Dr. Sowemimo Oluyomi

Dr. Sowemimo Oluyomi

Senior Lecturer

Obafemi Awolowo University
Ibadan Ife Road, Ile - Ife, Nigeria, 220005

plus Speciality

PARASITOLOGY

Biography:

Education: Academic  Qualifications

i Ph.D.  Zoology (2007) with a bias in Parasitology: Epidemiology of dog ascarid worm (Toxocara canis) and its public health Significance.

ii M.Sc. (2000) Zoology with a bias in Parasitology:

iii. B.Sc. Zoology (1990).

Institutions Attended with dates

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile - Ife (1986 - 1990; 1997 - 2000; 2001- 2007)

OTHER DISTINCTIONS AND AWARDS:

Scholarship and Bursary Awards:

i. British Society for Parasitology  (BSP) bursary award to attend the Eleventh International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA XI) held in Glasgow, 2006.

ii. World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP) African Foundation Travel Scholarship 2007.

iii. British Society for Parasitology International Travel Award 2007.

iv Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Travel Award 2008.

v. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Travel Award 2009.

EXPERIENCE:

i. Teaching and Research, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile - Ife (1997 - date)

Theses/Dissertations

i. Sowemimo, O.A. (2007): Toxocariasis and other intestinal helminth infections in dogs in Ile - Ife and Ibadan, Southwest Nigeria. Ph.D. Department of Zoology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria 225pp.

ii. Sowemimo, O.A.(2000): The occurrence of helminth infections in Archachatina marginata, Achatina fulica and Limicolaria aurora in Ile - Ife, Nigeria.M. Sc. Department of Zoology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria .   106pp.

iii. Sowemimo, O.A. (1990): Age and growth determination of a fish Citharinus citharus in Lake Kainji, B. Sc.,Department of Zoology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria 45pp.

Publications

i. Asaolu, S.O., Ofoezie, I.E., Odumuyiwa, P.A., Sowemimo, O.A. and Ogunniyi, T.A.B. (2002): Effect of water supply and     sanitation on the prevalence and intensity of Ascaris lumbricoides among pre-school aged children in Ajebandele and Ifewara, Osun State, Nigeria. Transactions of the Royal Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 96, 600-604

(ii)     Sowemimo, O.A. and Asaolu, S.O. (2004): The prevalence of Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Archachatina marginata (Swainson) in Ile-Ife, Nigeria.  Ife Journal of Science 6, 1-5. Nigeria

(iii)       Asaolu, S.O., Ofoezie, I.E., Sowemimo, O.A., Odumuyiwa, P.A., Hassan, O.A. and Onipede, A. (2004):  Nutritional status, environmental conditions and infection patterns among rural children in Ife area, Osun State, Nigeria Environmental Management Journal, Nigeria. 1, 17-31. Nigeria

(iv)  Sowemimo, O.A. and Asaolu, S.O. (2004): Preliminary studies of the Helminth Parasites of Limicolaria aurora in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Ife Journal of Science. 6 (2), 105-107. Nigeria

(v)  Alo, O.A., Asaolu, S.O. and Sowemimo, O.A. (2005): The  prevalence of malaria among pre-school age children at  Ifewara and Ikire communities, Osun State, Nigeria.                 Science Focus.  10(1), 68-71. Nigeria

 (vi)       Sowemimo, O.A. and Orisadipe, A.Y. (2006): A survey of helminth parasites of goats at an abattoir in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. Science Focus. 11(2), 161-163. Nigeria

  (vii)      Asaolu, O.O., Asaolu, S.O., Sowemimo, O.A., Hassan, O.A.and Alo, O.A. (2006): Community Control of malaria infection among pre-school age children through the use of insecticide treated nets at Ifewara, Osun State, Nigeria. Science Focus. 11(2), 172-175. Nigeria

(viii)   Sowemimo, O. A. (2007): Prevalence and intensity of Toxocara   canis (Werner, 1782) in dogs and its potential public health significance in Ile-Ife, Nigeria.  Journal of Helminthology 81, 433-438 UK                                                                                                                 

(ix)    Sowemimo, O.A. and Asaolu, S.O. (2008): Epidemiology of intestinal helminth parasites of dogs in Ibadan, Nigeria.   Journal of Helminthology 82, 89-93. UK

(x)    Sowemimo, O.A. and Asaolu, S.O. (2008): The daily egg production of Ancylostoma caninum and the distribution of the worm along the digestive tract of the dog. Research Journal of Parasitology 3(3), 92-97. USA 

