To commemorate the Faculty’s 20th anniversary, the 2001-year group of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (FPPS)of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, has rebuilt and commissioned the Cell-Culture Laboratory.
According to Mr. Ernest Owusu Aboagye, the year group’s representative, the class gave a total of GhC 90,000.00 to transform the Cell-Culture Laboratory into a modern lab fit for research and the development of future pharmacists in the twenty-first century.
The project was funded by a World BankTalif grant won in 2008 worth USD176,000. Reverend Professor Charles Ansah, a former pro-vice-chancellor, said the initiative began with the money. He stated that the 2001-year group’s renovated laboratory will be critical for postgraduate education, particularly the planned master’s and PhD programs in toxicology.
The Dean of FPPS, Professor Berko Panyin Anto on behalf of the faculty thanked them for their kind gesture and solicited for more support from other alumni associations. He also called on the government and the citizenry to invest in research infrastructure.
The refurbished laboratory is furnished with laboratory supplies and consumables, computers and IT accessories, freezers for storing cell-lines and reagents, laminar flow, fluorimeter, western blotting and PCR equipment.
The Cell Culture Laboratory for Graduate Research and Molecular Pharmacology Studies was initiated by Professor Charles Ansah and Professor Eric Woode.