BIOCHEMISTRY

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.

 

100 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
INTRODUCTION TO IGBO GRAMMAR IGB 101
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS I MTH 101
GENERAL PHYSICS I PHY 101
BIOLOGY FOR AGRICULTURE AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE I BIO 101/103
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I CHM 101
WORKSHOP PRACTICE I ENG 101
ENGINEERING DRAWING ENG 103
INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH FRN 101
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
BIOLOGY FOR AGRICULTURE AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE II BIO 102/104
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II CHM 102
WORKSHOP PRACTICE II ENG 102
ENGINEERING DRAWING II ENG 104
FRENCH LANGUAGE II FRN 102
SOCIAL SCIENCE I GST 108
SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY GST 110
IGBO LANGUAGE II IGB 102
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II MTH 102
GENERAL PHYSICS II PHY 102

200 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
CHEMISTRY OF CARBOHYDRATES AND LIPIDS? BCH 201
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I CHM 201
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I CSC 201
MATHEMATICAL METHODS I MTH 201
STATISTICS MTH 211
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY II BCH 202
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II CHM 202
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II CHM 204
INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS ECN 204
GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY II IMB 202
NUMERICAL METHODS MTH 222
SECOND YEAR LONG VACATION SIWES SIW 200

300 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
ENZYMOLOGY BCH 301
BIOCHEMICAL TECHNIQUES BCH 303
BIOSTATISTICS BTC 301
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY CHM 303
BACTERIOLOGY IMB 301
GENETICS MLB 301
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY MLB 303
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
METABOLIC PATHWAYS I BCH 302
BIOPHYSICS BCH 304
MEMBRANE BIOCHEMISTRY BCH 306
BIOINORGANIC CHEMISTRY BCH 308
CELL AND TISSUE BIOCHEMISTRY BCH 310
INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY BCH 312
GENETIC ENGINEERING BTC 304
GENERAL ECOLOGY BTC 306
ENVIROMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT EVT 306
MICROBIAL GROWTH AND GROWTH KINETICS IMB 306

400 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
METABOLIC PATHWAYS II BCH 401
ADVANCED ENZYMOLOGY BCH 403
BIOSYNTHESIS OF MICROMOLECULES BCH 405
INDUSTRIAL BIOCHEMISTRY BCH 407
METABOLIC REGULATION BCH 409
PHARMACEUTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY BCH 411
ANALYTICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND QUALITY CONTROL IMB 401
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
STUDENT INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT SIW 400

500 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
ADVANCED BIOCHEMICAL AND MICROBIOLOGICAL METHODS BCH 501/IMB 511
PHYTOBIOCHEMISTRY BCH 503
SEMINAR TOPICS IN BIOCHEMISTRY BCH 505
PRE-PROJECT BCH 507
BIOCHEM OF FOOD AND NUTRITION BCH 509
CELL AND TISSUE TECHNIQUES BCH 511
INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY I IMB 501
IMMUNOLOGY AND IMMUNOCHEMISTRY IMB 503
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
APPLIED ENZYMOLOGY BCH 502
BIOCHEMICAL REASONING BCH 504
INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION AND WASTEMANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY BCH 506
RESEARCH PROJECT BCH 508
BIOFUEL AND BIOGAS TECHNOLOGY BCH 510
XENOBIOTICS AND FORENSIC BIOCHEMISTRY BCH 512
INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY II IMB 502

Dr. OSUAGWU CHIDI GIDEON

Senior Lecturer

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Biography

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • PhD (Biochemistry, 1993) University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.Dissertation on “Blood Redox Changes in Sickle Cell Disease”
  • Post-graduate studies in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Houston, Texas (1978-79).
  • MSc (Chemistry, 1978) Youngstown State University, Ohio.
  • BSc (Biology/Chemistry, 1975) Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana Pennsylvania (Norah E Zink University Scholar, 1972-1975).

Publications

Have published sizable journal articles/books in Chemistry/Biochemistry/Systems’ Modeling, and African Cosmology.

  • Osuagwu, CG and Ayuk, AA; Derivation of Epsilon (e) and Pi (p) From the Kinetic Molecular Theory of Matter; Global Journal of Pure and Applies Sciences, Vol 16 (3), June 2010.
  • Osuagwu, CG; Oxidative Stress: Sickle Cell Anaemia as Model; Proceedings of the International Union for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Marrakesh Morocco, April 2009.
  • Osuagwu, CG; Primary Pyruvate Acidosis in Sickle Cell Anaemia; Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Vol 24 (2), 2009.
  • Osuagwu, CG; Mole Not pH for Hydrogen Ion Concentration; Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; vol. 23 (2); 51-54, 2008.
  • Osuagwu, CG; Further Evidence of Pi (p)-based Erythrocyte Dimensions; Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; 23 (1): 48-52, 2008.
  • Osuagwu, CG and Madumere, HEO; Depleted Blood Fructose in Diabetes; Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Vol 23 (1), 12-14; 2008.
  • Osuagwu, CG; Turbulence: Erythrocyte Structure and Fluid-Dynamic Pi (p) Designs; Journal of Medical Research and Technology; Vol 4 (2); December, 2007.
  • Osuagwu, CG; Polyhedral Charge-packing Model for Blood pH Changes in Disease States; African Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 6 (9), 1128-1131; May, 2007
  • Osuagwu, CG and Mbeyi, CU; Altered Hexose Sugar Metabolism in Sicklecell Anaemia; African Journal of Biochemistry, Vol 1 (3), 037-040; August, 2007
  • Osuagwu, CG; The Energy Cost of Kidney Proton Dialysis in Sickle Cell Anaemia; African Journal of Biotechnology, Vol 6 (2) 128-130; January, 2007.
  • Osuagwu, CG; Nwanjo, HU and Ajaegbu, VU; Decreased Erythrocyte Resting Membrane Potential in Sicklecell Anaemia; Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 24 (2): 51-54, 2008.
  • Osuagwu, CG; Physicochemical Logics of the Natural Selection of Biostructural Elements; Journal of Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; 25 (1), 2010.
  • Igwe, CU, Onyeze, GOC, Onwuliri, VA, Osuagwu, CG and Ojiako, AO; Evaluation of Chemical Composition of the Leaf of Spondias Mombin Linn from Nigeria. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol 4 (5): 706-710, 2010.
  • Osuagwu, CG; Mechanism of the Anti-sickling Effects of Cajanus Cajan and Phenylalanine; Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 25 (2): 2010.
  • Alisi, CS; Ojiako, AO; Osuagwu, CG and Onyeze, GOC. Response Pattern of Anti-Oxidants to Lipid Peroxide Concentration in Carbon-tetroxide Hepato-toxicity is Tightly Logistic in Rabbits. European Journal of Medicinal Plants; 1(4): 118-129, 2011.
  • Alisi C.S, Onyezeaco, Ojiako O.A and Osuagwu .G Evaluation of the Protective Potential of Chromolaema adorata linn. Extract on Carbon Tetrachloride – induced Didative live damage. International Journal of Biochemistry Research and Review 1 (3): 69 – 81, 2011.
  • Alisi C.S, Ojiako O.A, Osuagwu C.G. and Onyeze G.C, Free Radical Scavenging and in – vitro Antioxidqant effects of ethanol Exctract of the medical Herb chromolaema odorata linn.
    British Journal of Pharmaceteuitcal Research 1(4): 141 – 155, 20211.