Dr. Michael Osei Adu
Dr. Michael Osei Adu receiving his award of Best Evolving Researcher

Dr. Michael Osei Adu receives an award of Best Evolving Researcher at the UCC Research Awards and Grants

Dr. Michael Osei Adu has received an award of Best Evolving Researcher at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Research Awards and Grants.

The Senior Lecturer at the Crop Science Department of the UCC received the award at the recently held Fifth Research Awards and Grants (RAG) Ceremony organized by the Directorate of Research, Innovation, and Consultancy of the University of Cape Coast.

In all, 45 awards and grants were presented to academic and non-academic staff to carry out their research projects in specific areas.

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According to the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong, the Best Research Awards, and Research Support Grants demonstrate the University’s commitments to providing resources and support to promote excellence and ensure its relevance to society.

“Many of the research projects funded under this scheme have yielded scholarly research output in high impact journals index in Scopus. This has contributed immensely to making UCC eligible for the Times Higher Education global ranking,” he stated.

About Dr. Michael Osei Adu

Dr. Michael Osei Adu is a Crop Improvement Scientist and a Senior Lecturer at the School of Agriculture, University of Cape Coast, Ghana (UCC).

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Before joining UCC, Michael was a Duke of Edinburgh Scholar from 2009 to 2010 during his Master’s degree in Crop Improvement at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.

He also held the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for Research Excellence for his PhD in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Nottingham, UK, from 2010 to 2014.

Michael’s research focuses on the physiology of crop plants’ abiotic stress, plant nutrition, rhizosphere interactions, and mechanisms underlying resource acquisition and utilization by crops.

Dr. Michael Osei Adu
Dr Michael Osei Adu in a maize farm

He is also interested in urban agriculture and agronomic practices that enhance the availability and acquisition of resources by crops in low-input farming systems.

Michael also has interests and expertise in agricultural research synthesis. He is particularly interested in the applications of meta-analysis and systematic reviews for the impact assessment of agricultural research and food security studies.

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Michael has expertise in policy engagement and has worked on projects for Development Agencies including USAID. He currently has over 30 publications in high indexed journals, with key publications on quantifying the variations in root system architecture and root growth dynamics.

The research proposal that won him this recognition focuses on the physiology of crop plants, abiotic stress, plant nutrition, rhizosphere interactions, and mechanisms underlying resource acquisition and utilisation by crops especially in low inputs farming systems.

He is currently supervising about 6 MPhil and 5 PhD students at the university.

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Other awards won include the following:

No Awards Awarding Institution Year
1 Best College Researcher Award, College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences University of Cape Coast 2018
2 Emerging Researcher Award University of Cape Coast 2016
3 Distinction, MSc Crop Improvement University of Nottingham 2009
4 Overall Best Student, MSc Crop Improvement University of Nottingham 2009
5 Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award University of Nottingham 2009
6 Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship University of Nottingham 2009
7 First Class Honours, BSc Agriculture University of Cape Coast 2005

Dr. Adu was presented with cash, plaque, and a certificate of recognition and he also gave a presentation of his research project at the function.

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