Akerele Gbenga Peter

Lecturer II
November 10, 1987

About Candidate

I bagged my first degree from Adekunle Ajasin University with a Second Class Honours division in 2008. I also hold a Master’s degree certificate in Applied Biochemistry from Federal University of Technology Akure with a grade point of 4.27/5.0. I am currently rounding up my Ph.D. programme at the same University.

My exposure from my academic background coupled with my current research has created the zeal in me to advance and impact the knowledge gathered through my research to another generation. My postgraduate (masters) thesis focused on how to use diet in combating diabetes while my PhD research has solely focused on making drinks into functional food for diabetics. I believe this might be the way to go in combating the various health challenges that keeps arising in this age.

This knowledge has boosted my resolve to contribute my quota in any capacity to see the advancement of veritable researches and also be of benefit to the students I would lecture.



Ph.D. (Applied Biochemistry)

Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State

Thesis defence pending until senate approval


M.Tech (Applied Biochemistry)

Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State

Grade point 4.27/5.00


B.Sc. Biochemistry

Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State

Grade point 3.32/5.00

Work & Experience


Research Intern

January 1, 2021 - July 25, 2024
Functional Food and Nutraceuticals Unit, Biochemistry Department, Federal University of Technology, Akure.

Guidance of undergraduates and postgraduates in methodologies of research. Analysing data and writing of manuscripts for publication. Experimeting on new protocols and new research interests of the laboratory.



June 1, 2020 - December 1, 2020
Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Capturing farmers data and farm locations in Akoko South West Nigeria.


Agricultural Extension Officer

August 1, 2018 - May 1, 2020

Enlightening Farmers on recent trends and technology to maximise yield and profit of their farm produce.