Prof. John ℓ̊ Anetor – Plenary

  • Professor
  • Department of Chemical Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan. Ibadan, Nigeria

Prof. John Ibhagbemien ANETOR is a Clinical Chemist specializing in Toxicology and Micronutrient Metabolism. He is a Professor of Chemical Pathology and Toxicology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is the team leader of the Laboratory for Toxicology & Micronutrient Metabolism (LTMM) of his department. John Anetor is currently the Head of Chemical Pathology Department, University of Ibadan and formerly a Visiting Professor at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Now a Consultant / Research Collaborator in the same university. He is also a Specialist Adviser (Consultant) to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan in Chemical Pathology. His undergraduate education was in Medical Laboratory science and holds both an M.Sc. and a Doctorate in Chemical Pathology from the University of Ibadan. He had his post-doctoral training at the Pathology Department, Osaka City University Medical School, Osaka, Japan, where he worked on chemical carcinogenesis and chemoprevention under Professor Shoji Fukushima, MD, PhD. He was a visiting scientist at University of Leicester, U. K. and the Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA. Professor Anetor is a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Chemistry (FAACC), Fellow Academy of Toxicological Sciences (FATS), Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry of the United Kingdom (FRSC UK), Fellow, Institute of Biomedical Science of the United Kingdom (FIBMS UK), Fellow, American College of Nutrition (FACN), Fellow, Council of Medical Laboratory Science of Nigeria (FCMLS). He also a Member, Association of Clinical Biochemistry & Laboratory Medicine (ACB) UK, Member, Society of Toxicology (SOT), US. He was admitted to the National Register of Italian Certified Toxicologists- RENTIC and is a European Registered Toxicologist (ERT). John Anetor is also a Member, International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT). He is on the editorial board of several national and international journals and a Corresponding Member representing Nigeria on the Joint Task Force on Newborn Screening (TF-NBS) of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) and the International Society for the Study of Newborns. He is also a Member, National Health Research Ethics of Nigeria (N-HREC). His field of research, yielding over 145 publications (excluding published abstracts and proceedings) includes clinical and environmental toxicology, chemical carcinogenesis, immunotoxicology, chemoprevention and biomonitoring. He focuses on amelioration of toxic states, embracing chemical carcinogenesis and oxidative stress using the molecular and metabolic activities of micronutrients. His interest is also growing in the area of toxicology and society- misuse of science; chemical and biological warfare and the opioid crisis. He is a recipient of several grants and traveling fellowships, including those of the Jejima Foundation, Osaka, Japan, International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX), SOT, Gordon Research Conferences (GRC), and ACB. He is married to Dr. Gloria Anetor, PhD, MPH, FRSPH (UK), a health education and public health specialist at the National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja. The marriage blessed with four children


  • Plenary session 2

    Each of the plenaries in UCBR will address specific areas of the theme of the conference. I is expected that participants will  reflect on the presentations, ask questions, discuss next steps and celebrate good work and positive learning outcomes.