Prof. Oluwatoyin Adepeju Odeku (Nee Adeyemo) is the dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
A distinguished professor of Pharmaceutics & Industrial Pharmacy, Odeku obtained her Bachelor of Pharmacy from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in 1988, followed by a Master of Science in Pharmaceutics from University of Ibadan (UI) in 1992. Six years later, the UI dean upgraded her academic exploits with a Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutics from the same institution in 1998.
In 2014, Odeku travelled overseas for a course at the prestigious University of Osnabruek, Germany, where she got a Certificate in Modern Higher Education Management and Leadership. In recognition of her contribution to the pharmacy profession, she was made a Fellow of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP) in 2013.
Indeed, within the space of 16 years, Odeku has won scholarships, fellowships, grants and awards such as UNESCO/Israel co-sponsored Post-doctoral Fellowship (2000); John D. and Catherine MacArthur Foundation Staff Development Grant (2003); CAS-TWAS Visiting Scholar Fellowship (2004); George Foster Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2006); CSIR/ TWAS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2006); Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) Return Fellowship (2008); DAAD Visiting Scholar Fellowship (2009) and CV Raman International Fellowship for African Researchers (2012).
Others were NUC award for supervising the best thesis in Pharmacy for Year 2008 (2012); West African Research Association (WARA) Travel Grant (2012); AAU Staff Exchange Award (2015); TETFUND Conference Grant (2015) and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) Re-visit Fellowship.
She is a member, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN); secretary, Faculty of Drug Production and Quality Assurance, West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP) from 2017 to date; Fellow, West African Research Association (WARA); member, Africa Network for Internationalisation of Education (ANIE); member, West African Research and Innovation Management Association (WARIMA); member, Organisation for Women in Science in Developing World (OWSDW); member, Nigerian Association of Pharmacists in Academia (NAPA); and member, Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs).
Prof. Odeku is married, with children.