Caleb University Set To Host 7th Inaugural Lecture On Groundbreaking Microbial Enzyme Research For Food Security
Prof Adesola Adetutu Ajayi

Caleb University Set To Host 7th Inaugural Lecture On Groundbreaking Microbial Enzyme Research For Food Security

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Caleb University, Imota, Lagos is preparing to host its 7th Inaugural Lecture on Thursday, 18th April.

This prestigious event in the university’s academic calendar, organized by the Office of the Vice Chancellor and the Senate, promises to be an enlightening affair, exploring the fascinating intersection of history, philosophy, industry, and modern biotechnology.

Statement signed by Mr. Abimbola Olulesi, Director, Public Relations, said the Multipurpose Hall at Caleb University’s campus, located at Km 15, Ikorodu-Itoikin Road, Imota, Lagos, will served as host for this distinguished gathering of intellectual minds starting by 10 am.

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The lecture, titled “From Abraham, the Greek Philosophers, Housewives, the French Industrialist to Modern Biotechnology: Microbial Enzyme Research for Food Security,” will be delivered by Prof. Adesola Adetutu Ajayi, a distinguished Professor of Microbiology and an accomplished scholar with a wealth of experience.

Presently the Director of Quality Assurance at the university, Prof. Ajayi is an enthusiastic researcher with a passion for academia, communication, leadership development, and learning.

She is an alumnus of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, where she obtained a B.Sc, M.Sc. and PhD in Microbiology with specialization in Microbial Physiology (Enzymology) and Biotechnology.

Prof. Ajayi was the Dean, Faculty of Science at Augustine University from 2018 to 2021 and later Dean of Student Affairs at the same university.

She has won several awards locally and internationally for her academic exploits.

In March 2021, she won Nigeria’s Outstanding Lecturer of the Year Award in the first edition of the National Education Award designed to honour individuals who have displayed outstanding professionalism in the country’s educational sector.

Prof. Ajayi’s research won the best paper presentation and content at the International Conference on Medical and Health Science (ICMHS) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2015.

She was part of the team involved in the development of a Post-Harvest Storage System for the preservation of tomato fruits while at Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State.

Her team also had a patent from their research on Parkia Biglobosa Seed (Iru) in 2017.

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Nosa Owens-Ibie, who will chair the proceedings, extends a warm invitation to colleagues, friends, family, and associates of the esteemed Inaugural Lecturer to attend this significant event.

“This inaugural lecture promises to be a thought-provoking exploration of cutting-edge research in biotechnology and its implications for global food security.

“For those wishing to attend, kindly confirm attendance with Mr. Abimbola Olulesi, the Chairperson of the Ceremonies and Honours Committee,” the statement added.


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