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Nathaniel Ninyio

Title: Postdoctoral Researcher School/office: School of Medical Sciences


Phone: +46 19 303000

Room: C3119

Nathaniel Ninyio
Research subject

About Nathaniel Ninyio


Nathaniel’s research interests are in the area of molecular virology and immunology. Although he has previously garnered substantial research experience in bacteriology and drug development, more recently, his research is focused on vaccine development for viral infections such as HIV, hepatitis B and Influenza A. Broadly speaking, his current research is on the use of engineered probiotic bacteria in vaccine development.

Education and Career

Nathaniel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Madonna University, Nigeria (2008). In 2013, he obtained a Master’s degree in Microbial Biotechnology (UCSI University, Malaysia). Nathaniel defended his doctoral thesis in 2020 at Universiti Putra Malaysia where he studied virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine production. Specifically, he developed a chimeric VLP vaccine for hepatitis B and he elucidated the biophysical and immunological properties of this vaccine candidate.

Career-wise, Nathaniel started as a graduate assistant (tutor) at Kaduna State University, Nigeria in 2011. In 2021, he was offered the position of postdoctoral researcher at the School of Medical Sciences, Örebro University.

Research projects


Articles in journals |  Articles, book reviews | 

Articles in journals

Ninyio, N. , Lian Ho, K. , Yeah Yong, C. , Yee Chee, H. , Hamid, M. , Kian Ong, H. , Razak Mariatulqabtiah, A. & Siang Tan, W. (2021). Chimeric Virus-Like Particles of Prawn Nodavirus Displaying Hepatitis B Virus Immunodominant Region: Biophysical Properties and Cytokine Response. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22 (4).
Ninyio, N. , Bashir Gidado, H. , Yahaya, M. O. , Fadason, T. B. , Bamanga, R. A. & Yaki, L. M. (2017). Ethanolic Allium sativum extract down-regulates the pelF gene involved in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation. African Journal of Biotechnology, 16 (12), 585-593.
Tandhyka Gemiarto, A. , Ninyio, N. , Wei Lee, S. , Logis, J. , Fatima, A. , Wei Chiang Chan, E. & Siew Ying Lim, C. (2015). Isoprenyl caffeate, a major compound in manuka propolis, is a quorum-sensing inhibitor in Chromobacterium violaceum. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology, 108 (2), 491-504.

Articles, book reviews

Ninyio, N. , Lian Ho, K. , Rahman Omar, A. , Siang Tan, W. , Iqbal, M. & Razak Mariatulqabtiah, A. (2020). Virus-like Particle Vaccines: A Prospective Panacea Against an Avian Influenza Panzootic. Vaccines, 8 (4).