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Dr Gloria Naa Dzama Addico

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Degrees
PhD, Biological Science (Ecotoxicity of Cyanobacteria), University of Hull, United Kingdom
Post-Graduate Certificate in Research Methods, University of Hull, United Kingdom
Post-Graduate Certificate in Limnology, Austria
MPhil, Biological Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana 
BSc, Natural Resources Management (Watershed Management and Fisheries Option), University of Hull, United Kingdom

Awards and Recognition
Presidential Citation (Ghana) for PhD Research Work – 2005


Research Interests
Seaweeds and Cyanotoxins

 

Profile
Limnologist- Environmental Biology and Health Division
CSIR – Water Research Institute

Dr Gloria Naa Dzama Addico is a Senior Research Scientist of the Hydrobotany Unit of the Environmental Biology and Health Division of the CSIR- Water Research Institute. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Resources Management (Watershed Management and Fisheries Option) and Master of Philosophy Degree in Biological Science both at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Techno logy, Kumasi, Ghana in 1989 and 2000 respectively.

She then continued to pursue her Doctoral studies at the University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom at the Department of Biology, Ecotoxicology Laboratory which she completed in 2008. She was assigned the position of a Visiting Scientist from 2008-2010 and later became a Visiting Academic at The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom for six months from April to September, 2011.

Dr Addico was awarded a Ghana National Citation for her pioneering research work in Cyanotoxins as part of her PhD. Her research interests are currently focused on developing rapid diagnostics determination of cyanotoxins and seaweed cultivation technologies and bio-products.

Current Research

Drinking Water Production and Cyanotoxin
Identification and Characterization of Cyanotoxin
Seaweed Toxicology and Nutritional Characterization
Cultivation of Seaweed

Recent Publications
Books
Ntiamoah-Baidu, Y., Amposah, B.Y. and Ofosu, E.A. (eds). Dams, Development and Downstream Communities: Implications for Re-optimizing the Operations of the Akosumbo and Kpong Dams in Ghana. Digibooks Gh. Ltd., Tema, Ghana, pp 97-116.
Addico G.N.D (2013). Toxic Cyanobacteria, cyanotoxins and drinking water production in Ghana. Book (inprint) ISBN No: 978-3-639-51642-5. Scholars' Press Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany.

Journals
Gloria Naa Dzama Addico1* Jorg D. Hardege,2 Ji?i Kohoutek,3 K.A.A. deGraft-Johnson,1 Pavel Babica3,4 (2017). Cyanobacteria and microcystin contamination in untreated and treated drinking water in Ghana. Advances in Oceanography and Limnology, 2017; 8(1): 92-106 A
Amu-Mmensah, M.A., Amu Mensah, F.A., Akrong, M.A., Humphrey, Addico, G. D. (2017). Significance of Lake Bosumtwe as a freshwater Resource in Ghana: Communities Perception. International Journal of Development and Sustainability, 6 (10): 1305-1318.
Addico G.N.D, Lawton L, Edwards C. Hepatotoxic-microcystins in two Drinking Water Reservoirs in the Central Region of Ghana (2017). Toxicol Forensic Med Open J. 2(1): 1-11. doi: 10.17140/TFMOJ-2-11.

Marcel Tutor Ale 1,*, Kristian Barrett 1, Gloria Naa Dzama Addico 2, Nanna Rhein-Knudsen 1, Amoako Atta deGraft-Johnson 2 and Anne S. Meyer 1 (2016). DNA-Based Identification and Chemical Characteristics of Hypnea musciformis from Coastal Sites in Ghana. Diversity, 8, 1 -1.
Gloria Naa Dzama Addico* and Kweku Amoako Atta deGraft-Johnson (2016). Preliminary Investigation into the Chemical Composition of the Invasive Brown Seaweed Sargassum along the West Coast of Ghana. African Journal of Biotechnology, 15 (39), 2184-2191.

Addico, N.D.G., Hardege, J.D., Babica, P., Kohoutek, J., deGraft-Johnson, K.A.A. (2010). Microcystin-RR like toxin identified in the cyanobacterium Anabaena flos-aquae strain CCAP 1403/13B culture. West African Journal of Applied Ecology, 19, 9-16.

Addico, N.D.G., Hardege, J.D., Babica, P., Kohoutek, J., deGraft-Johnson, K.A.A. (2010). Levels of demethylated microcystin-RR ([D-Asp3] MCYST-RR) and five other putative microcystins identified in a culture of Planktothrix sp. strain CCAP 1460/13. West African Journal of Applied Ecology, 17, 37-53.

Addico, G., Hardege, J.D., Komarek, J., deGraft-Johnson, K.A.A (2009). Cyanobacterial diversity and biomass in relation to nutrient regime of four freshwater reservoirs sourced for the production of drinking water in Ghana. Algological Studies, Stuttgart, Germany, 130, 101-127.