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Sylverken Augustina Angelina (Nee Annan)

Affiliateship: 2016 - 2020

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Medical & Health Sciences


Sylverken has a masters in clinical microbiology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Her masters research was on the transmission of Wuchereria bancrofti in southwestern Ghana. After her masters, Dr Sylverken was enrolled as a PhD candidate on a project funded by the UBS Optimus Foundation. Part of the initial training was conducted at the prestigious Bernhard Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine in Germany where she gained knowledge and insight into the use of state of the art technologies in discovering viruses. She is currently involved in a German Research Foundation (DFG) BAT project team that is using wildlife, human interaction and livestock to study the transmission interface of several viruses with focus on Coronaviruses. She is responsible for ensuring that the project runs smoothly, supervising the laboratory works of PhD students, informal teaching, preparing manuscripts and writing proposals and spearheading all academic related activities at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine