Dr. Edith Ofor holds Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Chemistry both from University of Lagos. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Pure Chemistry from University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
During her Ph.D. program, Dr. Ofor served as a graduate assistant in Chemistry department of the University of Lagos for 4 years. She was also a research fellow at Pharmacy Department, School of Applied Sciences, University of Wolverhampton, England where her projects involved the isolation and identification of bioactive principles from some Nigerian medicinal plants and testing their extracts for antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory actvities. She gained the World Bank assisted STEP–B (project under ‘The Innovators of Tomorrow’) Award in 2011 and she received the Faculty of Science Best Researcher Award at 4th University of Lagos Research Conference and Fair. She is a certified tutor and a trained STEM teacher.
Dr. Ofor’s research interests include the discovery of novel bioactive compounds from therapeutic natural products especially those used in the management of asthma; activity guided isolation of pure compounds; extraction and analyses of essential oil samples from medicinal plants; modern chromatographic and spectroscopic analyses; chemical and biological screening of products.
Dr. Ofor is a member of Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (MICCON) and Chemical Society of Nigeria (MCSN). She worked as a Chemical Analyst/Marketer with Labstock Nigeria Limited that deals in the supply and sales of analytical/measuring instruments, laboratory equipments and testing of products. Dr. Ofor worked briefly as a facilitator with Centre for Advanced Professional Studies (CIAPS) Lagos before joining Pan Atlantic University.
Published Science Articles
Ogunlesi, M., Okiei, W., Ofor, E. and Eniola, A. (2019): Medicinal and Pesticidal Potentials of the Constituents of the Essential Oil from Adenia cissampeloides Leaves. Kem. Ind. 68(1-2); 7-21.
Ogunlesi, M., Okiei, W., Ofor, E. and Osibote, E. (2009): Analysis of the Essential Oil from the dried leaves of Euphorbia hirta (Euphorbiaceae), a Medication for asthma; African Journal of Biotechnology, 8(24), 7042-7050.
Okiei, W., Ogunlesi, M., Ofor, E. and Osibote, E. (2009): Analysis of Essential Oil Constituents in Hydro-distillates of Calotropis procera (Ait.) R.Br; Research Journal of Phytochemistry, 3(3); 44 – 53.
Ogunlesi, M., Okiei, W., Ofor, E. and Awonuga, O. (2009): Determination of the Concentration of Zinc and Vitamin C in Oysters and Some Medicinal Plants used to Correct Male Factor Infertility; Journal of Natural Products, 2; 89-97.
Conferences with Presented Papers
Ofor, E., Ogunlesi, M., Okiei, W. and Osibote, E. (2016). Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and Procter & Gamble, Chemical Sciences and Technology symposium; Calotropis procera in asthma management: Analysis of the Essential oil from the leaves of C. procera; Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos; February 11 & 12.
Ofor, E., Ogunlesi, M. and Okiei, W. (2013). 64th Pittcon Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy: Analysis of the essential oil from the leaves of Deinbollia pinnata by Combined Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; March 17 – 21.
Ofor, E., Ogunlesi, M. and Okiei, W. (2011). 62nd Pittcon Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy: Gas Chromatographic Analysis of the Dried Leaves of Coix lacryma-jobi, a Phytomedicine for Asthma; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; March 13-18.
Ofor, E., Ogunlesi, M. and Okiei, W. (2010). 61st Pittcon Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy: Determination of the Constituents of the Essential Oil from the Leaves of the Baobab Tree Adansonia digitata, a Herbal Medication for Asthma by GC– MS; Orlando, Florida, USA; February 28 – March 5.
Ofor, E., Ogunlesi, M. and Okiei, W. (2009). 5th Unilag Conference and Fair: Analysis of the chemical constituents of the essential oil from the leaves of Datura metel, a phytomedicine for asthma, using Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry; University of Lagos, Nigeria; October 21 - 23.
Ogunlesi M., Okiei W., Ofor E. and Osibote E. (2009). 4th University of Lagos Research Conference and Fair: The Analysis of the Essential Oil from the Leaves of Euphorbia hirta, a medication for asthma; University of Lagos, Nigeria, January 8.