Prof. Saheed Sabiu

Prof. Saheed Sabiu is an Associate Professor at the Durban University of Technology, where he leads the Computational and Systems Biology Research Group. The Group bioprospects for secondary metabolites against degenerative and microbial diseases for new small molecule targets discovery. He is also interested in the molecular dynamics of enteric and respiratory viruses using whole-genome sequencing, in silico and metagenomic approaches. He has mentored several postgraduate students and his research has attracted funding from the National Research Foundation (NRF), Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC). Besides holding the NRF Y-rating as an emerging researcher, Prof. Sabiu is a Fellow of the Future Professors Program of the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and a member of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Focus Group on Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD).