drgyasi12Email: samuel.gyasi@uenr.edu.gh
samuel.gyasi.fosu@gmail.com
Tel: 00233-268189473/0243657730

DR. Samuel Fosu Gyasi holds a Bsc (Hon) degree in Biological Science, an Msc in Environmental Science and a PhD in Microbiology. His current area of research is in Environmental Health, Nano-tech Bio-diagnostics, Water and Waste Water Treatment and Management, Environmental Sanitation and Infectious Disease, Public health etc. He has also researched extensively in Buruli ulcer disease. He has a strong working relationship with some members of the Global Buruli ulcer Initiative Programe in Geneva. He has an official MOU to undertake collaboration studies with students and Researchers from University of Aauhus, Denmark. His drive for research has resulted in affiliation with some researchers from renowned research institution like Kumasi Centre for Collaboration Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR), KNUST and Nouguchi Momorial Institute, UG, Legon. He is a lecturer in the Department of Energy & Environmental Engineering, University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Lecturer; Department of Energy & Environmental Engineering; University of Energy & Natural Resources, Ghana. 2013 to date;
  • Visiting Lecturer; Department of Environmental Health and Sanitation Education; University of Education, Winneba- Mampong Campus. 2013 to date;
  • Visiting Senior Research Fellow, KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana (PhD student supervision), 2014 to date;
  • Visiting Senior Research Fellow University of Edinburgh, UK (PhD student supervision), 2014 to date;
  • International Academic Collaborations (2013) Aarhus University, Denmark.

 RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Publications Arising out of Research

  1. Appiah-Effah E, Nyarko K. B., Gyasi S. F., and E. Awuah (2014). Faecal sludge management in low income areas: a case study of three districts in the Ashanti region of Ghana, IWA Publishing 2014 Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development | 04.2 | 2014, Doi: 10.2166/washdev.2014.126
  2. Bosompem M. O., Agyapong E. A., Gyasi S. F. and E. Awuah (2014). An Empirical Perspective of Water Quality in Appeadu: A suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, Ghana. Trends in Applied Sciences Research, 9:144-152 DOI: 10.3923/tasr.2014.144.152, URL:http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=tasr.2014.144.152
  3. Bosompem M. O., Agyapong E. A., Gyasi S. F. (2014). Elucidating Microbial Pollution Markers of Drinking Water in Appiadu within the Ashanti Region of Ghana,(Manuscript submitted for publication, July 2014), International Research Journal of Public and Environmental Health
  4. Gyasi S. F., Awuah E, Ofosu E. A., Kotei D and Abbas K M., 2014. Environmental sanitation Attitudes in Buruli Ulcer Communities and its Potential Impacts in the Asanti Akim North District, Ghana. Research journal of Environmental Science, 8: 78-89. DOI: 103923/rjes.2014.78.89
  5. Awuah E., Gyasi S.F., Aipa H. K. and Adjei A, (2014). Microbial Quality of Sachet and bagged Drinking water: A case Study in Kumas, Ghana. Research Journal of Microbiology, 9: 199-207 DOI: 10.3923/jm.2014.199.207
  6. Gyasi S.F., Awuah E., Koffour G. A., Sampson D. K., Debrah A Y. (2014) Comparative analysis of environmental arsenic and other heavy metals in 2 Buruli Ulcer endemic districts in the Ashanti Region, Ghana JENRM, Vol. I, No. 1, 56-62, 2014, Research Article
  7.   Awuah E & Gyasi S.F.,  (2014) Effect of Protozoa on Faecal Bacteria Removal in Macrophyte and Algal Waste Stabilization Ponds, Microbiological Journal,
  8. Awuah E, Amankwaah-Kuffour R, Gyasi S.F., Lubberding H. J., &  Gijzen H. J.,  (2014). Characterization and Management of Domestic Wastewater in 2 Suburbs of Kumasi, Ghana. Research Journal of environmental Science.
  9. Awuah E, Gyasi S F, Anipa H..M.K &  K. E. Sekyiamah (2014) Rainwater Harvesting as a Supplement to Domestic Water Supply: Case Study in Kotei-Ghana, Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, International Research Journal of Public and Environmental Health
  10. Awuah E, Gyasi S. F, Nettey W, Attiogbe F, Lubberding H. J. & H. J. Gijzen (2014).  Atmospheric air pollution associated with macrophyte and algal-based wastewater stabilization ponds in Kumasi, GhanaJournal of Energy and Natural Resources, March 2014)
  11. Gyasi S F, Appiah-Effah E and A. Nkansah (2014) Microbial Impacts of Brewery Effluent Discharge on Sissa River: A Case Study of Kaase in Kumasi Ghana. Research Journal of Microbiology. DOI: 10.2923/jm.2014.
  12.  Awuah E, Gyasi S.F, Laryea L., Nkansah A, Anakwah E. A.O.  & E. Donkor (2014). Assessment of the Faecal Sludge Management System within the Keta-Anloga Coastal Stretch, IWA Publishing 2014 Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development
  13.  Gyasi S.F, E. Awuah, J.A. Larbi, G.A. Kuffuor & O.O. Afriyie (2012) Clinical, haematological and histopathological responses to arsenic toxicity in ICR mice using arsenic levels synonymous to Buruli Ulcer endemic communities in the Amansie West District of Ghana. European Journal of Experimental Biology, 2012, 2 (3):683-689.
  14.  Gyasi S.F, E. Awuah, J.A. Larbi, G.A. Kuffuor (2012) Arsenic in water and soil: A possible contributory factor to M. ulcerans Infection in Buruli Ulcer Endemic Communities. Asian Journal of Biological Sciences. scialert.net/abstract/?doi= ajbs. 2011.483.497.
  15. Gyasi S.F, E. Awuah & J.A. Larbi (2011) Association of perceived risk factors to the development of Buruli Ulcer in the Amansie West Districts, Asian Journal of Biological Sciences. 4 (6): 483-497.
  16. Gyasi S.F, E. Awuah, J.A. Larbi, Y.A. Debrah & N.Y. Awua-Boateng (2012) Temporal   relationships of environmental arsenic and M. ulcerans infections in the Amansie West District of Ghana (Pharmacolgia, UK)/DOI: 10.5567/pharmacologia.2013.320.326
  17. Gyasi S.F, E. Awuah, J.A. Larbi, G.A. Kuffuor & O.O. Afriyie (2012) Susceptibility of arsenic exposed ICR mice to the development of Buruli Ulcer in the Amansie West District   of Ghana. (Pharmacolgia, UK)/DOI: 10.5567/pharmacologia.2013.264
  18. Gyasi S F, Appiah-Effah E and A. Nkansah (2014) Microbial Impacts of Brewery Effluent Discharge on Sissa River: A Case Study of Kaase in Kumasi Ghana. Research Journal of Microbiology. DOI: 10.2923/jm.2014.
  19. Jerry Lawrence Authur, Samuel Fosu Gyasi, Amos T. Kabo-Bah and Esi Awuah 2015. Rainfall Variability and its Impact on Reported OPD Cases of Salmonella Typhii in Sunyani, Ghana, Research Journal of Environmental sciences, 9: 39-47, DOI: 10.3923/rjes.2015.39.47
  20. Jacob Kwadwo Amponsah Abebrese, Samuel Fosu Gyasi, Margaret Gyapong 2015.Assessing the Reporting System of Maternal Mortality: A CaseStudy of a Health Care Centre in the Asuogyaman District,Ghana, Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare www.iiste.org, ISSN 2224-3208 (Paper) ISSN 2225-093X (Online), Vol.5, No.4, 2015

