On First Day

2.00 - 07.30pm
Wednesday 15th October 2019


Wednesday 15th October 2019

2.00 – 6.00pmArrival at the Hotel
6.00 – 7.00pmRegistration
7.30 pmDinner and Welcome Speech (Convener)

On Second Day

8:00 - 10:10am
Day 2 - Wednesday, 16th October 2019


Day 2 - Wednesday, 16th October 2019


8.00 – 9.00amBreakfast
9.00 – 10.00amArrival of participants and registration
10.00 – 12.30pmOpening Ceremony (Auditorium, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, Lagos)
10.00 - 10.10amIntroduction of Guests and Participants – Dr. D. Oladele
Chairman and Chief HostProfessor B. L. Salako, Director-General, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos.
Special Guest of HonourHis Excellency Mr. B. Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State.
Guest of HonourDr. Stefan Traumann, Consul General, Federal Republic of  Germany.
Humboldt Ambassador
Scientist in Nigeria
Prof. Clement A. Adebooye, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria.

10:10 - 12:00pm


10:10 – 10.15 amWelcome Speech – Dr. Stella I. Smith (Convener)
10.15 – 10.25 amChairman’s Opening Remarks
10.25 – 10.30 amSpecial Guest of Honour’s Opening Remarks
10.30 – 10.40 amSpecial Guest’s Opening Remarks
10.50 – 11.00 amRemarks by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Nigeria Ambassador Scientist – Prof. Clement A. Adebooye (Humboldtian)
11.00 – 11.30 amFirst Public Lecture (PLO1) – Basic Sciences in the Era of Translational Research are we lost in Nigeria? Prof. A. Abayomi, Professor of Haematopathology
11.30 – 12.00 noonSecond Public Lecture (PL02)Engaging Basic Scientists in Translational Research: what are our opportunities and how do we overcome obstacles? Prof. OG Ademowo, (Humboldtian) Professor of Pharmacology

12:00 - 07:00pm


12.00 – 12.20 pmDiscussions
12.20 – 12.25 pm:Vote of Thanks –Chair-Scientific Committee
12.25 – 12.30pmChairman’s closing remarks and conference opening declaration
12.30 – 12.45 pmPictures and interactions with the Nigerian media (print and electronic)
12. 45 – 1.45 pmLunch
2.00 – 6.00 pmAfternoon Session: Chair – Prof. O. G. Ademowo (Humboldtian and Dean, Faculty of Basic Medical Science, University of Ibadan).
2.00 – 3.00pmPlenary Lectures:
 PLO3: Driving the control of viral hemorrhagic fevers with focused biomedical research, a discourse on the case of Lassa fever in Nigeria. Prof. G. Akpede, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua
 PLO4: Basic and Translational Research Careers: forging an understanding amongst the Junior Faculty. Prof. M. Ilori, (Humboldtian & Professor of Microbiology) University of Lagos.
3.00 – 3.30pmTea Break
3.30 – 6.00 pmConference Oral Presentations (Biomedical Science and Medicine)Chair, Biomedical Science: Prof. C. Inyang, Uniyo, Akwa Ibom.

