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Michael Frimpong

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Grantee Title

Microbiome, respiratory infections, bioinformatics

Grantee Description

Dr. Michael Frimpong is a Molecular Immunologist lecturing at the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine and Dentistry with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine, KNUST where he leads a team of young scientists working on developing and implementing novel and innovative diagnostic tests for detecting Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in resource limited settings.  He holds a PhD in Immunology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a Postgraduate Certificate in Molecular diagnostics from the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich. Since 2014, he has contributed considerably to the understanding, development of new diagnostic tools and treatment for NTDs particularly Buruli ulcer with over 20 peer reviewed articles on the topic in high impact journals ( Dr. Frimpong is a proud recipient of several grants including the prestigious European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP-CDF) grant for early career scientist, International Society for Infectious (ISID) grant, the African Researchers’ small grant program (SGPII) from the African Network of Neglected Tropical Diseases, TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visit Programme from The World Academy of Sciences and Germany Research Foundation.