Professor Oyewale Tomori

Title
President
Organization
Nigerian Academy of Science
Oyewale Tomori
Biography

Oyewale Tomori is President of the Nigerian Academy of Science. He was previously Vice Chancellor of Redeemer’s University in Nigeria. Dr. Tomori is also a Fellow of the College of Veterinary Surgeons of Nigeria. Dr. Tomori worked as a regional virologist in Africa with WHO for many years and is a virologist of international repute. Within the past 30 years, he has carried out meaningful research studies on a wide range of human viruses and zoonotic and veterinary viruses, which are of immense public health importance in Nigeria and in Africa as a whole. Prominent among the viruses he has studied are the yellow fever virus, the Lassa fever virus, the poliomyelitis virus, the measles virus, the Ebola virus and a hitherto unknown virus, the Orungo virus, which he elucidated the properties of and registered with the International Committee of Virus Taxonomy. Professor Tomori is recognized as one of Africa’s front-line Lassa fever researchers. Professor Tomori received his D.V.M. from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and his Ph.D. in virology of the University of Ibadan. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of the United Kingdom.