Department of Biochemistry




Message from the Head of Department

        With great joy in my heart, I welcome our amiable students and faculty to the second semester 2021/2022 session. We have made much progress having attained a full departmental status this semester. The support from the university management for this newly attained status has been tremendous and of course from our ‘mother department’ Biological Sciences! 

Expectations are high for many students in chapel, entrepreneurial, and extracurricular activities slated for the semester aside from the regular and compact academic activities. This will enhance a physical, spiritual, and mental balance in our students for maximal delivery of learning outcomes.

To all our 300 level students presently on their compulsory Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES), Please excel in all you do and we’ll be eagerly expecting your presentation to the department on all your exciting discoveries upon your return.

And to all parents/Guardians of our dear students, we love you and pray that the Lord will continue to grace you to nurture your wards to God’s desired product in Jesus's mighty name, Amen!

To our prospective students, your choice is right with us, wait for no further to activate your admission processing into our department and join the army of global trailblazers, absolutely empowered to excel!!!…..

 


Dr. (Mrs.) O.T. Kayode
HOD, Biochemistry

HOD



About Our Department


The Department of Biochemistry attained full departmental status in April 2022, having existed as a program under the Department of Biological Sciences since inception of Mountain Top University in 2015.

 

Mission Philosophy of the Department

The Department of Biochemistry is envisioned to provide the highest quality of training to students, leading to the award of B.Sc, M.Sc, M.Phil and PhD in Biochemistry, through the integration of theoretical, hands on and qualitative scientific approach towards the in depth discovery of the chemical basis of life processes especially at the molecular level. This is achieved through the engagement of erudite and godly faculty members wholly committed to actualizing the vision of producing topnotch, morally sound, highly competitive and revolutionary solution-provider graduates of global relevance.


Objectives of the Department of Biochemistry


  • To provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of biochemical knowledge and practical skills.
  • To develop in students the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in biochemistry with direct application to human living.
  • To develop in students, a range of transferable and entrepreneurial skills that are of value in biochemical and non- biochemical employment.
  • To provide students with knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialised areas of biochemistry or multi-disciplinary areas involving biochemistry.
  • To provide, through training and orientation, an appreciation of the rewards of inter- and multi-disciplinary approach to the solution of complex life problems.
  • To generate in students an appreciation of the importance of biochemistry in industrial, economic, environmental, technological and social development.
  • To instil in students a sense of enthusiasm for biochemistry, an appreciation of its application in different contexts and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.

Career opportunities in the field of Biochemistry


Career opportunities exist locally and internationally for our graduates. Our graduates are in high demands in the following sectors:

  1. Oil and gas
  2. Research
  3. Food and agro allied industries
  4. Pharmaceutical industries
  5. Health and dietetics 
  6. Medical /Chemical Pathology and Diagnostics
  7. Forensics
  8. Biotech industries
  9. Agricultural research
  10. Environmental protection agencies
  11. Health risk assessement
  12. Education
  13. Confectioneries
  14. Water treatment and management
  15. Breweries
  16. Consultancy
  17. Entrepreneurship
  18. Waste management
  19. Bioremediation
  20. Disease control, Non Governmental Organizations etc...

Research scope in Biochemistry


The Department of Biochemistry presently has the following research units:

  • Nutritional and Industrial Biochemistry
  • Phytomedicine and Drug Discovery
  • Toxicology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biomembrane and Lipidomics
  • Reproductive and Hormonal Biochemistry
  • Cellular Genetics and Oncology

Learning Outcome

Biochemistry graduates are expected to develop a wide range of different skills and abilities. These are divided into three broad categories:

  1. Regime of Subject Knowledge Graduates of biochemistry are expected to develop high cognitive abilities and skills related to biochemistry.
  2. Competencies and Skills Biochemistry graduates are also expected to exhibit high practical skills in biochemistry.
  3. Behavioural Attitudes Graduates of biochemistry are expected to be able to transfer this skill to non-biochemistry specific competencies.

Staff of the Department

AJAYI Gabriel Olukayode

AJAYI Gabriel Olukayode

Professor, Biochemistry 
Area of specialization/research: Phytomedicine, Drug Discovery, Biochemical and Environmental Toxicology
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AYODEJI FUNMILOLA WUNMI

AYODEJI FUNMILOLA WUNMI

Mrs, Biochemistry 
Area of specialization/research: Biochemistry/ Microbiology
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AYODELE Opeyemi Oluwayemisi

AYODELE Opeyemi Oluwayemisi

Dr., Biochemistry 
Area of specialization/research: Phytomedicine and Drug discovery, Membrane Biochemistry
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BABALOLA Benjamin Ayodipupo

BABALOLA Benjamin Ayodipupo

Mr., Biochemistry 
Area of specialization/research: Cancer biology, protein biochemistry, and toxicology
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FEMI-OLABISI Fehintoluwa Joy

FEMI-OLABISI Fehintoluwa Joy

Dr., Biochemistry 
Area of specialization/research: Reproductive Biochemistry, Phytomedicine and Toxicology
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KAYODE Omowumi Titilola

KAYODE Omowumi Titilola

Dr., Biochemistry 
Area of specialization/research: Nutritional and Reproductive Biochemistry
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KOLAWOLE Ikeoluwa Olanike

KOLAWOLE Ikeoluwa Olanike

Mrs, Biochemistry 
Area of specialization/research: Biochemical Pharmacology Phytomedicine and Drug Discovery Phyto-therapy
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