Professor Abiodun Adebayo
BSc (Honours), MSc, PhD
Biochemical, Phytochemical, and Toxicity Studies of Some Medicinal Plants commonly found in our locality. Clinical Biochemistry of Viral and cancer-related Diseases
Awards & Honours
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship award by Chinese Academy of Sciences and The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) tenable at the Key Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. 2012 - 2013 http://zhanglab.caspmi.cn/index.php?page=member&id=abiodun
Post-Graduate Research Fellowship award by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) tenable at the State Key Phytochemistry and Plant Resource Laboratory, Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS, China (March, 2008 – February, 2009) http://www.kib.cas.cn/xwzx/zhxw/201104/t20110426_3121956.html
Travel Fellowship award by BioVision Alexandria, IDRC and TWAS to attend the International Scientific Workshop and Conference of BioVision Alexandria, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt April 9-16, 2010.
2011 Oustanding Lecturer Award in the Department of Biological Sciences by the College of Science and Technology, Covenant University
2010 Covenant University Award for High Impact Journal Publication
2011 Covenant University Award for High Impact Journal Publication
2012 Covenant University Award for High Impact Journal Publication
2.Biomolecules (Amino acids,Nucleic Acid)
Selected Publications (42)
1. International Society for Computational Biology,Canada,August,4–8,(2008).
2. International Biotechnology Symposium, Covenant University,Ota, Nigeria,April 28- 30th, 2009.
3.Annual Conference of Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Federal university of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), Nigeria. November 6–9,2007.
4.10th Chinese Peptide Symposium, Xian, China,July 1-5, 2008.
5.Annual Scientific Conference of Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Akure, December 6-9, 2009.
6. International Scientific Conference of BioVision Alexandria, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt, April 10-15, 2010.
7.55th Annual American Society of Pharmacognosy meeting. August 2nd -6th, 2014 National Center for Natural Products Research University of Mississippi,Oxford, Mississippi, USA.
8.62nd International Congress and Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA). University of Minho, Campus of Azurém, Guimarães, Portugal 31st - August 4th September, 2014.
9. The American Society of Pharmacognosy Annual meeting. July 29th - August 2nd, 2017 at the Hilton Hotel Downtown, Portland, Oregon, USA
Summary of Profile
University. He obtained a B.Sc (Honours) degree in Biochemistry from the University of
Calabar in 2000. He later proceeded to the University of Jos in 2003 and was awarded an
M.Sc degree in Biochemistry (Distinction grade) in 2005.
Professor Adebayo, who joined the services of Covenant University in 2005, was awarded a
PhD degree in Biochemistry by the University in 2009. He undertook a postdoctoral study at
the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2012-2013. He specialized in
Plant Biochemistry and has been actively involved in the sustainable use of indigenous
medicinal plants with some collaborations with local and international industries.
His main research focus is on phytochemical, biochemical and toxicity studies of medicinal
plants. His research on medicinal plants involves the purification, isolation and
characterization of active compounds from plants; these compounds are in turn screened for
anticancer, antiviral, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Professor Adebayo is also
involved in the safety evaluation of locally used medicinal plants using biochemical,
haematological and histopathological indices of toxicity.
Professor Adebayo, who is a recipient of the prestigious Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) Fellowship awards, has
published in reputable local and international journals. His astuteness has earned him
Covenant University High Impact Journal publication awards for the years 2010, 2011 and
2012. He also won research equipment grant worth $25, 000 from the Ministry of Science
and Technology, China and a Phytochemistry Laboratory has been set up which is fully
functional. His research group won the 2014 TWAS Research grant of about $60, 000 USD
for carrying out a study on the “Preclinical evaluation of novel computational-aided designed
compounds as antimalarial drug candidates”. The fund also made provision for the award of
scholarship to MSc Students.
Professor Adebayo reviews for some high impact journals and also listed on the editorial
board of some international journals. He is a grant reviewer with international organizations,
such as the Medical Research Council, UK. He is a fellow of the Nigerian Young Academy
(NYA) and a Sectional Editor of Annals of Science and Technology, the Academy’s official
journal. He has won several travel grants and awards.
Professor Adebayo’s biography is listed and published in the 30th edition of Marquis Who’s
Who in the World in the United States. He is a member of some national and international
learned societies. He had served in different University Committees and Boards at different
Professor Adebayo was the former Deputy Chaplain of the University and Chaired the
Community Development Impact Initiative Committee for four years. He was also the Chair
of the Covenant University Farm Board for almost five years. Professor Adebayo rose
through the academic ranks and was appointed a Full Professor of Biochemistry on January
1st, 2018. He was appointed into the office of the Sub-Dean, School of Postgraduate
Studies for two years and was later appointed as the Dean of the School of Postgraduate
Studies, the position he held until his appointment as Vice-Chancellor.
He is a member of the accreditation panel of the National Universities Commission (NUC)
where he visited and accredited Biochemistry programme in some Private, State and
Federal Universities in Nigeria. He is also on the NUC Resource Verification Team for
Postgraduate Programme in Biochemistry. He has supervised and graduated bachelor,
masters and doctoral students in Biochemistry. He had participated in the assessment of
faculty members into Professorial Chair as an external assessor to some Universities.
Professor Adebayo had also served as an external examiner to some Universities in Nigeria.
He is an ordained Pastor at the Living Faith Church (Faith Tabernacle), Canaanland, Ota. He
is happily married with children.