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Prof. Irene Ayi
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Prof. Irene Ayi

HOD, Associate Professor 



Senior Research Fellow and Head, Department of Parasitology
Member, Ghana Schistosomiasis /Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis Expert Committee 
Member, Ghana’s Intra-Country Coordination Committee (ICCC) of the Neglected Tropical Diseases Programme

Focus of Work

Neglected Tropical Diseases (Schistosomiasis, Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis, Snake envenomation)
Potency testing and evaluation of snake anti-venom products (serum; herbal)
Bioassay screening of plant products for activity against pathogens 
Zoonoses (One Health Approach)

Current Projects

Formulation of phytomedicines active against antibiotic-resistant bacteria and coronaviruses: Exploration of the potential of African flora (ECOWAS Consortium)
Development of New Anti-parasitic Agents with Novel Modes of Action by Accessing Novel Chemical Space. (International Foundation for Science)
NTDs Work package on the West African Network for TB, AIDS and Malaria (WANETAM 3); a multi-national and multi-organizational project. (EDCTP)  
Cryptosporidium in vitro studies and drug discovery in collaboration with Mattie Pawlowic Lab, University of Dundee, UK. (UoD-Global Challenges Research Fund)
Genetic diversity of Cryptosporidium spp in Ghana in collaboration with WACCBIP, University of Ghana (MPhil project).