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Chantal Ama Agbemabiese

Country of origin: Ghana Currently in: Ghana, Accra General field of specialization: Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Academic Background


2018 Doctorate Biological Systems and Organisms
2010 Master Biological Systems and Organisms
2006 Undergraduate Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology

1. Molecular epidemiology, zoonotic transmission and evolution of enteric viruses (rotavirus, norovirus, astrovirus). 2. Rotavirus reverse genetics and its application in understanding rotavirus biology and the design of the next generation of enteric virus vaccines

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. Damanka, S.A., Dennis, F.E., Lartey, B.L., Nyarko, K.M., Agbemabiese, C.A., Armah, G.E., 2020. Next-generation sequencing of a human-animal reassortant G6P[14] rotavirus A strain from a child hospitalized with diarrhoea. Arch. Virol. 165, 1003-1005.

2. Lartey B.L., Quaye O., Damanka S.A., Agbemabiese C.A., Armachie J., Dennis F.E., Enweronu-Laryea C., Armah G.E. 2020. Understanding pediatric norovirus epidemiology: a decade of study among Ghanaian children. Viruses. 12, 1321.

3. Agbemabiese, C.A.*, Nakagomi, T., Damanka, S.A., Dennis, F.E., Lartey, B.L., Armah, G.E., Nakagomi, O., 2019. Sub-genotype phylogeny of the non-G, non-P genes of genotype 2 Rotavirus A strains. PLoS One 14, e0217422.

4. Damanka, S.A., Agbemabiese, C.A., Dennis, F.E., Lartey, B.L., Adiku, T.K., Enweronu-Laryea, C.C., Armah, G.E., 2019. Genetic analysis of Ghanaian G1P[8] and G9P[8] rotavirus A strains reveals the impact of P[8] VP4 gene polymorphism on P-genotyping. PLoS One 14, e0218790.

5. Damanka, S.A., Kwofie, S., Dennis, F.E., Lartey, B.L., Agbemabiese, C.A., Doan, Y.H., Adiku, T.K., Katayama, K., Enweronu-Laryea, C.C., Armah, G.E., 2019. Whole genome characterization and evolutionary analysis of OP354-like P[8] Rotavirus A strains isolated from Ghanaian children with diarrhoea. PLoS One 14, e0218348.
6. Takatsuki, H., Agbemabiese, C.A., Nakagomi, T., Pun, S.B., Gauchan, P., Muto, H., Masumoto, H., Atarashi, R., Nakagomi, O., Pandey, B.D., 2019. Whole genome characterisation of G11P[25] and G9P[19] rotavirus A strains from adult patients with diarrhoea in Nepal. Infect. Genet. Evol. 69, 246–254.

7. Berendes, D.M., Kirby, A.E., Clennon, J.A., Agbemabiese, C., Ampofo, J.A., Armah, G.E., Baker, K.K., Liu, P., Reese, H.E., Robb, K.A., Wellington, N., Yakubu, H., Moe, C.L., 2018. Urban sanitation coverage and environmental fecal contamination: Links between the household and public environments of Accra, Ghana. PLoS One 13, e0199304.

8. Damanka, S.A., Agbemabiese, C.A., Lartey, B.L., Dennis, F.E., Asamoah, F.K., Adiku, T.K., Enweronu-Laryea, C.C., Sagoe, K.W., Ofori, M.F., Armah, G.E., 2018. Identification of Amino Acid Substitutions Within the VP7 Genes of G2 Rotavirus Strains in Ghana. Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J. 37, 1172-1174.

9. Kaneko, M., Do, L.P., Doan, Y.H., Nakagomi, T., Gauchan, P., Agbemabiese, C.A., Dang, A.D., Nakagomi, O., 2018. Porcine-like G3P[6] and G4P[6] rotavirus A strains detected from children with diarrhoea in Vietnam. Arch. Virol. 163, 2261-2263.

10. Kikuchi, W., Nakagomi, T., Gauchan, P., Agbemabiese, C.A., Noguchi, A., Nakagomi, O., Takahashi, T., 2018. Detection in Japan of an equine-like G3P[8] reassortant rotavirus A strain that is highly homologous to European strains across all genome segments. Arch. Virol. 163, 791-794.

11. Nakagomi, T., Agbemabiese, C.A., Nakagomi, O., 2018. Full genotype constellations of six feline Rotavirus A strains isolated in Japan in the 1990s including a rare A15 NSP1 genotype. Arch. Virol. 163, 2257-2260.

12. Ritter, R.L., Peprah, D., Null, C., Moe, C.L., Armah, G., Ampofo, J., Wellington, N., Yakubu, H., Robb, K., Kirby, A.E., Wang, Y., Roguski, K., Reese, H., Agbemabiese, C.A., Adomako, L.A.B., Freeman, M.C., Baker, K.K., 2018. Within-Compound Versus Public Latrine Access and Child Feces Disposal Practices in Low-Income Neighborhoods of Accra, Ghana. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 98, 1250-1259.

13. Agbemabiese, C.A., Nakagomi, T., Gauchan, P., Sherchand, J.B., Pandey, B.D., Cunliffe, N.A., Nakagomi, O., 2017. Whole genome characterisation of a porcine-like human reassortant G26P[19] Rotavirus A strain detected in a child hospitalised for diarrhoea in Nepal, 2007. Infect. Genet. Evol. 54, 164-169.

14. Agbemabiese, C.A., Nakagomi, T., Nguyen, M.Q., Gauchan, P., Nakagomi, O., 2017. Reassortant DS-1-like G1P[4] Rotavirus A strains generated from co-circulating strains in Vietnam, 2012/2013. Microbiol. Immunol. 61, 328-336.

