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I.          (a)        Name:                                                                                      Sherifah Monilola Wakil

            (b)        Date of Birth:                                                                          15 May, 1967

            (c)        Department:                                                                            Microbiology

            (d)       Faculty:                                                                                   Science

 

II.        (a)        Date of First Academic Appointment:                                   16 March, 1998

            (b)        Present Position (with date):                                                  Senior Lecturer,1 Oct. 2012

            (c)        Date of Last Appointment/Promotion:                                   1 October, 2012

            (d)       Date last considered (in cases where

                        promotion was not thorough)

 

III.       University Education (with dates)

            (a)        University of Ibadan, Ibadan                                                  1989 – 1992

            (b)        University of Ibadan, Ibadan                                                  1995 – 1997

            (c)        University of Ibadan, Ibadan                                                  1997 – 2006

 

IV.       Academic Qualification (with dates and granting bodies)

            (a)        B.Sc. Hons Microbiology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan       1992

            (b)        M.Sc. Microbiology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan               1997

            (c)        Ph.D. Microbiology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan                2006

 

V.        Professional Qualification and Diplomas (with dates)                       Nil

 

VI.       Scholarship, Fellowship and Prizes (with dates) (in respect of

undergraduate and Postgraduate work only)  

            (a)        Egba – A.G. Leventis Scholarship Award                             1996

            (b)        John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Grant        2004

 

VII.     Honours, Distinctions and Membership of Learned Societies

            (a)        Member, American Society for Microbiology (ASM)           2005- to date                          

            (b)        Member, Association of Industrial Microbiologists of

                        Nigeria (AIMN)                                                                      2004-2006

            (c)        Member, Nigeria Society for Microbiology (NSM)               2003- to date

            (d)       Member, Science Association of Nigeria (SAN)                   2006 –to date                         

            (e)        Member, Society of General Microbiology (SGM)               2004- 2007                 

 

VIII.    Details of Teaching Experience at  University Level

(a)      Posts Held

(i)     Assistant Lecturer, Department of Botany and

 Microbiology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan                   1998 – 2001

                        (ii)  Lecturer II, Department of Botany and

                               Microbiology, University of  Ibadan, Ibadan                  2001 – 2009

                        (iii) Lecturer I, Department of Botany and

                               Microbiology,University of  Ibadan, Ibadan                   2009 – 2012

                        (iv) Senior Lecturer, Department of Microbiology,

                               University of Ibadan, Ibadan                                           2012 – to date

 

(b)   Courses Taught

Participated in the teaching of the following courses:

(i)                 Undergraduate Courses                                                          Units

                                    MIC 221          Introductory Microbiology                                  4

                                    MIC 231          Basic Techniques in Microbiology                      2

                                    MIC 322          Bacteriology                                                         3

                                    MIC 325          Soil Microbiology                                                3

                                    MIC 423          Industrial Microbiology                                       3

 

(ii)              Postgraduate Courses                                                              Units

                                    MIC 712 Selected Topics in Industrial Microbiology                 3

                                    MIC 731          Microbial Biotechnology                                     3

                                    MIC 723          Research Methodology                                       3

                                    MIC 721          Bacterial Diversity                                               3

 

(c)   Project Supervision

(i)                  Undergraduate

                                    Already Supervised                                                                58 Students

                                    Presently Supervising                                                             4 Students

 

(ii)        Postgraduate

            Already Supervised – M.Sc.                                                   26 Students

                                    Presently Supervising – M.Sc.                                                  6 Students

                                                                          Ph.D.                                                   3 Students

 

  (d)   University and Departmental Duties

                        (i)         Member, Departmental Examinations Committee                 2000 – to date

                        (ii)        Registration of Students                                                         1998 – to date

                        (iii)       Departmental Students’ Adviser                                            2000 – to date

                        (iv)       Congregation Representative on Senate, U.I.                        2005 – 2007

                        (v)        Secretary, Department Finance Committee                            2005 – 2009

                        (vi)       Chairperson, Welfare Committee                                           2009 – 2011

                        (vii)      Member, Faculty of Science Board of Studies                       2009 – 2011

                        (viii)     Member, Faculty of Science Finance Committee                  2010 – 2011

                        (ix)       Congregation Representative on Senate, U.I.                        2011 – 2013

                        (x)        Member, Department Finance Committee                             2012 – 2015

 

 

IX.       RESEARCH

 

(a)         Completed

(i)           Dynamic and Diversity of Microorganisms Associated with Cereal Fermentation

(ii)       Fortification of Fermented Weaning Food

(iii)      Starter-developed Fermented Products

(iv)      Microbial Product Production

(v)         Efficacy of some Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Compounds

 

(b)         In progress

(i)           Weaning Food

The effect of different processing methods (malting, toasting/roasting, fortification, wet and dry milling) in combination with the use of starter cultures in the development of highly nutritious weaning food with prophylactic properties. The study tends to induce healthy weanling rat with diarrheae-causing microorganism and then treat the infected rat with the developed probiotic weaning food.

