Dr. OGUEKE CHIKA CRESCENCE

B Sc., M Sc., PhD.

Dr OguekeDr. OGUEKE CHIKA CRESCENCE

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Contact Information

chikaogueke@futo.edu.ng

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • BSc., 1990, Microbiology, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
  • MSc., 1997, Industrial Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
  • Ph.D., 2009, Industrial Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member, Nigerian Society for Microbiology
  • Member, Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology
  • Member, American Society for Microbiology.

Publications

  • Ogueke, C. C. and Nwagwu, A. E. 2007. Comparative Study of Melon Seeds (Citrullus vulgaris) Fermented with Mixed Cultures and Pure Cultures of Bacteria Isolated From Ogiri Egusi. Life Science Journal. 4(4): 41 – 46.
  • Ogueke, C. C. 2008. The Effect of Metabolites of Lactobacillus sp. in Fermented Milk on the Growth of hospital Isolates of E. coli. Life Science Journal. 5(1): 90 – 94.
  • Okoli C.G., Ihediohanma, N.C. and Ogueke, C.C. 2009. Microbial Quality Assessment of Industrial and Home Made Fast Food Pastries Sold in Owerri Nigeria. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development. 11(2): 67 – 70.
  • Ogueke, C.C., Nwosu, J.N., Owuamanam, C.I. and Iwouno, J.O. 2010. Ugba The Fermented African Oil Bean Seeds; its Production, Chemical Composition, Preservation, Safety and Health benefits. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. 13(10): 489-496.
  • Ogueke, C.C., Owuamanam, C.I., Ihediohanma, N.C. and Iwouno, J.O. 2010. Probiotics and Prebiotics: Unfolding Prospects for Better Human Health. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition. 9(9): 833-843.
  • Ogueke, C.C., Chikwendu, C.I., Iwouno, J.O. and Ogbulie, J.N. 2010. Effect 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.
  • Owuamanam, C.I., Ogueke, C.C., Achinewhu, S.C. and Barmalaa, I.S. 2011. Quality Characteristics of Gari as Affected by Preferment Liquor, Temperature and Duration of Fermentation. American Journal of Food Technology. 6(5): 374-384.
  • Nwosu,J.N., Ogueke, C.C., Owuamanam, C.I. and Onuegbu, N. 2011. The effect of storage conditions on the proximate and rheological properties of soup thickener Brachystegia enrycoma (Achi). Report and Opinion. 3 (5): 52 – 58.
  • C.C. Ogueke, C.I. Owuamanam, A.I. Peter-Ikechukwu and I. Ahaotu. 2011. Use of starter cultures and broth cultures of Bacillus subtilis in the fermentation of melon seeds (citrullus vulgaris) for ogiri egusi production. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology (In Press, accepted for publication). Manuscript No. BJM – 3585.

Working Experience

  • 1995 – 1999. Reagan Remedies Ltd. Owerri, Nigeria. (Microbiologist)
  • 1995 – 2002. Reagan Remedies Ltd. Owerri, Nigeria. (Microbiologist/Quality Control Manager)
  • Assistant Lecturer, Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. January, 2002 – September, 2005.
  • Lecturer II, Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. October, 2005 – September, 2008.
  • Lecturer I, Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. October, 2008 – September, 2011.
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. October, 2011 – September, 2014.
  • Reader, Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. October, 2014 – Date.
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