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LASU lecturer emerges as global virology awardee

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AbdulAzeez Anjorin, a distinguished lecturer from the Faculty of Science at Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, has achieved international recognition by being honoured with the prestigious Global Virus Network (GVN) 2023 Training Scholarship and Award.

The commendable achievement was officially announced by the university’s Center for Information and Public Relations (CIPR).

Anjorin’s remarkable expertise as an award-winning researcher and acting Head of the Department of Microbiology at LASU has been acknowledged by the academic community, the centre says.

According to the centre, the coveted scholarship will enable Anjorin to participate in an intensive Basic and Translational Virology course hosted jointly by the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in Baltimore, United States of America.

Anjorin has also been selected as one of the esteemed Bacterial and Viral Bioinformatics Resource Centre (BV-BRC) 2023 Trainees at the prestigious Argonne National Laboratory, located in Chicago, Lemont, Illinois, USA.

This recognition further underscores his prowess and dedication in the field of virology.

The significance of this accolade extends beyond individual achievement, as Nigeria stands to benefit immensely.

As a country facing endemic challenges from diseases like Lassa Fever, COVID-19, Yellow Fever, and other infectious diseases, this recognition highlights the country’s commitment to combating such health crises.

For LASU, the scholarship is not only an acknowledgment of Anjorin’s exceptional skills but also an opportunity to enhance the training of both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The university aims to leverage the newly developed bioinformatics tools from the United States Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, Lemont Illinois, in the areas of genomics and metagenomics.

Speaking on its benefits, LASU said, “The skills acquired through the GVN training at the Ivy leagues will undoubtedly contribute to the advancement of virology research and education at LASU.

“This remarkable accomplishment reaffirms the significance of research and academic excellence in tackling global health challenges, and the entire academic community at LASU celebrates this milestone with pride and enthusiasm.”

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