Dr. Kyeremeh Calls on Vice-Chancellor

Professor Ernest Aryeetey in a handshake with Dr. Kyeremeh

Dr. Kwaku Kyeremeh, member of the International research team that collaborated in the discovery of Legonmycins, a set of new alkaloids from a novel Ghanaian microorganism which have great potential as future microbial and cancer fighting agents, has called on Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ernest Aryeetey.

Professor Aryeetey, congratulated Dr. Kyeremeh for the outstanding scientific discovery. He noted that the university is happy about the fact that a scientist from the University of Ghana is in the limelight for major discoveries in science adding that he believes that the future is bright for young Ghanaian Scientists.  

Prof. Samuel Kwame Offei, Pro-Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic and Student Affairs, who was present at the meeting said that the discovery will make an impact on the University as far as research is concerned. He reechoed the Vice-Chancellor’s assertion that a lot more young scientists will be encouraged to come up with more discoveries.

Dr. Kyeremeh said he was happy to contribute to scientific advancement and hoped that more University of Ghana scientists would be involved in ground breaking discoveries.

Last week, the University of Ghana announced the discovery of Legonmycins by Dr. Kyeremeh a lecturer at the University of Ghana’s Department of Chemistry http://www.ug.edu.gh/chemistry/ in collaboration with other researchers from the University of Aberdeen and Wuhan University in China. http://www.ug.edu.gh/news/news-release-university-ghana-faculty-collaborates-discovery-legonmycins-future-microbial-and

Congratulations to Dr. Kwaku Kyeremeh and his colleagues for this outstanding achievement.


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