Prof. Eric Sampane-Donkor

An exhibition of Prof. Eric S. Donkor at UG Library.

Ahead of Thursday’s Inaugural Lecture by Prof. Eric Sampane-Donkor, an exhibition of his scholarly works has been opened at the University of Ghana Balme Library.



Professor Eric Sampane-Donkor is a Professor of Bacteriology and Global Health in the Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Ghana Medical School, College of Health Sciences.

Undoubtedly, He holds a Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, and a Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of Iceland, Reykjavik.

Prof. Eric Sampane-Donkor

He undertook postdoctoral studies in Microbial Genomics at the  University of Cambridge, UK.

His other academic qualifications include:

  • MSc Structural Molecular Biology from Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.
  • MPhil Animal Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Ghana, Legon.
  • MBA Management from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Infectious and Tropical Diseases from the London School of Hygiene.
  • Tropical Medicine, UK,
  • A BSc (Hons) degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ghana, Legon

Professor Eric Sampane-Donkor fellowships with the Deeper Life Campus Fellowship. He is married to Gloria Sampane-Donkor and they have four daughters: Richelle, Micheline, Shirle,y, and Johanna.

Moreover, In recognition of his high achievements, contribution to science in Ghana, and excellent academic scholarship.

Professor Sampane-Donkor was elected to a fellowship at the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2021. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science in the UK.

Inaugural lecture

In this lecture, Professor Eric Sampane-Donkor will provide an in-depth review of pneumococcus, delivering insights into the biology and pathogenicity of the organism.

Prof. Eric Sampane-Donkor

In addition, He will discuss pneumococcal interventions and the evolutionary responses of the organism to these interventions.

In particular, the lecture will highlight important contributions that his research group at the Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Ghana Medical School, has made to this exciting and important field of infectious disease research in the past two decades.