August, 2005.

 

  1. Danquah, A., Danquah, E.Y., Offei, S.K., Blay, E.T. and Asare, E (2005). Morpho-agronomic characterization of a mutant population of cocyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium). Paper presented, Maximising the benefits of the Cocoa Tree, The 24th Biennial Conference of the Ghana Science Association, Erata Hotel, Accra, Ghana, 1-4 August, 2005.

 

  1. Sabah, A.S., Danquah, E.Y. and Offei, S.K. (2005). Characterisation of 27 accessions of Frafra potato (Solenostermon rotundifolius) using RAPD markers. Paper presented, Maximising the benefits of the Cocoa Tree, The 24th Biennial Conference of the Ghana Science Association, Erata Hotel, Accra, Ghana, 1-4 August, 2005.

 

  1. Opoku, N., Danquah, E.Y. and Offei, S.K. (2005). Morpho-agrnomic and RAPD diversity in Frafra potato (Solesnotermon rotundifolius). Paper presented, Maximising the benefits of the Cocoa Tree, The 24th Biennial Conference of the Ghana Science Association, Erata Hotel, Accra, Ghana, 1-4 August, 2005.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y., S.K. Offei and V. Gracen (2009). Training plant breeders at the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI). Paper presented, Program for Africa’s Seed Systems (PASS) Grantees’ Meeting, The March Toward A Green Revolution in Africa: Improving the lives of farmers through stronger seed systems, Bamako. Mali, 5-8 October, 2009.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y. (2010). Developing new crop varieties for a hungry and changing world, Invited speaker, Saul O”Sidore Lecture Series, University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA, April 8 - 10, 2010.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y., S.K. Offei, and V. Gracen (2011). Training plant breeders at the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement to accelerate a green revolution in Ghana. Paper presented, Program for Africa’s Seed Systems (PASS) Country Grantee Meeting, Golden Tulip Hotel, Kumasi, Ghana, 23-25 February, 2011.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y., S.K. Offei, and V. Gracen (2011). Training plant breeders at the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement to accelerate a green revolution in West Africa. Paper presented, International Symposium on the actualization of the National Centre for Crop and Animal Breeding, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria, March 3, 2011.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y., S.K. Offei, and V. Gracen (2011). Training a new generation of plant breeders at the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement to accelerate a green revolution in West Africa and Central Africa Paper presented, Generation Challenge Programme (GCP) 2011 General Research Meeting, Marriots Hotel, Hyderabad, India, September 21 - 25, 2011

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y., S.K. Offei, and V. Gracen (2011). Training plant breeders at the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement to accelerate a green revolution in West Africa. Paper presented, Developing Climate Smart Crops for a 2030 World, ILRI Campus, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 6 - 8, 2011

 

36.  Danquah, E.Y., S.K. Offei, and V. Gracen (2012). Training a new generation of plant breeders at the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement to accelerate a green revolution in West Africa and Central Africa. Paper presented, Global Crop Diversity Trust Regional Consultation on Improving Linkages between Conservation and use of Food Crops in West Africa: A Pilot Activity, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) - STEPRI Conference Hall, Accra, Ghana, March 13 - 15, 2012.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y., S.K. Offei, and V. Gracen (2012). Training a new generation of plant breeders at the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement to accelerate a green revolution in West Africa and Central Africa. Paper presented, WACCI-IITA Partnership on Crop Improvement meeting, IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria, June 12 - 15, 2012

 

  1.  Danquah, E.Y. (2012). Training a new generation of plant breeders at the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement. Invited Paper: 2012 National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) and Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee (PBCC) Meeting, August 6 - 8, 2012, Indianapolis, USA.
  2. Ifie, B. E., Badu-Apraku, B., Gracen, V. & Danquah, E. Y. (2013). Genetic analysis of performance of early maize inbred lines under low-n and striga-infested environments. In Water, Food, Energy & Innovation for a Sustainable World. ASA, CSSA, & SSSA International Annual Meetings Nov. 3-6, 2013, Tampa, Florida.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y. (2014). Training Plant Breeders at WACCI for the future of food security in West and Central Africa. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA. February 26, 2014.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y. (2014). Training Plant Breeders at WACCI for the future of food security in West and Central Africa. Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi State, USA. March 29 - April 4, 2014.

