Atanda, O.O: Awards Received

•      Oyo State Post Secondary Scholarship Award for Pre-medicine at Eastern Washington University, Cheney, USA. 1979/1980 Session.

•      National Merit Award, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Ilorin. Ilorin. 1980/81 Session.

•      Collaborator with the National Resources Institute (NRI) Chatham, Maritime, Kent, United Kingdom on a project- The Microbial Deterioration of Tropical Root and Tuber Crops in relation to Pre-harvest, Pathogens, Nematodes and Soil pests. June 1990.

•      Collaborator with the International Mycological Association (IMA) in the Production of the Directory of African Mycology. Sept 1990.

•      The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India and the Academy of Science for Developing Nations  Fellowships for Postgraduate Studies at Central Foods Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India. Jan 2003- June 2004.

•       UNAAB Travel Grant to attend Myco-Globe Mycotoxin International Conference (sponsored by the European Commission) whose theme was Reducing the Impact of Mycotoxin in Tropical Agriculture with Emphasis on Health and Trade in Africa. Accra, Ghana. 13th–16th September 2005.

• First Ph.D. Graduate. Dept. of Microbiology, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

•       MASHAV (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Israel Scholarship to attend the 6th International Postgraduate Training Programme in Food Technology. 15th Feb- 4th April 2006.

•       Member, National Codex General Purposes Technical Sub-committee. 2006-Date.

•        Coordinator of Research, Nigeria Mycotoxin Awareness and Study Network. 2006-April, 2010.

•        Travel Grant of the International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFMH) to attend the Food Micro 2006 Working Party on Culture Media (WPCM) Workshop on cultural media and the 20th International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFMH) Symposium. Bologna, Italy. 29th August-02 Sept. 2006.

•        Senior Fellowship Award of the International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX) to attend the X1 ICT Conference. Montreal, Canada. 15-19th June. 2007.

•        Departmental grant of Food Microbiology Laboratory, Dept. Food Science and Technolo, University of Bologna, Italy to be part of a Collaborative Research Group On Determination of Mycotoxins in some Foods. 2nd – 30th September, 2007.

•       Member Technical Committee on the Preparation of Draft Standard for Deep Fry Overripe Plantain (Dodo Ikire). Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON). Lekki, Peninsula, 2007.

•       Subsistence grant of the African Crop Science Society to attend the 8th African Crop Science Society Conference, Minia University Campus, El-Minia. Egypt.27th – 31st Oct. 2007.

•       Subsistence grant of ICFMH to attend the 2nd ICFMH Conference on Food Safety in Africa. University of Stenllenbosch, South Africa. 26yh Nov to 1st Dec 2007.

•       Subsistence grant of CHEMRAWN (CHEMical Research Applied to World Needs) – A standing committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) to attend the CHEMRAWN XII Conference titled The role of Chemistry in Sustainable Agriculture and Human Wellbeing in Africa. Stellenbosch University. 2nd to 5th December, 2007.

•       Vice-President, Nigeria Mycotoxin Awareness and Study Network. April 2008 – April, 2010

• President, Mycotoxicology Society of ( Formerly Nigeria Mycotoxin Awareness and  Study Network. April 2010 – Date.

• Subsistence grant of MycoRed to attend the Mycored African Conference. 4th – 6th April 20111. Cape-Town. South Africa

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