Prof. Victor B. Owoyele Plenary

  • Professor
  • Department of Physiology, College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin

Professor Bamidele Victor Owoyele had his university education at the University of Ilorin ( B.Sc. 1996 & Ph.D. 2007 and University of Ibadan (M.Sc. 2001). He became a Professor of Physiology in 2017. He was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Medical School from 2018 to 2019. He is currently the Head of the Department of Physiology, University of Ilorin. The President of the Society for Experimental Biology of Nigeria (NISEB), President of Ilorin Neuroscience Group (ING), a group he co-founded in 2014. He is also the first Vice President of the Society for the Study of Pain, Nigeria.

He is the Treasurer of the Neuroscience Society of Nigeria, a member of the Executive Committee of the Society for Neuroscientists of Africa, a member of the Fellowships, Grants, and Awards Working Group, and two other important committees of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). He is a member of the African Regional Committee (ARC) of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO). He is an associate editor of prestigious academic journals such as The Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences and Frontiers in Veterinary and Comparative Pain.

His main research interest is in the area of finding therapeutic agents against inflammation and neurological ailments in medicinal plants and natural products. His research has identified biomarkers in patients suffering from chronic pain, provided an insight on the possibility for the use of Bromelain (from pineapple) for the management of coronavirus diseases including COVID-19. He had screened up to 30 medicinal and bioactive agents for their usefulness in the management of neurological diseases such as inflammation, Pain, Parkinson’s disease. Alzheimer’s’ disease and other models.  He received a substantial grant from the National Research Fund of TETfund in 2016 to evaluate the effects of vitamin D supplementation on motor disturbances in Parkinson’s disease, in addition, he has won many research and travel grants. He has over 125 publications, a Google Scholar citation of 1907, and an H-index of 21. He has completed the supervision of 7 Ph.Ds., 23 Masters, and over 200 B.Sc. students.


  • Plenary session 1

    This is the first Plenary session of UCBR-7. Each speaker has a maximum of 20 minutes for presentation. At the end of the four presentations, 20 minutes will be devoted to discussion, questions and answers