Professor Marcel Tunkumgnen Bayor is the current Director of the Institute of Traditional and Alternative Medicine (ITAM) in the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho. He is an Associate Professor in Pharmaceutics and on Sabbatical Leave from KNUST, where he was the Head of the Department of Pharmaceutics and Chairman of the Quality Assurance Sub-committee of the College of Health Sciences.
Prof. M. T. Bayor studied in KNUST; Kings College, University of London, UK; University of Bradford, UK; and University of Michigan, USA; where he obtained his BPharm; MSc; PhD and Post-Doc Certificates, respectively. He has several national and international affiliations and collaborations, and a vast experience in University Systems and Management. Prof Bayor is a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (FPSGH) and a member of its Standing Executive Committee (SEC); as well as its Finance and Disciplinary Committees. He is also a Fellow of the Ghana College of Pharmacists (FGCPharm). Prof Bayor serves in Committees of the Pharmacy Council, Ghana; and is also a member of the Technical Advisory Committee on Safety of Medicines of the FDA, Ghana.
Prof Bayor has over 25years of experience in teaching, moderation and examination of various courses and theses in Pharmaceutics, in Pharmacy and Allied Schools. He has also supervised numerous PharmD (23); B.Pharm (50); BSc. Herbal Medicine (15); HND (35) students’ projects and dissertations, as well as MSc/MPhil (16) and PhD (6), research.
Science /Research output
His research interest is in the scientific investigations into plant medicines with anticancer, antimalarial and or antimicrobial activity, and the development of formulations of these plants, their extracts or fractions therein, into suitable standard pharmaceutical dosage forms for enhanced efficacy and compliance; as well as collaborative interdisciplinary research into public health concerns and challenges associated with cancer, malaria and microbial infections. He has over 40 scientific publications to his credit.