Dr Daniel Olukoya’s Scientific research work just reached 6,000 reads on RESEARCH GATE, a popular networking website for scientists and researchers to share academic publications, also papers of their scientific research work.
It is interesting to know that the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries is still active in his field of Science and his published research work making waves.
In 1976, Dr Olukoya was admitted into the University of Lagos (Unilag) to study Microbiology. He graduated from Unilag in 1980 with a first-class degree in Microbiology. He was the first person to have achieved a first-class in the course at the university and his G.P.A is still the highest recorded so far (as at February 2010) in that course.
Soon after graduation, Olukoya won a scholarship to study for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Molecular Genetics at the University of Reading, United Kingdom. Despite the natural difficulty of the programme, DKO earned his PhD in three years and returned to Nigeria.
Upon his return to Nigeria, he joined the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, where his reputation as an exceptional Geneticist of African origin became established. He emerged as an authority in the study of genetics, publishing over 70 scientific papers in a short span (a remarkable feat by any standard). He also taught Genetics and was external examiner in a number of universities.
He has attended and presented papers at scientific conferences in almost all continents of the world. Till date, Olukoya continues to contribute to the field of genetics and biotechnology via the Daniel & Fola Biotechnology Foundation, a registered NGO established to empower Nigerian citizens with modern and contemporary laboratory skills in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.
For the love of science, last year, Olukoya donated a fully equipped research facility to the University of Lagos, Akoka, his alma mater. It is called the D.K. Olukoya Central Research & Reference Laboratories.
The facility was a massive three-wing complex with three floors covering 1000sq meters located adjacent the Faculty of Engineering complex on the main campus of the University at Akoka.