Prof. Dr. Timothy Olubisi Adejumo


Academic positionFull Professor
Research fieldsPlant Cultivation, Plant Pathology,Microbial Ecology and Applied Microbiology
KeywordsBiopesticides, Food Safety, Biotechnology, Biological control of plant pathogens, Mycotoxins
Honours and awards

2019: Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Foundation Renewed Research Fellowships at Institute of Phytomedicine, Dept. of Plant Pathology, University of Hohenheim, Otto-Sander Strasse 5, 70599 Stüttgart, Germany.

2019: International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME) grant for First National Symposium and Inauguration of Nigerian Society for Microbial Ecology (NSME) at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA).

2018: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany Humboldt Kolleg Grant on 'The role of commercialisation of university-based research results at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko'.

2017: Ambassador Scientist to Nigeria for International Society for Microbial Ecology, The Netherlands.

2016: TETFund Institutionally Based Research grant for Evaluation of Nigerian rice for mycotoxin-producing Aspergillus and Fusarium Species using Molecular Diagnostic Technique (Polymerase Chain Reaction).

2012: Outstanding Service as an Online Mentor, Minority Mentoring Program, by Membership Board and the Underrepresented Members Committee of American Society for Microbiology, Washington DC, USA.

2007: Advanced Leadership Award- Session Haggai Institute Mid-Pacific Center, Maui, Hawaii, USA.

2005: Georg Forster Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany at Georg-August-Universität, Institute of Plant Pathology and Plant Protection, Dept. of Molecular Phytopathology and Mycotoxin Research, Grisebachstrasse 6, 37077 Göttingen, Germany.

2005: Travel Award to attend Workshop on Quantitative Ecology (ref. smr. 1655) at International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), StradaCostiera, 11, I-34014 Miramare, Trieste, Italy.

1996: Graduate Research Fellowship, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria

Current contact address

InstitutionAdekunle Ajasin University
InstituteDepartment of Microbiology

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Petr KarlovskyFachgebiet Pflanzenpathologie und Pflanzenschutz, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen
Dr. Georg LangenkämperInstitut für Sicherheit und Qualität bei Obst und Gemüse, Max Rubner-Institut, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Ernährung und Lebensmittel, Detmold
Prof. Dr. Petr KarlovskyMolekulare Phytopathologie & Mykotoxinforschung, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen
Prof. Dr. Ralf Thomas VögeleInstitut für Phytomedizin, Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart
Start of initial sponsorship01/12/2005


2005Georg Forster Research Fellowship Programme

Publications (partial selection)

2012Timothy O. Adejumo: Evaluation of botanicals as biopesticides against storage pest and growth of Fusarium verticillioides causing rot diseases and fumonisin production of maize. In: Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials, 2012, 23-31
2009Timothy O. Adejumo, Ursula Hettwer, Sabine Nutz, Petr Karlovsky: Real-Time PCR and Agar plating method to predict Fusarium verticillioides and Fumonisin B1 content in Nigerian maize. In: Journal of Plant Protection Research, 2009, 399-404
2008Timothy O. Adejumo, U. Hettwer and P. Karlovsky : Production of Diacetoxyscirpenol, Fumonisins B1, B2, B3 and Neosolaniol by rice culture of Fusarium species from Nigerian maize. In: Odunayo C. Adebooye, Kehinde A. Taiwo, Andrew A. fatufe Food, Health and Environmental Issues in Developing Countries: The Nigerian Situation. Cuvillier Publishers, 2008. 236-241
2007Timothy O. Adejumo, Ursula Hettwer, Petr Karlovsky: Occurrence of Fusarium species and trichothecenes in Nigerian maize. In: International Journal of Food Microbiology, 2007, 350-357
2007T.O. Adejumo, U. Hettwer and P. Karlovsky: Survey of maize from south-western Nigeria for zearalenone, α- and β-zearalenols, fumonisin B1 and enniatins produced by Fusarium species. In: Food Additives and Contaminants, 2007, 993-1000