MICROBIOLOGY

Microbiology is the study of life that is too small to see without a microscope. Bacteria, archaea, viruses, and unicellular eukaryotes occupy every conceivable habitat; from arctic ice to hydrothermal vents, from gastrointestinal tracts to deep rock formations, from pristine lakes to polluted bogs.

Microbiology spans all of biology and provides the foundation for molecular biology and biotechnology. FUTO's department of microbiology is dedicated to providing the quality education, through both teaching and research, necessary to meet the needs of this growing field.

Our graduates work in almost every industry—from food, agriculture and pollution control to biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and health. They also work in government agencies , labs and Environmental Protection Agency, water treatment facilities, and hospitals.

 

100 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
BIOLOGY FOR AGRICULTURE AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE I BIO 101/103
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS I MTH 101
ENGINEERING DRAWING ENG 103
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I CHM 101
GENERAL PHYSICS I PHY 101
USE OF ENGLISH I GST 101
WORKSHOP PRACTICE I ENG 101
INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH FRN 101
INTRODUCTION TO IGBO GRAMMAR IGB 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
USE OF ENGLISH II GST 102
SOCIAL SCIENCE I GST 108
SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY GST 110
GENERAL PHYSICS II PHY 102
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II MTH 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
CHEMISTRY OF PROTIENS AND NUCLIEC ACIDS BCH 202
BIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES BIO 204
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II CHM 202
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II CHM 204
INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS ECN 204
GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY II IMB 202
NUMERICAL METHODS MTH 222

300 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
ENZYMOLOGY BCH 301
BIOCHEMICAL TECHNIQUES BCH 303
BIOSTATISTICS BTC 301
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY CHM 303
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY CHM 305
BACTERIOLOGY IMB 301
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
ENZYMOLOGY BCH 301
BIOSTATISTICS BTC 301
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY CHM 303
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY CHM 305
BACTERIOLOGY IMB 301
PHARMACEUTICAL MICROBIOLOGY IMB 302
FOOD MICROBIOLOGY IMB 304
MICROBIAL GROWTH AND GROWTH KINETICS IMB 306
GENETIC ENGINEERING IMB 308
GENETICS MLB 301
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY MLB 303

400 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
CELL AND TISSUE CULTURE BTC 403
AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY BTC 405
ANALYTICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND QUALITY CONTROL IMB 401
MICROBIOLOGY OF BREWING IMB 403
MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY AND METABOLISM IMB 405
MYCOLOGY IMB 407
MICROBIAL GENETICS AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY IMB 409
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
METABOLIC PATHWAYS I BCH 302
BIOPHYSICS BCH 304
BIOINORGANIC CHEMISTRY BCH 308
GENERAL ECOLOGY BTC 306
PHARMACEUTICAL MICROBIOLOGY IMB 302
FOOD MICROBIOLOGY IMB 304
MICROBIAL GROWTH AND GROWTH KINETICS IMB 306
GENETIC ENGINEERING IMB 308
STUDENT INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT SIW 400

500 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
BIOSYNTHESIS OF MICROMOLECULES BCH 405
PHARMACOLOGICAL BIOCHEMISTRY BCH 411
PHYTOCHEMISTRY BCH 503
INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY I IMB 501
IMMUNOLOGY AND IMMUNOCHEMISTRY IMB 503
SEMINAR IN INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY IMB 505
RESEARCH PROJECT IN MICROBIOLOGY IMB 507
ENVIROMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY IMB 509
ADVANCED MICROBIOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL METHODS IMB 511
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
APPLIED ENZYMOLOGY BCH 502
BIOFUEL AND BIOGAS TECHNOLOGY BCH 510
FOOD LAW AND STANDARDS FST 304
INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY II IMB 502
MICROBIAL ECOLOGY IMB 504
SOIL MICROBIOLOGY IMB 506
RESEARCH PROJECT IN MICROBIOLOGY II IMB 508

Prof. Ibekwe Vincent Ifeanyi

Professor

Contact Information

Biography

Professor Vincent I. Ibekwe has successfully carried out Scientific Research and Development in different areas in the field of Microbiology. Currently, he is developing techniques that will support the establishment of an aspect of Science Laboratory Technology through drug discovery especially in the area of Drug Screening and Traditional Medicine, Biotechnology, Environmental Impact Assessment and Waste Management.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • Ph.D., 1991, Microbiology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

  • M.Sc., 1986, Microbiology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

  • B.Sc., 1983, Microbiology, University of Ife (Now OAU) Ile Ife.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member, Foundation for African Development through International Biotechnology (FADIB).
  • Member, Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM).
  • Member, American Society for Microbiology (ASM).
  • Member, Nigerian Society for Plant Protection(NSPP).
  • Member, International Society for Biosafely Research (ISBR).
  • Member, Nigerian Mycological Society (NMS).
  • Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM).
  • Member, Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (MNISLT).
  • Member, Parasitological and Public Health Society of Nigeria (PPSN).
  • Justice of Peace (JP).
  • Member of Editorial Board of some learned Journal.

 

Publications

  • Ibekwe, V. I., Onyia, G. O. C. and Ibekwe L. C. (2000) Chemical and Microbiological Analyses of Sludge from Palm Oil Processing J. Environ. & Toxicol, 2:35-37.
  • Ibekwe V. I., Ubochi, K. C. and Anyanwu, B. N. (2000) The Prevalence of Penicillin Resistance in Organisms that Cause Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Port Harcourt, Nigeria Int J. Environ Health Res. 10:251-255.
  • Ibekwe, V. I. (2000) Chemical Control of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) Seed Decay Caused by Macrophomina phasoelina, Colletotrichum truncatum and Fusahum equiseti in Storage J. Agic. Rural Dev. 7(1): 10-26.
  • Ibekwe, V. I. and Oladiran, A. 0. (2000) Studies on the Post harvest Rots of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) Seeds in Southwestern Nigeria J. Agric. Rural Dev. 7(1): 68-78.
  • Ibekwe, V. I. (2000) Physiology of Fungi Associated with Seed Decay of Cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) in Storage in Southwestern Nigeria Int J. Environ. Health and human Dev. 7(1) 8-17.
  • Ibekwe, V. I. (2000) Biodeterioration and Spoilage in Our Environment: A Review Int J. Environ. Health and Human Dev. 7(1): 47-50.
  • Ibekwe, V. I., Onyia, G.O.C. and Madukwe, F. O. (2000). Microbiological and Physiochemical Analysis of Produced water from Crude Oil Pipeline at Bonny Terminal Int J. Environ. Health and Human Dev. 1(2)18-22.
  • Ibekwe, V. I. Nnanyere, N. F. and Akujobi, C. O. (2001) Studies on Antibacterial Activity and Phytochemical Qualities of Extracts of Orange Peels Int J. Environ. Health and Human Dev. 2(1): 41-46.
  • Okoli, C. I., Okeudo, J. N., Nwosu, C. I., Okoli, G. C. and Ibekwe, V. I. (2002) Management of Antimicrobial Resistance in Avian Bacterial Pathogens in Nigeria Int. J. Environ. Health and Human Dev. 3(1): 39-48.
  • Ibekwe, V. I. and Nwaozuzu, O. M. (2003) Studies on the Bacteriology of Urinary Tract infections in Adult Patients in Owerri Metropolis, Imo State, Nigeria Int J Environ. Health and Human Dev. 4 (2): 55-59.
  • Nwaiwu, O., Njoku, H. O., Efiuvwevwere, B. J, O., Ortiz, R., Tenkuano, A. and Ibekwe, V. I. (2003) Modified Atmosphere packaging and Biodeterioration of Plantain Int J. Agric. Rural Dev. 4: 53-58.
  • Akujobi, C. O., Anyanwu, B. N., Onyeze G. O.C. and Ibekwe, V. I. (2004) Antibacterial Activities and Preliminary Phytochemical Screening of Four Medicinal Plants J. Applied Sciences 7(3): 4328-4338.
  • Nwaiwu, O. and Ibekwe, V. I. (2004) Studies on Microbial Quality, Swelling Index and Moisture Content of White and Yellow Garri in storage Int. J Agric. Rural Dev. 4:7-13.
  • Ibekwe, V. I., Nwaiwu, O. and Offorbuike, J. O. (2004) Bacteriological and Physio-chemical Qualities of Waste water from a bottling Company in Owerri, Nigeria Global J. Environ. Sciences 3:51-54.
  • Ezeji, U. E., Anyanwu B. N., Onyeze, G. O. C. and Ibekwe, V. I. (2005) Studies on the Utilization of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Microorganisms Isolated from Oil – contaminated soil Int. J. Natural Applied Sciences 1 (2): 122-128.
  • Ibekwe, V. I., Ubochi, K. C. and Ezeji, E. U. (2006) Effect of Organic Fertilizer on Microbial Utilization of Hydrocarbons on Crude Oil Contaminated Soil African J. Biotech. 5(10):983-986.
  • Ubochi, K. C., Ibekwe, V. I. and Ezeji, E. U. (2006) Effect of Inorganic Fertilizer on Microbial Utilization of Hydrocarbons on Oil Contaminated Soil African J. Biotech. 5(17): 1584-1587.
  • Ibekwe, V. I., Ewelike, N. C., Amajuoyi, C. A. and Emejulu, A. A. (2006) Microbiological and Physio-chemical Quality of Aba River Polluted with Effluents from a Bottling Company Int. J. Natural Applied Sciences 2 (4): 388-391.
  • Ibekwe, V. I., Ezeji, U. E. and Anurukem, C. J. (2006) Prevalence of Significant Bacteriuria and Pyuria Among Adults in Owerri, Nigeria Nig. J.Microbiol. 20(3): 1258-1262).
  • Chukwuemeka, U.N., Anyanwu, B. N. and Ibekwe, V. I. (2006) Nutritional, Microbiological and Organoleptic qualities of maize based pap “akamu” enriched with odudu (Sphenostylis sternocarpa) Nig. J. Microbiol. 20 (3): 1453-1459.
  • Okorondu, S. I. Ibekwe, V. I., Emenolam, O.Q. and Aririatu, L. E. (2006) Biochemical and Microbial Qualities of Raw, Boiled and Fermented Mucuna pruriens (Velvet Bean) Animal production Research Advances 2(2): 108-112.
  • Nwachukwu, I. N. Ewelike, C. N. and Ibekwe, V. I. (2006) Isolation, identification and screening of Local Yeast Strains for attributes important for Industrial Ethianol production J. Raw Mat Res 3 (1): 38-45.
  • Ibekwe, V. I., Nwachukwu, I. N. and Okonkwo, R. (2006) Characteristics of Yeast Isolates and the Effects of Storage on Aspects of the Biochemistry of Palm Wine Int. J Natural Applied Sciences 2 (2): 117-121.
  • Nwachukwu, I. N., Ibekwe, V. I. and Anyanwu, B. N. (2006) Investigation of Some Physicochemical and Microbial Succession Parameters of Palm Wine J. Food Tech. 4(4): 308-312.
  • Nwachukwu, I. N., Ibekwe, V. I., Nwabueze, R. N. and Anyanwu, B. N. (2006) Characterization of Palm Wine Yeast Isolates for Industrial Utilization African J. Biotech. 5(19): 1725-1728.
  • Nwaiwu, O. and Ibekwe, V. I. (2006) Yeast Contamination Potential in a Carbonated Soft Drink industry J. Appl. Sci. Environ. Mgt 10(3): 157-158
  • Ibekwe, V. I. and Ifeanyi, V. O. (2006) Microbiological Studies on the Use of Mixed Spices, Zingiber officinale (Ginger) and Xylopia aethiopica for the Production of “Kunun-Zaki” J. Applied Sciences 9(3): 6622-6628.
  • Ibekwe, V. I. and Ifeanyi, V. O. (2006) Microbiological and Nutritional Qualities of Bambara Groundnut in Uli Municipal Area J. Applied Sciences 9(3): 6697-6701.
  • Okoli, C.I., Ogbuewu, P. I., Uchegbu, M. C., Opara, M. N., Okorie, J. O., Omede, A. A., Okoli, G. C. and Ibekwe, V. I. (2007) Assessment of the Mycoflora of Poultry Feed and Raw Materials in a Humid Tropical Environment J. of American Sci. 3(1): 5-9.
  • Ibekwe, V. I., Ezeji, E. U. and Amadi, C. J. (2007) Effect of Slaughterhouse Waste Waters on the Quality of Aba River, Abia State, Nigeria Int. J. Agric. Food Systems 1(2): 102-105.
  • Ezeji, E. U., Anyadoh, S. O. and Ibekwe, V. I. (2007) Clean up of Crude Oil Contaminated Soil Terrestrial and Aquatic Environ. Toxicol. 1(2): 54-59.
  • Ibekwe, V. I., Azubuike, P. I., Ezeji, E. U. and Chinakwe, E. C. (2008) Effects of Nutrient Sources and Environmental Factors on the Cultivation and Yield of Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 7(2):349-351.
  • Nwachukwu, I. N., Ibekwe, V. I., Nwabueze, R. N., Anyanwu, B. N., Ezeji, U., Kalu, I. and Chinakwe, E. (2008) Production of high-ethanol-yielding Saccharomyces cerevisiae of palm wine origin by protplast fusion http://isj.zzu.edu.cn
  • Ibekwe, V. I. and EZEJI, E. U. (2011) Antimicrobial Activity of Leaf and Root Extracts of Parkia Biglobosa (African Locust Bean) The African J. Pl. Sci and Biotech 5(1): 70-72
  • Ibekwe, V. I. (2003) Genetics In: Foundation Year Biology for Students of Physical and Biological Sciences (ed. M.O.E. Iwuala, B. N. Anyanwu & G. O. C. Onyeze) Global Press Ltd., Owerri. Pp. 137-163.

Prof. Nwabueze Rose N

Professor

Contact Information
example@futo.edu.ng

Biography

Prof. (Mrs) Rose Nkechinyere Nwabueze of the Department of Microbiology is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. She holds the record of being the first female in that position in the 31 years of the University’s existence.

Prof. (Mrs) Nwabueze obtained a B.Sc Honours degree in Microbiology from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1979 and a Ph.D also in Microbiology from the University of Newcastle, England in 1987. She is a member of several learned societies, which include the Nigerian Society for Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology Society of Nigeria.

Prof. (Mrs) Nwabueze was a British Medical Research Council Scholar who worked as a Junior Research Associate at the University of Newcastle, England before joining the Federal University of Technology, Owerri in 1988. Her research interests are in the areas of Analysis of the Surface Chemistry of Bacteria, Control of Microbial Diseases and the use of Microbes and Plant-Microbial Systems in the Remediation of Polluted Environment She has published research articles in national and international journals.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • B.Sc Microbiology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
  • Ph.D Microbiology, University of Newcastle, England

Publications

  • NWABUEZE, R. N. (1996). Effect of growth conditions on the amount and extent of alanylation of lipoteichoic acid of Staphylococcus Aureus. Nigeria Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Vol. 11, 45 - 51.
  • NWABUEZE, R. N. and A. R. ARCHIBALD (1997). A Rapid method for the measurement of alditol and alanine ester contents of cell wall and cell membrane teichoic acids. Nigeria Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Vol. 12, 11-17.
  • NWABUEZE, R. N. and A. R. ARCHIBALD (1997). Effect of growth conditions on the secretion of proteins by Staphylococcus aureus. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology. Vol. 11, 104-107.
  • NWABUEZE, R. N. and A. R. ARCHIBALD (1998). Alanine ester content of walls of phosphate-pulsed cultures of Bacillus subtilis W23. Nigeria Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Vol. 13, 7 – 12.
  • NWABUEZE, R. N. (1999). Salmonella agglutinins in healthy individuals in Owerri, Nigeria. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 9, 87 – 90.
  • NWABUEZE, R. N., G.O.C. ONYIA and I. L. ADAELU (2000). Incidence of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases in Abia State, Nigeria. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 10, 263 – 270.
  • NWABUEZE, R. N. and A. R. ARCHIBALD. (2002). Control of alanine ester content of teichoic acid of Staphylococcus aureus. Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Vol. 17 (1), 65 – 70.
  • ADIEZE, I. E., NWABUEZE, R. N. And G.O.C. ONYEZE. (2003). Effect of poultry manure on the microbial utilization of Hydrocarbons in oil-polluted soil. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology. 17 (1), 12 – 18.
  • OKOLO, J.C., NWEKE, C. O., NWABUEZE, R.N., ANYAEGBU, B., CHUKWU, C. J., CHUKWUEKE, C. P. and NWANYANWU, C.E. (2008). Impacts of some divalent cations on periplasmic nitrate reductase and dehydrogenase enzyme of Escherichia, Pseudomonas and Ancienobacter species. Revista Ambiete è Agua – A Journal of Applied Science. Vol. 3 (2): 5 – 18.
  • ORJI J. C., NWEKE, C. O., NWABUEZE, R. N., ANYANWU, L. O. CHIGBO AND NWANYANWU C.E. (2011) Effects of Abattoir Wastes on Ammonium and Nitrite Consumptions in a Tropical Fresh Water Ecosystem. Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 4(6):590-600.
  • ADIEZE, I. E., ORJI, J. C., NWABUEZE, R. N. and Onyeze G.O.C. (2012). Hydrocarbon stress response of four tropical plants in weathered crude oil contaminated soil in microcosms. Journal of Environmental Studies. DOI:10.1080/00207233.2012.665785.

