Adegoke, Oluwasesan


  • 497 Citations
  • 15 h-Index

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PhD in Chemistry (April 2014), Rhodes University, South Africa   

MSc in Nanoscience (December 2008), University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

BSc in Chemistry, 2:1 (August 2006), University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria  


  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Dundee, LRCFS, Jan 2018 - Feb 2020
  • Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Pretoria, South Africa, Oct 2017 – Nov 2017
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Centre for Biological Engineering, Loughborough University, UK, Jan 2017 – September 2017
  • JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Institute of Green Science and Technology, Shizuoka University, Japan, Nov 2014 – Nov 2016
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Pretoria, South Africa, Jan 2014 – Nov 2014

After completing his bachelor degree in Chemistry in 2006, Oluwasesan Adegoke was awarded two international Scholarships from the University of Nottingham in 2007 to study for a Masters course in Nanoscience of which he graduated in 2008. In 2014, he graduated with a PhD in Chemistry from Rhodes University where he researched on new fluorescent-based sensor systems for toxic metal ions and reactive oxygen and nitrogen species using engineered semiconductor quantum dots. In 2014, he was awarded three Postdoctoral Research Fellowships that allowed him to carry out postdoctoral research in South Africa and Japan. His expertise is in developing state-of-the-art optical sensors and biosensors for a wide range of analytes using engineered nanomaterials. As a Baxter Fellow in Forensic Chemistry, his research interest lies in the engineering of new nanomaterials and the development of new optical nanosensors and nanobiosensors for a wide range of targets.

Research interests

  • Engineered hybrid nanomaterials with multifuntional properties
  • Aptamer-based colorimetric and fluorescent-based optical nanobiosensors
  • Catalytic sensors and biosensors with novel hybrid nanozymes
  • Immuno-based colorimetric and fluorescence biosensors
  • Molecularly imprinted polymer nanosensors

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Research Output

  • 497 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
  • 39 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Meeting abstract
Open Access
  • 65 Downloads (Pure)
  • Fluorometric virus detection platform using quantum dots-gold nanocomposites optimizing the linker length variation

    Nasrin, F., Chowdhury, A. D., Takemura, K., Kozaki, I., Honda, H., Adegoke, O. & Y. Park, E., 1 May 2020, In : Analytica Chimica Acta. 1109, p. 148-157 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Luminescence detection of latent fingermarks on non-porous surfaces with heavy-metal-free quantum dots

    Shahbazi, S., Boseley, R., Grant, B., Chen, D., Becker, T., Adegoke, O., Nic Daéid, N., Jia, G. & Lewis, S. W., May 2020, In : Forensic Chemistry. 18, p. 1-6 6 p., 100222.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    A localized surface plasmon resonance-amplified immunofluorescence biosensor for ultrasensitive and rapid detection of nonstructural protein 1 of Zika virus

    Takemura, K., Adegoke, O., Suzuki, T. & Park, E. Y., 31 Jan 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 1, p. 1-14 14 p., e0211517.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    113 Downloads (Pure)


    Gold Engage Watermark for Public Engagement

    Nic Daeid, Niamh (Recipient), Michael Marra (Recipient), Doran, Heather (Recipient), Roy Mudie (Recipient), Adegoke, Oluwasesan (Recipient), Klu, Joyce (Recipient), Comrie, Emma (Recipient), Cole, Christian (Recipient), Menard, Herve (Recipient), Hackman, Lucina (Recipient), Gray, Alexander (Recipient), Barros, Magda (Recipient), Dennison-Wilkins, Lorna (Recipient), Dzetkulicová, Veronika (Recipient), Galais, Virginie (Recipient), Houston, Andrew (Recipient), Inman, Keith (Recipient), Kuffel, Aga (Recipient), Laisney, Oceane (Recipient), Sobreira, Catarina (Recipient), Yu, Sean (Recipient), Zuppello, Micol (Recipient), Menzies, Simon-Lewis (Recipient), Daly, Laura (Recipient), Marj Davis (Recipient), Paul McFadyen (Recipient) & Loic De Carvalho (Recipient), 4 Dec 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    • 1 Public engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition

    Science Saturday: Forensic Science Family Day

    Heather Doran (Organiser), , Rolf Black (Organiser), , Christine Millar (Host), , Lysbeth Antonides (Contributor), , Craig McKenzie (Contributor), , Catarina Sobreira (Contributor), , Virginia Maria Donadeo (Contributor), , Emma Comrie (Contributor), , Magda Pereira De Barros (Contributor), , Joyce Klu (Speaker), , Roy Mudie (Speaker), , Oluwasesan Adegoke (Speaker), & Aga Kuffel (Contributor)

    23 Mar 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition