Monitoring multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
About the department
Afe Babalola University was established in 2009 and encompasses six colleges, as well as a 400-bed hospital and a large university farm focused on sustainable agricultural practices.
The Department of Biological Sciences was one of the first departments established when doors opened for classes in 2010. It offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in microbiology and biotechnology, as well as an undergraduate program in human biology that enrolls more than 2,000 students each year.
Impact on development
The department is working to combat the ongoing public health crisis of tuberculosis, specifically multidrug-resistant TB. They are making healthcare more equitable in Nigeria by developing faster diagnostic techniques for testing resistance levesl of TB infections.
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About the institution
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Why Seeding Labs?
Although the department has four main laboratory spaces in use, there are many more that can be furnished, providing the growing student population with more opportunities to learn on scientific equipment rather than in theory.
In addition, equipment will be used to establish a new Institute of One Health, which will focus on research specific to health threats in sub-Saharan Africa.
Did you know?
The Department of Biological Sciences is responsible for training more than 2,000 students each year in the human biology program.