Postgraduate Programmes

Posgraduate Biochemistry programmes are available at PhD, MPhil, MSc and PGD levels. Please check application forms for PG programmes at the School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS) application forms portal:


UG Programme

Our B. Biochemistry undergraduate degree programme is One of the oldest Biochemistry Departments in Nigeria. Our focus is centered on Teaching and Research in Biochemistry and Applied Biochemistry.


Contact Us

We would love to hear from you concerning any complaints or suggestions you might have to enable the Department serve you better. Please call us or send an email to the contact below:

Phone: +234 802 8378 331

Current HoD

Professor A. B. Sallau

HoD, Department of Biochemistry

Welcome Message

Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. One of the oldest Biochemistry Departments in Nigeria. Our focus is centered on Teaching and Research in Biochemistry and Applied Biochemistry. The Department can boast of an array of highly trained and positive-minded academic staff drawn from different areas of specialization unique to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The Department has been at the forefront of training and human capacity building in the fields of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Nutrition, and Biotechnology. We have also been at the forefront of National development and cutting-edge research with affiliations around the globe. We hope you will find the information on this site helpful. You are welcome to the Department of Biochemistry once again!

The Academics

Mission, Vision and Philosophy


To produce highly skilled manpower with adequate theoretical and practical knowledge in Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Biotechnology, Nutrition and Environmental conservation and safety to meet the requirements of modern research and industry for the development of the community and the world at large.


Department of Biochemistry ABU shall be a world class Department comparable to any other engaged in imparting contemporary knowledge in biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, Nutrition and Environmental conservation and safety using modern state of the art teaching and research facilities to aspiring scientist from all over the world; develop and pursue innovations relevant to the immediate needs of the community, Nigeria and the world at large.


The major thrust of the Department’s Programmes is teaching and research, which must have considerable biochemical content and should be conducted in any of the following or other areas of biochemistry under the supervision of approved supervisory committee as staff and equipment are available.

Google Scholar

Featured Staff on Research Visibility

Google Scholar

Aisha Abdulkadir

We are proud to feature another distinguished scholar of ABU named Aisha Abdulkadir, who, as at the last check, had not less than 776 citations with (h-Index score of 10 and i10-Index score of 10) credited to her research works as documented on Google Scholar.

The featured scholar’s areas of interest/specialization include plant nutrient, urban and peri-urban agriculture, soil physics, climate-smart agriculture, greenhouse gas emissions

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