PROFESSOR (MRS) EHIMWENMA SHEENA OMOREGIE

PROF. (MRS) EHIMWENMA SHEENA OMOREGIE
AKSES CONFERENCE COMMITTEE CHAIR

Professor (Mrs) Ehimwenma Sheena Omoregie started her career as an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Ibadan, in 1996. She later joined the services of the University of Benin as an Assistant Lecturer in January 1998 and rose through the ranks to the position of Professor on 1st October 2015. She holds a B.Sc. Hon. degree in Biochemistry from the
University of Lagos (1992); M.Sc. Biochemistry from the University of Ibadan (1995) and PhD Biochemistry from the University of Benin (2006), Benin City, Nigeria.

Professor Omoregie’s area of specialization is mainly Clinical Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Toxicology. Her general research interests involve scouting for the therapeutic properties of some indigenously used medicinal plants, and in some cases their compounds, in the treatment of various diseases including malaria, Helicobacter pylori infection, inflammatory diseases, anaemia
(especially those associated with protein energy malnutrition and sickle cell disease) and microbial (fungi/bacteria) infections.

Professor Omoregie had supervised numerous undergraduate and postgraduate research projects. She is a visiting/adjunct lecturer as well as an external examiner to various institutions for undergraduate and postgraduate programs. She serves as a reviewer and member of the editorial board of severalscientific journals. Furthermore, she has attended and presented several scientific papers at numerous conferences and symposia both locally and internationally. She has also published over ninety (90) journal articles in reputable scientific journals.

Prof Omoregie is a recipient of several awards some of which include:

• Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (April 2008) sponsored by The Academy of Sciences for the
Developing World (TWAS), Italy, and Council of the Scientific and Industrial Research
(CSIR), India.
• Visiting Scholar Fellowship Award (July 2011) sponsored by TWAS and Chinese Academy
of Sciences (CAS), China – (TWAS-CAS).
• University Research & Publications Committee (URPC) Grant, University of Benin, Benin
City, Nigeria (2003, 2016, 2017 and 2018).
• Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Travel Award (2019) for attendance at the
Keystone Symposia on “The Malaria Endgame, Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
• Science by Women Senior Visiting Scholar Research Fellowship Award (2022) sponsored by
the Women for Africa Foundation; in collaborative research with the BioCruces Bizkaia
Health Research Institute (BBHRI) as well as the Department of Immunology, Microbiology
& Parasitology, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Bilbao Bizkaia, Spain.
Prof. Omoregie is a member of several learned societies including:
• Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB)
• Vice President, Nigerian Society of Experimental Biology (NISEB) (2021)
• Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)
• International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB)
• Member, Committee on Congresses and Focused Meetings, IUBMB
• Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH)
• American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH)
• Member, American Academy of Sciences (AAS)
Administratively, Prof Omoregie has served the University in the following capacities:
• Member, University of Benin Senate (October 2015 to date).
• Member, University of Benin Annual Research Day Committee (May 2015 – June 2019).
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• Head of Department, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of
Benin, Benin City, Nigeria (January 2017 – June 2021).
• Faculty of Life Science Representative, Postgraduate School, University of Benin, Benin City,
Nigeria (December 2016 – December 2018).
• Chairperson, Research and Empowerment Committee, Organization for Women in Science
for the Developing World (OWSD) – University of Benin Branch (June 2019 – to date).
• Chairperson, Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (PUTME)/Direct Entry (DE)
Committee (February 2020 – to date).
Professor E.S. Omoregie is happily married to Professor Edoba B. Omoregie, SAN; the marriage is
blessed with children.