Dr. Ruth Naa Ashiokai Prempeh

Dr. Ruth Naa Ashiokai Prempeh
Research Scientist
(Plant Molecular breeder) 
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Dr. (Mrs.) Ruth Naa Ashiokai Prempeh attended Akosombo International School, and holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Phil degrees in Biological Sciences from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a PhD degree in Plant Breeding at the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) at the University of Ghana, Legon.

She joined the CSIR - Crops Research Institute in 2005 and has been with the Biotechnology Laboratory since then. Her research interests are in the use of molecular tools in crop improvement as well as using molecular markers to select farmer desirable traits. She was one of the pioneers that started working in the Molecular Biology Laboratory of the CSIR - Crops Research Institute. She has rich experience in the optimization of DNA extraction protocols for crops such as cassava, yam, sweetpotato, cocoyam, rice, cowpea, groundnut etc. She has also carried out a number of researches in the field of diversity studies on most of the CSIR - CRI mandated crops. She is currently involved in the development of molecular markers for pest and diseases and other desirable traits in root and tuber crops.

She was a research and teaching assistant during her national service at the department of Biological Sciences of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2003.

Dr. (Mrs.) Ruth Naa Ashiokai Prempeh won the International Fund for Agricultural Research (IFAR) fellowship in 2011 and a training grant from Kirkhouse Trust, U.K. Mrs. Prempeh has a number of peer-reviewed publications in international journals. She has participated in several training courses and workshops in Africa (Ghana, Nigeria, Mali and Benin), Asia (India), USA (Michigan State University), South America (Colombia) and Europe (Holland and Spain).

She is currently a Research Scientist (Plant Molecular Breeder) and the Quality Control Manager of the Biotechnology Laboratory of the CSIR-Crops Research Institute. Mrs. Prempeh is a member of the Ghana Science Association and the CSIR- Research Staff Association (RSA).