Professor Israel Sunmola Afolabi
1. Food Quality, Spoilage, and Preservation.
2. Harnessing the nutrients and Health Benefits of underutilized Bioresources through Food Processing and Postharvest loss prevention.
Awards & Honours
(i) Fellow of the United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan.
(ii) AfricanAGE 2012 International Academic award for excellence.
(iii) Recognition by the MDLinx Editorial Team for publishing article rated as number seven (7) in the area of internal-medicine site http://www.mdlinx.com/internal-medicine/news-article.cfm/4354493 on 11 Jan, 2013.
(iv) Recognition by BioMed Central Editorial for publishing a significant impactful article with total accesses: 1297 between 22 Dec, 2012 and 26 April, 2013.
(v) Recognition by BioMedLib: "Who is Publishing in My Domain?" for my article PMID: 23259718 that came top of the 20 articles published in his domain between 2012 and October 14, 2014.
(vi) Award of excellence by the Biological Sciences Student Association (BIOSSA), Covenant University 2014 in recognition of my Human development efforts, guidance and Academic impact during my tenure as Head of Biological Sciences Department, Covenant University, Ota on 4th April, 2014.
(vii)Best overall graduating Student in Mathematics, 1988 Sets at Govt. Secondary School, Ilorin, Kwara State. Nigeria.
(viii)Best overall Form IV Student at 1986 vacation school organized by Institute of Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin. Kwara State. Nigeria.
(ix)Third best overall Student in Form 1, 1983 Set at Govt. High School, Ilorin, Kwara State. Nigeria.
Food and Nutritional Biochemistry; Biotechnology, Analytical Biochemistry and Research Methods in Biochemistry
Current Postgraduate Supervision
a.) Miss Abimbola Jolaoluwa won the best M.Sc. graduating student in Biochemistry Programme, Covenant University, 2012/2013 set.
b.) Miss Tolulope Bisi-Adeniyi won the best M.Sc. project student in Biochemistry Programme, Covenant University, 2012/2013 set.
Current Ph.D students Supervision and Teaching.
i.) Mrs. Tolulope Dorcas Olawole (Formerly Miss Bisi-Adeniyi)
ii.) Mrs. Olufunmilayo Esther Odutayo
Current M.Sc students Supervision and Teaching.
i.) Miss Iyanuoluwa Osikoya
ii.) Miss Adaobi Okafor
Selected Publications (28)
22. Solenostemon monostachyus, Ipomoea involucrata and Carica papaya seed oil versus Glutathione, or Vernonia amygdalina: Methanolic extracts of novel plants for the management of sickle cell anemia disease.[ Download 350.54 kB ]
b.) 29th Annual Conference Of Nigerian Society Of Biochemistry And Molecular Biology At The Federal University Of Technology, Akure, Ondo State. 6th – 9th December, 2009. A Paper Was Presented On “Bioresource Utilization Approach For Carica Papaya Seed Waste Reduction.”
c.) International Biotechnology Symposium (IBS) 2009. At Center for Learning Resources, Covenant University, Ota. Theme: Biotechnology in An Emerging Economy. 28 –30 April, 2009.
d.) Nigerian Society of Experimental Biology (NISEB) Proceedings of the 5th International conference/AGM on 28th – 3rd March 2007. Theme:- Translating life sciences into sustainable living standard: a global challenge. A paper was presented on Chemical qualities of oils from some fresh and market vegetable crops within Kwara State of Nigeria.
e.) The 5th congress of the Federation of African societies of Biochemistry and Molecular biology (FASBMB) Abuja, Nigeria on 21st -24th November, 2006. Theme:-Health and wealth for Africa through biochemistry and molecular biology. A paper was presented on Biochemical assessment of the combination of bemul-wax and calcium chloride dip as agent for shelf-life extension of sweet potato (Ipomea batatas (L) Lam.).
f.) The 2nd Nigerian Drying Symposium, at NSPRI, Ilorin, Nigeria. Theme; Drying: A versatile tool for effective product preservation between 19th -21st June 2006. A paper was presented on Physicochemical properties of mango cultivars (mangifera indica l.) dried with a hybrid dryer.
g.) The 25th Annual Conference and Silver Jubilee Anniversary of the Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB)/ Federation of African Societies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (FASBMB) West African Sub-Region 2005 at University of Lagos, Akoka-Lagos, Nigeria between 15th –18th November 2005.
h.) The 5th International Food Convention At Mysore- India. Theme: Innovative Food Technologies And Quality Systems- Strategies For Global competitiveness, 5th –8th December 2003. A paper was presented on “Development Of Edible Coating ‘Bioemulsion’ For Shelf life Extension Of Mandarin Oranges.”
i.) 15th Indian Convention Of Food Scientist And Technologist, THEME: Biotechnology For Food And Nutritional Security 12th – 13th December 2002.
j.) 29th Annual Conference Of The Nigerian Society For Plant Protection 2nd –6th September 2001. A paper presented on “Assessment Of Pirimiphos Methyl For Kolanut Storage.”
k.) 29TH Annual Conference of Nutritional Society of Nigeria 2nd-5th November 1998.