Three Unilorin students have received a $7,500 ISAG trip award


The International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG) has awarded $2,500 travel funds to three students from the Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ilorin (Unilorin).

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the funding will enable the applicants to attend the society’s 39th International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, in July 2023.

According to a university bulletin issued in Ilorin on Monday, the students’ supervisor, Dr Foluke Sola-Ojo, stated that a part of the student project received the award for presentation at the conference, and that the students will be honored during the event’s opening ceremony.

According to Sola-Ojo, two of the recipients, Yusuf Akinkunmi and Abubakar Atolagbe, are Ph.D students, while the third, Owolabi Ayodele, is a recent graduate.

“Akinkunmi’s award winning abstract is entitled ‘Genetic Diversity and Relationship between Nigerian Muscovy Duck Populations Using the Mitochondria Cytochrome b gene’, while Atolagbe’s abstract is entitled ‘Genetic Diversity in Nigeria Laughing Dove Population Using the Mitochondria Cytochrome C Oxidase gene’.

Ayodele’s abstract is entitled, ‘Characterisation of Chicken Strains in Isin Local Government Area of Kwara State Based on their Phenotypic Parameters, Blood Protein Polymorphism and 18s Mitochondria Genes”.

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