Prof Etinosa Ogbomoede Igbinosa

Prof Etinosa Ogbomoede Igbinosa was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2021. As a fellow, Prof Etinosa Ogbomoede Igbinosa contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

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Dr. Etinosa O. Igbinosa is a professor of molecular microbiology, head of the Applied Microbial Processes & Environmental Health Research Group, and Director of General Studies at the University of Benin, Nigeria. He was a senior Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Max-Rubner Institut (MRI) Kiel, Germany, and German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Berlin Germany. In 2019, Dr. Igbinosa was awarded the Africa Oxford Visiting Fellowship Program (AfOx fellow) at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. He is a grant holder and Principal Investigator (PI) to Alexander von Humboldt and Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA UK and a leading expert in pathogen biology and disease transmission. Dr. Etinosa Igbinosa was ranked among the World’s Top 2% Scientists in 2020 by Elsevier Scopus, clearly demonstrating his research impact on the global stage. He was recognized by the Professional Registers as a Chartered Biologist from the Royal Society of Biology, UK, in 2013, which recognized his impactful contribution to the development of biological sciences globally. Dr. Igbinosa’s excellent inputs and outputs in research, education, and engagement have directly contributed to the high standard at the University of Benin. As a passionate researcher, to date, he has published reputable top-notch scientific peer-journal articles with cumulative citations of 8693, an h-index of 48, and an i10-index of 116. In addition, he served as PI or co-PI for over 16 grants totaling ~USD 850,000.

As a scientist and professor, Etinosa has investigated the molecular microbial ecology, bacterial evolution, molecular pathogenesis, and molecular drug resistance of bacteria. As a leader of a research group at the University of Benin, he has nurtured a vision to improve the environment and human health by linking molecular science to basic and applied knowledge in science and technology. He has successfully supervised 11-PhD and 38-MSc and >65 BSc (Hons) students. Thus, directly contributing to excellent education and learning, and capital development in Nigeria. Dr. Igbinosa's wider engagements have contributed to enhancing interdisciplinary collaborations and policy discourse among academics, technocrats, and practitioners, in connection with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on water and sanitation (SDG 6), good health and well-being (SDG 3), and quality education (SDG 4). Dr. Igbinosa is a member of several reputable scientific societies and a Fellow of the Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) at the University of Pretoria South Africa and InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) Science Advice for Policy Fellowship (IAP-SAP Fellow). He is a consultant expert on foodborne antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to the Joint FAO/WHO Committee on food safety.