Professor Ganiyu Oboh

Professor Ganiyu Oboh was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2021. As a fellow, Professor Ganiyu Oboh 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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Prof. Ganiyu Oboh hails from Ibie-Nafe, Edo-State, Nigeria. He holds PhD in Applied Biochemistry (2002) from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has enjoyed postdoctoral trainings from laboratories in Brazil, Germany and China. He joined the service of the Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria in 1997 as a Graduate Assistant, from where he rose to the position of a Professor in 2012. He has served in different administrative capacities including Head of Biochemistry Department, Sub-Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies and Director, Centre for Research and Development of the university. 

Prof Oboh’s research works of developing functional food products have become focal points in the search for complementary/alternative therapies for the management of several diseases; this has attracted lots of collaborators and research grants within and outside Nigeria. He presently has nine (9) patents and three (3) products in the market. He has published over 500 research articles in refereed journals both locally and internationally, as well as several published conferences proceedings and book chapters. Some of his academic web-metric rankings currently shows he has an h-index of 63 and 15,615 citations in Google Scholar and h-index of 46 and 8,745 citations in Scopus. Furthermore, Prof Oboh was ranked among the top 2% Scientist in the World, top 10 in Nigeria and No.1 Food Scientist in Nigeria in the ranking released by Standford University, USA. In the aspect of human capacity development, he has trained several graduate students including over eighty masters (80) and thirty- two (32) Ph. D graduates. He is presently the National President/ Convener, Pharma-Foods Congress, an annual event of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals Association of Nigeria. He was an Associate of Abdus Salam-ICTP, Alexander von Humboldt scholar and a fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Sciences.