Dr Samuel Ayodele Egieyeh is a seasoned and highly experienced (over 20 years) pharmacist with B.Pharm (University of Lagos, Nigeria), M.Pharm (University of the Western Cape, Cape Town South Africa) and PhD in Bioinformatics (University of the Western Cape, Cape Town South Africa). He also has post-graduate certificates in clinical research and drug development from the University of Basel, Basel Switzerland. He started his career as a research fellow in 2001 at the Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), Abuja Nigeria where he was involved in the formulation, production and quality control of a herbal products (notably a herbal remedy for sickle cell anaemia and malaria) and raw material development.
I lead the Computational Pharmacology and Cheminformatics Group (CPCG) at the School of Pharmacy, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town. Our research focuses on computational drug discovery and design, analysis and interpretation of chemical and bioactivity data using cheminformatics, bioinformatics, machine learning and biostatistics techniques in conjunction with relevant in-vitro bioassays in order to discover and design novel drug candidates, especially from natural products, for infectious and non-infectious diseases. As a formulator at heart, we are also involved in the development of novel drug delivery systems for herbal medicine (particularly exploring the use of nanotechnology as a tool for preparation of novel drug delivery systems for herbal medicine).