 

  1. Danquah, E.Y. (2014). Developing WACCI into an Africa Centre of Excellence for the training of Plant Breeders and Seed Scientists and Technologists, Abuja, Nigeria. May 19 - 22, 2014.

 

DETAILS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT UNIVERSITY LEVEL

Diploma Level

1988-1997                   CROP 016      Properties of Biological Materials                  

1996-2002                   CROP 045      Seed Science Technology

1996-1998                   CROP 046      Tropical Crop Production

1996-2002                   CROP 045      Seed Science and Technology

           

Undergraduate Level

2003-date                    CROP 306      Introductory Biotechnology

2003-date                    AGRC 301      Introductory Genetics

1994-date                    CROP 412      Genetics and Plant Breeding

2003-2004                   CROP 411      Root, tubers and plantain

1996-2002                   CROP 307      Seed Science and Technology

1996-1998                   CROP 308      Tropical Crop Production

1994-2002                   AGRC 302      Introductory Genetics

1994-2004                   CROP 414      Grain Crops    

1988-1989                   F.U.E              Principles of Horticulture

1988                            BSC. II           Field Crops Production                      

 

Post-graduate Level

2002-2004                   CROP 691      Research Methods

1996-date                    CROP 613      Molecular Genetics

1996-date                    CROP 614      Population Genetics

 

PART TIME TEACHING (UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST)

MPhil. Level

1996                            Plant Breeding and Genetics 

 

POST GRADUATE PROJECTS SUPERVISED

M.Phil.

Elizabeth Okai                        Genetic variation in accessions of cassava (Manihot esculenta), (2000).

 

Bonaventure Omondi             Characterization of Bemesia tabaci (Gennadius) (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) Biotypes Associated with some selected crops in southern Ghana  (2003).

 

Kennedy Kiriira Gachoka       Host suitability of two biotypes of B. tabaci on some common weeds in Ghana (2004).

 

Joseph Opoku                         Molecular characterisation of MADS BOX genes in cowpea (2008).

 

John Eleblu                             Genetic and hormonal control of maize plant and kernel architecture (2009).

 

Agyeman Danquah                 Functional Genomics of Drought Tolerance of Cowpea Vigna unguiculata) using NIMBLEGEN micro arrays (2009).

 

Richard Oteng-Frempong       Molecular Analysis of cassava mosaic begomovirus from Ghana (in progress)

 

Enoch Sapey                           (Characterisation of some sorghum accessions in Ghana using microsatellites (in progress)

 

Nana Abaka Amoah               Phenotyping and genotyping some local rice accessions for drought tolerance in Ghana

 

Emmanuel Amponsah Adjei   Characterisation of a mutant (M4) population of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench)

Ph.D

Yvonne Lokko                        Genetic control of CMVD in accessions of cassava (Manihot esculenta), (2003). 

 

Stephen Torkpo                       Analysis of the African Cassava Mosaic Disease (2010)

 

Michael Obuor Agyeman        Morphological and molecular analysis of yams (Dioscorea rotundata) in Ghana (2013)

 

Some Kussao                          Genetic improvement of sweet potato (Ipomea batatas L. Lam) for beta-carotene and yield in Burkina Faso (2013)

 

Dramane Sako                         Quantitative Trait Loci Analysis for Yield Components and Panicle Architecture in Sorghum (2014).

 

Adama Mamadou Coulibaly   Utilization of existing germplasm pool to develop groundnut lines with early maturity and improve drought tolerance (2014).

 

Ruth Thompson                      Genetic variability and inheritance of Postharvest Physiological Deterioration Tolerance in local and improved populations (2014).

 

Abdalla Dao                            Breeding for high yielding, early maturing, and drought tolerant maize hybrids:  Heterotic pattern and genetic diversity studies (2014).

 

Usman Alhassan                     Genetic improvement of Resistance to Rosette Virus Disease of Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) in Nigeria (2014)

 

Okorogri Beatrice                   Relationship between low soil nitrogen and striga tolerance in early maturing maize hybrids and molecular characterization of their inbred parents (2014).

