Cynthia Amaning Danquah
Danquah is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. She obtained her PhD from The School of Pharmacy, University College London, United Kingdom. Her MPhil. Pharmacology and B. Pharm degrees were obtained from KNUST and she holds a certificate in Pharmacovigilance from the University of Groningen, Netherlands. She is a Registered Pharmacist, a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). She is a Senior Associate of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of the following associations - the British Pharmacological Society (BPS), International Society for Pharmacovigilance (ISOP), American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Society for Applied Microbiology (SFAM) and the West African Society for Pharmacology (WASP). She is a recipient of the Ghana Education Trust Fund PhD Scholarship; The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Travel Awards to the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), USA to present her research; the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) Antibiotic Resistance Mechanisms Workshop, Birmingham, fee waiver, to present her research; and the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) Professional and Linguistic Fellowship Programme (PEPL) for ECOWAS to the University Teaching Hospital, Treichville, Cote D'Ivoire. She has been a research associate at Birkbeck, University of London and a visiting academic researcher to the University of Nottingham, UK. Her research area of interest is in Infectious Disease especially Drug Discovery to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance, particularly in Tuberculosis. Her recent research on “Analogues of Disulfides from Allium stipitatum Demonstrate Potent Anti-Tubercular Activities through Drug Efflux Pump and Biofilm Inhibition” published in Nature Scientific Reports January, 2018 has received tremendous media publicity and she was interviewed on BBC Focus on Africa. She is a reviewer for Phytochemistry Letters and Nature Scientific Reports. She is married with three children and her hobbies are cooking, reading and listening to music.