Agyemang holds a BSc in Agriculture (2005) from the University of Ghana, where he graduated with first class honours. In 2007, he won a Visiting Graduate Research Fellowship to train in bioinformatics, marker assisted selection and other molecular biology techniques at the University of Virginia, USA. While there, he conducted experiments to study drought tolerance mechanisms and the regulation of gene expression under water-stress condition in cowpea using NimbleGen microarray. This study formed the basis of his MPhil thesis. Agyemang enrolled in the Plant Molecular Biology PhD programme at the Université Paris Sud, Orsay (France) in 2009, which was jointly funded by French Embassy in Ghana, the Université Paris Sud and the University of Ghana. His PhD research was conducted at the Unité de Recherche en Génomique Végétale (URGV) and was part of a multilateral European (ADYSARC) project aimed at understanding the molecular basis of plant responses to combination of multiple abiotic stresses. During his PhD studies, Agyemang also served as a member of the Association Doc’en Herbe (Plant Science PhD Students Association) that organized the 3rd European Plant Science PhD Retreat in Orsay, France. Agyemang is currently a lecturer at the Department of Crop Science, University of Ghana. He also serves as the Coordinator for the Teaching Programme at the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI). He is a member of the team that developed the innovative MPhil Seed Science and Technology curriculum under the WACCI-Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE) World Bank project to train seed scientists and technologists for sub region. His research interest is in understanding various molecular mechanisms involved in plant responses to single and combined abiotic stresses, innovative techniques for gene identification and the genetic manipulation of crop plants for resistance against these stresses.
Kwaku is a PhD candidate (International Relations) and Academic Staff member tutoring Comparative Politics (USA, China, India, Japan, Russia and EU) at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Adelaide (UoA), Australia. His research project deploys a comparative approach in exploring constructions of China in two sub-Saharan Africa countries. He is an experienced Teaching/Research Assistant with an extensive intercontinental profile (his academic travels have taken him to all continents except Latin America) and trades on the Australian, New York and Ghana Stock Exchanges. Kwaku was the 2014 best graduating student from the Department of Political Science of the University of Ghana (UG) with an FGPA of 3.95/4.00. He was part of a team that represented the University at the 2013 African Presidential Roundtable in Johannesburg hosted by Boston University’s African Presidential Center. He holds an MSc in Globalization from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and Diplomas in Project Finance, and Economy of Trade Ports, from MINES ParisTech, and ENSTA ParisTech respectively. He has held prestigious scholarships ranging from Norway’s Quota Scheme to the European Athens Programme (NTNU), USAID American African Universities Collaborative, Ohio University’s (OU) Teaching Assistantship and the Adelaide Scholarship International. Kwaku was the Acting President/General Secretary of the Ghanaian Students Association in Trondheim, Norway. Besides Amnesty International (Field Ambassador) and Office of the Legal Counsel, UG (Paralegal), he has worked as a consultant and researcher/teaching assistant for several universities/institutes across four continents (NTNU, OU, the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement and UoA), has three scholarly publications and peer reviews for Routledge’s Asian Ethnicity. He has also consulted for the Ministry of Finance, Ghana, and the ChinAfrica Project and Africa-China Reporting Project at University of Witswatersrand in Johannesburg.
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