Professor Augustine Ocloo

Prof. Augustine Ocloo is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry in the University of Ghana. He obtained his BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Ghana and PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK. He is a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society, UK (FCCS) and a Life Fellow of the Mitochondrial Physiology Society, Austria. He was the founding member of the Global Young Academy in 2010 and the foundation chair of the Ghana Young Academic between 2014 and 2018.

Prior to his appointment as Dean of the School of Biological Sciences, Prof. Ocloo served as the Executive Director of the Centre for Plant Medicine Research, Mampong-Akwapim , a Centre of research excellence in plant medicine under the Ministry of Health between 2015 and 2019. He served as the Head of the Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology from Aug. 2011 to Jul. 2013 and briefly as a Senior Tutor of Elizabeth Frances Sey Hall in 2015.

Prof. Ocloo has served on several boards and committees including the Governing Boards of the Food and Drugs Authority, the Centre for Plant Medicine Research and the Traditional Medicine Practice Council and the Audit Committee of the Food and Drugs Authority.

His research interest includes; Pharmacotoxicology of medicinal plants, mitochondrial biochemistry and medicine, environmental pollution and bioremediation.

Prof. Ocloo has authored a number of publications including books, book chapters and journal articles. He has also won a number of research grants.