Dr Etinosa Igbinosa

Dr Etinosa Igbinosa


University of Benin


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Work and Research

I am a research professor and leader of a research group at the Department of Microbiology, University of Benin, Nigeria. I have received wide recognition for my research nationally and internationally. I use classical and modern molecular biological techniques to characterize the global patterns of spread of invasive antibiotic resistance and their possible transfer routes. I have made critical contributions to the understanding structure and diversity in antibiotic resistant, and virulence genes in bacteria pathogens. My work finds applications in the tackling antimicrobial resistance strains of leading food safety problems and in the environment.

Fields Of Expertise

Molecular Microbiology
Microbial Ecology / Diversity
Microbial Genomics

Research Profiles

My contribution to science and its impact on society

I am a founding member of the Nigerian Young Academy (NYA) and member Young Affiliate of The World Academy of Science (TWAS) and TWAS Young Affiliate Network (TYAN). I also served as the Secretary General of the NYA between 2013 and 2015. In this role, we provided a new platform for young scientists to contribute their knowledge and skills to the development of science and technology in developing countries. In 2013, I established a research group and laboratory at the University of Benin, Nigeria. I have been leading this research laboratory for the last 3 years. I have supervised a number of junior postdoctoral researchers/ visiting scholars, and Ph.D. and M.Sc. students and several Bachelor students.  I was the chairperson and the local organizer of the TWAS-ROSSA young scientists meeting in which case we invited and hosted the 2016 Regional Young Scientists Conference (RYSC) in Nigeria. I was responsible for the invitation of other young academy representatives from Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Kenya, Benin Republic, Uganda, South Africa and Ghana. The conference was to chart a course for ''inclusive growth and sustainable development'' in Africa by the year 2063. I regularly contribute to national and international congresses as participant, invited speaker and organizer. I review papers for key journals in my field.