 

PhD (in progress)

 

Alice Kosgei                           Use of marker assisted recurrent selection (MARS) to improve drought and yield performance of Kenyan chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes

 

Oumarou Souleymane             Phenotyping and genotyping rice (O. Sativa) tolerant varieties under salt tolerance

 

Joseph Benoit Teyioue            Genomic and classic selection to improve drought

Batieno                                    tolerance in cowpea

 

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

  • Development of hybrid varieties of maize (AGRA Funded, 2009 -2012)
  • Development of drought tolerant varieties of maize using mutagenesis, molecular markers and participatory varietal breeding (IAEA Funded, 2005-2010).
  • Microsatellite diversity in genetic resources of maize, rice  and sorghum in Ghana (Teaching and Leaning Innovative Fund, 2005- 2011)

 

CONSULTANCIES/EXTENSION

2008/2009       Panel Member, External Programme Management Review of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). Was the Plant geneticist and breeder on a seven-member international panel appointed by the Science Council of the CGIAR to review ICRISAT for the period 2003 - 2008.

 

2005                Board Member, Agribusiness and Sustainable Plant Products (ASNAPP) Accra.

 

2003                Plant Breeding and Genetics Specialist on the International Fund of Agricultural Development (IFAD) 5-Member International Team that evaluated the $10 million National Root and Tuber Improvement Programme (RTIP).

 

2002-2003       Crop Scientist on the USAID’s International Team that assessed Ghana’s Agricultural Sector, Natural Resources Management, and Environmental Threats and Opportunities under the USAID RAISE (Rural Agricultural Incomes with a Sustainable Environment) Project. 

 

1999                                Resource person, Workshop on “Increasing productivity in agriculture,” 50th Annual New Year School, Commonwealth Hall, University of Ghana.

 

1998                                Consulted on agricultural issues including recruitment of Consultants for Worldwide Investments, Accra.

 

1998                                Evaluation and recommendation of appropriate waste management system for Switx-Hotel farms. A study conducted for Technix Ltd. as a subcontract for DANIDA project on project finance. This involved the assessment of current methods of treatment of animal waste world-wide and development of appropriate waste management that can be applied on the Swix-Hotel farms.

 

1998                                Wrote a chapter on “Vegetable production in Ghana” as a subcontract for Technoserve, Ghana.

 

CONTRIBUTION TO INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2014 - date                  Chairman, Governing Council, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, Ghana

 

2014 - date                  Member, Advisory Board, Center for African Leadership Investment and Development e.V, Leipzig, Germany.

 

2013 - date                  Member, Independent Advisory Committee and the Research Management Committee of the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals, ICRISAT, Patancheru, India.

 

2010 - date                  Member, Technical Advisory Committee of the National Biosafety Committee, Ghana

 

2009                            International  peer-review committee member, Volkswagen

Foundation  Africa Initiative “Resources, their Dynamics, and Sustainability - Capacity Development in Comparative and Integrated Approaches.”

 

2009                            Resource Person for Global Initiative in Plant Breeding (GIPB) capacity building and Bioversity International, Rome, Italy, Part of team that developed a curriculum for E-learning in pre-breeding to be used world-wide.

 

2009 - date                  Member, Executive Committee, Centre of Specialization Management Committee (COSMAC), West Africa Agriculture Productivity Programme, Ghana

 

2008/2009                   Panel Member, External Programme Management Review of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). Was the Plant geneticist and breeder on a seven-member international panel appointed by the Science Council of the CGIAR to review ICRISAT for the period 2003 - 2008.

 

 

2008                            Resource Person for the Global Initiative in Plant Breeding capacity building, FAO, Rome, Italy. Part of a team that developed the working document.

 

2007                            Led the establishment of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement in the University of Ghana and appointed inception Director.

 

2006                            Visiting Professor, Michigan State University, Lansing, USA. Developed a Curriculum in Biosafety for the training of students in West Africa

 

2006                            Member, Academic Governing Council, The Scholar Ship Consortium of Academic Stewards (representing Alkwaann University, Morrocco, University of California, Berkley, USA, University of Cardiff, UK, University of Ghana, Fudan University, China, Tec de Monterrey, Argentina, Macquarrie University, Australia).

 

2004-2009                   Principal Research Scientist, International Atomic Energy Agency (I.A.E.A)/Crop Science Department, University of Ghana, Maize Improvement Project.

 

2003                            Member, FAO/IFAD Team on “Evaluation of the Root and Tuber Improvement Programme (RTIP)”, Ghana

 

2002-2006                   Member, National Maize Programme Coordinating Committee (PCC), Aggsip, Ghana.

