DR GARUBA OMOSUN

DR GARUBA OMOSUN

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Biography

CURRENT POSITION:            Associate Professor, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State.

Place of Birth:                             Ewu, Esan Central L. G. A.

Nationality:                                  Nigerian

Marital status:                             Married

Postal Address:                            Department of Plant Science and Biotechnonolgy, College of Natural Sciences, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, P. M. B. 7267, UmuahiaAbia State.

Next of Kin:                                 Nikechukwu Nike Omosun, Dept. of Chemistry, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, P. M. B. 7267, UmuahiaAbia State.

E-mail:                                          omosun.garuba@mouau.edu.ng,

College/Unit:                                COLNAS / Plant Science and Biotechnology

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

QUALIFICATIONS

PLACE

FROM

TO

DISCIPLINE

Bsc. (Hons).

MSc

PhD

Edo State University, Ekpoma

M. O. U. A.U, Umudike

M. O. U. A.U, Umudike

1993

2001

2004

1998

2003

2010

Botany

Plant Physiology

Plant Physiology

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  1. Previous work outside MOUAU:                Nil
  2. Work Experience in MOUAU:                    Lecturer till date

Membership of Committees/Bodies/University Appointment:     

 

i)                            Head of Department, Plant Science and Biotechnology, (May 2015- January 2017)

ii)                           Desk Officer, TETFUND (AST and D) (December 2013 till Date) and member University TETFund committee.

iii)                          Personal Assistant to the 4th Vice Chancellor, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

iv)                          College SIWES Coordinator (College of Natural Sciences) MOUA, Umudike.(April 2013 – June 2015).                                                                         

v)                           College Representative, School Board, School of General Studies, MOUA, Umudike (2006 till date).

 

vi)                         Financial Secretary, ASUU MOUAU Cooperative Society MOUA, Umudike. (2010 till date).

vii)                        Chairman, Committee for purchase of a new 60 KVA Diesel Sound Proof Generator for College of Natural Sciences, MOUA, Umudike. April, 2014.

 

viii)                        Member, Development of a College based Journal for College of Natural Sciences, MOUA, Umudike.

 

 

Membership of Professional Bodies:                      

i)                    Botanical Society of Nigeria (BOSON)

ii)                  Biopesticides Society of Nigeria (BSN)                                                        

SHORT COURSES UNDERTAKEN

1)      15th UNAAB Summer Course in Basic Molecular Techniques for DNA and Protein Analysis. Biotechnology Centre, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta in Collaboration with Inqaba Biotechnological Industries (Pty) Ltd. South Africa. Biotechnology Centre, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. 11th -15th July, 2011.

2)      2nd DNA Fingerprinting Workshop. Biotechnolgy Centre, University of Agriculture, (UNAAB), Abeokuta, Nigeria. 25th – 29th, July, 2011

3)      Grant Writing Workshop. National Universities Commision (NUC), Abuja in collaboration with Morehouse College, USA and Gregory University, Uturu. 9th – 12th March, 2014.

4)      Circle Train the Trainer Mentoring Workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa. May 16th – 17th, 2015

5)      The Forensic Auditing Course, organized by The ARC Consulting Group, Inc. at the Hampton Inn, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. July 6th – 12th, 2015.

 

 

SCIENTIFIC VISITS

One month scientific visit to Joint FAO/IAEA Plant Breeding and Genetics Laboratory, Seisbedorf, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria where I was a CONSULTANT in growing of vegetable crops and also TRAINED in mutation breeding. While in Seisbedorf I worked on the dosimetry of gamma irradiation of Okra.

 

AWARDS

Federal Government Post Graduate Scholar for M.Sc, 2003.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Listed among the top 500 scientists in Nigeria by Webometrics 2015 ranking.Ranked 352.

RESEARCH GRANTS

Grantee, STEB B - Innovators of Tomorrow Grant Award under the Fed.Ministry of Science and Technology.

