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Department of Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics

The Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics Department (GBBD) at NABDA is unique, encompassing all facets of modern genetics and bioinformatics research. Trans-disciplinary research being conducted in our laboratories would lead to cures for human diseases; improvements to crop and livestock quality and yield; creation of new technologies with applications to medicine; agriculture; environment; and industry.
Our capacity building activities cover both general and specialized topics in translational genetics and is designed to better acquaint scientists and clinicians with the tools and technologies of genetics and genomics.
  • Biomedical Genetics: investigating genetic and environmental factors contributing to phenotypes with relevance to human health and disease.
  • Computation and Bioinformatics: develop new approaches for the management, analysis, and modeling of large, complex data sets.
  • Population and Quantitative Genetics: study of how genetic processes evolve to generate genetic variation in populations of organisms, and the effects on the patterning of variation within and between populations and species, and
  • Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology: focuses on the research and innovation for industrial enzymes, biologics and biosimilars production.


  • Genomics (from microbes to humans)
  • Metagenomics ( projects related to chronic wounds associated with human schistosomiasis, diabetes and sickle cell disease; metagenomics analysis of bacterial isolates from Nigerian Hot Springs)
  • Biologics (Monoclonal Antibodies; siRNA; etc)
  • Genetic Engineering (Industrial Enzymes for Bioethanol and Detergents Production)
  • Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)

The Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics department is currently looking into the Nigerian resources (human, livestock, plant, and microbes), utilizing new knowledge and technologies to unravel who and what are in Nigeria to contribute to both national development and international relevance.