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SOMPED 2016 Conference Programme








Opening: Chairperson - Dr Callistus Bvenura


Welcome address: Prof Anthony J Afolayan

The role of scientific societies in research and economic development: The evolution of SOMPED


Keynote address 1: Prof Marion (JJM) Meyer

Metabolomic approaches and applications in Phytochemistry


Guest speaker 1: Dr Idah T Madamombe-Manduna

Pleading the case for the publication of negative results



Session 1A: Biological Activity

Moderator: Dr AA Oyagbemi

Main Venue

Session 1B: Toxicology

Moderator: Dr GA Otunola

Cycad 1

Session 1C: Phytochemistry

Moderator: Dr OE Ola-Davies

Cycad 2


Evaluation of antibacterial properties of the Euclea crispa (Thunb.) stem bark extract and its fractions against selected human pathogens

Mr KA Alayande

Cytotoxicity study of the methanol root extract of Neorautanenia mitis on HT 29 cell lines

Dr AA Adedapo

Coffenol and Coffethone: two new flavonoids from antimycobacterium active fraction of Coffea brevipes Hiern

Dr AL Ogundajo



Time-kill assessment of Nauclea latifolia fruit extract against susceptible bacterial isolates

Mrs MO Oyedeji-Amusa

Ameliorative effect of methanol extract of Azadirachta indica leaf on lead acetate-induced hypertension and genotoxicity in male Wistar rats

Dr TE Adeyeoluwa

Chemical composition and biological activities of essential oils from Hydnora africana Thumb. used in the treatment of infections and related diseases in South Africa

Dr OA Wintola


Antimicrobial activity of Phyllanthus amarus and Diodia scandens extracts on Plasmid-enhanced Methicillin resistant Staphylococci

Dr SK Ojo

Polyphenol-rich fraction of Parquetina nigrescens mitigates dichlorvos-induced neurotoxicity and apoptosis

Dr GO Ochigbo


Synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles from extracts of Allium sativum, Zingiber officinale, and Capsicum frutescens

Dr GA Otunola




Session 2A: Biological Activity 

Moderator: Prof OA Odukoya

Main Venue

Session 2B: Toxicology

Moderator: Prof MAT Poswal

Cycad 1

Session 2C: Phytochemistry 

Moderator: Prof L Kambizi

Cycad 2


Antimicrobial activity of Buxus macowanii and its morphological effects on Bacillus cereus

Mr B Ngobeni

Assessment of 30-day daily double dose of ethanolic root extract of Morella serrata (Lam.) Killick (Myricaceae) in Wistar rats

Dr AOT Ashafa

Chemical Composition and pharmacological activities of Essential Oil from Rhus longipes Engl. Leaf

Dr OS Olorunnisola



Wound healing potential of Terminalia sericea

Ms H Parkar

Ameliorative potential of ethanol leaf extract of Cassia fistula (Fabaceae) on sodium arsenite-induced Toxicities

Dr OS Olawuwo  

Comparative studies of essential oils of Clausena anisata (Hook) growing in Nigeria using solvent free microwave extraction and hydrodistillation method

Dr IO Lawal


Comparison of the antimicrobial activity of extracts of Cola acuminata, Cola nitida and Garcinia cola seeds

Prof SM Ayodele

Evaluation of the polyphenolic content, antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of crude extracts from Vernonia mespilifolia Less

Mr JO Unuofin

The characterization of silver nanoparticles biosynthesized from the aqueous extracts of Elaeodendron croceum stem bark and leaves

Dr SW Odeyemi


Root rot disease of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) (L.) Walp) and its control using plant extracts and fungicides

Prof MN Suleiman

The Mitigating Effect of Mangifera indica (L.) Extract Against Sodium Arsenite Induced Toxicities

Dr OE Ola-Davies

Phytochemical screening and thin layer chromatographic profiling of Aloe vera (L) Burm.f. grown in South Africa

Ms Z Dubeni


The Effect of the Acetone Extract of Arctotis arctotoides (Asteraceae) on the Growth and Ultrastructure of Some Opportunistic Fungi Associated with HIV/AIDS

Dr W Otang-Mbeng

In vitro anti-diabetic properties and cytotoxicity of Dianthus thunbergii and Hypoxis argentea, plants used to treat diabetes in South Africa

Dr AS Akinrinde

Green synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles using Sarcocephalus latifolius and Massularia acuminata)

