History of the Department
The Department of Biochemistry was established in 2013 to cater for the rising need for Biochemists in the core catchment areas of the University, in particular, and the country, in general. The Department is responsible for running BSc. Honours Degree Programme in Biochemistry, teaching basic Biochemistry courses to students in the Department of Biology and Microbilogy, and any other Faculty that may require basic knowledge of Biochemistry in their training.
The Department will graduate its first set of BSc. (Hons.) students in 2017.
The department is endowed with four (4) Professors, one (1) Reader, seven (7) Senior Lecturers and nine (9) other academic staff, supported by six (6) laboratory Technologists and three (3) secretarial (3) staff.
Over the years, the various research teams in the Department have published well over ten (10) research papers in local and international peer reviewed journals. In the last three years, the Department have attracted research grants worth over twenty one (21) Million Naira. Staff have also won scholarships from the prestigious Tertiary Institutions Trust Fund (TETfund), to pursue studies in the Cyprus, Pakistan and Malaysia for MSc. and PhD. Over the years, the Department in terms of staffing, infrastructure, research, teaching and community service, (our basic mandate) has continued to grow from strength to strength.