The 2001-year group of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (FPPS), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi has refurbished and commissioned the Cell-Culture Laboratory to mark the Faculty's 20th anniversary.
According to the representative for the year group, Mr. Ernest Owusu Aboagye, the class contributed up to the sum of Ninety Thousand Ghana Cedis (GhC 90,000.00) to transform the Cell-Culture Laboratory into a modern lab suitable for research and for the development of future Pharmacists in the 21st century.
Reverend Professor Charles Ansah, a former Pro-Vice-Chancellor, recounted that the project started using the World BankTalif grant won in 2008 worth USD176,000. He noted that the refurbished laboratory by the 2001-year group will be vital for postgraduate education especially, the upcoming master’s and PhD programme 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.