C. K. TEDAM UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND APPLIED SCIENCES

Prof. Gordon Akanzuwine Awandare

Professor Gordon Akanzuwine Awandare

Council Chairman
Room 102, Main Administration Block. CKT-UTAS

BIOGRAPHY

PUBLICATIONS

1. Awandare G, André E, Corrales-Aguilar E, Chen CJ, Mostajo-Radji MA, Jancoriene L, & Nemer M (2020). Science advisers around the world on 2020. Nature. 2020 Dec;588 (7839):586-588. doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-03557-x. PMID: 33340028
2. Genomic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 reveals local viral evolution in Ghana. Ngoi JM, Quashie PK, Morang’a CM, Bonney JHK, Amuzu DSY, Kumordjie S, Asante IA, Bonney EY, Eshun M, Boatemaa L, Magnussen V, Kotey EN, Ndam NT, Tei-Maya F, Arjarquah AK, Mutungi JK, Obodai E, Otchere ID, Bediako Y, Amenga-Etego LN, Odoom JK, Anang AK, Kyei GB, Adu B, Ampofo WK & Awandare GA (2020). Experimental Biology and Medicine (Maywood). 2020 Dec 16:1535370220975351. doi: 10.1177/1535370220975351. PMID: 33325750
3. Amuzu DSY, Rockett KA, Leffler EM, Ansah F, Amoako N, Morang’a CM, Hubbart C, Rowlands K, Jeffreys AE, Amenga-Etego LN, Kwiatkowski DP & Awandare GA. High-throughput genotyping assays for identification of glycophorin B deletion variants in population studies. Experimental Biology and Medicine (Maywood). 2020 Dec 16:1535370220968545. doi: 10.1177/1535370220968545. PMID: 33325748
4. Adadey SM, Quaye O, Amedofu GK, Awandare GA & Wonkam A (2020). Screening for GJB2-R143W associated hearing impairment: implications for health policy and practice in Ghana. Public Health Genomics. 2020 Dec 10:1-6. doi: 10.1159/000512121. PMID: 33302283
5. Morang’a CM, Amenga–Etego L, Bah SY, Appiah V, Amuzu D, Amoako N, Abugri J, Cunnington AJ, Awandare GA & Otto TD. Machine learning approaches classify clinical malaria outcomes based on haematological parameters. BMC Medicine. 2020 Nov 30;18(1):375. doi: 10.1186/s12916-020-01823-3. PMID: 33250058
6. Adadey SM, Wonkam-Tingang E, Twumasi Aboagye E, Nayo-Gyan DW, Boatemaa Ansong M, Quaye O, Awandare GA, & Wonkam A. Connexin Genes Variants Associated with Non-Syndromic Hearing Impairment: A Systematic Review of the Global Burden. Life (Basel). 2020 Oct 28;10(11): E258. doi: 10.3390/life10110258. PMID: 33126609
7. Stewart LB, Diaz-Ingelmo O, Claessens A, Abugri J, Pearson RD, Goncalves S, Drury E, Kwiatkowski DP, Awandare GA & Conway DJ. Intrinsic multiplication rate variation and plasticity of human blood stage malaria parasites. Communications Biology 2020 Oct 28;3(1):624. doi: 10.1038/s42003-020-01349-7. PMID: 33116247
8. Myers-Hansen JL, Abuaku B, Oyebola MK, Mensah BA, Ahorlu C, Wilson MD, Awandare G, Koram KA, Ngwa AA, & Ghansah A (2020). Assessment of antimalarial drug resistant markers in asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infections after 4 years of indoor residual spraying in Northern Ghana. PLOS One. 2020 Dec 7;15(12): e0233478. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0233478. eCollection 2020. PMID: 33284800
9. Prah DA, Amoah LE, Gibbins MP, Bediako Y, Cunnington AJ, Awandare GA & Hafalla JCR. Comparison of leucocyte profiles between healthy children and those with asymptomatic and symptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infections. Malaria Journal. 2020 Oct 9;19(1):364. doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03435-x. PMID: 33036624
10. Amlabu E, Nyarko PB, Opoku G, Ibrahim-Dey D, Ilani P, Mensah-Brown H, Akporh GA, Akuh OA, Ayugane EA, Amoh-Boateng D, Kusi KA, Awandare GA (2020). Localization and function of a Plasmodium falciparum protein (PF3D7_1459400) during erythrocyte invasion. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2020 Oct 5:1535370220961764. doi: 10.1177/1535370220961764. PMID: 33019810
11. Sangare M, Doumbia F, Sidibe O, Oumar AA, Bah S, Kouyate M, Diakite SS, Traore K, Karembe A, Haidara MS, Coulibaly SP, Coulibaly S, Togora A, Dolo H, Traore D, Doumbia S, Diakite M, Maiga Y, Diawara A, Kuate C, Kim HG, Awandare GA (2020). Epilepsy Research in Mali: A Pilot Pharmacokinetics Study on First-Line Antiepileptic Drug Treatment. Journal of Epilepsy Research. 2020 Jun 30;10(1):31-39. doi: 10.14581/jer.20006. eCollection 2020 Jun. PMID: 32983953
12. Hamid-Adiamoh M, Ngwa AA, Nwakanma D, D’Alessandro U, Awandare GA, Afrane YA (2020). Insecticide resistance in indoor and outdoor-resting Anopheles gambiae in Northern Ghana. Malaria Journal. 19(1):314. doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03388-1. PMID: 32867769
13. Bempah, S., Curtis, Awandare, G & Ajayakumarb, J. (2020). Appreciating the complexity of localized malaria risk in Ghana: Spatial data challenges and solutions. Health & Place. 64: 102382
14. Kinyanjui S, Fonn S, Kyobutungi C, Vicente-Crespo M, Bonfoh B, Ndungu T, Sewankambo NK, Djimde AA, Gaye O, Chirwa T, Musenge E, Elliot A, Nakanjako D, Chibanda D & Awandare G (2020). Enhancing science preparedness for health emergencies in Africa through research capacity building. BMJ Glob Health. 2020 Jul;5(7): e003072. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-003072.
15. Adadey SM, Esoh KK, Quaye O, Amedofu GK, Awandare GA & Wonkam A (2020). GJB4 and GJC3 variants in non-syndromic hearing impairment in Ghana. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). Jun 11:1535370220931035. doi: 10.1177/1535370220931035
16. Amoah LE, Acquah FK, Nyarko PB, Cudjoe E, Donu D, Ayanful-Torgby R, Sey F, Williamson KC & Awandare GA (2020). Comparative analysis of asexual and sexual stage Plasmodium falciparum development in different red blood cell types. Malar J. 19(1):200. doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03275-9. PMID: 32503587
17. Amlabu WE, Antwi CA, Awandare G, Gwira TM (2020). Elucidating the possible mechanism of action of some pathogen box compounds against Leishmania donovani. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 Apr 10;14(4):e0008188. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0008188. eCollection 2020 Apr. PMID: 32275665
18. Aniweh Y, Nyarko PB, Charles-Chess E, Ansah F, Osier FHA, Quansah E, Thiam LG, Kamuyu G, Marsh K, Conway DJ, Tetteh KKA, & Awandare GA (2020). Plasmodium falciparum Merozoite Associated Armadillo Protein (PfMAAP) Is Apically Localized in Free Merozoites and Antibodies Are Associated With Reduced Risk of Malaria. Front Immunol. 11:505. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.00505. PMID: 32318061
19. Koks S, Williams RW, Quinn J, Farzaneh F, Conran N, Tsai SJ, Awandare G, & Goodman SR (2020). COVID-19: Time for precision epidemiology. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 245(8):677-679. doi: 10.1177/1535370220919349. PMID: 32301338
20. Amlabu E, Ilani P, Opoku G, Nyarko PB, Quansah E, Thiam LG, Anim M, Ayivor-Djanie R, Akuh OA, Mensah-Brown H, Rayner JC, & Awandare GA (2020). Molecular Characterization and Immuno-Reactivity Patterns of a Novel Plasmodium falciparum Armadillo-Type Repeat Protein, PfATRP. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 10:114. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2020.00114. eCollection 2020. PMID: 32266165
