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Administration

Prof. Marcel Tunkumgnen Bayor

Prof Prof. Marcel Tunkumgnen Bayor

Head of Department

Department

Office-location

Research-areas

B.Pharm (Hons) (Ksi), MSc (Lon), PhD (Ksi), Cert. Post-Doc (MI), Cert. SCM, MPSGH, FGMP, MIAPHL.

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences,
College of Health Sciences,
KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.

Telephone; +233 322060374 Mobile; +233 207705457 /+233 244115666
Email; mtbayor.pharm@knust.edu.gh / mtbayor@yahoo.com / mtbayor@umich.edu /mtbayor@gmail.com

 

MY RESEARCH INTEREST:

Involves scientific investigations into plant medicines with especially, anticancer, antimalarial and or antimicrobial activity and the development of formulations of these plants, their extracts or fractions therein, into suitable standard pharmaceutical dosage forms for enhanced efficacy and compliance.

I also do interdisciplinary researches into issues of public health concerns and challenges associated with cancer, malaria and microbial infections.

 

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

MARCEL TUNKUMGNEN BAYOR, PhD

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

INSTITUTION AND LOCATION

DEGREE

YEARS

FIELD OF STUDY

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.

B. Pharm. (Hons)

Second Class (Upper Division)

 

1988 – 1992

 

Pharmacy

King’s College London.

University of London,

London, U.K.

M.Sc.

Passed with Distinction

 

1994 – 1995

Pharmaceutical Technology

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.

&

Bradford School of Pharmacy,

University of Bradford,

Bradford, U.K.

PhD

2003 – 2007

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Cert. Post-Doc.

Visiting Scholar

2011

Global Health Research

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND ROLE(S)

YEAR(S)

Registered Pharmacist

1993 – Present

Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGh), Member

1993 – Present

Academic Pharmacists’ Association of Ghana, Member

1996 – Present

Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG), Member, Secretary and Chairman

1996 – 2002

1998 – 1999 and 2000 – 2002

University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (UTAG), Member

2002 – Present

 

AWARDS AND HONOURS:

AWARD

PLACE

YEAR

DESIGNATION

DANAFCO MEDICAL TRUST FUND AWARD

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST),

Kumasi, Ghana.

1992

The Best All-Round Pharmacy Student

ODASSS (Now DFID) AWARD

Department of Pharmacy,

King’s College London,

University of London,

London, U.K.

1994

For a M.Sc. program in Pharmaceutical Technology

ABBOTT LABORATORIES PRIZE AWARD

Department of Pharmacy,

King’s College London,

University of London,

London, U.K.

1995

The Over-All Best M.Sc. Pharmaceutical Technology Student,

COMMONWEALTH SPLIT-SITE DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP

Bradford School of Pharmacy

University of Bradford,

Bradford, U.K.

2004

For a Split-Site PhD program

EMPLOYMENT AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

EMPLOYER

POSITION

PERIOD/

YEARS

WORK EXPERIENCE

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.

National Service Personnel

1992 – 1993

I carried out research and analysis on drugs as well as herbal preparations for the Faculty and also organised laboratory work and tutorials for B. Pharm students.

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana.

Pharmacist Intern

1992 – 1993

Extemporaneous compounding, drugs dispensing, patient counselling and drug information services.

Department of Pharmacology,

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.

Demonstrator

1993 – 1994

My work schedules involved organisation of laboratory work and tutorials for B. Pharm students. I also carried out research into drugs and analysis of herbal remedies for the Faculty.

Archdiocesan Hospital Pharmacy,

Kumasi, Ghana.

 

Superintendent Pharmacist and Production Manager

1995 – 1996

I was in charge of research and directly responsible for the small to medium scale production of eye, ear and nasal drops, mixtures, iv fluids and injections for the Catholic Mission Hospitals and Pharmacies.

B- Martz Pharmacy, Asokwa, Kumasi, Ghana.

&

B- Martz Pharmacy, Sokoban, Kumasi, Ghana.

 

Director and Superintendent Pharmacist

1997 – 2011

 

 

2012 –Present

My activities at the Pharmacy includes: monitoring body temperature, blood pressure, urine sugar and BMI, pregnancy testing, dispensing of drugs, patient counselling and drug information services.

Department of Dispensing Technology, Kumasi Polytechnic,

Kumasi, Ghana.

 

Lecturer

 

Examinations Officer

 

Academic Board Member

1996 – 2002

 

1999 – 2002

1999 – 2002

Courses taught included: principles of dispensing, dispensing techniques, formulations science and technology, Quality Assurance and Good Manufacturing Practice.

I also supervised numerous HND students’ projects and dissertations.

Department of Pharmaceutics,

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.

 

 

Lecturer

 

&

 

Senior Lecturer

2002 – 2009

 

2009 –Present

Teaching, Research and Service. Courses currently taught include:

pharmaceutical necessities and dosage forms, routes of drug administration, chemotherapy, surface and interfacial phenomena, crude drug preparation, solvents, extraction, drying, comminution, laboratory formulation of dosage forms and supervision of B.Pharm/ M.Phil/PhD health research projects

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

 

1. Bayor MT, Tuffour E and Lambon PS. (2013). Evaluation of starch from new sweet potato genotypes for use as a pharmaceutical diluent, binder or disintegrant. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, 3(8 Suppl 1): S17-S23.

