Lagos State

Lagos State University, Nigeria



Tell us something interesting about your institution Lagos State University is the only state owned University of the commercial hub of Western and Central Africa

What are the main research interests of your institution? To perform cutting edge research in science, technology enigineering and mathematics (STEM)


Class of 2016


What are the academic backgrounds of the participants in the Lagos State classroom? Honours, MSc. and PhD. In Sciences

The Lagos State team



Azeez Fatai

role for IBT_2016: teaching assistant, classroom PI

Dr Azeez A. Fatai is a lecturer at the Department of Biochemistry, Lagos State University (LASU), Lagos, Nigeria. He opted for a PhD in Bioinformatics at the South African National Bioinformatics Network after his first and second degrees in Biochemistry. He is interested in deciphering the molecular mechanisms of genetic diseases, particularly cancer, by integrating multi-omics data generated by high-throughput technologies. He can program in Python and R. Over the last three years, he has developed himself to use HTML5, Javascript, and Django web framework. He is currently working on establishing a well-grounded bioinformatics research group at LASU.



Habeeb Bankole

role for IBT_2016: teaching assistant

Habeeb Adebodun Bankole is a lecturer at the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science of the Lagos State University. He obtained his first degree at the Lagos State University BSc. (Hons) Upper division in Biochemistry and MSc. from the University of Lagos, College of medicine, Idi-araba, Lagos. He then proceeded for his PhD degree in Biotechnology at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Bankole carried out his PhD research with the Bioinformatics Research Group of the UWC Biolabels Nanotechnology Innovation centre Unit (BRG/NIC). The BRG/NIC main focus, is designing an in silico pipelines for the identification of novel biomarkers as well as AMPs implicated as disease biomarkers. This is achieved by the design or use of existing algorithms, 2D proteomic (proteins) and transcriptomic (DNA/RNA) approaches. In addition, the group also focus on developing technologies to conjugate nanoparticles to bio-molecules (proteins and peptides) with the aim of producing diagnostic or therapeutic molecules to address the main priority of human health scourge (HIV,TB, malaria, cancer, diabetes) in Africa. His PhD thesis focused on the identification, validation of putative breast cancer biomarkers using in silico and molecular approach and the modulating effect of a NKG2D ligand on breast cancer therapeutics in breast cell lines. He was awarded the National Research Foundation and the Department of Science and Technology (NRF-DST) Innovation Doctoral Scholarship Awards for 2015 in South Africa. He has publications in reputable international Journals.


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