Prof. Vincent Ifeanyi Ibekwe

B Sc., M Sc., PhD.

Prof. Vincent Ifeanyi Ibekwe




Professor Vincent I. Ibekwe has successfully carried out Scientific Research and Development in different areas in the field of Microbiology. Currently, he is developing techniques that will support the establishment of an aspect of Science Laboratory Technology through drug discovery especially in the area of Drug Screening and Traditional Medicine, Biotechnology, Environmental Impact Assessment and Waste Management.


Academic and Professional Qualification

  • Ph.D., 1991, Microbiology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
  • M.Sc., 1986, Microbiology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
  • B.Sc., 1983, Microbiology, University of Ife (Now OAU) Ile Ife.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member, Foundation for African Development through International Biotechnology (FADIB).
  • Member, Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM).
  • Member, American Society for Microbiology (ASM).
  • Member, Nigerian Society for Plant Protection(NSPP).
  • Member, International Society for Biosafety Research (ISBR).
  • Member, Nigerian Mycological Society (NMS).
  • Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM).
  • Member, Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (MNISLT).
  • Member, Parasitological and Public Health Society of Nigeria (PPSN).
  • Justice of Peace (JP).
  • Member of Editorial Board of some learned Journal.


  • Ibekwe, V. I., Onyia, G. O. C. and Ibekwe L. C. (2000) Chemical and Microbiological Analyses of Sludge from Palm Oil Processing J. Environ. & Toxicol, 2:35-37.
  • Ibekwe V. I., Ubochi, K. C. and Anyanwu, B. N. (2000) The Prevalence of Penicillin Resistance in Organisms that Cause Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Port Harcourt, Nigeria Int J. Environ Health Res. 10:251-255.
  • Ibekwe, V. I. (2000) Chemical Control of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) Seed Decay Caused by Macrophomina phasoelina, Colletotrichum truncatum and Fusahum equiseti in Storage J. Agic. Rural Dev. 7(1): 10-26.
  • Ibekwe, V. I. and Oladiran, A. 0. (2Postharvest on the Post harvest Rots of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) Seeds in Southwestern Nigeria J. Agric. Rural Dev. 7(1): 68-78.
  • Ibekwe, V. I. (2000) Physiology of Fungi Associated with Seed Decay of Cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) in Storage in Southwestern Nigeria Int J. Environ. Health and human Dev. 7(1) 8-17.
  • Ibekwe, V. I. (2000) Biodeterioration and Spoilage in Our Environment: A Review Int J. Environ. Health and Human Dev. 7(1): 47-50.
  • Ibekwe, V. I., Onyia, G.O.C. and Madukwe, F. O. (2000). Microbiological and Physiochemical Analysis of Produced water from Crude Oil Pipeline at Bonny Terminal Int J. Environ. Health and Human Dev. 1(2)18-22.
  • Ibekwe, V. I. Nnanyere, N. F. and Akujobi, C. O. (2001) Studies on Antibacterial Activity and Phytochemical Qualities of Extracts of Orange Peels Int J. Environ. Health and Human Dev. 2(1): 41-46.
  • Okoli, C. I., Okeudo, J. N., Nwosu, C. I., Okoli, G. C. and Ibekwe, V. I. (2002) Management of Antimicrobial Resistance in Avian Bacterial Pathogens in Nigeria Int. J. Environ. Health and Human Dev. 3(1): 39-48.
  • Ibekwe, V. I. and Nwaozuzu, O. M. (2003) Studies on the Bacteriology of Urinary Tract infections in Adult Patients in Owerri Metropolis, Imo State, Nigeria Int J Environ. Health and Human Dev. 4 (2): 55-59.
  • Nwaiwu, O., Njoku, H. O., Efiuvwevwere, B. J, O., Ortiz, R., Tenkuano, A. and Ibekwe, V. I. (2003) Modified Atmosphere packaging and Biodeterioration of Plantain Int J. Agric. Rural Dev. 4: 53-58.
  • Akujobi, C. O., Anyanwu, B. N., Onyeze G. O.C. and Ibekwe, V. I. (2004) Antibacterial Activities and Preliminary Phytochemical Screening of Four Medicinal Plants J. Applied Sciences 7(3): 4328-4338.
  • Nwaiwu, O. and Ibekwe, V. I. (2004) Studies on Microbial Quality, Swelling Index and Moisture Content of White and Yellow Garri in storage Int. J Agric. Rural Dev. 4:7-13.
  • Ibekwe, V. I., Nwaiwu, O. and Offorbuike, J. O. (2004) Bacteriological and Physio-chemical Qualities of Waste water from a bottling Company in Owerri, Nigeria Global J. Environ. Sciences 3:51-54.
