Dr. Wesley Braide

B Sc., M Phil., PhD.

Dr Wesley Braide

Dr-Braide

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B.Sc., M.phil., PhD

Email: wesleybraide2005@yahoo.com, braide.wesley@futo.edu.ng

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Dr Wesley Braide has been researching into the 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.

Dr Wesley Braide has been researching on an alternative source of bioethanol production using cheap agricultural wastes. This initiative drives home the use of local contents in the production of useful industrial products engineered by microorganisms. Summary of the process is discussed below.

Global depletion of fossil fuels, rising fuel prices, environmental concerns, competition with food sources and pressures for oil independence are creating a strong market for biofuels. Therefore, to meet the increasing demand for alternative biofuels, other bioethanol sources, asides those used for food such as biomass wastes need to be exploited. Modernization has opened up access to efficient utilization of agro-industrial by-products, aiming at the obtainment of value-added products like biofuels, biochemicals and biomaterials. Bioprocessing of agro-industrial residues can help solve environmental problems associated with the disposal of these materials. Bioethanol fermentation is a biochemical process that is brought about by the action of yeast (Saccharomyces species) through a process that transforms the natural sugar present in any starchy material into alcohol with the evolution of carbon dioxide (CO2) under controlled environmental conditions.

 


Educational Qualification:

  • B.Sc., 1990, Applied Biology (Microbiology option), Rivers State University of Science and Technology
  • MPhil., 1997, Applied Microbiology, Rivers State University of Science and Technology
  • PhD, 2009, Applied Microbiology, Rivers State, University of Science and Technology

Research Interests:

Food and Industrial Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Applied Microbiology

Position & Responsibilities:

  • Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, School of Biological Science,  Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria,
  • PG coordinator, Member, Departmental SERVICOM board
  • Member Departmental Post Graduate Committee*
  • Member Departmental Internal Examiner

Membership of Professional Association

  • 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)

