Bismarck Kyei Amaniampong
Bismarck grew up in the capital city of Ghana, Accra. He had the opportunity to work with the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) after his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Ghana (2017). At WACCBIP, Bis worked on isolating bioactive compounds from fungal sources under the auspices of Dr Patrick Kobina Arthur. He started his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and joined the Draths group in 2019.
Bis is currently developing a novel in vivo pathway in Escherichia coli to convert methane and carbon dioxide to lactic acid and succinic acid. This project aims to shift focus from using cellulose-derived glucose as starting material to the more abundant greenhouse gases.
Outside the lab, he enjoys playing soccer and video games, watching sci-fi movies and dramas, listening to acoustic RnB music, sound engineering, and photography. He is also multilingual.