University of Ghana, Legon

Rev. Dr. Richard Osei-Amponsah is an Animal Geneticist and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Animal Science, School of Agriculture, College of Basic and Applied Sciences of the University of Ghana, Legon. His research focus is on utilization of quantitative and molecular genetics as tools for the sustainable management and conservation of Animal Genetic Resources. His current study is on identification of genes for heat tolerance, production and resilience in livestock for climate change adaptation. He is a member of African Technology and Innovations Incubators Advisory Committee (ATIIAC) of the African Union Inter-African Bureau of Genetic Resources (AU-IBAR), Taxonomy Advisory Group (TAG) of AU-IBAR, Executive Committee of the All African Society of Animal Production (AASAP) and the President of the Ghana Society of Animal Production (GSAP). He has attended and actively participated in over 40 conferences and workshops on Animal Genetic Resource Management. Richard has 28 published papers in international peer reviewed journals and about 30 conference proceedings. He has won many awards including the University of Ghana Postgraduate Fellowship; the Cambridge-Africa Partnership for Research Excellence (CAPREx) Postdoctoral Fellowship; the University of Ghana Research Fund Award as well as the prestigious Australia Awards Africa Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Richard has consulted on Animal Genetic Resources management for the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Trypanotolerance Centre (ITC) in the Gambia and the African Union’s Inter-Bureau for Animal Resources (AUIBAR). He is minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. He is married to Charity and they have been blessed with 3 children – Florence, Samuel and Angelica.