Dr EO Ajayi


Assessment of Possible prophylactic Effects of the Methanol Extract of Azadirachta indica on Experimental T. brucei Induced Cardiovascular Disease in Dogs

Dr JF Afolabi


Phytochemical and biological activity of the stem & leaf extracts of Pergularia daemia (Forsk)

Prof OO Dosumu




Session 3A: Ethnomedicine 

Moderator: Prof SM Ayodele

Main Venue

Session 3B: Ethnobotany 

Moderator: Prof MT Yakubu

Cycad 1

Session 3C: Reproductive Health

Moderator: Prof PJ Masika

Cycad 2


In vitro antidiabetic activity and mechanism of action of extract of Brachylaena elliptica (Thurb.) DC

Mr IJ Sagbo

Ethnobotanical Survey of Wild Vegetables in Mbashe and Nkonkobe Municipalities, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

Dr C Bvenura

Enhancement of sexual competence in paroxetine-dysfunctioned male Wistar rats by aqueous root extract of Morella serrata L

Mr S Sabiu


Modulatory Effect of Azardirachta indica and Clofibrate on Isoproterenol-Induced Myocardial Infarction in Experimental Rat Model

Dr AF Yusuf


Indigenous Plants for Ethno veterinary Uses in the Pondoland, South Africa

Prof L Kambizi

Effect of graded levels of Azadirachta indica meal diet on semen quality and egg hatchability in Japanese Quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica)

Dr OM Daudu


Mitigation of Diazinon-induced cardiovascular and renal dysfunction by Gallic acid

Dr TO Ajibade

Ethno-Botanical Survey and Protocols for Utilising Medicinal Plants in Treating and Controlling Village Chicken Diseases and Parasites

Mr K Kalobo

Aqueous Extract from Ficus capensis Leaves Inhibit Key Enzymes Linked to Erectile Dysfunction and Prevent Oxidative Stress in Rats’ Penile Tissues Homogenate

Dr SF Akomolafe


Kolaviron attenuated arsenic acid-induced cardiovascular dysfunction by the contribution of antioxidant defense system and inhibition of inflammatory and apoptotic signaling pathways

Dr  AA Oyagbemi

Micromorphological studies of the mistletoe, Phragmanthera capitata (Sprengel) Balle

Mr FU Ohikhena

Potential Of Nymphaea lotus (Nymphaeaceae) In The Treatment Of Metoclopramide-Induced Hyperprolactinemia In Female Wistar Rats

Dr OJ Sharaibi


Bioactive compounds and in vitro pharmacological effects of ethanol stem bark extracts of Trilepisium madagascariense DC.

Dr OO Olajuyigbe

Ethno-medicinal survey of plant species used for treatment of livestock diseases by developing farmers in the Savanna and Thicket biomes of the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Mr S Mthi


Haemogram, spermatozoa characteristics and testicular histology of male albino rats treated with ethanol extract of Cnidoscolus aconitifolius

Prof  MO Oyeyemi


Antidiabetic potentials of the methanol leaf extract of Vernonia amygdalina

Dr AT Adeoye

Ethno mycological survey of wild edible mushroom in Nkonkobe municipality in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Ms V Mgobozi

Aqueous Root Extract of Chasmanthera dependens Ameliorates Sodium Arsenite Induced-infertility in Male Wistar Rats

Prof  MT Yakubu




Session 4A: Ethnomedicine 

Moderator: Prof DR Katerere

Main Venue

Session 4B: Cultivation and conservation of medicinal plants 

Moderator: Dr W Otang-Mbeng

Cycad 1

Session 4C: Economic importance of Medicinal Plants

Moderator: Dr J Ndlovu

Cycad 2


In vitro studies on the inhibition of α-amylase and α-glucosidase by root extracts of Dicoma anomala Sond

Mr FO  Balogun

Impact of soil type on growth, yield and physiological response of Solanum nigrum, a wild vegetable growing in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Mrs AF Ogundola

Bioeconomic analysis of cucumber production: a case study of Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria

Mr KA Jimoh


Pre-clinical assessment of hepatocellular alterations induced by Moringa oleifera leaves

Mr W Cordier

Effects of Soil Supplementation with Organic Fertilization from Earthworm Casts and Inorganic Fertilization from NPK Fertilizer on Growth, Development and Yield of Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) Plants

Dr AO Ogundare

The use of Tagetes minuta L. (Asteraceae) in insect pest control in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

Mrs NL Skenjana


Anti-hyperglycemic Activity of Saponin Extract of Cochlospermum planchonii Root in Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rats.

