Dr Samuel Armoo

Samuel Armoo is a Research Scientist at the Biomedical and Public Health Research Unit of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – Water Research Institute. He obtained his BSc degree in Zoology  at the University of Ghana in 2004, and an MPhil degree in Public Health in 2009, also at the University of Ghana. In 2017, he obtained his PhD degree in Genetics from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

His current research interests are on the operational research of schistosomiasis and other Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). He is also passionate about and contributes to research and knowledge transfer in the areas of population genetics and molecular epidemiology of Onchocerca volvulus and other causative agents of NTDs. Samuel has published on the population genetics, as well as molecular diagnostics of O. volvulus.

He is a member of the Ghana Science Association, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and the Public Health Association of Australia.

Samuel works on the COUNTDOWN project with the CSIR team on the parasitology and diagnostics elements of the research in Ghana.