PhD Title: Augmentingoil Bioremediation Potential by Combined Chemical and Microbiological Processes
Supervisors: Professor Lynne Macaskie and Dr Joe Wood
My research is about creating bio-catalysts from Platinum Group Metals (PGMs)using bacteria. The resulting bio-catalysts are hopefully thought to breakdownheavy oils using both microbiological and chemical processes.
BSc Biochemistry, MSc Industrial Biotechnology and PhD (in view)
Jacob Omajali graduated in 2004 from Kogi State University, Nigeria where he studied Biochemistry. He got sponsored by Petroleum Technology Development Funds, PTDF, in 2008 for masters in Industrial Biotechnology at Newcastle University, UK. While at Newcastle University Jacob developed an interest in bio-catalysis and environmental remediation of oil pollution. After his masters he proceeded to the University of Birmingham in 2011, for a PhD in Bioenergy, Bioremediation and Biocatalysis under another scholarship. Jacob is also a Lecturer in Biochemistry at Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria.
Research group: Unit of Functional Bionanomaterials
Research interests: Bioenergy,Remediation of oil contaminated environments and Bio-catalysis using PlatinumGroup Metals (PGMs)
Jacob Omajali is a member of the American Society for Microbiology and the Biochemical Society. He is also a member of the Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and as a result, participated in a 2010 annual conference in Akure Nigeria where he gave an oral presentation on various bioremediation strategies.
Omajali, Jacob B., Hussaini, J. Solomon and Omale James (2011) Cytotoxicity and anti-inflammatory studies on Uvaria chamae. In press.
James Omale and B. Omajali (2010) Studies on some nutritional characteristics of the fruit and leaf of Saba florida (Benth) from Ibaji forest. International Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism 2(1), 011-026
James Omale and Omajali Jacob B (2010) Evaluation of bio-safety and antioxidant activity of the fruit and leaf of Saba florida (Benth) from Ibaji forest. International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 2(3), 100-105
Omale James, Adeyemi Alexander Rotimi and B. Omajali Jacob (2010) Phytoconstituents, Proximate and Nutrient investigation of Saba florida (Benth) from Ibaji Forest. International Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism 2(5), 88-92
Omajali JB (2010) Xenotransplantation from transgenic animals: a critical analysis. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Nanotechnology 2(4), 685-688
Omajali, Jacob Bamaiyi and Sanni Momoh (2010) Effects of Kanwa on Rat Gastrointestinal Phosphatases. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Nanotechnology 3(3), 1147-1152.
Conference paper: The Origin of HIV-1 from a Phylogenetic viewpoint: Presented at the Conference for the Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB) Akure, Nigeria (2009).
Conference paper: Remediation of Toxic Organic Pollutants in the Soil using Bioremediation Strategies: Presented at the Conference for the Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB) Akure, Nigeria (2009).