Department of Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology
logo Obafemi Awolowo University
Ile-Ife, Osun State.

Upcoming Events

Seminar for all part four student starts on wednesday

Source: H.O.D Date: 2017-09-21 16:20:30

There will be excos meeting tomorrow by 12pm.

Source: President Date: 2017-09-21 16:19:35

Welcome

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife is a centre for research and teaching of all aspects of Biochemistry by staff from many different backgrounds. Our research addresses a wide range of questions relating to the fundamental basis of all cellular life from man to microbes. This work explains the structures and functions of proteins and nucleic acids, and in doing so addresses the mechanisms of many human diseases. Using this knowledge, other researchers aim to create new vaccines, antiviral and antibacterial therapies to protect and treat humans across the world.

Dr. I.O. Adewale, Head of Department

Recent Articles/Publications

(2017) Studies on the Optimization of Lipase Production by Rhizopus sp. ZAC3 Isolated from the Contaminated Soil of a Palm Oil Processing Shed Journal of Applied Biology and Biotechnology 5(2): 030-037.

(2017) Strain improvement and Statistical Optimization as a combined strategy for improving Fructosyltransferase Production by Aureobasidium pullulans NAC8. Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. Article in Press.

(2017) Studies on the Optimization of Lipase Production by Rhizopus sp. ZAC3 Isolated from the Contaminated Soil of a palm Oil Processing Shed. Journal of Applied Biology and Biotechnology 5 (02): 030-037.

(2017) Partial Purification and characterization of cellulolytic enzyme from Bacillus pantothenicus isolated from a dumpsite. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 6(2):4-11.

Articles/Publications

(2017) Strain improvement and Statistical Optimization as a combined strategy for improving Fructosyltransferase Production by Aureobasidium pullulans NAC8. Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. Article in Press.

(2015) Toxicity Studies of the Ethanolic Stem- Bark Extract of Milicia excels (Welw.) C. C. Berg in Wistar Rats. American Journal of Biochemistry 5(6), 131 137.

(2016) Bioactivity of Platycerium angolense Flavonoid Fraction on Biochemical Parameters of Acetaminophen-induced Rats. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research 10 (33), 559 569.

(2009) Fractions and isolated compounds of Harungana madagascariensis stem bark: Mechanism of anti-protozoal actions. Nigerian Journal of Natural Products and Medicine 13: 1-12.

(2013) Effect of Processing on the Lectin and Trypsin Inhibitor Contents of Plukenetia Conophora Seeds as it affects Growth Performance and Nutrients Metabolism in Rat. African Journal of Food Science 7(9): 306 316.

(2015) Evaluation of Antimicrobial Potential of a Galactose-Specific Lectin in the Skin Mucus of African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus, Burchell, 1822) against some Aquatic Microorganisms. Research Journal of Microbiology (USA) 10 (4): 132-144.

(2014) Secondary metabolites and antimicrobial activities of selected mosses at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. International Journal of Scientific Research 4 (1): 49 - 60.

(2009) Purification,characterization and toxicity of a mannose - binding lectin from the seeds of Treculia africana plant. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry 91 (7): 1361-1374.

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