 

(ii)       Microbial Enzyme Production

The ability of microorganisms to produce enzymes (Keratinase, Laccasse, Dextranase, Tannase) using readily available wastes was examined. The study tend to proffer a cheap and readily available sources of microbial enzymes that are ecologically sustainable and can be used in important biotechnological and industrial processes.

 

(iii)      Enzyme Applications

This study is a follow-up of the enzyme production. Here, the application of the produced enzyme (crude and purified) in dye decolouration, PAH degradation, flavor oxidation of fermented food, tea clarification etc. were studied. The molecular identification and modification of the best isolates for better performance is part of the work plan for this study.

 

(iv)      Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC)

This research work is carried out to ascertain the potential of some Pseudomonas strains in electron generation which can be used in bioelectricity generation.

 

(c)        Dissertation and Thesis

 

(a)             Jimoh, S.M: Ethanol production from cassava starch using Zymononas mobilis and Baker’s yeast. M.Sc. Dissertation, 1997

 

(b)        Wakil, S.M: Phenotypic identification and molecular diversity of microbial community in fermented cereal-legume weaning blends. Ph.D. Thesis, 2006


X.        Publications

(a)        Books already published:                                            Nil

(b)       Chapter in Books already published:                          Nil

(c)        Articles that have already appeared in Referred Conference Proceedings:               Nil

(d)       Patents:                                                                       Nil

(e)        Articles that have already appeared in learned journals:

(1)        Wakil, S.M., Bamgbose, O.O. and Ilo, E.C. (2004). Influence of fermentation time on the microbial profiles, sensory attributes and shelf-life of Kunu-tsamia. Advances in Food Sciences Vol. 26 No. 2, 52 – 55.

 

(2)        Wakil, S.M., Onilude, A.A., Adetutu, E.M. and Ball, A.S. (2008). PCR-DGGE fingerprints of microbial successional changes during fermentation of cereal-legume weaning foods. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 7 No. 24, 4643 – 4652.

 

(3)        Wakil, S.M., Onilude, A.A. and Ball, A.S. (2008). Dynamics and diversity of bacterial communities of fermented weaning foods via denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (PCR-DGGE). Research Journal of Microbiology Vol. 3 No. 11, 630 – 640.

 

(4)        Wakil, S.M., and Onilude, A.A. (2009). Microbiological and chemical changes during production of malted and fermented cereal-legume weaning foods. Advances in Food Sciences Vol. 31 No. 3, 139 – 145.

 

(5)        Wakil, S.M., and Onilude, A.A. (2010). Monitoring the effect of fortification on bacterial population dynamics in malted and fermented maize based weaning foods using PCR-DGGE. Journal of Applied Biosciences Vol. 26, 1604 – 1613.

 

(6)        Onilude, A.A., Igbinadolor, R.O. and Wakil, S.M. (2010). Effect of varying relative humidity on the rancidity of cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) kernel oil by lipolytic organisms. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 9 No. 31, 4890 – 4896.

 

(7)        Onilude, A.A., Igbinadolor, R.O. and Wakil, S.M. (2010). Effect of time and relative humidity on the microbial load and physical quality of cashew nuts (Anacardium occidentaleL.) under storage. African Journal of Microbiology Research Vol. 4 No. 19, 1939 – 1944.

 

(8)        Wakil, S.M., and Oyinlola, K.A. (2011). Diversity of pectinolytic bacteria causing soft rot disease of vegetables in Ibadan, Nigeria. Journal of Applied Biosciences Vol. 38, 2540 – 2550.

 

(9)        Wakil, S.M., and Daodu, A.A. (2011). Physiological properties of a microbial community in spontaneous fermentation of maize (Zea mays) for ogi production. International Research Journal of Microbiology Vol. 2 No. 3, 109 – 115.

 

(10)      Wakil, S.M., Dada, M.T., and Onilude, A.A. (2011). Isolation and characterization of Keratinase-producing bacteria from poultry waste. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology Vol. 5 No. 2, 567 – 580.

 

(11)      Wakil, S.M., and Oriola, O.B. (2012). Quality assessment of starter-produced weaning food from fermented cereal-legume blend subjected to different environmental conditions. African Journal of Food Sciences Vol. 6 No. 5, 147 – 154.