PUBLISHED JOURNAL ARTICLES

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. R.N. Nwaoguikpe and W. Braide (2009). Phytochemical analysis and the antisickling effects of the extracts of Ocimum gratissimium, Vernonia amygdalina and Solanum melongena. International Journal of Biosciences, 4(2): 43-51.
  4. SJ.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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 EnvironmentalHealth (SOSEH), November 11-14, 2009 at the Main Auditorium, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. pp 135-142.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. R. K. Obi., F.C. Nwanebu., U.U. Ndubuisi-Nnaji., C.C. Okangba., W. Braide., N.M. Orji., A.D. Ukegbu and P.O. Ukegbu (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.
  13. S.1. Okorondu., L.V. Nedosa., B.Wesley and C.O. Akujobi. (2009). Ethanol production from cassava. Current Topics in Biotechnology, 5: 65-70.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. W. Braide., R.N. Nwaoguikpe., S.U Oranusi., L.I.Udegbunam., C. Akobondu and S.1. 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.
  23. R. N. Nwaoguikpe and W. Braide (2010). Some fruit juice as environmental sickling agents. World Journal of Medical Sciences, 5(4): 98-104.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. S. Oranusi., S.A. Madu., W. Braide and 1.O. Oguoma (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.
  27. 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 a rabbit. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology Research, 1(2): 023-029.
  28. 28. W. Braide., S.U. Oranusi., C. K. Akaluka., R. N. Nwaoguikpe., C.1. Akobundu and 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.
  29. 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.
  30. W. Braide., I. J. Odiong and S. Oranusi (2012). Phytochemical and Antibacterial properties of the seed of watermelon (Citrullus lunatus). Prime Journal of Microbiology Research, 2(3): 99-104.
  31. U. S. Oranusi., W. Braide and G. A. Osigwe (2012). Investigation on the microbial profile of canned foods. Journal of Biological and Food Science Research, 1(1): 15-18.
  32. U. S. Oranusi and W. Braide (2012). Microbiological safety assessment of apple fruits (Malus Domestica. Borkh) sold in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. Advanced Journal of Food Science and Technology, 4(2): 97-102.
  33. U.S. Oranusi and W. Braide (2012). A study of microbial safety of ready-to-eat foods vended on highways: Onitsha-Owerri, Southeast Nigeria. International Research Journal of Microbiology, 3(2): 066-071.
  34. W. Braide., S. Oranusi and A.1. Peter-Ikeckukwu (2012). Perspective in the hurdle techniques in the preservation of a non-alcoholic beverage, zobo. African Journal of Food Science and Technology, 3(3): 46-52.
  35. R. N. Nwaoguikpe and W. Braide (2012). The antisickling effects of some micronutrients and antioxidant vitamins in sickle cell disease management. Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, 3(5): 334-340.
  36. R. N. Nwaoguikpe., W. Braide and C. O. Ujowundu (2012). Phytochemicals, minerals, vitamins and antioxidant compositions of three Nigerian medicinal plants, Instasci Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Research, 2(2): 50-57
  37. R. N. Nwaoguikpe., C. O. Ujowundu and W. Braide (2012). Phytochemical and Biochemical Compositions of African walnut (Tetracarpidium conophorum). Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, 20 (09): 1-5.
  38. U. S. Oranusi, W. Braide, H. O. Nezianya (2012). Microbiological and chemical quality assessment of some commercially packed fruit juices sold in Nigeria. Greener Journal of Biological Sciences, 2 (2): 001-006.
  39. Oranusi, S., Wesley, B, and Etinosa-Okankan, O. J (2013). Prevalence of geohelminths on selected fruits and vegetables sold in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. African Journal of Food Science and Technology, 4(2): 35-43.
  40. W. Braide., Oranusi, S. U and Otali, C. C (2012). Microbiological status of processed fruit juice sold in the commercial city of Onitsha. Scholarly Journal of Biological Science, 1(3) 25-30.
  41. Oranusi, S., Braide, W and Oguoma, O. I. (2013). Antifungal properties of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolated from Ricinus communis, Pentaclethra macrophylla and Yoghurts. Global Advanced Research Journal of Food Science and Technology, 2(1): 001-006.
  42. W. Braide, S. U. Oranusi., C. I Akobondu, C. Chike-Reginald, R. N. Nwaoguikpe, I.U. Offor-Emenike, I. L. Nwosu and L.B. Popgbara (2013). Evaluation of the Microbiological Status and Antibacterial Susceptibility Pattern of Some Herbal Remedies Administered Orally in Nigeria. Research Journal in Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2(1): 35-42.
  43. W. Braide., I. L. Nwosu., I. U. Offor-Emenike., L.B. Popgbara., I. N. Awurum (2012). Microbial quality of some topical pharmaceutical products sold in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria. International Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 2(4): 26-37.
