Mr. Kofi Agyapong Addo

Academic Qualifications

  • MPhil Microbiology
  • BSc Applied Biology

Role and Responsibility

Teaching, research and community service


AAMUSTED-Mampong Campus

P.O. Box 40

Asante Mampong


Biological Sciences Education


Science Education


  • 2018 – present– Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, PhD Parasitology.
  • 2017– Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, MPhil Microbiology: Postgraduate Student.
  • 2010– University for Development Studies, Tamale, BSc Applied Biology: Undergraduate student.

Previous positions:

2018-2021: Biology/Integrated Science Teacher: Osei Adutwum Senior High School, under GES, Kumasi.

2018- 2020: Research Assistant: Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine, Kumasi.

2016-2018: Biology/Chemistry Teacher: Ghana Christian International High School, Accra

2013-2016: Biology/Integrated Science Teacher: Kwahu Tafo Senior High School, Eastern region.

2011-2016: Biology/Integrated Science Teacher (Service personnel/Full/Part-time): Presbyterian Girls’ Senior High School, Kumasi.

  • University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG)
  • Ghana Science Association (GSA)

My research interest is in the field of Biomedical Sciences (Microbiology, Parasitology, Molecular Biology and Immunology) and mainly focused on transmission and host-parasite interactions of vector-borne infectious and zoonotic diseases. I have carried out previous research on Soil-transmitted helminths (STH) at Bosomtwe in the Ashanti region, Atypical and typical human African Trypanosomiasis at Suhum municipality in the Eastern region and malaria studies at Agona, Obom and NKwanta south in Ashanti, Greater Accra and Oti regions.

Six out of every 10 infectious diseases in people are zoonotic, which makes it crucial that the nation strengthen its capabilities to prevent and respond to these diseases using the experimental and data-driven scientific approach. On that note, would like to supervise students carrying out research in the field of Biomedical Sciences (Microbiology, Parasitology, Biology, Molecular Biology and Immunology), aiming to develop the capacity to manage and prevent vector-borne infectious and zoonotic diseases through surveillance, epidemiological and laboratory investigation to reduce their public health, social and economic impacts.

  • Diversity of Living things
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Research Ethics
  • Research methods
  • Scientific communication
  1. Aamoah-Boateng, Y., Brenyah, R. C., Kwarteng S. A., Obuam, P., Owusu-Frimpong, I., Addo, K. A., Badu, K. (2021). Malaria transmission, vector diversity and insecticide resistance at a peri-urban site in the forest zone of Ghana, Frontiers in Tropical Diseases, 2: 739771.
  1. Obirikorang, C., Quaye, L., Amidu, N., Acheampong, I., Addo, K (2012). Asymptomatic bacteriuria among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at the University hospital, Kumasi, Ghana, Journal of Medical and Biomedical Sciences,1 (1).


  1. Date: 2022 (May-July)

Title: Molecular Diagnosis of Infectious Tropical Diseases.

Venue: University of Bremen, Centre for Biomolecular Interaction, Germany.

Sponsor: Erasmus+ Student Mobility Training

  1. Date: 2019 (May-July)

Title: Training on molecular diagnostic tools

Venue: University of Bremen, Center for Biomolecular Interaction, Germany.

Sponsor: DFG (German African Cooperation)