International Membership

Member; International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases, (ISNTD)

Member; Global Buruli Ulcer Control Programme (WHO)

Member; International Association of Microbiologist (IAM)

Member; Asian Council of Science Editors, (ACSE)

Presentations at International Conferences  

        i.            Abstract- Nanoparticle Based Sensors for Rapid Detection of Buruli Ulcer in Ghana- ISNTD, Wellcome Trust, London, UK, May, 2015;

      ii.            Abstract- Arsenic in water and soil: A possible contributory factor to M. ulcerans Infection in Buruli Ulcer Endemic Communities- ISNTD, London Zoological Garden, London, UK, March, 2015.

    iii.            Abstract-Comparative analysis of environmental arsenic and other heavy metals in 2 Buruli Ulcer endemic districts in the Ashanti Region, Ghana –WHO Headquarters (HQ), Geneva, Switzerland,  March, 2015

    iv.            Abstract-Environmental sanitation Attitudes in Buruli Ulcer Communities and its Potential Impacts in the Asanti Akim North District, Ghana –WHO Headquarters (HQ), Geneva, Switzerland,  March, 2015

      v.            Abstract- Susceptibility of arsenic exposed mice to the Development of Buruli Ulcer in the Amansie West District of Ghana –WHO Headquarters (HQ), Geneva, Switzerland,  March, 2013,

    vi.            Abstract- Clinical, haematological and histopathological responses to arsenic toxicity in ICR mice using  levels synonymous to Buruli Ulcer endemic communities in the Amansie West District of Ghana-WHO Headquarters (HQ), Geneva, Switzerland, March, 2013.

  vii.            Abstract- Arsenic in water and soil: A possible contributory factor to M. ulcerans Infection in Buruli Ulcer Endemic Communities-WHO Headquarters (HQ), Geneva, Switzerland, March, 2013.

  1. USAID Sponsored African- US Network of Centre of Excellence for Young Scientist  by University of Tuskegee, USA-2IE Summer School, Burkina Faso  (June, 10-20, 2012).

    ix.            Abstract- Association of perceived risk factors to the development of Buruli Ulcer in the Amansie West Districts- WHO Headquarters (HQ), Geneva, Switzerland, March, 2011.

      x.            Abstract- Clinical, haematological and histopathological responses to arsenic toxicity in ICR mice using  levels synonymous to Buruli Ulcer endemic communities in the Amansie West District of Ghana- Water and Health Conference, University of North Carolina, USA,  [October 14-18, 2013, in Chapel Hill, NC]

Others Attended Include;

        i.            CapWa (Canada) Sponsored Workshop on Research Management and Training, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana (24- 26 July 2012) [Participant].

      ii.            WEDC, UK, University of Copenhagan, Denmark & African Snows KNUST, Sponsored Programme on Research Management-Processes and Activities, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana (21-24 November 2011)[Participant].

    iii.            Advancing African Stem Research, Education and Collaboration

University of Michigan-Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, STEM Conference, Kumasi, Ghana (28-31 June 2012) [Participant]