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’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.