Prof. Aina Adeogun, Ph.D

  • Professor
  • Head, Aquatic Toxicology Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria;; 

Aina O. Adeogun PhD is a Professor of Molecular and Cellular Toxicology with special focus on Aquatic Toxicology at the Department of Zoology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. Her research addresses issues of impact/risk assessment, the functional and regulatory aspects of differentially expressed genes, proteins and enzymes, and the general stress of contaminants, including endocrine modulators in wildlife species and fish reproductive physiology. Prof Adeogun received a BSc in Zoology, MSc and PhD in Aquatic Toxicology from University of Ibadan, Nigeria and has since then initiated several on-going active collaborations with Universities in Norway, USA, Italy and South Africa. She has pioneered research into the development and validation of molecular techniques for understanding the molecular and cellular basis of endocrine disruption and obesity in aquatic organisms in Nigeria and other African countries. Her commitment to cutting edge research and capacity building in molecular and cellular toxicology for sustainable academic and environmental management in Nigeria and other African countries resulted in her recent receipt of the following international awards and recognition: Global Senior Scholar of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) – 2018; Seeding Labs Instrumental Access to Department of Zoology for provision of equipment to Universities in developing countries – 2018; African representative on the Society of Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry (SETAC) Global Omics Group – 2018. She was the featured scientist on Thermofisher Scientific Apple Podcast on ScienceWithATwist highlighting the impact of equipment donation on the development of scientific research in Africa. She is passionate about mentoring of the teeming young academic colleagues in Nigeria and has leveraged on her numerous international collaborations to ensure the success of several young academic scientists at the graduate level, especially in training and completion of the molecular aspects of some of her PhD students research with publications in high impact journals and postdoctoral positions on completion of their PhD. Prof Adeogun is a member of several learned societies and subgroups including Society of Toxicology (SOT), Toxicologists of African Origin (TAO), Women in Toxicology (WIT), Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology (RDTSS), Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Pollutant Responses in Marine Organisms (PRIMO) and is a founding member of the Forum of Nigerian Toxicologists (FONTOX). Prof Adeogun is the immediate Past President of Toxicologists of African Origin and has recently been appointed the West African Coordinator of the Society for Risk Assessment (SRA), Africa. She has authored over 80 scientific publications in highly rated peer-reviewed journals and is a reviewer for several journals.


  • Opening symposium

    The opening symposium is aimed at discussing a very important issue in mentoring at the postgraduate level. Seasoned senior academics have been selected to lead discussions on the topic “Theory, Reality and Challenges of Collaborative Doctoral Education and training: Supervisor-Supervisee perspectives”