Dr. Amoah Kwaku

    Personal Information

    Full name: Amoah Kwaku

    Title: Dr., lecturer and researcher

    Nationality: Ghanaian

    Major: College of Fisheries, Department of Aquatic Animal Medicine, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Aquatic Animals Disease Control and Healthy Culture

    E-mail: amoahk2010@yahoo.com/ amo@stu.gdou.edu.cn

    ORCID ID: 0000-0001-8986-4451

    Office details: Room 313, College of Fisheries Building, Guangdong Ocean University, Haida No. 1, Mazhang District, Zhanjiang City, Guangdong, China


    2019-2022, Guangdong Ocean University, P.R. China, Ph.D. in Aquaculture

    2016-2019, Guangdong Ocean University, P.R. China, Msc. in Aquaculture

    2011-2015, University for Development Studies, Ghana, BSc. in Renewable Natural Resources (Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management - Major)

    Honours & Awards

    June 2022, Guangdong Ocean University, Distinguished Ph.D. graduate During in the University

    June 2019, Guangdong Ocean University, Distinguished International MSc. graudate during the Master’s study in the University from 2016 to 2019

    Dec. 2018, Guangdong Provincial Government, Outstanding international students to receive a financial scholarship award named “2018 Guangdong Provincial Outstanding International Students Scholarship”

    Leadership Profile

    2014-2015, Vice President, Renewable Natural Resources Students Association (RENARSA) University for Development Studies

    2014-2015, Vice President, Ghana National Association of Adventist Students (GNAAS) – University for Development Studies

    2012-2013, Executive Member, Student Representative Council Member (SRC) – University for Development


    In collaboration with other Professors, I have previously participated in projects including the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 31972808) project at the National level and the Science and Technology Bureau of Zhanjiang (Grant No. 2020A03010) project and the city level of which all were completed in June of 2022.

    Currently, Dr. Amoah is researching on how to contribute to the advancement of probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota in the University for Animal Health applications.


    1. Ph.D.thesis (research-based)

    Study on the Differential Mechanism of Intestinal Mucosal Barrier Damage in Epinephelus fuscoguttatus ♀×E. lanceolatus♂ caused by Castor meal: Exploring the Preventive and Restorative Effects of Host-gut derived Bacillus subtilis GPSAK9 in alleviating such damages. (Supervisor: Prof. Dong Xiaohui – Guangdong Ocean University)

    2. MSc. thesis (research-based)

    Effects of Different Potential Probiotics on Growth, Immunity and Disease Resistance of Litopenaeus vannamei and Sillago sihama (Supervisor: Prof. Dong Xiaohui -Guangdong Ocean University).

    3. BSc. thesis(research-based)

    Comparative Study on the Hatchability and Survival Rates of Crosses between Wild and Farmed Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) Larvae Produced: Using Catfish Pituitary Extract Hormone. (Supervisor: Dr. Akwasi Ampofo-Yeboah – University for Development Studies)

    Working Experience

    He is working at GDOU from 2022 to date.

    Course (s) Teaching:

    1. Aquatic Animal Nutrition (Course ID: 101005), 2022

    2. Academic Ethics and Essay Writing (Course ID: 3-1019), 2022

    Publications (Title, Journal, Page number, and Doi)

    1. Amoah, K., Dong, X., Tan, B., Zhang, S., Chi, S., Yang, Q., Liu, H., Yan, X., Yang, Y., Zhang, H., 2022. Ultra-Performance Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry-Based untargeted metabolomics reveals the key potential biomarkers for castor meal-induced enteritis in juvenile hybrid grouper (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus♀ × E. lanceolatus♂). Frontiers in Nutrition Journal. 9. 847425. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2022.847425

    2. Amoah, K., Dong, X., Tan, B., Zhang, S., Chi, S., Yang, Q., Liu, H., Yan, X., Yang, Y., Zhang, H., 2022. Substituting fish meal with castor meal in diets of hybrid grouper (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus♀ × E. lanceolatus♂): Effects on growth performance, immune response, antioxidant and digestive enzyme activities, gut morphology, and inflammatory-related gene expression. Fish and Shellfish Immunology Journal. 131:181-195. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsi.2022.10.003

