International Conference on Drug Discovery Africa 2022

Afe Babalola University in Ado Ekiti, Nigeria calls for applications for the ‘’DRUG DISCOVERY AFRICA 2022 Evolving Lead Compounds From Nature’’ coming up in September.

The conference DDA 2022 and summer school are funded by Volkswagen Stiftung. The aim of this conference is to provide a timely and critically needed platform to discuss the most important research challenges in establishing a viable and sustainable drug research culture in sub-Saharan Africa and to propose innovative strategies that will enhance future studies in the field, with special emphasis given on the identification of bioactive lead compounds from African biodiversity.

In addition, they will provide training to the next generation of researchers in the relevant drug discovery areas, including hit and lead discovery, medicinal chemistry, preclinical pharmacology, as well as drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics studies.

Conference Theme: DRUG DISCOVERY AFRICA 2022 Evolving Lead Compounds From Nature“.

Conference Date:  September 19 – 23, 2022.

Venue: Afe Babalola University in Ado Ekiti, Nigeria.


The Drug Discovery Africa 2022 conference includes travel funding to young-generation participants from Africa (Master’s and PhD students, as well as early-career postdocs).

Submission Guidelines

  • Interested persons are to send their CV including a research statement (maximum 150 words).
  • If they would like to show a poster or give an oral presentation, they are to send their abstract (maximum 250 words).

However, applicants are to send both documents per email to Dr. Olubiyi ( and Dr. Taiwo ( with “DDA 2022 – Registration” in the subject line.

For more information, visit the official site.

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2 thoughts on “International Conference on Drug Discovery Africa 2022

  1. Dear Ruth Edet,

    I just stumbled on your post concerning the Drug Discovery Africa 2022 conference previously scheduled to hold next month. While we have drawn the curtain on fresh applications, I would like to inform you that the event has been shifted to September 19 to 23, 2022. This postponement became crucial to allow more visa application time to those attending from outside Nigeria.

    Kind regards and thank you for posting this on your Website
    Prof. Olujide O. Olubiyi
    College of Pharmacy,
    Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti

    1. Dear Prof Olubiyi,
      Thank you for this information. We have updated the information accordingly.

      Kind regards,
      Juliet Inyang
      Co-Founder, Academic Hive

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