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Professor Yusuf Yahaya Deeni is a Professor of Molecular Biology and Biomedicine and a fellow of the Royal Society for Biology (FRSB). He is currently the Director of Research and Development at the Federal University Dutse (FUD) Nigeria.

Professor Deeni received BSc Biology from Savannah State University, Savannah, Georgia, USA (1981), MSc Biology (Microbiology) from Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria (1989), and PhD in Molecular Biology (Molecular
Pharmacology & Toxicology) from University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK (1998). He has 33 years of Teaching and Research within the University System – a career starting in Bayero University Kano (BUK), Nigeria, then at University of Dundee and later Abertay University both in Dundee, Scotland, UK, before joining Federal University Dutse, Dutse, Nigeria.

Prior to joining BUK he had taught Biology, Mathematics and Physics at secondary level and has risen to become Senior Master and later an Inspector of Education (Biology & Integrated Science with Kano State Ministry of Education, Kano, Nigeria.

Professor Y Y Deeni is a Molecular Pharmacologist/Toxicologist, Biotechnologist and Translational Researcher, whose research interests/activities include: drug discovery, drug metabolism, protein & enzyme engineering, molecular carcinogenesis, molecular environmental toxicology, molecular epidemiology, gene regulation & expression, bioinformatics and computational biology, medical and environmental microbiology and applied biotechnology.

Over the years, Professor Deeni led and managed several postgraduate programmes and supervised several postgraduate students (MSc & MPhil, >40; PhD, 14), Postdoctoral Researchers (2) and Academic Research Visitors (5). He has over 100 peer reviewed presentations and publications with a substantial number of in Q1/Q2/Q3 international journals, including The Lancet (impact factor 79.321) and Energy and Environmental Science Journal (impact factor 38.532).

Professor Deeni is an Editorial Board Member and a Reviewer to many national and international peer review scientific journals and a member of several scientific associations/bodies. He has obtained over 25 funding/grants in support of Teaching and Research.
Over the years and through the different University System, Professor Deeni served/serves in many key university committees like the University Court (Governing Council), Senate, Research Degrees Sub-Committee (RDC), Health and Safety Sub-Committee, etc. Further, he was Secretary and still member to the Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) of the National Covid-19 Research Coalition (NCRC), Nigeria. He is the Co-Leader for the Epidemiology Committee of the NCRC.

Moreover, He is a member Board of Trustees of Centre for Public Health and Environmental Research (CEPHARD), Kano, Nigeria, as well as Director of Research CEPHARD, in addition to being a joint Patron of Kano Arthritis Patients Association (KAPA).

Name: Hauwa Adamu

Haj.Hauwa Adamu M.Inst.AM,manupa was born in Kano State on 1st March,1973.She attended Lebanon Primary School, Kano,BUK Staff School and St.Louis Secondary School,Kano.She graduated from Bayero University Kano with B.A.Combined in 1996 and also obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in TESL( Teaching English as a Second Language)(2002).In 2016,she obtained another Postgraduate Diploma in Communicative English (PGDCE),in Federal University Dutse. She has a diploma in Desktop Publishing (2010) and also ADAPTI by Digital Bridge Institute in 2013.
She taught English Language in Girls Science Secondary School,Taura (1998-2001), and elevated to rank of a Principal in Girls Science Secondary School,Guri,Jigawa State(2003). She taught English Language in Nigerian Tulip(Turkish)International Colleges, Kano and Abuja(2003-2009). She taught English Language in Dutse Model International School, Dutse(2009-2012)
Her journey with Federal University Dutse began on 15th April,2012 as the Pioneer Female Hall Officer of all the Female Hostels(2012-2016),Public Relations Officer (Dec.2016- Jan.2017), Administrative Secretary, Centre for Entrepreneurship Development ( Jan.2017-Aug.2017),Faculty Officer, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Aug.2017- July.2021)
She is currently a Principal Assistant Registrar and Secretary to the School of Postgraduate Studies. She attended many workshops and In- Service Trainings, served as Chairperson, Secretary and Member in Several Committees and was also awarded Certificates of Excellence, Merit and Letters of Commendation.

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