Doctor Olukemi Amodu
Institute of Child Health
College of medicine
University of Ibadan
Ibadan - Nigeria
Tel: 234 803 242 3964
Fax: 234 2 241 1768
Dr Olukemi Amodu works at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria as a Senior Research Fellow position at the Institute of Child Health, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She holds a PhD in Molecular Biology/Genetics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, she obtained her Bachelor and Master degrees from the same University. She did my postdoctoral training and research fellowship (2003-2005) in the laboratory of Professor Daniel Hartl, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts, USA. Dr Amodu is highly skilled in Molecular Biology/Genetics with specific interest in the study of Infectious diseases (host and parasite genetic variability in malaria pathogenesis), PCR genotyping and associated techniques; gene sequencing; design, implementation and analysis of clinical/laboratory studies and epidemiological field research. She is committed to teamwork and the pursuit of excellence.
Dr Amodu has worked and collaborated with experts in Nigeria, and in International laboratories in malaria research, including the Malaria Genetic Epidemiology Network (MalariaGEN) and the EU-funded Network, Biology of the Malaria Parasite (Biomalpar). She is currently a Network Partner and Institutional principal Investigator on the European Union funded Network of Excellence, the European Virtual Institute of Malaria (EvimalaR).
Dr Amodu have been awarded some grants, both local and International to fund my work. I was awarded the World Health Organisation/Tropical Disease Research (WHO/TDR) Grant in 1999 which funded part of my Ph.D work. She did my postdoctoral training and research fellowship at the Harvard University, fully funded by a grant from the Ellison Medical Foundation Global Fund in Infectious Diseases (2003-2005) at the Hartl Laboratory Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB), Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA. She was a Co-Principal Investigator on a multi-year Research Capability Strengthening Grant from the WHO/Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) awarded to Institute of Child Health, University of Ibadan by the World Health Organisation from 2003 through 2005. She was awarded a highly competitive grant from BIOMALPAR (2007-2009) to study the role of human and parasite genes in the pathogenesis of severe malaria and her current support (2009-2014) is from the EvimalaR Network of excellence.
One of Dr Amodu’s goals is to establish a Centre of technological innovation and excellence in the development and application of Molecular Biology and Genetics in diseases at the University of Ibadan. She has in the last seven years, after my postdoctoral training at the Harvard University and since my employment at the University of Ibadan, worked and deployed all efforts to establish a Genetics/Immunology laboratory from the scratch at the Institute of Child Health. As PI /Co-Investigator on one WHO/MIM and two EU-funded grants, she laid the foundation for developing a Genomics research laboratory at the Institute of Child Health.