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Bunmi Omorotionmwan



Staff Group(s)
Academic Division Bioscience


Lecturer in  Microbiology

Career overview

Dr Bunmi had her BSc (First Class) in Microbiology from the University of Benin, Nigeria and MSc (with Distinction) in Food Production Management from the University of Nottingham, UK. She completed her PhD in Molecular Microbiology at the University of Nottingham in 2019. Following this, she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SBRC), University of Nottingham on the metabolic engineering of Clostridium acetobutylicum for improved biofuel production and afterwards in the development of a spore vaccine platform using Clostridium chassis.

Prior to joining NTU, Bunmi worked as a lecturer in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Benin, Nigeria.

Bunmi joined NTU as a lecturer in September 2022.

Research areas

Bunmi's research background is the genetic engineering of Clostridium for industrial and clinical applications. These include the generation of advanced genetic tools to extend product range and increase solvent productivity in Clostridium acetobutylicum as well as in the development of a modular spore vaccine platform.

She is a member of the Antimicrobial Resistance, Omics and Microbiota research group at NTU within the Centre for Health, Ageing and Understanding Disease.

Her pedagogical research interests explore how new teaching innovations and inclusive assessments can be used to narrow engagement and attainment gaps among student groups towards advancing NTU’s Success for All Agenda.

External activity

Bunmi is a member of the Microbiology Society, Advance HE and the Carbon Recycling Network.


Oshoma C.E, Okojie, E and Omorotionmwan, B.B. (2019). Production of Ethanol from Ripe Plantain Peel Hydrolysate by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences15, 48–55.

Banire B.B. and Jia, J.  (2014) Effectiveness of chlorine wash on Listeria monocytogenes biofilm on onions. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 8(2): 711-716

Omonigho S.E., Banire B.B. and Ayanru D.K.G. (2013) Incidence of blossom-end rot disease on field-grown tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum MILL) in Edo and Delta states. University of Benin Journal of Science and Technology 1 (2): 67 – 72

Omorotionmwan B.B, Aghimien M. O., Aisagbonhi E. P. and Omonigho S.E. (2011) Bacteriology of ready-to-eat vegetable salads sold in fastfood restaurants in Benin City and the effect of chlorine wash on their shelf-life. Nigerian Journal of Life Sciences 1: 110 – 11

Omonigho S.E., Banire B.B. and Ayanru D.K.G. (2009) Effects of soil and foliar treatments on incidence of viral mosaic disease on field grown tomato Lycopersicon esculentum mill in Edo and Delta States of Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Plant Protection23: 82 – 90

Course(s) I teach on

  • Undergraduate | Full-time / Sandwich | 2023

  • Student using science lab
    Postgraduate taught | Full-time / Part-time / Sandwich | 2023