    3. Amoah K, Dong X, Tan B, et al., 2021. In vitro Assessment of the Safety and Potential Probiotic Characteristics of Three Bacillus Strains Isolated from the Intestine of Hybrid Grouper (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus♀ × Epinephelus lanceolatus♂). Frontiers in Veterinary Sciene Journal; 8. 2021. DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2021.675962

    4. Amoah K, Dong X, Tan B, et al., 2021. Effects of three probiotic strains (Bacilluscoagulans, B. licheniformis and Paenibacilluspolymyxa) on growth, immune response, gut morphology and microbiota, and resistance against Vibrioharveyi of northern whitings, Sillagosihama Forsskál (1775). Animal Feed Science Technology Journal; 277: 114958. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2021.114958

    5. Amoah K, Liu H, Dong X, et al., 2021. Effects of varying dietary black garlic supplementation on the growth, immune response, digestive and antioxidant activities, intestinal microbiota of Litopenaeusvannamei and its resistance to Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection. Aquaculture Nutrition Journal; 27: 1699–1720. DOI: 10.1111/anu.13308

    6. Amoah K, Dong X, Tan B, et al., 2020. Administration of probiotic Bacillus licheniformis induces growth, immune and antioxidant enzyme activities, gut microbiota assembly and resistance to Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Litopenaeus vannamei. Aquaculture Nutrition Journal; 26: 1604–1622. DOI: 10.1111/anu.13106

    7. Amoah K, Huang Q, Dong X, et al., 2020. Paenibacillus polymyxa improves the growth, immune and antioxidant activity, intestinal health, and disease resistance in Litopenaeus vannamei challenged with Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Aquaculture Journal; 518: 734563. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2019.734563

    8. Amoah K, Adu-Asiamah P, Dong X, et al., 2020. A comparative study on the hatchability and survival rate of African catfish, Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822), induced with catfish’s pituitary gland hormone from farmed and wild sources. Aquaculture International Journal. DOI: 10.1007/s10499-020-00591-4

    9. Amoah K, Huang QC, Tan BP, et al. 2019. Dietary supplementation of probiotic Bacillus coagulans ATCC 7050, improves the growth performance, intestinal morphology, microflora, immune response, and disease confrontation of Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. Fish and Shellfish Immunology Journal. 87: 796–808. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsi.2019.02.029

    10. Anokyewaa MA, Amoah K, Li Y, et al. 2021. Prevalence of virulence genes and antibiotic susceptibility of Bacillus used in commercial aquaculture probiotics in China. Aquaculture Reports; 21: 100784. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aqrep.2021.100784

    11. Nawaz AH, Amoah K, Leng QY, et al., 2021. Poultry Response to Heat Stress: Its Physiological, Metabolic, and Genetic Implications on Meat Production and Quality Including Strategies to Improve Broiler Production in a Warming World. Frontiers in Veterinary Sciene Journal; 8. DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2021.699081

    12. Adu-Asiamah P, Zhang Y, Amoah K, et al., 2021. Evaluation of physiological and molecular responses to acute heat stress in two chicken breeds. Animal Journal. 15: 100106.    DOI: 10.1016/j.animal.2020.100106

    13. Nawaz AH, Zheng JH, Zhang WL, Jian, W.F., Hai, J.Z., Amoah, K., Zhang, L. 2021. Breast muscle myopathies in broiler: mechanism, status and their impact on meat quality. Annals of Animal Science Journal. DOI: 10.2478/aoas-2021-0076

    14. Huang QC, Amoah K., Du T, et al. 2018. Dietary vitamin A requirement of Sillago sihama Forskál. Aquaculture Research Journal. 49: 2587–2596. DOI: 10.1111/are.13725

    15. Huang Q-C, Wang E-L, Amoah K., et al. 2018. Iron bioavailability of different sources in juvenile grouper Epinephelus coioides. Aquaculture Research Journal. 49: 2799–2807. DOI: 10.1111/are.13742



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