Dean, Faculty of Science

Professor Timothy Olubisi Adejumo was born in Modakeke, Ife East Local Govt., Osun State, Nigeria. He attended
ILEA Primary School, Odesomi via Osu-Ilesa and Modakeke High School, Modakeke. He holds B.Sc and M.Sc
degrees in Microbiology (Ilorin) and Ph.D. in Mycology and Plant Pathology (Ibadan) in 1985, 1988 and 1997
respectively. His area of specialization is Agricultural/Environmental Microbiology & Biotechnology, with
research interests in molecular diagnostics, mycotoxicology, phytopathology, soil microbiology and microbial
ecology, where he has about 55 publications in local and international journals and books to his credit. He joined
the services of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko in October, 2001 as Lecturer I and rose through the
ranks to the position of Professor in 2013. He is currently the Dean, Faculty of Science since August, 2017, and
was the immediate past Director, Centre for Space, Energy and Environmental Research (Oct., 2016- July, 2017)
and Head of Department of Microbiology (Aug 2014- Sept., 2016), Director, Linkage and International
Programmes Office (May 2015- Oct. 2016) and Postgraduate Coordinator (2008 to date). Between 2010 and 2014,
he was the Acting Director, Centre for Research and Development, and presently the Chairman and member of
more than 15 University Committees.
He is a seasoned researcher of international repute, widely travelled. He has attended more than 35 conferences in
the USA, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, India, South Africa, Cameroon and Ghana. He has won
several Fellowships, Awards and Research Grants, including the Graduate Research Fellowship of International
Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan in 1996; Georg Forster Research Fellowship of Alexander von
Humboldt (AvH) Foundation, Germany between 2005 and 2007; AvH Renewed Research Fellowships in 2010,
2013 and 2017 and German Language Study Fellowship in 2005. He obtained travel grants to attend many
conferences, trainings and workshops, including Workshop on Quantitative Biology at International Centre for
Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy in 2005; Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Training at Dept. of Plant
Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA in 2007; Advanced Skill Training in Leadership at Haggai
Institute, Maui, USA in 2007. He received an Award of Outstanding Service as an Online Mentor, Minority
Mentoring Program of American Society for Microbiology, USA in 2011. Grants obtained include Adekunle
Ajasin University Research Grant in 2011, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) Conference Grant in 2014,
TETFUND Research Grant (Institution Based) in 2015 and grant for hosting Humboldt-Kolleg (a Conference of
Alexander von Humboldt, Germany) at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko on 4-7 June, 2018.
Professor Timothy Adejumo delivered a very interesting 9 th Inaugural Lecture of Adekunle Ajasin University,
Akungba-Akoko titled ‘Microbes: Our Intimate Companions, Sometimes With Deadly Relationships’ on 14 th June,
2016. He has worked as Research Officer I (Microbiology) at Lake Chad Research Institute, Maiduguri in 1988-
1989, Research Associate (Microbiology) at IITA, Ibadan (1990-1997) and Senior Research Officer (Plant
Pathology) at Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (1999-2001). He is a member of more than 11 professional
associations, including the International Society for Microbial Ecology, The Netherlands, where he was recently
appointed as a member of the International Board of Ambassadors: Pioneer Ambassador to Nigeria; International
Society for Plant Pathology, Australia; American Society for Microbiology, Washington DC, USA; International
Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS), USA; Nigerian Society for Microbiology; Science
Association of Nigeria; Nigerian Society for Plant Protection; Biotechnology Society of Nigeria and Mycotoxin
Society of Nigeria. He is an External Assessor at Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, 2015 to date; Kwame
Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 2016 to date; Adjunct Lecturer at Olabisi
Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, 2015 and Crawford University, Igbesa, 2017 and Postgraduate External
Examiner at University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Federal University of Technology, Akure, 2016 to date and Federal
University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, 2017. He has effectively supervised the seminars, projects/dissertations and
theses of one hundred and eighty five (185) B.Sc, 3 M.Sc. and 2 Ph.D. students. He is happily married to Prof.
(Mrs) Arinpe Gbekelolu Adejumo, and they are blessed with three children: Toluwani, IbukunOluwa and