Dr. S. N. Osei-Djarbeng

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Brief Bio: 

Dr. Osei-Djarbeng holds a PhD in Bioscience (Pharmacognosy and Microbiology) obtained from the University of East London, Stratford-London, United Kingdom. Prior to this, he had obtained a Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacognosy option) and Bachelor of Pharmacy from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.

His research interests are in, investigation of the scientific basis for the use of some medicinal plants in treatment of diseases; isolation and characterization of active drug components in medicinal plants using mass spectroscopy (MS), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). In addition, he conducts research into the potential use of medicinal plants as anti-quorum sensing and/or anti-biofilm agents in the fight against resistant strains of micro-organisms.


PhD Bioscience (Pharmacognosy and Microbiology), University of East London, Stratford-London, UK (2010)

M.Pharm (Pharmacognosy option), KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

B.Pharm (Pharmacognosy option), KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

Conferences Attended: 
  • January 2016: Participated in ‘Understanding Water Activity to Ensure Microbial Safety and Product Stability’ presented by Tony Cundell (PhD).
  • Live Webcast by Pharmaceutical Technology (USA).
  • December 2015: Conference of the Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics (CAPA) held at Golden Bean Hotel in Kumasi.
  • November 2015: Participated in an Interactive Webcast on ‘Simplifying Carbohydrate Testing in Food and Beverages to Meet Food Quality and
  • Labeling Requirements Using Ion Chromatography and Pulsed Amperometric Detection’ presented by LCGC and sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific.
  • August 2015: AGM / Conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSG h) held in Accra.
  • February 2015: Training in Writing of Effective Research Proposals, facilitated by Dr. Joseph Cobbinah, former Director of Forest Research Institute of Ghana.
  • Osei-Djarbeng S . N., Osae-Akonnor P., Boateng R., Boakye-Kessie V. A., Offe-Edusei M., Ocran E., Fynn C. and Adu-Amankwah J. (2016) Preparation of Ghanaian Dish ‘Fufu’ With Evaporated Milk. American Journal of Food Science and Technology, 4(2): 48-51.
  • Abubakari A., Osei-Djarbeng S. N., Larbi J. A. and Frimpong E. H. (2016). Presence of Chlamydia Infection among asymptomatic Female Commercial Sex-workers (CSWs) in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Sci, 5(1): 342-349.
  • Billah M. K., Pesewu G. A., Otu H., Olu-Taiwo M. A., Anim-Baidoo I., Dayie N. T. K. D. and O sei-Djarbeng S. (2015). In Vitro Antibacterial Activities of Cockroach Extracts against Selected Bacterial Pathogens. American Journal of Research Communication, 3(12): 78-94.
  • Pesewu G. A., Billah M. K., Adofo C., Kwang D., Olu-Taiwo M. A. and Osei-Djarbeng S. (2015). Antibacterial Activities of Millipede Extracts against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). American International Journal of Contemporary Scientific Research, 2(10): 1-13.
  • Osei-Djarbeng S. N., Larbi G. O., Abdul-Rahman R., Osei-Asante S., Owusu-Antwi, R. (2015). Household acquisition of medicines and disposal of expired and unused medicines at two suburbs (Bohyen and Kaase) in Kumasi–Ghana. The Pharma Innovation Journal, 4(8): 85-88.
  • Pesewu G. A., Boakye N. A., Norshie V., Adjei D. N., Olu-Taiwo M. A., Mills-Robertson F. C., Osei-Djarbeng S., Asmah R. H. and Ayeh-Kumi P. F. (2015). Bacteriological Assessment of Water Quality of Public Swimming Pools in Accra Metropolis, Ghana. Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 7(2):31-36.
  • Osei-Djarbeng S. N., Agyekum-Attobra E., Nkansah R., Solaga D., Osei-Asante S. and Owusu-Dapaah G. (2015). Medicinal Plants Constituting Anti-malarial Herbal Preparations in the Ghanaian Market. British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 5(3): 153-162.
  • Agyare C., Amuah E., Adarkwa-Yiadom M., Osei-Asante S., Ossei SPP (2014), Medicinal plants used for the treatment of wounds and skin infections: assessment of wound healing and antimicrobial properties of Mallotus oppositifolius and Momordica charantia. Int J P hytomedicine. 2014; 6:50-8.
  • Osei-Djarbeng S. N., Amonoo-Neizer J., Boadi P., Opoku P. N. A and Osei-Asante S. (2014). Comparative Antimicrobial Activities of Different Solvent Extracts of a Refreshing Drink (Sobolo) made from Hibiscus sabdariffa Linn. International Journal of Herbal Medicine, 2(3):1-4.