21. Deletsu, S. D., Maina, E. K., Quaye, O., Ampofo, W. K., and Awandare, G. A., & Bonney EY (2020). High resistance to reverse transcriptase inhibitors among persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 subtype circulating recombinant form 02_AG in Ghana and on antiretroviral therapy. Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Feb;99(7):e18777. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000018777
22. Krampa, F. D., Aniweh, Y., Kanyong, P., & Awandare, G. A (2020). Recent advances in the development of biosensors for malaria diagnosis. Sensors (Basel). 2020 Feb 1;20(3). pii: E799. doi: 10.3390/s20030799.
23. Aniweh, Y., Suurbaar, J., Morang’a, C. M., Nyarko, P. B., Wright, K. E., Kusi, K. A., Ansah, F., Kyei-Baafour, E., Quansah. E., Asante, J., Thiam, L. G., Higgins, M. K., & Awandare, G. A (2020). Analysis of Plasmodium falciparum Rh2b deletion polymorphism across different transmission areas. Scientific Reports 10: 1498 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-58300-3
24. Adadey, S.M., Tingang Wonkam, E., Twumasi Aboagye, E., Quansah, D., Asante-Poku, A., Quaye, O., Amedofu, G.K., Awandare, G.A., Wonkam, A (2020). Enhancing Genetic Medicine: Rapid and Cost-Effective Molecular Diagnosis for a GJB2 Founder Mutation for Hearing Impairment in Ghana. Genes 2020, 11, 132.
25. Nyarko, P.B., Tarr, S.J., Aniweh, Y. Stewart, L. B., Conway, D. J. & Awandare, G. A. (2020) Investigating a Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte invasion phenotype switch at the whole transcriptome level. Scientific Reports 10, 245 (2020) doi:10.1038/s41598-019-56386-y
26. Thiam, L. G, Aniweh Y, Quansah, E. B, Donkor, J. K, Gwira, T. M, Kusi, KA, Niang M, & Awandare G. A (2020). Cell trace far-red is a suitable erythrocyte dye for multi-color Plasmodium falciparum invasion phenotyping assays. Experimental Biology and Medicine (Maywood). 5:1535370219897393. doi: 10.1177/1535370219897393
27. Umunnakwe, F. A, Idowu, E. T, Ajibaye, O, Etoketim, B, Akindele, S, Shokunbi A. O, Otubanjo O. A, Awandare G. A, Amambua-Ngwa A, & Oyebola KM (2019). High cases of submicroscopic Plasmodium falciparum infections in a suburban population of Lagos, Nigeria. Malaria Journal. 18(1):433. doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-3073-7
28. Diakité S. A. S, Traoré K, Sanogo I, Clark TG, Campino S, Sangaré M, Dabitao D, Dara A, Konaté D. S, Doucouré F, Cissé A, Keita B, Doumbouya M, Guindo M. A, Toure M. B, Sogoba N, Doumbia S, Awandare G. A, Diakité M (2019). A comprehensive analysis of drug resistance molecular markers and Plasmodium falciparum genetic diversity in two malaria endemic sites in Mali. Malaria Journal. 18(1):361. doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2986-5.
29. Goodman, S. R., & Awandare, G. A. EBM and SEBM Inaugurates its African Global Editor and Office. Experimental Biology and Medicine (Maywood). 244(18):1607. doi: 10.1177/1535370219891014
30. Adadey, S. M., Manyisa, N., Mnika, K., De Kock, C., Nembaware, V., Quaye, S., Amedofu, G. K., Awandare, G. & Wonkam, A (2019). GJB2 and GJB6 mutations in non-syndromic childhood hearing impairment in Ghana. Frontiers in Genetics. 10: 841
31. Mensah-Brown, H. E., Aspeling-Jones, H., Delimini, R. K., Asante, K. P., Amlabu, E., Bah, S. Y., Beeson, J. G., Wright, G. J., Conway, D. J., & Awandare, G. A (2019). Antibody reactivity to merozoite antigens in Ghanaian adults correlates with growth inhibitory activity against Plasmodium falciparum in culture, Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 6(7): ofz254, doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofz254
32. Kotey, E., Lukosaityte, D., Quaye, O., Ampofo, W., Awandare, G., & Iqbal, M (2019). Current and Novel Approaches in Influenza Management. Vaccines (Basel). 2019 Jun 18;7(2). pii: E53. doi: 10.3390/vaccines702005
33. Sangare M, Toure HB, Toure A, Karembe A, Dolo H, Coulibaly YI, Kouyate M, Traore K, Diakité SA, Coulibaly S, Togora A, Guinto CO, Awandare GA, Doumbia S, Diakite M, Geschwind DH (2019). Validation of two parent-reported autism spectrum disorders screening tools M-CHAT-R and SCQ in Bamako, Mali. eNeurologicalSci. 2019 Jun;15:100188. doi: 10.1016/j.ensci.2019.100188
34. Aniweh Y, Nyarko PB, Quansah E, Thiam LG, Awandare GA (2019). SMIM1 at a glance; discovery, genetic basis, recent progress and perspectives. Parasite Epidemiol Control. 2019 May;5:e00101. doi: 10.1016/j.parepi.2019.e00101.
35. Anabire NG, Aryee PA, Abdul-Karim A, Quaye O, Awandare GA, Helegbe GK (2019). Impact of malaria and hepatitis B co-infection on clinical and cytokine profiles among pregnant women. PLoS One. 2019;14(4):e0215550. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0215550
36. Kengne-Ouafo, J. A., Sutherland, C. J., Binka, F. N., Awandare, G. A., Urban, B. C., & Dinko, B. (2019) Immune Responses to the Sexual Stages of Plasmodium falciparum Parasites. Front Immunol. 2019 Feb 11;10:136. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.00136.
37. Anabire, N. G., Aryee, P. A., Abdul-Karim, A., Abdulai, I. B., Quaye, O., Awandare, G. A., & Helegbe, G. K. Prevalence of malaria and hepatitis B among pregnant women in Northern Ghana: Comparing RDTs with PCR (2019). PLoS One. 2019 Feb 6;14(2): e0210365. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210365.
38. Tarr, S. J., Diaz-Ingelmo, O., Stewart, L. B., Hocking, S. E., Murray. L., Duffy, C. W., Otto, T. D., Chappel, L., Rayner, J. C., Awandare, G. A., & Conway, D. J. (2018). Schizont transcriptome variation among clinical isolates and laboratory-adapted clones of malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. BMC Genomics. 19:894
39. Bah, S. Y., Morang’a, C. M., Kengne-Ouafo, J. A., Amenga–Etego, L., & Awandare, G. A. (2018). Highlights on the application of genomics and bioinformatics in the fight against infectious diseases: Challenges and ppportunities in Africa. Front. Genet. 9:575. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2018.00575
40. Oyebola, K. M., Aina, O. O., Idowu, E. T., Olukosi, Y. A, Ajibaye, O. S., Otubanjo, O. A., Awolola, T. S., Awandare, G. A., & Amambua-Ngwa, A. (2018). A barcode of multilocus nuclear DNA identifies genetic relatedness in pre- and post-Artemether/Lumefantrine treated Plasmodium falciparum in Nigeria. BMC Infectious Diseases. 18:392, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3314-3
41. Duffy, C. W., Amambua-Ngwa, A., Ahouidi, A. D., Diakite, M., Awandare, G. A., Ba, H., Tarr, S. J., Murray, L., Stewart, L. B., D’Allessandro, U., Otto, T. D., Kwiatkowski, D. P., & Conway, D. J. (2018). Multi-population genomic analysis of malaria parasites indicates local selection and differentiation at the gdv1 locus regulating sexual development. Scientific Report 8, Article number:15763
42. Amoako, N., Duodu, S., Dennis, F. E., Bonney, J. H. K., Asante, K. P., Ameh, J., Mosi, L., Hayashi, T., Agbosu, E. E., Pratt, D., Operario, D. J., Fields, B., Liu, J., Houpt, E. R., Armah, G. E., Stoler, J. and Awandare, G. A. (2018). Detection of dengue virus among children with suspected malaria, Accra, Ghana. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 24(8):1544-1547. doi: 10.3201/eid2408.180341
43. Tiburu, E. K., Issah, I., Darko, M., Armah-Sekum, R. E., Gyampo, S. O. A., Amoateng, N. K., Kwofie, S. K. & Awandare, G (2018). Investigating the conformation of S100β protein under physiological parameters using computational modeling: A clue for rational drug design. Open Biomedical Engineering Journal. 12:36-50. doi: 10.2174/1874120701812010036. eCollection 2018.