Dr MO Nafiu

Threatened medicinal plants of South Africa: case of the family Hyacinthaceae

Ms S Xego

Biometric assessment of honey (NTFP) and its utilisation on the rural livelihoods in the rainforest ecological zone of Nigeria

Mr QA Onilude


Poster presentations: Main venue

Moderator: Dr OM Aboyade

Main Venue


Vibrational analysis, free radical scavenging properties and interaction of commercial terpenes with selected antibacterial drugs

Dr EO Ajayi


Germination, growth behaviour nd essential oil characterization of Phaseolus vulgaris under controlled environments

Ms ST Mnciva


In vitro evaluation of antidiabetic activity of Gnidia polycephala and Senecio serratuloides

Mr NG Mariri


Seed germination and growth parameters of Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris ssp. Cicla) under six different environmental conditions

Ms YN Mhlomi


Cytotoxicity of sub fractions from a methanol extract of Tabernaemontana elegans roots against the MCF-7 breast carcinoma cell line

Mr A Athanasiadis


Germination, growth performance and essential analysis of Amaranthus hybridus under different environmental conditions

Ms Z Yako









General Announcements: Chairperson - Dr Callistus Bvenura


Keynote address 2: Prof Jacobus N Eloff

The interaction between traditional knowledge, innovation, technology and industry in developing commercially useful plant-based products


Guest speaker 2: Dr Oluwaseyi M Aboyade

Animal studies for diabesity: potential and pitfall of assays


Guest speaker 3: Dr Joice Ndlovu

Phytomedicine, Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics: The link


Session 5A: Ethnomedicine 

Moderator: Dr IT Madamombe-Manduna

Main Venue

Session 5B: Cultivation and conservation of Medicinal Plants 

Moderator: Dr M Mwale

Cycad 1


Modes of Inhibition of Diabetes-Related Enzymes by Ethanol Extract of Newbouldia laevis (Bignoniaceae) Leaf

Dr MI Kazeem

A comparative investigation of the micromorphology, elemental composition and anatomy of wild and cultivated Alepidea amatymbica Eckl & Zeyh

Ms RM Mangoale


The neuroprotective effects of selected African plants on an in vitro model of Parkinson’s disease

Ms KH Lepule

Estimation of biomass and carbon stock of selected tree species in Obafemi Awolowo University campus, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Ms AA Alimi


Moringa oleifera leaves modulate inflammation and oxidative stress in the liver, plasma and erythrocytes of streptozotocin-induced diabetes in rats

Ms EI Omodanisi

Phenotypic plasticity of morpho-anatomical characters of selected plants in response to air pollution from iron-smelting factory in Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Mr AA Ajao




Session 6A: Ethnomedicine 

Moderator: Dr AOT Ashafa

Main Venue

Session 6B: Economic Importance of Medicinal Plants 

Moderator: Dr IO Lawal

Cycad 1


Preliminary biochemical study of the activities of the root and leaf extract of Ageratum conyzoides (L)

Prof OO Dosumu

The suitability of Bark species as Environmental Health Impact Bio-monitors of Trace Metals in Ibadan, Nigeria

Dr PI Ejidike


Identification of bacterial contaminants in polyherbal medicines used for the treatment of tuberculosis in Amatole District of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa using Rapid 16S rRNA

Ms EB Famewo

Village chickens and indigenous knowledge systems: Assessing the potential for food security

Ms B Makhubele 


Translational research from gown to town: Integrated medicine in Lagos State, Nigeria

Prof OA Odukoya

Validation of Elephantorrhiza elephantina and Rhoicissus tomentosa used by resource-limited farmers to influence reproduction in goats

Prof PJ Masika


A novel antimycobacterial indole alkaloid from the roots of Rauwolfia vomitoria

Dr PE Kazyoba

Update on the contribution of traditional medicine and indigenous knowledge in evolution of plant protection strategies in South Africa

Prof MAT Poswal


Hepatoprotective properties of garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper and their combination on hypercholesterolemic liver injury in rats

Dr GA Otunola

Contributions of Village Chickens to Household Food Security

Mr R Mudimeli




Excursion to the Cradle of Humankind (World Heritage Site)


SOMPED Annual General Meeting




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