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Segun Isaac Oyedeji

Professor in Molecular Parasitology and Genetics, Federal University, Oye Ekiti

Segun Isaac Oyedeji is a Professor in the field of Molecular Parasitology and his research interest is on host and parasite genetic factors determining variable susceptibility to malaria. He was a DAAD Fellow at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Eberhard Karls University, Tuebingen, Germany. He obtained his PhD degree from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, in 2012.


  • 2014–present
    Lecturer, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria
  • 2007–2014
    Lecturer, Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria


  • 2012 
    University of Ibadan, PhD


  • 2020
    Genetic diversity and complexity of Plasmodium falciparum infections in the microenvironment among siblings of the same household in North-Central Nigeria, Malaria Journal 19:338
  • 2017
    Molecular investigation of sub-microscopic and mixed Plasmodium species infection in North-central Nigeria, Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease 7(4):220-224
  • 2017
    -308G>A (rs1800629) and -244G>A (rs673) polymorphisms at the promoter region of the TNF-α gene in severe malaria patients in North-central Nigeria, Nigerian Journal of Parasitology 38(2):205-209
  • 2013
    Genetic diversity of Plasmodium falciparum isolates from naturally infected children in north-central Nigeria using the merozoite surface protein-2 as molecular marker, Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine 6(8):589-594
  • 2011
    Ficolin-2 levels and genetic polymorphisms of FCN2 in malaria, Human Immunology 72: 74–79.
  • 2008
    Complexity of the MSP-2 locus and the severity of childhood malaria in south-western Nigeria, Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology. 102 (2):95-102.
  • 2007
    Comparison of PCR-based detection of Plasmodium falciparum infections based on single and multicopy genes, Malaria Journal 6:112