Dr. Michael Osae is a Principal Research Scientist and Director of the Biotechnology and Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute (BNARI) of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC).
He is a Pest Management and Sustainable Agriculture expert with vast experience in developing novel management strategies against key insect pests of economic importance.
Michael obtained a BSc. in Zoology and MPhil in Entomology from the University of Ghana in 1999 and 2002 respectively and finished up his Ph.D. in Nuclear Agriculture at the Graduate School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences, University of Ghana in 2014.
He has been employed with GAEC since 2003 where his research over the years focused on the development and implementation of integrated pest management systems involving biorational strategies such as the sterile insect technique, bait systems, and biopesticides.
Dr. Osae is very proactive in finding sustainable solutions to emerging pest problems in Ghana. He has played a significant role in national efforts to fight the oriental fruit fly and the recently introduced fall armyworm. He has also served as the National Counterpart on several International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Technical Cooperation Projects in Ghana and has collaborated with several multidisciplinary research teams at the national, regional, and international levels.
Dr. Osae serves on several national committees including The National Biodiversity Steering Committee, the National Varietal Release and Registration Committee, the National Seed Council, the National Fruit Fly Committee (NFFC), the National Fall Armyworm Taskforce and the Malaria Vector Control Oversight Committee (MaVCOC) of the the the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP).
He is the President of the Ghana Science Association, the immediate past President of the Entomological Society of Ghana, and a Founding member of the Plant Protection Society of Ghana. Dr. Osae has distinguished himself as an excellent project leader who has steered the activities of several teams to implement result-oriented sustainable technologies in agriculture, public health, and the environment.
He has over thirty scientific papers to his credit.