44. Hogarh, J. N., Agyekum, T. P., Bempah, C. K., Owusu-Ansah, E. D. J., Avicor, S. W., Awandare, G. A., Fobil, J. N., & Obiri-Danso, K (2018). Environmental health risks and benefits of the use of mosquito coils as malaria prevention and control strategy. Malaria Journal. 17(1):265. doi: 10.1186/s12936-018-2412-4.
45. Yaw, A., Prosper, K., Krampa, F. & Awandare, G. A (2018). Local diagnostics kits for Africa being developed in Ghana. Nature. 559 (7713): 181. doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-05666-0.
46. Dinko, B., Amakpa, E., Kweku, M., Amoah, P., Tampuori, J., Adjuik, M., Awandare, G. A., & Deitsch, K. W (2018). Plasmodium falciparum malaria cases detected for prompt treatment by rapid diagnostic tests in the Ho Teaching Hospital of the Volta Region of Ghana. Parasite Epidemiology and Control. 3(3):e00072. doi: 10.1016/j.parepi.2018.e00072.
47. Partey, F. D., Castberg, F. C., Sarbah, E. W., Silk, S. E., Awandare, G. A., Draper, S. J., Opoku, N., Kweku, M., Ofori, M. F., Hviid, L., & Barfod, L. (2018). Kinetics of antibody responses to PfRH5-complex antigens in Ghanaian children with Plasmodium falciparum malaria. PLoS One. 2018 Jun 8;13(6): e0198371. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0198371.
48. Anabire, N. G, Aryee, P. A., Addo, F., Anaba, F., Kanwugu, O. N., Ankrah, J., Awandare, G. A. & Helegbe, G. K. (2018). Evaluation of hematological indices of childhood illnesses in Tamale Metropolis of Ghana. Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Analysis. 2018 Jun 3:e22582. doi: 10.1002/jcla.22582
49. Abugri, J., Ansah, F., Asante, K. P., Opoku, C. N., Amenga-Etego, L. A. & Awandare, G. A. (2018). Prevalence of chloroquine and antifolate drug resistance alleles in Plasmodium falciparum clinical isolates from three areas in Ghana. African Academy of Sciences Open Research. DOI: 10.12688/aasopenres.12825.1
50. Amlabu, E., Mensah-Brown, H., Nyarko, P. B., Akuha, O., Opoku, G., Ilani P., Oyagbenro, R., Asiedu K., Aniweh, Y. & Awandare, G. A. (2018). Functional characterization of Plasmodium falciparum surface related Antigen (PfSRA) as a potential blood-stage vaccine target. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 218 (5): 778–790. doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiy222.
51. Awandare, G.A., Nyarko, P. B., Aniweh, Y., Ayivor-Djanie, R., & Stoute, J. A. (2018). Plasmodium falciparum strains spontaneously switch invasion phenotype in suspension culture. Scientific Reports. 8(1):5782. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-24218-0.
52. Dinko, B., Ansah, F., Agyare-Kwabi, C., Tagboto, S., Amoah, L., Urban, B., Sutherland, C., Williamson, K., Awandare, G., Binka, F., & Deitsch, K. (2018). Gametocyte development and carriage in Ghanaian individuals with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. 99(1):57-64. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0077.
53. Kanyong, P., Krampa, F., Aniweh, Y. & Awandare, G. (2018). Polydopamine-functionalized graphene nanoplatelet smart conducting electrode for bio-sensing applications. Arabian Journal of Chemistry. In press. DOI: 10.1016/j.arabjc.2018.01.001.
54. Thomford, N. E., Dzobo, K., Yao N. A., Chimusa, E., Evans, J., Okai, E., Kruszka, P., Muenke, M., Awandare, G., Wonkam, A., & Dandara, C (2018). Genomics and epigenomics of congenital heart defects: expert review and lessons learned in Africa. OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology. 2018 May;22(5):301-321. doi: 10.1089/omi.2018.0033
55. Ademolue, T.W. & Awandare, G.A. (2018). Evaluating anti-disease immunity to malaria and implications for vaccine design. Immunology. 153(4):423-434. doi: 10.1111/imm.12877.
56. Adadey, S. M., Awandare, G., Amedofu, G. K., & Wonkam, A. (2017). Public Health Burden of Hearing Impairment and the Promise of Genomics and Environmental Research: A Case Study in Ghana, Africa. OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology. 21(11): 638-646
57. Chirawurah, D. J., Ansah, F., Nyarko, P. B., Duodu, S., Aniweh, Y., & Awandare, G. A. (2017). Antimalarial activity of Malaria Box compounds against Plasmodium falciparum clinical isolates. International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance. 7(3):399-406; doi:10.1016/j.ijpddr.2027.10.005
58. Kusi K. A., Manu E. A., Manful Gwira T., Kyei-Baafour E., Dickson E. K., Amponsah J. A., Remarque E. J., Faber B. W., Kocken C. H. M., Dodoo D., Gyan B. A., Awandare G. A., Atuguba F, Oduro A. R., Koram K. A. (2017). Variations in the quality of malaria-specific antibodies with transmission intensity in a seasonal malaria transmission area of Northern Ghana. PLoS One. 12(9):e0185303. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0185303.
59. Krampa, D. F., Aniweh, Y., Awandare, G. A., & Kanyong P. (2017). Recent progress in the development of diagnostic tests for malaria. Diagnostics, 7(3), 54; doi:10.3390/diagnostics7030054
60. Kanyong, P., Krampa, F. D., Aniweh, Y. & Awandare, G. A. (2017).Enzyme-based amperometric galactose biosensors: a review. Microchimica Acta, DOI:10.1007/s00604-017-2465-z
61. Anderson, D. E., Balapangu, S., Fleischer, H. N. A., Viade, R. A., Krampa, F. D., Kanyong, P., Awandare, G. A., & Tiburu, E. K. (2017). Investigating the Influence of Temperature on the Kaolinite-Base Synthesis of Zeolite and Urease Immobilization for the Potential Fabrication of Electrochemical Urea Biosensors, Sensors 2017, 17(8), 1831; doi:10.3390/s17081831
62. Cissé, M., Awandare, G. A., Somé, F. A., Hayette, M., & Guiguemde, R. T. (2017). High concordance of Pfdhfr and Pfdhps genotypes between matched peripheral and placental isolates of delivered women in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. Annals of Parasitology, 63(2), 111–116. doi: 10.17420/ap6302.93
63. Krampa, D. F., Aniweh, Y., Awandare, G. A., & Kanyong P. (2017). Disposable Amperometric Sensor Based on High-Performance PEDOT:PSS/Ionic Liquid Nanocomposite Thin Film-Modified Screen-Printed Electrode for the Analysis of Catechol in Natural Water Samples. Sensors, 17(8), 1716; doi:10.3390/s17081716
64. Bakari, S. M., Ofori, J. A. Kusi, K. A., Aning, G. K., Awandare , G. A., Carrington, M., & Gwira, M. T. (2017). Serum biochemical parameters and cytokine profiles associated with natural African trypanosome infections in cattle. Parasites & Vectors. 10:312 DOI: 10.1186/s13071-017-2255-9
65. Ademolue, T.W., Aniweh, Y., Kusi, K. A. & Awandare, G.A. (2017). Patterns of inflammatory responses and parasite tolerance vary with malaria transmission intensity. Malaria Journal. 16:145
66. Sam-Agudu N. A., Paintsil, E., Aliyu, M. H., Kwara, A., Ogunsola, F., Afrane, Y. A., Onoka, C., Awandare, G. A., Amponsah, G., Cornelius, L. J., Mendy, G., Sturke, R., Ghansah, A., Siberry, G. K., Ezeanolue E. E. (2016). Building Sustainable Local Capacity for Global Health Research in West Africa. Annals of Global Health, 82 (6). DOI:10.1016/j.aogh.2016.10.011
67. Mensah-Brown, H. E., Abugri, J., Asante, K. P., Dwomoh, D., Dosoo, D., Atuguba, F., Conway, D. J. and Awandare, G. A (2017). Assessing the impact of differences in malaria transmission intensity on clinical and haematological indices in children with malaria. Malaria Journal, 16:96, DOI 10.1186/s12936-017-1745-8
