Dr. Khalid O. Adekoya

Dr. Khalid Olajide Adekoya is an Associate Professor of Genetics in the Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, University of Lagos, Nigeria. He earned B.Sc. Biology from UNILAG, 1987 and Doctorate in Cell Biology and Genetics from same University, 2009. He teaches Genetics courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Has supervised over 100 undergraduate projects, more than 50 Masters and Postgraduate diploma research projects and co-supervised 7 Ph.D. Thesis in Genetics, Forensic Genetics, Genetic Toxicology and Molecular Genetics. He has attended over 55 Scientific conferences within and outside the country where he contributed both oral and poster presentations. He has to his credit over 50 published materials in reputable National and International/Foreign Journals as well as contributed chapters in 2 books. He serves on editorial boards as reviewer/Sub-Editor in over 10 scientific journals. He has also served as expert/examiner or PG representative to over 20 Ph.D. oral examinations. Dr. Adekoya has been involved as a leader or member of teams in 14 grants and fellowships in various areas from diverse fields of Agriculture, food security and forensic biology. He is a fellow of the Institute of Security, Nigeria, a member of International Association of Forensics and a member of Society for Forensic and Analytical Scientists. Dr. Khalid Adekoya has contributed nationally as resource person and National Biology expert for Ministry of Education, West African Examinations Council, National Examination Council and Joint University Preliminary Examination Board at various times. He has also been a resource person to 2nd World Bank/UNILAG STEP B project training on ICT tools for teaching at the Post Basic level. He has been an assessor at the Competitive Agricultural Research Grant Scheme proposals in West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) in 2014 and 2015. He has been member of several committees at the Departmental, Faculty and University levels. He was the Sub-Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, UNILAG (2015 – 2017) and currently the Ag. Head of Department of Cell Biology and Genetics.


  • Genetics Society of Nigeria,
  • Genetic Toxicology Association of Nigeria,
  • Nigerian Society of Experimental Biology,
  • Center of Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Management,
  • Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, World Poultry Society,
  • International Association of Forensics, Institute of Security, Nigeria,
  • Society for Forensics and Analytical Scientists.

Career Opportunities

Applications are invited for Masters and Doctoral candidates across Africa who are interested in further studies in Genomics of NCDs at the Center for Genomics of NCDs and Personalized Healthcare. Please send a copy of your CV at cgnph@unilag.edu.ng for further information.

Press Coverage

Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Workshop 2020
(Date to be announced soon)

Contact Us

+2348143875610, +2348091970600
unilag.gencods@gmail.com, cgnph@unilag.edu.ng

©2020 Ncdsgenomics. All Rights Reserved.