Extra Curricular Activities: Internet Surfing, Films, Chess

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS

1.  Omosun, G., A. A. Markson and O. Mbanasor (2008). Growth and anatomy of Amaranthushybridus as affected by different crude oil concentrations. 17th Annual Conference of Botanical Society of Nigeria, Eboyin State University, Eboyin.16th – 19th March, 2008, Book of Abstracts. pg. 42.

2.      Omosun, G., Obidiegwu, J. E. and Ndukwe, O. M. (2009). Leaf and stem anatomy of eleven land races Dioscorearotundata of West Africa. 18th Annual Conference of Botanical Society of Nigeria, Bayero University, Kano. 8th – 12th March, 2009, Book of Abstracts. pg. 31.

3.      Omosun, G., Edeoga, H. O., Markson, A. A. and Madunagu, B. E. (2010). Uptake of lead, nickel and copper by three Mucuna species.19th Annual Conference of Botanical Society of Nigeria, Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina. 26th  - 29th July, 2010. pg. 75.

4.      Omosun, G., Edeoga, H. O., Markson, A. A. and Madunagu, B. E (2012). Uptake ofLead, Nickel and Copper by Three Mucuna Species. 21st Annual Conference of theBotanical Society of Nigeria (BOSON), ObafemiAwolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. June 3rd – 7th, 2012.

5.      Edeoga, H. O., Omosun, G. and Uwalaka, B. N. (2012). Phytochemical analysis of four neglected vegetables in Nigeria. 21st Annual Conference of theaBotanical Society of Nigeria (BOSON), ObafemiAwolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. June 3rd – 7th, 2012.

 

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOP ATTENDED

1.   Sensitization Forum for Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) in Abia and Imo States. Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Aba, Nigeria. 26th July, 2007.

2.   17th Annual Conference of Botanical Society of Nigeria, Eboyin State University, Eboyin, Nigeria. 16th – 19th March, 2008.

3.   18th Annual Conference of Botanical Society of Nigeria, Bayero University, Kano, Kano State, Nigeria. 8th – 12th March, 2009.

4.   ETF - Research Methodology Capacity Building Workshop on Agric, Life and Physical Sciences for Lecturers of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria. Education Trust Fund (ETF).Arewa House, Kaduna, Nigeria. 17 – 21 May, 2010.

5.   Two-day regional seminar on the “Resuscitation of Endangered Indigenous Food and Plants of South Eastern Nigeria”. 3rd to 4th May, 2012, Enugu, Enugu State.

6.   21st Annual Conference of theBotanical Society of Nigeria (BOSON), ObafemiAwolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. June 3rd – 7th, 2012.

7.   Capacity Development Workshop in Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology, Centre for Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. June 15th – 19th, 2015

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Chapter in a Book

Markson, A. A., Madunagu, B. E., Umana, E. J., Udo, S. E. and Omosun, G. (2012). Sustainable Techniques in Mushroom Cultivation. In: Challenges to Sustainable Production in Agriculture and Environment: Nigeria in Perspective (Editors - Ijeomah, H.M. and Aiyeloja, A. A.), TopbaseNig Limited, Lagos, Nigeria. Pp 282 -  299.

 

 

 