Prof. Ogbulie Jude-Anthony Nnama

Professor

Contact Information

Biography

Professor J.N. Ogbulie is an Environmental Microbiologist and an Industrial Biotechnologist. He has personally carried out several oil spill cleanup and remediation. Prof. Ogbulie is also a safety expert and Environmental audit. He is a core Microbiologist and a member of the National Executive Council of umbrella union in Nigeria Society for Microbiology.

 

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • University of Port Harcourt, B.Sc (Hons) Microbiology 1984-1988
  • University of Port Harcourt, M.Sc Industrial Microbiology 1989-1990
  • University of Port Harcourt, Ph.D Microbiology 1991 -1995
  • Member, Biotechnological Society of Nigeria (BSN)
  • Member, Nigeria Environmental Society (NES)
  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
  • Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM)
  • Nigerian Institute for Safety Practitioners (NISP)
  • Member, Institute of Public Analyst of Nigeria (IPAN)

Publications

  • Njoku, H.O; J.N.Ogbulie and C.Nnubia 1990. Microbiology study of Traditional Processing of African Oil Bean seed (Penthaclethra macro phyla-Bentham) for Ugba Production. Journal of Food Microbiology. 7:13-2
  • Njoku, H.O; C.O.Ofuya and J.N.Ogbulie 1991. Production of Tempeh from the African Yam Bean (Spfzenostylis stenocarpa-Hams). Food Microbiology. 8:209-21
  • Ogbulie J.N; S.I.Ogiehor; N.R.Isu and H.O.Njoku 1993. Effect of Chemicals and Physical treatments on the shelf life of U gba fermented African Oil Bean seed (Pentaclethra macrophyla- Bentha) Journal of Biotechnology 11: 168-178
  • Okpokwasili, G.C.and .J.N.Ogbulie 1993.Bacterial and Metal Quality of Tilapia (Oreochromis nolitca) Aquaculture Systems. International Journal of Environmental Health Research 3:190-202.
  • Okpokwasili, G.C; J.N.Ogbulie; F.N.Eleke and N.P.Okpokwasili 1995 Substrate Specificity of Bacterial Isolates from Nigerian Fish Culture System. International Journal of Biochemophysics 10: 16-38.
  • Ogbulie, J.N; N.R.Isu and H.O.Njoku 1997.Microbiology Quality ofAfrican Yam bean Tempeh. Journal of In novation in Science 1:38- 54.
  • Ogbulie, J.N; H.O.Njoku; N.R.Isu and U.A.Ofiaja 1998.Quality assessment of Fermented African Oil Bean (Ugba) Stored at Ambient Temperature.Journal of Innovation in Science. 2:28-32.
  • Okpokwasili, G.C; J.N.Ogbulie and N.P.Okpokwasili 1999 Fungaflora of Nigerian Tilapia Fish Culture System. Journal of Aquaculture in the Tropics 13(4) 169-176.
  • Okpokwasili, G.C. and J.N.Ogbulie 1999. Efficacy of Chemothera peutic Agents in Controlling Bacterial Diseases ofFish. Journal of Aquaculturein the Tropics 13(4) 285-292
  • Ogbuiie, J.N; I.N.S.Dozie; J.C.Uwaezuoke and O.Igwe, 1999. Microbiological Quality of Oguta Lake: - An assessment of the environment impact of Domestic and Industrial activities on the water quality. Journal of Innovation in Science 3:87-95.
  • Dozie, I.N.S; J.N. Ogbulie; J.C. Uwazuoke and C.N.!gwe, 1999.Potential Pathogenicity of some Chrysospocium species isolated in Nigeria in a Mouse model. Journal of Innovation,in Science.3: 53-57
  • Ogbulie, J.N; H.O.Njoku; J.C.Uwaezuoke and I.N.S.Dozie, 1999 Evaluation of Packaging Materials for the Fermentation of African Oil bean seed (Pentaclethra macrophyla-Bentham) for the Production ofUgba. Journal of Innovation in Science.3: 110-118.
  • Ogiehor, I.S; J.N.Ogbulie and G.N.Owehe-Ureghe, 1999. Induced organoleptic changes during the Fermentation of African Oil bean seed (Pentaclethra macrophyla-Bentham) for Ugba production by some Bacteria Pathogens. Journal of Medical Laboratory Science 8:115121.
  • Ogbulie, J.N and G.C.Okpokwasili, 1999. Hematological and Histological responses of Clarias gariepinus and Heterobrachus bidorsalis to some bacterial disease in Rivers State Nigeria. Journal of Natural - Science Foundation 27(1) 1-16.
  • Ogbulie, J.N. and N.R.Isu, 2000.Influence of Environmental variables on the Microbiology and Biochemistry of African Yam bean Tempeh. Journal of Environmental and Toxicology 2: 43-48.
  • Njoku, A.J;I. O.C.Obiajuru; C.J.Njoku; E.O.Nwokoro; J.N.Ogbulie and J.C.Uwaezuoke.2001.Nigerian women and Trichomonas vaginalis infection. A case study in Owerri Imo State. Journal of Environment Health and Human Development 2:16-24.
  • Okpokwasili G. C. and J. N. Ogbulie 2001. The biology and seasonality of Tilpia. Oreochromus nilotica brown patch syndrome. Journal of Aquaculture in the Tropics 16(1)87-100.
  • Anosike, J.C; A.J. Njoku; B.E.B. Nwoke; A.N. Okere; U.O. Okoro; LO.U.Obiajuru; J.N. Ogbulie; J.Ohaeri;. E.E. Oku and C.J. Njoku,2000. Epidemiology and Bacteriological Findings in some Schistosomiasis endemic Foci in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. International Journal of Environmental and Health Development. 2(2)13-19
  • Anosike, J.C; B.E.B. Nwoke; A.N. Okere; J.N. Ogbulie; J I. Alozie; O.U.Okoro; A.N.C. Amadi and D.C. Nwosu, 2002.Endemicity of urinary Schistosomiasis in north-central zone of Abia State Nigeria. International Journal of Environmental Health and Human Development. 2(2):5-12
  • Anosike, J.C; V.A. Azoro; B.E.B. Nwoke; I.R. Keke; A.N. Okere; E.E. Oku; J.N. Ogbulie; R.F. Tony-Njoku; O. U. Okoro and D.C. Nwosu,2002. Dracunculiosis in the Northeastern border of Ebonyi State, South Eastern Nigeria. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 205: 1-7
  • Obiajuru, I.O.C, Njoku, A.J. and Ogbulie J.N. 2002. Prevalence of Trichomonas and the impact of sex education, knowledge and attitude in t:elation to Trichomoniasis and other sexually transmitted diseases in Imo State Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Parasitology 23:81-90.22
  • O.A.Ojiako, J.N. Ogbulie and J.C. Uwaezuoke 2003. Test trials of extracts of some local plants against Onchocerca volvulus and Aniylostoma duodenale. International Journal of Environmental Health and Human Development. 4(1)38-43.
  • J.N. Ogbulie, J.C. Uwaezuoke and O.A. Ojiako 2002. Microbiology quality of commercially available poultry feeds sold in Owerri. International Journal of Environmental Health and human Development 3(1)64-69.
  • J.N Ogbulie and J.C Uwaezuoke 2002 Antibiotic sensitivity pattern ofurinary tract pathogens in Port Harcourt Nigeria International Journal of Environmental Health and Human Development 3(3) 53-58
  • J.N. Ogbulie and LO.C Obiajuru 2003 Bacteriological water quality changes and substrate specificity of isolates associated with Clarias lazera culture system, Journal of Aquatic Science 12(2)105-112
  • J. N Ogbulie ,LO.C. Obiajuru and T.E..Ogbulie 2003. Bacteria and Helminth bioload of cultured Channa obscura Journal of Aquatic Sciences 18(2)93-99
  • J.N. Ogbulie, LO.C Obiajuru and A.J Njoku 2003 The migratory life of the Ibos of southern Nigeria and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases Nigeria Journal of Microbiology 17 (1) 50-56
  • J.N. Ogbulie and LO.C Obiajuru 2003. Studies on the prevalence of human Intestinal parasites in Owerri, Nigeria Journal of Microbiology 17 (1) 57-62
  • Ogiehor LS. A.R. Akpe and J.N. Ogbulie 2004 The occurrence of Staphylococcus aureus in retail Ugba (African salad) produced from African oil bean seeds (Pentaclethra macrophylla - Bentham) in Nigeria: Public Health Implications. Journal of Applied and Basic Sciences 2 (1-2) 63-67
  • Ogiehor 1.8. A.R.Akpe and J.N. Ogbulie 2004 The pattern of bacterial Pathogens associated with diarrhoea in ready-to-eat U gba (Aftican salad) produced ftom Africa oil beans seeds (Penthaclethra macrophylla Bentham) Journal of Applied and Basic Sciences 2 (1-2) 71-76
  • J.N. Ogbulie and C.C Ogueke 2004.Microbiological and organoleptic changes associated with Akpu stored at Ambient temperature. Global JournaJ-of Pure and Applied Science 10 (3) 96-119.
  • J.N. Ogbulie and 1.O.C Obiajuru 2004. Prevalence of Intestinal Helminthiasis in lmo state Nigeria. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Science 10 (4)58-79
  • J.N. Ogbulie,I.O.C Obiajuru and A.J.Njoku 2004 Prevalence of sexually transmitted disease in the three geographical zone of lmo State Nigeria.4 (2) 43-61
  • O. C Obiajuru, A.J Noku and J.N. Ogbulie 2004. Studies on the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases amongst teenage hawkers in lmo state Nigeria. International Journal of Environmental Health and Human Development 4 (2) 104-119.
  • Akajiobi C.O. J.N. Ogbulie S.l. Okorondu 2004. Antibacterial and Nutrient Potentials of Congronema latitolian and Piper guinense used in herbal remedies and as species. Journal of Microbiology 18 (1.2) 241-248.
  • Ogbulie, J.N., C.C. Ogueke and S.L Okorondu 2004 Antibacterial properties of A corditola, M jlurum, U chaeme B. pinnatum, C. albidem and A alata on some hospital isolates. Journal of Microbiology 18 (1-2) 249-255.
  • I.O.C.Obiajuru and J.N. Ogbulie 2005. Comparative study of the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases between pregnant and non pregnant women in lmo state, Nigeria. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences. 2 (3) 339-342
  • Obiajuru, LO.C., A.J. Njoku and J.N. Ogbulie 2005. Parasitic and bacterial infections associated with dental decay and toothache in lmo State Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Parasitology 26: 27-31.
  • J.N. Ogbulie and LO.C Obiajuru 2004. Microbial deterioration of surface paint coatings. Global Journal of Pure and Applet Sciences. 10 (3) 56-89
  • J.N. Ogbulie, T.E. Ogbulie and N.P. Okpokwasili.2005.Microbial succession and deterioration of treated and untreated rubber latex. Journal of Microbiology. 19(1-2):605-601
  • LO.C. Obiajuru and J.N. Ogbulie 2005.Incidence and review of sexually transmitted diseases in lmo stat, Nigeria: A three year review. Journal of Microbiology. 19(1-2):452-462.
  • LO.C. Obiajuru and J.N .Ogbulie 2006. Bacteriological quality of some fishes and crab from rivers within lmo river basin. Journal of Aquatic Sciences 21 (1) 62-71.
  • Uwaezuoke, J.C. and J.N. Ogbulie 2006 Asymptomatic bacteria amongst school girls in Owerri. Nigeria. Journal of Microbiology 20 (2): 880-885
  • Uwaezuoke, J.C. and J.N. Ogbulie 2006. Trichomontasis amongst adolescents in Owerri, Nigeria. Journal of Microbiology 20 (2): 886 - 890.
  • Ogueke, C.C., J.N. Ogbulie and H.O. Njoku 2006 Antimicrobial properties and preliminary Phytochemical analysis of ethanolic extracts of Alstonia bonnie. Journal of Microbiology 20 (2): 896-899.
  • 0gbulie, J.N. and V.O. Ifeanyi 2006. Microcystic Fionaquae and Chaetophora tuberculosa algae endowed to degrade hydrocarbon. Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 13 (3): 7095 -7098.
  • C. Akujiobi, J.N. Ogbulie, and U.N. Ukaegbu (2006) Antibacterial Activities and preliminary phytochemical screening of Vernonia amygdalina and Citrus aurantifolia. Journal of Microbiology 20(1); 649-654.
  • T.E. Ogbulie, J.N. Ogbulie, and H.O. Njoku (2007) Comparative study on the microbiology and shelf-life stability of palm wine from Elaeis guineensis and Raphia hooker obtained from Okigwe, Nigera. African Journal of biotechnology 6(7) 914-922
  • J. N. Ogbulie, C. C. Ogueke, I.C. Okoli and B.N. Anyanwu (2007) Antibiotic activities and toxicological potentials of crude ethanolic extracts of Euphorbia hirta. African Journal of Biotechnology 6(13) 1873-1878

Responsibilities

  • Dean, Students Affairs, FUTO 2012 - 2013
  • Course adviser 1992/93 set (IMSU) 1992 - 1997
  • Male Hostel, Assistant Hall Warden 1996-1997
  • Member, School Time-Table Committee (IMSU) 1997-1998
  • Staff Adviser, National Association of Microbiology Students (IMSU) 1997-2002
  • Coordinator, IMSU Environmental Consult 1997
  • HOD, Microbiology/Industrial Microbiology(IMSU) 1998-2002
  • Chairman, Departmental Accreditation Committee (IMSU) 1999-2000
  • Member, FUTO Endowment Fund Committee(SOSC) 2002-2003
  • Course adviser, PG students, Microbiology Dept. 2002 - present
  • Member, Research Grant/Consultancy Committee(FUTO) 2003
  • Member, SOSC Ad- Hoc Committee on BIO 101(FUTO) 2005
  • Staff adviser/ lecturer in-charge, PG Students, Dept. Microbiology FUTO 2002 - 2009
  • Member, Dept. Appraisal Committee(FUTO) 2002-present
  • Chairman, Dept. Appraisal Committee (FUTO) 2009 - 2011
  • Head, Department of Microbiology(FUTO) 2009 - 2011
  • Member, SOSC Appraisal Committee (FUTO) 2002 - present
  • Managing Director, FUTO Consult 2011 – 2012

Working Experience

  • Federal University of Technology (FUTO) 2007 - Present Position: Professor
  • Federal University of Technology (FUTO) 2004 - Oct., 2007 Position: Assoc. Professor
  • Federal University of Technology (FUTO) 2002 - Oct., 2004 Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Imo State University (IMSU) 1998 - Oct., 2002 Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Imo State University (IMSU) 1995 - Oct., 1998 Position: Lecturer I
  • Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU) 1992 - Oct., 1995 Position: Lecturer II
  • Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU) 1991 - Oct., 1992 Position: Assistant Lecturer

Prof. Orji Justina Chibuogwu

Professor

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Biography

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental Management (Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt)

  • Post-graduate Diploma (PGD) Management (University of Nigeria, Nsukka)

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Industrial Microbiology (University of Nigeria, Nsukka)

  • Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) Microbiology (Second Class Hons, Upper Division) (University of Nigeria, Nsukka)

Honours

  • Best Departmental Student of Microbiology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka in the year 1986/87
  • Hon. Chief Ifeanyi Enechukwu Prize to the best graduating student in Microbiology University of Nigeria, Nsukka in the year 1986/87.

