School of Biological Science (SOBS)

School of Biological Sciences (SOBS) constitutes various fields of coordinated studies aimed at harvesting the natural biological capabilities of living organisms. The School of Biological Sciences comprises of Department of Biochemistry that studies the natural constitution of living matter and maintenance of living of life in organisms, department of Biotechnology that focuses in developing and improving products and processes made from or for living systems and department of microbiology that studies microorganism and their applications and implications in health and the environment. Department of Forensic Science focuses on the deployment of scientific investigations and other logical methodologies in settling disputes and solving crimes with tasks involving collection and preservation of materials (such as trace/contact evidence from crime scenes), laboratory analysis of samples, accurate interpretation of results and testifying as an expert witness in a court of law.

Indeed, the study of life sciences can take up, most of the productive years of individuals involving fields and laboratory studies.

Administrative Structure

The SOBS is administered through the committee system. The most important of the committees is the School Board of Studies which is a committee of all academic staff with the Dean of SOBS as chairman. The School Board of Studies is responsible for all decisions making in the school of the SOBS and is responsible to the senate of the University.

The philosophy of the School of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Technology Owerri is to provide adequate opportunity and in-depth training to expose students in Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology and Forensic Science. This is with a view to equipping the students in inter-disciplinary research work in the natural sciences. The emphasis of the school of Biological Sciences is on developing the skills and knowledge necessary for application in natural science challenges including Bio-engineering, Bio-physics, Biostatics and production processes.

  1. To expose students to a wide knowledge of natural sciences foundation and the required practical skills.
  2. To provide training and appreciation of inter and multi-disciplinary study to the solution of natural science challenges.
  3. To develop in students an appreciation of biological science approach in Industrial, economic, environmental, technological and social improvement.
  4. To adequately train students on the principles and procedures of inter-disciplinary research work in natural sciences.
  5. To develop in students an appreciation of achieving, stimulating and satisfying experience of studying and learning.

To produce world-class graduates with exceptionally high competences in Biological Sciences, technology and entrepreneurship, to the benefit of Nigeria and the world at large.

To engender technologically and practically oriented training in Biological Sciences geared towards enhancing creativity, self-employment, and transformation of the national economy.

Chinwe Sylvanus Alisi

Chinwe Sylvanus Alisi was born on the 29th day of June, 1970 to Late Francis and Florence Alisi of Umuezeala, Amuzu Amaimo in Ikeduru Local government Area of Imo State, Nigeria. He started his primary education at Amuzu community School Amaimo and thereafter attended Ugiri-ike community secondary school Ugiri-ike both in Ikeduru local government area of Imo State. In 1987 he proceeded to the University of Nigeria Nsukka to study his favorite course Biochemistry. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Biochemistry (2010) and a Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in industrial Biochemistry (2001) from the Federal University of Technology Owerri. He Holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Biochemistry (1991) from the University of Nigeria Nsukka and a certificate in Computer Operations from Data Technology College. He completed the Research Ethics Training Curriculum (RETC) of the Family Health International (fhi360) on June 7, 2017. He completed the Project management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) curriculum of the project management International in 2019. He is a Professor of Biochemistry at the Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Technology Owerri where he has served as a Faculty Board member in the School of Biological Sciences since January 2002.

Prof Chinwe Alisi is Research Consultant for Silverpresh Laboratories Ltd. He has over 60 peer reviewed Research articles in peer-reviewed international journals to his credit, and has shown sufficient interest in Medicinal plant research, Raw materials, Radiation and health and Environmental Biochemistry. He is a member of Bio-fuels research group with interest on Production of Bio-diesel with higher efficiency using Domestic Wastes as raw materials. He is a member of the Functional Foods Research group and has partnered the Radiation and Health Physics research group in a search for the protection of Albinos against UV-radiations from the Sun. He is Editor, Journal of Research in Biochemistry. He has supervised some PhD and M.Sc students in Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Biomedical Technology Departments.

Prof. Alisi is a member of Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB), Member Nigeria Society for Biological Conservation, Member Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria (ISMN), a member of the University Senate, Chairman Committee for establishment of Centre for Biotechnology and Molecular Biology (CBMB) which attracted TETFund / NUC approvals, Chairman Research Ethical Committee (REC) and Associate Dean, School of Biological Science, Federal University of Technology Owerri (2016-till date). He is a member of the management team for the African Centre of Excellence in Future Energies and Electrochemical System (ACE-FUELS) where he serves as Research Coordinator.

Associate Dean, School of Biological Science
B.Sc (Nig), M.Sc, Ph.D (FUTO), mNSBMB, mISMN, mNSBC
Professor of  Biochemistry
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