University of Cape Coast

Dr. Robert Peter Biney trained as a pharmacist and went on to do a PhD in Pharmacology specialising in neuropharmacology of biomolecules from natural products. He is a recipient of the Society for Medicinal Plants and Natural Products Research (GA) Young Researcher Award and the Novartis Next Generation Scientist Fellowship in early drug discovery where he worked to identify potential targets to modulate the inflammasome complex as means of controlling inflammation and neurodegeneration. His current research involves identifying novel therapeutic agents from natural products for the management of neurological disorders: depression, anxiety, epilepsy, neuropathic pain and psychosis and understanding the neural mechanisms behind these agents. He is also involved in projects to identify neurotoxic effects of mining and other environmental chemicals, and their contribution to the development of neurological disorders after long term exposure to sub toxic amounts. Dr. Biney is a member of Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA) and the International Society of Neurochemistry (ISN) and the founding General Secretary of Ghana Neuroscience Society. He is actively involved in advancing neuroscience study and research in Ghana