Busayo Ajuwon

PhD Candidate


Busayo is studying for a PhD at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (Research School of Population Health), College of Health and Medicine, Australian National University (ANU) - under the supervision of Associate Professor Brett Lidbury, Dr. Katrina Roper and Dr. Alice Richardson. His project is centred on the use of computational biology platforms to interrogate HBsAg immunoassay and associated clinical (pathology) data of Hepatitis B patient cohort in Nigeria and some parts of Africa; to allow for early detection of Hepatitis B virus infection without resort to second-tier testing, like immunoassay. Prior to starting his PhD at the Australian National University -ANU, Busayo completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology with First Class Honours and a Master’s degree in Medical Microbiology with Distinction, at the Kwara State University, Malete, Nigeria.

Busayo’s earlier research experience was gained in Medical Microbiology with studies conducted on multi-drug resistant bacteria, parasitic infections, phytochemistry and in-vitro antibacterial activities of plants extracts against pathogenic bacteria associated with gastroenteritis. However, there has been a shift from these previous lab-based research activities to a new research interest that focuses exclusively on the development and application of systems biology approaches to infectious diseases and biomedical problems.


Research interests

  • Applying computational biology strategies to fundamental infectious disease research (e.g. Hepatitis B)
  • Medical virology (in silico)
  • Epidemiology


Babatunde, S.K., Kolawole, D.O., Adedayo, M.R., Ajiboye, A.E., Ojo, S., Abdullahi, T.A. and
Ajuwon, B.I. (2019). Profile of Intestinal Parasites among Nomadic Fulani in Kwara State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Parasitology, 40(1):56-60. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njpar.v40i1.9

Sunday, O.J., Babatunde, S.K., Ajiboye, A.E., Adedayo, R.M., Ajao, M.A. and Ajuwon B.I.
(2016). “Evaluation of Phytochemical Properties and in-vitro Antibacterial Activity of the Aqueous Extracts of Leaf, Seed and Root of Abrus precatorius Linn. Against Salmonella and Shigella. Asian Pacific Journal of Biomedicine 6(9): 755-759. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apjtb.2016.07.002

Ajiboye, A.E., Babatunde, S.K., Adedayo, M.R., Ajuwon, B.I. and Ajasegun, T.A. (2016).
Antibacterial Potency and Phytochemical Screening of the Bark of Terminalia catappa against some Clinical Isolates. International Journal of Phytomedicine, 8:193-201.

Babatunde, S.K., Adedayo, M.R., Ajiboye, A.E., Ojo S. and Ajuwon, B.I. (2015).
Phytochemical Composition and Larvicidal Activity of Ocimum canum (L.) Essential Oil against Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae). European Journal of Medicinal Plants, 11(4): 1-7. https://doi.org/10.9734/EJMP/2016/21673