School of Life Sciences

Prof Matthew Adeleke

Associate Professor

Prof Adeleke holds a PhD in Animal Breeding and Genetics. Matthew leads Eimeria parasite research towards the development of a new-generation of anticoccidial vaccine in chickens. He also works with Toxoplasma gondii and Plasmodium parasites. Besides, he investigates rumen microbiome using metagenomics following manipulation with probiotics. Previously, Matthew carried out applied genetics-led research contributing to the development of improved indigenous chickens for smallholder farmers.

Research interests

Genetics of Apicomplexan and Apicomplexan-Related Parasitic Diseases

Livestock Microbiome using Next Generation Sequencing

Genetic Improvement of Indigenous Livestock Species

Immunoinformatics

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