Representatives of the Nigerian-American Public Affairs Committee (NAPAC) Foundation, MABO Foundation, and Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) paid a courtesy visit to the Director-General of NIMR Prof. Babatunde Lawal Salako on 21st of June, 2022.
A one-day workshop was organized on the 20th of April 2022 to sensitize junior and middle-level staff of the institute on awareness and the activities of the Anti-corruption Transparency (ACTU) Unit in NIMR.
The team was led by Professor Rosemary Audu.
The Director-General of NIMR, Prof. Babatunde Lawal Salako held a joint meeting with the NIMR Oligosynthesis Laboratory Team and the management of the MTN Foundation represented by the Executive Secretary, Mrs Sanya Odunayo on the 20th April 2022 to give a progress report of Oligonucleotides that have been synthesized in NIMR.
NIMR with the support of Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Hon. Speaker, Federal House of Representatives, National Assembly, Abuja officially flagged off a project on comprehensive health advocacy and screening of food handlers/consumers from selected local government areas in Lagos State, Nigeria today, 5th May 2022. The project is led by Dr. Raheem Toyosi of the Molecular Biology & Biotechnology Department, NIMR.
The use of MGI ATOPlex Technology for Complete
Genome Sequencing and Identification of
SARS-CoV-2 Variants on DNBSEQ-G50* in Nigerian
Institute of Medical Research
NIMR in collaboration with Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) is evaluating the safety and efficacy of Virucidine, a Nigerian herbal medicine for management of COVID-19.
The DG and Management (NIMR) are grateful to Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) for supporting research by donating equipment for molecular techniques to the Centre for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR), Microbiology Department, NIMR facilitated by Dr Adetoun Mustapha (CIDR Adjunct).
The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (VHF) Project, is an extramural research program designed to forge collaboration with Universities and allied Research Institutes. It seeks to understand the ecology of viruses associated with viral haemorrhagic fever and their hosts in order to develop an effective public health strategy for their control in Nigeria. The main goal of this project is to characterize major viruses associated with VHFs, provide information on main reservoirs of infection in VHF-prone areas and train a crop of young scientists in support of the National Control Program.
NIMR VHF Scholars
Each prospective NIMR VHF scholar must submit a grant application which will be assessed and the best scoring application will be awarded the extramural grant.
Eligibility Requirements:- Each candidate must:
Have registered for MSc or Ph.D. at the University of Lagos, Ibadan, Ilorin, Lead City University, or Delta State University. Be interested in working on VHF for the postgraduate program; Submit a summary of the approved research proposal plus budget (Maximum – six pages) Provide a letter of support from the University Supervisor
Grants will be awarded on a competitive, peer-reviewed basis, and will be based on the feasibility of timely completion of the program. Grants of N400, 000 – N750, 000 each will be awarded to successful applicants. The grant will support fieldwork and laboratory activities.
Successful applicants will be required to submit quarterly updates and summary reports to NIMR Grants Management office and to the VHF Research Team, and present their research findings at the Institute’s annual scientific conference. They are also encouraged to publish in the Nigerian Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Research, NIMR official Journal.
Interested applicants should submit their applications online to firstname.lastname@example.org. Typeset application not more than six A4 pages (12 points font size using Times New Roman format)
Proposals should be structured as follow:
Rationale and Objectives
References (Vancouver style and not more than 20)
Budget and justification
Two-page Curriculum Vitae of the Principal Investigator should be enclosed, (excluding the page limit and using NIH Bio sketch template).
We strongly encourage the inclusion of a realistic budget outline, keeping within the allotted amount for the grant, and fitting appropriately within a 12-month project and the required page limit. Required documents and application letter must be submitted as a compressed ZIP folder Subject line of the mail should be in this format – SURNAME, first name, degree type
Deadline for receiving application: November 15th, 2021
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by November 30th, 2021
The Vice-chancellor, Trinity University, Prof. Charles Korede Ayo and Dr. Modupeade Adetunji, Ag. Dean, Basic Medical & Applied Sciences, Trinity University visited NIMR on 17th August 2021 to deliberate on research and academic collaborations with the institute.
The collaboration and MOU will provide NIMR research staff the opportunity of adjunct research positions in the university.
MTN Foundation (MTNF) donated an Oligo-Synthesis machine to the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) on Friday, 13th of August, 2021. This is in furtherance of MTN Nigeria’s corporate social responsibilities and interest in fostering health research in Nigeria.
The MTN Foundation (MTNF) donated Oligo- synthesizer and Laboratory was commissioned by the Honorable Minister of State for Health, Senator (Dr.) Olorunnimbe Mamora. According to him, Nigeria is poised to contribute remarkably to public health response, research, and development.
The MTN Foundation (MTNF) donated Oligo- synthesizer equipment capable of making short synthetic DNA or RNA copies of organisms and produce genetic materials to aid molecular and synthetic genetic testing, forensic research, and applications in vaccine and drug development, nutrigenomics, local design, and development of diagnostics and many more uses in research and development.
According to the DG-NIMR Prof. Babatunde Lawal Salako, the Oligo-Synthesis machine donated by MTN Foundation is indeed not only for research in NIMR but for the benefit of extending the frontiers medical research and services in Nigeria and the West African region. He thanked MTN Foundation and MTN Nigeria for boasting Nigerian researchers’ capacities in medical diagnostics, and experimental vaccine and drug development.