  44. W. Braide, S.U. Oranusi and C. C. Otali (2012). Nutritional, anti-nutritional, minerals and vitamin compositions of fourteen brands of fruit juice sold in Onitsha main market FS J Res Basic and App Sci, 1(3): 1-6.
  45. Oranusi, S., Braide, W., Nwodo, C. F and Nwosu, U. P (2013). Assay for aflatoxins in some local food condiments. International of Biology, Pharmacy and Allied Sciences, 2(3): 529-537.
  46. Oranusi, S., Braide, W and Nwankwo, O. E (2012). Microbial and geohelminths populations in different parts of Daucus corota. L (Carrot). Current Trends in Microbiology, 8: 21-27.
  47. W. Braide, P.B. Lugbe, I. L. Nwosu., L. N., Awurum, C.L., Akobondu, C. Eze and O. I Ugwuoti (2013). Microbial Contamination of Drug Dispensing Bottles used in Hospitals. World Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, 1(1): 1-10
  48. W. Braide, I. U. Offor-Emenike and S. U. Oranusi (2014). Isolation and characterization of heterotrophic microorganisms from different brands of yoghurt and ice cream. Merit Research Journal of Food Science and Technology, 2(1): 001-007.
  49. R. N. Nwaoguikpe, J. Obi and W. Braide (2013). In vivo antimalarial effects of ethanol and crude aqueous extracts of Phyllanthus amarus. Scientific Research and Review Journal, 1(4): 115-124.
  50. R. N. Nwaoguikpe, W. Braide, G. N. Okwu, B.O. Anyanwu and C.O. Ujowundu (2014). The effects of extracts of Christmas bush (Alchornea cordefolia) on sickle cell haemoglobin, British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 4(1): 158-171.
  51. U. S. Oranusi, C. U. Ndukwe and W. Braide (2014). Production of Pleurotus tuber-regium (Fr.) Sing Agar, chemical composition and microbial flora associated with sclerotium. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 3(8): 115-126.
  52. U. Oranusi, U. Okereke, B. Wesley and I. S. Okorondu (2015). Evaluation of Microbial and nutritional qualities of Aniga and Epiti Moin: prestige foods of South­ Eastern Nigeria. A.M Journal of Life Sciences Research, 3(1): 43-55.
  53. S. Oranusi., U. Okereke., B. Wesley and S.1. Okorondu (2015). Microbiological and chemical composition of agbarati and ogiri, popular foods of southeastern Nigeria. Journal of Chemical and Physical Sciences, 5(1): 01-09.
  54. W. Braide., P. B. Lugbe., E. E. Mike-Anosike, S.C. Onyewenjo, C.V. Uzoh and I. J . Akien-Alli (2015). Microbiological status and antibiogram of an edible sclerotium of a mushroom, Pleurotus tuber-regium from South-South and South-East of Nigeria. North American Research Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials, 2(1): 1-9.
  55. W. Braide., H. Awiya., I. J Akien-Ali., P. B Lugbe., U. S Oranusi and M. Ayebabohoa (2015). Bacteriological examination of fresh cow milk and Fura de nunu using rapid dye reduction test. Pyrex Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research, 1 (3): 028-037.
  56. C. L. Eze., W. Braide., S. U. Oranusi and E. E. Mike-Anosike (2015). Determination of Susceptibility of Causal Agents of Bacterial Conjunctivitis to Antibiotics: Federal Medical Center, Imo State, Nigeria as Case Study. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Research, 3(3): 86-92.
  57. S. U. Oranusi., W. Braide and R. U. Umeze (2015). Antimicrobial activities and chemical compositions of Chrysophyllum cainito (star apple) fruit, Microbiology Research International, 3(3): 41-50.
  58. Chukwu, U., Braide, W., Anosike, S. J. and Oranusi. S. (2016). Determination of microbial quality, vitamin a and iron contents in some fortified foodstuff products sold in Nigeria. Journal of Industrial Research and Technology. 5(1): 1-11.
  59. W. Braide., N. Ukagwu., P. B. Lugbe., A. I. Akien-Ali and S. U. Oranusi (2015). Chemical Properties and Microbiological Profile of Kunu Zaki, a non-Alcoholic Beverage. Journal of Microbiology Research, 5(4): xx-xx.
  60. Ambrose, I., Nweke, C. O., Umeh, S. C. I. and Braide, W (2015). Prevalence of bio-aerosols in the outdoor air environment in Uyo Urban, Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria. International Research Journal of Microbiology, 6(2): 012-019.
  61. Idongesit, A and Wesley Braide (2015). Physicochemical quality of surface and ground water from municipal waste dumpsite impacted environment. The First Joint Programme Workshop on Water Security for a Sustained Transformation organized by International Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Research IICEESR), University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria, July 15- 18,2015, Abuja, Nigeria.
  62. Idongesit Ambrose., Wesley Braide and J. P. Essien (2015). Assessment of air quality (Bioaerosols) of the municipal waste dump site in Uyo urban, Akwa Thorn State, Nigeria. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publication, 5(9): 1-6.
  63. Adieze, I. E., Nnadi, C, Braide, W., Azubuike, C and Nduka, I (2015). Antibiotics resistance pattern of bacterial isolates of liquid wastes and waste dump soils of hospitals in Owerri, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology, 29: 3002-3011.
