Scientect is an initiative established by young scientists and early career researchers from Ghana. The purpose of the initiative is to broadcast science, technology, and research in Ghana. The Scientect website was launched in February 2016 in response to the limited dedicated platforms to communicate science and research findings to the general public in Ghana. We publish articles related to science and innovation, educative articles and opinions about the application of science in Ghana. We also report events and activities related to science, research, and interviews of Ghanaian scientists.
The website is updated by the Scientect Editorial Team (SET), with input from forensic scientists, neuroscientists, medical biochemists, immunologists, biomedical scientists and engineers, public health experts, health psychologists, medical officers, food scientists, agriculturists, biotechnologists, business managers and entrepreneurs in the science field.
Aaron O. Amankwaa, Editor, and Contributor (Forensic science and biochemistry): Aaron is currently a doctoral researcher at Northumbria University, UK. He is an associate member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSFS). He holds a BSc in Biochemistry from KNUST, Ghana and an MSc in Forensic Science from the University of Strathclyde, UK. Aaron is a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship alumnus of the University of Strathclyde.
Appiah Poku Yankyera, Editorial Contributor (Psychology and psychiatry): Appiah is the Founder of Life Developers Movement and a Health Psychologist (Intern) at The Trust General Hospital, Ghana. He holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, and an MSc in Health Psychology from Kings College London, UK. Appiah is a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship alumnus of Kings College London.
Bright Oppong Afranie, Science Writer (Volunteer): Bright is currently a BSc Biochemistry Student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana.
Millicenta Ampiah, Science Writer (Volunteer): Millicenta is a final year student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), studying Biochemistry.
John Taylor, Science Writer (Volunteer): John is currently a BSc Biochemistry Student at KNUST, Ghana. He is also the Vice President of Patriots Ghana, KNUST Chapter, and a member of DRE-AM Ghana.
Dery Bede, Science Writer (Volunteer): Dery is currently a Bachelor of Dietetics student at the University of Health and Allied Sciences. He is the organizing secretary for Ghana Dietetics Student Association – UHAS Chapter, Treasurer for Pentecost Students and Associate Gent’s Wing, and Treasurer for Non-Resident Committee of the SRC – UHAS. Dery is also the former PRO of the Army Medical Cadet (2014-2016) and currently the Adjutant for the same association.
Godslove Boadu, Science Writer (Volunteer): a final year Biochemistry student at KNUST. Godslove is the student ambassador for Cornell Alliance for Science Ghana and a member of the Global Shapers Kumasi Hub.