Professor Falodun completed his Postdoctoral research training with Professor Dr. Peter Langer, Professor Dr. Udo Kragl (Germany), Professor X Qiu SCBG, CAS China and Professor Mark Hamann (USA), after obtaining his PhD degree from the University of Benin, Nigeria.

Professor Falodun has to his credit, numerous academic honours, grants and awards including the prestigious Fulbright award (African Senior Research Scholar), recipient of the May & Baker Professional Service award in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He has contributed reasonably to the development and advancement of knowledge with over 100 scientific papers, reviews and book titled ‘Stereochemistry in Pharmacy and Medicine’, co-authored with Professor EOP Agbakwuru. He is currently the pioneer Coordinator, Center for Distance Learning, University of Benin.He also served as the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) University of Benin and a member of the Governing Council of the University of Benin.

Professor Falodun currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Tropical Journal of Natural Product Research. His research group (Natural Product Research Group-NPRG) is actively involved in the bioactivity guided isolation, characterization, structure determination and optimization through synthesis of compounds from natural Product mostly of plant origin. Professor Falodun has presented research seminars and lectures at national and international scientific meetings. He has supervised numerous undergraduate and MSc and doctoral students. Professor Falodun’s strong grantsmanship accomplishments have been demonstrated by winning internal and external competitive research grants such as the Africa-US Network Centers of Excellence in Water and Environmental Science and Technology (2011 - 2015); award funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Google Scholar citations

  • Twas-Cas Fellowship – China 2009, Visiting scholar to South China Botanical Gardens, China.
  • Postdoctoral fellow HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry 2008.
  • Visiting Scholar 2011 DFG Fellowship in Technical Chemistry University of Rostock, Germany
  • DFG Fellowship. Universitat Rostock- Germany – Visiting scholar 2012
  • May and Baker Professional Service Award 2007
  • Member, Phytochemical Society of Europe
  • WHO Reviewer, Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations- 2010
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi, USA, 2013-2014

Isolation, characterization, and biological evaluation of natural Product of higher plant origin. Discovery and development of new natural Product with activity against infectious disease, inflammatory disorders, sickle cell disease, cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

The synthesis, medicinal chemistry and optimization of natural Product with novel pharmacological activities. Use and application of conventional and state-of-the-art NMR and other spectroscopic techniques in the structure elucidation of new natural Product/metabolites.

