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Head of Department

HOD BIOCHEM

Prof. (Mrs.) E.A. Balogun

Past Heads of Department

PROFESSOR MUSA TOYIN YAKUBU

 Institutions Attended (with dates):

i.       St. Anthony’s Secondary School, Ilorin (1982 – 1987)

ii.      University of Ilorin, Ilorin (B. Sc. Degree) (1988 – 1992)

          iii      University of Ilorin, Ilorin (M. Sc. Degree) (1995 – 1997)

iv       University of Ilorin, Ilorin (Ph.D. Degree) (2003 – October,

          2006)

 

Academic Qualifications (with dates):

i.       WASC Ordinary Level – 1987 – West African Examination Council

ii       B. Sc. Biochemistry – 1992 [Second Class Honours (Upper Division)] University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. 

iii      M. Sc. Biochemistry – 1997 – University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.

iv       Ph. D. Biochemistry – 2006 – University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.

 

Title of Project/Dissertation/Thesis

i.       Protective effect of selenium and vitamin E on carbon tetrachloride–induced tissues damage in rats (B. Sc. Project, 1992, Department of    Biochemistry, University of Ilorin, Nigeria).

ii.       Effect of administration of alpha-tocopherol on some enzyme activities in selected tissues of metabisulphite-treated rats (M. Sc. Dissertation, 1997, Department of Biochemistry, University of Ilorin, Nigeria).

iii.     Aphrodisiac potentials and toxicological evaluation of aqueous extract of Fadogia agrestis (Schweinf. Ex Hiern) stem in male rats (Doctoral Thesis, 2006, Department of Biochemistry, University of Ilorin, Nigeria).

 

Scholarship and Prizes

i.       Placed Second at the 1980 National Library Week Poetry Competition held at Kwara State Library, Ilorin, Nigeria.

ii.       Recipient of Tate Secondary Education Grant Scheme (1982 –     1987)

iii.      Recipient of United African Companies (UAC) Higher Education Scholarship (1990 - 1992)

iv.      Staff Development Award by University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

          (2004-2006)

v.       Recipient of Research Grants (F/3977-1) and (F/3977-2) from       International Foundation of Science, Stockholm, Sweden.

vi.     Ph. D. Thesis selected as the Best Doctoral Thesis selected  from those considered between 2003 – 2006 from the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria for the Nigerian Universities Doctoral Thesis Award Scheme  (NUDTAS) (February, 2007).

vii.     Govan Mbeki Postdoctoral Fellowship Award teneable at University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa (24th January, 2008 - 24th January, 2009).

viii.   Recepient of 2013/2014 Tertiary Institution-Based Research Intervention Allocation (January, 2014 – December, 2014)  

 

6. Training Programmes Attended

 (i)      One day workshop on:

(a) Utilizing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for University Mandate (NUC)

(b) Formulation of Strategic Plan for the University of Ilorin organized by University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, held on April 15, 2002.

(ii)     Seminar on Computation of Students’ Results held at The University of Ilorin on 24th July, 2002, organized by Academic Planning Unit, University of Ilorin, Ilorin.

(iii)    Workshop on Research Methodology for junior academic staff in University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, between 7th – 8th March, 2005, organized by Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, University of  Ilorin, Ilorin.

(iv)     One day workshop on Students’ Registration at University of Ilorin on 9th March, 2005, organized by Academic Planning Unit and Academic Office, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.

(v)      Workshop on Students Registration for 2005/2006 Session on Thursday, 19th Jan., 2006 organized by Academic Planning Unit, University of Ilorin.

(vi)     Education Trust Fund (ETF) Capacity Building Workshop for Lecturers of Universities in Nigeria (north Central Zone) on 23rd to 29th July, 2006 organized by Education Trust Fund.

(vii)    Two day International Workshop on Chemical Risk Evaluation held at Rock-View Royale Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria, on 17th-18th August, 2009, organized by AIIDA-4 Medical Consultants & International Union of Toxicology in collaboration with National University Commission, National Agency for Foods, Drugs Administration and Control and Standard Organization of Nigeria.

(viii)   One day Workshop on Staff Mobilization Towards Enhanced Productivity and Staff-Student Relationship on 4th October, 2010 at ARMTI, Ilorin, Nigeria.

(ix)    Workshop on Towards Excellence in Teaching and Research by Centre for Research Development and In-house Training (CREDIT) held on 20th November, 2012, at the University Auditorium, University of Ilorin.

(x)     A one day training workshop on “Nuts and Bolts in Writing Academic Publications” organised by the Nigerian Society for Experimental Biology (NISEB), University of Ilorin, Ilorin branch on 24th September, 2013

 (xi)   Training of Staff and Students on the new MEX Authoring Manager by the Directorate of Computer Services and Information Technology (COMSIT) on 4th December, 2013, at the University Auditorium, University of Ilorin.

(xii)   Training of Staff and Students on the Use of Google Apps in supporting education by the Directorate of Computer Services and Information Technology (COMSIT) on 2nd January, 2014, at the University Auditorium, University of Ilorin.

(xiii)  Training for Examination Invigilators organized by Centre for Research Development and In-house Training (CREDIT) held on 17th January, 2014, at the University Auditorium, University of Ilorin.

(xiv)   A four day training workshop on “Capacity Building Workshop on Bioinformatics” organised by West African Bioinformatics Research Initiatives (WABRI) in collaboration with Postgraduate School, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, between 27-30th July, 2015