Research Fellows

Sylvester A. Obeng-Darko

PhD student - UWA

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Project: Exploring the relationship between Leptospermum nectar and DHA production

Sylvester A Obeng-Darko is a PhD researcher at the University of Western Australia, Perth (UWA), originally from Ghana, West Africa.

My research at UWA is on Leptospermum spp nectar quality. Before moving to UWA, I had studied for MS (Research) Biological Sciences at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, researching on Leptospermum scoparium floral nectar genetics, anatomy and physiology out of a scholarship I won from the New Zealand government. Until moving to Perth and Hamilton I had worked as a research technologist with the Oil Palm Research Institute-Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (OPRI-CSIR), Ghana for more than 10 years basically at the molecular side of coconut and oil palms. I had my first degree in Molecular biology and biotechnology from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Having worked for a while with OPRI-CSIR, I moved to study for MSc (Biotechnology) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. I have publications on coconut lethal yellowing like disease diagnostics and in Leptospermum scoparium floral anatomy and nectar genetics dynamics. When not working, I like listening to people, playing football and like to travel. I also have a passion for real estate development.

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