68. Azumah, B. K., Addo, P. G., Dodoo, A., Awandare, G., Mosi, L., Boakye, D. A., Wilson, M. D. (2017). Experimental demonstration of the possible role of Acanthamoeba polyphaga in the Infection and disease progression in Buruli ulcer (BU) using ICR Mice. Plos One, 12(3): e0172843
69. Ademolue, T., Amodu, O., & Awandare, G. A. (2017). Sickle cell trait is associated with controlled levels of heme and mild pro-inflammatory response during acute malaria infection. Clinical & Experimental Immunology. Jan 31. doi: 10.1111/cei.12936
70. Tiburu E. K., Mutocheluh, M., Arthur, P. K., Narkwa, P. W., Salifu, A. A., Agyei, M. A., Yeboah, R., Fleischer, H. N. A., Zhuang, J. and Awandare, G. (2017). Antifungal and anti-proliferative effects of Zeolites A and X on Yeast pathogenic and cancer cells in vitro. Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. 7: 1–12.
71. Tiburu E. K., Zhuang J., Fleischer H. N., Arthur P. K., Awandare G. A (2017). Expression, Purification, and Monitoring of Conformational Changes of hCB2 TMH67H8 in Different Membrane-Mimetic Lipid Mixtures Using Circular Dichroism and NMR Techniques. Membranes (Basel). 2017 Feb 17;7(1). pii: E10. doi: 10.3390/membranes7010010.
72. Cisse, M., Awandare, G. A., Soulama, A., Tinto, H., Hayette, M. P., & Guiguemdé R. T. (2017). Recent uptake of intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy with sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine is associated with increased prevalence of Pfdhfr mutations in Bobo‑Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. Malaria Journal, 16:38. DOI 10.1186/s12936-017-1695-1
73. Stoler J. & Awandare G. A (2016). Febrile illness diagnostics and the malaria-industrial complex: a socio-environmental perspective. BMC Infectious Diseases. 2016 Nov 17;16(1):683.
74. Cisse, M., Diallo, H. A., Some, A. D., Poda, A., Awandare, G. A., & Guiguemde, R. T (2016). Association of placental Plasmodium falciparum parasitaemia with maternal and newborn outcomes in the periurban area of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. Parasitology Open, 2: e15; 1-8
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79. Bowyer, P. W., Stewart, L. B., Aspeling-Jones, H., Mensah-Brown, H. E., Ahouidi, A. D., Amambua-Ngwa, A., Awandare, G. A., & Conway, D. J. (2015). Variation in Plasmodium falciparum Erythrocyte Invasion Phenotypes and Merozoite Ligand Gene Expression across Different Populations in Areas of Malaria Endemicity. Infection and Immunity. 83(6):2575-82.
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82. Amoako, N., Asante, K. P., Adjei, G., Awandare, G. A., Bimi, L., & Owusu-Agyei, S. (2014). Associations between Red Cell Polymorphisms and Plasmodium falciparum Infection in the Middle Belt of Ghana. PLoS One. 9(12).
83. Stoler, J., Dashti, R. A.., Anto, F., Fobil, J. N., & Awandare, G. A. (2014). Deconstructing “malaria”: West Africa as the next front for dengue fever surveillance and control. Acta Tropica. 134, 58-65
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88. Awandare, G. A., Spadafora, C., Moch, K. J., Dutta, S., Haynes, J. D., & Stoute, J. A. (2011). Plasmodium falciparum field isolates use complement receptor 1 (CR1) as a receptor for invasion of erythrocytes. Molecular & Biochemical Parasitology. 177(1):57-60.
89. Spadafora, C., Awandare, G. A., Kopydlowski, K. M., Czege, J., Moch, K. J., Finberg, W. R., Tsokos, G. C. & Stoute.J. A. (2010). Complement receptor 1 is a sialic acid independent erythrocyte receptor of Plasmodium falciparum. PLoS Pathogens. 6(6).
90. Awandare, G. A., Martinson, J. J., Were, T., Ouma, T, Davenport, G. C., Ong’echa, J. M., Wang, W. K., Leng, L., Ferrell, R. E., Bucala, R., & Perkins, D. J. (2009). Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) promoter polymorphisms and susceptibility to severe malarial anemia. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 200(4): 629-637.
91. Keller, C. C., Ouma, C., Ouma, Y., Awandare, G. A., Davenport, G. C., Were, T., Hittner, J. B., Vulule, J. M., Ong’echa, J. M., & Perkins, D. J. (2009). Suppression of a novel hematopoietic mediator in children with severe malarial anemia. Infection and Immunity. 77(9):3864-71.
92. Were, T., Davenport, G. C., Ouma, Y. E., Hittner, B. J., Awandare, G. A., Otieno, M. F., Ouma, C., Orago, A. S., Vulule, J. M., Ong’echa, J. M., & Perkins, D. J. (2009). Naturally acquired hemozoin by monocytes promotes suppression of RANTES in children with malarial anemia through an IL-10-dependent mechanism. Microbes and Infection. 11(8-9):811-9.
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MAJOR INVITED PRESENTATIONS
1. “Building and sustaining a globally competitive ecosystem for research in African universities”. Opening of Accra office for the Africa Research Universities Alliance. Accra. March 2020
2. “Overview of research and training at WACCBIP’. Hosts, Pathogens and Global Health PhD Programme Retreat, Dunkeld. University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, UK. June 2018
3. “Surviving and thriving as an African scientist”. University of Cape Town Wellcome Trust Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa (CIDRI) Annual Research Meeting, Stellenbosch, South Africa. May 2018
4. “Harnessing Cambridge partnerships for biomedical research and capacity building at the University of Ghana”. Cambridge Africa Day Symposium, University of Cambridge, Cambridge. UK. May 2018.
5. “Characterization of new Plasmodium falciparum blood stage antigens”. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Malaria Centre Annual Retreat, St Clare College, Cambridge. UK April 2018
6. “Transforming Institutions: lessons learned from building a centre of excellence in an African University”. Royal Society-National Research Foundation (SA) Research Capacity Strengthening in Africa: Learning from the Past, Building for the Future. Pretoria, SA. December 2017
7. “Building Scientific Capacity for Competitive Biomedical Research in Sub-Saharan Africa”. African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) launch conference: Research in Africa Rising – New Trends and Developments in Global Scientific Research and the Role of Universities. University of Ghana, Legon. April 2017.
8. “A new initiative for training and building partnerships for biomedical research in West Africa”. Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria (GEM) conference, Wellcome Trust Sanger Conference Centre, Hinxton, UK. June 2016
9. “Erythrocyte invasion receptor preferences of Plasmodium falciparum isolates in Ghana”, Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA, May 2014.
10. “Malaria parasites in the blood: red cell invasion and Innate immune responses”. Keynote address at the Ghana Biomedical Convention, July 2014.
11. “Role of the West African Center for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens in research capacity building in Africa”, presented at the 2nd World Bank Forum of the Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET), Dakar, Senegal June 10-12, 2014.
12. “Erythrocyte invasion mechanisms and signatures of selection in malaria parasites in Ghana”, Award Holder workshop of the Leverhulme – Royal Society Africa Awards, December 7-8, 2014, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

