Ph.D., Genetics and Molecular Toxicology, University of Nottingham
M.Sc., Genetic Manipulation, Sussex University
Ademola Adenle holds a Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Toxicology from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. Prior to his Ph.D. study, he did an M.Sc. in Genetic Manipulation at Sussex University, UK, where he successfully carried out complicated experiments on the investigation of DNA damage in cancer using fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe as a model organism. This experiment is rarely done by a master’s degree student given the time-scale.
He carried out research in the area of molecular toxicology whilst undertaking his Ph.D. and was published in Toxicology. While he was a Ph.D. student, he won the best student prize for his Ph.D. research presentation at the British Toxicology Society’s Annual Congress in Surrey, UK.During his postdoctoral research at the University of Nottingham, he investigated clinical study of muscle atrophy during spaceflight and he first authored a review paper on this topic, which attracted interest from UK and US media, respectively, and was also covered by Astrobiology Magazine.
He then joined United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) under the prestigious fellowship awarded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Ademola is a JSPS-UNU Fellow with the Science and Technology for Sustainable Societies team at UNU-IAS, and he is also a Visiting Scholar at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies. His current research is based on the role of biotechnology in sustainable agriculture and climate change mitigation in developing countries, and he coordinates the project in four different African countries (Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Swaziland).