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

(2004) Biological Effects of Chronic Administration of Polar Fraction of Plumbago zeylanica Root Extract on White-Albino Rats. Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Nigeria) 19 (1):47-50.

(2007) Synthesis and cytotoxicity of analogues of the marine secondary metabolite, 2‐deoxylapachol. Journal of Chemical Research 2007 (12), 677‐679

(2006) A soluble beta-cyanoalanine synthase from the gut of the variegated grasshopper Zonocerus variegatus (L.). Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (UK) 37 (1), 72-79.

(2014) Proximate and lipid profile analysis of cultured and wild African catfish, Clarias gariepinus [Burchell]. Ife Journal of Science 16(1), 133‐142.

(2017) Cardioprotective Activities of Piper guinneense Seed on Isoproterenol-treated Rats. Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NJBMB 013-17).

(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.

(2015) Bioremediation of textile dye solutions, textile dye mixtures and textile effluents by laccase from Aureobasidium pullulans (de Bary) G. Arnaud (1918) (Fungi Ascomycota). Brazilian Journal of Biological Sciences. 2(4): 253-262.

(2013) Cytotoxicity of lapachol, β‐lapachone and related synthetic 1,4‐naphthoquinones against oesophageal cancer cells. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 62, 98‐110.

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