Aidoo, Kofi

Professor Kofi Aidoo

Professor of Food Science
Professor Aidoo holds an honours degree in Biochemistry, an MSc in Fermentation from the University of Science & Technology, Ghana, and a PhD (Applied Microbiology) from the University of Strathclyde. Currently Professor of Food Safety and Food Microbiology in the department, Programme Leader for the MSc Food Bioscience, GCU, and the MSc Food Bioscience (Fergusson College, Pune) Kofi is also a researcher in food safety with special interest in fungal secondary metabolites in foods and feeds. He is in charge of the commercial food testing facility (UKAS laboratory) in the department.

Kofi has been supporting small and medium sized enterprises(SMEs) with advice on nutrition and dietetics, shelf-life testing and food safety and hygiene at Food Clinics held through the Kit-Out the Park project (Knowledge, Innovation & Technology Out of University into Tourism), which is jointly operated by Glasgow Caledonian University and Scottish Enterprise. The project is funded by the Scottish Government’s Expertise, Knowledge and Innovation Transfer Fund (SEEKIT) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). In 2007, he was appointed to the roster of experts for the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives, Contaminants and Natural Toxicant of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and the World Health Organization.