Venue: NIMR Auditorium

OR1OR1-NHK3: Asymptomatic bacteriuria due to multi-drug resistant uropathogens in sickle cell disease patients in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, Dr. B. Odetoyin, OAU, Il-Ife.
OR2OR2-NHK23: Effect of Chemo-sensitizers on Drug Efflux Genes Detected in Multi Drug Resistant (MDR) Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from patients in Lagos, Nigeria, Dr.T. Raheem, NIMR, Yaba, Lagos
OR3OR3-NHK64: High colistin resistance and beta-lactamase genes among cefotaxime resistant E. coli from wastewater effluent for domestic and agricultural reuse. Dr. A. Adegoke, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom.
OR4OR4-NHK75: Prevalence of virulence genes in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus saprophyticus from Lagos state.
Mr. F. Alao, Bells University Ota, Ogun State.
OR 5OR5-NHK5: Diseases Management: Response of African catfish fed diets with two species of probiotics and challenged with Salmonella typhi. Prof. L. Nwanna, FUTA, Akure.
OR 6OR6-NHK107: Diagnosis in Mycology: Current Approaches. Prof. I. Enweani, Humboldtian, Nnamdi Azikiwe University.
Chair, Medicine: Prof. G. Akpede, Irrua Specialist Hospital. Venue: Biomedical Training and Cancer Research Centre
OR 7OR7-NHK29: Impact of dietary Chrysophyllum albidum fruit pulp on brain cholinesterase function in high-fat diet/streptozotocin-induced Diabetic rats. Dr. S. Akomolafe, Ekiti State University, Ekiti.
OR 8OR8-NHK61: Ficus sur (Wild Fig) Flavonoid-rich Extract Mediated Down-regulation of Pro-inflammatory Factors’ Expression in Inflammation-induced Wistar Rats. Dr. S. Emalekun, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State.
OR 9OR9-NHK70: Urogenital schistosomiasis among school-aged children and their predisposition to anaemia in South-west Nigeria. Mr. N. Rahman, NIMR, Yaba, Lagos.
OR 10OR10-NHK71: Hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic and hepatoprotective activities of ripe and unripe Carica papaya methanol extracts in streptozotocin-induced diabetic male albino rats. Mrs. M. Adetayo, Babcock University, Ogun State.
OR 11OR11-NHK80: Effect of Commonly Abused Psychoactive Plants on Some Neurological Enzymes in Isolated Brain Homogenate: A Comparative Study. Prof. G. Oboh, Federal University of Technology, Akure.
OR 12OR12-NHK99: HLA-C Class I Same Allele-Sharing Associated with High Viral load (HIV-1 RNA) Increases Risk of HIV-1 Transmission among Heterosexual Serodiscordant Couples in Nigeria. Mrs. N. Otuonye, NIMR, Yaba, Lagos
7.00pmHumboldtians’ Special Cocktail with NIMR Principal Staff


On Third Day

7.30 – 10.30am
Thursday, 17th October 2019


Thursday, 17th October 2019

7.30 – 8.30 a.m.Breakfast and Registration
9.00 – 1.00pmMorning Scientific Session:
Chair –  Prof. J. A. Agbede (Humboldtian & Professor of Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition, Federal University of Technology, Akure)
9.00 – 10.00amPlenary Lectures:
PL05: The role of agricultural scientists in translational research and how can they inform policy in Nigeria. Prof. A. Ajayi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, First Technical University, Ibadan-Lagos Expressway, Ibadan.
PL06: Humboldtians and their role in forging a new identity for translational research in NigeriaProf. C. Adebooye – Humboldtian Ambassador in Nigeria, OAU, Ile-Ife.
10.00 – 10.30 amTea Break

10.30 - 1:00pm


10.30 – 1.00 pmOral Presentations Track B: (Agriculture and Food Science)


Conference Chair, Food Science: Prof. G. Oboh, Humboldtian, FUTA, Akure.

 Venue: NIMR Auditorium
 OR13-NHK9: Bio-preservative activity of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) essential oil on oxidative stability of minced beef during cold storage. Dr. A. Falowo, Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State.
 OR14-NHK45: Food nutrition and security in a changing economy: A case for neglected and underutilized crops. Prof. Kehinde Taiwo, Humboldtian, OAU, Ile Ife.
 OR15-NHK52: Antifungal Activity and Biodetoxification of Aflatoxins by Lactic Acid Bacteria in Artificially Contaminated Cereals with Toxigenic Aspergillus flavusOlukayode Ibitoye, Federal University of Technology, Akure.
 OR16-NHK106: Deactivation of Polyphenol oxidase, biological control and processing of Discorea rotunda-implication for the industrialization of yam products. Prof. P. Ojimelukwe,
 OR17-NHK108: The need for industry and university partnerships. Prof. N. Olasupo, Humboldtian and Professor of Microbiology, Lagos State University.
 OR18-NHK110: The impact of genetically modified foods in our society. Prof. Olajire Fagbola, Humboldtian, UI.
 Conference Chair, Agriculture: Prof. K. Taiwo, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
 Venue: Biomedical Training and Cancer Research Centre
 OR 19-NHK7: Growth, flowering and alkaloid content of Rose periwinkle in response to poultry manure rates. Prof. I. Aiyelaagbe, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
 OR20-NHK13: Comparative study of the candidate gene vuc-apx expression in 25 accessions of cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (l.) walp] under stressed and unstressed conditions. Dr. T. Ajayi, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State.
 OR21-NHK47: Genetic variability of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) in a South African pig population: implication to other pig-producing African countries. Dr. K. Afolabi, Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos.
 OR22-NHK51: Heavy water-labeled Raman spectroscopy reveals carboxymethylcellulose-degrading bacteria and degradation activity at the single-cell level. Dr. O. Oladipo, Federal University of Technology, Akure.
1.00 – 2.00pm               Lunch