PUBLISHED CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS
1. Jersley Didewurah Chirawurah, Yaw Aniweh and Gordon A. Awandare. Evaluating the Antimalarial Activity of Gossypol, a Natural Product against Plasmodium falciparum. 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 20-24, 2019, National Harbor, MD. USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 261).
2. Saikou Y. Bah, Gordon A. Awandare and Thomas D. Otto. RBtap; a novel reference-based tool to assemble polymorphic genes in malaria. Antibodies to PfRh5-like domain of PfRH2b protein is associated with increase in parasitemia. 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 20-24, 2019, National Harbor, MD. USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 343).
3. Jonathan Suurbaar, Collins M. Morang’a, Prince B. Nyarko, Katherine Wright, Kwadwo A. Kusi, Felix Ansah, Eric Kyei-Baafour, Evelyn B. Quansah, Jessica Asante, Laty G. Thiam, Matthew Higgins, Gordon A. Awandare and Yaw Aniweh. Antibodies to PfRh5-like domain of PfRH2b protein is associated with increase in parasitemia. 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 20-24, 2019, National Harbor, MD. USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 348).
4. Nancy K. Nyakoe, Jean Langhorne, Gordon A. Awandare, Kwaku P. Asante and Yaw Bediako. Plasma cytokine and chemokine signatures during acute infection but not convalescence distinguish between children with different levels of prior exposure to malaria. 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 20-24, 2019, National Harbor, MD. USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 360).
5. Ojo-ajogu Akuh, Philip Ilani, Grace Opoku, Gordon A. Awandare and Emmanuel Amlabu. Functional characterization of a potential blood-stage malaria vaccine candidate. 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 20-24, 2019, National Harbor, MD. USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 435).
6. Collins Misita Morang’a, Thomas D. Otto, Saikou Y. Bah, Vincent Appiah, Gordon A. Awandare and Lucas Amenga–Etego. Modeling of hematological indices during severe and uncomplicated malaria using artificial neural networks. 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 20-24, 2019, National Harbor, MD. USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 617).
7. Philip Ilani, Emmanuel Amlabu, Grace Opoku, Prince B. Nyarko, Evelyn Quansah, Laty G. Thiam, Manfred Anim, Reuben Ayivor-Djanie, Ojo-ajogu Akuh, Henrrieta Mensah-Brown, Julian C. Rayner and Gordon A. Awandare. Characterization of a novel Plasmodium falciparum Armadillo-type repeat protein. 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 20-24, 2019, National Harbor, MD. USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 874).
8. Grace Opoku, Ojo-ajogu Akuh, Prince Nyarko, Damata Ibrahim-Dey, Gordon A. Awandare and Emmanuel Amlabu. Analysis of natural antibody response to novel Plasmodium falciparum merozoite proteins. 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 20-24, 2019, National Harbor, MD. USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 875).
9. Jonas A. Kengne-Ouafo, Yaw Aniweh, Saikou Y. Bah, Collins M. Morang’a, Lucas Amenga-Etego, Britta C. Urban, Gordon A. Awandare and Bismarck Dinko. Molecular & immunological characterization of Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte-specific genes. 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 20-24, 2019, National Harbor, MD. USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 975).
10. Ifeyinwa C. Aniebo, Wellington A. Oyibo, Oladipo Oladosu, Ndukwe Kalu Ukoha, Lilian Anomnachi, Gordon A. Awandare and Kelechi Ohiri. Molecular surveillance of Plasmodium falciparum drug resistance in Nigeria. 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 20-24, 2019, National Harbor, MD. USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 1562).
11. Seidina A. S. Diakite, Ibrahima Sanogo, Drissa S. Konate, Karim Traore, Antoine Dara, Djeneba Dabitao, Amadou Cisse, Fousseny Doucoure, Modibo Sangare, Gordon A. Awandare and Mahamadou Diakite. Assessment of artemisinin resistance genetic background mutations in P. falciparum in Mali: A tool to predict Artemisinin resistance emergence. 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 20-24, 2019, National Harbor, MD. USA (ASTMH, Abstract # LB-5142).
12. Emmanuel Amlabu, Henrietta Mensah-Brown, Prince Berko Nyarko, Ojo-Ajogu Akuh, Grace Opoku, Philip Ilani, Richard Oyagbenro, Kwame Asiedu, Yaw Aniweh, Gordon A. Awandare. Functional Characterization of Plasmodium falciparum Surface Related Antigen as a Potential Blood-Stage Vaccine Target. Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria Conference, Wellcome Genome Campus, June 11-13, 2018, Hinxton-Cambridge, UK. Abstract number: P5.
13. Prince B. Nyarko, Yaw Aniweh, Reuben Ayivor-Djanie, José A. Stoute and Gordon A. Awandare. Plasmodium falciparum strains spontaneously switch invasion phenotype in suspension culture. Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria Conference, Wellcome Genome Campus, June 11-13 2018. Hinxton-Cambridge, UK. Abstract number: S61.
14. Evelyn Baaba Quansah, Prince B. Nyarko, Felix Ansah, Gordon A. Awandare and Yaw Aniweh. Functional insights on the role of Plasmodium falciparum Claudin-Like Apicomplexan Microneme Protein (PfCLAMP). Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria Conference, Wellcome Genome Campus, June 11-13 2018. Hinxton-Cambridge, UK. Abstract number: 33
15. Laty G. Thiam, Yaw Aniweh, Kwadwo A. Kusi, Theresa M. Gwira, Makhtar Niang and Gordon A. Awandare. Blood donor variability as a modulatory factor in Plasmodium falciparum invasion phenotyping assays, Gordon Research Conference. June 10-15, 2018, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, USA. Abstract number: 49
16. Yaw Aniweh, Essel Charles-Chess, Prince B. Nyarko, Felix Ansah, Evelyn B. Quansah and Gordon A. Awandare. Functional characterization of Plasmodium falciprum merozoite apical armadillo repeat protein (PfMAAP) protein. Gordon Research Conference, Gordon Research Conference (GRC), June 10 – 15, 2018, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, USA. Abstract number: 20
17. Jersley D. Chirawurah, Felix Ansah, Prince Nyako, Samuel Duodu, Yaw Aniweh Gordon A. Awandare. Antimalarial activity of Malaria Box Compounds against Plasmodium falciparum clinical isolates. 7th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Panafrican Conference. Centre International de Conférence Abdou Diouf, Dakar Senegal. April 5-20, 2018. Poster number: D45
18. Emmanuel Amlabu, Henrietta Mensah-Brown, Prince Berko Nyarko, Ojo-Ajogu Akuh, Grace Opoku, Philip Ilani, Richard Oyagbenro, Kwame Asiedu, Yaw Aniweh, Gordon A. Awandare. Functional Characterization of Plasmodium falciparum Surface Related Protein as a Potential Blood-Stage Vaccine Target. Keystone Symposia on molecular and Cellular Biology, Emerging technologies in vaccine discovery and development (J5), January 28—February 1, 2018, Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta Canada. Abstract number: J5.
19. Henrietta E. Mensah-Brown, Harvey Aspeling-Jones, Lindsay B. Stewart, Rupert K. Delimini, Francis Atuguba, Bismarck Dinko, Kwaku Poku Asante, David J. Conway, Gordon A. Awandare. Patterns of antibody responses to Plasmodium falciparum invasion ligands across different transmission areas in West Africa. 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 13-17, 2016, Atlanta, GA. USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 1608).
20. James Abugri, Felix Ansah, Nicholas Amoako, Felix Ansah, Lucas Amenga-Etego, David J. Conway, and Gordon A. Awandare. Prevalence of chloroquine and antifolate drug resistance mutations in Plasmodium falciparum field isolates from two areas in Ghana. 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 13-17, 2016, Atlanta, GA. USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 250).
21. Henrietta E. Mensah-Brown, Nicholas Amoako, James Abugri, Lindsay B. Stewart, Godfred Agongo, Emmanuel K. Dickson, Michael F. Ofori, Jose A. Stoute, David J. Conway and Gordon A. Awandare (2015). Analysis of Erythrocyte Invasion Mechanisms of Plasmodium falciparum Clinical Isolates Across 3 Malaria-Endemic Areas in Ghana. 2015 Malaria Gordon Research Conference, July 26-31, 2015, Sirona, Spain.
22. Jeffrey Agyapong, Mitsuko Suzuki, Gordon A. Awandare, Michael Ofori, Irene Ayi, Eric H. Frempong, Daniel A. Boakye. Anti-Plasmodial properties of some selected Ghanaian medicinal plants; identification of novel active compounds against Plasmodium falciparum. 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 2-6, 2014, New Orleans, LA. USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 409).
23. Paul Bowyer, Lindsay Stewart, Harvey Aspeling-Jones, Henrietta Mensah-Brown, Ambroise Ahouidi, Alfred Amambua-Ngwa, Gordon Awandare, David Conway. Diversity of erythrocyte invasion pathways used by Plasmodium falciparum in areas of contrasting infection endemicity in West Africa. 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 2-6, 2014, New Orleans, LA. USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 1443).
24. Justin Stoler, Rupert K. Delimini, J. H. Kofi Bonney, Gordon A. Awandare. Evidence of recent dengue exposure among malaria parasite-positive children in three urban centers in Ghana. 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 2-6, 2014, New Orleans, LA. USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 1404).
25. Craig Duffy, Samuel Assefa, James Abugri, Nicholas Amoako, Thomas Ayorigiya, Bronwyn MacInnis, Dominic Kwiatkowski, David Conway, Gordon Awandare. Examining selection on Plasmodium falciparum at different endemic sites within Ghana. 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 2-6, 2014, New Orleans, LA. USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 1445).
26. Henrietta Mensah-Brown, Nicholas Amoako, James Abugri, Godfred Agongo, Emmanuel K. Dickson, Jose A. Stoute, David J. Conway, Gordon A. Awandare. Erythrocyte invasion receptor preferences of Plasmodium falciparum isolates in Ghanaian children. 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 13-17, 2013, Washington DC. USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 994).
27. Paul Bowyer, Lindsay Stewart, Harvey Aspeling-Jones, Henrietta Mensah-Brown, Ambroise Ahouidi, Mahmadou Diakite, Alfred Amambua-Ngwa, Gordon Awandare and David Conway. Analysis of the diversity of red blood cell invasion pathways used by Plasmodium falciparum from areas with varied infection endemicity. 10th Annual BioMalPar I EVIMalaR Conference: Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite. May 12-15 2014. EMBL Heidelberg, Germany.
28. Gordon A. Awandare, Lubin Jiang, J. Kathleen Moch, Christian F. Ockenhouse, J. David Haynes, Louis H. Miller, José A. Stoute. Malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum Dd2 spontaneously switches from sialic acid dependent to sialic acid independent erythrocyte invasion in suspension culture. 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 3-7, 2010, Atlanta, GA. USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 128).
29. Gordon A. Awandare, Carmenza Spadafora, J. Kathleen Moch, Sheetij Dutta, J. David Haynes, José A. Stoute. Plasmodium falciparum field isolates use complement receptor 1 (CR1) as a receptor for invasion of erythrocytes in a complement independent manner. 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 3-7, 2010, Atlanta, GA. USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 428).
