Degree: B. Agric., M. Agric., Ph. D
Tel: +234 803 8239503
Department: Animal Breeding and Genetics
Academic Rank: Professor
Current Position: Head of Department
Prof. Adebambo Ayotunde Olutumininu is a Professor in the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics (ABG), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB). He guides the Department in its objective of poverty alleviation of the rural populace and enhancement of conservatory programme through determination of genetic control of quantitative traits in crossbred meat type chickens and the combination of strains to determine superiority. He is responsible for teaching, research, archiving, accumulation, arrangement and analysis of all data collected by both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
He graduated from the Premier University of Ibadan in 1998 and joined the service of FUNAAB in 2001 as a Graduate Assistant. He rose through the ranks of Graduate Assistant to Reader in 2014.
Over the last one and half decade at FUNAAB, Prof. Adebambo has been carrying out research activities, supervising and training of students on new methodologies in breeding, quantitative, molecular genetics, extension of new found results and testing of germ plasm on local production systems in Nigeria.
He has won so many award which include: Fellow Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA), Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE). European Commission project on “Blood Test for Clinical Therapy Guidance of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Patients” (LungCARD). Jan. 2017 – Ongoing; The Bill and Melinda Gates Program for Emerging Agricultural Research Leaders (PEARL) awards. Oct. 2014 – 2017; C.V. Raman International Fellowship for African Researchers grant for 6 months postdoctoral study in Genome wide association study of Mithun (Bos frontalis). Jul. 2013 – Dec. 2013; Recipient of the Science and Technology Education in Post Basic Project (STEP-B) grant for 3 months training in Genome wide association study of Nigerian indigenous chicken at University of Nottingham funded by World Bank on Biotechnologies applicable to Agricultural production in Nigeria. Dec. 2012 – Feb. 2013; Recipient of the Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources and Agricultural Research (IFSERAR), University of Agriculture, Abeokuta grant to carry out characterization of Nigerian indigenous chicken ecotypes using microsatellite markers; Recipient of the Science and Technology Education in Post Basic Project (STEP-B) grant for ongoing research project funded by World Bank on Biotechnologies applicable to Agricultural production in Nigeria; Outstanding Research Award for the presentation of a research project of high standard and relevance to national development at the 1st Nigerian universities research and development fair held at Abuja, 22nd to 25th November, 2004; Outstanding Research Award for the presentation of a research project of high standard and relevance to national development at the 2nd Nigerian universities research and development fair held at Abuja, December, 2005. He has 23 publications in learned journals and has written 5 textbooks. He has also supervised 65 undergraduate project students and 19 postgraduate project students. He has successfully developed 2 indigenous layer and 2 indigenous broiler hybrids for the Nigerian market (ALPHA BROWN PULLETS & ALPHA WHITE BROILERS). He is an expert in in vitro molecular techniques, Statistical and database software skills. Prof. Adebambo is a member of Genetics Society of Nigeria, Nigerian Society for Animal Production, World’s Poultry Science Association, Nigerian branch, Animal Science Association of Nigeria, World Academy of Young Scientists, NigBiotechNet group.
Prof. Adebambo is currently working on stabilizing lines of improved indigenous chickens and genome wide association studies and population structure of indigenous livestock breeds using SNPs chips.