Prof. Joseph Nee Lante Lamptey

Principal Research Scientist 
Phone (Mobile): +233
Phone (Office): +233

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Dr. Joseph Nee Lante Lamptey is a product of Prempeh College.  He holds a BSc.Hons (Agric), M. Phil (Plant Pathology) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Ph.D in Plant Virology from the University of Reading, United Kingdom. He was a Visiting Fellow to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria in 2003.  He has done extensive research nationally and internationally on plant pathology in Ghana, Nigeria and in United Kingdom.

His research activities include diagnosis and control of fungal and viral diseases on cereal, legume, root and tuber and tropical fruits crops.  As a contributor to several breeding programmes he is credited with the release of thirty improved varieties of several crops including cassava, yam, sweet potato, groundnut, cowpea and plantain.  He has also been involved in a lot of technology transfer as well as training of trainers programmes in Ghana.  He is currently a consultant for the Millennium Development Authority Programme (Ghana MCA compact) as a Training Service Provider.  He has several publications to his credit and is currently a part time Senior Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.  He has attended several international scientific workshops in Europe and Africa.  He is currently the Head of the Plant Pathology Section, CSIR-Crops Research Institute.

He was jointly awarded the second best presenter in the 8th Triennial Symposium of the International Society of Tropical Root crops – Africa Branch in 2001. He is married to Florence with four children, Michael, Eunice, Gertrude and Sarah.