NABDA Ibadan

National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) South West Center, University of Ibadan, Nigeria


Tell us something interesting about your institution   We promote Biotechnology in Africa

What are the main research interests of your institution? Microbiome; NGS Variant Calling; GWAS 



Class of 2016


What are the academic backgrounds of the participants?   Life Sciences


The NABDA Ibadan team



Atinuke Hassan

role for IBT_2016: teaching assistant

Atinuke Hassan is a seasoned Microbiologist that works as a Scientific Officer with the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) in the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics. She holds a Master Degree in Microbiology from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. She has been part of quite a number of workshops and trainings in metagenomics, visual analytics and bioinformatics; which has availed her, the opportunity to be involved in data mining, visual analytics, data analytics and interpretation. She is currently the Node Manager of H3ABioNet NABDA Node; where she renders assistance to the Principal Investigator of the node in carrying out administrative and technical roles and functions on the H3ABioNet NABDA Node Project.



Deborah Fasesan

role for IBT_2016: teaching assistant

Fasesan, E. Deborah is a Microbiologist in the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics, at National Biotechnology Development Agency under the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Nigeria. She received her Bachelor’s in Microbiology in 2008 from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria and later received her MSc in Microbiology in 2014 from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, where she majored in Industrial Microbiology. She has attended a number of trainings in bioinformatics; which has given her the opportunity to teach members of staff on Introductory Bioinformatics, which included the use of simple Bioinformatic tools such as: BLASTN, BLASTX and CLUSTAL OMEGA in 2014. She is currently a PhD student in the Department of Microbiology, at the University of Ibadan and doubles as a Scientific Officer in her Institution. In 2015, she visited the Institute of Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States) as an Intern, under the platform of H3AbioNet sponsorship; where she worked with seasoned experts in High Performance Biological Computing (HPCBio) Group in her research on evaluation of microbial population (culturable and non-culturable) of leg ulcers from Sickle Celled Disease patients in the outcomes of compression therapy treatment, using Metagenomics Strategy.



Angela Makolo

role for IBT_2016: teaching assistant

Angela Makolo holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Ibadan with specialization in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Her research entails the development of efficient computational methods for genomic analysis. She worked for over 14 years in the industry as an information technology professional before pursuing her passion in teaching and research in the University of Ibadan. In 2013 she won the prestigious Techwomen Emerging Leader Award for Excellence in Technology and Leadership from the Institute of International Exchange (IIE) of the United States Department of States, USA. As part of the award she was a research associate at McMurah Laboratory in the Life Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California. She also won the MIT-ETT Postdoctoral Training Fellowship (Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Empowering The Teacher) Award in 2015. While at MIT, she was exposed to rigorous pedagogical methods and research methodologies. She had the opportunity of attending some Genomics workshops at the Broad Genomic Institute of MIT and Harvard and establishing collaboration with some researchers there. She is the group leader of the University of Ibadan Bioinformatics Research Group and has organized several bioinformatics workshop in the university. She is a collaborator with the H3ABioNet NABDA node and has attended some bioinformatics workshops by H3ABioNet such as the Train-the-Trainer bioinformatics and Ebiokit course at ICIPE, Nairobi in 2013 and the Metagenomics and Visual Analytic workshop in Ibadan, Nigeria.



Emmanuel Oloyede

role for IBT_2016: system administrator

Oloyede Emmanuel is a System Administrator for the H3Africa Bioinformatics Network (H3ABioNet) Node at National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Abuja, Nigeria. A graduate of Computer Science with Cisco certifications in IT Essential: PC Hardware and Software; and Cisco Certified Network Associate. His experience is in the areas of website design and development; database management; system and network administration; programming; ICT4D (ICT for Development). His experiences in IT have helped him in developing sound and working knowledge in the use of various IT-related technologies. For more than a decade now, he has been working as a System and Network Administrator, where he was part of a team in the design, implementation and maintenance of Wide Area Network (WAN), Local Area Network (LAN) and Wireless LAN (WLAN); scheduling of routine hardware, software and network maintenance programs. In February 2015, he attended the H3ABioNet Advanced Technical Systems Administration Workshop in Pretoria, South Africa. The workshop covered topics in Scientific Linux installation and administration, Bash scripting, Physical storage and files systems, user group management, Network fundamentals and security, Encryption, compression, Globus Connect setup, scripting and automating administration, Virtualization, Puppet setup and usage.


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