DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY

NAME: AHMAD MOHAMMED GUMEL (PhD)
HOD MICROBIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY

Title(s): Associate Professor of Biotechnology / HOD, MICROBIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY

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Dr. Ahmad Mohammed Gumel is an Associate Professor of Industrial Biotechnology and currently the Head of Department, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Federal University Dutse. He received postgraduate degrees (Master and Ph.D.) in Biotechnology from the University of Malaya in Malaysia. His area of specialization is Biocatalysis, specifically the synthesis of smart responsive biomedical materials for artificial actuators, surgical implants, therapeutics nano-carriers etc.

Dr. Gumel is a registered biotechnologist, with several membership to international professional associations. He is a board member of International Institute of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, member European Federation of Biotechnology, member Asian Federation of Biotechnology, member Royal Society of Chemistry United Kingdom, member American Chemical Society, member American Institute of Chemical Engineers, member Society for Biological Engineering USA, member Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society.

Dr Gumel has great deal of research experience owing to several collaborative high impact research projects. He is diligent and dedicated teacher with vast teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He loves teaching and enjoys conducting research activities.

He is well versed in operating synthetic and analytical equipment include inter alia microwave and ultrasonic synthesizers, bioreactors, microfluidic reactors, GC, GCMSMS, LCMS, HPLC, UHPLC, NMR, FTIR-ATR, DSC, TGA, OPM, XRD, SEM, TEM and confocal electron microscopy. His research success is evident from several academic publications in top tier international peer reviewed journals, books, conferences, as well as intellectual patents.

HOD MICROBIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY

Title(s): Associate Professor of Biotechnology / HOD, MICROBIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY

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Dr. Ahmad Mohammed Gumel is an Associate Professor of Industrial Biotechnology and currently the Head of Department, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Federal University Dutse. He received postgraduate degrees (Master and Ph.D.) in Biotechnology from the University of Malaya in Malaysia. His area of specialization is Biocatalysis, specifically the synthesis of smart responsive biomedical materials for artificial actuators, surgical implants, therapeutics nano-carriers etc.

Dr. Gumel is a registered biotechnologist, with several membership to international professional associations. He is a board member of International Institute of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, member European Federation of Biotechnology, member Asian Federation of Biotechnology, member Royal Society of Chemistry United Kingdom, member American Chemical Society, member American Institute of Chemical Engineers, member Society for Biological Engineering USA, member Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society.

Dr Gumel has great deal of research experience owing to several collaborative high impact research projects. He is diligent and dedicated teacher with vast teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He loves teaching and enjoys conducting research activities.

He is well versed in operating synthetic and analytical equipment include inter alia microwave and ultrasonic synthesizers, bioreactors, microfluidic reactors, GC, GCMSMS, LCMS, HPLC, UHPLC, NMR, FTIR-ATR, DSC, TGA, OPM, XRD, SEM, TEM and confocal electron microscopy. His research success is evident from several academic publications in top tier international peer reviewed journals, books, conferences, as well as intellectual patents.

Professor Mohammed Bello Yerima

Title(s): Professor

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Professor Mohammed Bello Yerima, an Applied Environmental Microbiologist graduated from the prestigious Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto-Nigeria where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology in 1994. He also obtained M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees in Applied Microbiology (Bioremediation) from the University of Jos, NIGERIA. He is involved in Research and Teaching Microbiology for 25 years now at University level. Now he is with newly established Federal University Dutse-NIGERIA. He has published over fifty peer reviewed articles in both foreign and local journals. He also has to his credit close to sixty Conference/Workshop papers which he had presented both locally and internationally. His area of research interest is Environmental Microbiology/Biotechnology (Bioremediation) and Algal Biomass Utilization. Yerima is the Immediate Past President of Biotechnology Society of Nigeria and the current President, Nigerian Society for Microbiology. He is a Fellow of Nigerian Society for Microbiology and member of academic Societies home and abroad. He is also a member of the prestigious BIT Life Sciences, China and recognized as one of the Nigerian experts on Biotechnology.

Bashir Sirajo

Title(s): Senior Lecturer

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Dr. Bashir Sajo Mienda (B.Sc. Microbiology, M.Sc. Biotechnology, Ph.D. Bioscience), is a Senior lecturer, and Faculty Member at the Department of Microbiology & Biotechnology, Federal University Dutse (FUD), Jigawa State, Nigeria. He received his B.Sc. degree in Microbiology from Bayero University Kano in 2006, completed his M.Sc. in Biotechnology from Universiti Teknologi Mlaysia (UTM) in 2012. He again pursued his PhD degree in Bioscience (with emphasis in microbial genome-scale metabolic modelling for systems and synthetic Biology applications) in 2016 at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

Dr. Mienda’s research efforts focuses on systems metabolic engineering for strain development. The use of microbial genome-scale metabolic models (GEMs) for identification of novel gene deletion targets for increasing bio-based industrial chemicals and/or fuels production from renewable resources. He recently started to expand his research niche beyond industrial applications, that is to see how GEMs can serve as platforms for biological discovery and/or identification of novel antimicrobial drugs targets to combat bacterial pathogens that causes infectious diseases with established multidrug resistant capabilities to existing antibiotics.

Surayya

Title(s): Lecturer

Attended Primary and Secondary School in Kano State. Have successfully obtained a first degree in Biology at Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil, Masters in Biotechnology at Sharda University India. Certificate in Computer Applications at NIIT, Greater Noida India and a Certificate in MATLAB at CETPA INFOTECH Sector 15, New Delhi India. Currently working with Federal University Dutse Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology.

Dr. Mas'ud Abdullahi

B.Sc. (BUK), AIMLS (NVRI VOM), P.G.D.E. (FCE, Kano), FILMS (ABUTH Zaria), M.Sc. (ABU), PhD (ABU).
Academic Rank : Lecturer I
Area of Interest : MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY
Tel. Number : +2348063601161, +2348036932499
Email Address : masudab24@yahoo.com, masudtofa@gmail.com
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