2:00 - 6:00pm


2.00 – 6.00pmAfternoon Scientific Session:
2.00 – 3.00pmPlenary Lectures

ChairProfessor Matthew O. Ilori (Humboldtian & Professor of Microbiology, University of Lagos)

  Venue: NIMR Auditorium
 PL07: Promoting Precision Medicine in genomics using data sciences- Prof. O. Odeku (Humboldtian & Dean of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan).
 PL08: Male Reproductive health in translational research: from bench to the clinic.  Professor O. Akinloye (Humboldtian & President, Lagos Humboldt Alumni Klub)
3.00 – 4.00Conference Oral Presentations, Track C: (Translational Research, Molecular Microbiology, Clinical Trials)


Chair, Molecular Microbiology: Prof. A. Sanni, (Humboldtian, University of Ibadan).

 Venue: NIMR Auditorium
 OR23-NHK18: Molecular diversity and antibiotic resistance gene profile of Salmonella enterica serovars isolated from humans and food animals in Lagos, Nigeria. Mr. Abraham Ajayi, University of Lagos, Akoka).
 OR24-NHK22: Proteomics study of erythromycin resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae. Dr. A. Akinbobola, Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State.
 OR25-NHK24: Sigma Factors and their role in H. pylori pathogenesis. Mrs. Tolu Jolaiya, University of Lagos, Akoka.
 Conference Oral Chair: (Translational Research and Clinical Trials): Dr. S. Adebusoye, University of Lagos.


OR26-NHK77: Molecular determinants of Sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance in Plasmodium falciparum isolates in Lagos, South -West zone, Nigeria. Dr. U. Igbasi, NIMR, Yaba, Lagos.

 Venue: Biomedical Training and Cancer Research Centre.
 OR27-NHK31: Local content approach on dental ceramics: development and production. Mr. S. Agbo, Project Development Institute (PRODA), Enugu State.
 OR28-NHK60: Nanomedicine and its role in translational research. Prof. Mike Adikwu, Humboldtian and VC, University of Abuja.
 OR29-NHK111: Clinical Trials and Translational Research in Nigeria- Dr. Victoria Olaiya, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Synteract Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK.
4- 6 pmElectronic Poster Sessions, Track A & C
 Chair for Sessions A& C, Prof. I. Aiyelaagbe, OAU, Ile-Ife.
4 – 4.50 pm:Electronic Poster Session, Track A
4.50 – 5.10 pmTea Break
5.10 – 6.00E-poster session, Track C
6.00 pm:Dinner


On Fourth Day

7.30 – 8.30am
Friday, 18th October 2019


Friday, 18th October 2019

7.30 – 8.30Breakfast
9.00 – 1.00pmMorning Session
9.00 – 10.30 amPlenary Lectures Chair Prof. O. Akinloye (Humboldtian & Professor of Reproductive Health)
PL 09: Writing Successful Grant Applications: from Basic Sciences “Wissenschaft” to Translational “Wirtschaft” Research - Prof. Funso Sonaiya & Prof. Remi Sonaiya (Humboldtians) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
PL 010: How can the study of natural products help facilitate the engagement of basic scientists in translational research for the purpose of informing policy in Nigeria?Prof. Oluwatosin Adaramoye (Associate Professor of Biochemistry)
PL 011: From Laboratory to the field: keying into the metabolic intricacy of microorganisms- Dr. Sunday Adebusoye, Humboldtian, University of Lagos.

