Dr. Ayodele Omotayo
Department of Microbiology

Dr Ayodele Elizabeth Omotayo 

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Dr. Ayodele Elizabeth Omotayo is an Environmental Microbiologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, University of Lagos. She is the current Deputy Director,  Quality Assurance and SERVICOM. Her research interest focuses on the biodegradation and  bioremediation of natural and xenobiotic compounds in polluted environment; microbial diversity  and community structures and functions in pristine and polluted environments. Also, the microbial  ecology of pests and biocontrol agents. She is a recipient of several awards, scholarships and  grants. She is a Fellow of Institute of Security Nigeria (FISN); a registered member of vibrant  professional bodies including the Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (MIPAN), Nigerian  Society for Microbiology (NSM) and Society for Applied Microbiology (SFAM). She has attended  several local and international conferences; programs and her research works have been published  both locally and internationally.

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  1. a) Secondary and Post- West African Examination Council, Senior School Certificate from Secondary Education: Command Day Secondary School Ikeja, Military Cantonment, Ikeja, Lagos, 1991. 
  2. b) Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Microbiology, Second Class (Hons.) (Upper Division), University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria,  

March 26, 1997. 

  1. c) Postgraduate: Master of Science (M.Sc.) Microbiology 

University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria February 22, 2002.  

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Microbiology,  

University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria (November 7, 2008); January  

28, 2009 

  1. d) Professional: Member, Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (MIPAN), November 21, 2013. 


  1. Diploma in Computer Science National Computer College, Cement, Lagos (August 1, 1998 to January 30, 1999) 
  2. Certificate in International Jerusalem Post-graduate Mashav Scholarship, Hebrew University of  course on “Adapting to Climate Change: (May 2 - June 30, 2011)  

Biotechnology in Agriculture a World of 

Global Environmental Changes”  

iii. Advanced Diploma in Strategic University of Lagos, UNILAG Consult in and Security  Infrastructure Protection collaboration with Institute of Security Nigeria (ISN) (Distinction; 2019/2020 Academic Session; February 4, 2021)