Journal Publications

  1. Edeoga, H. O., Okpara, D. A. and Omosun, G. (2004). Agronomic and yield characteristics of eleven sugarcane cultivars at different sampling dates in south eastern Nigeria. Advances in Agricultural Sciences, 9:103-108.
  2. Edeoga, H. O., Omosun, G. and Uche, L. C. (2006). Chemical composition of Hyptissuaveolensand Ocimumgratissimum hybrids from Nigeria. African Journal of Biotech., 5(10):892-895.
  3. Edeoga, H. O.,Omosun, G. and Awomukwu, D.A. (2006). Tannins and calcium oxalate crystals in lamina of some Phyllanthusspecies. Int. Journal of Molecular Medicine and Adv. Sciences, 2(3):326-329.
  4. Edeoga, H. O., Omosun, G., Osuagwu, G. G. E. and Emezue, O. O. (2006). Raphides and tannins in the leaf of some Mimosa species. International Journal of Pharmacology, 2(6):660-662.
  5. Edeoga, H. O., Omosun, G., Osuagwu, G. G. E. and Emezue, O. O. (2007). Microscopic anatomy and histochemistry of the stem and root of some Mimosa species. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 6(4):688-691.
  6. Edeoga, H. O.,Omosun, G. and Ako, C. P. (2007). Trichomes of Mormodica Species with calcium oxalate crystals. Environment and Ecology, 25(2): 399-402.
  7. Edeoga, H. O., Omosun, G., Osuagwu, G. G. E. and Awomukwu, D. A. (2007). Anatomical features of vegetative organs of Phyllanthus Species. Environment and Ecology, 25(3):548-553.
  8. Edeoga, H. O., Omosun, G., Osuagwu, G. G. E. and Ako, C. P. (2007). Important epidermal traits of Mormodica Species. Environment and Ecology, 25(3):542-544.
  9. H. O. Edeoga., G. Omosun, G. G. E. Osuagwu and O. O. Emezue (2008). Micromorphology of the leaf cuticle in Mimosa Species (Leguminoseae-Mimosoideae). Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 7(4): 424-426.
  10. Omosun, G., A. A. Markson and O. Mbanasor (2008). Growth and anatomy of Amaranthushybridus as affected by different crude oil concentrations. American-Eurasian Journal of Scientific Research, 3(1): 70-74.
  11. H. O. Edeoga, G. G .E. Osuagwu, G. Omosun, B. O. Mbaebie and A. S. Onwuka (2008). Chemical characters and utility of some Rubiaceous medicinal plants from Nigeria. RPMP, Phytopharmacology and Therapeutic Values, 23: 79-87

12. Omosun, G.,Edeoga, H. O. and Markson, A. A. (2009). Anatomical changes due to crude oil pollution and its heavy metals component in three Mucuna species. Recent Research in Science and Technology, 1(6): 264 – 269.

13. Edeoga, H. O., Omosun, G., Osuagwu, G. G. E., Mbaebie B. O. and Madu, B. A. (2009). Micromorphological characters of the vegetative and floral organs of some Cleome species from Nigeria. American-Eurasian Journal of Scientific Reseach. 4(3): 124-127.

14. Okeke, S. I., G. Omosun and A. I. Izundu (2009).The Ethnobotanical potentials of species of Crotolaria L. in Agriculture.World Journal of Biotechnology, 10(1): 153-1540.

15.Omosun, G., Edeoga, H. O., Markson, A. A. and Madunagu, B. E. (2010). Uptake of lead, nickel and copper by three Mucuna species.International Journal of Current Research, 4:098-103.

16. Edeoga, H. O., Osuagwu, G. G. E., Omosun, G.,Mbaebie, B. O. and Osuagwu, A. N. (2010). Pharmaceutical and therapeutic potentials of some wild Cucurbitaceae species from south-east Nigeria. Recent Research in Science and Technology, 2(1): 63-68.

17. Edeoga, H. O., Omosun, G.  andThankGod, L. I. (2010). Exomorphology of leaf epidermis of some Nigerian Capsicum (Solanaceae).International Journal of Current Research, 4:087-090.

 18. Markson, A. A., Omosun, G., Madunagu, B. E., Amadioha, A. C., Wokocha, R. (2010). Physicochemical alteration of tissues of white yam (DioscorearotundataPoir) tubers incited by BotryoiplodiatheobromaePat.International Journal of Current Research, 4:055-061.

