Center for Infectious Diseases Research

Center for Infectious Diseases Research is among the three centers in Microbiology Department, we perform basic, translational and clinical research. Our highly interdisciplinary research focuses on the transmission, evolution, immunology and control of infectious diseases among human populations and environment, using cutting -edge tools in epidemiological and genetic analysis, backed by focused field and experimental research.

Our scope spans a wide range of microbial research on diseases including diarrheal, respiratory tract infections, water borne diseases, malaria/other parasitic infections, antimicrobial resistance surveillance, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Opportunistic microbial diseases and zoonotic/nosocomial infections. We also conduct implementation and applied research to improve diagnosis, promote rational (safety and effective) use of diagnostic devices and ultimately improve health outcomes.

We operate microbial repositories for research and academic purposes. We collaborate with relevant stake holders in microbiome genomics research of pathogens, hosts, vectors and environment in line with “One health” concept to monitor and control public health communicable diseases’ threats, nationally and internationally.

ACTIVITIES COMPLETED IN YEAR 2020:

  1. 1 Knowledge and Perception of Risk of Contracting Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Among Adult Nigerian
  2. NIMR water quality study
  3. Evaluation of antibacterial efficacy of NIMR collaborated hand-sanitizer product
  4. Isolation and Identification of Microbes for students
  5. Characterization of isolates and storage for bio-banking
  6. Parasitic Identification of pathogens from samples (stool, vegetables and fruits)
  7. Investigation of Antimicrobial use for Covid-19 related symptoms among Nigerians

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES ON-GOING:

  1. A survey of Antimicrobial resistance burden in Lagos State- The objective of this project is to provide reliable estimates of Antimicrobial resistance burden in Lagos.
  2. Assessment of the status of Antimicrobial stewardship programmes in healthcare facilities in Lagos State: Objective is to ascertain the level of on-going stewardship activities in healthcare facilities in Lagos State and Identify gaps for future intervention.
  3. Comparative metagenomic analysis of vaginal microbiome of women living with HIV- The objective is to determine the vaginal microbiota of WLHIV by establishing the taxonomic composition of the vaginal microbial community and its diversity in women living with HIV, as well as establish the functional genes and metabolic pathways.
  4. Molecular Surveillance of Plasmodium falciparum Drug Resistance Markers among malaria coinfected women living with HIV in Lagos, Nigeria.
  5. Antibacterial efficacy of hand sanitizers sourced from common places in Covid-19 Era in Lagos State.

GRANTS/FELLOWSHIP AWARDS:

  1. NIMR Pre-Doctoral Research Development (PRDG) Grant 2019 – Mrs. Afocha
  2. Institut Merieux young Investigator award 2020 – Dr Chukwu
  3. Emory-Nigeria Research Training Program award 2020/2021 – Dr Igbasi and Dr Chukwu
  4. African Research Excellence Fund (AREF) mentoring and grant writing 2020/2021 – Dr Chukwu

MEMBERS OF STAFF – CIDR DIVISION

DR. (MRS.) U. T. IGBASI

HEAD, CENTRE FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE RESEARCH

RESEARCH FELLOWS

  1. Dr. Uche Thecla Igbasi                                    Research Fellow I/Head of Centre
  2. Dr. Emelda Chukwu                                                   Research Fellow I
  3. Mrs. Ebelechukwu Eugenia Afocha                           Research Fellow II
  4. Miss. Oluwatoyin Bamidele Awoderu                       Research Fellow II

MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTISTS

  1. Mr. Morakinyo Bamikole Ajayi                                 Deputy Director
  2. Dr. Christian Enwuru                                                 Chief Med. Lab. Scientist
  3. Mr. Abuh Dennis                                                        Principal Med. Lab scientist
  4. Mr. Gogwan Peter Lengshak                                      Medical Lab. Scientist I

 

SCIENTIFIC OFFICER

  1. Mr. Lawal Gbenga Raman                                          Scientific Officer I

OTHER STAFF

  1. Mr. Akinfenwa Nathaniel Adeolu                             Chief Clerical Officer
  2. Mr. Sholeye Jubril Femi                                             Senior Clerical Officer
  3. Miss Alaribe Chioma Jane                                          Senior Clerical Officer

PRICE LIST FOR SERVICES RENDERED BY CIDR

S/N       ITEMS                                                                                                                PRICE (Naira)

Immunology                                                                                                                 

  1. ELISA analysis for corporate bodies                                                                      25,000 per plate
  2. ELISA analysis for students                                                                                      10,000 per plate
  3. ELISA reading for corporate bodies                                                                      15,000 per plate
  4. ELISA reading for students                                                                                       5,000 per plate

 Bacteriology                                              

  1. Isolation and Identification of Microbes for corporate bodies                   20,000 per sample
  2. Isolation and Identification of Microbes for students                                   10,000 per sample
  3. Identification of Microbes for corporate bodies                                              15,000 per petri dish
  4. Identification of Microbes for research and education                                 10,000 per petri dish
  5. Parasitic Identification of pathogens                                                                    1,000 per sample
  6. Maintenance fee for Standard Microbial strains                                             50,000 per isolate
  7. Maintenance fee for typed Nigerian strains                                                      10,000 per isolate

 Parasitology  

  1.  Processing of stool samples for intestinal parasites                                       400 per sample
  2. Microscope reading for corporate bodies                                                          500 per slide
  3. Microscope reading for students                                                                          200 per slide
  4. Helminth ova on stained slides                                                                               200 per slide
  5. Protozoan cysts on stained slides                                                                          200 per slide
  6. Infected mice for Schistosomiases                                                                        5,000 per mouse
  7. Infected snails for Schistosomiases                                                                      1000 per snail
  8. Isolation and Identification of Trichomonas vaginalis                                    20,000 per sample

STAFF OF THE YEAR 2021

Mr. Peter Lengshak

for courageously responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

STAFF OF THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2021

Mr. P. L. Gogwan

(For your diligence and commitment to work)

STAFF OF THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2021

Mrs. R. O. Alesinloye

(For your diligence and commitment to work)