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Pennante Naa Ayikailey Bruce-VanderpuijeCountry of origin: Ghana Currently in: Ghana, Greater Accra General field of specialization: Chemical Sciences
Degrees2019 Doctorate Chemical Sciences
Current Research Activities
Current professionCurrent professional activities type:ResearchTraining/mentoring technicians Research on POPs in vulnerable populations, environment, aquatic ecosystem, plastic wastes
Other AwardsJul 2015Schlumberger FellowshipSchlumberger Foundation Faculty for Women in Science supports women from developing countries with their PhD and postdoctoral studies. I have been a beneficiary; their financial support propelled me to complete my research studies, and to focus on issues of concern to my country- Ghana.Jul 2016Schlumberger FellowshipSep 2007Commonwealth FellowshipFeb 2020Explorer Grant: National Geographic Society, United States of AmericaProtecting marine life: Environmentally sound management of plastic wastes in Ghana The National Geographic Society is supporting an environmental education programme that focuses on educating inhabitants of coastal areas (and immediate neighbouring areas) of the importance of separation of plastic wastes from other wastes at the source point, rather than the end point.Aug 2019Research Fund: Royal Society of Chemistry, UKGrant was awarded to support research that focuses on the toxic effects of persistent organic pollutants in vulnerable population- firefighters in Ghana.Sep 2019Researcher Mobility Grant: Royal Society of Chemsitry, UKGrant was awarded to support mobility of early career researchers to pursue collaborations in the United Kingdom, and further support purchases of laboratory equipment.