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Dr.Samuel Lowor
Name: Dr.Samuel Lowor
Position: Physiology Biochemistry Divsion-Senior Research Scientist
Qualification: Bsc (Hon) Chemistry with Biochemistry University of Ghana, Legon, Mphil (Chemistry) University of Ghana, Legon, PhD (Chemical Ecology), University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia

Research Interests:
  • Cocoa fermentation dynamics, biological control and alternatives to pesticides, integrated pest management, identification and applications of semiochemicals for control of agricultural pests, especially on cocoa, shea, cashew and coffee. Identification are made challenging by the small amounts of materials that are available from natural sources.
Teaching Activities:
  • Teaching Postgraduate courses on Chromatograpic Separations and Hazardous chemicals
Membership of Association:
  • Ghana Science Association (GSA)
Other Interest:
  • Research into cocoa and coffee flavour and aroma substances
  • Agrochemical residue analysis
  • Basic carbohydrate, phenolic and fat analysis
Selected Publications:
  • Lowor S.T. and Osae Shiloh (2013). Estimation of some metal and quality profile of cocoa beans in Ghana. Elixir Food Science 59, 15415-15420
  • Lowor S.T, Jacquet M.,Vrielink T., Aculey P., Cros E. and Takrama J (2012). Post-harvest sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon contamination of Cocoa beans. A simulation: International Journal of AgricScience Vol 2(11): 1043-1052.
  • Lowor S. T., Aculey, P. C. and Assuah, M. K. (2010). Analysis of some quality indicators in cured Cola nitida (Vent). Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America 1 (6), 1206-1214.
  • Fianko J. R., Donkor A., Lowor S. T., Yeboah, P. O. (2011). Pesticide residues in water and sediment from the Densu River Basin in Ghana. Elixir Pollution 40, 5488-5492.
  • Nyadanu D, R. Akromah , B. Adomako , C. Kwoseh , H. Dzahini-Obiatey , S.T. Lowor , A.Y. Akrofi and M.K. Assuah (2012). Host Plant Resistance to Phytophthora Pod Rot in Cacao (Theobroma cacao L.): The Role of Epicuticular Wax on Pod and Leaf Surfaces. International Journal of Botany 8 (1), 13-21.