Publications

  • Orji, J. C., Nweke, C. O., Nwabueze, R. N., Anyanwu, B. N., Chigbo, L. O. and Nwanyanwu, C. E. 2011. Effects of abattoir wastes on ammonium and nitrite consumptions in a tropical fresh water ecosystem. Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 4 (6): 590-600.
  • Orji, J. C., Uzoho, B., Enwerem, J. O. and Ezuruike, W. 2011. Assessment of the impact of kerosene and diesel on soil nitrogen mineralisation. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 6(11):2486-2493.
  • Orji, J. C. and Ogwude,D. (2009). Effects of phenolic compounds on periplasmic nitrate reductase and dehydrogenase enzymes of Escherichia sp. Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 24 (2):11-16.
  • Orji, J.C., Nweke, C. O., Nwabueze, R. N., Nwanyanwu, C., Alisi, C. S. and N. Ebuta (2009). Production and properties of ?-amylase from Citrobacter species. Revista Ambiente e Água – An Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Science: v. 4, n. 1, p45-57.
  • Orji, Justina C., Nweke, ,Christian O., Nwabueze, Rose N., Anyaegbu, Blessing.,Chukwu, Juliet. C., Chukwueke, Chinyere P. and Nwanyanwu, Christopher. E. (2008). Impacts of some divalent cations on periplasmic nitrate reductase and dehydrogenase enzymes of Escherichia, Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter species. Revista Ambiente e Água – An Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Science: v. 3, n. 2, p5-18.
  • Okolo, J.C; C. O. Nweke, R. N. Nwabueze, C. U. Dike and C. E. Nwanyanwu (2007).Toxicity of phenolic compounds to oxidoreductases of Acinetobacter species isolated from a tropical soil. Scientific Research and Essay Vol. 2 (7), pp. 244-250
  • Adieze, I. E.; Orji, J. C.; Nwabueze, R. N. and Onyeze, G. O. C. (2012) Hydrocarbon stress response of four tropical plants in weathered crude oil contaminated soil in microcosms. International journal of Environmental studies.

Working Experience

  • Best Departmental Student of Microbiology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka in the year 1986/87
  • Hon. Chief Ifeanyi Enechukwu Prize to the best graduating student in Microbiology University of Nigeria, Nsukka in the year 1986/87.

Barr. Akujobi Campbell

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information

Biography

In recent years, bacterial resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics has risen dramatically. Contributing to this increase has been the spread of extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs), enzymes that hydrolyze the expanded-spectrum cephalosporins, like ceftazidime and cefotaxime, and/or the monobactam and aztreonam. Dr Akujobi’s research is geared towards isolation of bacterial species with the inherent capability to produce these enzymes and elucidation of the different classes of these. Efforts are made to use phytochemicals isolated from local plants to combat the antibiotic resistance in these organisms. In recent time in Nigeria there has an increase in the menace of environmental pollution caused by oil exploration and transportation. This has caused tremendous hardship on the host communities of exploration oil companies and has led to constant friction between the members of these communities and the oil companies. There is a need to find an environmental friendly approach to remedy this situation. Dr Akujobi’s work has been able to discover that the oil polluted soil can be remediated within a very short time by the use of pollutant-adapted microorganisms with the help of different types of organic nutrient supplements. Due to constant soil nutrient depletion, desert encroachment and indiscriminate environmental pollution in Nigeria, plants especially crop plants are always under environmental stresses which affect their yields. We are trying to identify some plant growth promoting rhizobacteria that would be able to ameliorate these stresses and improve plant yield.

Honours

American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Certificate of Recognition as an ASM Minority Mentor (2011).

Publications

  • C.O. Akujobi, J.N. Ogbulie, S.I. Umeh, N.U. Abanno and I.N. Nwachukwu (2009). Asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnant women at the outpatient clinic of some Government hospitals in Imo State, Nigeria. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences, 3(3): 617-622.
  • C.O. Akujobi, H.O. Njoku, N.U. Abanno, S.I. Okorondu and J.N. Ogbulie (2009). Effect of different organic nutrient supplements on the total heterotrophic counts and diesel oil degradation in diesel-polluted soil. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences, 3(6): 1480-1490.
  • C.O. Akujobi, V.O. Nwaugo and N.U. Abanno (2009). Effects of animal wastes treatments of diesel polluted soil on hydrocarbon-utilizing microbial counts and diesel oil degradation. International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 5(2): 157-163.
  • C.O. Akujobi, J.N. Ogbulie and H.O. Njoku (2010). The effect of extracts of Ocimum gratissimum on the dehydrogenase activities of clinical isolates of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. International Journal of Agricultural Technology, 6(1): 57-65.
  • S.I. Okorondu, T.G. Sokari, M.M. Okorondu and C.O. Akujobi (2009). Phytochemical and antibacterial properties of Acalypha wilkesiana plant. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture and Food Systems, 3(3): 208-211.
  • S.I. Okorondu, I.V. Nedosa, B. Wesley and C.O. Akujobi (2009). Ethanol production from cassava. Current Topics in Biotechnology, 5: 65-70.
  • H.O. Njoku, C.O. Akujobi and J.N. Ogbulie (2010). Inhibition of dehydrogenase activity in bacterial isolates from palm wine by extracts of Vernonia amygdalina. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences, 4(4): 1093-1101.
  • C.O. Akujobi and H.O. Njoku (2010). Bioassay for determination of microbial sensitivity to Nigerian honey. Global Journal of Pharmacology, 4(1): 36-40.
  • S.I. Okorondu, T.G. Sokari, C.O. Akujobi and W. Braide (2010). Phytochemical and antibacterial properties of Musa paradisiaca stalk. International Journal Biological Science, 2(3): 128-132.
  • H.O. Njoku, C.O. Akujobi and J.N. Ogbulie (2010). Effect of traditional preservatives on the biochemical and shelf life stability of palm wine. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology, 24(1): 2056-2061.
  • N.N. Odu, S.N. Maxwell, A.R. Nte and C.O. Akujobi (2010). Helminthiasis among school children in rural communities in Rivers State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology, 24(1): 2219-2223.
  • S.I. Okorondu, T.G. Sokari, C.O. Akujobi, and J.N. Ogbulie (2011). Gari extract agar as a culture media for mycological studies. Current Topics in Biotechnology, 6: 35-39.
  • C.O. Akujobi, N.N. Odu, S.I. Okorondu and I.N. Nwachukwu (2010). Growth inhibition of AmpC ß-lactamase producing Escherichia coli and metallo ß-lactamase producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa by components of Aloe vera. Current Trends in Microbiology, 6: 35-40.
  • A.E. Ejele and C.O. Akujobi (2011). Effect of secondary metabolites of Garcinia kola on the microbial spoilage of Cajanus cajan extract. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture and Food Systems, 5(1): 8-14.
  • C.O. Akujobi, R.A. Onyeagba, V.O. Nwaugo and N.N. Odu (2011). Effect of nutrient amendments of diesel polluted soil on plant growth parameters. Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 3(4): 421-429.
  • C.O. Akujobi, N.N. Odu and S.I. Okorondo (2012). Detection of AmpC beta lactamases in clinical isolates of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella. African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology, 13(1): 51-55.
  • N.N. Odu, H.O. Njoku, N.J.P. Igwiloh and C.O. Akujobi (2011). Bacterial contamination of some edible shellfish harvested from Kalarugbani creek, Rivers State, Nigeria. Animal Production Research Advances, 7(2): 141-148.
  • C.O. Akujobi, R.A. Onyeagba, V.O. Nwaugo and N.N. Odu (2011). Protein and chlorophyll contents of Solanum melongena on diesel oil polluted soil amended with nutrient supplements. Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 3(5): 516-520.
  • C.O. Akujobi, R.A. Onyeagba, V.O. Nwaugo and N.N. Odu (2011). Diesel-oil degrading potentials of bacterial isolates from diesel polluted soil. Current Topics in Biotechnology, 6: 93-101.
  • N.N. Odu, C.O. Akujobi, S.N. Maxwell and A.R. Nte (2011). Impact of mass deworming of school children in rural communities in Rivers State, Nigeria: option for programme sustainability. Acta Parasitologica Globalis, 2 (2): 20-24.
  • C.O. Akujobi, N.N. Odu, S.I. Okorondu and G.N. Ike (2012). Production of protease by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus isolated from abattoir environment. Journal of Research in Biology, 2: 77-82.
  • C.O. Akujobi, N.N. Odu and S.I. Okorondu (2012). Bioaccumulation of lead by Bacillus species isolated from pig waste. Journal of Research in Biology, 2: 83-89.

Responsibilities

Quality Control Manager, Up-Dike Industries Limited, Owerri, Imo State.


Dr. Amadi Ekperechi Sabinus

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information

Biography

The discovery of antibiotics many years ago marked a major mile stone in the history of microbial disease treatment and control. However, the emergence and re-emergence of antibiotic resistant strains of most pathogenic organisms, particularly in recent times, has posed a big challenge to the management of infectious diseases. Dr. Amadi and co-workers had over the years determined the prevalence rate of some pathogens in Eastern Nigeria and their susceptibility to commonly used antibiotics. The occurrence of Extended spectrum Beta lactamase (ESBL) enzymes among the resistant pathogens as well as their molecular characterization has been ascertained in some cases and still on going. Further, the effect of crude medicinal plant extracts on some isolated resistant pathogens has been conducted. Further determination and characterization of these extracts are still on course. Newcastle Disease (ND) remains a paramount problem to poultry industry in Nigeria. In this regard, the occurrence rate of Newcastle disease virus has been determined in some areas of Eastern Nigeria as well as the effects of local adjuvant. Further efforts in the area of vaccine delivery techniques and identification of lentogenic/avirulent strains of the virus are our current interest. In Nigeria, public health parasitic diseases have remained a big threat to the populace over the years. Efforts to determine their actual spread and distribution are vital to their prevention and control. Dr. Amadi and colleagues has previously determined the prevalence and prevention strategies of some common public health diseases such as malaria. The current research interest is on hand hygiene practices among different categories of people and indigenization of hand hygiene in public and private places.

 

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • PhD , 2004, Medical Microbiology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.

  • M.Sc , 1995, Microbiology (Medical Virology), University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nigeria.

  • B.Sc (Hons), 1990, Microbiology, Imo State University, Okigwe, (Now, Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria)

  • Certificate, 1994 HIV/AIDS Education (AFRICARE)

  • Certificate, 1995 HIV Management, Monitoring and Evaluation (WHO)

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member, Nigeria Society for Microbiology (NSM).
  • Member, National Publicity Secretary (PRO), NSM 2010- Date
  • Member, Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN).
  • Member, Foundation for African Development through International Biotechnology (FADIB).
  • Member, American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

