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Dr. James Oppong-Kyekyeku

Dr James Oppong Kyekyeku




James Oppong Kyekyeku graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with B.Pharm(Pharmacy) and M.Phil. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry degrees. He had his secondary education at Opoku Ware School in Kumasi. He is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana.

His research interests include development of HPLC methods and identification of biomarkers for the quality control and standardization of herbal medicines


Cell Phone: +23320-825-8996


Qualifications (Degree/Education):

PhD Pharmaceutical Chemistry - 2016

MPhil. Pharmaceutical Chemistry - 2010

Ghana Pharmacy Professional Qualifying Examination - 2009

B.Pharm (Pharmacy) - 2007

Institutions of Study:

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany

Area of Specialty:

Natural product chemistry 

Drug analysis

Medicinal chemistry

Chromatographic techniques

Structure elucidation

Research Interest:

Isolation and characterization of bioactive metabolites from natural sources

Standardization of herbal preparations

Quality control of medicinal plants


James Oppong Kyekyeku, Souvik Kusari, Reimmel Kwame Adosraku, Sebastian Zühlke, Michael Spiteller, Prenylated 2-arylbenzofuran derivatives with potent antioxidant properties from Chlorophora regia (Moraceae), Fitoterapia 108 (2016) 41–47

Fetse J. P., Oppong Kyekyeku J., Dueve E., Mensah K. B. (2014). Wound healing activity of total Alkaloidal extract of the root bark of Alstonia boonei (Apocynaceae). British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 4(23): 2642-52

Ameyaw E. O., Woode E., Boakye-Gyasi E., Abotsi W.K., Oppong Kyekyeku J., Adosraku R. K. (2014). Anti-allodynic and Anti-hyperalgesic effects of an ethanolic extract and xylopic acid from the fruits of Xylopia aethiopica in murine models of neuropathic pain. Phcog Res, 6(2): 172-9

Koffuor George Asumeng, Ameyaw Elvis Ofori, Oppong Kyekyeku James, Amponsah Kingsley Isaac, Sunkwa Andrews, Semenyo Samuella Afriyie (2013). Analgesic activity of pet. ether, aqueous and hydro-ethanolic leaf extracts of Aspilia Africana (Pers) C.D. Adams (Asteraceae) in rodents. Int. Res. J. Pharm., 4(7): 39-45

George Asumeng Koffuor, Kofi Annan, James Oppong Kyekyeku, Hope Korshie Fiadjoe, Ernest Enyan (2013). Effect of Ethanolic Stem bark Extract of Blighia Unijugata (Sapindaceae) on Monosodium Glutamate-Induced Uterine Leiomyoma in Sprague-Dawley Rats. British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 3(4), 880-896

Eric Woode, Elvis O. Ameyaw, George K. Ainooson, Wonder K.M. Abotsi, Eric Boakye-Gyasi and James Oppong Kyekyeku (2013). Analgesic Effects of an Ethanol Extract of the Fruits of Xylopia aethiopica and Xylopic Acid in Murine Models of Pain: Possible Mechanism(s). Pharmacologia, 4(1): 285-300

Reimmel Kwame Adosraku, James Oppong Kyekyeku, Isaac Yaw Attah, (2013), Characterization and HPLC Quantification of Piperine isolated from Piper guineense (Fam. Piperaceae). International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 5(1), 252-256

Adosraku R.K., and Oppong Kyekyeku J., (2011), Characterization and HPLC Quantification of Xylopic acid in the dried fruits of Xylopia aethiopica. International Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 6(2), pg 209-213

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