Ronald Aknonero

Ronald Aknonero


BSc., Degree (University of Papua New Guinea)
BSc., Honours (University of Goroka)


University of Goroka 
PO Box 1078
GOROKA Eastern Highlands Province
Papua New Guinea
Phone: (+675) 531 1755

Ronald Aknonero is currently doing his MSc studies in the School of Science and Technology at the University of Goroka, and is a part time chemistry tutor. He did his under graduate degree at the University of Papua New Guinea eventually a BSc degree with Honours from the University of Goroka. As part of the Honours work under the mentorship of Dr Pooranalingham Jeyarathan, the nutritional profile of edible mushrooms from the Highlands of PNG were analysed and documented and the publication was made in the Journal of Post Graduate Studies at the University of Goroka. His MSc work is currently under the mentorship of Stewart Wossa and focuses on the ethnological documentation and nutritional profile of native pandanus in PNG.
The study includes work towards amino acids and fatty acids analyses.

Research Interest/Background

Analytical Chemistry, Nutritional Science, and Food Security


Aknonero, R. Kik, Jeyarathan, P. (2014) A. Ethno-mycological Documentation and Nutrient Analysis of Edible Species of Mushrooms from Wopkola village, Western Highland Province, Papua New Guinea. Journal of Post Graduate Studies University of Goroka, PNG