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Rexford Mawunyo Dumevi

PhD student

Institute of Hygiene
Microbial Genome Plasticity
Mendelstr. 7
48149 Münster

Telephone: +49 (0) 251 980 2893
Email: rexfordmawunyo.dumevi@ukmuenster.de

Research project: collaborational project between A3 and A2
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Dobrindt, Prof. Dr. Alexander Mellmann

  • Curriculum vitae


    • Since 2020:
      PhD studies in the Microbial Genome Plasticity Group, Institute of Hygiene, University Hospital Münster, Germany
    • 2017 - 2020:
      MSc Medical Life Sciences, University of Kiel, Germany
      Thesis: Evolutionary analysis of Mycobacterium leprae strains from Europe, Asia and South America using ancient DNA and Next Generation Sequencing techniques
    • 2010 - 2014:
      BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana
      Thesis: Assessing microbial pathogens in KNUST academic and residential facilities using PCR and microbiological culture techniques

    Work experience

    • 2019
      Internship with The Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research Group, Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR), Kumasi, Ghana
    • 2018 - 2020
      Student assistant, Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology, Ancient DNA Laboratory, University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany
    • 2017 - 2018:
      Student assistant, Department of Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiovascular Genetics, University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany
    • 2015 - 2017:
      Biomedical Scientist, Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR), Kumasi, Ghana

  • Research interests

    • Infectious disease research
    • Bacterial genome plasticity
    • Evolutionary biology
    • Computational biology analysis/Next Generation Sequencing
  • Publications

    • Sylverken AA, Kwarteng A, Twumasi-Ankrah S, Owusu M, Arthur RA, Dumevi RM, et al. (2021) The burden of drug resistance tuberculosis in Ghana; results of the First National Survey. PLoS ONE 16(6): e0252819. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0252819
    • Jallow EAA, Jarju OM, Mendy B, Dumevi R, Cham K (2020) The Trend of Aflatoxin Contamination Levels in Groundnuts from 2008-2018 in The Gambia. London Journal of Research in Science: Natural and Formal 19.
    • Sylverken AA, Owusu-Dabo E, Kwarteng A, Twumasi-Ankrah S, Owusu M, Adu-Amoah L, Dumevi RM, Arthur RA, Addofoh N, Dzata F, Bonsu F (2019) Use of social media ina national Tuberculosis Drug Resistance Survey: lessons from the first anti-tuberculosis drug resistance survey in Ghana. AAS Open Research 2:4. doi: 10.12688/aasopenres.12920.2
    • Jallow EAA, Twumasi P, Mills-Robertson FC, Dumevi R (2018) Assessment of aflatoxin-producing fungi strains and contamination levels of aflatoxin B1 in groundnut, maize, beans and rice. Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Technology 4:71-79.
    • Okoro R, Dumevi RM, Twumasi P, Tandoh MA, Borbi MA, Ajoke AR, Owusu-Tenkorang E (2016) Assessement of the levels of cadmium and lead in soil and vegetable samples from selected dumpsites in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana. African Journal of Agricultural Research 11:1608-1616. doi: 10.5897/AJAR2016.10907