  64. Okwuwe, C. I., Agwu, M.M., Orji, CU., Braide, W and Uzoh, C.V (2015). Preliminary screening of the antimicrobial activities of some medicinal vegetables and spices indigenous to Abraka South-south Nigeria. Int. J. Pure App. Biosci. 3 (6): 70- 75.
  65. Uzoh, C. V., Ifeanyi, V. O., Okwuwe, C. I., Oranusi, S. U., Braide, W., Iheukwuemere, I. H., Anyanwuocha, C. E and Ntamzor, B. G (2015). Effect of light on the biodegradation of crude oil by the algae Closterium species. Journal of Natural Sciences Research, 5(22): 112-118.
  66. Braide, W., Nwachukwu, J., Adeleye, S. A and Egbadon, E. O (2016). Effects of gas flaring on the physicochemical and microbiological quality of water sources in Egbema, Imo State, Nigeria. International Letters of Natural Sciences, 56: 7-13.
  67. Braide, W., Kanu, I. A., Oranusi, U. S and Adeleye, S.A (2016). Production of bioethanol from agricultural waste. Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, 8(2): 372-386.
  68. Egbadon, E.O., Nweke, C. O., Akujobi, C. O., Braide, W., Akaluka, C. K and Adeleye, S. A (2016). Bioelectricity production and treatment of abattoir wastewater in a ferricyanide catholyte H-type microbial fuel cell. Journal of Biological and Chemical Research, 33(1): 40-51.
  69. Akaluka, C. K., Orji, J. C., Braide, W., Egbadon, E. O and Adeleye, S.A (2016). Abattoir wastewater treatment and energy recovery using a ferricyanide-catholyte microbial fuel cell. International Letters of Natural Sciences, 55: 68-76.
  70. Egbadon, E.O., Akujobi, C. O., Nweke, C. O., Braide, W., Akaluka, C. K and Adeleye, S. A (2016). Simultaneous generation of bioelectricity and treatment of swine wastewater in a microbial fuel cell. International Letters of Natural Sciences, 54: 100- 107.
  71. Braide, W., Lugbe, P. B., Nwaoguikpe, R. N., Mike-Anosike, E. E., Onyewenjo, S. C., Uzoh, C.V., Akien-Alli, I. A and Adeleye, S. A (2016). Nutritional and antinutritional characteristics of an edible fungus, Pleurotus tuber-regium. Academia Journal of Microbiology Research, 4(4): 057-061.
  72. Akaluka, C. K., Braide, W., Orji, J. C., Adeleye, S. A., Egbadon, E. O and Okey­Mbata, C. C (2015). Abattoir wastewater treatment and energy recovery using a biocathode microbial fuel cell. Journal of Biological and Chemical Research, 32(2): 1036-1049.
  73. Oguoma, O. 1., Adeleye, S. A., Ezeifeka, G. O., Braide, W., Nwiyi, P and Egbadon, E.O (2015). The antimicrobial property, phytochemistry and nutritional profiles of Gossypium hirsutism. International Journal of Information Research and Review, 02(11): 1315-1320.
  74. Adeleye, S. A., Oguoma, O. 1., Braide, W and Egbadon, E. O (2016). Phytochemistry and antimicrobial properties of 2: land 1:2 ethanol-methanol extracts of Tetrapleura tetraptera. American Journal of Current Microbiology, 4(1): 17-25.
  75. Adeleye, S. A., Orji, C., Braide, W and Akaluka, C.K (2016). Phytochemistry and antimicrobial property of fruits of Chrysophylllum albidum against selected clinical isolates. International Letters of Natural Sciences, 55: 44-51.
  76. Uzoh, C.V., Umezuruike, K. C., Braide, W., Orji, C. U and Iheukwumere, L. H (2016). Evaluation of Antibacterial Activities of Some Chemical Food Preservatives on Food Associated Bacteria. Research and Reviews: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 5(2):35-38.
  77. Braide, Wesley., Ajugwo, G. C., Adeleye, S. A., Ibegbulem, C. R and Azuike, P. A (2017). Effects of Agrochemicals (Insecticides) on Microbial Population in Soil. EC Microbiology, 8(4): 211-221.
  78. Okwuwe C.I., Agwu, M.M., Orji C.U., Braide W., Uzoh C.V. (2015). Preliminary screening of the antimicrobial activities of some medicinal vegetables and spices indigenous to Abraka South-south Nigeria. Int. J. Pure App. Biosci. 3 (6): 70-75.
  79. S. U. Oranusi, W. Braide and R. U. Umeze. (2015). Antimicrobial activities and chemical compositions of Chrysophyllum cainito (star apple) fruit. Microbiol Res Int., 3(3): 41-50.
  80. Braide, W., Dokubo, K.O., Adeleye, S.A., Uzoh, C.V and Akobundu, C.I. (2018). Phytochemical properties, toxicological screening and antibacterial qualities of various extracts of Ficus sycomorus. Journal of Medicinal Plant and Herbal Therapy Research, 6:1-8.
  81. C. G. Dirisu., R. Eresia-Eke., W. Braide., C. J. Ogugbue.,  N. Umesi and A. Tubookosiemie.(2017). Bacteriological Investigation of Diseased Catfish from Fish Ponds and Antibiotics Susceptibility Pattern. An Interdisciplinary Journal, 7(4): 31-48.
  82. Braide, W., Ibegbulem, C.R., Adeleye, S.A., Mike-Anosike, E.E., Lugbe, P.B., Akien-Alli, I.J., Uzor, B.C and Korie, M.C (2017). Microbiological and nutritional analysis of roots and Seeds of Moringa oleifera. International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Biosciences, 4(12): 19-24.
  83. Mike-Anosike, E.E., Braide, W., Adeleye, S.A., Lugbe, P.B., Akien-Alli, I.J., Uzor, B.C., Nto, C.T and Korie, M.C (2018).Inhibition of Dehydrogenase Activity of Selected Clinical Isolates by Extracts of Cymbopogon citratus (Lemongrass) and Moringa oleifera. International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Biosciences, 5(1): 1-6.
