Professor Mohammed Bello Yerima


Deputy Dean, Postgraduate School,
Professor Mohammed Bello Yerima
an Applied Environmental Microbiologist and expert in Biotechnology graduated from the prestigious Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto-Nigeria where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology in 1994. He also obtained M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees in Applied Microbiology (Bioremediation) from the University of Jos, NIGERIA. He is involved in Research and Teaching Microbiology/Biotechnology for nearly 27 years now at University level. Prof. Yerima taught at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto for 18 years and Federal University Dutse for nearly nine years. Prof. Yerima is the pioneer Head of Microbiology and Biotechnology Department, Federal University Dutse. He has published sixty-one peer reviewed articles in both foreign and local journals. He also has to his credit over ninety Conference/Workshop papers which he had presented both locally and internationally. Prof. Yerima served several committees at the departmental, Faculty and Senate levels. He served as an external examiner to more than thirty postgraduate students in different Universities. He also served as External Assessor to eleven candidates who aspired for promotion to Professorial cadre. Prof. Yerima has supervised thirty Masters students and two Ph.D. Students both of whom are at various stages of completion. He has to his credit over ninety undergraduate supervision in research projects. Yerima is a recipient of many academic awards. His area of research interest is Environmental Microbiology/Biotechnology (Bioremediation and Algal Biotechnology). Recently he is well disposed with Microbial Genomics. Yerima is both the current President of Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN) and Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM). He is a Fellow of Nigerian Society for Microbiology and also a Fellow of Biotechnology Society of Nigeria. He is also a member of academic Societies home and abroad. He is a member of the prestigious BIT Life Sciences, China and recognized as one of the Nigerian experts on Biotechnology.

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