Ghana Center of Excellence


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West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP), University of Ghana

College of Basic and Applied Sciences
Volta Road, University of Ghana
P.O. Box LG 54, Legon
Accra, Ghana

Unit Director: Dr. Gordon Awandare

Center Director: Dr. Osbourne Quaye

Member Researchers: Dr. William Kwabena Ampofo, Dr. George Armah, Dr. Evelyn Yayra Bonney, Dr. Joseph Humphrey Kofi Bonney, Dr. John Kofi Odoom, Dr. George Kyei

The West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Diseases (WACCBIP) is a Centre of Excellence that was established by faculty from the Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology and the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR); both of the University of Ghana, with support from staff of the University of Ghana Computing Services (UGCS). The goal of the Centre is to train the next generation of biomedical scientists through short-term, medium-term and long-term programs, and to foster world-class research excellence with national, regional and international partnerships, thereby improving diagnosis, prevention, and control of diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.