Dept. of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

The Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

The Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (DBB) offers training in the fields of both Biochemistry and Biotechnology. The programs at the diploma level include Diploma in Technology (Biochemistry) and Diploma in Technology (Biotechnology) which have been running. At Degree level we have two programmes currently running, these are Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology (with the first lot of students currently in the second year of study, while the second batch of students are in the first semester of their first year) and Bachelor of Philosophy in Biotechnology ( the first batch of students are in their second year of study). The first Batch of the Bachelor of Technology in Biochemistry will be joining in May 2012.
The department is currently working on the development of Curriculum for MSc. and PhD.
Career Opportunities: Graduates will be absorbed in service industries like diagnostics and forensics; manufacturing such as drug and biochemical design; Bio-production such as vaccines, gene products including proteins vitamins etc; Environmental management including bioremediation; Research in areas of medical, agriculture, Biotech-industries; education and training for instance in universities and Colleges, biotechnology process design, biological data management and servicing among others. These areas requires strong technical skills in biological sciences, engineering, physical sciences computational biology, management etc.
Our training is aligned to the national goals of promotion of science technology and innovation. We aim to produce innovators and techno-scientists equipped with the fundamental scientific principles Knowledge and its applications. This is to enable our graduates attain the knowledge of converting ideas into new technologies and be able to come up with new innovations that can lead to product development. This in turn will enable our graduates develop biotechnology enterprises which create wealth and employment.
To carry out these tasks of implementing our curriculum, we have Nine (9) Full time members of Teaching staff. One(1) Professor, Three(3) PhD ‘s . Three(3) MSc. Two of whom are currently pursuing their PhD studies and Two BSc. Holder‘s currently pursuing their MSc. There are two Technical staff at the Department one trained up to HND level.
The Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology offers the following programmes.
  • Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology:- (Industrial, Medical, and Agricultural Options)
  • Bachelor of Technology in Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Philosophy in Biotechnology (Industrial & Medical options)Bachelor of Philosophy in Technology Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Diploma in Technology (Biotechnology)
  • Diploma in Technology in Biochemistry
  • Diploma in Technology: Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
The Department also offer the following short courses during vacations April, August, December
  • DNA and Serological Forensics
  • Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Internal Quality Auditors (IQA)
  • Biofuel (BioGas, BioDidesel, BioEthanol) production.
  • Clinical Good Laboratory practices (GCLP)
  • Laboratory Biosafety and Quality assurance (Module I)
  • Laboratory Biosafety and Quality assurance (Module II)
  • Microbiological Laboratory Techniques