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Prof. Edmund Ekuadzi

Prof Edmund Ekuadzi




Dr. Edmund Ekuadzi graduated with a BPharm (Hons) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2008 and a PhD Pharmacognosy from the same institution in 2013. He subsequently joined the staff in 2013 as a lecturer of Pharmacognosy in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

He is currently an Assistant Manager at the KNUST Central Laboratory, a shared research facility that brings state-of-the-art equipment to the doorsteps of researchers here and abroad, where he is the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and High Resolution Mass Spectrometry facilities manager.

His research interests are in the structure elucidation of novel bioactive natural products from plants which bear antibacterial, modulators of bacterial multidrug resistance and anti-inflammatory effects.

He currently serves as the Examination officer of the Department of Herbal Medicine and is a Disciplinary Committee member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana. He is also a member of the Ghana Young Academy (GhYA). Edmund serves as reviewer of research articles submitted to the Natural Product Research and the UK Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biosciences.


1. Jackson N, Annan K, Mensah AY, Ekuadzi E, Mensah ML, Habtermariam S. A novel triterpene from the roots of Paullinia pinnata: 6α – (3’ – methoxy- 4’ – hydroxybenzoyl) – lup – 20 (29) –ene -3 –one. Natural Product Communications. 2015; 10(4): 463-464

2. Annan K, Ekuadzi E, Asare C, Sarpong K, Pistorius D, Oberer L, Gyan BA, Ofori M. Antiplasmodial constituents from the stem bark of Polyalthia longifolia var pendula. Phytochemistry Letters.2015; 11: 28-31.

 3. Mireku EA, Mensah AY, Mensah MLK, Ekuadzi E, Dickson RA. Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Activities of the Stem Bark of Cussonia bancoensis. Journal of Medical and Biomedical Sciences. 2014; 3(2):7-13.

4. Ekuadzi E, Dickson RA, Fleischer TC, Amponsah IK, Pistorius D, Oberer L. Chemical constituents from Gouania longipetalaand Glyphaea brevis. Natural Product Research. 2014; 28(15):1210-3.


5. Ekuadzi E, Dickson R, Fleischer T, Annan K, Pistorius D, Oberer L, Gibbons S. Flavonoid glycosides from the stem bark of Margaritaria discoidea demonstrate antibacterial and free radical scavenging activities. Phytotherapy research. 2014;28(5): 784-787

6. Koffour GA, Dickson R, Gbedema YS, Ekuadzi E, Dapaah G, Otoo FL. The immunostimulatory and antimicrobial property of two herbal decoctions used in the management of HIV/AIDS in Ghana. African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2014; 11(3):166-172

7. Williams M, Koffour G, Ekuadzi E, Yeboah M, El-Duah M, Tuffour P. Assessment of psychological barriers to cervical cancer screening among women in Kumasi, Ghana using a mixed  methods approach. African Health Sciences. 2013; 13(4): 1054-61.

8. Koffour GA, Kyei S, Woode E, Ekuadzi E, Ben IO. Possible mechanisms of anti-inflammatory activity and safety profile of aqueous and ethanolic leaf extracts of Pistia stratiotes Linn (Araceae). Journal of Ghana Science Association. 2012; 14(1):69-81.

9. Ekuadzi E, Dickson RA, Fleischer TC. Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant properties of Gouania longipetalaHemsl, IJPSR, 2012, 3(5); 1300-1305.

10. Dickson RA, Fleischer TC, Ekuadzi E, Komlaga G. Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant and Selective Antibacterial Effects of the Root Bark of Euadenia eminensAfr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. 2012; 9(2):271-276.

11. Dickson RA, Ekuadzi E, Annan K, Komlaga G. A Comparative Study: Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant Effects of the Leaves and Stem Bark of Glyphaea brevis (Spreng) Monachino (Tiliaceae). Pharmacognosy Research. 2011; 3(3): 166-172.

12. Dickson RA, Fleischer TC, Ekuadzi E, Mensah AY, Annan K, Woode E. Antibacterial, Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Properties of Margaritaria discoidea, a Wound Healing remedy from Ghana. Pharmacognosy Journal. 2010; 2(17):32-39.

Invited Lectures and Presentations

1. ‘Overview of medicinal plant research at FPPS, KNUST at the NMIMR-SATREPS workshop, 18 September 2014.

2. Ghanaian Medicinal Plants- A Source of New Drug Compounds at the 17th World Congress of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, Cape Town, South Africa. 13-18 July 2014.

3. Training workshop on Proposal Writing for Research Funds for Postgraduate Students. Office of Grants and Research, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. 16 May 2014.

4. Chemical constituents from Gouania longipetala, a wound healing remedy from Ghana, show antibacterial activity’ at the NMIMR-SATREPS workshop, 19 September 2013.

5. ‘Antibacterial, Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Agents of Margaritaria discoidea, a Wound healing remedy from Ghana’ at the 6th Ghana Biomedical Convention Conference. 30 July 2013

6. ‘The anti-inflammatory effects of Margaritaria discoideaGlyphaea brevisEuadenia eminens and Gouania longipetala’ at the 3rd Annual Scientific Conference of the College of Health Sciences, KNUST, Kumasi. 26th-27th August 2010.

7. The antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of Margaritaria discoidea, Glyphaea brevis, Euadenia eminensand Gouania longipetala’ at the 4th Scientific Meeting of WANNPRES. 1 – 4 August 2010, Ouagadougou.

8. The antibacterial and antioxidant effects of Margaritaria discoidea, Glyphaea brevis and Euadenia eminens’ at the Symposium on natural product research in Ghana. Updates in natural product research’. West African Network of Natural Products Research Scientists (WANNPRES) Ghana Chapter. 25 March 2010.

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