  84. Idongesit, A., Joseph, P.E., Ubong, E., Braide, W., Chidiebere and Edem, D (2016). Antibacterial and phytochemical properties of crude extract of Zingiber officinale. Journal of Biotechnological Research, 1(1): 1-10.
  85. Orji, J.O., Asobie, I.M., Agah, M.V., Okeh., C.O., Uzoh, C.V., Okata-Nwali., Egwu-Ikechukwu., Olaosebikan, O.O and Braide, W (2017). Bacterial profile and behavioural growth response of rice paddy treated with agroherbicides in Abakaliki, Ebonyi, Nigeria. Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 4(02): 420-430.
  86. Orji, J.O., Nwobashi, P.A., Nnachi, A.U., Aghanya, I.N., Asobie, G.C., Nnemelu, P.O., Okeh., Uzoh, C.V and Braide, W. (2017). Bacterial burden and potential public health risks of locally made snuff sold in Ebonyi State Nigeria. European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Research. 4(3):40-46.
  87. Orji, J.O., Nwobashi, P.A., Nnachi, A.U., Aghanya, I.N., Asobie, G.C., Nnemelu, P.O., Uzoh. C.V and Braide, W. (2017). First report of the mycological quality and public health implication of locally made snuffs sold in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Research. 4(3):47-52.
  88. Braide, W., Adeleye, S.A., Ohanusi, I., Ibegbulem, C.R., Mike-Anosike, E.E and Madu, L.C (2017). Incidence of Campylobacter species in poultry products and beef sold in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. EC Microbiology, 10(4):147-155
  89. Uzoh, C.V., Oranusi, S.U., Braide, W., Orji, J.O., Onuoha, C.O., Okeh, C.O., Okat-Nwali, O.D and Egwu-Ikechukwu, M.M (2017). Effect of retting of African breadfruit pulp on the oil characteristics of the seeds. Journal of Microbial and Biochemical Research, 9(6):280-284.
  90. Braide, W., Uzoh, C.V., Egbadon, E.O and Adeleye, S.A (2017). A Review on Hydrocarbon Degradation Potentials by Soil Microorganisms. Chapter Four, Global Progress in Development of Sustainable Environment. Discovery Publishing House Pvt. LTD., New Delhi, India. pp 88-103.
  91. Mike-Anosike, E.E., Braide, W and Adeleye, S.A (2018). Studies on indole acetic acid (IAA) production by rhizobacteria and growth promoting potentials. International Journal of Advanced Research in Biological Sciences, 5(2): 133-140.
  92. Braide, W., Madu, L.C., Adeleye, S.A., Korie, M.C and Akobondu, C.I (2018). Prevalence of extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from clinical samples. International Journal of Sciences 7(02): 89-93.
  93. Adeleye, S.A., Braide, W., Uzoh, B.C., Mike-Aosike, E.E and Korie, M.C. (2018).Inhibition of DHA activity of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus by extracts Vernonia amygdalina and Moringa oleifera. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 9(2): 951-956.
  94. Braide, W and Anyanwu, G. O (2018). The effects of Lactobacillus acidophilus (Probiotics) and other fungicidal agents against vagina Candida albicans. International Journal of Advanced Research in Biological Sciences, 5(4): 37-63.
  95. Braide, W., Oji, I.N., Adeleye, S.A and Korie, M.C (2018). Comparative study of Bioethanol Production from agricultural wastes by Zymomonas mobilis and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. International Journal of Food Research, in press
  96. Uzoh, C.V., Braide, W., Orji, J.O., Elom, Emeka Elom., Adeleye, S.A and Korie, M.C (2018). Microbial Populations Associated with the retting of African Breadfruit (Treculia africana) Pulp. BioTechnology: An Indian Journal, 14(2): 1-9.
  97. Onuoha, C.O., Oranusi, S.U., Braide, W., Uzoh, C.V., Orji, J.O., Adeleye, S.A, and Elom, Emeka Elom (2018). Ochratoxin Assay, Proximate and Mineral Composition of Commercially Packaged Fruit Juices Sold in Owerri, IMO State, Nigeria. Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Rev. Res., 49(2):135-141
  98. Egwu-Ikechukwu, M.M., Ogbu, O., Egwu, I.H., Uzoh, C.V., Ude, Ibiam, Ude., Braide,W and Adeleye, S.A (2018). Antibacterial Properties of Selected Medicinal Plants on E.coli, Salmonella sp and Shigella sp. Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Rev. Res., 49(2): 120-127
  99. Braide, W., Ukagwu, N., Lugbe, P.B., Akien- Ali, A.Iand Adeleye, S.A. (2018). Chemical Properties and Microbiological Profile of kunu Zaki, A Non-Alcoholic Beverage. Biomedical Journal of Scientific and Technical Research, 4(2):1-5, 2018
  100. Onuoha, C.O., Braide, W., Orj, J.O., Uzoh, C.V., Adeleye, S.A., Okoronkwo, C and Oguejiofor, B (2018). The microbiological quality assessment of commercially available packaged fruit juices sold in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. Bio-Technology: An Indian Journal, 14(2): 160.
  101. Braide, W., Azuwike, C.O and Adeleye, S.A (2018). The role of microorganisms in the production of some indigenous fermented foods in Nigeria. International Journal of Advanced Research in Biological Sciences, 5(5): 86-94
  102. Azuamah, Y.C., Amadi, A.N., Iro, O.K., Amadi, C.O.A and Braide, W (2018). Microbiological Quality of red meat (beef) and meat hygiene practices among meat handlers in Aba metropolis, Nigeria. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 8(7): 41-49.

