Centre for Human Virology and Genomics (CHVG) is an ISO 15189 accredited laboratory. Yellow fever and Lassa fever are endemic diseases which have been recently associated with high levels of morbidity and mortality in Nigeria. Diagnosis of these diseases have been quite challenging due to limited access to diagnostics. This compelled us to develop two kits namely: NIMR Yellow Fever Virus RT-q PCR Kit and NIMR Lassa Fever Virus RT-q PCR Kit. The kits have been successfully validated are in use. Recently, we also developed an Mpox RT-q PCR Kit to help in the diagnosis and management of Monkeypox (Mpox) disease that caused a recent global emergency. We have other innovations in the pipeline at CHVG.

In the spirit of providing social corporate responsibility, in 2023 we expanded our test menu to include hepatitis surface antibody (HbsAb). Also, we are making it more convenient for travelers by expanding our test menu to include Varicella, Rubella, Measles, Mumps and other assays needed for immigration purposes.


  • Quality Management System Training: As a certified and accredited laboratory, CHVG offers to the public several years of both theoretical and practical knowledge and experience gained on Quality Management System (QMS), to different individuals and laboratories who seek to improve their service delivery and become accredited.
Cost:200,000 per participant
Training durationFive (5) days
Venues:CHVG Conference room, NIMR
Facilitators:Mrs. Morenike Igbinavbiere, Dr. Sam Amoo
A Certificate will be issued at the end of the training
  • Molecular and Genetic Techniques of infectious diseases Training: At our highly equipped and constantly evolving molecular labs, the basics of molecular techniques available (manual and automated) will be covered. This will be supported with practical sessions. The experience will be enriching due to the varied research activities occurring at the laboratory constantly. A tour of NIMR Central laboratory facility (which houses a next generation sequencer) will be conducted.
Cost:150,000 per participant
Training duration:Five (5) days (plus another optional 5 days of lab practical)
Venues:CHVG Conference room and the Molecular Laboratory
Facilitators:Dr. Chika Onwuamah, Dr. Sam Amoo, Dr. Azuka Okwuraiwe
A Certificate will be issued at the end of the training


CUSTOMER SERVICE WEEK2nd – 6th October 2024
WORLD AIDS DAY1st December 2024


NOTE: At the field name of service, please select “HVL Income” instead of “OI income” stated on the guide. This is crucial else you will not see the tests you want to pay for. Use the prices in the Clients handbook to fill in the unit cost per test you select. The total amount payable will then be automatically generated. You can then procedure to fill the remaining fields, and following the prompts to pay online using your bank card or generate an RRR code to use to pay cash at any bank.
Subsequently, download and filled our test request form and ship the sample to our facility with copy of the payment receipt and the filled request form.

1.Dr. Chika K. OnwuamahChief Research Fellow/ HOD, Microbiology
2.Prof. (Mrs.) R. A. AuduDirector of Research
3.Dr. Azuka P. OkwuraiweSenior Research Fellow
4.Dr. Olufemi S. AmooResearch Fellow 1/Head CHVG
5.Dr. Fehintola A. IgeResearch Fellow I
6Dr. Joseph O. ShaibuResearch Fellow I
7.Mrs. Mabel O. UwanduJunior Research Fellow
8.Mrs. C. Leona OkoliChief Science Lab. Technologist
9.Mr. Ebenezer O. OdewaleChief Med. Lab. Scientist
10.Mrs. Rashidat M. OmoloyeChief Science Lab. Tech..
11.Mrs. Morenike A. IgbinavbiereChief Science Lab. Tech.
12.Mrs. Chinasa C. OnyeituChief Science Lab. Tech.
14.Mr. Osaga O. OforomehAsst. Chief System Analyst
15.Mr. Christian A. OjonugbaSenior Executive Officer (Accounts)
16.Mr. Sunday O. FrancisHigher Executive Officer (Accounts)
17.Mrs. Roseline O. AlesinloyeChief Executive Officer
18.Mrs. Obioma G. Iyke-AzikeSenior Admin. Officer 1
19.Mr. Prince U. AtatExecutive Officer
20.Mrs. Elizabeth O. OyesolaHigher Executive Officer
21.Mr. Boniface AjenuChief Motor Driver/Mechanic I
 Prof. Sunday Aremu Omilabu
Prof. Alani Sulaimon Akanmu