Dr. Aderogba won the National Prize for Young Scientist in Chemical Sciences 2014
August 11, 2014
Dr. M.A. Aderogba of the Department of Chemistry, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife won the National Prize for Young Scientist in Chemical Sciences -2014.
The Nigerian Young Academy (NYA) was inaugurated on August 30th , 2010 by the then President of the Nigerian Academy of Science, Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe. The creation of the Nigerian Young Academy is expected to provide recognition for excellence and raise the profile of young researchers nationally.
Dr Aderogba research interest is mainly on isolation and characterization of antiradical (antioxidant), acetyl cholinesterase and alpha- glucosidase inhibitors from medicinal plants and marine algae that are used in the management of oxidative stress related diseases. He also works on medicinal plants that are used in infectious diseases. His work on isolated natural products contributes significantly to the chemistry of natural products of medicinal plants. He has published over forty articles in reputable local and international peer reviewed journals.