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Membership type: affiliate

Rita Ekekpi

Country of origin: Ghana Currently in: Ghana, Kumasi General field of specialization: Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Academic Background


2017 Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Research and Profession

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
• Provide technical support and laboratory quality assurance for research studies at the institute. • Organize and coordinate training for laboratory staff and students. • Conduct Next-Generation Sequencing for SARs-Cov-2 and other biological organisms of interest. • Support laboratory experiments for research studies i.e., nucleic acid isolation, PCR, Next-generation sequencing, PBMC isolation, ELISA, slide staining and examination, and Light and fluorescent microscopy. • Develop laboratory standard operating procedures and ensure adaptation and implementation. • Ensure the daily maintenance of the Laboratories and periodic maintenance of laboratory equipment. • Responsible for laboratory waste management at the institute. • Have oversight of laboratory activities. • Temperature monitoring of storage equipment i.e., Refrigerators, Ultra-low freezers.

Workshop and Conference Attended

2022 Virtual Storytelling for Scientists
2022 Virtual The 12 Quality Management Essentials


American Society for Microbiology
African Society for Laboratory Medicine
OWSD 6th General Assembly certificate: download

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