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PROJECTS PARTICIPATED

  1. Mangrove Revegetation Studies (SPDC)
  2. Environmental Engineering (EPNL, NAOC)
  3. 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)

ACADEMIC PROPOSALS /PROJECTS PRESENTED

  1. Production of Yoghurt from Soya Bean (B.Sc Project)
  2. Microorganisms Associated with the Degradation of Palm Oil Mill Effluents in Soil (M. Phil Thesis)
  3. Treatment and Disposal of Lead Batteries (Topcopn, Warri)
  4. Treatment and Rehabilitation of Dredge Spoils, Pilot Project, (SPDC, Port Harcourt).
  5. Mangrove rehabilitation Regeneration, Pilot Project, (EPNL, SPDC).
  6. Treatment and Disposal of Drill Cuttings, (Chevron, Port Harcourt).
  7. Proposal for Sewage/Sludge Treatment Plant (PTF, Abuja).
  8. Proposal for Water Treatment Plant (PTF, Abuja).
  9. Technical Proposal on Niger Delta Environmental Survey Phase II (NDES, Lagos)
  10. Technical Proposal on Environmental Impact Assessment Studies of Seabed Survey (Topcon, Warri).
  11. Technical Proposal on Post Impact Assessment Studies (SPDC, Port Harcourt.)
  12. Technical Proposal on Environmental Impact Assessment Studies for DPR Requirement (SPDC, Port Harcourt.)
  13. Technical proposal on Mangrove Revegetation (NAOC, Port Harcourt).
  14. Waste Inventory Studies/Report (EPNL, Port Harcourt)
  15. Technical Proposal on Environment Evaluation Report (EPNL, Port Harcourt).
  16. Microbiological Characteristics and Nutritional Quality of an Edible Caterpillar of a Lepidopteran, Bunaea alcinoe. (PhD. Thesis).

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