July 19, 2019 | Author | 0 Comments
The Vice Chancellor of Chrisland University, Abeokuta,
Professor Chinedum Peace Babalola has declared opened a 2-Day intensive
conference, themed: ‘’Hands - On Practical Training on Molecular
Biology’’ at the Biochemistry Laboratory Complex of the
The 2-Day conference which kick-started from 15th – 16th
July, 2019 was presented by the Association of Medical Laboratory
Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN), Ogun State branch in partnership with the
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Babalola said
‘’Molecular biology forms the basis of disease diagnosis as well as drug
treatment. As a Pharmacist and researcher, I research into
pharmacogenetics which looks at genetic differences in drug disposition.
We individuals are genetically different and so can manifest
differences in disease prognosis and the way we react to drugs. One dose
does not fit all’’.
‘’ My team and I reported the first ever full pharmacogenetics study
on Nigerians and carried out a large population study on genetics of
hypersensitivity of sulphonamides’’ she said.
While welcoming the AMLSN to Chrisland University, she said ‘’We will
be willing to partner with you as we plans to introduce Medical
Laboratory Science as one of our programmes in the next session’’.
The VC further said ‘’As a lifelong learner, I am willing to learn
more from you at this conference and wish I can be with you to learn
She however, lauded the Dean of Science and HOD Microbiology, Prof.
Mrs. Akintokun for planning and coordinating the training workshop on
the management behalf.
The 2-Day workshop featured lectures on the general principles and
hands-on training to include: Nucleic Acid (DNA and RNA) Extraction from
biological materials; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Gel Electrophoresis
and Interpretation; Sample Preparation for Sequencing and Introductory
Targeted audience at the conference includes; Medical Laboratory
Scientists; Lecturers of Basic Medical Veterinary and Biological
Sciences; Researchers and Pathologists and residents in pathology
interested in sciences.