Date:August 21, 2012

Prof. S. O. Asaolu

Samuel O. Asaolu, Ph.D

sasaolu2002@yahoo.co.uk, sasaolu@oauife.edu.ng

B.Sc Zoology, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. 1973.

Ph.D. Parasitology, University of Cambridge, England, United Kingdom. (1977)

My postgraduate research was on parasitic helminthes, specifically, reproductive biology of the Acanthocephala.

Research Interest

Biology and epidemiology of parasitic helminthes.
Distribution, morbidity, transmission and factors contributing to sustenance of soil-transmitted helminth and schistosomiasis infections in Nigeria.

Recent publications

1. Owojori, O.J., Asaolu, S.O. and Ofoezie, I.E. (2006). Ecology of freshwater
snails in Opa Reservoir and Research Farm Ponds at Obafemi Awolowo
University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. 6 Journal of Applied Science, 6 3004-3015.

2. Asaolu, O.O., Asaolu, S.O., Sowemimo, O.A., Hassan, A. O. and Alo, O.A.
(2006). Community control of malaria infection among pre-school age
children through the use of insecticide treated nets at Ifewara, Osun Stste,
Nigeria. Science Focus 11, 172-175.

3. Sowemimo, O.A. and Asaolu, S.O. (2008). Epidemiology of intestinal
helminth parasites of dogs in Ibadan, Nigeria. Journal of Helminthology 82
89-93

4. Sowemimo, O.A. and Asaolu, S.O. (2008). The daily egg production of
Ancylostoma caninum and the distribution of the worm along the digestive
tract of the dog. Research Journal of Parasitology In press

5. Asaolu, S.O., Caines, K., Crompton, D.W.T., Diallo, A.S., Ndiaye, J.M. and Njie, A.B.H.
(2008). Report to WHO of the independent evaluation of aspects of NTD control (In
press).

6. Kirwan, P., Asaolu S.O., Molloy, S.F. Abiona, T.C., Jackson, A. and Holland, C.V. (2008).
Patterns of soil-transmitted helminth infection and impact of four-monthly albendazole
treatments in preschool children from semi-urban communities in Nigeria: a double-blind
placebo-controlled randomised trial. BMC Infectious Diseases (In press).

7. Kirwan, P., Asaolu S.O., Smith, H., Abiona, T.C., Jackson, A. and Holland, C.V. (2008).
Soil-transmitted helminth infections in Nigerian children aged 0-25 months. Journal of
Helminthology. (In press).

8. Kirwan, P., Asaolu, S.O., Abiona, T.C., Jackson, H.V., Smith, H. and Holland,
C.V. (2009). Soil-transmitted helminth infections in Nigerian children aged 0-
25 months. Journal of Helminthology. 83. 261-266.

9. Kirwan ,P., Asaolu, S.O., Molloy, S.F., Abiona, T.C., Jackson, A.L. and
Holland, C.V. (2009). Patterns of soil-transmitted helminth infection and
impact of four-monthly albendazole treatments in preschool children from
semi-urban communities in Nigeria: a double-blind placebo-controlled
randomized trial. BMC Infectious Diseases. 19, 9-20.

10. Molloy S.F., Tanner, C.J., Kirwan, P., Asaolu, S.O., Smith, H.V., Nichols,
R.A.B., Connelly, L. and Holland, C.V. (2010). Sporadic Cryptosporidium
infection in Nigerian children: risk factors with species identification.
Epidemiology and Infection. 39, 946-954.

11. Kirwan, P., Jackson A.L, Asaolu, S.O., Molloy, S.F., Abiona, T.C., Bruce,
M.C., Ranford-Cartwright, L., O’Neill, S.M., and Holland, C.V. (2010). Impact
of repeated four-monthly anthelmintic treatment on Plasmodium infection in
preschool children: a double-blind placebo-controlled randomized trial.
BMC Infectious Diseases. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-
2334/10/277.

12. Dowling, D. J., Noone, C. M., Adams, P. N., Vukman, K.V., Molloy, S.F.,
Forde J., Asaolu, S.O., and O