BIOTECHNOLOGY

In 2002/2003 session Department of Biotechnology and Department of Molecular Biology were carved out of the former Department of Biological Sciences of the then School of Natural and Applied Sciences. Departments of Microbiology and Biochemistry had earlier been created from the same mother department. Molecular Biology was later discontinued as a department and was merged with Biotechnology.

Vision

Department of Biotechnology is dedicated to excel in the use of living cells and tissues in industrial and scientific processes to produce new products, improve existing ones and enhance the environment.

Mission

The department is committed to training students to become professionally competent. The curriculum entails intensive teaching and extensive practical and industrial/field training in various facets of Biotechnology that have major impacts on industry, agriculture, medicine/public health and the environment.

Objectives

  • To produce well–educated and confident graduates for employment in modern biotechnological areas with relevance to industry, agriculture, medicine/public health and the environment.
  • To produce graduates who could be creative enough to be self–employed in the above aspects of biotechnology and even create jobs.
 

Achievements

  • In 2011/2012, our students came third in a national quiz competition;
  • In 2012/2013, our students also came second in a national quiz competition;
  • Biotechnology B.Tech programme is fully accredited by NUC.

100 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
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
USE OF ENGLISH I GST 101
PHYLOSOPHY I GST 103
INTRODUCTION TO IGBO GRAMMAR IGB 101
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS I MTH 101
GENERAL PHYSICS I PHY 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
USE OF ENGLISH II GST 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
2nd Semester

300 Level

1st Semester
2nd Semester

400 Level

1st Semester
2nd Semester

500 Level

1st Semester
2nd Semester

Dr. Anyadoh-Nwadike Sylvia Onyinyechi

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information
nil@email.com

Biography

Anyadoh-Nwadike, Sylvia Onyinyechi is a senior lecturer in the Department of Biotechnology, Fedral University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State. She holds a B.Sc. Hons. in Microbiology, M.Sc and Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Microbiology. Her current research interest is on Genetic profiling of Multidrug Resistant Microorganisms and the molecular mechanisms of drug resistance of locally isolated Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus to specific antibiotics. She also has special interest in identification and isolation of antimicrobial substances from plants. Dr. Anyadoh-Nwadike has been lecturing at Federal university of Technology Owerri, Nigeria since 2005. She is a member of many professional and non professional bodies such as Nigerian Society for Microbiology, Nigeria Environmental Society, Organization for Women in Science in the developing world, International Research and Development Institute, Catholic Graduates Association etc. She has published in several national and international journals. Dr. Anyadoh-Nwadike is a reviewer for some journals. She has also acted as guest editor to special issue of the Science Journal of Public Health. Aside academic endeavours, she also indulges in community development working as a resource person and guest speaker in several issues especially concerning women and youths.

Dr. Mrs. Udensi Justina Ugochi

Lecturer I

Contact Information
nil@email.com

Biography

Dr Mrs Udensi J.U. is a lecturer in the Department of Biotechnology, Federal University of Technology Owerri. She holds a B.Tech in Industrial Microbiology, M.Sc and Ph.D in Environmental Health Biology. She has research interest in Environmental Health related areas such as Environmental Microbiology/Health Biology and Environmental Biotechnology. She teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Environmental and Agricultural Biotechnology, Pests Control and Management Technology, and Environmental Health Biology. Dr Udensi is a member of the following learned societies: Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN), Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM), Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), Society for Environmental and Health Organization of Nigeria, Organization of Women in Science for Developing World (OWSDW). She has publications in both National and International journals. Aside her major academic field, she has served as a guest speaker and resource person in many religious and secular fora, and a columnist in the health section of a local tabloid, Umuhu-Okabia Academic League Magazine.