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Dr Arnold Forkuo Donkor

Dr Arnold Forkuo Donkor




Dr Arnold Forkuo Donkor is a Lecturer in the Department of Pharmacology, FPPS, College of Health Sciences, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana. 


Telephone/Mobile: +233 209324294

Qualifications (Degree/Education):

Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm, Kumasi) (First Class Honours) June, 2011

University Certificate of Advanced Studies (Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland and the University of Basel, Switzerland) August, 2014

PhD Pharmacology (Kumasi) July, 2016

Institutions of Study:

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Next Generation Scientist (2014) at the Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research (NIBR), Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland and the University of Basel, Switzerland.

Area of Specialty:

Malaria Chemotherapy

Drug metabolism and Pharmacokinetics

Natural Product Pharmacology


Research Interest:

Development of novel antimalarial compounds from Natural products.

Drug discovery, metabolism and Pharmacokinetics

Area of Interest:

Drug Discovery

Drug Formulation and Development

Malaria chemotherapy

Drug metabolism and Pharmacokinetics

Publications (Or Articles):

Forkuo A.D, Ansah C, Mensah K.B, Boampong J.N, Ameyaw E.O, Gyan B.A, Arku A.T,  Ofori M.F. Synergistic anti-malarial action of cryptolepine and artemisinins. Mal J. 2016 15:89              DOI: 10.1186/s12936-016-1137-5

Ofori E.A, Koffuor G.A, Asare K.K, Konja D, Asante D,  Kyei S, Forkuo A.D., Mensah R.A.O. Cryptolepine in the management of diabetes mellitus and its associated complications. J Intercult Ethnopharmacol.2016;5(3):263-273.                                                              DOI: 10.5455/jice.20160606124435

Forkuo A.D, Ansah C, Gyan B, Mancama D. In vitro antimalarial interaction and transmission-blocking activity of cryptolepine. Book of Abstracts, 9th Joint Natural Product Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark. July, 2016

Forkuo A.D, Rynn C, Pearson D, Gertsch W.  In vitro metabolic profile of the antimalarial compound cryptolepine in human and rat. Book of Abstracts, European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health. Basel, Switzerland. September, 2015

Forkuo A.D, Rynn C, Pearson D, Gertsch W, Ansah C.  In vitro metabolic Profile of Cryptolepine in human and rat. Book of Abstracts, 8th Annual GRASSAG-KNUST International Research Conference Kumasi, Ghana. March, 2015.

Koffuor G.A, Anto B.P, Adu F, Buabeng K.O, Donkor A.F, Obiakonwa G.E. Assessment of H1N1 influenza; a swine flu vaccination in Kumasi, Ghana. Journal of the Ghana Science Association Volume 13, Number 02 (2011)

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