 

2002-2006                   Collaborator, Molecular Characterisation of Root and Tuber Crops, National Root and Tuber Improvement Programme

 

1999-2004                   Principal Research Scientist, International Atomic Energy Agency(I.A.E.A)/Crop Science Department, University of Ghana, Cocoyam Improvement Project

 

1996-1999                   Member, Maize Programme Coordinating Committee (PCC), National Agricultural Research Project..

 

1996-1999                   Collaborator, National Agricultural Research Project Vegetable and Root and Tubers Programme.

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP OF BOARDS/COMMITTEES IN THE UNIVERSITY

2010-date                    Member, Executive Committee, University of Ghana

 

2008-date                    Member, Finance Committee, University of Ghana

 

2008-date                    Member, Estimates Committee, University of Ghana (Chaired

2010 Budget Hearings of 11 academic and non-academic units)

 

2006-date                    Member, Advisory Board, International Education Programmes, University of Ghana

 

2006-2009                   Member, Executive Committee, University of Ghana          

 

2006-2009                   Chairman, Committee of Exchange Abroad Coordinators, University of Ghana

 

2005                            Member, Search Party for Vice Chancellor, University of Ghana

 

2005-date                    Member, School and College Boards, College of Agriculture & Consumer Sciences

 

2005                            Member, Search Party for Provost, Dean and Director, College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, University of Ghana.

 

2005                            Member, Planning Committee, 50th Anniversary Celebration of first graduates of Agriculture, University of Ghana.

 

2003-2005                   Member, Central Cafeteria Management Committee

 

2003-2005                   Member, Manciples Management Committee

 

2005                            Member, Implementation Committee, College of Agriculture & Consumer Sciences

 

2003-2004                   Member, Committee on the proposed ‘College of                                            Agriculture,’ Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ghana

 

2003                            Member, Committee on developing a post-graduate programme                               on ‘Convergence of Sciences,’ Faculty of Agriculture,                                          University of Ghana

 

2003                            Member, Committee on allegations of unlawful procession and ponding of SRC president, University of Ghana.

2003                            Member, Inter-Faculty Committee on examination malpractices, first & second semester examinations 2002/2003 academic year        

                                                                       

2002-date                    Member, Academic Board, University of Ghana

 

2002-2005                   Member, Scholarships Committee, University of Ghana

 

2002-2005                   Member, Academic Facility User Fees Committee, Department of Crop Science

 

2002-2005                   Senior Tutor, Legon Hall

 

2000 (8 months)          Ag. Senior Tutor, Legon Hall

 

1999-2005                         Member, Post-graduate Committee, Department of Crop Science

 

1999                            Chairman, Committee on Running Non-Degree programmes during the long vacation, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ghana

 

1999                                                                    Member, Committee on Developing an Agroforestry Graduate programme, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ghana

 

1999 (6 mths)              Deputy Senior Tutor, Legon Hall.

 

1999 (6 mths)              Member, Catering Committee, Legon Hall.

 

1998-2005                   Member, Board of the Faculty of Agriculture.

 

1998- 2000                  Member, Board of the Faculty of Science.

 

1995-2005                   Member, Legon Hall Council and Member SCR Committee.

 

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

University of Ghana

2004                            The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints drilled and automated two boreholes and rehabilitated an existing borehole as supplementary water source in the University through my initiative. The boreholes are connected to the University water system and has significantly augmented water supply on the Campus.

 

1994-2005                   Invigilator, University Examinations (Was Chief Invigilator on many occasions between 2002 - 2005)

 

Department of Crop Science

2001-2005                   Academic Advisor

1998-2006                   Acquired 6 computers for the Departmental Computer Room

1994-2005                   Senior Member responsible for the Sinna Garden

1994-2000                                      Time Table Officer

1994-1999                    Coordinator of Seminars

 

Legon Hall

2003                            The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints drilled and automated a borehole in Legon Hall as a supplementary water source through my initiative.

 

2004-2005                   Raised over 150 million cedis for rehabilitation works in Legon Hall.

 

2003                            Raised funds to provide two split air-conditioners for the Annex B library and the renovation of tutorial offices.

 

2000                            Raised funds to renovate two blocks L and G. This included extension of bathroom facilities and provision of fridges and cookers in the kitchenettes on the blocks.