By Ibraheem Solaudeen.
The Chemistry Department of the University of Ilorin, has secured an equipment grant worth N120m from US-based Non-Governmental Organisation, Seeding Labs.
The NGO, as described in today’s edition of Unilorin Bulletin is dedicated to helping scientists make discoveries that improve life and the planet.
The publication also disclosed that the institution’s chemistry department had submitted two research proposals on cancer and cosmeceuticals which eventually won the grant after an unsuccessful attempt in 2016.
“The experiences garnered in the first attempt and the other previous research acumen, as well as the commitment and support of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, assisted the team in pursuing the grant”, the report said.
It added that the Seeding Labs Equipment which includes, Mass Spectrometer, Scanning Electron Microscope, High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography among others, have arrived the Lagos Sea Port.
“With the equipment, studies by the staff researchers, postgraduate and undergraduate students would take a new dimension.
“Samples that were usually being sent outside for analysis would now be done at the University with little cost.
“The University would train capable individuals on how best to operate the equipment,” it noted.