30. Carmenza Spadafora, Gordon A. Awandare, Karen M. Kopydlowski, Jozsef Czege, J. Kathleen Moch, Robert W. Finberg, George C. Tsokos, José A. Stoute Complement receptor 1 is the “X” receptor (sialic acid–independent) for Plasmodium falciparum in the human erythrocyte. 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 3-7, 2010, Atlanta, GA. USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 431).
31. Gordon A. Awandare, Jeremy J. Martinson, Tom Were, Collins Ouma, Gregory C. Davenport, John M. Ong’echa, Robert E. Ferrell, Richard Bucala and Douglas J. Perkins. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) promoter polymorphisms and susceptibility to severe malarial anemia. Fifth MIM pan-African malaria conference, November 2-6, 2009, Nairobi, Kenya. (Abstract # 235: MIM16592866).
32. Gordon A. Awandare, Carmenza Spadafora, Juliana Harris and Jose A. Stoute. Complement factor 3 (C3) does not play a role in Plasmodium falciparum invasion of human red cells. 57th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, December 7-11, 2008, New Orleans, LA USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 2793).
33. Gordon A. Awandare, Yamo Ouma, Collins Ouma, Tom Were, Richard Otieno, Christopher Keller, Gregory Davenport, James Hittner, John Vulule, Robert Ferrell, John Michael Ong’echa, Douglas Perkins. Suppression of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) in children with severe malarial anemia: role of monocyte acquisition of hemozoin. 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 4-8, 2007, Philadelphia, PA USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 1056).
34. Tom Were, Gregory Davenport, Oscar Odunga, Collins Ouma, Richard Otieno, Yamo Ouma, John Vulule, Alloys Orago, Michael Otieno, Gordon A. Awandare, Stephen Obaro, John Michael Ong’echa, Douglas Perkins. Predictors of Non-typhoidal Salmonella bacteremia in febrile children presenting at hospital in a Plasmodium falciparum holoendemic area of western Kenya. 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 4-8, 2007, Philadelphia, PA USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 20).
35. Collins Ouma, Gordon A. Awandare, Tom Were, Richard Otieno, Gregory Davenport, Michael Otieno, Alloys Orago, John Vulule, John Michael Ong’echa, Robert Ferrell, Douglas Perkins. Calcitonin gene polymorphism (-624 T/C) is associated with susceptibility to malarial anemia in infants and young children. 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 4-8, 2007, Philadelphia, PA USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 200).
36. Collins Ouma, Gordon A. Awandare, Gregory Davenport, Christopher Keller, Dorothy Opondo, Tom Were, Richard Otieno, Michael Otieno, Alloys Orago, John Vulule, John Michael Ong’echa, Jeremy Martinson, Robert Ferrell, Douglas Perkins. Functional associations between haplotypes of nitric oxide synthase type 2 (NOS2) promoter variants (-954 G/C and -1173 C/T), pediatric severe malarial anemia, and high-density parasitemia. 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 4-8, 2007, Philadelphia, PA USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 321).
37. Richard Otieno, Collins Ouma, Tom Were, Gordon A. Awandare, Gregory Davenport, John Vulule, John Michael Ong’echa, Jeremy Martinson, Robert Ferrell, Douglas Perkins. Relationship of IL-18 promoter polymorphism (-137 G/C) with severe malarial anemia and hyper-parasitemia in infants and young children. 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 4-8, 2007, Philadelphia, PA USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 548).
38. Yamo Ouma, Christopher Keller, Gordon A. Awandare, Collins Ouma, Richard Otieno, Tom Were, John Vulule, Z. Ng’ang’a, Gregory Davenport, John Michael Ong’echa, Douglas Perkins. Decreased IL-10 production is associated with lymphocytosis in children with severe malarial anemia. 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 4-8, 2007, Philadelphia, PA USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 549).
39. Gregory Davenport, Richard Otieno, Collins Ouma, James Hittner, Tom Were, Yamo Ouma, Amos K’Ogal, John Vulule, John Michael Ong’echa, Gordon A. Awandare, Douglas Perkins. Hematological and inflammatory mediator analyses in Kenyan children with Plasmodium falciparum and HIV-1 co-infection. 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 4-8, 2007, Philadelphia, PA USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 707).
40. Gordon A. Awandare, Collins Ouma, Gregory Davenport, John M. Ong’echa, Robert E. Ferrell, Richard Bucala, Jeremy J. Martinson, Douglas J. Perkins. Role of promoter polymorphism in the MIF gene in the pathogenesis of Severe Malarial Anemia. American Society of Human Genetics 57th Annual Meeting, October 23-27 2007, San Diego, CA. USA (ASHG Abstract # 21526).
41. Gordon A. Awandare, Collins Ouma, Yamo Ouma, Christopher C. Keller, Tom Were, Richard O. Otieno, Gregory C. Davenport, James B. Hittner, John Michael On’gecha, Robert R. Ferrell, Douglas J. Perkins. A functional polymorphism in the macrophage migration inhibitory factor promoter (MIF -173 G/C) increases susceptibility to high density parasitemia in children with Plasmodium falciparum malaria. 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 12-15, 2006, Atlanta GA, USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 207).
42. Gregory C. Davenport, Gordon A. Awandare, Christopher C. Keller, Douglas J. Perkins. Hemozoin differentially affects HIV-1 viral replication according to the sequence of exposure. 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 12-15, 2006, Atlanta GA, USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 491).
43. Tom Were, James B. Hittner, Yamo E. Ouma, Gordon A. Awandare, Richard O. Otieno, Collins Ouma, Michael F. Otieno, Alloys S. Orago, John M. Vulule, Christopher C. Keller, John Michael O. Ong’echa, Douglas J. Perkins. Monocyte-acquired hemozoin suppresses RANTES in children with P. falciparum-induced malarial anemia through an IL-10-dependent mechanism. 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 12-15, 2006, Atlanta GA, USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 208).
44. Gregory C. Davenport, Tom Were, David Ounah, Gordon A. Awandare, Amos K’Ogal, John-Michael Ong’echa, Douglas J. Perkins. Impact of bacteremia on hematological and parasitemic outcomes in Kenyan children with Plasmodium falciparum malaria. 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 12-15, 2006, Atlanta GA, USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 344).
45. Allison M. Remo, Gordon A. Awandare, Collins Ouma, Yamo E. Ouma, Richard O. Otieno, Tom Were, Gregory C. Davenport, John M. Ong’echa, Douglas J. Perkins. Sickle-cell trait (HbAS) is associated with decreased deposition of malarial pigment (hemozoin) in monocytes of children with acute Plasmodium falciparum malaria in western Kenya. 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 12-15, 2006, Atlanta GA, USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 513).
46. Yamo E. Ouma, Richard O. Otieno, Collins Ouma, Gordon A. Awandare, Christopher C. Keller, Zippora Ng’ang’a, John Michael Ong’echa, Douglas J. Perkins. Impact of naturally acquired Plasmodium falciparum hemozoin on hematological complications in infants and young children with malaria in a holoendemic transmission area. 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 12-15, 2006, Atlanta GA, USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 997).
47. Collins Ouma, Christopher C. Keller, Dorothy A. Opondo, Gregory C. Davenport, Tom Were, Richard O. Otieno, Gordon A. Awandare, Michael F. Otieno, Alloys S. Orago, John M. Vulule, John Michael Ong’echa, Robert R. Ferrell, Douglas J. Perkins. Functional polymorphism in the IL-1 beta -31 gene promoter (C-T) is associated with protection against severe malarial anemia in infants and young children. 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 12-15, 2006, Atlanta GA, USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 352).
48. Gordon A. Awandare, John M. Ongecha, Tom Were, Collins Ouma, Richard Otieno, Clifford Obuya, David Ounah, Christopher C. Keller, Douglas J. Perkins. Decreased production of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is associated with susceptibility to severe malaria in African children. Fourth MIM pan-African malaria conference, November 13-18, 2005, Yaounde, Cameroun. (Abstract # 128B: MIM-GA-47265).
49. Philippe Boeuf, Severine Loizon, Gordon Awandare, Mark Addae, Jorgen Kurtzhals, Bamenla Goka, Lars Hviid, Odile Puijalon, Bartholomew Akanmori, and Charlotte Behr. Differences in status of T lymphocytes but not of monocytes between cerebral malaria and severe malaria anemia in African children. Fourth MIM pan-African malaria conference, November 13-18, 2005, Yaounde, Cameroun. (Abstract # O-188: MIM-CB-436968).
50. Gordon A. Awandare, Paolo Piazza, Daniel O. Ochiel, Gregory Davenport, Christopher C. Keller, Charles Rinaldo, Douglas Perkins. Regulation of erythroid development in CD34+ stem cells in response to Plasmodium falciparum-induced inflammatory mediators. 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, December 11-15, 2005, Washington DC, USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 327).
51. Gordon Awandare. Role of innate immunity in regulating the pathogenesis of malarial anemia. New Insights into the pathogenesis of malarial anemia (Symposium 59): 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, December 11-15, 2005, Washington DC, USA.
52. Gregory C. Davenport, Christopher C. Keller, Gordon A. Awandare, Douglas J. Perkins. Inhibition of PGE2 by anti-pyretics and experimental compounds promotes overproduction of TNF- in hemozoin-treated human mononuclear cells. 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, December 11-15, 2005, Washington DC, USA (ASTMH, Abstract # 792).
53. Gordon A. Awandare, Daniel O. Ochiel, Christopher C. Keller, Peter G. Kremsner, Brice J. Weinberg, Douglas J. Perkins. Healthy children with a history of prior mild Plasmodium falciparum malaria produced significantly higher levels of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) than children with a history of prior severe malaria: implications for MIF in providing immunoprotection. 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH, Abstract # 775), 7th-11th November 2004, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
54. Daniel O. Ochiel, Gordon A. Awandare, Christopher Keller, Peter G. Kremsner, Brice J. Weinberg, Douglas J. Perkins. Analysis of β-chemokine expression in peripheral blood of children with varying degrees of malaria disease severity. 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH, Abstract # 918), 7th-11th November 2004, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
55. Gordon A. Awandare, Philippe Boeuf, Bamela Goka, John K. A Tetteh, George Obeng-Adjei, Jorgen Kurtzhals, Lars Hviid, Charlotte Behr, Bartholomew Akanmori. Increased phagocytic activity of neutrophils and monocytes contributes to anemia of Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Third MIM Pan-African Malaria Conference, November 17 – 22, 2002, Arusha, Tanzania.

