S.I.B. Cadmus

Professor of Veterinary Public Health

Prof Cadmus is a veterinarian and a Professor of Veterinary Public Health at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria and the immediate past Head, Department of Veterinary Public Health & Preventive Medicine.

His areas of research includes diagnostics, conventional and molecular epidemiology tuberculosis and brucellosis with emphasis on zoonotic TB and brucellosis and he has over 90 scientific publications in local and international peer reviewed journals.

Among his notable accomplishments is the collaboration with scientists from Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA), UK on source tracking of transmission of bovine tuberculosis and zoonotic tuberculosis in Nigeria including the discovery of an epidemiologically important clonal complex of the disease unique to West Africa (the African 1 clonal complex).

In 2016, he originated “The Ibarapa Meje One Health Initiative (TIMOHI), a flagship project directed at particularly zoonotic TB among pastoralists living in Ibarapa Area of Oyo State, south-western Nigeria. In 2018, he was appointed a member of the National Technical Committee on the 5 years $90,000 World Bank funded Regional Disease Systems Enhancement (REDISSE) Project in Nigeria.

Currently, he is collaborating with scientists from the United States Department of Agriculture and ReSeqTB on Whole Genome Sequencing of TB bacterial strains and Brucella species in Nigeria. He is also the Programme Secretary, Zoonotic Tuberculosis Sub-Section of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases-(The Union), that initiated the tripartite lunching of the “Roadmap for Zoonotic Tuberculosis”.