2. Bayor MT, Jiagge E, Der E, Gyakobo M and Newman L. (2013). The Influence of Women’s Reproductive Health, Diet and Nutrition on Breast Cancer Risk in Ghana. The Ghana Pharmaceutical Journal, Conference Edition, 2013: 35-49.

3. Bayor MT, Tuffour E and Lambon P. (2012). The Physicochemical, Proximate Composition and Pasting Characteristics of Starch from new Sweet Potato Genotypes as Candidates for use as Pharmaceutical Excipients. The Global Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 1(4): 530-540.

 

4. Ofori‐Kwakye K, Kwapong AA and Bayor MT. (2011). Wound Healing Potential of Methanol Extract of Spathodea campanulata Stem Bark Formulated into a Topical Preparation. Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. 8(3): 218‐223.

5. Bayor MT, Johnson R and Gbedema SY. (2011). The Oral Capsule – The Most Appropriate Dosage Form for Croton membranaceus.International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, 2(1): 55-62.

6. Johnson R, Bayor MT and Adotey J. (2011). Formulation and evaluation of Bridelia ferruginea and Canthium glabriflorum herbal capsules. International Journal of Contemporary Research and Review, 2 (1): 6-10.

7. Gbedema SY, Adu F, Bayor MT, Annan K and Boateng JS. (2010). Enhancement of antibacterial activity of amoxicillin by some Ghanaian medicinal plant extracts. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1(11): 145-152.

8. Annan K, Asante IK, Asare C, Asare-Nkansah S and Bayor MT. (2010). Profile of heavy metals in some medicinal plants from Ghana commonly used as components of herbal formulations. Pharmacognosy Research, 2 (1): 41-44.

9. Johnson R, Adotey J, Bayor MT and Annan K. (2010). Release Profile of Extracts of Bridelia ferruginea Leaf and Canthium glabriflorumStem Bark from Different Absorbents. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, 1 (8) (Suppl.): 111-117.

10. Gbedema SY, Adu F, Bayor MT, Arhinsam VE and Annan K. (2010). In Vitro Antimicrobial Study of the Efficacy of a Toothpaste Formulated from Garcinia kola Stem Wood Extract. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2 (2): 98-101.

11. Gbedema SY, Adu F, Bayor MT and Annan K. (2010). Modulation effect of Herbal extracts on the antibacterial activity of Tetracycline.International Journal of Contemporary Research and Review, 1 (4): 1-5.

12. Bayor MT, Kipo SL and Ofori-Kwakye K. (2010). The accuracy and quality of household spoons and enclosed dosing devices used in the administration of oral liquid medications in Ghana. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2 (Suppl 1): 150-153.

13. Bayor MT, Gbedema SY and Annan K. (2009). The antimicrobial activity of Croton membranaceus, a species used in formulations for measles in Ghana. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, 1 (4): 047-051.

 

14. Gbedema SY, Wright CW, Bayor MT, Annan K (2013). An emerging Antimalarial plant: Polyalthia longifolia variety pendula. A Poster presentation at The Royal Society of Chemistry, Organic Division, NE British Regional Conference, University of Huddersfield, U.K., March 4, 2013.

15. Bayor MT, Ansah C, Duwiejua M and Abaitey AK. (2008). Alchornea cordifolia (Euphorbiaceae), the Major Constituent of Antiasthmatic Herbal Formulations in Ghana, Stimulates β-Adrenoreceptors. Journal of the Ghana Science Association, 10 (2), 1-11.

16. Amissah F, Woode E, Ainooson GK, Amidu N, Bayor MT and Agyapong G. (2008). The Vasorelaxant Effect of Sphenocentrum jolyanum (Pierre) on Rabbit Aortic Strips. Abstract and Oral presentation at the Western Africa Network of Natural Products Research Scientists (WANNPRES), 3rd Regional Conference, Ouagadougou, August 2008, pp. 35 - 36.

17. Bayor MT, Ayim JSK, Marston G, Phillips RM, Shnyder SD, Wheelhouse RT and Wright CW. (2008). A Cytotoxic Diterpenoid fromCroton membranaceus, the Major Constituent of Anticancer Herbal Formulations used in Ghana. Journal of Natural ProductsCommunications, 3 (11), 1875-1878.

18. Bayor MT, Ayim JSK, Phillips RM, Shnyder SD and Wright CW. (2007). The Evaluation of Selected Ghanaian Medicinal Plants for Cytotoxic Activities. Journal of Science and Technology, 27 (3), 16-22.

19. Bayor MT and Lawrence JM. (2007). The Modulation of Haemolytic Activity of Non-ionic Surfactants by Oil-in-Water Microemulsions as Vehicles for Parenteral Drug Delivery. Journal of Science and Technology, 27 (2), 41-50.

20. Bayor MT, Ayim JSK and Wright CW. (2006). The Anticancer Activity of Selected Ghanaian Medicinal Plants. Abstract and Oral Presentation at the Western Africa Network of Natural Products Research Scientists (WANNPRES), 2nd Scientific Meeting, Elmina, Ghana, August 2006, pp. 39.

BOOK PUBLICATIONS

Bayor MT (2011). The Bioactivity of Croton membranaceus – A Traditional Anticancer Herb. Saarbrucken, Germany, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Pgs. 264.

BOOK CHAPTER

  1. Newman L, Bayor MT, Jiagge E, Der E, Gyakobo M, (2015). Bresat Cancer. In: Meara J, McClain C, Mooney D, Rogers S, eds. Global Surgery and Anesthesia Manual: Providing Care in Resource-Limited Settings. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press; 211-218.

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