  1. Osayemwenre Erharuyi, Achyut Adhikari, Abiodun Falodun, Aimas Jabeen, Muhammad Ahmmad, Rehan Imad, M. Iqbal Choudhary. (2017). Cytotoxic, anti-inflmmatory, and leishmanicidal activities of Diterpenes isolated from the roots of Caesalpinia pulcherrima. Planta Medica 83: 100-110.
  2. Osayemwenre Erharuyi, Achyut Adhikari, Abiodun Falodun, Rehan Imad, M. Iqbal Choudhary. (2016). Derivatization of Cassane diterpenoids from Caesalpinia pulcherrima (L.) Sw. and evaluation of their cytotoxic and leishmanicidal activities. Tetrahedron Letters, 57: 2201-2206
  3. Sadaf Siddiqui, Osayemwenre Erharuyi, Abiodun Falodun, M. Iqbal Choudhary and Sammer Yousuf (2015). Crystal structure of (3S*,4S*,4aS*,5R*, -6R*,6aS*,7R*,11aS*,11bR*)-5,6-bis-(benzoyloxy)-3,4a-dihydroxy-4,7,11btrimethyl-1,2,3,4,4a,5,6,6a,7,11,11a,-11b-dodecahydrophenanthro[3,2-b]-furan-4-carboxylic acid methanol monosolvate. Acta Crystallographica E71: 739-740.
  4. Nadja Engel Lutz, Abiodun Falodun, Juilane Kuhn, Udo Kragl, Peter Langer and Barbara Nebe. Pro-apoptotic and anti-adhesive effect of four African Plant extracts on the breast cancer cell line MCF-7. BMC Complementary and alternative Medicine 2014, 334(14): 1-13.
  5. Franziska Bendrath, Abiodun Falodun, Zharylkasyn A, Abilov, Alexander Villinger and Peter Langer, Regioselective Synthesis of Pyrazoles and Isoxazoles with Cyclopropanated side-chain. Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry 2014, 51(3): 835-840.
  6. Agbonlahor Okhuarobo, Joyce Ehizogie Falodun, Osayemwenre Erharuyi, Vincent Imieje, Abiodun Falodun and Peter Langer. Harnessing the Medicinal Usefulness of Andrographis paniculata for diseases and beyond: A review of its Phytochemistry and Pharmacology. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Diseases 2014, 4(3):213 - 222.
  7. Abiodun Falodun, Vincent Imeije, Osayemwenre Erharuyi, Ahomafor Joy, Peter Langer, Melissa Jacobs, Shabanna Khan, Mohammed Abaldry and Mark Hamann. Isolation of antileishmanial, Antimalarial and Antimaicrobial metabolites from Jatropha multifida. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine 2014, 4(5):374 - 378.
  8. Osayemwenre Erharuyi, Nadja Engel-Lutz, Joy Ahomafor, Vincent Imieje, Abiodun Falodun, Babara Nebe and Peter Langer. Anticancer activity of five Forest crops used in African folklore: Antiproliferative and Pro-apoptotic effects. Natural Product Research 2014, 1 - 6.
  9. Wolf-Diethard Pfeiffer, Klaus-Dieter Ahlers, Abiodun Falodun, Alexander Villinger and Peter Langer. Synthesis and Spectroscopic Characterization of Arylated Selenoureas. Phosphorus, Sulfur, Silicon and the Related Elements 2014, 189(3):324 - 332.
  10. Abraham Ubhenin, Augustine Uwakwe, Abiodun Falodun, N.Engel, Francis Onwuka and P. Langer. Antiproliferative and Pro-apoptotic effects of Caesalpinia bonduc extract and its fractions in estrogen – sensitive Human Breast Adenocarcinoma Cell line. Journal of Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants 2013, 19: 159 - 167.
  11. Abiodun Falodun, Engel Nadja, Oppermann Christina, Iftikhar Ali, Villinger Alexander, Kragl Udo, Nebe Barbara and Langer Peter,. Isolation of Trimethylammoniumyl - acetate monohydrate from Cola lepidota seeds: antiproliferative activity of extracts and fractions. Journal of Herbs Spices and Medicinal Plants 2013, 19 (4): 329 - 339.
  12. R¨udiger Dede, A. Riahi, Mohanad Shkoor, Mirza A. Y, Ibrar Hussain, N. Kelzhanova, Zharylkasyn A. Abilov, Abiodun Falodun, Helmar G¨orlse, P. Langer. Synthesis of Functionalized Acetophenones by Formal [3+3] Cyclocondensations of 1,3-Bis(silyloxy)-1,3-butadienes with 3-Alkoxy and 3-Silyloxy-2-acetyl-2-en-1-ones. Z. Naturforsch 2013, 68b, 1021 – 1030.
  13. Franziska Bendrath, Zharylkasyn A. Abilov, Abiodun Falodun, Alexander Villinger, Peter Langer. Regioselective Synthesis of 5-(2-Cyanoethyl)biphenyls by Formal [3+3]-Cyclocondensations of 1,3-Bis(trimethylsilyloxy)-1,3-butadienes”. Helvetica Chimica Acta 2013, 96(12):2185 – 2190.
  14. Abiodun Falodun, Udo Kragl, Serge-Mitherand Tengho Touem, Alexander Villinger Thomas Fahrenwaldt and Peter Langer. A Novel Anticancer Diterpenoid from Jatropha gossypifolia. Natural Product Communication 2012, 7: 1 - 2.
  15. Engel N, Oppermann C, Falodun A and Kragl U. Proliferative effects of five traditional Nigerian medicinal plant extracts on human breast and bone cancer cell lines. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2011, 137: 1003 – 1010.
  16. Nworgu ZAM, Falodun A and Usifoh CO. Inhibitory activity of 3 - carbomethoxylpyridine and 3 - carbobutoxypyridine on isolated rat uterus. Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica-Drug Research. 2007, 64 (2): 179 – 182.

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