UI don bags international award

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A don at the University of Ibadan, Samuel Ekundayo has been selected to join the 2020 class of the prestigious leadership program called the Chemical Abstract Services (CAS) Future Leaders Program.

He is one of 30 elite PhD and Postdoctoral scholars from across the world to win this year’s competition.

In addition, he is the first time scholar from any Nigerian University to be selected and one of two in any African University to receive this award since its inception in 2016.

Dr Ekundayo is a one-time University of Ibadan Scholar and a 2017 Commonwealth Split-site PhD Scholar to the University of Bath, UK.

He is a mentee of Professor Oyeronke Odunola of the Department of Biochemistry, UI.

The CAS Future Leaders elite award program is sponsored by SciFinder creators.

Each successful candidate will receive a fully paid trip to CAS Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, USA from August 10-15, 2020 and a trip to the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition from August 16-20, 2020 in San Francisco, California, USA.

Ekundayo will also receive a certificate of distinction; become a life member of CAS; a 3-year prepaid ACS membership, and $1000.

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He has also been awarded an American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) Mentoring Network award to participate in the Coaching for Career Development Program from 2019 to 2020.

This Mentoring Network program is designed to supplement the training that graduate students and postdoctoral trainees receive through their University programme.

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