Prof. Peter ℓ̊ Aziba

  • Professor
  • Department of Pharmacology, College of Health Sciences, Igbinedion University. Okada

Professor Peter Inetiabor Aziba, is a Professor of smooth muscle(vascular and non vascular)pharmacology. His research is focused on drugs’ interactions with excitable cells, in order to elucidate the mechanisms of actions drug-receptor interactions. His accomplishments in this regard afforded him opportunities to work in leading laboratories outside the shores of Nigeria. Between 2004-2008,He was invited and appointed a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Medicinal Plants (SIRMP) University of Swaziland in Southern Africa.The terms of contract was to establish a bio-assay laboratory unit for the Institute and also mentor graduate students. He received a commendation award from the university at the expiration of his contract. He has in the course of his research been appointed Editor of many learned journals within and outside Nigeria. He has also attended and presented papers at numerous international and local conferences.

He has been recipients of many traveling Grants/Bursaries such as:

* The Bain Memorial Grants/Bursaries from the British Pharmacological Society in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

* Appointed by the International Union of Pharmacology (IUPHAR) as a member of the education

committee on Integrated Organ System Pharmacology (IOSP) from 2007 to date.

* IUPHAR Grants sponsorship to facilitate a course in IOSP at the University of Nairobi, Kenya in 2010.

Professor Aziba has attended and presented papers at the World Congresses of Pharmacology, Denmark 2010and Cape Town, 2014. In 2015, he was appointed a Tutor in the Department of Pharmacology &Pharmacy, at the The University of Hong Kong, China and worked in the renowned Laboratory of Professor Van Houtte, a leading scholar in Vascular Pharmacology. He is a member of several professional bodies and associations such as: the Prestigious British Society of Pharmacology; American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics; South African Society of Basic and Clinical pharmacology; West African Society of Pharmacology; Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. He is a Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Science Technology since 1986. He is at Present on Sabbatical Leave at Igbinedion University, Okada. He is happily married with 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.