Biochemists are playing an increasingly wide role in biological, environmental and clinical fields, with employment areas stretching from healthcare through forensic science to the food and pharmaceutical industries. Typically about 65% of our biochemistry graduates go on to do research or further study, mostly in the field of biochemistry, while others find employment in industry, commerce or other areas, such as finance.
The Department of Biochemistry was established in the year 2005 when the institution obtained the license to operate from the Federal Government of Nigeria. The department is very active in research, with well equipped laboratories and excellent teaching facilities; IT resources and access to a wide range of online and heard-copy journals.
An important aspect of the Lead City University course is its fourth-year project, which allows the student to explore both laboratory-based research and specific recent advances in biochemistry in detail. The student under the supervision of a lecturer will choose and design the project. The student learns to plan the research programmes and presents his/her results and ideas – orally and in written form – to other workers in the field. The project also gives the student the opportunity to reflect on his/her aptitude and enthusiasm for a research career.
Another important feature is the newly revised curriculum. In line with the current trend globally courses like, Bioinformatics, Cancer Biology etc are being introduced. Our students therefore graduate with a very wide exposure.
LADOKUN, Olusola Abiola is a Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry. She holds a Ph.D in Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. She has been actively involved in teaching and research at the Lead City University, Ibadan, for the past eleven years. Her areas of research include but not limited to Food Chemistry, Ethnopharmacology, Bioremediation and Biofuel production.
Presently, she is conducting a research to extract and characterize polyphenolic oxidase from selected fruits and tubers. She has over forty publications both in local and international journals to her credit, two authored books and several chapters in books.
She has attended and presented papers in conferences and workshops in Nigeria and Internationally. Some of the awards she has received include:
- EMBO/EMBL Symposium Registration Fee Waiver to attend the EMBO/EMBL Symposium Structure and Dynamics of Protein Networks held at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre Heidelbery Germany 13–16 October, 2011.
- Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2010 Travel Grant to attend the TWOWS Fourth General Assembly and international Conference, Beijing, China.
- Islamic Development Bank, 2007 Travel Grant to attend the 8th African Crop Science Society Conference held at Minia University, El-Minia, Egypt.
- MASHAV Scholarship Award, 2004: Sponsored by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel.
Phone no: +234-8034995499
S/N Name Designation Qualification 1. Prof. OMOLE, Johnson O. A. Professor B. Sc. (Ibadan), Ph.D. (Leeds) 2. Prof. LADOKUN, Olusola A Professor B. Sc., M. Sc., Ph. D. (Ibadan) 3. Dr. (Mrs.) AROJOJOYE, Tosin Senior Lecturer B. Sc., M. Sc. (Ibadan), Ph.D (Ibadan) 4. Dr. BANJOKO Sunny O. Senior Lecturer Dip. (Histophatology), Dip. in Chemical tology (LUTH), M.Sc. MPH 5. Mr. IGHODARO, M. O. Lecturer I B. Sc. (Lagos), M. Sc. (Ibadan) 6. Mrs. NWAECHEFU Olajumoke Lecturer II B. Sc., M. Sc. (Ibadan) 7. Dr. (Mrs.) ASEJEJE Folake B. Lecturer II B.Sc., (Ibadan), M.Sc. (Ibadan), Ph. (Ibadan) 8. Mr. ADEOSUN, Abiola Mohammed Assistant Lecturer B.Sc. (Lead City), M. Sc. (Ibadan) 9. Mrs. DUROSINLORUN, Okikiola Graduate Assistant B.Sc. (Lead City) 10. Mr. AMINU, Olasoji Graduate Assistant B.Sc.(Lead City) 11. Mrs. HASSAN, Judith Principal Technologist Final Diploma, MECPC (Ibadan) 12. Mr. FASINA, Ayotunde Oluwaseun Technologist II B.Tech (Ogbomoso) 13. Mrs. EKEOLU, Bukola Morufat Lab. Assistant HND(Offa)