Dr Mohammed Musa Lawan
Mohammed is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, Yobe State University, with experience in the practical application of analytical chemistry, method development and quality control techniques, use of state-of-the-art instrumentations, peptides de novo sequencing and dedicated programmes for protein identification.
Mohammed obtained a B.Tech in Industrial Chemistry from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria, MSc in Analytical and Instrumental Analysis from the University of Malaya, Malaysia, and a PhD in Environmental Analytical Chemistry from the University of Aberdeen, UK. He has experience and skills in the practical application of analytical chemistry, method development and quality control techniques, state-of-the-art instrumentations, and peptides de novo sequencing using HPLC coupled to Orbitrap-MS and use of PEAK and MASCOT software for protein identification. Metal speciation in biological and environmental samples using hyphenated techniques is the major focus of his research. He has carried out a feeding experiment and looked at Selenium's biotransformation in collaboration with Fish Immunology research group at the University of Aberdeen to understand the uptake and distribution of Selenium in Rainbow trout and its incorporation into protein. For this, he developed a method for the determination of total selenium and selenium speciation in a biological sample using inductively plasma coupled mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and hyphenated technique using HPLC coupled to ICP MS. Mohammed have received grants to support his work, including Principals inter disciplinary fund, University of Aberdeen in 2012; Principal's excellence fund, University of Aberdeen and European Union sponsored EUCHEM both in 2013.