Bismarck Dinko is a Lecturer in Immunology and Parasitology with Molecular Biology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Basic and Biomedical Sciences. He is a Welcome Trust Training Fellow in Public Health and Tropical Medicine based at UHAS.
PhD, Infectious and Tropical Diseases, 2013, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UKBSc Biology, 2006, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
After research experiences with KomfoAnokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine and Family health international on Buruli ulcer, filariasis and malaria respectively, he studied for a PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London. He joined the University of Health and Allied Sciences in September 2013, where he is currently a Lecturer in Immunology and Parasitology with Molecular Biology.
Dr.Dinko’s current research work involves a number of projects focused on identifying surface antigens on transmission stages of malaria parasites for the development of transmission-blocking interventions. He is also interested in the host and parasite factors that influence development of the transmission stages in the human host and how polymorphisms in factor H influence immune evasion in malaria parasites.