QUALIFICATIONS

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Infectious Diseases and Microbiology (2007)

Master of Philosophy (MPhil.), Biochemistry (2002)

Bachelor of Science (BSc.), Biochemistry, with Honors (1998)

INSTITUTIONS OF STUDY

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. – 2007
University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana. – 2002
University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana. -1998

AREAS OF SPECIALTY

RESEARCH INTERESTS

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

PROFESSIONAL/TEACHING EXPERIENCE

POSITIONS HELD/HOLD

1. Founding Director (February 2014 – present); West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens, University of Ghana, Legon. Accra, Ghana
2. Visiting Professor, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (March 2019 – Present): Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK
3. Professor, (September 2018 – present); Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana
4. Associate Professor, (August 2015 – August 2018); Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana
5. Head of Department (August 2013 – July 2017); Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana
6. Senior Lecturer (March 2011 – July 2015); Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana.
7. Lecturer (September 2002 – February 2011); Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana.
8. Postdoctoral research fellow (September 2007 – July 2010); Division of Malaria Vaccine Development, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD, USA.
9. Postdoctoral research fellow (April 2007 – August 2007); Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology; University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
10. Graduate Student Researcher (August 2003 – April 2007); Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology; University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
11. Principal Research Assistant (August 1999 – August 2002); Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.
12. Scientific Trainee (March 2001- May 2001); Unité d’Immunologie Moléculaire des Parasites, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.
13. Teaching/Research Assistant (June 1998 – August 1999); Department of Biochemistry, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.

EXPERIENCE IN UNIVERSITY MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE
1. Chairman of Governing Council, CK Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Navrongo, (April 2020 – present).
2. Chairman, Committee to Develop Anti-Bribery and Fraud Policy, University of Ghana (August 2018- July 2019).
3. Member, Search Committee for Provost, College of Education; Dean, School of Continuing and Distance Education; Director, Academic Quality and Assurance Unit (April – May 2019): University of Ghana, Legon.
4. Member, Office of Research Innovation and Development Management Board (August 2018 – present), University of Ghana, Legon.
5. Chairman, College of Basic and Applied Sciences Projects Procurement Committee (August 2017 – Present): University of Ghana, Legon.
6. Member, Management Committee (August 2017 – present): School of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon.
7. Chairman, Audit Report Implementing Committee: (May 2015-Jan 2017): University of Development Studies, Navrongo.
8. Member, Governing Council (April 2015 – Jan 2017): University of Development Studies, Navrongo.
9. Member, Business and Executive Committee (September 2014 – July 2018): University of Ghana, Legon.
10. Member, School of Biological Sciences Management Committee (August 2014 – July 2017: University of Ghana, Legon.
11. Member, Management Committee (August 2014 – present); Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon.
12. Member, Search Committee for Provosts of 3 Colleges: Basic & Applied Sciences, Humanities, and Education (July 2014): University of Ghana, Legon.
13. Member, Academic Board (August 2013 – present); University of Ghana, Legon.
14. Member, Faculty of Science Board (August 2011 – July 2014); University of Ghana, Legon.
15. Member, Scientific and Technical Committee (December 2012 – present) Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon.
16. Member, Management Committee (September 2012 – July 2015); Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy, University of Ghana, Legon.
17. Departmental Examinations Officer (August 2011 – July 2013); Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Ghana, Legon.
18. Workshop Coordinator, (October 2011- July 2014); American Society for Cell Biology West African Regional Workshops on Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens.

EXTERNAL REVIEW RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Scientific Reviewer: Malaria Journal, BMC Genomics, Clinical and Experimental Immunology, Infection and Immunity, Journal of Infectious Diseases, PLoS One, Parasitology, Scientific Reports
2. External Assessor, Appointments and Promotions Board (June 2015): University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho.
3. Member, Search Committee for Chief Executive Officer of Food and Drugs Authority, (September 2014): Ghana Public Services Commission, Accra.
4. External Examiner/Promotion Assessor: Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Development Studies, Navrongo, Ghana; College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Ghana; Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, South Africa; Department of Virology, University of Limpopo (Medunsa Campus), Pretoria, South Africa.
5. Grant Reviewer/Panel Member; Medical Research Council, UK; National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA; Wellcome Trust, UK; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

HONOURS & AWARDS

1. 2015 Royal Society Pfizer Early Career Award, for achievements in molecular and cellular studies of malaria, October 2015.
2. Distinguished Award for Meritorious Service 2013, University of Ghana, July 2014.
3. Award for promotion of Biomedical Science in Ghana, Ghana Biomedical Convention, July 2014.
4. Outstanding student award for the best dissertation in graduating group. University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, April 2008.
5. Profiled in The Scientist magazine: https://www.the-scientist.com/daily-news/gordon-awandare-ghanas-homecoming-king-31048

ACHIEVEMENTS

MAJOR PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS
1. Founded the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) for biomedical research capacity building at the University of Ghana and led the proposal that won a World Bank African Centres of Excellence grant in 2013. WACCBIP has supported the training of about 250 young African scientists at Masters, doctoral and postdoctoral levels.

2. Played a leading role in research that led to the discovery of Complement Receptor 1 as a red cell invasion receptor for Plasmodium falciparum in 2010.

