Oluwafemi G Oluwole
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
Genomics Scientist (Molecular & Computational)
- Femi Oluwole has broad interests in genomics and drug discovery. He has a keen interest in experimental, clinical, computational, and epidemiological studies of emerging brain-associated disorders. He is making a difference by detecting mutations in cohort studies, measuring gene functions, mapping biological pathways, and utilizing discoveries from multiple disciplines to underpin human phenotype ontologies. Some of his major findings have been published in scientific journals. Presently, he has up to 25 scientific papers. Likewise, he has presented some of his works at various scientific conferences and won awards. He is a staff in the University of Oxford, and a visiting research fellow to the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) University of Cape Town, South Africa; And Institute of Primate Research, Nairobi, Kenya. Femi had his early training in Africa under the supervision of Profs S. Umukoro, S. Bardien, H. Kuivaniemi, and G. Tromp. He has then co-supervised up to six students to graduation. Between 2019 - 2022, he established his career in the field of genomics while working in Prof A. Wonkam's lab at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Of note, in 2022 he won the National Research Foundation Y-rated researcher award, and the African Academy of Science Affliate Award (2022 - 2026). He is a Scientific Editor for Open Medicine De gruyter Journal. In addition, Femi has held various administrative positions with outstanding records of service including establishing a non-governmental organization (Absolute Cedars) that promotes technological and human capacity development in marginalized communities. Femi is investigating the genetics of Parkinson's disease in Prof Jenny Taylor's Research Group.
Specific Research Area
Human DNA and variations; Translational genomics (gene-gene, gene-protein, gene-environment) of emerging brain-associated disorders and neuropathic pain.