Saheed Ayodeji Salami – University of Copenhagen

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Saheed Ayodeji Salami


Country of birth: Nigeria

Official title: European Master in Sustainable Animal Nutrition and Feeding

Ongoing project within AgTraIn/project title: 2015-2018: Reducing the impact of feedstuff transport by a better utilization of plant wastes for livestock in the dry Mediterranean areas: a way to improve meat quality?

Previous institutions: Wageningen University, The Netherlands; Ecole d’Ingenieurs de Purpan, France; Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Nigeria.

AgTraIn institutions: University of Catania, Italy and University College Cork, Ireland.

Scientific interest: Sustainable livestock feeding system, Gut microbial ecology, Animal Product quality, livestock value chain development.

Spoken Languages: English and Yoruba

Working experience: 2014 -2015: Research Intern at IBERS, Aberystwyth University, UK; 2012-2013: Quality Assurance and Control Supervisor at Kabof Animal Feeds Limited, Nigeria; 2011-2012: Livestock Supervisor at AgroTech Farms Limited, Nigeria; 2009: Farm Intern at Fol-Hope Farms, Nigeria.

Future plans/desired employment: To work as a professional at the interface of science and policy decision in an international organisation

Interests/hobbies: Football, athletics and bicycle cycling


List of publications in peer-reviewed journals

  1. Salami, S. A., Guinguina, A., Agboola, J.O., Omede, A.A., Agbonlahor, E.M. and U. Tayyab (2016). Review: In vivo and postmortem effects of feed antioxidants in livestock: a review of the implications on authorization of antioxidant feed additives
  2. Salami, S. A., Majoka, M. A., Saha, S., Garber, A. and J.F. Gabarrou (2015). Efficacy of dietary antioxidants on broiler oxidative stress, performance and meat quality: science and market. Avian Biology Research, 8(2), 65-78.
  3. Oladunjoye, I.O., Olayeni, T.B., Aratunde, A.E. and S.A. Salami (2013). Nutritional value of Cattle Rumen Epithelial Scrapings Meal (CRESM) for broiler chicken. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, 3, 94-100.
  4. Salami, S.A., Ali, A. and O.T. Babatunde (2013). Effect of substitution of bovine rumen epithelial tissue scrapings for fishmeal on the growth performance, nutrient utilization and carcass characteristics of broiler chickens. Journal of Animal Production, 15, 15-23.
  5. Ilori, H.B., Salami, S.A., Majoka, M.A. and D.O. Okunlola (2013). Acceptability and nutrient digestibility of West African dwarf goats fed different dietary inclusion of baobab (Adansonia digitata). Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, 6, 22-26.

List of publications in conference abstract/popular press

  1. Salami, S.A., Agbonlahor, E.M., Atteh, J.O., Sideeq, B.A. and A.O. Salako (2015). Effects of Supplemental Enzymes on Metabolisable Energy Values of Wheat Bran and Performance of Broilers. Tropentag, September 16-18, 2015, Berlin, Germany.
  2. Salami S.A. and O.A. Akerele (2014). Solving the puzzle of global hunger and food insecurity. Available from:



2015: EU RuminOmics Travel Scholarship.

2015: 1st Place Winner in the Netherlands, Alltech Young Scientist Competition (Graduate Category).

2015-2018: Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Fellowship.

2013-2015: Erasmus Mundus Master Scholarship.

2010: Academic Excellence Award - Best graduating student, Department of Animal Production and Health, LAUTECH, Nigeria.  

2005: Nigeria’s nominee to the International Science Expo, Santiago, Chile. 

2005: Best scientific project presentation co-awarded at the Junior Engineers, Technicians and Scientists’ (JETS) Competition, Oyo State, Nigeria.

2004: Best Science Student awarded by the Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria, Oyo State, Nigeria.