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Nigerian Lecturer Wins Global Virology Award

A lecturer in the Faculty of Science, Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, AbdulAzeez Anjorin, has won the Global Virus Network (GVN) 2023 Training Scholarship and Award.

According to the university’s Centre for Information and Public Relations (CIPR), Mr Ajorin will attend a short Basic and Translational Virology course at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health Baltimore, in the United States of America.

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Mr Ajorin, an award-winning researcher and Acting Head of the Department of Microbiology at LASU, has also been selected among the Bacterial and Viral Bioinformatics Resource Centre (BV-BRC) 2023 Trainees at the Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, Lemont Illinois, USA.

This is a welcome development for Nigeria, a country endemic to Lassa Fever, COVID-19, Yellow Fever, and other infectious diseases.