Program

--Opening (12th Sep)--

Moderator Dr. Godfred Darko (Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

10:00-10:10 Opening Remarks
  • Prof. R.K. Nkum (Provost of the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

  • --Oral Sessions (12th Sep)—

    Morning Oral Session (10:20-12:10)

  • 10:20-11:15  Symposium Lecture
  • O-1 Pesticides and toxicology education in Africa: status Quo and proposed programs
  • Bashir N.H.H (University of Gezira, Sudan)

  • 11:15-11:45
  • O-2 Protective effect of Basella alba L. (Basellaceae) and Carpolobia alba G. Don. (Polygalaceae) extracts against maneb-induced male infertility
  • Faustin Pascal TSAGUE MANFO (University of Buea, Cameroon)

  • 11:45-12:10
  • O-3 Some chemical additives in canned meat
  • Alaa Eldin Morshdy (Zagazig University, Egypt)
  • 12:10-14:00 Lunch & Poster Discussion Time

  • Afternoon Oral Session (14:00-17:15)

  • 14:00-14:30
  • O-4 Distribution and fate of organochlorine pesticides in surface water, sediment and fish from selected rivers in Edo State, Nigeria
  • Ezemonye Lawrence (University of Benin, Nigeria)

  • 14:30-15:00
  • O-5 An assessment of pesticide and heavy metal residues in inland fish farming in Machakos and Kiambu counties, Kenya
  • Isaac M. Omwenga (University of Nairobi, Kenya)

  • 15:00-15:30
  • O-6 Levels and patterns of organochlorine pesticides and their degradation products in rainwater in Coast region, Tanzania
  • John Andrew Marco Mahugija (University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

  • 15:30-15:45 Coffee / Tea Break

  • 15:45-16:15
  • O-7 Acid tolerance of four frog species from the Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • Wynand Vlok (BioAssets, South Africa)

  • 16:15-16:45
  • O-8 Toxic and essential elements accumulation in tissues of the clam Galatea paradoxa and sediments from the Volta Estuary, Ghana
  • Edward Ebow Kwaansa-Ansah (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

  • 16:45-17:15
  • O-9 Characterization and interspecies diversity of xenobiotic metabolism: a study of phase-II conjugation reactions
  • Aksorn Saengtienchai (Hokkaido University, Japan)

  • --Oral Sessions (13th Sep)—


    Morning Oral Session (9:20-12:10)

  • 9:20-10:15  Symposium Lecture
  • O-1 Assessment of health risk of pesticide residues in selected vegetables from Kumasi Central Market
  • Osei Akoto (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

  • 10:15-10:35
  • O-2 Seasonal variation of antibiotic residues in some slaughtered animals at Dakahlia province slaughterhouses – Egypt
  • Elsaid A. Eldaly (Zagazig University, Egypt)

  • 10:35-10:50 Coffee Break

  • 10:50-11:20
  • O-3 OCPs in fish species from Lake Ziway, Ethiopia: Association with trophic level and human health risk assessment
  • Yared B. Yohannes (Hokkaido University, Japan / Ethiopia)

    11:20-11:50
  • O-4 Assessment of heavy metals into rivers of Katanga, DR Congo
  • John Ngoy Kalenga (Hokkaido University, Japan / DR Congo)

    11:50-14:00 Lunch & Poster Discussion Time


  • Afternoon Oral Session (14:00-16:00)

  • 14:00-14:30
  • O-5 Metal accumulation in the Tigerfish, Hydrocynus vittatus, in the Phongolo River Floodplain, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
  • JHJ van Vuren (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

    14:30-15:00
  • O-6 Lead and cadmium pollution in soil and edible tissues of cattle and chickens from a lead-zinc mine in Kabwe, Zambia
  • Shouta M.M. Nakayama (Hokkaido University, Japan)

    15:00-15:30
  • O-7 Lead poisoning in children from townships in the vicinity of a lead-zinc mine in Kabwe, Zambia
  • John Yabe (The University of Zambia, Zambia)

    15:30-15:45 Comment on the symposium
  • Dr. Osei Akoto (Symposium coordinator, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

  • 15:45-16:00 Introduction of the next Symposium

  • --Closing--

    16:00-16:15
  • Closing Remarks
  • Dr. Mitsuyoshi Takiguchi, Dr. Mayumi Ishizuka (Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Japan)

  • Poster Session (12:20-14:00)

    Core time

    Even number: 12th September / Odd number: 13th September


    P-1 Assessment of mycotoxin exposure in rural community residents in northern Nigeria by a multi-biomarker approach Chibundu N. Ezekiel (Babcock University, Nigeria)

    P-2 Distribution of tributyltin and its derivatives in water and sediment of old and new Warri Harbours, Delta State, Nigeria Ogbomida T Emmanuel (University of Benin, Nigeria)

