About Us

Vector-borne diseases form about 17% of global communicable diseases and cause over 700,000 deaths annually. It is estimated that about 80% of the world’s population are at risk of at least one or more vector-borne diseases such as malaria, trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, dengue, filariasis onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis among many others.

 

The Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases Research Group is a team of researchers dedicated to reducing the burden of these diseases through basic and applied research. We make use of modern molecular and serological techniques to investigate and provide adequate knowledge to combat the global threat of vector-borne diseases. We also provide training and mentorship to students as well as advocate for prevention of these diseases among endemic communities.

 

We are based in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology (TAB) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. Our collaborators include the Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR), University of Bremen, Noul Diagnostics, the Ohio State University and Notre Dame University in the USA.

 

Our research is currently supported through collaborative research project by the KNUST Research Fund (KRef), European and Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership Program (EDCTP), National Institutes of Health (USA) and the German Research Foundation (DFG).

 

For more info about our research or any further inquiries, please contact us

Address:    Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases Research Group

                    Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology

                    University Post Office, Private Mail Bag

                    Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

                    Kumasi - Ghana

 

Email:        info@vectorgenes.com

 

Contact:    +233-265-012-563

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