2014 – 2018, PhD Microbiology (In view), Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago – Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria. Thesis Title: Modelling In vivo modulation of Bacillus and Aspergillus species’ genome for synthesis of optimized extracellular biocatalysts. Advisors: Professor S. A. Bankole and Dr. S. S. Yazdani.
Brief Synopsis of Research:
Many researchers would agree that, the main challenge of biocatalysts (enzymes) is stability at extreme conditions. This is also faced with differential variations between laboratory and scale up steps. In this study; in vivo modulatory mechanisms were carried for optimizing functionalities of both Bacillus and Aspergillus spp. for production of amylase and cellulase respectively. Bacillus expression system led to developing a novel Bacillus subtilis sub-specie having optimal growth properties ranging between 37oC – 52oC and pH 5 - 7 while exposure of Aspergillus niger spores to low density of UV-light let to enhancing growth properties at 60oC and pH 4.0. These improved abilities favoured synthesis of functional stable, high yield biocatalyst under extreme conditions.
2003 - 2005 MSc Microbiology, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago – Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Thesis Title: Studies on production and activities of amylase, cellulase and pectinase enzymes of Bacillus and Aspergillus species from Stale Fast Foods. Advisor: Professor L. O. Adebajo
1994 - 1998 BSc Microbiology, Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.
Thesis Title: Preliminary phytochemical analysis and antimicrobial properties of crude extract of Combretodendron macrocarpum stem bark. Advisor: Professor P. Orhue
Research Interests: My current research interest centres on; •Development and optimization of microbial consortium, •Media optimization, •Strain development, •Improvement of enzyme-substrate mechanisms, •Development of effective fermentation technique.