Prof. Nwabueze Rose N.

B Sc., PhD.

Prof. NwabuezeProf. Nwabueze Rose N

Professor

Biography

Prof. (Mrs) Rose Nkechinyere Nwabueze of the Department of Microbiology is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. She holds the record of being the first female in that position in the 31 years of the University’s existence.

Prof. (Mrs) Nwabueze obtained a B.Sc Honours degree in Microbiology from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1979 and a Ph.D also in Microbiology from the University of Newcastle, England in 1987. She is a member of several learned societies, which include the Nigerian Society for Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology Society of Nigeria.

Prof. (Mrs) Nwabueze was a British Medical Research Council Scholar who worked as a Junior Research Associate at the University of Newcastle, England before joining the Federal University of Technology, Owerri in 1988. Her research interests are in the areas of Analysis of the Surface Chemistry of Bacteria, Control of Microbial Diseases and the use of Microbes and Plant-Microbial Systems in the Remediation of Polluted Environment She has published research articles in national and international journals.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • B.Sc Microbiology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
  • Ph.D Microbiology, University of Newcastle, England

Publications

  • NWABUEZE, R. N. (1996). Effect of growth conditions on the amount and extent of alanylation of lipoteichoic acid of Staphylococcus Aureus. Nigeria Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Vol. 11, 45 – 51.
  • NWABUEZE, R. N. and A. R. ARCHIBALD (1997). A Rapid method for the measurement of alditol and alanine ester contents of cell wall and cell membrane teichoic acids. Nigeria Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Vol. 12, 11-17.
  • NWABUEZE, R. N. and A. R. ARCHIBALD (1997). Effect of growth conditions on the secretion of proteins by Staphylococcus aureus. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology. Vol. 11, 104-107.
  • NWABUEZE, R. N. and A. R. ARCHIBALD (1998). Alanine ester content of walls of phosphate-pulsed cultures of Bacillus subtilis W23. Nigeria Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Vol. 13, 7 – 12.
  • NWABUEZE, R. N. (1999). Salmonella agglutinins in healthy individuals in Owerri, Nigeria. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 9, 87 – 90.
  • NWABUEZE, R. N., G.O.C. ONYIA and I. L. ADAELU (2000). Incidence of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases in Abia State, Nigeria. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 10, 263 – 270.
  • NWABUEZE, R. N. and A. R. ARCHIBALD. (2002). Control of alanine ester content of teichoic acid of Staphylococcus aureus. Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Vol. 17 (1), 65 – 70.
  • ADIEZE, I. E., NWABUEZE, R. N. And G.O.C. ONYEZE. (2003). Effect of poultry manure on the microbial utilization of Hydrocarbons in oil-polluted soil. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology. 17 (1), 12 – 18.
  • OKOLO, J.C., NWEKE, C. O., NWABUEZE, R.N., ANYAEGBU, B., CHUKWU, C. J., CHUKWUEKE, C. P. and NWANYANWU, C.E. (2008). Impacts of some divalent cations on periplasmic nitrate reductase and dehydrogenase enzyme of Escherichia, Pseudomonas and Ancienobacter species. Revista Ambiete è Agua – A Journal of Applied Science. Vol. 3 (2): 5 – 18.
  • ORJI J. C., NWEKE, C. O., NWABUEZE, R. N., ANYANWU, L. O. CHIGBO AND NWANYANWU C.E. (2011) Effects of Abattoir Wastes on Ammonium and Nitrite Consumptions in a Tropical Fresh Water Ecosystem. Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 4(6):590-600.
  • ADIEZE, I. E., ORJI, J. C., NWABUEZE, R. N. and Onyeze G.O.C. (2012). Hydrocarbon stress response of four tropical plants in weathered crude oil contaminated soil in microcosms. Journal of Environmental Studies. DOI:10.1080/00207233.2012.665785.
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