University of Ilorin P.M.B. 1515,, +234810-848-3222


Dr. Olubunmi ATOLANI (Ph.D. Chemistry)


Medicinal/Natural Products Chemistry Unit,

Department of Chemistry,

Faculty of Physical Sciences, 

University of Ilorin, PMB 1515, Ilorin, Nigeria

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Personal Profile and Research Focus

Dr. Olubunmi Atolani, is a Medicinal/Natural Products Chemist with about ten uninterrupted years teaching and research experience in the University system. He is one of the pioneer fellows of the prestigious and renowned Nigerian Young Academy. He has excellent communication skills while his particular strength lies in capacity building and mentoring of younger academics and researchers. He is a mentor to numerous undergraduates and graduate candidates.

Academically, he had B.Sc. and M.Sc. Chemistry in 2003 and 2007 respectively. He obtained his PhD in Chemistry (2013) from the University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria, investigating the anti-cancer, antioxidant and cytotoxicity activities of the bioactive and derivatized principles of a novel medicinal folklore. His current research interest is in Chemoinformatic applications for drug discovery and development for cancer, diabetes, malaria, cosmeceuticals and natural bioactives application. He had two periods of postdoctoral research trainings in Berlin, Germany in 2015 and 2016. He is currently a Principal Investigator (PI) and Deputy Principal Investigator in various research groups that have won Institutional, national and international competitive scientific research grants such as UNESCO, TETFund, Raw Material etc. He has been a speaker at many national and international academic research events.

He has a won many international research awards and recognitions. He has authored about forty peer-reviewed journal articles and he is a seasoned reviewer to some reputable Journals such as Elsevier, Springer, Taylor and Francis etc. He is a managing editor of a renowned journal and editorial board member of various scientific journals. His research output has been presented in over thirty (30) national and international research scientific fora in Nigeria, Germany, Netherland, Luxembourg, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Niger republic, Pakistan and USA.

He is a member of several committees within and outside the university system. He is a member of reputable national and international professional and academic bodies such as European Association of Cancer Researcher (EACR), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), American Chemical Society (ACS), Institute of Chartered Chemist of Nigeria, (ICCON), Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN), Nigerian Young Academy (NYA) etc. He was the publicity secretary of the renowned Nigerian Young Academy, NYA between 2013 and 2015. He is currently a faculty at the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria where he teaches and supervises both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is a member of various academic and administrative board.