Prof. D.O Oluwayelu

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Dr. Daniel O. Oluwayelu, D.V.M. (1992), M.Sc Veterinary Microbiology (1999), Ph.D (2006). Dr. Oluwayelu is the current head of the Virology Unit in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Ibadan. He is a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Microbiology with focus on application of classical and molecular virological techniques to the diagnosis of viral diseases especially arboviral and zoonotic livestock diseases. Dr. Oluwayelu is also a member of the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) and the American Society for Microbiologists (ASM). He has requisite training in classical and molecular virology, and knowledge and skills in field and laboratory techniques in arbovirus disease surveillance and diagnosis. He has vast experience in the laboratory diagnosis of several viral diseases of economic and public health importance including Newcastle disease, infectious bursal disease, chicken infectious anaemia, African swine fever, bluetongue, rabies and influenza. At the national level, he was actively involved in the laboratory testing of field samples for avian influenza (AI) under the National AI active surveillance programme in 2007. He has over 50 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and refereed conference proceedings. He has supervised 12 D.V.M. projects and currently mentors 2 M.Sc and 2 Ph.D candidates.

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