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Welcome message from Head of Department
All sciences revolve around man who is at the apex of God’s creation. May be you are interested in the study of the intricate web of processes and complexities that go on between man, his physical environment including all other living things and microbes, that even threaten the very existence of man, then the Department of Biological Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Redeemer’s University is the place to be.
Our department was established at the inception of the University in 2005 as one of the four departments in the College of Natural Sciences. Our Philosophy which is in line with the Vision and Mission of the University is to produce a future generation of God-fearing scientists, creative, innovative and inventive entrepreneurs sufficiently motivated to positively impact Nigeria and the world. The overall aim of the department of Biological Sciences therefore is to be a centre of academic excellence in Microbiology (where we presently offer B.Sc Degree) and Biotechnology.
Over the past eight years the department has waxed strong in the area of teaching and research which is largely due to the presence of a crop of seasoned, dedicated, highly experienced and exposed lecturers who deploy remarkable strategies to bring out the best in our students.
Our laboratories are equally well stocked and equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment such as the ELISA and PCR machines with all the relevant accessories, UV-Spectrophotometer, EPI Fluorescent Microscope, Soxhlet Extractor to mention just a few and other equipment such as FTIR Spectrophotometer, Gas Chromatography, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer which are available elsewhere in the College. A Tissue Culture Laboratory and an Animal House with an Insectarium are also available to promote teaching and research.
Our research interests in the department are many and varied which include the molecular basis of microbial drug resistance, HIV/TB co-infection dynamics, bioremediation, Lassa fever and other haemorrhagic fevers, ethno-botany/palynology and sericulture. Recently, Redeemer’s University with the Department of Biological Sciences as base was recognized by the World Bank and Association of African Universities as the African Centre of Excellence for genomics research in Infectious Diseases.
On the basis of the above I wish to re-assure our prospective students that our department is eminently positioned to produce highly rated graduates with the:
ability to effectively compete with graduates from other parts of the world
intellect required for the study and practice of science with accuracy and precision, objectivity, inquisitiveness, intuition and insight.
socio-ethical values for professional integrity, independent thought, global cooperation, entrepreneurial and leadership qualities.
minds that are God-fearing, practicing science to uplift mankind.
On behalf of staff and students, it is my pleasure to invite you to study in our Department of Biological Sciences where you can begin a rock-solid career in cutting-edge science that will certainly take you to the very pinnacle of your academic or professional career.
Professor Isaac O. O. Komolafe
Biological Sciences Undergraduate Programmes
Dr. Femi Ayoade