About Candidate

Christopher Oladimeji Fakorede is a highly accomplished individual with a strong educational background. He holds a B.Sc (Hons) Second class (Upper division), an M.Sc, and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Lagos State University. His research is primarily focused on medical and molecular microbiology, with a particular interest in antimicrobial resistance, virulence, and genomic sequencing using One Health approach. Fakorede is passionate about teaching and research, particularly in the field of OMICs studies.

Fakorede’s academic journey at Lagos State University has equipped him with a deep understanding of microbiology and its applications in the medical field. His expertise in antimicrobial resistance and virulence underscores his commitment to addressing critical issues in public health and infectious diseases. Furthermore,  his interest in genomic sequencing reflects his dedication to leveraging cutting-edge technologies for advancing microbiological research.

Furthermore, Fakorede has made significant contributions to the field of microbiology through his research and publications. He has an impressive 16 scientific publications, with 10 of them indexed in Scopus. This indicates the quality and impact of his work.

In addition to his research pursuits, Fakorede’s passion for teaching indicates his desire to impart knowledge and mentor the next generation of scientists. His multidimensional approach to academia, encompassing both research and education, underscores his commitment to advancing the field of microbiology.

Education

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First leaving school certificate

1983
Wasimi Community Primary School, Maryland, Lagos

Graduated with Merit

O

O'level certificate (WAEC)

1989
Command Day Secondary School, Rukuba Cantonment, Jos.

Graduated with 2 credits and 6 Passes

D

Diploma Medical Laboratory Assistant

1994
Ogun State College of Health Technology

Graduated with Distictions (A)

O

O'Level Certificate (NECO)

2000
Osolu High School Lagos

Graduated with 7 distinctions and 2 credits

B

Bacheror of Science (B.Sc.) (Hons) Microbiology

2005
Lagos State University

Graduated with Second class (Upper division)

M

Master of Science (M.Sc.) Microbiology

2016
Lagos State University

Best M.Sc student (Microbiology) with CGPA of 4.28 on a scale of 5.0

D

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Microbiology

2023
Lagos State University

Work & Experience

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Laboratory technician

July 14, 1994 - July 14, 2024
International laboratories Limited, Lagos, Nigeria

-Responsible for sample collection (Blood, stool, urine, sputum etc) -Culture media preparation, sterilization and storage -Conducting routine serological test, Microscopy, Culture and Antibiotics susceptibility testing, Urine analysis, stool analysis, full blood count, clinical chemistry including blood sugar, stool occut blood etc, blood grouping, Hb-Genotype, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, Zn Staining For AFB, Mantoux test etc. -

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Microbiologist

July 14, 2024 - July 14, 2024
Tropical laboratories, Lagos, Nigeria

-Responsible for Media preparation, sterilization and storage -Conducting routine serological test e.g. HIV, HbsAg, Hepatitis C, H. pylori, Microscopy, culture, and antibiotics susceptibility testing. Sputum for AFB, Mantoux tuberculin inoculation, Gram Staining, etc. -Training of undergraduate Microbiology students, and Science laboratory students undergoing Industrial attachment on Microbiological techniques. Report assessment etc.

R

Research assistant

July 14, 2024 - July 14, 2024
Prof. Akinyemi’s Research Laboratory, Lagos State University, Nigeria.

-Coordinating and co-supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate Microbiology student research projects under Prof. Akinyemi -Tutorial Lectures, conducting Students practical in Microbiology& Biological techniques -Developing of SOPs for specific laboratory investigations - Writing of research articles for publication -Carrying out DNA extractions, Plasmid Analysis, -Preparation of qPCR libraries and operation of RT-PCR thermocycler for molecular studies, -Operation of ELISA reader -Culture media preparation, sterilization and storage -Conducting culture, and antibiotics susceptibility testing using CLSI/EUCAST guidelines - Carrying out Biochemical profiling of bacterial pathogens -Carrying out Plant extractions, phytochemicals and MIC determination etc.

Skills

Microbial identification and characterisation
100%
Clinical Microbiology
100%
Molecular Diagnosis, qPCR, Plasmid analysi, ELISA, practical Microbiology, and DNA extraction
100%
Writing of systematic review and meta-analysis and research development
100%
Diagnostic Microbiology
100%
use of SPSS, R-Studio, Words, Microsoft excel, powerpoint,
100%