We are excited to announce that Professor O. A. Adaramoye from the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences will be delivering the 530th Inaugural Lecture. The lecture is scheduled to take place on Thursday, the 20th of July, 2023, at 5 pm at the Trenchard Hall, University of Ibadan.
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Topic: University of Ibadan 530th Inaugural Lecture by Professor O. A. Adaramoye
Time: Jul 20, 2023, 05:00 PM West Central Africa
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Meeting ID: 845 1812 2641
For those unable to join via Zoom, the lecture will also be livestreamed on the University's YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/@uipremiertv
We extend our congratulations to Professor Oluwatosin Adekunle Adaramoye on this momentous occasion and his remarkable contributions to the field of Biochemistry.
Professor Oluwatosin Adekunle Adaramoye was born on August 24, 1969, in Akure, Ondo State, to the late Mr. Abiodun Williams Adaramoye and Mrs. Beatrice Fehintola Adaramoye (Nee Fasoranti). He began his educational journey at St. Peter's A/C Primary School in Akure, where he completed his primary education in 1981. He then attended Ijo Mimo Oluwa High School, Akure, and obtained the West Africa School Certificate in 1986.
His pursuit of higher education led him to Oyemekun Grammar School in Akure, where he completed the G.C.E. Advanced level program. In 1994, he graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Biochemistry with Second Class Upper Division from the University of Ilorin, where he was recognized as the best student in his graduating class. During his undergraduate years, he received several scholarships and awards for his outstanding academic performance.
After completing the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program at the Government College Birnin Kudu in Jigawa State from 1994 to 1995, Professor Adaramoye returned to the University of Ibadan for postgraduate studies. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry in 1997 and 2005, respectively. Notably, he was the overall best student and the only candidate in his M.Sc. graduating class to receive a Ph.D. grade.
Professor Adaramoye's dedication to advancing his knowledge and expertise has taken him to various prestigious institutions worldwide. He pursued postdoctoral training at the Department of Pharmacy, Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil, under the guidance of Professor Isac A. Medeiros from 2006 to 2007. He also gained valuable experience in cancer research during his time at the Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) in Lucknow, India, and the Experimental and Clinical Research Centre of Charite University of Medicine in Berlin, Germany.
Throughout his career, Professor Adaramoye has been the recipient of numerous postdoctoral fellowships and grants, which have supported his research endeavours. His work in the field of biochemistry, particularly in cancer research, has earned him recognition and invitations to serve as a visiting professor at esteemed institutions such as Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa and the Federal University of Paraiba in Brazil.
In addition to his academic pursuits, Professor Adaramoye has actively contributed to the University of Ibadan and other academic institutions. He has held various administrative positions, including serving as the Head of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Ibadan since August 2022. He has also served as a coordinator, committee member, and external examiner for several academic programs and institutions.
Professor Adaramoye's impressive body of work includes over 100 publications in highly reputable journals, showcasing his significant contributions to the field of biochemistry. His research has been widely cited, with a Google Scholar citation count of 3790, an h-index of 38, and an i10 index of 80. He actively participates in the academic community as a reviewer for multiple local and international journals. He is a registered member of various professional associations, including the Nigerian Society of Experimental Biology, the UK Biochemical Society, The European Association for Cancer Research, and the American Association of Cancer Research.
Beyond his academic achievements, Professor Adaramoye is an active member of his community. He serves as a Deacon and minister of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. He is happily married to Mrs. Oluwayomi Adaramoye, a Chief Nursing Officer with the Oyo State Hospitals’ Management Board, and they are blessed with children.
Once again, we celebrate Professor Oluwatosin Adekunle Adaramoye's accomplishments, both in academia and in his personal life, which exemplify his commitment to excellence. His dedication to research, teaching, and community service has left a lasting impact on the field of Biochemistry and beyond.