10.30 – 02.00pm


10.30 – 11.45Conference Oral Presentations Track D: (Genomics, Biotechnology, Natural Products & Cancer therapy)


Conference Oral Chair: (Genomics and Biotechnology), Dr. K. Lawal, FIIRO, Oshodi

Venue: NIMR Auditorium
OR30-NHK2: Vibrio cholerae and V. mimicus isolated from important water resources of Eastern Cape, South Africa harboured virulence determinants, Dr. O. Abioye, OAU, Ile-Ife.
OR31-NHK67: Polymorphisms in Plasmodium falciparum Apical membrane Antigen I (PfAMA1) and Reticulocyte-binding protein homolog-5 (PfRH5): implication for malaria vaccine in Nigeria. Dr. O. Ajibaye, NIMR, Yaba, Lagos.
OR32-NHK78: Association of peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma (pparg) gene polymorphisms with the metabolic syndrome among Yorubas in Ibadan. Dr. M. Raifu, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
OR33-NHK95: Phylogenetic Conflicts among Human and Closely Related Primates Revealed by Sequence Analysis of Selected Members of the Globin Gene Super-Family. Mr. O. Obaleye, University of Lagos.
OR34-NHK105: Sustainable Production of Polyhydroxyalkanoates by Wild Type Bacteria Species Isolated from South-Western Nigeria. Dr. T. Fadipe, FIIRO, Oshodi.
Conference oral Chair, Natural Products and Cancer Therapy, Dr. N. Odunukwe, Deputy Director General, NIMR.
Venue: Biomedical Training and Cancer Research Centre.
OR35-NHK44: Men’s Formula for Prostate care: an emerging therapeutic option in Natural urology. Dr. R. Obu, Nyarkotey College of Holistic Medicine, Tema Community 7, Ghana.
OR36-NHK91: BC16084833 and BC25070619 as Novel PAK4 Inhibitors in Breast Cancer: A Computational Analysis. Dr. M. Arowosegbe, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo state.
OR37-NHK73: Modulatory effect of Crassocephalum crepidioides Benth S. Moore leaf methanol extract and fractions on blood coagulation of Streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Mrs. O. Opeyemi, Mountain Top University, Ogun state.
OR38-NHK101: Genetic diversity of cultivated lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) accessions assessed by molecular markers and its essential oil components. Dr. O. Adeyemo, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos state.
11.45 – 12.00Panel Discussions and Interactions
12.00 – 1.00 pmHumboldtians’ Forum and Practical Discussions
1.00 – 2.00 pm               Lunch

02.00 – 06.00pm


2.00 – 4.00       Afternoon Networking Session: Professor Aletor, Humboldtian, Vice Chancellor, University of Africa, Toru-Orua, Bayelsa State
2.00 – 3.00Plenary Lectures:
 Research Networking and Translational Research Collaborators and Resources
PL 012: The Role of Digital Technology in Translational Research. - Prof. Tunde Ope-Davies (Humboldtian and Professor of Discourse Studies & Digital Cultures), Department of English, University of Lagos
PL 013: Which way is Biomedical engineering and bioinformatics in Translational Research?Prof. Niyi Osuntoki, Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Lagos.
3.00 – 4.00Discussions /networking
4.00 – 6.20E-Poster sessions and discussions on Track B & D

Chair Session for Track B &D, Prof. N. Olasupo

4.00 – 4.50Track B poster sessions
4.50 – 5.10Tea Break
5.10 – 6.20Track D poster sessions
6.20 pm –Dinner/ Social Event

On Fifth Day

7.30 – 9:00
Breakfast and Departure


Breakfast and Departure