Covenant University Bioinformatics Research Cluster

Overview

The Covenant University Bioinformatics Research (CUBRe) is a research outfit consisting of Faculty/Graduate Students and Staff from the Departments of Computer and Information Science (CIS), Biological Sciences, Electrical & Information Engineering (EIE), Chemistry, Department of Mathematics, Computer System and Information Services (CSIS) and the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Abuja, Nigeria.

CUBRe is headed by Prof. Ezekiel Adebiyi.
CUBRe Administrative Assistants: Miss Adaobi Okafor (email: Adaobi Okafor)/Mr Goodness Egbeniyi.
CUBRe telephone number: +234 (0)1 3425637
CUBRe Former workers, but no forgotten!

  • Establish a vibrant Bioinformatics Research outfit with the
    capacity to support established Bio-medical institutes and companies,
  • Position itself to take part in the era of personalised medicine
    based on the robust biomedical databases that will be established at CU,
  • To produce effective three high tech products for the control and
    final eradication of malaria starting with Nigeria,
  • Expand to support other tropical health issues and other important
    health issues in the West, and
  • Establish a vibrant bioinformatics research hub, recognised worldwide.

Based on the above, there are presently six divisions under CUBRe, namely: The Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) projects coordinating, Bioinformatics for Public Health, Computational Oncology
and Network Modeling and Entomology and Data Management. These divisions and their heads are as the following:

The Bioinformatics for Biomedical Engineering headed by Prof Ezekiel Adebiyi & Prof SN John.

  • Received award of two new grants this year (Specific year needed) apart from our H3ABioNet and TWAS grants. These are the WASLITBRe and DFG grants.  The H3ABioNet grant was also renewed for another five years.   We completed our TWAS grant successfully with a consideration for TWAS reporting grant to follow.
  • Human capacity development through the M.Sc., PhD and Post-Doc studies under our grants through our commitment to innovative developments, capacity building, Bioinformatics training and expansion. Currently, we have two (2) MSc and ten (10) PhD students fully sponsored under our grants.  (Before the end of February 2018, we will complete the engagement of three (3) postdoctoral staff?)
  • Training of faculty and grant staff through attendance of conferences, internships and workshops within the grants.
  • Employment of new personnel under our grants as Research assistance and Secretariat staff.