UI VC Aspirant: Prof. Ebenezer FAROMBI

PROFESSOR EBENEZER OLATUNDE FAROMBI’S CITATION:

Ebenezer Olatunde Farombi is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Toxicology, Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) UK, Fellow Nigerian Academy of Science (FAS), Fellow Academy of Toxicological Sciences (ATS) USA and Fellow African Academy of Sciences (FAAS). He holds Ph.D Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He was Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Liverpool, UK and visiting scientist at the Institute of Food Safety and Toxicology, Copenhagen, as well as Institute of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aarhus, Denmark. He is a former Dean, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Ibadan and currently the Public Affairs Secretary of the Nigeria Academy of Science.

Professor Farombi’s research areas over the past 25 years have been on Molecular Toxicology, Cellular Oxidative Stress Mechanisms, Reproductive and Environmental Toxicology, Antioxidant Redox Biochemistry, Nutraceuticals as Prophylactic agents and Nutrigenomics as well as natural product Biotechnology. His recent scientific reports have opened up new therapeutic window in influenza virus disease and progressive neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease. He was cited and listed among top 10 productive researchers in University of Ibadan who contributed research articles within a 10 year frame (1995-June 2005)- (SESRTCIC, http://sesrtcic.org/statisticstate) and ten years later, following the inaugural February 2015 Webometric Ranking of Nigerian scientists, he was Top-rated (Ranked Number 1 Nigerian Scientist) according to google scholar citations now with H-index of 49, i10-index of 172 and 9,900 citations.

A very effective, productive and innovative researcher, supervisor, mentor and a University teacher of 30 years, he has supervised over 100 BSc, 150 MSc and 27 PhD students in Biochemistry and Toxicology. He is the supervisor of the adjudged best PhD Thesis in the discipline of Basic Medical Sciences withing the Nigeria University system during 2009 assessment by NUC. More recently, he has supervised the best PhD Thesis in the University of Ibadan (2018). He has published 260 scientific articles in reputable international journals, 18 chapters in books, and given over 100 invited lectures in countries spanning 4 continents of the world.

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