ABUAD Biotechnology Centre

Km 8.5 Afe Babalola Way, PMB 5454, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

E-mail: biotechnologycentre@abuad.edu.ng
Contact: +234(0)8130666115; +234(0)8130281312

VISION: Our goal is to become a leading biotechnology hub in Sub-Saharan Africa 
MISSION: To advance scientific understanding and technological innovation in biotechnology through cutting-edge research, fostering collaboration, and developing solutions that improve human health, agriculture, and the environment.

i. We offer unique resources and expertise in Cell Biology and Genetics, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Immunohistochemistry, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Analytic Chemistry, Anatomic Sciences, and Neuroscience, Biomedical Sciences.
ii. We conduct Workshops and Hands-On Training in Molecular Biology and other areas of Biomedical Research
iii. The resources and facilities available to the researcher in our Centre include among
* Fluorescent Microscope E800 (Nikon)
* Inverted Compound Microscope (Jenco)
* Real-Time PCR, 96 wells (Applied Biosystem)
* Veriti Thermal Cycler (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
* SpectraMax M5 (Molecular Devices)
* A well-equipped Computational Biology Laboratory for molecular docking Western blotting technique
* High-Performance Liquid Chromatography system etc.


  1. Genomic Research and Bioinformatics
    We are at the forefront of genomic research, employing cutting-edge thermal cycling technologies and bioinformatics tools to unravel the complexities of nucleic acid information. Our projects focus on understanding toxicogenomic and epigenetic interactions, genetic mutations and variations, gene expression patterns, and their implications for health and disease.
  2. Biomedical Research
    Our team explores novel research designs and approaches for the identification of biomarkers and therapeutic targets for a range of diseases. This includes identifying neuroinflammatory markers and therapeutic targets for innovation and development in biopharmaceuticals, regenerative medicine, and personalized medicine.
  3. Microbial Biotechnology
    Our microbial biotechnology research focuses on harnessing the power of microbes for various applications, including antibiotic production, enzyme development, and the development of prebiotics and probiotics. We employ molecular techniques to explore various microbial systems for sustainability in health, industry, and the environment.
  4. Plant Biotechnology
    Our plant biotechnology research aims to enhance plant traits through genetic engineering, tissue culture, and molecular breeding techniques. We focus on improving crop resistance to diseases, pests, and environmental stressors, as well as enhancing nutritional content.
  5. Environmental Biotechnology
    Our environmental biotechnology division addresses critical environmental challenges through bioremediation, waste management, and the development of sustainable bio-based products. We leverage microbial and plant systems to clean up pollutants, advance biofuel production, and promote environmental sustainability.
  6. Collaborative Research Initiatives
    Through collaborative research initiatives, we are in active partnership with academic institutions, research centres, industry partners, and government agencies. These collaborations enable us to leverage diverse expertise and resources to tackle complex biotechnological challenges and drive innovation within the university and the nation at large.