Dr Ebenezer Ajayi became the National Coordinator and Country Representative of the Research Cloud Scientists of the Foresight Institute of Research and Translation, Nigeria; following the first RCS election of 31st August, 2019. Until his new position, he served as the Chairman Protem Committee for 1 year.
He will serve in the new position for 3 years, and together with the others, will commence executive activities in November, 2019.
Following the acceptance of his nomination, Dr Ajayi was conferred with the fellowship of the Institute of Policy Management Development in recognition of his contribution to educational policies and project management in biochemistry and molecular biology.
Congratulations on your fellowship, Dr Ebenezer Idowu O. Ajayi, FIPMD.
Dr Ajayi received an award in the Outstanding Lecturer of the Year category during the 2019 Southwest Nigeria Education Awards & Lecture which held at the Main Auditorium of the Redeemer's University, Ede, Osun State.
In recognition of his efforts in science, Dr Ajayi was interviewed by the Science Communication Hub Nigeria in order to serve as an encouragement to other young minds. He has this to say: "More science delivers more knowledge which can be applied to solving many problems in our society... [so]... aspiring scientists should keep their dreams alive. Reading wide, staying abreast with recent knowledge and discoveries will keep them relevant. As much as we know what we lack in Nigeria and Africa, they should not resign to fate. Rather they should keep putting their best feet forward.Read more about Dr Ajayi featured in "Inspiring Stories" of the Science Communication Hub Nigeria
Dr Ajayi, one of the 2 co-investigators with the principal investigator, Dr (Mrs) F. M. Adeyemi, won a Nigerian Tertiary Trust Fund research grant disbursed through our University. The team will work on: "Activities of Nigella sativa and Azadirachta indica seed oils against carbarpenemase-producing Gram-negative bacteria: Possible alternatives for management of multi-drug resistant bacteria in clinical settings (UNIOSUN/TETFund/16/005)". Read more about Dr Ajayi and his team won a 2016 TETFund Research Grant
An opportunity to play a decisive role in research for impart in Nigeria and Africa at large was presented to Dr Ajayi following his appointment as a Platinum Scientist of the FIRAT-RCS. FIRAT is a science outreach organisation situated in Eleyele, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria as hub for raising the NextGen young and promising scientists in Nigeria and in Africa at large.
Congratulations, and best wishes for this call to service as a worthy UNIOSUN scholar!