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Okikiola Olajide


PhD Lab:

Martin Schwemmle

Department: Institute of Virology, Department of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene
Address: Hermann-Herder-Str. 11
79104 Freiburg
Phone: +49 761 203 6617
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Research Area: Immunology and Virology

Curriculum Vitae

Country: Nigeria
Education/Training: MSc Medical Microbiology (Virology option), University of Ilorin, Nigeria (2014-2016)
BSc Microbiology, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria (2008-2012)
Start of PhD Thesis: January 2018
Subject of Thesis: Manipulation of Influenza A Virus by genetic code expansion
Research Interests: Pathogen-host interaction, Molecular Virology
Research Techniques: Genetic code expansion, photo-crosslinking, protein pull-down, molecular cloning, cell culture, immunofluorescence analysis, RT-PCR


1.: Travel award for the 4th International Conference on Infection and Prevention Control (ICPIC), Geneva, Switzerland (June, 2017)
2.: Travel award for Lower Saxony International Summer Academy, Hannover, Germany (August, 2016)
3.: Vice-Chancellor’s award of excellence, Nigeria (November, 2012)



Olajide OM, Agbede OO, Nyamngee A, Oderinde BS. The roles of periplaneta americana cockroaches in dissemination and genetic alteration of Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) virus in Nigeria. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. 2017, 6(Suppl 3): P401.

Olajide OM, Aminu M, Randawa AJ, Adejo DS. Seroprevalence of rubella-specific IgM and IgG antibodies among pregnant women seen in a tertiary hospital in Nigeria. International Journal of Women’s Health. 2015; 7: 75-83.

Thesis Committee

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