Publications

  • Iroegbu, C.U and Amadi, E.S (2004). Ecological and Serological Evidence of enzootic circulation of Newcastle Disease virus strains among free-roaming avian species in Nsukka environment, Nigeria. Bull. Anim. Hlth. Prod. Afr. 52(1) : 13-20. ISSN : 0378-9721
  • Nwakpu, K.O., Ezeifeka, G.O., Amadi, E.S and Uneke, C.J (2004). Screening of Anthoclesta djalonensis, Nauclea latifolia and Zanthoxylum species for antibacterial activity. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences. 6(1): 39-43. ISSN : 1119-2006.
  • Uneke, C.J., Jagun, B.I., Duhlinska, D.D., Nwakpu, K.O and Amadi, E.S (2004). Assessment of clinical acquired Toxoplasmosis using Toxoplasma gondii Igg-ELISA in human Immunodeficiency virus(HIV) infected patients in Jos, Nigeria. World Journal of Biotechnology, 5(1): 790-795. ISSN : 1119-0957.
  • Uneke, C.J., Mafuyai, H.B., Njoku, O.M., Chuga, G and Amadi, E.S (2004). Prevalence of sub-urban intestinal Schistosomiasis in Jos, Nigeria. Journal of Biomedical Sciences in Africa, 2(1): 59-61. ISSN : 1597-216X.
  • Inyama, P.U., Uneke, C,J., Anyanwu, G.I., Idoko, J.H and Amadi, E.S (2004). Carriage rate of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) in HIV infected patients In Jos, Nigeria. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences. 6(3): 171-175. ISSN : 1119-2006.
  • Ogbu, O., Amadi, E.S and Sobka, U.A (2004). Detection of antibody against Newcastle Disease virus among free roaming pigeons in Agege, Lagos, Nigeria. Journal of Biomedical Sciences in Africa. 2(2): 45-46. ISSN : 1597-216X.
  • Uneke, C.J., Inyama, P.U., Anyanwu, G.I., Idoko, J.H., Amadi, E.S and Ngwu, M.E (2005) Malaria and HIV co-infection in Jos, Plateau: Implication for Malaria control Journal of Biomedical Sciences in Africa. 3(1): 10-12. ISSN : 1597-216X.
  • Amadi, E.S., Uneke, C.J., Elom, S.O and Olabamiji, S.O (2005). Treatment of skin infection with traditional black soap: in vitro effect on Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences. 7(2): 72-75. ISSN : 1119-2006.
  • Ogbu, O., Nworie, O., Echeonwu, G.O.N and Amadi, S.E (2006). Isolation and characterization of Newcastle Disease Virus and its potential for development of thermostable vaccine for tropical climate. Journal of Information, Communication and Computing Technologies. 2(2): 134-138. ISSN : 0794- 6910
  • Amadi, E.S., Enemuo, O.B., Uneke, C.J., Nwosu, O.K., Onyeagba, R.A and Ugbogu,O.C (2007). Asymptomatic bacteriuria among pregnant women in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Journal of Medical Sciences. 7(4): 698-700. ISSN : 1682-4474. http://www.ansinet.org/jms.
  • Amadi, E.S., Oyeka, C.A., Onyeagba, R.A., Ugbogu, O.C and Okoli, I (2007). Antimicrobial screening of Breynia nivosus and Ageratun conyzoides against Dental caries organism. Journal of Biological Sciences. 7(2): 354-358. ISSN : 1727-3048. http://www.ansinet.org/jbs
  • Amadi, E.S., Oyeka, A., Onyeagba, R.A., Okoli, I and Ugbogu, O.C (2007). Studies on the antimicrobial effects of Spondias mombin and Baphia nittida on Dental caries organism. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 10(3): 393-397. ISSN : 1028-8880. http://www.pjbs.org
  • Orji, I., Ezeifeka, G., Amadi, E.S and Okafor, F (2007). Role of Enriched media in bacterial isolation from semen and effects of microbial infection on semen quality: a study on 100 infertile men. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 23(6 ): 885-888. ISSN : 1682-024X. http://www.pjms.com.pk
  • Amadi, E.S., Nwosu, O.K., Ekekwe, J.O and Iroha, I.R (2007) Asymptomatic urogenital tract infections among pregnant women in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Journal of Applied and Natural Sciences. 2(1) : 15-18. ISSN : 2006- 411X.
  • . Ikeagwu, I.J., Amadi, E.S and Iroha, I.R (2008). Antibiotic sensitivity pattern of Staphylococcus aureus in Abakaliki, Nigeria. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences . 24(2):231-235. ISSN : 1682-024X. http://www.pjms.com.pk
  • Iroha, I.R., Adikwu, M.U., Amadi, E.S ., Aibinu, I., Esimone, C.O., (2008). Characteristion of Extended Beta Lactamase producing E. coli from secondary and tertiary hospitals in South Eastern Nigeria. Research Journal of Microbiology, 3( 7): 514-519. ISSN : 1816-4935 http://www.academicjournals.net/jm DOI: 10.3923/jm.2008.514.519
  • Iroha, I.R., Amadi, E.S., Orji, J.O and Esimone, C.O (2008). In vitro evaluation of the activity of colloidal silver concentrate against Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from post operative wound infection. Scientific Research and Essay, 3(5): 209-211. ISSN : 1992-2248. http://www.academicjournals.org/SRE
  • Amadi, E.S., Oyeka, C.A., Okoli, I., Ihedioha, J.I and Iroha, I.R (2009). Dental caries inhibition in albino rats by Breynia nivosus extract. Research Journal of Medicinal Plants.3(1): 1-8. ISSN : 1819-3455. http://www.academicjournals.net/rjmp
  • Ogbu, O., Agumadu, N., Uneke, C.J and Amadi, E.S (2008). Aetiology of acute infantile Diarrhea in the southeastern Nigeria: An assessment of Microbiological and antibiotic sensitivity profile. The Internet Journal of Third World Medicine. Volume 7, Number 1. ISSN : 1539-4646. http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xm1File path=journals/ijtwm/front.xml.
  • Iroha, I.R., Amadi, E.S., Adikwu, M.U and Esimone, C,O (2008). Detection of plasmid Borne extended spectrum beta lactamase enzymes in clinical isolates of Escherichia coli from a community General Hospital. International Journal of Molecular Medicine and Advanced Sciences. 4(2): 45-48. ISSN 1813-176X. http://www.medwelljournals.com/ijmmas.
  • Iroha, I.R., Esimone, C.O and Amadi, E.S (2008).A comparative study on the prevalence of malaria parasite among HIV sero-positive and sero-negative individuals in Abakaliki Nigeria. African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology. 9(3): 136-141 ISSN: 1595-689X . http://www.ajol.info/journals/ajcem
  • Nwaziri, A.A., Ezeifeka, G.O and Amadi, E.S (2008). Susceptibility of Laboratory Rodents and Chicks to colonization with Gardnerella vaginalis. Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences. 2(3) : 547-550. ISSN : 1715-9997. http://www.cjpas.net
  • Iroha, I.R., Amadi, E.S., Orji, J.O., Agabus, A.C., Oji, A.E and Esimone, C.O (2008). The interaction between Gentamicin and Floroquinolones against extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) producing clinical isolates of Escherichia coli. Trends in Medical Research. 3 (2): 90-94. ISSN : 1819-3587. DOI: 10.3923/tmr.2008.90.94 http://www.academicjournals.net/tmr
  • Iroha, I.R., Amadi, E.S., Agabus, A.C and Oji, A.E (2008). Susceptibility pattern of Extended spectrum Beta Lactamase producing Klebsiella pneumoniae from clinical isolates. The Internet Journal of Microbiology, 5(2): ISSN : 1937-8289 http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlFilepath=journals/ijmb/current.xml
  • Amadi, E.S., Iroha, I.R., Odeta, N.P., Ilang, D.C., Chime, E.C., Umeatuenyi, K.C and Ayogu, T.E (2008). Microbial Reduction and Coagulation study on turbid Onuebonyi River Abakaliki using Moringa oleifera seeds. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology, 22(1): 1759-1763. ISSN: 0794-1293 http://www.nsmjournal.org
  • Ezeifeka, G.O., Nzewi, K.P and Amadi, E.S (2008). Effect of oil adjuvanted Newcastle Disease vaccine on immune response in chickens. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology 22(1): 1754-1758. ISSN : 0794-1293 http://www.nsmjournal.org
  • Onyido, A.E., Okolo, P.O., Obiukwu, M.O and Amadi, E.S (2009). A survey of vectors of Public Health Diseases in un- disposed refuse dumps in Awka town, Anambra State, Southeastern Nigeria. Research Journal of Parasitology. 4(1):22- 27. ISSN : 1816-4943. http://www.academicjournals.net/rjp
  • Amadi, E. S., Oyeka, C.A., Okoli, I., Ihedioha, J.I and Iroha, I.R (2009). Anticaries effects of Baphia nittida extract in albino rats. European Journal of Dentistry and Medicine 1(1): 1-7 ISSN 1996-3378. http://www.scialert.net/ejdm. DOI: 10.3923/ejdm.2009.1.7
  • Amadi, E.S., Uzoaru, P.N., Orji, I., Nwaziri, A.A and Iroha, I.R (2009). Antibiotic Resistance in clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Enugu and Abakaliki, Nigeria:The Internet Journal of Infectious Diseases; 2 (1) http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlPrinter=true&xmlFilePath=Journals/ijid
  • Ayogu, T.E and Amadi, E.S (2009). Studies on the antibacterial activities of medicinal plants on Typhoid fever organism. The Internet Journal of Third World Medicine; Volume 7, Number 2. . ISSN : 1539-4646 http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlPrinter=true&xmlFilePath=journals/ijtwm
  • Iroha, I.R., Ezeifeka, G.O., Amadi, E.S and Umezurike, C.R (2009). Occurrence of Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase producing Resistant Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in clinical isolates and associated risk factors. Research Journal of Biological Sciences. 4(5): 588-592. ISSN : 1815-8846. http://www.medwelljournals.com/rjbs
  • Iroha, I.R., Amadi, E.S., Nwuzo, A.C and Afiukwa, F.N (2009). Evaluation of the antibacterial activity of extracts of Sida acuta against clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from Human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome patients. Research Journal of Pharmacology. 3(2): 22-25 http://www.medwelljournals.com/rjp
  • Iroha, I.R., Adikwu, M.U., Esimone, C.O., Aibinu, I and Amadi, E.S (2009). Extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) in E. coli isolated from a tertiary hospital in Enugu State, Nigeria. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences. 25(2): 279-282. ISSN : 1682-024X. http://www.pjms.com.pk
  • Amadi, E.S., Ononiwu, C.E., Aballa, N., Oladimeji, S.A., Aneke, F.A., Aneke, C.O and Azeez, OMF (2009). Seroprevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus among patients attending Federal Dental Clinic Enugu, Nigeria. Internet Journal of Dental Science . Volume 7 Number 2 ISSN: 1937-8238 http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlPrinter=true&xmlFilePath=journals/ijds
  • Ozumba, N.A., Onyido, A.E., Nwosu, E.O., Ekwunife, C.A and Amadi, E.S (2009). Field Trials Test on the efficacy and Residual effect of Bistar R 10wp on Mosquitoes and other household arthropod pests. The Internet Journal of Tropical Medicine. Volume 6, No. 1. http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlPrinter=true&xmlFilePath=journals/ijtm
  • Onyido, A.E., Ezike, V.I., Ozumba, N.A., Nwosu, E.O., Ikpeze, O.O., Obiukwu, M.O and Amadi, E.S (2009). Crepuscular Man-Biting Mosquitoes of a Tropical Zoological Garden in Enugu, South Eastern Nigeria. The Internet Journal of Parasitic Diseases. Volume 4, No. 1. http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlPrinter=true&xmlFilePath=journals/ijpd
  • Amadi, E.S., Ononiwu, C.E., Aballa, N., Oladimeji, S.A., Aneke, F.A and Aneke, C.O (2009). The Epidemiology of Hepatitis C virus infection among patients attending the Federal Dental Clinic Enugu. Trends in Medical Research. 4(4): 91-95. ISSN: 1819-3587. http://www.academicjournals.net/tmr
  • Onyido, A.E., Deezia, N.P.L., Obiukwu, M.O and Amadi, E.S (2009). Ecology of Man-Biting Mosquitoes in the development site of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Southeastern Nigeria. The Internet Journal of Health, Volume 9, No. 2. http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlPrinter=true&xmlFilePath=journals/ijh
  • Iroha, I.R., Amadi, E.S., Oji, A.E., Nwuzo, A.C and Ejike-Ugwu, P.C (2010). Detection of Plasmid Borne Extendede spectrum Beta lactamase enzymes from blood and urine Isolates of Gram negative bacteria from a University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria. Current Research in Bacteriology, 3(2): 77-83. ISSN: 1994-5426. http://www.ansinet.org/crb
  • Nwaziri, A.A., Ezeifeka, G.O and Amadi, E.S (2010). The effect of Gardnerella vaginalis on infertility and pregnancy of albino rats. The Internet Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Vulume 12, Number 2 http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlPrinter=true&xmlFilePath=journals/ijgo
  • Onyido, A.E., Ozumba, N.A., Ezike, V.I., Nwosu, E.O., Chukwuekezie, O.C and Amadi, E.S (2010). Surveillance studies of Aedes stegomyia Mosquitoes in three ecological locations Of Enugu, South-Eastern Nigeria. The Internet Journal of Infectious Diseases.Volume 8, Number 1 http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlPrinter=true&xmlFilePath=journals/ijid.
  • Amadi, E.S and Oyibo, P.G (2010). The impact of Maternal Malaria Parasitaemia on Pregnancy outcomes in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology, 24(1): 2038-2042. ISSN 0794-1293. http://www.nsmjournal.org
  • Onyido, A.E., Agbata, V.O., Umeaneto, P.U., Obiukwu, M.O and Amadi, E.S (2010). Malaria burden and Vector Abundance in a sub-urban community in the rainforest Zone of Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology, 24(1): 2224-2230 ISSN 0794-1293. http://www.nsmjournal.org
  • Okonkwo, E.C., Amadi, E.S., Idioha, J.C., Nworie, O., Nwuzo, A.C and Onwe, J.C (2010). Prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis among pregnant women in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. International Journal of Current Research, 11:011-015. ISSN : 0975-833X. http://www.journalcra.com
  • Oyibo, P.G., Amadi, E.S and Nwonwu, E.U (2010). Prevalence of Malaria Parasitaemia and Malaria related Anaemia among Parturients in Abakaliki, South East Nigeria. Journal of Biomedical Sciences in Africa, 8(1&2): 62-70. ISSN: 1597-216K
  • Chikwendu, C.I., Amadi, E.S and Obi, R.K (2010). Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from non- Clinical urine samples. New York Science Journal, 3(11): 194- 200. ISSN : 1554-0200. http:www.sciencepub.net
  • Iroha, I.R., Oji, A.E., Nwosu, O.K and Amadi, E.S (2011). Antimicrobial activity of Savlon, Izal and Z-Germicide against clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from Hospital wards. European Journal of Dentistry and Medicine. 3(1): 32-35. ISSN 1996-3378. http://www.scialert.net/ejdm.
  • Amadi, E.S., Ononiwu, C.E., Aballa, N., Oladimeji, S.A., Sofoluwe, K.B., Omale, J.J., Aneke, F.A., Chikwendu, C.I and Onyido, A.E (2011). Hepatitis B and C Virus Co-infections Among Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infected Patients in Enugu, Nigeria. New York Science Journal, 4(6): 72-76. ISSN: 1554-0200 http://www.sciencepub.net/newyork.
  • Onyido, A.E., Ozumba, N.A., Ezike, V.I., Nwosu, E.O., Amadi, E.S., Obiukwu, M.O., Chukwuekezie, O.C and Umeanaeto, P.U (2011). Breeding and Biting activities of Yellow Fever Mosquitoes in two urban communities with dilapidating infrastructures. Nature and Science, 9(9): 93-98. ISSN:1545-0740 http://www.sciencepub.net.
  • Onyido, A.E., Azubuike, J., Amadi, E.S., Obiukwu, M.O., Ozumba, N.A and Ikpeze, O.O (2011). A survey of Public Health Disease Vectors Breeding in Refuse Dumps in Onitsha Metropolis, Anambra State, Nigeria. New York Science Journal, 4(9): 34-39. ISSN: 1554-0200. http://www.sciencepub.net/newyork.
  • Onyido, A.E., Amadi, E.S., Olofin, I., Onwumma, A.A., Okoh, I.C and Chikwendu, C.I (2011). Prevalence of Entamoeba gingivalis and Trichomonas tenax among dental patients Attending Federal School of Dental Technology and Therapy Clinic Enugu, Nigeria. Nature and Science, 9(9): 59-62. ISSN: 1545-0740, http://www.sciencepub.net.

Responsibilities

  • Lecturer II, department of applied microbiology, Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Nigeria 1998.
  • Lecturer I, department of applied microbiology, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria 2002.
  • Senior Lecturer, department of microbiology, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria 2005.
  • Head, department of applied microbiolgy, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Nigeria, 2001 – 2005.

Mr. Ezeh Nwanyanwu Christopher

Senior Lecturer

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Biography

The synthetic chemical compounds and its use has permeated every aspects of modern life. A particular widespread group of these chemical is phenol and its derivatives. Phenol enters the environment through wastewater discharges from a variety of industries. Phenol is very toxic to all forms of life even to those aerobic mesophilic microorganisms that utilize it as a sole source of carbon and energy. Measurement of microbial dehydrogenase activity is used in the assessment of ecotoxicological impact of environmental substrates as the enzymes are intracellular. Tetrazolium salts are reduced by viable cells and not by dead cells. This property has been used in agriculture to assess seed viability and since then many other applications were reported including the use of triphenyltetrazolium chloride (TTC) in microbiology. The current research is aimed at assessing growyh responses of petroleum refinery effluent bacteria to phenol

Publications

  • Nwanyanwu C.E. 2011. Physiological stress response of sediment bacteria to interacting effects of petroleum refinery effluent. Intern. J. Nat. Appl. Scie. 7(1): 22 -28.
  • Nwanyanwu C.E. and Abu G.O.2011. Influence of pH and inoculum size on phenol utilization by bacterial strains isolated from oil refinery effluent. Intern. J. Nat. Appl. Scie. 7(1): 55 -61.
  • Nwanyanwu C.E. and Abu G.O.2011. Assessment of viability responses of refinery effluent bacteria after exposure to phenol stress. J. Res. Biol. 8: 594-602.
  • Nwanyanwu C.E. and Abu G.O. 2010. In vitro effects of petroleum refinery wastewater on dehydrogenase activity in marine bacterial strains. Revita Ambiente and Agua 5: 21 – 29.
  • Nwanyanwu C.E. 2010. Tolerance of phenol-utilizing bacteria to heavy metals in the Aba River sediment. Intern. J. Nat. Appl. Scie. 6(1): 55 -61.
  • Orji J.C., Nweke C.O., Nwabueze R.N., Nwanyanwu C.E., Alisi C.S. and Etim-Osowo E.N. 2009. Production and properties of a- amylase from Citrobacter species. Rev. Ambi. Aqua. 4: 45 – 57.

Dr. Nwanebu Chidi Ferdinand

Senior Lecturer

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Biography

Drug resistance or inability of pathogenic microorganuisms to be susceptible to conventional antibiotics has led to persistence of many bacterial infections over the years. Consequently, cases of emerging and re-emerging of dreadful bacterial diseases have been recorded. The antimicrobials may be antibiotics or non-pharmaceutical antimicrobials consisting of chemical or natural compounds. Tradition healers have for long, used plants to prevent or cure diseases. Scientific investigations of these plants have revealed that they possess anti-microbial qualities by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms. Sensitivity results conducted by various researchers, using plant extracts, have revealed strong zones of inhibition againsts pathogensincluding Escherichiacoli, Proteus sp., Staphylococcusaureus, Pseudomonasaeruginosa, and Klebsiellaaerogenes. Advantages of using the plant extracts lie in their easy availability and non-toxic nature that could be detrimental to the health of the consumer. Eventually, it is envisaged that the highly sought-for alternative in anti-microbial treatment, which would be effective, safe and easily available at affordable prices, would emerge from plant investigations. The Asian countries led by China have taken the bold steps successfully. Nigeria cannot afford to be left out.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • Ph.DIndustrial Microbiology,2002,Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

  • M.ScFood Microbiology, 1994, University of Port Harcourt, River State, Nigeria.

  • B.Sc Microbiology, 1974, University of Ife, Oyo State, Nigeria

  • Diploma Medical Bacteriology, 1981, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

Honours

Night of St. Christopher (KSC)

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member, Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU), 2005
  • Member, Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM), 2003
  • Member, Nigerian Environmental Society, 1990
  • Member, Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, 1981
  • Member, Post Graduate School Board Committee, 2009
  • Member, School of Science Post Graduate Committee, 2009
  • School of Sience Representative in Committee of Intellectual Products Exhibition, 2010.

Publications

  • Ojiako OA, Obi RK, Nwanebu FC (2007). Pharmacologic evaluation of the activities of four traditional herbs on Onchocerca volvulus and Hookworms. International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences 3(2):146-152
  • Obi RK, Nwanebu FC, Ndubuisi UU, Orji NM (2009). Antibacterial qualities and phytochemical screening of the oils of Curcubitapepo and Brassica nigra. J. Med Plant. Res.3(5): 429-432
  • Obi RK, Okangba CC, Nwanebu FC, Ndubuisi UU, Orji NM (2010). Premunition in Plasmodium falciparum malaria. African Journal of Biotechnology, 9(10): 1397- 1401
  • Obi RK, Oyibo WA, Okangba CC, Nwanebu FC, Orji NM, Ndubuisi UU (2010).Human Adaptation to Parasitism. Asian J. Exp. Biol. Sci.,1(2): 262-270
  • Obi RK, Orji NM, Nwanebu FC, Okangba CC, Ndubuisi UU (2010). Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases: the Perpetual menace. Asian J. Exp. Biol. Sci.,1(2): 271-282
  • Obi RK, Oyibo WA, Okangba CC, Nwanebu FC, Oparaocha ET, Orji NM, Ndubuisi UU (2010). Concurrent Parasitosis in an Onchocerciasis Endemic Community. Asian J. Exp. Biol. Sci.,1(2): 283-287
  • Obi RK, Okangba CC, Nwanebu, FC, Ndubuisi UU, Mgbemene IC, Braide W(2010). Relationship between HIV/AIDS andpoverty: A case study of two cities in AbiaState, Nigeria. Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences2(6): 356-360.
  • Obi RK, Nwanebu FC, Ndubuisi-Nnaji UU, Okangba CC, Braide W, Orji NM,Ukegbu AD, Ukegbu PO (2011). Endemicity of Lymphatic Filariasis in three Local Government Areas in Imo State, Nigeria. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 5(5): 875-879
  • Obi RK, Nwanebu FC, Chikwendu CI, Ndubuisi-Nnaji UU, Okangba CC, Orji NM(2011). Concurrent Parasitosis in the Liver of Seropositive HIV Patients. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences5(5): 599-609
  • Oyibo WA, Okangba CC, Obi RK, Nwanebu FC, Ojuromi T(2011). Diagnosisof intestinal cryptosporidiosis in Africa: Prospects and Challenges. Journal of Applied Biosciences, 40: 2599-2667
  • Nwanebu FC, Ogbulie JN, Obi RK, Ojiako AO (2011).Chemical and silt-inducedeutrophication syndrome at OtamiriRiver, Owerri, Nigeria. Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology3(8): 358-361
  • Nwanebu FC, Obi RK, Chikwendu CI, Okangba CC (2011). Implications of Parasitosis as a health-care index among indigenes of Umueze II Community,Ehime Mbano. International Journal of Environmental Health and Health Development; 12(2): 20-24
  • Nwanebu FC, Obi RK, Ogbulie C, Nwachukwu IN, Chukwu FN (2011). Antimicrobial activity of leaf and root extracts of Vernoniaamygdalina(Bitter leaf) on some bacterial isolates. International Journal of Health and Human Develpoment.12(1): 51-59
  • Nwanebu FC, Ojiako OA, Obi RK, Chikwendu CI, Igwilo CR (2011). Microbialsuccession in meat spoilage; International Journal of Environmental Health& Human Development12 (1): 31-37
  • Obi RK, Nwanebu FC, Ndubuisi-Nnaji UU, Onuoha LN, Chiegboka N (2011). Ethanolic extraction and phytochemical screening of two Nigerian herbs on pathogens isolated from wound infections. PharmacieGlobale (IJCP), 2(10): 1-5746
  • Obi RK and Nwanebu FC (2010). Prions and Prion Diseases. In Microbiology, 1stedition, Adegboro, B (ed). Ibadan University Press, Publishing House, University of Ibadan, Nigeria (41): 455-470.

