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Folu Paul-Odeniran

The Royal Society - Newton International Fellow,



Folu does research in Computational Pharmaceutical Chemistry. She evaluates the potency of small molecule inhibitors in the treatment of neglected tropical parasitic diseases (NTPDs). She had her bachelor's and master's degrees in Biochemistry from the University of Ibadan and thereafter proceeded to the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa where she had master's and PhD degrees in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. She is presently a Royal Society Newton International Fellow at the School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, hosted by Professor Charles Anthony Laughton. Folu pushes for her research findings to be translated into real-time solutions for the sufferers and those at risk of NTPDs.

Research Summary

Computational and experimental evaluation of statin and statin-like compounds in the treatment of schistosomiasis

Recent Publications

Past Research

Atomic and molecular scalar methods in identifying anticryptosporidials.

Meta-analysis of the prevalence of neglected tropical diseases

Future Research

  • Computer-aided design of drugs against neglected tropical parasitic diseases.
  • Unravelling the molecular mechanism of drug action as it pertains neglected tropical parasitic diseases.
  • Natural products potential and their pharmacokinetics in the treatment of neglected tropical parasitic diseases.
  • Detection and characterization of druggable targets in neglected tropical disease-causing parasites.

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