Welcome to Biochemistry Department, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. One of the oldest Biochemistry Departments in Nigeria. Our focus is centered on Teaching and Research of biochemistry. The Department can boast of an array of Academic staff drawn from an array of specializations unique to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The Department has been at the fore front of training of human capacity in the fields of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology who have been at the fore front of National development and global research in the field. We hope you find the information on the site helpful.
Professor I. A. Umar
Head of Department.
To produce highly skilled manpower with adequate theoretical and practical knowledge in Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Biotechnology, Nutrition and Environmental conservation and safety to meet the requirements of modern research and industry for the development of the community and the world at large.
Department of Biochemistry ABU shall be a world class Department comparable to any other engaged in imparting contemporary knowledge in biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, Nutrition and Environmental conservation and safety using modern state of the art teaching and research facilities to aspiring scientist from all over the world; develop and pursue innovations relevant to the immediate needs of the community, Nigeria and the world at large.
The major thrust of the Department’s Programmes is teaching and research, which must have considerable biochemical
content and should be conducted in any of the following or other areas of biochemistry under the supervision of approved
supervisory committee as staff and equipment are available.
• Molecular biology of Tropical diseases
• Biotechnology & Medical Biochemistry
• Medicinal Plants (therapeutic & toxicological evaluation)
• Nutritional biochemistry & Environmental Toxicology
• Microbial biochemistry
• Analytical biochemistry