Dr. Nweke Chris O

Senior Lecturer

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Biography

Dr Nweke has been involved in teaching and research in the area of Analytical Microbiology with special reference to ecotoxicology. He has been working on the interactions of microorganisms with metals and organic compounds. Due to the complex nature of environmental pollution, Dr Nweke and his research team are redirecting their efforts to evaluating toxicity of chemical mixtures to environmental microbial populations using a number of biological responses. Mathematical models are employed to predict chemical toxicity both as single chemical and mixtures.

 

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • Ph.D. Environmental Microbiology, University of Port Harcourt, 2010.

  • M Sc. Industrial Microbiology; University of Port Harcourt, 2000.

  • B.Sc. Microbiology; University of Port Harcourt; 1995.

Publications

  • C. O. Nweke and G.C. Okpokwasili. 2003. Drilling fluid base oil biodegradation potential of a soil Staphylococcus species. African Journal of Biotechnology 2(9): 293-295.
  • G. C. Okpokwasili and C. O. Nweke (2006). Microbial growth and substrate utilization kinetics. African Journal of Biotechnology 5(4): 305 – 317.
  • C. O. Nweke, J.C. Okolo, C. E. Nwanyanwu and C. S. Alisi . 2006. Response of planktonic bacteria of New Calabar River to zinc stress. African Journal of Biotechnology. 5(8): 653 – 658.
  • C. O. Nweke, C. Ntinugwa, I. F. Obah, S. C. Ike, G. E. Eme, E. C. Opara, J. C. Okolo and C. E. Nwanyanwu (2007). In vitro effects of metals and pesticides on dehydrogenase activity in microbial community of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) rhizoplane. African Journal of Biotechnology 6(3): 290 – 295.
  • C. O. Nweke, C. S. Alisi, J.C. Okolo, and C. E. Nwanyanwu (2007). Toxicity of zinc to heterotrophic bacteria from a tropical river sediment. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research. 5(1): 123 – 132.
  • J. C. Okolo, C. O. Nweke, R. N. Nwabueze, C. U. Dike and C. E. Nwanyanwu (2007) Toxicity of phenolic compounds to oxidoreductases of Acinetobacter species isolated from a tropical soil. Scientific Research and Essay 2 (7): 244 – 250.
  • J.C. Orji, C.O. Nweke, R.N. Nwabueze, B. Anyaegbu, J.C. Chukwu, C.P. Chukwueke and C.E. Nwanyanwu. (2008). Impacts of some divalent cations on periplasmic nitrate reductase and dehydrogenase enzymes of Escherichia, Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter species. Revista Ambiente e Água 3(2): 5 – 18.
  • J.C. Orji, C.O. Nweke, R.N. Nwabueze, C.E. Nwanyanwu, C.S Alisi, and E.N. Etim-Osowo. (2009). Production and properties of a-amylase from Citrobacter species. Revista Ambiente e Água 4(1): 45 – 57.
  • C.O. Nweke and J.C. Orji (2009). Toxicity of heavy metals to microbial community of New Calabar River. Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 24(1): 48 – 54.
  • C.O. Nweke (2009). Kinetics of zinc toxicity to environmental bacterial isolates. Revista Ambiente e Água 4(3): 23 – 34.
  • C.O. Nweke and G.C. Okpokwasili (2010a). Influence of exposure time on phenol toxicity to refinery wastewater bacteria. Journal of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology 2(2): 20 – 27.
  • C.O. Nweke and G.C. Okpokwasili (2010b). Inhibition of dehydrogenase activity in petroleum refinery wastewater bacteria by phenolic compounds. Revista Ambiente e Água 5(1): 6 – 16.
  • C.O. Nweke (2010). Effects of metals on dehydrogenase activity and glucose utilization by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 25(2): 1 – 8.
  • C.O. Nweke and G.C. Okpokwasili (2011). Inhibition of ß-galactosidase and a-glucosidase synthesis in petroleum refinery effluent bacteria by zinc and cadmium. Journal of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology 3(3): 68 – 74.
  • C.O. Nweke and G.C. Okpokwasili (2011) Inhibition of ß-galactosidase and a-glucosidase synthesis in petroleum refinery effluent bacteria by phenolic compounds. Revista Ambiente e Água 6(1): 40 – 53.
  • J. C. Orji, C.O. Nweke, R. N. Nwabueze, B. N. Anyanwu, L. O. Chigbo and C. E. Nwanyanwu (2011) Effects of abattoir waste on ammonium and nitrite consumptions in a tropical freshwater ecosystem. Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 4(6): 590 – 600.

 

Responsibilities

  • Federal University of Technology Owerri July 2010 to DATE Full-time post Masters teaching in an University.
  • Federal University of Technology Owerri Feb. 2002 to July, 2010.
  • Assistant Lecturer 2002 – 2005.
  • Lecturer II 2005 – 2008.
  • Lecturer I 2008 – 2011.
  • Senior Lecturer Oct 2011 - Date.

Dr. Oranusi Solomon U

Senior Lecturer

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Biography

Microbiological and Chemical safety evaluations of foods (cooked, raw, fruits, vegetables, packed) available in Nigerian markets have been provided to educate consumers on the danger of consuming contaminated products. Different formulations of food using local available food items, designed for households and industries are ongoing. HACCP of ready to eat foods and packed water, optimization of local fermented foods, Biogas production.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • Ph.D., 2002, Microbiology, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria.

  • M.Sc., 1997, Microbiology, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria.

  • B.Sc., 1992, Microbiology, University of Nigeria Nsukka.

Honours

  • Best teacher of the year St. Bartholomew Schools, Zaria 2001.
  • Best HOD of the year St. Bartholomew Schools, Zaria 2002 .
  • Best HOD of the year Igbinedion University 2007/2008.
  • Vice Chancellor Igbinedion University letter of commendation 2007.
  • Dean College of Natural and Applied Sciences IUO letter of commendation 2007Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising, 2011.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member Institute of Public Analyst of Nigerian.
  • Member, Nigerian Society of Microbiology.
  • Fellow, Medical Laboratory Science council of Nigeria.
  • Member Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology.
  • Member Association of Industrial Microbiologists.

Publications

  • ORANUSI, S. U., Ezeogu, L. I., Okolo, B. N. (1994) Microbial contaminants of commercially bottled non-alcoholic drinks produced in Nigeria.World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 10:488- 490.
  • ORANUSI, S.U., Umoh, V. J.,and Kwaga, J. K. P. (2003) Hazards and critical control points of Kunun-zaki, a non-alcoholic beverage in Northern Nigeria. Food Microbiology 20: 127- 132.
  • ORANUSI, S., Onyike, E., Galadima, M., and Umoh V. J. (2004) Hazard analysis critical control points of foods prepared by families in Zaria, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Microbiolgy18(1-2):346-362.
  • Umoh, V. J., ORANUSI, S.U. and Kwaga, J. K. P. (2004) The Public Health Significance Of Pathogens Isolated From‘‘ Kunun-Zaki’’, Sold In Retail Outlets In Zaria, Nigeria. Nigerian Food Journal 22: 10-17.
  • Umoh, V. J., ORANUSI, S. (2004 )Safety Assessment, Critical Control of Milk and Cereal Products AgriBusiness.
  • ORANUSI, S., Galadima, M., and Umoh V. J. (2006) Toxicity test and bacteriophage typing of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from food contact surfaces and foods prepared by families in Zaria, Nigeria. African Journal of Biotechnology 5 (4) 362- 365.
  • Nwanze, P., Jatto, W., ORANUSI, S. and Josiah, S. J. (2006) Proximate analysis of Lentinus sqarrosulus (Mont.) singer and Psathyrella atroumbonata pegler. African Journal of Biotechnology 5 (4) 366- 368.
  • ORANUSI, S., Galadima, M., and Umoh V. J. (2006) Phage typing and toxigenicity test of Staphylococcus aureus strains from food contact surfaces and foods prepared in boarding schools in Zaria, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology 20 (2) : 1011-1017.
  • ORANUSI, S., Galadima, M., Umoh V. J., and Nwanze P. (2007) Energy intake and Anthropometry: a case study of families in Zaria, Nigeria. African Journal of Biotechnology 6 (4) 459-464.
  • Nwanze, P. I., Nwaru, L.M., ORANUSI, S., Dimkpa, U., Okwu,M.U., Babatunde, B.B., Anake, T.A., Jatto, W., and Asagwara, C.E. (2007) Urinary tract infection in Okada Village : Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern. Scientific Research and Essay 2(4) 112-116.
  • Yah, S.C.,Eghafona, N.O.,ORANUSI, S. and Abouo, A. M. (2007) Widespread plasmids resistance genes among Proteus species in diabetic wounds of patients in the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) Zaria. African Journal of Biotechnology 6(15) 1757-1762.
  • ORANUSI, S., Galadima, M., Umoh V. J., and Nwanze P.I (2007) Food safety evaluation in boarding schools in Zaria, Nigeria, using the HACCP system. Scientific Research and Essay 2(10) 426-433.
  • Nwanze, P.I., ORANUSI, S., Okwu, M.U., Eleke, F.N., Emeh, A.A., and Ibe, I.J.(2008) The effect of the interaction of different media with various oil rates on biomass production of Lentinus squarrosulus (Mont) singer and Psathyrella atroumbonata pegler in submerged liquid culture. The Nigerian Journal of Research and Production 13: (1)143-152.
  • Nwanze, P.I., Okwu, M.U., ORANUSI, S., Emeh, A.A., Ibe, I.J.,and Ogu-Peter, P.U.(2009) The effects of the interaction of various oil types and rates on carpophores wet and dry weights and stipe and pileus diameters of Lentinus squarrosulus (Mont) singer. The Nigerian Academic Forum 15 (1)79-86.
  • Oranusi S., Madu S. A., Braide W. and Oguoma O. I. (2011) Investigation on the safety and probiotic potentials of yoghurts sold in Owerri metropolis in Imo State Nigeria. Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials 3(6):146-152.
  • W. Braide, S. Oranusi, L. I. Udegbunam, O. Oguoma, C. Akobondu, R. N. Nwaoguikpe (2011). Microbiological quality of an edible caterpillar of an emperor moth, Bunaea alcinoe. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment 3(5):176 -180.
  • W. Braide, R.N. Nwaoguikpe, S . Oranusi, L.I.Udegbunam, C. Akobondu, S.I. Okorondu (2011) The effect of biodeterioration on the nutritional composition and microbiology of an edible long- winged reproductive termite, Macroterms bellicosus. Smeathman. Internet Journal of Food Safety 3:107-114.
  • W. Braide, S . Oranusi, R.N. Nwaoguikpe, C. Akobondu, O. I. Oguoma, L.I.Udegbunam (2011). Cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta): An alternative raw material for vinegar production. Current Topics in Biotechnology 6: 41-47.
  • Oranusi S., Braide W (2012). A study of microbial safety of ready-to-eat foods vended on highways: Onitsha-Owerri, South east Nigeria. International Research Journal of Microbiology 3(2): 066-071.
  • W. Braide, S.U. Oranusi, C.K. Akaluka, R.N. Nwaoguikpe, C.I. Akobondu, N.I.Peter-Ikechukwu (2012). Antibacterial efficacy of crude and diluted honey on four wound isolates. Global Advanced Research Journal of Microbiology 1(1): 001-004.
  • Oranusi US, Braide Wesley, Osigwe GA (2012). Investigation on the microbial profile of canned foods. Journal of Biological and Food Science Research http://www.onlineresearchjournals.org/JBFSR.
  • Oranusi US, Braide Wesley (2012). Microbiological Safety Assessment of Apple Fruits (Malus Domestica Borkh) Sold in Owerri Imo State Nigeria. Advance Journal of Food Science and Technology.
  • Braide W, Odiong IJ, Oranusi S.U (2012) Phytochemical and Antibacterial properties of the seed of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus). Prime Journal of Microbiology Research (PJMR) 2(3) www.primejournal.org/PJMR.

Dr. Adieze Ifechukwu Enyinnanya

Lecturer I

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Biography

My research focuses primarily on microbial ecology. A large part of my current research is directed towards examining the microbial biodegradation of hydrocarbon compounds present in crude oil, the production and use of microbial surfactants in remediation of crude oil polluted soil. I have also research interests in the monitoring of the quality of water samples from rivers and municipal supplies to determine factors affecting portability and quality, and the spread of resistance among clinical bacterial isolates in the hospital environment.

Publications

  • Adieze, I. E.; Orji, J. C.; Nwabueze, R. N. and Onyeze, G. O. C. (2012) Hydrocarbon stress response of four tropical plants in weathered crude oil contaminated soil in microcosms. International journal of Environmental studies.
  • Ihejirika, C. E., Ogbulie, J. N., Nwabueze, R. N., Orji, J. C., Ihejirika, O. C., Adieze, I. E., Azubike, O. C. and Ibe, I. J. (2011) Seasonal influences on the distribution of bacterial pathogens and waterborne diseases transmission potentials of Imo River, Nigeria. Journal of Research in Biology. 3:163 – 172.
  • Ogbulie, J. N; Adieze, I. E and Nwankwo, N.C. (2008) Susceptibility pattern of some clinical bacterial isolates to Selected Antibiotics and disinfectants. Polish Journal of Microbiology. Vol.57. 199 – 204.
  • Adieze, I. E. (2007) Phytoremediation: a potential environmental technology for the restoration of petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated sites. Proceedings 2007 National Workshop on Environmental Degradation and Sustainable livelihoods in the Niger Delta. Port Harcourt.
  • Adieze, I. E.; Nwabueze, R. N. and Onyeze, G. O. C. (2003) Effects of Poultry manure on the Microbial utilization of hydrocarbons in Oil-polluted soil. Nigerian Journal for Microbiology. Vol. 17 12 – 16.
  • Nwabueze, R. N. and Adieze, I. E. (1998) Intestinal parasite infection in Children in Rural and Urban areas of Abia State, Nigeria. Journal of Innovations in life sciences. Vol. 3. 58 – 62.

Responsibilities

  • Investigations into disease outbreaks, particularly Staphylococcal and Salmonella food poisoning outbreaks.
  • Routine and reactive inspection on catering facilities to ensure compliance of premises to public health standards.
  • Giving lectures on food hygiene and food poisoning to food handlers.

Dr. Chime Chikwendu Ifeyinwa

Lecturer I

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Biography

Microorganisms are ubiquitous and as old as time itself. As well as being detrimental to human health and sometimes the environment particularly in the area of industrial and food spoilage, they can be harnessed for our benefit and can even serve as food. To enable and equip themselves to survive in the sometimes harsh environments they find themselves, as well as escape destruction by man, they produce certain substances and chemicals including antibiotics and siderophores. They also produce substances that make them antagonistic to other microbes. These are called bacteriocins. Incidentally, man in his desire to harness the benefits of these substances, being antimicrobial in nature, have inadvertently abused usage leading to resistance by the same microbes they are meant to destroy. This has led to failures in medical therapy as well emerging and reemerging resistant organisms. One way to beat this trend is by adequate knowledge of mechanisms of resistance and incidence in environments that we may consider remote from health care settings. Dr. Chikwendu’s interest is the study of these mechanisms by which bacteria express resistance to these antibiotics to escape destruction, possibility of transfer of genetic information between distant species, conditions that could affect bacterial survival in the environment they find themselves, reservoirs of resistance genes. Knowledge of these will further equip us as we continue this age long battle with bacterial species and may be able to finally contain their destructive tendencies.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • Ph.D., 2012, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

  • M.Sc.,2005, Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.

  • MBA, 1997, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria

  • B.Sc., 1989, Microbiology, University of Benin, Nigeria

Membership of professional bodies

  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), 2009 – Date.
  • Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM), 2006 – Date.
  • Society for Applied microbiology (SFAM), 2006 – Date.
  • Organization of Women Scientists in the Developing World (OWSDW), 2006 – Date.
  • Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), 2006 – Date.
  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM), 2004 – Date.

