Biochemistry Department

School of Biological Sciences (SOBS)

Dr. K. M. E Iheanacho

Dr. K. M. E Iheanacho

Head of Department

Dr. K. M. E Iheanacho

Head of Department

  • Academic Staff


    Prof. G. O. C Onyeze

    Prof. (Mrs.) V. A. Onwuliri

    Prof. A. O. Ojiako

    Prof. N. Nwachukwu

    Prof. (Mrs) N. C. Agha

    Prof. (Mrs) G. N. Okwu

    Prof. R. N. Nwaoguikpe


    Dr. C. O. Ibegbulem

    Dr. L. A. Nwaogu

    Dr. K. M. E. Iheanacho

    Dr. A. C. Ene

    Dr. C. S. Alisi

    Dr. (Mrs.) A. A. Emejulu

    Senior Lecturer

    Dr. C. U. Igwe

    Dr. C. O. Ujowundu

    Lecturer I

    Mr. K. O. Igwe

    Assistant Lecturer

    Miss A. U. Ezirim

    Mrs. D. I Ukairo

    Mrs. C. Okey-Mbata

    Miss. C. P. Ihedimbu

    Mr. C. I. Iheme

    Mrs. H. O. Ugwo


Since its establishment in 1986, as a unit of the omnibus Department of Biological Sciences in the School of Natural and Applied Sciences (SNAS), the Department of Biochemistry has grown to become one of the finest in the continent.  Biochemistry is a scientific discipline that focuses on the chemical basis of life. It explains life in chemical terms, life is a dynamic phenomenon that integrates a gamut of chemical/biochemical reactions aimed at sustaining a continuous flow of energy to cells, tissues, organs and organ systems. In biochemical terms, life is an open system that allows the flow of metabolites in and out of the system in which cyclical events are sustained in perpetuation of its existence.

Biochemistry has a sound influence on our understanding of Medicine, Health and Nutrition. Results from biochemical studies have already led to molecular understanding of diseases such as diabetes, sickle cell anemia, phenylketonuria, cystic fibrosis, and hypercholesterolemia. The department of Biochemistry in Federal University of Technology, Owerri focuses on all areas of biochemistry, including industrial biochemistry to actually nurture and turn out high breed biochemists.

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