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Dr. Mrs. Charlotte Oduro-Yeboah

Dr. Mrs. Charlotte Oduro-Yeboah

Senior Research Scientist/Food Technologist

Specialities

Food Product Development and Enhancement, Root and Tubers, Fruits and Vegetables, Cereals

Contact Info

0302-519091-5

adwoaadom3@gmail.com

Available Hours

  • Monday 2 PM
  • Thursday 2 PM

About The Scientist

I am a forty-eight (48 years) Senior Research Scientist married to Rev. Joseph Oduro-Yeboah and blessed with three children. I pursued my doctoral degree in food science at the University of Ghana/ CIRAD, Montpellier-France (2011-2015), Master of philosophy, Food Science, University of Ghana, Legon. (2002-2005) and Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, and nutrition (1992-1996). I have worked in CSIR-Food research Institute for the past twenty-one (21) years and risen from the rank of Assistant Research Grade to my current grade. I served as the head of division of Food Technology Research Division (2016-2018). I am currently the head of the food product development laboratory 1 of the Food Technology Research Division.

 

 

R & D Activities

2019
COTVET COTVET training modules on Food processing and value addition for Food processors
2018-2020
Mboss Upscaling millet grain technology for sustainable livelihood in West Africa –mboss millet sourdough Project.
2017-2022
MAG Modernizing Agriculture in Ghana (MAG) Canadian Project.
2016-2017
BIOMASS Developing biomass –based value chain of plantain and reducing postharvest losses of Plantain through value addition.
2017
Netherland Sugar-loaf Pineapple Project Possibility of air-freighting of sugar-loaf pineapples. Netherland Sugar-loaf Pineapple project.
2008-2011
MiDA Millennium development authority Technical Training service providers, accredited by the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) of the Millennium Challenge Account at the West Mamprusi District of the Northern Region- Consultancy work.
2008-2011
C:AVA Cassava Adding Value to Africa Project(C:AVA). Responsible for training of medium to large Scale processors of HQCF in Volta, Brong Ahafo regions of Ghana. Was part of the team that developed training manuals for HQCF.
2009-2010
CSIR-FRI/GTZ/MOAPP CSIR- Food Research Institute/GTZ/MOAPP Dried Fruits Shelf—Life Studies. Assisted in shelf-life studies of the dried fruits.
2006-2007
CSIR-FRI/EU Cassava SME’S project CSIR-FRI/EU Cassava SME’S project.Developed appropriate quality assurance systems for small and medium scale enterprises processing Root and tubers (cassava SME’S) to provide quality for their products. This was conducted under the CSIR-FRI/EU cassava SME’S project. Trained all the staff of selected SME’S on developed quality systems of their products and food safety management programmes on food processing to ensure safer foods.

Work Experience

2019-Present
Head of Food Product Development Lab 1 CSIR-Food Research Institute, Accra-Ghana
2016-2018
Head of Division CSIR-Food Research Institute, Accra-Ghana
2016-present
Senior Lecturer CSIR-College of Science and Technology, Accra-Ghana
2010-2011
Unit Head Roots & tubers Products Development Unit, CSIR-Food Research Institute, Accra-Ghana
2011-date
Senior Research Scientist CSIR-Food Research Institute, Accra-Ghana
2006-2011
Research Scientist CSIR-Food Research Institute, Accra-Ghana.
1997-2005
Assistant Research Scientist CSIR-Food Research Institute, Accra-Ghana

Awards & Honors

2010-2012
AWARD Fellowship African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Fellowship by CGIAR Gender & Diversity Program hosted by World Agroforestry by Centre (ICRAF), United Nations Avenue, Gigiri. P. O. Box 30677 Nairobi, 00100 Kenya.
2018
Award winner, Women in Science Mentorship program Award winner for Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research. Women in Science Mentorship program. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
2017
Project Grant Possibility of Sea-freighting of sugarloaf pineapples project.
2009-2010
Project Grant Development of protein extruded snacks from plantain and cowpea

Education & Certification

2015
PhD, Food Science University of Ghana/ CIRAD, Montpellier-France
2005
MPhil, Food Science University of Ghana, Legon
1996
BSc, Biochemistry and Nutrition University of Ghana, Legon

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