Publications

  • Chikwendu, C. I., S. N. Ibe and G. C. Okpokwasili. (2011). Detection of blaSHV and blaTEM Beta-lactamase Genes in Multi-resistant Pseudomonas Isolates from Environmental Sources. African Journal of Microbiology Research 5(15): 2067-2074.
  • F. Obi, R. K., Nwanebu, F. C., Chikwendu, C. I. Ndubuisi-Nnaji, U. U., Okangba, C. C., Orji, N. M. (2011). Concurrent Parasitosis in the Liver of Seropositive Hiv Patients Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. 5(5): 599-609.
  • 3. F. C. Nwanebu, O. A. Ojiako, R. K Obi, C. I. Chikwendu and C. R. Igwiro. (2011). Microbial Succession in Meat Spoilage. International Journal for Environmental Health and Human Development. 12(1): 33-38.
  • Chikwendu, C. I., Amadi, E. S. and Obi, R. K. (2010).Prevalence and Antimicrobial Resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolated from Non-Clinical Urine Samples. New York Science Journal 3(1): 194-200.
  • 5. Chikwendu, C.I. (2010). Vancomycin and Methicillin Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus isolated from Animal Wastes and Aquatic Samples. A paper presented at the 18th Annual Conference/Workshop of the Foundation for African Development through International Biotechnology (FADIB), held in Enugu, 23rd – 26th November 2010. 18:127-131.
  • Ogueke, C. C., Chikwendu, C. I., Iwouno, J. O and Ogbulie, J. N. (2010). Effects of Crude Ethanol Extract of Nauclea latifolia on some Clinical Isolates of Food Importance and its Toxicological Potentials. New York Science Journal. 3 (9): 97-105.
  • Chikwendu, C. I., Anyanwu, B. N. and Nwabueze, R. N. (2008). Antibiotic resistance profile of Escherichia coli from clinically healthy pigs and their commercial farm environments. African Journal of Microbiology Research 2: 012 – 017.

Dr. Obi Kelechi Robert

Lecturer I

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Biography

Complete cure for HIV/AIDS has been diligently pursued by scientists around the world, but there has been no report of absolute success with the highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) still remaining as the only current treatment modality for the disease. This treatment guideline, though very effective in suppressing replication of the virus and reducing mortality of patients, does not offer an ultimate cure to the disease. This realization, coupled with other side effects associated with the drug, and the recent trail failure of HIV vaccines and microbiocides, have urgently called for the need to develop inexpensive alternative anti-HIV/AIDS therapies. Consequently, the search for selective antiviral agents, principally focused on anti-HIV agents, has been vigorous in recent years with African herbal medicine being in the forefront of this new research against the scourge. Despite a paucity of evidence on effectiveness, and the possibility of harm however, the Ministries of Health of several African nations currently promote traditional medicines for the treatment of HIV and associated symptoms. Worldwide there is also a growing trend towards herbal medicines as supplements and/or treatments for HIV/AIDS. In view of the current efforts aimed at evaluating the possible benefits of harnessing the components of natural products, especially plant materials, in the unrelenting and vigorous search for a possible breakthrough at finding a permanent cure for HIV/AIDS, this study was designed to explore the anti HIV potential of some of the rich variety of herbs and spices Nigeria is endowed with.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • Ph.D Medical Microbiology, In view, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.

  • M.Sc Medical Parasitology, 2009, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.

  • M.Sc Medical Microbiology, 1999, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.

  • B.Sc Microbiology, 1989, University of Port Harcourt, River State, Nigeria.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Affiliate Institute of Biomedical Science, London (IBMS), 1998.
  • Member, Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU), 2005.
  • Member, Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM), 2006.
  • Member, Parasitology & Public Health Society of Nigeria (PPSN), 2007.
  • Member, Nigerian Society for Experimental Biology (NISEB), 2008.
  • Time-Table Officer, Dept. of Microbiology, FUTO, 2005.
  • Admission Officer: 2007/2008 Admissions, Department of Microbiology, FUTO.
  • Course Adviser: 2007/2008 Class, Department of Microbiology, FUTO.
  • Chairman, Emekuku Welfare Association Scholarship Board, 2011.

Publications

  • Obi RK, Umeh SC, Okurede OH, Iroagba II (2006). Prevalence of Hepatitis B Virus Infection among pregnant women in an ante natal clinic in Port Harcourt, Nigeria Afr. J. Clin. Exper. Microbiol. 7(2):78 - 82.
  • Obi RK, Ojiako OA, Iroagba II (2006). Virucidal Potential of some edible Nigerian vegetables. Afr. J. Biotechnol. 5(9):1785 - 1788.
  • Obi RK, Ojiako OA, Iroagba II (2007). Prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among pregnant women in an ante natal clinic in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Afr. J. Biotechnol. 6(3): 533-536.
  • Ojiako OA, Obi RK, Nwanebu FC (2007). Pharmacologic evaluation of the activities of four traditional herbs on Onchocerca volvulus and Hookworms. International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences 3(2):146-152.
  • Obi RK, Nwanebu FC, Ndubuisi UU, Orji NM (2009). Antibacterial qualities and phytochemical screening of the oils of Curcubita pepo and Brassica nigra. J. Med Plant. Res. 3(5): 429-432.
  • Amadi AN, Iro OK, Obi RK, Amadi COA (2009). Effect of anti-retroviral therapy on work productivity of HIV/AIDS patients in Abia State, Nigeria. J. Appl. Biosci. 18: 976 – 982.
  • Orji NM, Anyaegbunam LC, Ezeigbo EU, Obi RK (2009). Prevalence of head lice (Pediculus humanus var capitis) among primary school children in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Biological and Environmental Sciences Journal for the Tropics 7(1): 1-4 .
  • Obi RK, Okangba CC, Nwanebu FC, Ndubuisi UU, Orji NM (2010). Premunition in Plasmodium falciparum malaria. African Journal of Biotechnology, 9(10): 1397- 1401.
  • Obi RK, Oyibo WA, Okangba CC, Nwanebu FC, Orji NM, Ndubuisi UU (2010). Human Adaptation to Parasitism. Asian J. Exp. Biol. Sci., 1(2): 262-270.
  • Obi RK, Orji NM, Nwanebu FC, Okangba CC, Ndubuisi UU (2010). Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases: the Perpetual menace. Asian J. Exp. Biol. Sci., 1(2): 271-282.
  • Obi RK, Oyibo WA, Okangba CC, Nwanebu FC, Oparaocha ET, Orji NM, Ndubuisi UU (2010). Concurrent Parasitosis in an Onchocerciasis Endemic Community. Asian J. Exp. Biol. Sci., 1(2): 283-287.
  • Oparaocha ET, Iroegbu OC, Obi RK (2010). Assessment of quality of drinking water sources in the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo state, Nigeria. Journal of Applied Biosciences 32: 1964 - 1976.
  • Obi RK, Okangba CC, Nwanebu, FC, Ndubuisi UU, Mgbemene IC, Braide W (2010). Relationship between HIV/AIDS and poverty: A case study of two cities in AbiaState, Nigeria. Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences 2(6): 356-360.
  • Chikwendu CI, Amadi ES and Obi RK (2010). Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from non-clinical urine samples. New York Science Journal, 3(11): 194-200.
  • Orji NM, Nwoke BE, Ukaga C, Obi RK, Anyaegunam L (2010). Studies on the local Names, knowledge, attitude, and practices of Loa loa infection in Okigwe Zone Of Imo State, Nigeria. XII International Congress of Parasitology Melbourne Australia 15th-20th August, 2010. Pp 181-185.
  • Obi RK, Nwanebu FC, Ndubuisi-Nnaji UU, Okangba CC, Braide W, Orji NM, Ukegbu AD, Ukegbu PO (2011). Endemicity of Lymphatic Filariasis in three Local Government Areas in Imo State, Nigeria. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 5(5): 875-879.
  • Obi RK, Nwanebu FC, Chikwendu CI, Ndubuisi-Nnaji UU, Okangba CC, Orji NM (2011). Concurrent Parasitosis in the Liver of Seropositive HIV Patients. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 5(5): 599-609.
  • Oyibo WA, Okangba CC, Obi RK, Nwanebu FC, Ojuromi T (2011). Diagnosis of intestinal cryptosporidiosis in Africa: Prospects and Challenges. Journal of Applied Biosciences, 40: 2599-2667.
  • Nwanebu FC, Ogbulie JN, Obi RK, Ojiako AO (2011). Chemical and silt-induced eutrophication syndrome at Otamiri River, Owerri, Nigeria. Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology 3(8): 358-361.
  • Nwanebu FC, Obi RK, Chikwendu CI, Okangba CC (2011). Implications of Parasitosis as a health-care index among indigenes of Umueze II Community, Ehime Mbano. International Journal of Environmental Health and Health Development; 12(2): 20-24.
  • Nwanebu FC, Obi RK, Ogbulie C, Nwachukwu IN, Chukwu FN (2011). Antimicrobial activity of leaf and root extracts of Vernonia amygdalina (Bitter leaf) on some bacterial isolates. International Journal of Health and Human Develpoment. 12(1): 51-59.
  • Nwanebu FC, Ojiako OA, Obi RK, Chikwendu CI, Igwilo CR (2011). Microbial succession in meat spoilage; International Journal of Environmental Health & Human Development 12 (1): 31-37.
  • Obi RK, Nwanebu FC, Ndubuisi-Nnaji UU, Onuoha LN, Chiegboka N (2011). Ethanolic extraction and phytochemical screening of two Nigerian herbs on pathogens isolated from wound infections. Pharmacie Globale (IJCP), 2(10): 1-5.
  • Okechukwu RI, Okereke JN, Onyedineke NE, Obi RK (2011). Microbial and nutritional qualities of mushroom. Asian J. Exp. Biol. Sci., 2(4): 746-749.
  • Tony-Chiegboka NA, Opara FN, Udoye AA, Obi RK, Okechukwu RI (2011). Studies On the prevalence and susceptibility pattern of malaria infection in young ABO Blood group patients attending the Federal Medical Center, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. International Journal, Environmental Health & Human Development, 12 (2): 14-19XP.
  • Obi RK and Nwanebu FC (2010). Prions and Prion Diseases. In Microbiology, 1st edition, Adegboro, B (ed). Ibadan University Press, Publishing House, University of Ibadan, Nigeria (41): 455-470.
  • Obi RK (2011). Antviral Potential of Vegetables: Can They Be Cost-Effective Agents For Human Disease? In, Nutrients, Dietry Supplements, and Nutriceuticals: Cost analysis Versus Clinical Benefits, 5th edition, Watson RR, Gerald JK, Preedy VR (eds). Humana Press c/o Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA, (44): 259-276.

Dr. Okorondu Sylvester Ifunanya

Lecturer I

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Biography

Biodegradation, the chemical dissolution of materials by bacteria or other biological means. Microbial biodegradation of pollutants has intensified in recent years as humanity strives to find sustainable ways to clean up contaminated environments. Dr S. I. Okorondu and Dr C. O. Akujobi have worked on the Effects of Animal Wastes Treatments of Diesel Polluted Soils on Hydrocarbon-Utilizing Microbial Counts and Oil Degradation among others. Fermentation of food is the process of converting carbohydrate sugar to alcohol and carbon dioxide or organic acids using yeasts, bacteria or a combination. Useful products such as ethanol and other alcohols are produced from fermentation of less expensive and readily available food materials. Dr S. I. Okorondu has worked on Ethanol Production from Cassava Medicinal plants are various plants used in herbalism that have medicinal values. More than 50% of the world’s population relies mainly on plants and plants extracts for health care. There is need for us to identify medicinal plants around us and make use of them in our health care as they do not have side effects as do chemically produced drugs. Dr S. I. Okorondu has done a lot of work on medicinal plants and their antimicrobial properties. Culture media are used to grow microorganisms in the laboratory. Efforts are been made to formulate culture media that could achieve desired result as the conventional media and at the same time less expensive. Recently, Dr S. I. Okorondu has worked on Gari extract agar as a culture media for mycological studies.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • Ph. D. Applied Microbiology, 2010

  • M. Sc. Industrial Microbiology, 1998

  • B. Tech. Industrial Microbiology, 1992

Membership of professional bodies

  • Quality Controller (Microbiology), EMCEEA Pharmaceutical Company, Mgbidi, Imo State, 1995-1996.
  • Field Officer, UNICEF Sponsored Project (Vitamin A Food Fortification Programme) 1996.
  • Marketing officer, Consolidated Estates Building Society Limited, Orlu (Mortgage Bankers)1998-2000.
  • Quality Controller (Microbiology), Afrik Pharmaceuticals Plc, Awo-Omamma, Imo State. 2000.
  • Member, Nigerian Society of Microbiology.
  • Member, Biotechnology Society of Nigeria.

Publications

  • Akujobi, C. O., Nwaugo, V. I., Abanno, U. N. and Okorondu, S. I. (2009). Effects of Animal Wastes Treatments of Diesel Polluted Soils on Hydrocarbon-Utilizing Microbial Counts and Oil Degradation. International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 5(2): 157-163.
  • Akujobi, C. O., Njoku, H. O., Abanno, N., Okorondu, S. I. and Ogbulie, J. N. (2009). Effect of Different Organic Nutrient Supplements on the Total Heterotrophic Counts and Diesel Oil Degradation in Diesel Polluted Soil. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences, 3(6): 1480-1490.
  • Akujobi, C. O., Odu, N. N., Okorondu, S. I. and Nwachukwu, I.N. (2010). Growth inhibition of Amp C B-lactamase producing Escherichia coli and Metallo B-lactamase producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa by components of Aloe vera. Current Trends in Microbiology, 6:35-40.
  • Akujobi, C. O., Odu, N. N. and Okorondu, S. I. (2012). Detection of Amp C Beta lactamase in clinical isolates of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella. African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology, 13:51-55.
  • Braide, W., Nwaoguikpe, R. N., Oranusi, S. E., Udegbunam, L. I., Akobundu, C., Okorondu, S. I. (2011). The effect of biodegradation on the nutritional composition and microbiology of an edible long-winged reproductive termite, Macroterms bellicosus. Smeathman. Internetl Journal of Food Safety, 13:107-114
  • Okorondu, S. I., Sokari, T. G., Okorondu, M. M. O., and Akujobi C. O. (2009). Phytochemical and Antibacterial Properties of Acalypha wilkesiana Plant. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture and Food Systems, 3(3): 208-211.
  • Okorondu, S. I., Sokari, T. G., Okorondu, M .M. O. and Chinakwe, E. C. (2009). Phytochemical and Antibacterial Properties of Acalypha hispida Leaves. International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 5(2): 191-194.
  • Okorondu, S. I., Sokari, T. G., Akujobi, C. O., and Braide, W. (2010). Phytochemical and Antibacterial Properties of Musa paradisiaca Stalk Plant. International Journal of Biological Science, 2(3): 128-132.
  • Okorondu, S. I., Nedosa, I. V., Wesley, B., and Akujobi, C. O. (2009). Ethanol Production from Cassava. Current Topic in Biotechnology, 5:65-70.
  • Okorondu, S. I., Aririatu L.E., Chinakwe E.C., and W. Braide. (2010). Antibacterial Properties of Picralima nitida Seed Extract. Current Trend in Microbiology, 6: 13-19.
  • Okorondu, S. I., Mepba, H. D., Okorondu, M. M. O. and Aririatu, L. E. (2010). Antibacterial Properties of Musa Paradisiaca Peel Extract. Current Trend in Microbiology, 6: 21-26
  • Okorondu, S. I., Sokari, T. G., Akujobi, C. O., and Ogbulie, J. N. (2011). Gari extract agar as a culture media for mycological studies. Current Topics in Biotechnology, 6:35-39
  • Okorondu, S. I. (2011). Evaluation of the Antifungal Properties of Picralima nitida Seed extracts. International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 7(1):41-46

Dr. Umeh Sarah I

Lecturer I

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Livestock production is perceived by the public to be potential food for the world’s needy people and also livestock are essential to developing sustainable agricultural systems in Third world countries. Sustainable animal production means that we are able to produce food animal and animal products without lasting damage to the environment which means essential elements like water, air and soil are left without dead loads and those by-products of animal production create no animal and human health risks through environmental protection and animal waste management. Animal agriculture is central to the economic vitality of many of our rural communities, but offsetting these social benefits of animal agriculture are the economic costs and potential public and environmental health risks associated with the storage and disposal of animal faeces (excrement and urine). In the rearing of domestic livestock on range or pasture, animal faeces may not be concentrated in one area as with confined livestock. These animals can also contaminate water by defecating in unprotected surface water, through surface runoff and as a result of seepage of water through soil that contains an excessive amount of animal faeces. The potential for this environmental pollution is present and growing because of the concentration of production into fewer large-scale units, not the increase in total numbers of animals. Large-scale production facilities have the potential to cause serious environmental contamination as a result of the amount of faeces produced at one site. Good management of animal wastes and a commitment to cost-effective environmental stewardship can go a long way towards reducing the potential public and environmental health risks associated with the storage and disposal of animal wastes. The trend in animal production has shown a dramatic shift in the last 50 – 60 years from small family farms and grazing operations toward large commercial confinement operations. The concentration of animals into confinement facilities poses many environmental challenges, among which pathogenic microorganisms of faecal orgin are of concern. Animal agriculture results in the production of copious amounts of manure much of which is ultimately used as fertilizer for crops or spread onto land. On a per weight basis, livestock animals produce between 13 and 25 times more manure than humans. Comparing the most recent U.S. census data and USDA livestock reports, it can be estimated that animals produce somewhere between 3 and 20 times more weight). Even moderate livestock operations can produce as much manure as a small sized city. There are a range of health hazards relating to livestock droppings owing to the presence of a wide range of bacteria and other organisms propagating in the guts and related tissues as well as glands of these farms animals. In developing countries like Nigeria, household subsistence farming is common which means that a large proportion of the population has close contact with food animals. These animals are important reservoirs of antimicrobial resistant organisms and therefore if resistant organisms are common in animals the chance that they will be transmitted to humans is more likely). In the report by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) 2007, it was stated that the world’s leading medical, agricultural and veterinary authorities reached a consensus that antimicrobial drug overuse in animal agriculture is contributing to human public health problems. Microbial studies showed that antimicrobial drug-resistant bacteria from farm animals not only infect humans but may transfer that resistance to other bacteria that colonize the human gut. The dozing of livestock animals with copious amounts of antimicrobial agents for growth promotion and prophylaxis may promote antimicrobial resistance in pathogens, increasing the severity of disease and limiting treatment options for sickened individuals. Livestock management, manure collection and storage, land application of manure, farm environmental management personal hygiene in the farms and recommendations on antimicrobial use. To enhance the hygienic level of livestock production in Nigeria or any other country the farmers and relevant stakeholders must be informed and sensitized on Good Management Practices to reduce farm pathogen levels thereby reducing the potential hazards and risks involved in transferring zoonotic pathogens of public health concern to humans.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • Ph.D., 2010, University of Port-Harcourt, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria .

