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Kwabena Nsiah

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Courses:       
2013-Present               
Service Lecturer and Examiner                    
                                   AGB 454: Food Biotechnology.
2009-Present               Lecturer and Examiner in the following 
                                   Under-Graduate courses: 
                                   Fermentation Biochemistry and Biotechnology I
                                   Fermentation Biochemistry and Biotechnology II
                                   Class: 
                                   Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Third Year)

2008-Present               Lecturer and Examiner in the following
                                   Under-Graduate course:
                                   BCHEM 468: Food Biotechnology
                                   Classes:
                                   Food Science and Technology (Fourth Year)
                                   Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Fourth Year)

2003-Present               Lecturer and Examiner in the following Post-Graduate (M.Sc. Biotechnology) courses:
                                   BCHEM 575: Industrial Microbiology
                                   BCHEM 576: Environmental Biotechnology
                                   BCHEM 585: Industrial Biotechnology
                                   Class: 
                                   M.Sc. Biotechnology (First Year)

2002-2006                    Lecturer and Examiner in the following Under-Graduate courses:
                                   BCHEM 365: Biophysics I
                                   BCHEM 366:  Biophysics II.
                                   Classes: 
                                   Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Third Year)
                                   Applied and Theoretical Biology (Third Year) 
                                   Medical Laboratory Technology (First Year)

Research Interest:     

Microbial production of biofuels and biosolvents utilising biomass. 
Application of biotechnology to traditional fermentation processes to improve efficiency and productivity

Publications:

  1. Abdul-Mumeen, I., Zakpaa, H. D., and Mills-Robertson, F. C (2013). Biochemical and microbiological analysis of shea nut cake: A waste product from shea butter processing Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development. Vol. 5(4), pp. 61-68, July

  2. Zakpaa, H. D., F., Al-Hassan, H., and Adubofour, J. (2010). An investigation into the feasibility of production and characterization of starch from “apantu” plantain (giant horn) grown in Ghana. African Journal of Food Science Vol. 4(9), pp. 571 - 577, September.

  3. Zakpaa, H. D., Akoto, F., Mak-Mensah, E. E. and Adubofour, J. (2010). Production and charactization of flour produced from ripe “Apem” plantain (Musa sapientum l. var. paradisiacal; French horn) grown in Ghana. J. Agric. Biotech. Sustain. Dev.  Vol. 2(6) pp. 92-99, April.

  4. Zakpaa, H. D., Mak-Mensah, E. E., and Johnson, F. S. (2010). Saccharification of Maize agrowastes by cellulolytic fungi isolated from Ejura farms in Ejura, Ghana. Journal of Science and Technology Vol. 30(1) pp. 10-17, April.

  5. Zakpaa, H. D., Mak-Mensah, E. E., and Avio, O. A. (2010). Effect of storage conditions on the shelf life of locally distilled liquor (Akpeteshie). African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 9(10), pp 1499-1501, 8 March.

  6. Zakpaa, H. D., Imbeah, C. M., and Mak-Mensah, E. E. (2009). Microbial characterization of fermented meat products on some selected markets in the Kumasi metropolis, Ghana. African Journal of Food Science Vol 3. (11) pp. 340-346, November.

  7. Zakpaa, H. D., Mak-Mensah, E. E., and Johnson, F. S. (2009). Production of bio-ethanol from corncobs using Aspergillus niger and Saccharomyces cerevisae in simultaneous saccharification and fermentation. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 8 (13), pp. 3018-3022, 6 July.

  8. Value addition to locally produced soybean in Ghana: production of soy sauce using starter culture fermentation. (with Dzogbefia, V. P. and Arthur, P. L.). Journal of science and technology.27: pp22-28 2007.

  9. Investigation on the utility of pineapple juice and the waste as low cost substrate for ethanol fermentation by Zymomonas mobilis. (with Tanaka, K. and Ishizaki, A.) J. Biosci. Bioeng., 87, pp642-646 1999.

  10. Preliminary investigation of the effect of the use of pineapple juice and the waste in ethanol production by Zymomonas mobilis. (with Tanaka, K. and Ishizaki, A.) J. Fac., Agric., Kyushu., 43 (3.4), 433-439, 1999.