Dr Cynthia Amaning Danquah wins the 2020 Africa Oxford Research Development Award
Dr (Mrs) Cynthia Amaning Danquah, a senior lecturer, Department of Pharmacology, of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, has won the 2020 Africa Oxford Research Development Award (AfOx ReDA) from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
She received £50,000 to collaborate with Prof Christopher Schofield from the University of Oxford on natural product drug discovery to tackle antibiotic resistance and develop new antibacterial agents to fight resistance in tuberculosis (TB).
Antibiotic resistance is described by the World Health Organisation as one of the greatest challenges to infectious diseases, including tuberculosis. The treatment duration, extensive side effects and limited drug availability in TB therapies hinder successful treatment.