 

(12)      Wakil, S.M., and Osamwonyi, U.O. (2012). Isolation and screening of antimicrobial producing lactic acid bacteria from fermenting millet gruel. International Research Journal of Microbiology Vol. 3 No. 2, 72 – 79.

 

(13)      Mbah, E.I. and Wakil, S.M. (2012). Elimination of bacteria from in vitro yam tissue culture using antibiotics. Journal of Plant Pathology Vol. 94 No. 1, 53 – 58.

 

(14)      Wakil, S.M. and Kazeem, M.O. (2012). Quality assessment of weaning food produced from fermented cereal-legume blends using starters. International Food Research Journal Vol. 19 No. 4, 1679 – 1685.

 

(15)      Wakil Sherifah Monilola and Edith Ijeego Mbah (2012). Screening antibiotics for the elimination of bacteria from in vitro yam plantlets. Assumption University Journal of Technology Vol. 16 No. 1, 7 – 18.

 

(16)      Onilude, A.A., Wakil, S.M., Odeniyi, O.A., Fawole, O., Garuba, E.O. and Ja’afaru, I.M. (2012). Distribution of aflatoxin and aflatoxigenic and other toxigenic fungi in maize samples marketed in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Electronic Journal of Environmental Agricultural and Food Chemistry Vol. 11, 148 – 155.

 

(17)      Osamwonyi, U.O. and Wakil, S.M. (2012). Isolation of fungal species from fermenting pearl millet gruel and determination of their antagonistic activities against indicator bacterial species. Nigeria Food Journal Vol. 30 No. 1, 35 – 42.

 

(18)      Wakil, S. M, Fasiku, S. A., Adelabu, A. B. and Onilude, A. A. (2013). Production of bioethanol from spontaneous fermentation of palm oil mill effluent (POME). Researcher Vol. 5 No. 2, 28 – 35.

 

(19)      Wakil, S. M., Adelabu, A. B., Fasiku, S. A. and Onilude, A. A. (2013). Production of bioethanol from palm oil mill effluent using starter cultures. New York Science Journal Vol. 6 No. 3, 77 – 85.

 

(20)      Wakil, Sherifah Monilola and Ajayi, Oluwatoyin Omolara (2013). Production of lactic acid from starchy-based food substrates. Journal of Applied Biosciences Vol. 71, 5673 – 5681.

 

(21)      Wakil, S. M. and Alao, O. K. (2013). Supplementation of legume-fortified millet-based weaning blends with Moringa oleifera. Advances in Food Sciences Vol. 35 No. 4, 166 – 176.

 

(22)      Wakil Sherifah Monilola and Alao Olaoluwa Kehinde (2013). Microbiological and nutritional qualities of Moringa oleifera supplemented and fermented weaning blends. Journal of Science Research Vol. 12, 73 – 84.

 

(23)      Wakil, Sherifah Monilola; Oluwatobi Tolu, Ayenuro and Kubrat Abiola, Oyinlola (2014). Microbiological and nutritional assessment of starter-developed fermented tigernut milk. Food and Nutrition Sciences Vol. 5, 495 – 506.

 

(24)      Wakil, S.M., Laba, S.A. and Fasiku, S.A. (2014). Isolation and identification of antimicrobial-producing lactic acid bacteria from fermented cucumber. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 13 No. 25, 2556 – 2564.

 

(25)      Sherifah M. Wakil, and Adesewa, A. Adelegan (2015). Screening, production and optimization of L-Asparaginase from soil bacteria isolated in Ibadan, South-western Nigeria. Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences Vol. 11, 39 – 51.

 

(26)      Aderoju, A. Osowole, Sherifah M. Wakil and Malumi O. Emmanuel (2015). “Synthesis, characterization, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of some metal (II) complexes of the mixed-ligands, vitamin B2 and Benzoic acid.” Elixir Applied Chemistry Vol. 79, 30370 – 30374.

 

(27)      Aderoju, A. Osowole, Sherifah M. Wakil and Esther Q. Okediran (2015). Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial activities of some metal (II) complexes of mixed ligands-dimethyl dithiocarbamic and para aminobenzoic acids. Elixir Applied Chemistry Vol. 79, 30375 – 30378.  

 

(28)      Aderoju, A. Osowole, Sherifah M. Wakil and Olaoluwa K. Alao (2015). Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial activity of some mixed trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole metal drug complexes. World Applied Sciences Journal Vol. 33 No. 2, 336 – 342.

 

(29)      Osowole, A.A., Malumi, E.O., Wakil, S.M. and Alao, O.K. (2015). Synthesis characterization, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of some mixed-drug metal (II) complexes of vitamins B2 and B3. International Journal of Applied Medical Sciences Vol. 1 No. 2, 88 – 97.