  • Ezeji, U. E., Anyanwu B. N., Onyeze, G. O. C. and Ibekwe, V. I. (2005) Studies on the Utilization of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Microorganisms Isolated from Oil – contaminated soil Int. J. Natural Applied Sciences 1 (2): 122-128.
  • Ibekwe, V. I., Ubochi, K. C. and Ezeji, E. U. (2006) Effect of Organic Fertilizer on Microbial Utilization of Hydrocarbons on Crude Oil Contaminated Soil African J. Biotech. 5(10):983-986.
  • Ubochi, K. C., Ibekwe, V. I. and Ezeji, E. U. (2006) Effect of Inorganic Fertilizer on Microbial Utilization of Hydrocarbons on Oil Contaminated Soil African J. Biotech. 5(17): 1584-1587.
  • Ibekwe, V. I., Ewelike, N. C., Amajuoyi, C. A. and Emejulu, A. A. (2006) Microbiological and Physio-chemical Quality of Aba River Polluted with Effluents from a Bottling Company Int. J. Natural Applied Sciences 2 (4): 388-391.
  • Ibekwe, V. I., Ezeji, U. E. and Anurukem, C. J. (2006) Prevalence of Significant Bacteriuria and Pyuria Among Adults in Owerri, Nigeria Nig. J.Microbiol. 20(3): 1258-1262).
  • Chukwuemeka, U.N., Anyanwu, B. N. and Ibekwe, V. I. (2006) Nutritional, Microbiological and Organoleptic qualities of maize based pap “akamu” enriched with odudu (Sphenostylis sternocarpa) Nig. J. Microbiol. 20 (3): 1453-1459.
  • Okorondu, S. I. Ibekwe, V. I., Emenolam, O.Q. and Aririatu, L. E. (2006) Biochemical and Microbial Qualities of Raw, Boiled and Fermented Mucuna pruriens (Velvet Bean) Animal production Research Advances 2(2): 108-112.
  • Nwachukwu, I. N. Ewelike, C. N. and Ibekwe, V. I. (2006) Isolation, identification and screening of Local Yeast Strains for attributes important for Industrial Ethianol production J. Raw Mat Res 3 (1): 38-45.
  • Ibekwe, V. I., Nwachukwu, I. N. and Okonkwo, R. (2006) Characteristics of Yeast Isolates and the Effects of Storage on Aspects of the Biochemistry of Palm Wine Int. J Natural Applied Sciences 2 (2): 117-121.
  • Nwachukwu, I. N., Ibekwe, V. I. and Anyanwu, B. N. (2006) Investigation of Some Physicochemical and Microbial Succession Parameters of Palm Wine J. Food Tech. 4(4): 308-312.
  • Nwachukwu, I. N., Ibekwe, V. I., Nwabueze, R. N. and Anyanwu, B. N. (2006) Characterization of Palm Wine Yeast Isolates for Industrial Utilization African J. Biotech. 5(19): 1725-1728.
  • Nwaiwu, O. and Ibekwe, V. I. (2006) Yeast Contamination Potential in a Carbonated Soft Drink industry J. Appl. Sci. Environ. Mgt 10(3): 157-158
  • Ibekwe, V. I. and Ifeanyi, V. O. (2006) Microbiological Studies on the Use of Mixed Spices, Zingiber officinale (Ginger) and Xylopia aethiopica for the Production of “Kunun-Zaki” J. Applied Sciences 9(3): 6622-6628.
  • Ibekwe, V. I. and Ifeanyi, V. O. (2006) Microbiological and Nutritional Qualities of Bambara Groundnut in Uli Municipal Area J. Applied Sciences 9(3): 6697-6701.
  • Okoli, C.I., Ogbuewu, P. I., Uchegbu, M. C., Opara, M. N., Okorie, J. O., Omede, A. A., Okoli, G. C. and Ibekwe, V. I. (2007) Assessment of the Mycoflora of Poultry Feed and Raw Materials in a Humid Tropical Environment J. of American Sci. 3(1): 5-9.
  • Ibekwe, V. I., Ezeji, E. U. and Amadi, C. J. (2007) Effect of Slaughterhouse Waste Waters on the Quality of Aba River, Abia State, Nigeria Int. J. Agric. Food Systems 1(2): 102-105.
  • Ezeji, E. U., Anyadoh, S. O. and Ibekwe, V. I. (2007) Clean up of Crude Oil Contaminated Soil Terrestrial and Aquatic Environ. Toxicol. 1(2): 54-59.
  • Ibekwe, V. I., Azubuike, P. I., Ezeji, E. U. and Chinakwe, E. C. (2008) Effects of Nutrient Sources and Environmental Factors on the Cultivation and Yield of Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 7(2):349-351.
  • Nwachukwu, I. N., Ibekwe, V. I., Nwabueze, R. N., Anyanwu, B. N., Ezeji, U., Kalu, I. and Chinakwe, E. (2008) Production of high-ethanol-yielding Saccharomyces cerevisiae of palm wine origin by protplast fusion
  • Ibekwe, V. I. and EZEJI, E. U. (2011) Antimicrobial Activity of Leaf and Root Extracts of Parkia Biglobosa (African Locust Bean) The African J. Pl. Sci and Biotech 5(1): 70-72
  • Ibekwe, V. I. (2003) Genetics In: Foundation Year Biology for Students of Physical and Biological Sciences (ed. M.O.E. Iwuala, B. N. Anyanwu & G. O. C. Onyeze) Global Press Ltd., Owerri. Pp. 137-163.

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