Assistant Chief Technologist, Microbiology Department

Dr Chinwe C. Eze

Dr Chinwe Catherine Eze

Assistant Chief Technologist

B.Sc. (Industrial Microbiology), MBA (Management), MPH (Public   Health), M.Sc. (Environmental Management), PhD (Public Health and Parasitology)


A Technologist in public Health Microbiology and an Environmentalist with over 15 years’ experience in a wide variety of laboratory and field techniques, responsible for the day to day operations and maintenance of laboratory equipment used to perform tests, record test results and maintain highly accurate records for research, prevent, track, control and prevent tropical diseases, monitor environmental issues especially pollution, solid waste and energy, a specialist devoted to the implementation of existing technology in microbiology, Public health and the environment with publications in research journals.


Academic Qualifications

List of Academic & Professional Qualifications with dates

  • (PhD) Public Health and Parasitology, Department of Biological Sciences,  Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu  Anambra State University, Uli)  March 2018-date
  •  Master of Public Health (MPH), (Department of Public Health), School of Health Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria,  December   2015-2017
  •  M.Sc.  Environmental Management, (Department of Environmental Technology), School of Environmental  Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Nigeria Dec 2018-2020
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Management, (Department of Financial Management) School of Management Technology. Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria,2012- 2014
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)   Industrial Microbiology, Imo State University, Nigeria, (1996- 2000)
  • West African School Certificate (WASC O’Level), Queen of the Holy Rosary College, Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria (June 1993).

Membership of Professional bodies

  • Associate Member:  Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM)
  • Full Member: Society of Applied Microbiology (SFAM)
  • Member: Parasitology and Public Health Society of Nigeria
  • Member: Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM)
  • Member: Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OSDW).
  • Member: American Society for Microbiology. (ASM)
  • Member: Nigerian Environmental Society(NES)
  • Member: Parasitology and Public Health Society of Nigeria (PPSN)

Course code and courses assigned for practical and Briefing

LevelFirst semesterSecond semester
Gen. Microbiology 1MCB 201Gen. Microbiology11MCB 202
BacteriologyMCB 301Pharmaceutical MicrobiologyMCB 302
MCB 303Food MicrobiologyMCB 304
Analytical Microbiology/Quality ControlMCB 401Microbial Growth and Growth KineticsMCB 306
Virology/ Tissue CultureMCB 403Genetic EngineeringMCB 308
Microbial Physiology and MetabolismMCB 405
Plant MicrobiologyMCB 407
Genetic EngineeringMCB 409
Pathogenic MicrobiologyMCB 411
Industrial Microbiology/Biotechnology 1MCB 501Industrial Microbiology/Biotechnology 1MCB 502
Immunology/ImmunochemistryMCB 503Microbial EcologyMCB 504
Environmental Microbiology & Microbial EcologyMCB 509Soil MicrobiologyMCB 506
Principles of Epidemiology & Public HealthMCB 515
Biodegradation and BioremediationMCB 519

Work Experience

  • Data Manager/research assistant: Assessment of Hypertension and Practice of Doctors and Health workers in the Local Governments.  A Part of the project that seeks to learn more on the prevention of Hypertension in the Rural Communities, An IT Community work Experience Organized by CHIDICON.
    • Duties:  Data management, coding and entry for baseline Hypertension Management Survey  –  1998


  • Laboratory Analyst: (Microbiology Department).
    • Duties include Running Microbiological tests and compilation of patients’ tests results, keeping proper records and participating in community development activities, these being part of the primary assignment during the one-year National Youths Service Corps, at General Hospital Owerri. Jan – December 2002.


  • Laboratory Technologist II (Microbiology department) Federal University of Technology, Owerri October 2005-October 2009
  • Laboratory Technologist 1(Microbiology department) Federal University of Technology, Owerri October 2009-October 2012
  • Senior Technologist (Microbiology department) Federal University of Technology, Owerri October 2012-October 2015
  • Principal Technologist (Microbiology department) Federal University of Technology, Owerri.October 2015-October 2018
  • Assistant Chief Technologist (Microbiology department) Federal University of Technology, Owerri. October 2018 to date.
    • Duties include: 
    • Preparation of media, specimens, samples and reagents for use in performing bacteriological and chemical tests, ensuring effective use of resources
    • Participation in research work and disseminating research findings
    • Assist in assessment and procurement of new laboratory equipment;
    • Indenting supply and recording of laboratory stores and equipment, ensuring the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced
    • Carrying out maintenance, upkeep, servicing and operation  of laboratory equipment and supplies, paying attention to detail
    • Briefing and marking of practical
    • keeping up to date with technical developments, especially those which can save time and improve reliability; building and promoting partnerships across labs
    • Ensuring strict safety procedures, safety checks, proper laboratory methods  and safety precautions are used and followed
    • Providing advice assistance to students during practical activities and support to students during practical and project work
    • Researching on  a variety of Tropical diseases  and conditions,
    • Assist in training of subordinate staff and in staff improvement activities by answering questions and performing a variety of tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility promoting innovation and organizational learning.
    • Assist in developing, writing and updating laboratory SOP’s and approved procedures
    • Advocacy and Development of Networks
    • Serving  in Departmental committees, respecting and promoting cultural differences
    • Conducting different microbiological tests/methods and interpretation of results for accurate identification of agents.
    • Designing and convening Laboratory modules, and providing supervisory support to students writing dissertations

Research interest

  • Environmental Microbiology: Focusing on the influence of the environment on human health and controlling such influences through prevention and intervention strategies, predicting and manipulating microbial community with a goal towards protecting and sustaining human and environmental health.
  • Public Health Microbiology: Investigating areas of health systems and evaluation of health programs/interventions.  Disease-specific research, mainly on Malaria and HIV/AIDS, designing, conducting and analysing surveys. Current research is on Public Health Impact and Risk Factors Associated with Uterine Leiomyomata among Women in Imo State, Nigeria.


SERIAL NOTITLEAuthorsYear of publication
1Trial error and outlier in agricultural experiment data and their handlingNgwuta, A. A., Peter-Onoh, C. A., Awurum, A. N., Ogoke, I. J., Okoli, E. E., Orji, J. O., and Eze, C. C.Nigerian Journal of Agriculture, Food and Environment. 12(2):144-148 2016
2In vitro assessment of tricalcium phosphate solubilizing potential of bacterial species isolated from a tropical soilC. E. Nwanyanwu, C. C. Eze, C. C. Opurum and C. I. AkobunduInternational Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences 9(2):80-85, 2013
3Awareness and the use of insecticide-treated nets for Malaria control in Amainyi Ihitte-Uboma LGA, Imo State. NigeriaNwoke E. A; Eze C. and Ibe S.N.O.International journal of science and research Methodology
Human Journals Research Article April 2017 Vol.:6, Issue:2
4Microbial contamination of drug dispensing bottles used in hospitalsW.Braide, P.B. Lugbe, I.L Nwosu, I.N Awurum, C. Eze and O.I UgwuotiWorld journal of medicine and Medical Science
Vol1, No 1 May 2013, PP: 01-102013
5Effect of palm oil mill effluent on microbial composition in soil samples in Imo stateEze Catherine Chinwe, Njoku J. D.International Journal of Environmental and Ecological Engineering Vol:2, No:2, 2015
6Screening of a flocculent-producing bacterial strain and optimization of its cultural conditionsC. E. Nwanyanwu, C. C. Opurum, V. Anyanwu, C. I. Akobundu and C. C. EzeInternational Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences
9(2):80-85, 2013