15. Do, L.P., Kaneko, M., Nakagomi, T., Gauchan, P., Agbemabiese, C.A., Dang, A.D., Nakagomi, O., 2017. Molecular epidemiology of Rotavirus A, causing acute gastroenteritis hospitalizations among children in Nha Trang, Vietnam, 2007-2008: Identification of rare G9P[19] and G10P[14] strains. J. Med. Virol. 89, 621-631.

16. Farnham, A., Kurz, C., Ozturk, M.A., Solbiati, M., Myllyntaus, O., Meekes, J., Pham, T.M., Paz, C., Langiewicz, M., Andrews, S., Kanninen, L., Agbemabiese, C., Guler, A.T., Durieux, J., Jasim, S., Viessmann, O., Frattini, S., Yembergenova, D., Benito, C.M., Porte, M., Grangeray-Vilmint, A., Curiel, R.P., Rehncrona, C., Malas, T., Esposito, F., Hettne, K., 2017. Early career researchers want Open Science. Genome Biol. 18, 221.

17. Hoa-Tran, T.N., Nakagomi, O., Dao, A.T., Nguyen, A.T., Agbemabiese, C.A., Vu, H.M., Nakagomi, T., Thanh, N.T., 2017. Molecular epidemiology of noroviruses detected in Vietnamese children with acute gastroenteritis from 2012 to 2015. J. Med. Microbiol. 66, 34-45.

18. Nakagomi, T., Do, L.P., Agbemabiese, C.A., Kaneko, M., Gauchan, P., Doan, Y.H., Jere, K.C., Steele, A.D., Iturriza-Gomara, M., Nakagomi, O., Cunliffe, N.A., 2017. Whole-genome characterisation of G12P[6] rotavirus strains possessing two distinct genotype constellations co-circulating in Blantyre, Malawi, 2008. Arch. Virol. 162, 213-226.

19. Nakagomi, T., Nguyen, M.Q., Gauchan, P., Agbemabiese, C.A., Kaneko, M., Do, L.P., Vu, T.D., Nakagomi, O., 2017. Evolution of DS-1-like G1P[8] double-gene reassortant rotavirus A strains causing gastroenteritis in children in Vietnam in 2012/2013. Arch. Virol. 162, 739-748.

20. Agbemabiese, C.A., Nakagomi, T., Doan, Y.H., Do, L.P., Damanka, S., Armah, G.E., Nakagomi, O., 2016. Genomic constellation and evolution of Ghanaian G2P[4] rotavirus strains from a global perspective. Infect. Genet. Evol. 45, 122-131.

21. Damanka, S., Dennis, F.E., Agbemabiese, C., Lartey, B., Adiku, T., Nyarko, K., Enweronu-Laryea, C.C., Sagoe, K.W., Ofori, M., Rodrigues, O., Armah, G.E., 2016. Identification of OP354-like human rotavirus strains with subtype P[8]b in Ghanaian children with diarrhoea. Virol J. 13, 69.

22. Damanka, S., Lartey, B., Agbemabiese, C., Dennis, F.E., Adiku, T., Nyarko, K., Ofori, M., Armah, G.E., 2016. Detection of the first G6P[14] human rotavirus strain in an infant with diarrhoea in Ghana. Virol J. 13, 183.

23. Do, L.P., Nakagomi, T., Otaki, H., Agbemabiese, C.A., Nakagomi, O., Tsunemitsu, H., 2016. Phylogenetic inference of the porcine Rotavirus A origin of the human G1 VP7 gene. Infect. Genet. Evol. 40, 205-213.

24. Hoa-Tran, T.N., Nakagomi, T., Vu, H.M., Do, L.P., Gauchan, P., Agbemabiese, C.A., Nguyen, T.T., Nakagomi, O., Thanh, N.T., 2016. Abrupt emergence and predominance in Vietnam of rotavirus A strains possessing a bovine-like G8 on a DS-1-like background. Arch. Virol. 161, 479-482.

25. Agbemabiese, C.A., Nakagomi, T., Doan, Y.H., Nakagomi, O., 2015. Whole genomic constellation of the first human G8 rotavirus strain detected in Japan. Infect. Genet. Evol. 35, 184-193.

26. Agbemabiese, C.A., Nakagomi, T., Suzuki, Y., Armah, G., Nakagomi, O., 2015. Evolution of a G6P[6] rotavirus strain isolated from a child with acute gastroenteritis in Ghana, 2012. J. Gen. Virol. 96, 2219-2231.

27. Doan, Y.H., Nakagomi, T., Agbemabiese, C.A., Nakagomi, O., 2015. Changes in the distribution of lineage constellations of G2P[4] Rotavirus A strains detected in Japan over 32 years (1980-2011). Infect. Genet. Evol. 34, 423-433.

28. Do, L.P., Doan, Y.H., Nakagomi, T., Gauchan, P., Kaneko, M., Agbemabiese, C., Dang, A.D., Nakagomi, O., 2015. Whole genome analysis of Vietnamese G2P[4] rotavirus strains possessing the NSP2 gene sharing an ancestral sequence with Chinese sheep and goat rotavirus strains. Microbiol. Immunol. 59, 605-613.

29. Dennis, F.E., Fujii, Y., Haga, K., Damanka, S., Lartey, B., Agbemabiese, C.A., Ohta, N., Armah, G.E., Katayama, K., 2014. Identification of novel Ghanaian G8P[6] human-bovine reassortant rotavirus strain by next generation sequencing. PLoS One 9, e100699.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA


American Society for Virology
American Society for Microbiology
Japanese Society for Virology
World Society for Virology

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