19.Ogidi, E. G. O., Eka, M. J., Madunagu, B. E. and Omosun, G. (2010). Interrelationship between yield and components of gamma ray irradiated cowpea under humid tropical rainforest conditions of Umudike, Nigeria. International Journal of Current Research, 4:025-029.

     20.  Markson, A. A., Amadioha, A. C., Wokocha, R. C., Omosun, G. and Madunagu, B. E. (2010). Biochemical alteration of yam tuber tissues incited by Botryodiplodiatheobromae Pat. International Journal of Current Research, 4:094-097.

     21Ekaluo, U. B. Ikpeme, E. V., Udensi, O., Markson, A. A. Madunagu, B. E., Omosun, G. and UMana, E. J. (2010). Effect of aqeous leaf extract of neem (Azadirachtaindica) on the hormonal milieu of male rats.International Journal of Current Research, 4:001-003.

22     Ogidi, E. G. O., Omosun, G.,Markson, A. A. and Kalu, M. (2010). Effects of gamma ray irradiation on the metric traits of vegetable cowpea (Vignaunguiculata (l.) Walp) in Umudike, Southern Nigeria.Asian Journal of Science and Technology, 5: 086-090.

 23    Mbabie, B., Omosun, G., Uti, A. and Oyedemi, S. (2010). Chemical composition of Sesamumindicum L. (Sesame) grown in Southeastern Nigeria and the physicochemical properties of the seed oil. Seed Science and Biotechnology, 4(1): 69-72.

24     Omosun G., V.C. Okereke, M.I. Godwin-Egein, E.O. Ekundayo, T.A. Emenalom (2011). Alteration of tissues of two varieties of sweet potato (ipomeabatatas) by Curvularialunata.South Asian Journal of Experimental Biology, 1(2): 56-60

 25    Ndukwe, K. O., Edeoga, H. O., Omosun, G and Ezeigbo, O. R. (2010). Soil fertility regeneration using a fallow legume, Centrosemapascuorum Mart. ex Benth.Nigerian Journal of Botany, 24(1): 99-108.

    26    Markson, A. A., Amadioha, A. C., Omosun, G., Ukeh, D., Udo, S. E., Umana, E. J., and Madunagu, B. E.(2011). Control efficiency of Botryodiplodiatheobromae(pat.) by essential oil of Aframomummelegueta(K. Schum) seed from south-south, Nigeria.International Science Research Journal, 3: 88 – 92.

   27    Ekaluo, U. B., Ikpeme, E. V.,Udensi, O., Madunagu, B. E., Markson, A. A., Omosun, G. and Umana, E. J. (2011). Anti-fertility activity of aqueous leaf extract of neem (azadirachtaIndica) in male albino rats. World Journal of Medical Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences 2011, 1(1): 01-05.

    28    Umeh, M.O., Edeoga, H.O. and Omosun, G. (2011). Nitrogen fertilizer type and rate effects on growth and yield response of soybean varieties, ContinentalJournal of Agronomy, 5 (2): 1 – 8.

    29    Ndukwe, K. O., Edeoga, H.O. and Omosun, G. (2011). Soil fertility regeneration using some fallow legumes.Continental Journal of Agronomy, 5 (2): 9 – 14.

   30     Markson, A. A., Amadioha, A. C., Omosun, G., Madunagu, B. E., Udo, S. E., and Umana, E. J. (2012) . Control of Botryodiplodiatheobromaecausing Tissue Rot of White Yam (DioscorearotundataPoir).Journal of Agricultural Science, 2(1): 1-7.

   31     Udensi, O., Ikpeme, E.V., Markson, A.A., Omosun, G., Madunagu, B.E. and Umana, E.J. (2011). Physicochemical Markers of Water Samples Treated with MoringaOleiferaSeed Suspension,Research Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, 7(2): 322-327.

32        Markson, A. A., Umana, E. J., Udo, S. E., Omosun, G., Madunagu, B. E., Osim, M. O. (2012) Tissue masceration and starch depletion caused by some rot pathogens of cassava (ManihotesculentaCrantz).International Journal of Current Research, 4 (04):099-104.

