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Lydia Mosi

Senior Lecturer
Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
University of Ghana


Lydia Mosi is currently working as a Senior Lecturer in Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Ghana.

Research Interest

My research interest is with Buruli ulcer, a necrotizing skin ulcerative disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans. I am interested in investigating the existing gaps in transmission by exploiting multidisciplinary approaches that will aid in identifying the niche of the bacterium in the natural environment; using in silico genomics and functional laboratory studies to provide insight into the environmental niche of M. ulcerans and other environmental mycobacteria; and the development of rapid diagnostic and intervention strategies for Buruli ulcer disease.


  • Mosi L., Mutoji N., Basile F. A. , Donnell R., Jackson K. L., Spangenberg T., Kishi Y., Ennis D., and Small P. L.C. 2012 Experimental infection of Medaka (Oryzias latipes) with Mycobacterium ulcerans: A model for transmission, pathogeneses and toxicity to fish. Microb. and infect.; 14(9):719-29.

  • Williamson H.R., Aqqad M., Donnell R., Mosi L., and Small P.L.C. 2014 Laboratory Studies on the ability of Mycobacterium ulcerans to infect through open wounds. PLoS Negl Trop Dis.; 8(4):e2770

  • Narh C. A. , Mosi L., Quaye C., Tay S.C.K, Bonfoh B., de Souza D. K.. 2014. Genotyping tools for Mycobacterium ulcerans- drawbacks and future prospect. Mycobact Dis; 4(2):1000149.

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