Eureka Adomako is a Ghanaian botanist and academic who works as a senior lecturer at the University of Ghana’s Department of Plant and Environmental Biology. From 2001 until 2005, Adomako was the quiz mistress of the Ghana National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ).
Dr. Eureka Adomako earned a Master of Philosophy in Environment and Development from the University of Cambridge in January 1997, a Master of Philosophy in Botany from the University of Ghana in December 1999, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Science from the University of Aberdeen in December 2000.
Dr. Adomako is a three-time Commonwealth Scholar, having received the ODA Cambridge-Commonwealth Scholarship, Commonwealth Academic Staff Scholarship and Commonwealth Academic Fellowship for Post-Doctoral Studies.
Dr. Eureka Adomako was appointed as a Fellow of Volta Hall when she joined the University of Ghana’s Faculty in 2003, and she has been an active member of the Hall’s Senior Common Room since then. She has served in a variety of leadership roles, including Sports Tutor (2012-2014), President of the Senior Common Room (2011–2014), and Senior Tutor (2014–2018).
Eureka Adomako, Positions
Member of the Academic Board, Member of the Residence Board, Chairperson of the Committee on Students’ Online Residential Registration, Academic Advisor, and Member of the Graduate Committee of the Department of Plant and Environmental Biology are some of the ways Dr. Eureka Adomako serves the University community.
Dr. Adomako has worked on research works within the scope of botany, environmental science and plant and environmental biology. Some of her works numerous include : Variations in Levels of Arsenic and Other Potentially Toxic Trace Elements in Ghanaian Soils and Grains: Human Health Implications for Mining-impacted Areas, Enhanced transfer of arsenic to grain for Bangladesh grown rice compared to US and EU, and Baseline soil variation is a major factor in arsenic accumulation in Bengal Delta paddy rice.
After being recommended by Marian Ewurama Addy, Adomako succeeded her as the Quiz Mistress of the National Science and Maths Quiz in 2001. She ruled over the quiz for four years, from 2001 to 2005, and proposed current quiz mistress Elsie Effah Kaufman to take her position while she completed her doctorate studies at the University of Aberdeen.