Omotayo Komolafe is a Lecturer in Biotechnology and Biology programme under the Department of Biological Sciences, Anchor University, Lagos. He obtained his B.Sc. degree from The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, his M.Sc. degree from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Modipuram, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India, and his Ph.D. from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India. He is a recipient of Netaji Subhas- ICAR International Fellowship and India – Africa ICAR fellowship utilized for both Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees, respectively.
Komolafe is interested in transferring knowledge to students or end-users to build an erudite and thoroughly equipped society, and he combines experiences in a tissue culture laboratory and on a commercial farm to give an updated industrial touch to his lecture delivery.
Dr. Komolafe is passionate about solutions that will enhance food security for a growing population and changing climate, and he also wants to contribute to the improvement of livelihood by proffering research-driven technologies that will increase farmers’ income and make food affordable for the average man.
He has participated and presented papers in some conferences and workshops especially in India and has published articles in international journals. Dr. Komolafe teaches Molecular Biology, Biosafety, Intellectual Property Rights and Bioethics among others. His research interests include abiotic stress, molecular characterization, gene expression analysis and epigenetics.