Edema - Associate Professor of Food Microbiologist - Nigeria


I have skils in fermentation of food substrates and renewable feedstock for food and feed development; development of starter cultures used in fermentation technology; food safety management systems; food biotechnology and biosafety systems. I am on skillpages to network with professional colleagues.


Associate Professor of Food Microbiologist

Work History

Associate Professor

Federal University

Acting Director


February 2012 - July 2012

Aug 2012 • Associate Director, Gender Issues in Science & Technology, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Gender Issues in Science and Technology (CEGIST) - February 2012 - July 2012.

• African Nutrition Leadership Programme (ANLP) Grant for the 11th African Nutrition
Leadership Seminar. 10-20 March, 2013. Elgro River Lodge, District Potchefstroom, South
• Africa - Brazil Agricultural Innovation Marketplace Grant with Embrapa Food
Technology, Brazil on "Nutritional properties and health functionality of wholegrain millet

TWAS Individual

August 2012 - July 2013

research grant for "Development of starter cultures for under-utilized


From November 2012

mber 2012
• Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) International Capacity Building Fund Grant for research on "Growth and survival of pathogens in selected Nigerian fermented foods",

World Agroforestry Centre, ICRAF and University of Pretoria Research Attachment

November 2012 - December 2012

in the Department of Food Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa, for "Effect of

Sourdough Fermentation on Fonio Dough Properties

June 2011 - November 2011

Grant for attendance at FOODMICRO 2010 Symposium in Copenhagen, Denmark, 30 August - 3
September, 2010. • African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI) Conference Grant for the TWOWS Fourth General Assembly and International Conference, Beijing, China, 27
- 30 June 2010 • Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) President's Fund Grant to attend the 4th

Senior Lecturer, Department of Food Science and Technology

Federal University

April 2010 - October 2012

Visiting Scientist

Department of Plant Protection and Applied Microbiology, University

March 2009 - April 2009

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development

Freising, Germany

From October 2009

(AWARD) Post-Doctoral

International Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology

The International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) Travel award for the XII
International Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology, Istanbul, Turkey, 5 - 9

Cochran Fellowship

From August 2008

award of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural
Service (FAS) to attend the 10th International short course on food safety at Michigan


Up to April 2011

2008 on
Funding Research in the Developing World, Alexandria, Egypt, April 11-16, 2008.
• Nature Publishing Group Award to attend the Gordon Research Conference on

Senior Lecturer

University of Agriculture

October 2007 - March 2010

Visiting Lecturer

The Copperbelt University

March 2007 - February 2008

Food Management at the Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Quality Sciences

Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins at Colby College

From June 2007

, Waterville, Maine, USA, June 2007.
• MASHAV Scholarship for participation in the 4th International Post-graduate Course on
Food Management at the Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Quality Sciences,

Division for External Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

From May 2007

State University, East Lansing, USA, July

From August 2006

Lecturer I

University of Agriculture

October 2004 - September 2007

Lecturer II

University of Agriculture

October 2001 - September 2004

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences

University of Agriculture

March 1999 - September 2001

Associate Lecturer, Department of Botany and Microbiology

University of Ibadan

October 1997 - September 1999

Qualifications & Certifications


University of Ibadan


University of Ibadan


Ogun State University

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