 

(30)      Wakil, S.M., and Benjamin, B.I. (2015). Development of starter culture for “Pupuru” production – a fermented cassava product. International Food Research Journal Vol. 22 No. 6, 2565 – 2570.

 

 (f)       Books, Chapters in Books and Articles Accepted for Production

 

 (g)       Technical reports and monographs:                Nil

 

 

XI.       Major Conferences Attended with Papers Read (in the last 5years)

 

(1)        Science Association of Nigeria, 47th Conference, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria (August 26 – 30, 2012).

            Wakil, Sherifah M.: Bacterial population diversity and nutritional composition of fermented Kunu-Tsamia (a non-fermented meal).

 

(2)        University of Ibadan, Faculty of Science International Conference on Science and Sustainable Development in Nigeria (May 13 – 17, 2013).

            Wakil, Sherifah Monilola and Alao, Olaoluwa Kehinde: Microbiological and nutritional qualities of Moringa oleifera supplemented and fermented weaning blends.

 

(3)        Science Association of Nigeria, 48th Annual Conference, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria (June 9 – 14, 2013).

            Wakil, S.M., Ajayi, O.O., Fasiku, S.A. and Olaitan, J.O: Production of lactic acid from starchy-based food substrates.

 

(4)        Science Association of Nigeria, 49th Annual Conference, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria (April 27 – May 1, 2014).

            Wakil, S.M., Salawu, K.O. and Onilude, A.A: Production, characterization and purification of laccase by yeasts isolated from ligninolytic soil.

 

(5)        University of Ibadan, Faculty of Science International Conference on Scientific Research and Innovations in Nigeria (March 16 – 20, 2015).

 

(6)        Nigerian Society for Microbiology, 38th Annual Conference, University of Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria (September 1 – 5, 2015).

(a)        Wakil, Sherifah M., Eyiolawi, Seun A. and Onilude, Abiodun A: Production, immobilization and industrial applications of laccase enzyme produced from yeast strains.

 

(b)        Wakil, Sherifah M. and Ola, Joshua O: Development of maize fortified weaning food using starter culture.

 

 TEN BEST PUBLICATIONS

 

(1)         Wakil, S.M., Onilude, A.A., Adetutu, E.M. and Ball, A.S. (2008). PCR-DGGE

      fingerprints of microbial successional changes during fermentation of cereal-legume  

      weaning foods. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 7 No. 24, 4643 – 4652.

 

(2)         Wakil, S.M., and Onilude, A.A. (2009). Microbiological and chemical changes during   

      production of malted and fermented cereal-legume weaning foods. Advances in Food

      Sciences Vol. 31 No. 3, 139 – 145.

 

(3)         Wakil, S.M., and Oyinlola, K.A. (2011). Diversity of pectinolytic bacteria causing soft   

      Rot disease of vegetables in Ibadan, Nigeria. Journal of Applied Biosciences Vol. 38,

      2540 –2550.

 

(4)         Wakil, S.M., Dada, M.T., and Onilude, A.A. (2011). Isolation and characterization of

      Keratinase-producing bacteria from poultry waste. Journal of Pure and Applied

      Microbiology Vol. 5 No. 2, 567 – 580.

 

(5)               Mbah, E.I. and Wakil, S.M. (2012). Elimination of bacteria from in vitro yam tissue            culture using antibiotics. Journal of Plant Pathology Vol. 94 No. 1, 53 – 58.

 

(6)               Wakil, S.M. and Kazeem, M.O. (2012). Quality assessment of weaning food produced from fermented cereal-legume blends using starters. International Food Research Journal Vol. 19 No. 4, 1679 – 1685.

 

(7)     Osamwonyi, U.O. and Wakil, S.M. (2012). Isolation of fungal species from fermenting pearl millet gruel and determination of their antagonistic activities against indicator bacterial species. Nigeria Food Journal Vol. 30 No. 1, 35 – 42.

 

(8)     Wakil, Sherifah Monilola and Ajayi, Oluwatoyin Omolara (2013). Production of lactic acid from starchy-based food substrates. Journal of Applied Biosciences Vol. 71, 5673 – 5681.

 

(9)        Wakil Sherifah Monilola and Alao Olaoluwa Kehinde (2013). Microbiological and nutritional qualities of Moringa oleifera supplemented and fermented weaning blends. Journal of Science Research Vol. 12, 73 – 84.

 

(10)      Sherifah M. Wakil, and Adesewa, A. Adelegan (2015). Screening, production and optimization of L-Asparaginase from soil bacteria isolated in Ibadan, South-western Nigeria. Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences Vol. 11, 39 – 51.

 

 

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