Dr. Khalid O Adekoya, Ph.D. - University of Lagos - Dr.

Dr. Khalid O Adekoya


University of Lagos


Lagos, Lagos | Nigeria

Main Specialties: Biology

Additional Specialties: Genetics and Molecular Biology

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Dr. Khalid O Adekoya, Ph.D. - University of Lagos - Dr.

Dr. Khalid O Adekoya



Dr. Khalid Olajide Adekoya is an Associate Professor of Genetics in the department of Cell Biology and Genetics, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. He is a resourceful, hard-working and dedicated Biologist with an outstanding academic background, a good publication record and significant experience in teaching, research and administration at all levels of Education. Possesses excellent presentation skills and can prepare comprehensive documentation and reports as required. He is experienced in designing and formulating research in diverse areas of Biological Sciences such as Genetics, Toxicology, Environmental, Forensics and Molecular Biology. Skilled in data processing, quick to grasp new ideas, technologies and concepts, and is skilled in a range of scientifically relevant software packages. Works well both independently and as part of a team, demonstrating the motivation and organisation required to meet demanding targets. Combines an analytical and professional approach with excellent interpersonal skills and can communicate concisely at all levels.

Dr Khalid Adekoya teaches Genetics courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Has supervised over 100 undergraduate projects, more than 50 Masters and Postgraduate diploma research projects and co-supervised 10 Ph.D. Thesis in Genetics, Genetic Toxicology and Molecular Genetics in which 4 have successfully completed. He has attended over 55 Scientific conferences within and outside the country where he contributed both oral and poster presentations. He has to his credit over 35 published materials in reputable National and International/Foreign Journals as well as contributed chapters in 2 books. He serves on editorial boards as reviewer/Sub-Editor in over 10 scientific journals. He has also served as expert/examiner or PG representative to over 20 Ph.D. oral examinations.

Khalid has served on various committees in the University; some of which are Time-Table officer, Examination officer, Courses and Seminars Committee, Examination Malpractice committee, Traffic and Transport Committee, Accreditation committee and Conference and Research Fair Committee, a member of Senate, Sub-Dean of the School of Postgraduate Studies and acted as Head of Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, University of Lagos, Nigeria.

Dr. Adekoya has been involved as a leader or member of teams in grants and fellowships in various areas from diverse fields of Agriculture, food security and forensic biology. He has won grants from Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria Project No. RFA 3 No.8 on Yellowing Diseases of Coconut Palms in Nigeria as well as RFA 3 Nos 19 and 20 on Germplasm Conservation of Culturable shell and fin fished in the Nigerian Coastal Waters in 2011. He is also an award winner of University of Lagos Central Research Committee grants for both mini and major grants on Goats, Indigenous Chickens and Forensic Biology in 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2018 respectively.

Dr. Khalid Adekoya has contributed nationally as resource person and National Biology expert for Ministry of Education, West African Examinations Council and National Examination Council at various times. He has also been a resource person to 2nd World Bank/UNILAG STEP B project training on ICT tools for teaching of the Post Basic level. He has been an assessor at the Competitive Agricultural Research Grant Scheme proposals in West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) in 2014 and 2015.

Primary Affiliation: University of Lagos - Lagos, Lagos , Nigeria


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Amplification of COI-II, ND II & ITSI-II by Polymerase Chain Reaction: Prospects for DNA Barcoding of Nigerian Drosophila Populations

NISEB JOURNAL 2013 JULY 25; 13(1 & 2): 73 - 77


Populations of Nigerian Drosophila are hardly distinguishable in morphology but reproductively isolated. Spectrophotometric analysis of genomic DNA of the fruitflies reveals that the DNA extraction protocol used yielded genomic DNA good enough for polymerase chain reaction, confirming claims that polymerase chain reaction is possible even when amount of template DNA varies considerably. The mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunits I and II, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide dehydrogenase subunit II, and the nuclear internal transcribed spacer regions I and II are highly conserved regions in Drosophila. Successful amplification of these regions suggests that they are promising regions for DNA barcoding and molecular characterization of local Drosophila species. Further molecular and DNA barcoding studies targeted at local Drosophila species in Nigeria is desirable. Keywords: Nigeria, Drosophila, ND2, COI, COII, ITSI, ITSII

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July 2013
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Prevalence and gene frequencies of phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) taste sensitivity, ABO and Rhesus factor (Rh) blood groups, and haemoglobin variants among a Nigerian population

EJMHG 2009 DEC 9, 11: 153 - 158

The Egyptian Journal of Medical Human Genetics

Blood groups and phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) are the most studied genetic traits among human populations around the world. In most of these studies, PTC taste sensitivity was described as a bimodal autosomal trait inherited in a simple Mendelian recessive pattern. ABO blood group is the most studied blood groups followed by Rhesus factors (Rh) and haemoglobin variants. Information from the study of these traits is useful to biologists, geneticists, anthropologists and clinicians. No information on the prevalence and gene frequencies of these traits among a population from Nigeria. Aim: This study presents information on the prevalence and gene frequencies of PTC taste sensitivity, ABO blood group and Rhesus factor, and Haemoglobin variants from male and female Nigerians examined. Subjects and methods: A total of 232 (51.33%) male and 220 (48.67%) female Nigerians participated in this study. Filter paper impregnated with 81.25 mg/L of saturated solution of PTC was used to determine PTC tasters, while blood group phenotypes, Rhesus factor and haemoglobin types were determined by classical method. Hardy–Weinberg method was used to determine allelic frequencies and graphpad 5 computer software was used for the data processing. Results: The percentage frequency for non tasters of PTC was 29.42% with allele frequency t= 0.5424. There were more male (33.62%) non tasters than female (25.0%), but more female (75.0%) tasters than male (66.38%). This observation was statistically significant (p= 0.0444). Our findings support the bimodal inheritance of PTC taste sensitivity among Nigerians. Overall trend of ABO blood group was O > B >A > AB. This same trend was observed for females but differed for males (O> B = A> AB). O blood group was the highest while AB group was the least among studied Nigerians in both genders. The distribution pattern did not differ significantly (p = 0.1406) from those expected under Hardy–Weinberg Law. 93.14% of the studied population was Rh+ (DD and Dd) and there were more Rh+ males than females but more Rh females than males. The proportions and distributions of Rh factor among studied population did not show statistical significance (X2= 0.6047, df = 1, P = 0.4624). The overall allele frequency of the blood group as computed according to Hardy–Weinberg Law is r = 0.8201, q = 0.0977 and p = 0.0822. Similar trend in allele frequency was observed for both genders. The allele frequency for Rh+ (D) is 0.7381 and Rh (d)= 0.2619. This trend is also similar in both sexes. Among the six haemoglobin variants common to Nigerians CC was not detected in our study. The other five were observed in the order AA (76.55%)> AS (20.35%)> AC (1.99%) > SS (0.66%) >SC (0.44%). The overall allele frequency was A =0.8772, S =0.1106, C = 0.0122. ConclusionThe findings from this study provide information on the studied traits. It will provide background information for further studies and will be useful to clinicians, geneticists and anthropologists with respect to blood transfusion, marriage counseling and population studies.

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December 2009
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