Reader & HOD, Science Laboratory Technology Dept.

Dr Sylvia O. Anyadoh-Nwadike

Dr Sylvia Onyinyechi Anyadoh-Nwadike


B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD, FIPMD


AnyadohNwadikeSylvia Onyinyechi (PhD, FIPMD; Fellow, institute of policy management and development) is a Reader (Associate Professor) in the Department of Biotechnology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo  State. She is currently the Head of Science Laboratory Technology Department, FUTO.  She holds a B.Sc. Hons. in Microbiology, M.Sc. and PhD in Pharmaceutical  Microbiology.  Her current research interest is on Genetic profiling of Multidrug-Resistant Microorganisms and the molecular mechanisms of drug resistance of locally isolated microorganisms to specific antibiotics.  She also has a special interest in the identification and isolation of antimicrobial substances from plants. 

Dr Sylvia also holds national and international certificates in various professional areas such as Bioethics, Genomics, Science Communication. She is a consultant on Effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (EWASH).

She has been lecturing at the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria since 2005.  She is a member of many professional and non-professional bodies such as Nigerian Society for Microbiology, Consortium of Universities on Global Health, Women in Global Health, Organization for Women in Science in the developing world, International Research and Development Institute, Catholic Graduates Association etc.  She has published in several national and international journals. She has also acted as guest editor to a special issue of the Science Journal of Public Health.

Aside from academic endeavours, she also indulges in community development working as a resource person and guest speaker in several issues especially concerning women, youths and children.