- Institution: University of Lagos
- Email: niyiosuntoki (at) yahoo.co.uk
Brief track record
Akinniyi Osuntoki was the Acting Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine, University of Lagos (2012-2014). He is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry. As acting departmental Head, he built a multidisciplinary team of engineers, clinicians, medical scientists and others to run a postgraduate degree programme. He has been part of various multidisciplinary collaborations which have produced Ph.D.s in diverse fields. These successful collaborations indicated that a multidisciplinary approach to scientific investigation and problem solving provides the most innovative and effective solutions to complex medical problems and conditions.
He currently serves as the Site Principal Investigator for the NIH/FIC D43 grant “Developing Innovative Interdisciplinary Biomedical Engineering Programs in Africa” and is a co-investigator on the NIH/FIC-funded Medical Education Partnership Initiative in Nigeria (MEPIN 2) grant “ Building Research And Innovation in Nigeria’s Science (BRAINS) which has Biomedical Engineering as one of the focus research areas.