Dr Opeyemi Nudewhenu Avoseh is a Natural Product Chemist with specific expertise in plant phytochemistry and Inflammation studies.
His research has focused on three broad areas within the concept of Natural Products Chemistry, Medicinal Plant Analysis and Material Chemistry. The areas are (i) Identification, purification and structural elucidation of potentially bioactive compounds in plant materials that may be of importance for the promotion of health (ii) Isolation of volatiles and non-volatiles from plant sources by conventional methods and characterization of their aroma and flavour constituents; (iii) Evaluation of the pharmacological potentials of plant materials and implementation of in vitro and in vivo assays for bioassay-guided fractionation of plant extracts for assessment of IC50, LD50 and ED50, anti-inflammatory, analgesic etc values of isolated compounds; (iv) Synthesis, characterization and application of nanoparticles.
Dr. Avoseh participated in National Research Foundation (NRF) South Africa research on Indigenous Knowledge System on the locally important medicinal plants. Postdoctoral fellowships include the Sugar Milling Research Institute (SMRI), University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) postdoctoral fellowship (2015-2016) and the Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa, postdoctoral fellowship (2020 till date).