Muhammad Bn Abdullah Life Science

Life Sciences and Humanities Research and Training Division

The overarching theme of the division is the discovery of solutions to biological, medical and general humansocietal problems in a unique understanding that allows a more context-sensitive approach that acknowledges the heterogeneity and volatility of research across different knowledge environments.  An approach to successful endeavor in this division is through excellence in basic and applied multidisciplinary research. 

This division positions to conduct advanced researches and training that may be of interest to individuals, researchers, biomedical industry, government health and medical agencies, health care industry, policy makers, evolving organizations, communities or societies and many others.  The life sciences will deals with biological and chemical sciences, basic and applied medical sciences including recognition, cure, alleviation, and prevention of diseases or injuries of human beings and animals, and investigating causes, new diagnosis and treatment methods or new drugs and remedies.

A number of researches in the humanities which is illuminating on the bedrock of human culture to modern languages, literature to philosophy, history to religion are contributing fresh insight into human life and society, and gradually being linked to the life sciences. This division explores the intersections and interactions that will be defining current health and social determinant dynamics and future generation’s development trajectory.


This division is structured into department for multidiscipline interactions as:

a.            Department of Biological Sciences

                   i.   Tony Kouzarides Genetics, Cellular and Molecular Biology Unit

  ii.   Silvia Munoz-Descalzo and Tim Well Organismal, Integrative and System Biology Unit

                iii.    Marta Vicente-Crespo "Sayansi R4D" Biological Resource and Repository Unit

                iv.    Plant and Animal Biology Unit


b.            Department of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

i.   Sadiq Yusuf Basic and Applied Neuroscience Unit

ii.   Akin Sowunmi Infectious Diseases Unit

iii.  AMJ Oduola Health Research and Medical Innovation Unit

iii.  Fatai Fehintola Preventive Medicine Unit (to include Developmental programming of Health and Diseases)

iv.  Olumide Ogundahunsi Public Health and Nursing Science Unit

v.  Pharmaceutical Science Unit-: Drugs, new drug development research, phytochemistry, cosmetics for healthy body research


c.             Department of Integrative behavior, history and Liberal Arts

 i.            Life, Communication and Innovation Unit

ii.            History, Archeological and Archival science Unit

iii.            Life Sciences and Development Unit

iv.            Life science and biolegal matters Unit

Laboratories in the Division

a.       Isa Palacios and Lola Martin-Bermudo "DrosAfrica" Drosophila Research Laboratory

b.      Maria Pilar Lopez Gresa and Teresa Caballero Vizcaino Chemistry and Drug Development Research Laboratory

c.      Isiaka Ajani Ogunwande Essential Oil Research Unit