  • M.S., 1985, Environmental Health, East Tennessee State University Johnson City, Tenn. U.S.A.

  • B.S., 1984, Microbiology, East Tennessee State University Johnson City, Tenn. U.S.A.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member, Nigerian Society for Microbiology.
  • Member, American Society for Microbiology.
  • Member, Nigerian Society for Safety Professionals.

Publications

  • Antibiotic- resistant Escherichia coli in a government piggery Farm in Owerri, Nigeria. C.O. Akujobi, J.N. Ogbulie, S.I. Umeh, N.U. Abanno. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci. 2(3): 363 – 367, 2008. Evaluation of Source Reduction Methods for Malaria Vector Control in selected States of the United State with Recommendations for Nigeria. S.I. Umeh. (2008). Journal for Advances in Science and Technology. Vol. 2(1) 1 – 62.
  • Occurrence and Antimicrobial Profile of Listeria monocytogenes in fresh feaces of livestock Animals. S.I.Umeh, G.S.C Okpokwasili. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology, (2009), Vol 23(1); 1866 – 1871.
  • Cold Enrichment Method for the Isolation of Yersinia entrocolitica from Pig, Cattle and Chicken Droppings. Umeh, S.I., Okpokwasili, G.S.C. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology, Vol. 22(1); 1625 – 1629, (2008).
  • Frequency and Distribution of Thermophilic Campylobacter species in Livestock Farms in Owerri Metropolis. Umeh, S.I., Okpokwasili, G.S.C. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology, Vol. 22(1); 1667 – 1672 (2008).
  • Seasonal Prevalence of Escherichia coli 0157: H7 in Ruminants and Non – ruminants and the Antimicrobial Resistance Profile of the Organisms from Different Sources. S.I. Umeh, G.S.C. Okpokwasili. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology, (2009) Vol. 23(1); 1849 – 1855.
  • Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Pregnant women at the outpatient Clinic of some governmental Hospitals in Imo State, Nigeria. C.O. Akujobi, J.N. Ogbulie, S.I. Umeh, N.U. Abanno, I.N. Nwachukwu. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci. 3(3); 617 – 622, (2009).
  • Bronchopulmonary Tuberculosis - Laboratory Diagnosis and Dots Strategy outcome in a Rural Community: A Retrospective Study by; Enwuru Chika Paulinus, Emeh Madubuike Samuel, Dr. Izuehie Ifeanyi Samson, Enwuru Christian Azubuike, Umeh Sarah I. Agbasi Uchenna Marcel. African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology. September 2009 ISBN 1595-689X VOL 10(3) Laboratory Diagnosis Of Malaria in Children Under Five Years in A Rural Community: Microscopy versus Malaria pf test ENWURU1, C.P., UMEH2, S.I., AGBASI,3 U.M., and EGBUOBI,4 R.C. 1. St Johns Lab Limited, Owerri, 2. Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, 3. Department of Science Lab Technology, Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, 4. Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria.

Dr. Abanno Ndidi Ugomma

Lecturer II

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The discharge of heavy metals in terrestrial eco-system has been of major environmental concern. These chemicals have adverse effect on microbial biomass and its activity, which play an important role in biological cycles of almost all the major plant nutrient cycling, soil nutrient cycling and in maintaining soil fertility. To monitor such negative effect on the ecology, microorganisms and enzymes are used. They are sensitive to heavy metal pollution and are known to be vital for the efficient functioning of any ecosystem, thus factors that affect their metabolism, distribution and abundance are of great concern. They are therefore used as early warning indicators of ecosystem stress. Monitoring microbial enzyme activities such as dehydrogenases, phosphatases, glucosidases and FDA has been known to be highly sensitive to metals and its assay a representation of the metabolic capacity of soil thus indicating soil microbial activities. The effect of heavy metal on soil has been found to be affected by the heavy metal, concentration of metal, time of exposure and soil type.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • Ph.D., 2012, Environmental Microbiology.

  • M.Sc., 2005, Industrial Microbiology.

  • B.Sc., 2000, Industrial Microbiology.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member, American Society for Microbiology (ASM).
  • Member, Society for Applied Microbiology (SFAM).
  • Member, Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM).
  • Member, Organization for Women in Science for Developing World (OWSDW).

Publications

  • AKUJOBI, C.O., OGBULIE, J.N., UMEH, S.I., ABANNO, N.U. and NWACHUKWU, I.N. Asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnant women at the outpatient clinic of some governmental hospitals in Imo State, Nigeria. International Journal of biological and Chemical sciences 2009. 3(3):617-622.
  • AKUJOBI, C.O., NJOKU, H.O., ABANNO, N.U., OKORONDU, S.I., and OGBULIE, J.N. Effect of different organic nutrient supplements on the total heterotropic counts and diesel oil degradation in diesel polluted soil. International Journal of biological and chemical sciences. 2009. 3(6):1480-1490.
  • AKUJOBI, C.O., NWUGO, V.I., ABANNO, N.U. and OKORONDU, S.I. Effects of animal waste treatments of diesel polluted soils on hydrocarbon- utilizing microbial counts and oil degradation. International Journal of biological and chemical sciences. 2009. 5(2):157-163.

Mrs. Nwogwugwu Ngozi Ursulla

Lecturer II

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I am delighted to give an account of my barely three-year experience as an Assistant lecturer. Since I joined the department, I have had the opportunity to interact with students, lecturers and other members of the University Community. In a developing country as Nigeria that I find myself, I wish to make a positive impact for the general well being of our population .Employing the characteristic attributes of microorganisms such as rapid multiplication has gone a long way in helping us better the society in which we live in. Metabolic products of microorganisms have been of use in the industry. Also microbiological methods of analysis and assessment have proven relevance in the control of major food borne illnesses. I am interested in the research on the metabolic processes and products of microorganisms that are beneficial to man, as well as the control of diseases of public health importance. I teach undergraduate students in the different aspects of microbiology.I am presently developing a proposal for my PHD work on the microbial production of bioethanol from cellulosic biomass and welcome collaborations from other scholars in this line of research. I will conclude that my stay has been a challenging, worthwhile and happy experience for me and my students. “I would like to achieve a balanced approach to teaching/ learning and ensure that students enjoy that experience. The learning experience should be enjoyable for all concerned”. “I like helping students reach their full potential”.


Mr. Opurum Christian C

Lecturer II

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Biography

Across the globe, mankind is producing more refuse than ever before, creating unprecedented problems to the environment. People in developed countries throw away mountains of thrash, likewise those in the third world countries. These mountains of thrash, with the offensive odour emanating from them constitute the major source of environmental pollution. Interestingly, it has been discovered that huge sum of revenue is lying beneath these mountains of thrash and these thrash can be converted to treasure. The demand for food, fuel and energy resources continues to increase worldwide currently, there are many international efforts aimed at finding renewable sustainable, and environmental - friendly solutions to these problems. In addition, climate change is a growing concern around the world and stakeholders are aggressively seeking energy sources and technologies that can mitigate the impact of global warming. Renewable energies (naturally replenished) have been identified as a prime source of ‘clean’ energy, as they emit few or no net GHGs (Green House Gases) into the atmosphere. As a result, it is necessary for both developed and developing countries to work hand-in-hand to find alternative energy sources and to spread their use. It is against this background that I initiated a research work on Anaerobic Digestion of Lignocellulosic Organic Wastes (Corn stover and Rice Straw) for Biogas Production.

Publications

  • Odibo, F.J.C. & Opurum, C.C. (2011). Purification and Some Properties of Thermostable Glucose- producing Amylase from a Bacillus sp. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology.
  • Nwakile,C.D., Uduma, E. O., Okechi, O.C., Opurum, C.C., Nwanyanwu, C.E. (2011). Microbial and Physicochemical Qualities of Selected Co - trimoxazole and Metronidazole Formulations in South Eastern Nigerian. Journal of Advanced Pharmacy Education & Research 2: 81 - 89 ISSN 2249-3379.
  • Agboke, A.A., Opurum, C.C., Attama, A.A., Ugwu, C.C., Momoh, A.A., (2011). Evaluation of the Anti- microbial Activities of Crude Extract of Cryptolepis Sanguinolenta leaf and its interaction with some Antibiotics Prime Research on Medicine (PROM) Vol. 1(8), pp. 233-238.
  • Agboke, A.A., Uduma, E.O., Opurum, C. C.,Ibezim, E.C. (2011). Evaluation of Microbiological Quality of some Soybean Milk Products consumed in Nigeria Prime Research in Medicine (PROME), vol.1 (2), Pp.025-030.
  • Osonwa, U. E., Agboke A.A., Amadi, R.C., Okorie, O., and Opurum, C. C. (2011). Bioequivalence studies on some selected brands of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride tablets in the Nigerian market with ciproflox® as innovator brand. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science 01 (06); 80-84.

Working Experience

  • Feron Jon Pharm. Industries Ltd, Mgbidi,Imo state.
  • Assistant Q/C Manager, Encristo Pharm. Industries Ltd, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria.
  • Microbiologists & Good manufacturing practice Officer,Helt Humania Pharm. Industries Ltd, Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria.
  • Quality Control Manager

Dr. Braide Wesley

Assistant Lecturer

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Dr. Wesley Braide has been researching into alternative source(s) of food rich in proteins , amino acids and other useful minerals and vitamins to solve the problem of food scarcity , safety and malnutrition especially in Africa and other underdeveloped countries. Enormous research in the nutritional qualities and microbiological characteristics of an edible larva of lepidopteran, Bunaea alcinoe has yielded fruitful results. The study explored the microbiological characteristics and nutritional quality of the ubiquitous larva of the emperor moth, B. alcinoe. The work showed that the larva of the edible lepidopteran contains all the essential amino acids and a very high level of protein (53.2%) as well as many genera of potentially pathogenic bacteria and moulds in the raw and traditionally processed forms, and therefore requires care in handling in order to minimize danger to the consumers. In particular, the presence of certain bacteria and fungi on the raw and processed larva has public health implications because of toxins associated with these organisms. The study also revealed that the microbial flora of the larva originated from the leaf microflora which serves as food for the larva. If carefully processed, the larvae holds potential as a highly nutritious and sustainable food source for man, particularly in mitigating the prevalent problems of protein energy malnutrition. These findings constitute an important contrition to knowledge.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • Ph.D., 2009, Applied Microbiology, Rivers State, University of Science and Technology.

  • M.Phil., 1997, Applied Microbiology, Rivers State University of Science and Technology.

  • B.Sc., 1990, Applied Biology (Microbiology option), Rivers State University of Science and Technology.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Mangrove Revegetation Studies (SPDC).
  • Environmental Engineering (EPNL, NAOC).
  • Environmental Studies.
  • Environmental Evaluation Reports/Studies (EPNL).
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Studies (SPDC)
  • Post-Impact Assessment Studies (Mobil, Chevron, SPDC).
  • Baseline Studies (EPNL, SPDC).
  • Waste Management (TPOCON).
  • Pest Control/Management (Chevron, Wilbros, NNPC, EPNL)
  • Treatment and Disposal of Lead Batteries (Topcopn, Warri).
  • Treatment and Rehabilitation of Dredge Spoils, Pilot Project, (SPDC, Port Harcourt).
  • Mangrove rehabilitation/Regeneration, Pilot Project, (EPNL, SPDC).
  • Treatment and Disposal of Drill Cuttings, (Chevron, Port Harcourt).
  • Proposal on Sewage/Sludge Treatment Plant (PTF, Abuja).
  • Proposal on Water Treatment Plant (PTF, Abuja).
  • Technical Proposal on Niger Delta Environmental Survey Phase II (NDES, Lagos).
  • Technical Proposal on Environmental Impact Assessment Studies of Seabed Survey (Topcon, Warri).
  • Technical Proposal on Post Impact Assessment Studies (SPDC, Port Harcourt.)
  • Technical Proposal on Environmental Impact Assessment Studies of DPR Requirement (SPDC, Port Harcourt.)
  • Technical proposal on Mangrove Revegetation (NAOC, Port Harcourt).
  • Waste Inventory Studies/Report (EPNL, Port Harcourt).
  • Technical Proposal on Environment Evaluation Report (EPNL, Port Harcourt).
  • Member, Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals (MNISP).
  • Member, Nigerian Environmental Society (MNES).
  • Member, Nigerian Society for Microbiology (MNSM).
  • Member, Nigerian Mycological Society (MNMS).
  • Member, American Society for Microbiology (MASM).