ASSOCIATIONS/AFFILIATIONS

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES AND INTERNATIONAL BOARDS

1. Member, Editorial Board, Parasitology (2020-present)
2. Member, MalariaGEN Governance Committee, Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK (2020 – present)

3. Member of Council, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (2020 – present)
4. Member, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (2019 – present)
5. Global Editor for Africa, Experimental Biology and Medicine journal (2019 – present)
6. Fellow, Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (2019 – present)
7. Fellow, Royal Society of Biology, UK (2017- Present)
8. Member, Advisory Board, AAS Open Research, African Academy of Sciences (2017 -present)
9. Member, Expert Advisory Board, Wellcome Trust Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa (CIDRI), University of Cape Town, South Africa (2018-present)
10. Deputy Director and Member of Steering Committee, Crick African Network, Francis Crick Institute, UK (2017 – present)
11. Member, Steering Committee, National Institute of Health Research Global Research Unit on Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (TIBA), University of Edinburgh, UK (2017 – present)
12. Member, Wellcome Sanger Institute Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences Steering Group, UK (2017-present)
13. Member, Ghana Biomedical Convention Board (August 2014 – August 2016): Accra.
14. Member, Steering committee, Cambridge-Africa Partnership for Research Excellence (CAPREx), University of Cambridge, UK (2012 – present)
15. Member, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, USA (2004 – present)

GRANTS/FUNDS WON

1. Grants with at least $20,000 to University of Ghana

Grants as overall Principal Investigator (PI) or CoPI – 13 Grants as Co-investigator (Ghana site PI) – 11 Grants as Co-investigator – 2

# Project Title Role Awarding Body Amount Grant period
1. Do epigenetic processes promote drug resistance in the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum?’ Co-investigator (Principal Investigator for Ghana site) Grant holders: Robin Allshire & Gordon Awandare The Royal Society, UK £220,504.00 01/12/2020 – 30/11/2023
2. Digital Diagnostics for Africa Network Co-investigator (Principal Investigator for Ghana site) Grant holder: Aubrey Cunnington, Imperial College, UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK £135,412 01/05/2020- 30/04/2021
3. West African Network of Infectious Diseases ACEs (WANIDA) Principal Investigator (Network Leader) French Development Agency (AFD) €1,500,000 05/06/2020-04/06/2024
4. Novel rapid malaria diagnostic linking detection and surveillance Co-investigator
(Principal Investigator for Ghana site) Grant holder: Jake Baum, Imperial College, UK Global Challenges Research Fund, UK £144,482 (Sub-award budget – £29,325) 01/08/2019-31/07/2020
5. African advanced bioinformatics training network Co-applicant (Principal Investigator for Ghana site) Grant holder: Thomas Otto, University of Glasgow, UK Global Challenges Research Fund, UK £33,643 Sub-award budget – £25,000 01/08/2019-30/06/2020
6.Contract research for Image analysis of Plasmodium malariae and Plasmodium ovale and machine learning for differentiating the Plasmodium species using noul’s miLab® in Ghana Principal Investigator for Ghana site Grant holder: Yanis Ben Amor, Columbia University Columbia University, USA Sub-award budget – $64,860 01/04/2019-31/03/2020
7. West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious and non-communicable diseases (WACCBIP+NCDs) Principal Investigator (Centre Leader) World Bank, USA $5,500,000 – 01/01/2019 – 31/12/2024

8. WACCBIP-Wellcome Trust DELTAS Programme’, Research Enrichment, Public Engagement Principal Investigator (Programme Director) Wellcome Trust, UK/ African Academy of Sciences/Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) $189,130 01/10/2018-31/08/2020
9. Contract research for analysis of malaria parasites for drug-resistance mutations Principal Investigator Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation, Nigeria $26,200 01/09/2018-31/08/2019
10. NIHR Global Health Research Group on genomic surveillance of malaria in West Africa Co-applicant (Principal Investigator for Ghana site) Grant holder: Dominic Kwiatkowski, University of Oxford National Institute for Health Research, UK £2,000,000 (Sub-award budget – £734,440) 01/04/2018-31/03/2021
11. Training and Research on Severe Malarial Anemia Co-applicant (Principal Investigator for Ghana site) Grant holder: Douglas J Perkins, University of New Mexico, USA National Institutes of Health, USA $1,341,641 03/01/2017 -02/01/2022
12. Hearing Impairment Genetics Studies in Africa (HI-GENES Africa) Co-investigator (Principal Investigator for Ghana site)
Grant holder: Ambroise Wonkam, University of Cape Town Wellcome Trust-AESA H3Africa $3,294,140 (Sub-award budget – $68,971) 01/11/2017-31/10/2021
13. SickleGenAfrica: Sickle Cell Disease Genomics Network of Africa Grant ref: 1U54HL141011 Co-Principal Investigator (Multiple PI) Grant holders: Solomon Fiifi Ofori-Acquah, Gordon A. Awandare, and Julie Makani National Institutes of Health (NIH/NHLBI), USA $5,547,803 09/18/2017 – 06/30/2022
14. Hearing Impairment Genetics Studies in Africa (HI-GENES Africa) Grant ref: 1U01HG009716 Co-investigator (Principal Investigator for Ghana site) Grant holder: Ambroise Wonkam, University of Cape Town National Institutes of Health (NIH/NHGRI), USA $1,249,097 (Sub-award budget – $114,772) 09/15/2017 – 06/30/2022
15. GCRF-Crick African Network Co-investigator (Principal Investigator for Ghana site) Grant holder:
Prof Robert Wilkinson, Francis Crick Institute, UK Research Councils UK (RCUK), Global Challenges Research
Fund (GCRF) £6,336,136 (Sub-award budget – £2,011,087) 01/07/2017-30/06/2021
16. Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (TIBA) Co-investigator (Principal Investigator for Ghana site)
Grant holder: Mark Woolhouse, University of Edinburgh, UK National Institutes of Health Research (NIHR), UK £6,886,852
(Sub-award budget – £639,571) 01/04/2017-31/03/2021
17. Pocket-i-nucleic acid diagnostic (pi-NAD) Grant Ref: IC160089 Co-Principal investigator Grant holders: Elizabeth Hall (University of Cambridge) and Gordon A. Awandare The Royal Society, UK £319,385 1/12/2016 – 30/11/2021
18. Immuno-biology of sexual stage antigens of Plasmodium falciparum parasites Grant ref: 110090/Z/15/Z Co-investigator
Grant holder: Bismarck Dinko, University of Health and Allied Sciences Wellcome Trust, UK £163,540 1/11/2016 – 1/11/2019
19. WACCBIP-Wellcome Trust DELTAS Programme Grant ref: 107755/Z/15/Z Principal Investigator (Programme Director) Wellcome Trust, UK $ 7,809,000 1/9/2015 – 1/8/2020
20. West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) Grant ref: ACE:002 Principal Investigator (Centre Leader) World Bank, USA $8,000,000 1/2/2014 – 31/12/2019

21. Targets and patterns of erythrocyte invasion inhibitory antibody responses in malaria Grant ref: AA130127 Co-Principal Investigator Grant holders: David Conway (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and Gordon A. Awandare Leverhulme-Royal Society, UK £179,200 1/9/2014 – 31/8/2017

22. Characterization of trypanosome infections over the lifetime of cattle in Ghana Grant ref: AA130045 Role: Co-Investigator
Grant holders: Theresa Manful (University of Ghana) and Mark Carrington (University of Cambridge) Leverhulme-Royal Society, UK £160,300 6/8/2013 – 31/7/2016
23. Role of complement receptor 1 in erythrocyte invasion by P. falciparum in semi-immune Ghanaians Grant ref: R01AI102848 Principal Investigator National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIAID), USA $249,958 8/3/2012 – 28/2/2017

24. Parasite population genomics and functional studies towards development of a blood stage malaria vaccine
Grant ref: ERC-AdG-294428 Co-Investigator (Principal Investigator for Ghana site) Grant holders: David Conway (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) European Research Council €2,948,083 1/7/2012 -30/6/2015
25. Alternative molecular mechanisms for erythrocyte invasion by Plasmodium falciparum in Ghana
Grant ref: AA110050 Co-Principal Investigator Grant holders: David Conway (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and Gordon A. Awandare Leverhulme-Royal Society, UK £147,985 1/9/2011 – 31/8/2014

RESEARCH PROJECTS

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ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8793-3641

WIKIPEDIA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Awandare