Dr. E. Moses

Dr. E. Moses 
Research Scientist (Plant Pathology, Microbiology)   
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Dr. E. Moses had his secondary school education at Winneba Secondary School and holds a BSc. (Hons) degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Science and Technology (now Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology). He has a Master of Science Degree in Microbiology from Birckbeck College, University of London and a Ph.D degree in Plant Pathology from University College London, University of London. Dr. Moses had a Post-Doctoral Training in Molecular Biology at University College London, University of London in 1998.

He has research interests in Plant Pathology and Microbiology. Dr. Moses is interested in developing appropriate strategies to control diseases of root and tuber crops (cassava, yam, Cocoyam, colocasia and sweetpotato), rice, groundnut, plantains, banana, mango etc. He is particularly interested in the use of integrated systems to manage diseases of food crops. Dr. Moses conducts research to control seedborne pathogens of vegetable crops such as pepper, tomato, onion and egg plant. He spends time investigating the uses of microbial organisms in the production of enzymes capable of digesting starch and other polysaccharides. One of his best interests is developing and transferring appropriate technologies to farmers.

Dr. Moses lectures on-part time basis in Seed Health Technology at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and has supervised the project works of a considerable number of undergraduate and postgraduate students including Ph. Ds from KNUST and University of Cape Coast. He has served the KNUST Graduate School a number of times as an External or Internal Examiner in postgraduate examinations. He is a reviewer of an international journal on food security and has a good number of peer reviewed scientific papers and technical reports.

Dr. Moses has a good association with the International Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP). He was the first winner of the Congress Challenge Award of ISPP in their Food Security Global Contest and coordinated the ISPP project on ‘Developing Appropriate Strategies to Control Cassava Diseases in Ghana’. Dr. Moses has participated in academic activities of the British Society for Plant Pathology and was awarded the P.H. Gregory Prize of the British Society for Plant Pathology in 1996. He has attended a number of conferences, Congresses and Symposia including that of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC and AB). He received an Award from ISTR-African Branch for second best scientific presentation in 2001.