The University of Lagos in collaboration with the University of Cologne, Germany has won a research grant of Sixteen Thousand Euro (€16,000) under the DAAD COVID-19 Idea Challenge 2021.
The collaboration is under the DIES Nigeria Project: Nigeria Innovative Research Management Structures (NIReMaS).
The Sixteen Thousand Euro (€16,000) research grant is for a project titled “Profiling Some Nigerian Herbs for COVID-19 Prevention and Management.”
The project was open to only Early Career Researchers (ECR) in the universities under the DIES Nigeria Project through which the University of Lagos, University of Ibadan and Afe Babalola University have one project sponsored each.
Dr. Oluwafemi Amusa of the Department of Cell Biology and Genetics who is an academic and researcher with the TETFund Centre of Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management (TCEBCEM) is the Principal Investigator on the grant.
The Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, FAS commends the efforts of the team that worked to win the grant, he wishes them success in their research project.