(xi)   Sowemimo, O. A. and Asaolu, S.O. (2008): Survey of intestinal helminth parasites of puppies in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Ife Journal of Science 10(1), 67-72. Nigeria

(xii)     Sowemimo, O. A. (2009): The prevalence and intensity of gastrointestinal parasites of dogs in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Journal of Helminthology 83, 27 - 31. UK

(xiii)    Sowemimo, O. A. and Asaolu, S. O. (2009): Comparison of two techniques for diagnosis of intestinal helminthiases in dogs in Ile – Ife, Nigeria. The Zoologist 7, 82 – 87. Nigeria

(xiv)    Sowemimo, O. A., Adeleye, I. and Omokungbe, A. (2010): Toxocara cati infections in domestic cats from two communities in Southwestern Nigeria. The Zoologist 8, 5- 9 Nigeria

(xv)    Sowemimo, O. A. and Asaolu, S.O. (2011): Current status of soil-transmitted helminthiases among pre – school and school-aged children from Ile – Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. Journal of Helminthology 85, 234 – 238 UK

Academic positions:

Currently a senior Lecturer in the Department of Zoology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile - Ife, Osun State Nigeria.

Previous Positions          

Lecturer 1 ---- Oct. 2006 - Sept. 2009

Lecturer 2----- Oct. 2004 - Sept. 2006

Assistant Lecturer ---- May 2000 - Sept. 2004

Graduate Assistant ----- Feb. 1997 - Apr. 2000

Research interests:

Current research interest : Epidemiology and control of Soil - transmitted helminthiases and Schistosomiasis among school children.

2.Comparison of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and other assays in diagnosing urinary schistosomiasisis among children and adults.

Any other information:

Currently,  a reviewer for the following Journals

(i)   Journal of Helminthology.

(ii)  Journal of Medicine and Medical sciences

(iii)  Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology

(iv)  African Journal of Microbiology Research

(v)  Journal of Cell and Animal Biology

 

 Currently appointed a WebmedCentral Lead Faculty in Parasitolgy

 

A member of a Non - governmental Organisation "St. Andrew's Clinic for Children" (STACC Ile Ife, Nigeria) which provide free  health care services for children less than five years old in some rural communities in Osun State, Nigeria since 1998.

Conferences and Workshp Attended:

(i) 22nd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Parasitology held at the University of Benin, Benin City,  4th – 7th November, 1998.

            Paper presented:      The Occurrence of helminth infections in Archachatina marginata, Achatina fulica and Limicolaria aurora in Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

(ii)      11th International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPAXI) held at the Scotish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow, Scotland, U.K. 6th – 11th August 2006.

Paper presented:  (a) Intestinal Helminths infection in dogs at Ile-Ife  and Ibadan Southwest Nigeria.

                           (b) Survey of helminth parasites of puppies in Ile-Ife,  

                                   Nigeria.

(iii)      21st International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Gent, Belgium, 19th – 23rd August, 2007

            Paper presented: (a)  Epidemiological studies on the gastrointestinal helminth parasites of dogs in Ibadan, Nigeria.

                                              (b)  Prevalence and risk factors for Toxocara canis infection in dogs in Ile-Ife andIbadan, South West Nigeria.

(iv)     Keystone Symposia titled “ Translating New Technologies to Improve Public Health in Africa’’ held at Speke Resort and Conference Centre, Kampala, Uganda between 15th-20th May, 2008.

             Paper presented:  (a) The Prevalence and intensity of gastrointestinal parasites of dogs and their potential public health significance in Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

(v)      Keystone Symposia titled “Pathogenesis and Immune Regulation in Helminth Infections” held at Granlibakken Resort, Tahoe City, California, USA, 1st – 5th February, 2009.

(vi)      1st Zonal Workshop of the Parasitology and Public Health Society of Nigeria tiled “Ethical Issues in the Control and Treatment of Malaria and HIV/AIDS in Africa” held at the Main Auditorium of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Lagos 23rd – 25th  June,  2009.

(vii)    The Biennial Meeting of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene titled “ Global Health Challenges 2010 and beyond held at Carnatic House – Liverpool University, Liverpool, UK, 8th – 10th September, 2010.

Paper presented:  Current status of soil – transmitted helminthiases among pre – school and schoolchildren from Ile – Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.

(viii)          The 19th World Congress of Epidemiology held at Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh,  UK, 7th – 11th August 2011

 

What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral and WebmedCentral plus:

It is a laudable goal and I support their mission wholeheartedly and i am glad to have been invited to join the faculty team.