About

Scientect is an initiative established by young scholars and early career researchers across the world. The purpose of the initiative is to broadcast critical, new and valuable ideas of scholars and professionals to the public. 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. The initiative has since evolved into a community of young scholars and professionals around the world, expanding our focus and scope to all academic disciplines and professional fields. Scientect’s ultimate vision is to serve as a voice of scholars and professionals, particularly graduates and early career reserchers. Our website reaches out to over 31,000 people globally. We publish articles in all fields and academic disciplines including science and innovation, educative articles and opinions about the application of research. We also report events and activities that contribute new knowledge and inform the public.

The website is updated by the Scientect Editorial Team (SET), with input from experts across all academic disciplines and professional fields.

Scientect Editorial Team

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’s master’s degree was funded by the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship.

Emmanuel N. Amoako, Editorial Contributor (Forensic science and biochemistry): Emmanuel is a research scientist interested in using science to solve crimes. He holds an MSc in Forensic science from the University of Strathclyde, UK; BSc Biochemistry from KNUST, Ghana and a Certificate of Achievement in Crime, Justice and Society (online course) from the University of Sheffield, UK. He is currently pursuing a PhD on the regulation of forensic science at Northumbria University, UK and hopes to be a practitioner and a lecturer in forensic science.

Millicenta Ampiah, Science Writer (Volunteer): Millicenta is currently a teaching and research assistant/ graduate intern at the West African Centre for Cell Biology and Infectious Pathogens, Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Ghana. She is currently researching in the field of breast cancer genetics in Ghana. She completed her undergraduate studies in Biochemistry at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.

Bright O. Afranie, Science Writer (Volunteer): Bright is currently a research and teaching assistant at the Molecular Medicine Dept, School of Medical Sciences, KNUST. He is the deputy organizing secretary for Marie’s Cancer Foundation, Ghana.

Francis A. Amoako, Science Writer (Volunteer): Francis is currently a Service Personnel at Crop Research Institute – CSIR, where he is working as a molecular laboratory assistant and a member of an ISO team. He read Agricultural Biotechnology as his undergraduate programme. Francis is a former member of the Association of Agricultural Biotechnology students (AABs) editorial team -2015/2016.