  33      Omosun, G.,Okoro, I. A., Ekundayo. E., Ojimelukwe, P.C. and Ibe.O. (2013).Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants useful for malaria therapy in seven local government of Abia State, South east Nigeria.Advancement in Medicinal Plant Research, 1(2): 39-44

  34     Okoro I.A., Ekundayo, E., Omosun, G. and Ojimekukwe P.C. (2013). Evaluation of murine model of malaria using ethanolic leaf extracts of pride of barbados (Caesalpiniapulcherrima). International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Chemistry, 3(2): 326-329

 35      Jimoh, M. A., Edeoga, H. O. and Omosun, G. (2013). DNA fingerprinting of six Senna species and the taxonomic implication.International Journal of Advanced Research in Biotechnology, 1(6):020-026.

   36     Markson, A. A.,Omosun, G.,Madunagu, B. E., Amadioha, A. C.,Udo, S. E., Umana, E. J. and Ekaluo, U. (2010). Growth response of Botryodiplodiatheobromaeto some environmental factors and its implication on yam storage.International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 5 (1& 2)11 – 15

    37    Ekundayo, E., Okoro, I. A., Omosun, G., Ojimelukwe, P. C., Nnadozie, O.  C. (2014).dduAnti-bacteria activities of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of leaves of guava (PsidiumGuajava). International Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and Analysis, 4 (2): 91-94

    38    Markson, A. A., Omosun, G.,Umana, E. J., Madunagu, B. E., Amadioha, A. C., Udo, S. E. (2014). Differential response of SolanumtuberosumL. andIpomeabatatasL. to three rot pathogens. International Research Journal of Natural Sciences, 2 (1): 37 – 38

39        Omeh, Y., Omosun, G., Adiele, I. P. and Ejiofor, U. E. (2014). Some kidney function parameters of wistar albino rat fed Pentaclethramacrophylla seeds meal. European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience, 2(3): 17 – 20.

 

40        Ifediora, N. H., Edeoga, H. O. and Omosun, G. (2014). Effects of salinity on the growth anddr viscosity of fruits of Okra (AbelmoschusesculentusL.).International Journal of Current Agricultural Research, 1(7): 081 – 084.

 

41        Jimoh, M. A., Edeoga, H. O. and Omosun,, G. (2014). The antibacterial activity of ethanolic leaf extracts of six Sennaspecies. Pharmacy and Pharmacology Research, 2 (x): x – x (Accepted for publication).

           

42        Ndukwe, O. K., Edeoga, H. O., Okwulehie, I. C. and Omosun, G. (2015). Genetic variation and relatedness at DNA level in ten maize varieties using RAPD. Asian Academic Research Journal Multidisciplinary, 1(33): 241 – 257.

43        Ndukwe, O. K., Edeoga, H. O. and Omosun, G. (2015). Varietal differences in some nutritional composition of ten maize varieties grown in Nigeria.International Journal of Academic Research and Reflection, 3(5): 1 – 11.

44.       Nduche, M. U., Omosun, G. and Okwulehie, I. C. (2015). Ethnobotanical Survey of plant used as remedy for fertility conditions in Ebonyi State of Nigeria. Scholars Academic Journal of Biosciences, 3(2B): 214 – 221.

  45      Nduche, M. U., Edeoga, H. O. and Omosun, G. (2015). Evaluation of the chemical composition of five Nigerian plants.IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences, 10(2): 27 – 31.

 

   46     Markson, A. A., Omosun, G.,Madunagu, B. E., Amadioha, A. C., Umana, E. J. and Udo, S. E. (2013). Potency of plant-based fungicides against a rot pathogen of white yam (DioscorearotundataPoir).Journal of Phytology, x(x): xx-xx. (Accepted for publication).

 

 

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