    P-3 Effects of multiple contaminants on caged fish (Oreochromis niloticus): biomarkers of stress along a pollution gradient in Ossiomo River, Nigeria Tongo Isioma (University of Benin, Nigeria)

    P-4 Exposure of market gardeners during pesticide application in the western highlands of Cameroon D. N. Tarla (University of Dschang, Cameroon)

    P-5 Distribution and phytochemistry of toxic plants in Gezira, Sudan Eisa O. Ali (University of Gezira, Sudan)

    P-6 The characteristics and mechanism of pyrene metabolism in freshwater turtles and the suggested genetic background Balazs Oroszlany (Hokkaido University, Japan)

    P-7 Distribution of toxic metals in organs of free range chicken, goat and sheep near gold mines in Tarkwa, Ghana Nesta Borty-Sam (Hokkaido University, Japan)

    P-8 Accumulation of metals and metalloid in organs of rats, sheep and goats from Dunkwa-on-Offin, Ghana Jemima Marfo (Hokkaido University)

    P-9 Landfill leachate induced cytogenotoxicity and brain damage in rats Chibuisi G. Alimba (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)

    P-10 Radionuclide pollution associated with gold mining in the Ankobra basin within the Prestea Huni –valley district of Ghana Akwasi Acheampong (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

    P-11 Studies of persistent organic and inorganic pollutants in water and fish samples around irrigation sites and it’s environs in north eastern part of Nigeria Babayo. A, U (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

    P-12 Hydroquinone in beauty products (hair conditioners) Crystal Funmilayo Ade (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

    P-13 Dietary exposure assessment methodologies for residues of veterinary drugs Dapaah Sylvester S (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

    P-14 Sorption of inorganic mercury on soils from Ankobra basin in the south - western part of Ghana D. Azanu (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

    P-15 Determination of trace metal content in sources of drinking water from the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis Derrick Intarrnah (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

    P-16 Radionuclides in water samples in Kumasi, Ghana Francis Atta-Agyeman (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

    P-17 Health risk assessment of pesticide residues in maize and cowpea from Ejura, Ghana Henry Andoh (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

    P-18 Antioxidant and antimicrobial capacity of extracts from calyx fruits of Hibiscus Sabdariffa Linn John Kenneth Mensah (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

    P-19 Perceptions of Ghanaians on the prevalence of herbal medicinal use John Kenneth Mensah (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

    P-20 Levels of Cd, Pb and Zn in soils and vegetables from selected abandoned refuse dump sites within Kumasi Metropolis Johannes A.M. Awudza (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

    P-21 Determination of toxic metals in meat from the Kumasi Central Abattoir Jonathan Kweku Ansah (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

    P-22 Veterinary drug residues in chicken eggs, kidney, liver and muscle samples Judith Odei (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

    P-23 Hazardous metals concentrations in traditionally used unregistered herbal drugs sold at six selected Suburbs of Kumasi, Ashanti Region of Ghana Kofi Sarpong (University of Education, Winneba, Ghana)

    P-24 Assessment of water quality of River Oda and its tributaries in Kumasi, Ghana N. K. Asare-Donkor (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

    P-25 Physicochemical properties of ground and sachet water in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana Nathaniel Owusu Boadi (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

    P-26 Changes in water quality from source to point-of-use: a case study of Owabi Headworks Gyamfi Opoku (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

    P-27 Investigation into the levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in some smoked meat in Ghana Selina Ama Saah (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

    P-28 Free cyanide concentrations and other quality parameters of different water sources in the Asutifi North District of the Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana Vera Antwi Akowuah (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

    P-29 Anions concentrations in sausage and their health effects Vincent Ntim Addo (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

    P-30 Sorption of copper and cadmium onto clay and alumina; effect of humic acids, ionic strength and pH Elvis Baidoo (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

    P-31 Study of strategies to reduce the level of mycotoxins, heavy metals and pesticides in poultry feed from Cameroon: Case of Center Region P.F Moundipa (University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon)

    P-32 Sub-clinical Mastitis (SCM) in dairy cattle in selected sub-counties of Kiboga district (Uganda): Prevalence, Causes and Sensitivity of Staphylococcus aureus to common antibacterial drugs Keneth Iceland Kasozi (Makerere University, Uganda)

    P-33 Electrospun nanofibers sorbents for Pre-concentration of pp -1,1-dichloro-2,2 bis-(4-chlorophenyl) ethylene with subsequent desorption by pressurised hot water extraction David Adeyemi (University of Lagos. Nigeria)

    P-34 Protective effects of carotenoids and retinoids on benzo[a]pyrene induced mutagenicity and oxidative stress in HepG2 cell lines Wageh Sobhy Darwish (Zagazig University, Egypt/Hokkaido University, Japan)