Publications

  • W. Braide., T.G.Sokari., R.N.Nwaoguikpe and S.I.Okorondu (2008). Microbes from soils associated with metamorphosing moth larvae. Current Trends in Microbiology, 4: 11-14.
  • R.N.Nwaoguikpe., E.U.N.Nwoke and W.Braide (2008). Antibacterial efficacy of the extracts of cinchona bark. Current Trends in Microbiology, 4: 97-102.
  • W.Braide., M.Mbata., R.N.Nwaoguikpe and A.T.Aniesona. (2009). Microbiological and proximate characteristics of an edible long-winged reproductive termites (Macroterms bellicosus Smeathman). Journal of Biological and Health Development, 2(1): 77-86.
  • R.N.Nwaoguikpe W.Braide (2009). Phytochemical analysis and the antisickling effects of the extracts of Ocimium gratissimium, Vernonia amygdalina and Solanum melongena. International Journal of Biosciences, 4(2): 43-51.
  • S.I.Okorondu., W.Braide., T.E.Ogbulie and C.O.Akujobi (2006). Antimicrobial and phytochemical properties of some traditional spices. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology, 20(3): 1301-1308.
  • R.N.Nwaoguikpe., O.A.Ojiako and W.Braide (2007). Nutritional evaluation of some edible vegetables and spices. Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 27(1): 157-162.
  • W.Braide., T.G.Sokari., A.D.Hart and R.N.Nwaoguikpe. (2009). Microbiology of the gut content of an edible caterpillar of an emperor moth, Bunaea alcinoe. Current Trends in Microbiology, 5:31-36.
  • O.C.Ikpeze., W. Braide and J.N.Ogbulie (2009). Antibacterial efficacy of the crude extracts of the ash of cincoma bark. In: Proceedings of the 5th National Conference of the Society for Occupational Safety and Environmental Health (SOSEH), November 11-14, 2009 at the Main Auditorium, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. pp 135-142.
  • W.Braide., T.G.Sokari and A.D.Hart. (2010). Nutritional quality of an edible Caterpillar of a lepidopteran, Bunaea alcinoe. Advances in Science and Technology, 4(1): 49-53.
  • S.I.Okorondu., T.G.Sokari., C.O.Akujobi and W.Braide. (2010). Phytochemical and antimicrobial properties of Musa paradisiaca stalk plant. International Journal of Biological Sciences, 2(3): 128-132.
  • R.N.Nwaoguikpe., W.Braide and T.I.N.Ezejiofor. (2010). The effect of aloe vera plant (Aleo barbadensis) extracts on sickle cell blood (hbss). African Journal of Food Science and Technology, 1(3): 58-63.
  • R.K.Obi., C.C.Okangba., F.C.Nwanebu., U.U.Ndubuisi., I.C.Mgbemene and W.Braide. (2010). Relationship between HIV/AIDS and poverty: A case study of two cities in Abia State, Nigeria. Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 2(6): 356-360.
  • S.I.Okorondu., I.V.Nedosa., B.Wesley and C.O.Akujobi. (2009). Ethanol production from cassava. Current Topics in Biotechnology, 5: 65-70.
  • S.I.Okorondu., L.E.Aririatu., E.C.Chinakwe and W. Braide (2010). Antibacterial properties of Picralima nitida seed extract. Current Trends in Microbiology, 6: 13-19.
  • W. Braide., C. Akobundu., R.N.Nwaoguikpe and L.C.Njiribaeko (2011). The use of extracts from four local Nigerian plants for the staining of selected bacteria and moulds. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 5(1): 82-89.
  • W. Braide and R.N.Nwaoguikpe (2011). Production of ethanol from cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta). International Journal of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 3(3): 64-66.
  • W. Braide and L.I.Udegbunam (2010). Microorganisms associated with the faecal droppings of the caterpillar of an emperor moth, Bunaea alcinoe. Current Trends in Microbiology, 4: 55-60.
  • W. Braide and R.N.Nwaoguikpe (2011). Assessment of microbiological quality and nutritional values of a processed edible weevil Caterpillar (Rhychophorus phoenicis) in Port Harcourt, Southern Nigeria. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences, 5(2): 410-418.
  • W.Braide., S. Oranusi., R.N. Nwaoguikpe., C. Akobondu and L.I.Udegbunam (2011). Cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta): An alternative raw material for vinegar production. Current Topics in Biotechnology, 6: 41-47.
  • W.Braide., S. Oranusi., R.N. Nwaoguikpe., C. Akobondu and L.I.Udegbunam (2011). Microbiological quality of an edible caterpillar of an emperor moth, Bunaea alcinoe, Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment, 3(5): 176-180.
  • W.Braide., T.G.Sokari., A.D.Hart , R.N.Nwaoguikpe and C. Akobondu. (2011).The nutritional status of seven species of plant leaves as food for an edible larva of a lepidopteran, Bunaea alcinoe. Trends in Entomology, 6: 89-94.
  • W. Braide., R.N. Nwaoguikpe ., S .E Oranusi., L.I.Udegbunam., C. Akobondu and S.I. Okorondu (2011). The effect of biodeterioration on the nutritional composition and microbiology of an edible long- winged reproductive termite Macroterms bellicosus. Smeathman. Internet Journal of Food Safety, 13:107-114
  • R.N.Nwaoguikpe. and W.Braide (2010). Some fruit juice as environmental sickling agents. World Journal of Medical Sciences, 5(4): 98-104.
  • R.N.Nwaoguikpe., W.Braide and C.O.Ujowundu (2011). The effect of processing on the proximate and phytochemical composition of Mucuna pruriens seeds (velvet Beans). Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 10(10): 947-951.
  • R.N,Nwaoguikpe., W.Braide and C.O.Ujowundu (2011). Biochemical composition and antimicrobial activities of seed extracts of Avocado (Persea americana). Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials, 3(7): 184-190.
  • S.Oranusi., S.A.Madu., W.Braide and I.O.Oguoma (2011). Investigation on the safety and priobiotic potentials of yoghurts sold in Owerri metropolis in Imo State, Nigeria. Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials, 3(6): 146-152.
  • R.N.Nwaoguikpe and W.Braide (2011). The effect of aqueous seed extracts of Persea americana (Avocado pear) and serum lipids and cholesterol levels in rabbit. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology Research, 1(2): 023-029.
  • W. Braide., S.U. Oranusi., C.K. Akaluka., R.N. Nwaoguikpe., C.I. Akobundu and N.I. Peter-Ikechukwu (2012). Antibacterial efficacy of crude and diluted honey on four wound isolates. Global Advance Research Journal of Microbiology, 1(1): 001-004.
  • W. Braide (2012). Perspective in the microbiology of the leaves of three plant species as food for edible caterpillar of an emperor moth. International Journal of Research in Pure and Applied Microbiology, 2(1): 1-6.
  • U.S. Oranusi and W. Braide (2012). A study of microbial safety of ready-to-eat foods vended on highways: Onitsha-Owerri, South east Nigeria. International Research Journal of Microbiology, 3(2): 066-071.

Barr. Oguoma Okechukwu I

Assistant Lecturer

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Biography

The Bursa of Fabricus which is an important tissue in the study of Gumboro disease in birds. This disease is highly contagious and affects young chickens, characterized by the destruction of the Lymphoid organs and particularly the Bursa of Fabricus, where ß-lymphocytes mature and differentiate, and causing immunnosuppression in birds. My special interests are in the control of Infectious Bursal Disease, immunnosuppression, immunological effects on the birds and in food microbiology.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member, American Society for Microbiology.
  • Member, Nigerian Society for Microbiology.
  • Member, Foundation for African Development through International Biotechnology [FADIB].

Publications

  • Oguoma, O.I., Ezeifeka, G.O., Egbuonu, A.V., Mbata, T.I and Amadi, E.S(2012). Effect of oral and intra-rectal infectious Bursal Disease Vaccination on immune response against Newcastle Disease in chicks. New York Science Journal;5(4).
  • Braide,W.,Oranusi,S.,Nwaoguikpe,R.N.,Akobondu,C.,Oguoma,O.I.,(2011).Cocoyam(Colocasia esculenta):An alternative raw material for vinegar production. Current Topics in Biotech.Vol.6,41-47
  • Braide, W.,Oranusi, S.,Udegbunam, L.I., Oguoma, O., Akobondu, C.,and Nwaoguikpe, R.N.,(2011).Microbiological quality of an edible caterpillar of an emperor moth,Bunaea alcinoe. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment.Vol.3(3)
  • Oranusi, S.,Madu, S.A., Braide, W., and Oguoma, O.I.,(2011).Investigation on the safety and probiotic potentials of yoghurts sold in owerri metropolis in Imo state Nigeria. Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials.Vol.3(6),146-152.
  • Amadi, E.S., Oguoma, O.I., Ibekwe, V.I., Abanobi, S.E., and Chikata, N.A. (2011). Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of coagulase negative Staphylococci isolated from Eziobodo community inhabitants. 19th Annual Conference of the Foundation for African Development through International Biotechnology. (FADIB); 9th -10th November, IMT, 2011 pp.7.
  • Amadi, E.S., Oladimeji, S.A. , Ononiwu, C.E., Aballa, N., Omale, J.J., Aneke, F.A., Oguoma, O.I, and Udoye, A. (2010). Prevalence of multi-drug resistant staphylococci among patients and work environment of a Dental institution and the effects of local plants. 34th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM), 18th -22nd October, FUTO 2010, pp. 156.
  • Ukoha, C.C., Ezeifeka, G.O., Oguoma, O.I and Amadi, E.S (2010). Effect of adjuvants on intramuscularly vaccinated broilers against Newcastle Disease virus. 34th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM), 18th -22nd October, FUTO 2010, pp.146.

Barr. Oguoma Okechukwu I

Assistant Lecturer

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Biography

The Bursa of Fabricus which is an important tissue in the study of Gumboro disease in birds. This disease is highly contagious and affects young chickens, characterized by the destruction of the Lymphoid organs and particularly the Bursa of Fabricus, where ß-lymphocytes mature and differentiate, and causing immunnosuppression in birds. My special interests are in the control of Infectious Bursal Disease, immunnosuppression, immunological effects on the birds and in food microbiology.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member, American Society for Microbiology.
  • Member, Nigerian Society for Microbiology.
  • Member, Foundation for African Development through International Biotechnology [FADIB].

Publications

  • Oguoma, O.I., Ezeifeka, G.O., Egbuonu, A.V., Mbata, T.I and Amadi, E.S(2012). Effect of oral and intra-rectal infectious Bursal Disease Vaccination on immune response against Newcastle Disease in chicks. New York Science Journal;5(4).
  • Braide,W.,Oranusi,S.,Nwaoguikpe,R.N.,Akobondu,C.,Oguoma,O.I.,(2011).Cocoyam(Colocasia esculenta):An alternative raw material for vinegar production. Current Topics in Biotech.Vol.6,41-47
  • Braide, W.,Oranusi, S.,Udegbunam, L.I., Oguoma, O., Akobondu, C.,and Nwaoguikpe, R.N.,(2011).Microbiological quality of an edible caterpillar of an emperor moth,Bunaea alcinoe. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment.Vol.3(3)
  • Oranusi, S.,Madu, S.A., Braide, W., and Oguoma, O.I.,(2011).Investigation on the safety and probiotic potentials of yoghurts sold in owerri metropolis in Imo state Nigeria. Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials.Vol.3(6),146-152.
  • Amadi, E.S., Oguoma, O.I., Ibekwe, V.I., Abanobi, S.E., and Chikata, N.A. (2011). Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of coagulase negative Staphylococci isolated from Eziobodo community inhabitants. 19th Annual Conference of the Foundation for African Development through International Biotechnology. (FADIB); 9th -10th November, IMT, 2011 pp.7.
  • Amadi, E.S., Oladimeji, S.A. , Ononiwu, C.E., Aballa, N., Omale, J.J., Aneke, F.A., Oguoma, O.I, and Udoye, A. (2010). Prevalence of multi-drug resistant staphylococci among patients and work environment of a Dental institution and the effects of local plants. 34th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM), 18th -22nd October, FUTO 2010, pp. 156.
  • Ukoha, C.C., Ezeifeka, G.O., Oguoma, O.I and Amadi, E.S (2010). Effect of adjuvants on intramuscularly vaccinated broilers against Newcastle Disease virus. 34th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM), 18th -22nd October, FUTO 2010, pp.146.

Mrs. Akaluka Cynthia Kelechi

Graduate Assistant

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Biography

Microbiologists have been faced with many exciting and important challenges such as finding new ways to identify and combat diseases, use microorganisms in biogas production as well as reduce pollution. Miss Akaluka has keen interest in employing microorganisms in bioremediation to reduce pollution and in biotransformation of waste into beneficial materials for agriculture. She is also interested in the use of natural sources as alternatives to synthesized antibiotics in the treatment of diseases.

Academic and Professional Qualification

Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State(2008/2009).

Honours

  • Mrs Margret Nwaiwu’s prize for the Best Graduating Student of the Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria (2008/2009).
  • Federal University of Technology Owerri Women Association (FUTOWA) prize for the Best Graduating Female Student in Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria (2008/2009).
  • Dean’s prize for the Best Graduating Student in School of Science, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria (2008/2009).
  • University’s prize for the overall Best Graduating Student in Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria (2008/2009).

Publications

Braide, W., Oranusi, S. U., Akaluka, C. K., Nwaoguikpe, R. N., Akobondu, C. I. and Peter-Ikechukwu, N. I. (2012). Antibacterial Efficacy of Crude and Diluted Honey on Four Wound Isolates. Global Advanced Research Journal of Microbiology. 1(1):001-004.

Working Experience

  • Assistant Laboratory Technologist (NYSC), Department of Microbiology, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State (March 2011-July 2011).
  • Assistant Microbiologist (Industrial Training), Fidson Healthcare Plc, 38 Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Sango-Ota, Ogun State (June 2008-December 2008).

Mr. Anyanwu Valentine Enyinna

Graduate Assistant

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Biography

Microorganisms are undoubtedly a unique and astonishing gift of nature to Man. Though microbes could be double faced in their functions, it is an established fact that they could be explored to better Human existence. The use of these organisms and their metabolites in Biosynthesis, Biotransformation, Biodegradation and Enhanced Oil Recovery are few of such positive exploration of Microbes. Interestingly, these Organisms could be manipulated at the gene level and through process optimization for better results. Mr. Anyanwu’s research interests are centered at exploring and manipulating Microorganisms for real time Industrial, Environmental, Pharmaceutical and Medical advances that will result into a scientific patent, advancement and revolution. Finally, newer systems, aspects, fields and research approaches in reference Nanotechnology, Quorum sensing, Micromanipulation and Bioinformatics have gained popularity. A loop into these will have outstanding and endless possibilities.

Honours

  • Best Departmental Student of Microbiology, Imo State University, Owerri – 2006/2007.
  • Dean’s Award of Academic Excellence, Imo State University, Owerri – 2006/2007.
  • Vice Chancellor’s Award of Academics Excellence, Imo State University, Owerri – 2006/2007

Membership of professional bodies

Member, Nigerian Institute of Management.

Publications

  • Nwachukwu, M.I., Uwaezuoke, J.C., Nwachukwu, I.O., Ukaga, C.N. and Anyanwu, V.E. (2009). Phytochemical analysis and antimicrobial activities of extracts of Calyces of Hibiscus sabdariffa var. altissima on Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. Nig. J. Microbiol. 23(1): 1892 – 1896.
  • Nwachukwu, M.I, Ukaga, C.N., Udujih, O.S., Anyanwu, V.E. and Nwachukwu, O.I. (2009). Phytochemical screening and antibacterial effect of Urtica dioica (Stinging Nettle) leaf extract on Staphylococcus aureus. J. Bio. Environ. Sci. 3: 17 – 19.
  • Nwachukwu, M.I., Uwaezuoke, J.C., Eziuzor, S.C., Nwachukwu, I.O., and Anyanwu, V.E. (2010). Effect of Nickel toxicity on mixed Microbial population from New Calabar River, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Int. Sci. Res. J. 2: 6 – 9.

Mrs. Onyemekara Nnenna Nelly

Graduate Assistant

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Biography

Am honored to recount my experience for the past few years In FUTO. Since my arrival, i have had ample opportunities to meet and interact not only with staff but also students from different backgrounds. My interest in Microbiology sparked off through watching documentaries. I was fascinated with microbes, their existence, and ability to cause so much harm to their host but above all the possibility of harnessing them for use in medicine, agriculture and industry. Microbiology is a vast subject that many researchers have delved into yet there is still a lot to be learnt about. I have been involved in carrying out the practical (Laboratory) aspect of Microbiology. Demonstrating how microbes impact on human health, establish and multiply in the host body and evolve into diseases -pathogenesis. ‘I want to directly influence my Students’ interest in the Microbial world’

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • B.Sc., Imo State University Owerri, Imo State.

  • M.SC., Federal University Of Technology, Owerri, Imo State (In View).

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member,Nigerian Society for Microbiology, NSM.
  • Member,American Society for Microbiology, ASM.
  • Member,Society for Applied Microbiology, sfam.
  • Member,Science Association of Nigeria, SAN.
  • Member,Renewable and Alternative Energy of Nigeria,RAEN.
  • Member,Third World Organization for Women in Science, TWOWS.

Publications

  • The Microbiology and Proximate Assay of A Novel Weaning Food-‘DUPAP’. JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 2:2. (In Press).
  • A Prospective Study of the Concurrent Occurrence of Three Borne Viral Pathogens among Pregnant Women Attending Ante – Natal Care, At Federal Medical Centre, Owerri. Journal of Public health and Epidemiology (in press).

Mr. Osobase Egbadon Emmanuel

Graduate Assistant

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Biography

Waste water generation from municipal and domestic sources have negative effects on man and his environment especially when they are disposed into areas without proper treatment due to high cost of treatment. This causes serious public-health concerns on both aquatic habitat resulting in the death of aquatic animals and plants and this will in turn result in economic consequences. Bioelectricity generation using the technology of Microbial Fuel Cell technology offers a cost-effective way to treat wastewater. Mr Egbadon Emmanuel’s research is centered on ways to better exploit microorganism to treat wastewater and also generate electricity, by exploiting ways through which microbes can increase in biomass and biofilm formation and also exploit ways to increase exflux of electrons from microorganisms to electrode surfaces. Mr. Egbadon Emmanuel believes that in the near future the technology of Microbial fuel cell will serve to provide better, cost-effective ways of treating different wastewater and possibly as a source of cheap electricity.

 

Honours

  • Best Graduating Student, Department of Microbiology, 2010
  • Recipient of the Mrs Margaret Nwaiwu’s award for the best graduating student of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri. 2010

Membership of professional bodies

  • Graduate member, Nigeria Institute Management (NIM)
  • Member Nigeria Society Microbiology
  • Member American Society of Microbiology

Publications

Amadi, E.S., Oguoma, O.I., Ibekwe, V.I., Abanobi, S.E., Chikwendu, C.I., and Egbadon, O.E. (2013). Prevalence and the effect of plant extracts on community associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in owerri, Imo state, Nigeria. Journal of Research in Biology, 3 (4): 967-976