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Olusola Anuoluwapo Akanbi

Country of origin: Nigeria Currently in: Germany, Berlin General field of specialization: Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Academic Background


2007 Master Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
2002 Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

Molecular studies on Hepatitis B and E viruses

Publications resulting from Research: 

Bo Wang, Olusola Anuoluwapo Akanbi, Dominik Harms, Olufisayo Adesina, Folakemi Abiodun Osundare, Dhamari Naidoo, Isabel Deveaux, Opeayo Ogundiran, Uzoma Ugochukwu, Nwando Mba, Chikwe Ihekweazu and C.-Thomas Bock.(2018). A new hepatitis E virus genotype 2 strain identified from an outbreak in Nigeria, 2017. Virol J. 2018 Oct 23;15(1):163. doi: 10.1186/s12985-018-1082-8

Akanbi OA, Harms D, Wang B, Opaleye OO, Adesina O, Osundare FA, Ogunniyi A, Naidoo D, Devaux I, Wondimagegnehu A, Peter C, Ifeanyi O, Ogundiran O, Ugochukwu U, Mba N, Omilabu SA, Ihekweazu C, Bock C-T. 2019. Complete genome sequence of a hepatitis E virus genotype 1e strain from an outbreak in Nigeria, 2017. Microbiol Resour Announc 8:e01378-18.

Akanbi OA, Harms D, Wang B, Osundare FA, Adesina O, Omoruyi EC, Kappert K, Opaleye OO, Bock CT. (2019) High frequency of drug resistance mutations in the HBV genome in ART-experienced HIV-coinfected patients in southwestern Nigeria. Antivir Ther. 2019 Sep 30;. doi: 10.3851/IMP3333. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31566576

Osundare FA, Opaleye OO, Akindele AA, Adedokun SA, Akanbi OA, Bock CT, Diedrich S, Böttcher S. (2019) Detection and Characterization of Human Enteroviruses, Human Cosaviruses, and a New Human Parechovirus Type in Healthy Individuals in Osun State, Nigeria, 2016/2017. Viruses. 2019 Nov 7;11(11). doi: 10.3390/v11111037. PubMed PMID: 31703317.

Oluyinka Oladele Opaleye, Oluwatoyin Margaret Japhet, Olubusuyi Moses Adewumi, Ewean Chukwuma Omoruyi, Olusola Anuoluwapo Akanbi, Adeolu Sunday Oluremi, Bo Wang, Hoang van Tong, Thirumalaisamy P. Velavan and C.-Thomas Bock (2016). Molecular epidemiology of hepatitis D virus circulating in Southwestern Nigeria. Virology Journal (2016) 13:61 DOI 10.1186/s12985-016-0514-6

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Higher Education Study
Doctoral Research


Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Mar 2017
DAAD Scholarship Award, Research Grants - Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees
Funded for Doctoral research carried out at the Robert Koch Institute, Berlin Germany from 2017-2020

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