Chioma Chinyere Okey-Mbata Nee: IHEANACHO
Chioma Chinyere Okey-Mbata obtained her Bachelor of Technology in Biochemistry from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria (2006); Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from University of Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom (2014). She has attended and presented papers at many seminars, conferences and workshops. She has published some scholarly articles in national and international journals. A researcher and university teacher with several years of experience, presently at the rank of Lecturer II.
Some of the courses she teaches include the following,
Course Title/Course Codes
Biochemical Techniques – BCH 303
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering – BCH 405
Industrial Biochemistry – BCH 411
Issues in Clinical Engineering and Rehabilitation Technology – BMT 562
Biomedical Laboratory Practicum – BMT 391, BMT 593
Medical Genetics – BMT 315, BMT 310
Bioengineering Materials II – ENG 228
- Diabetes and Cancer Awareness Campaign in Owerri, Nigeria.
I am passionate in participating in this campaign activity so as to be involved in the creation of awareness to the general public individuals within the vicinity of Owerri about the incidence of the chronic metabolic change disorder (diabetes) as well as indulging in all forms of campaign programs that will attract the attention of government in relation to funding, researches and policies.
- Rural Agricultural Farming Enlightenment in Eziobodo Village, Nigeria: including cash crops, fish, poultry, pig farming e.t.c.
Engagement in enlightening the upcoming youth on various ways of getting themselves busy with meaningful activities that can earn income for their upkeep, in a society where there is limited opportunity for government/white collar job after spending years in formal education acquisition, as well as how to assess some available empowering resources from government and non-governmental organizations.
Her research interests are centred on effective management and therapeutic measures of critical health disorders/diseases typically, sickle cell anaemia, diabetes, and cancer using readily available indigenous (plant, food) materials.
Application of genetic engineering principles and techniques to elucidate the strategic steps and mechanisms involved in the given disease conditions.
Utilization of more promising technology such as that involved in induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) to proffer an efficient precise solution to the aforementioned human disease conditions.
She is a member of the following professional bodies,
Member of Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. (NSBMB)
Member, National Association of Women in Academics. (NAWACS).
- Akaluka, C. K., Braide, W., Orji, J. C., Adeleye, S.A, Egbadon, E. O. and Okey-Mbata, C.C.(2015). Abattoir Wastewater Treatment and Energy Recovery using a Biocathode Microbial Fuel Cell. J. Biol. Chem. Research. Vol. 32, No. 2: 1036-1049.
- Okey-MbataChiomaChinyere, Keatch Robert, IgweChidi and Ukairo Doris (2017). Formulating Fast Disintegrating Zinc Tablet Using Single Struers Labopress-1. World Journal of Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences. Vol. 3, Issue 4: 21-26
Conferences attended with papers presented
- 1st International Conference of the National Association of Women Academics, at Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria. 2nd-5th May 2017. Formulating Tablets to Restore Nutritious Metals to De-ionised Water.
- 8th NSBMB South East Zonal Symposium, at the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria, 11th to 14th August 2016. Investigating the changes of some biochemical parameters on most commonly consumed local food materials
- 1st FUTO CCE International Conference, 2016 held at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. In vitro analysis of the medicinal potential of methanolic extract of Helianthus annuusleaves.
- 7th NSBMB South East Zonal Symposium, at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Nigeria, 14th August 2015. “Leaky Mitochondria”
- 30th Annual Scientific Conference of Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, at Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Nigeria, 24th to 27th October 2010. Effect of a common indigenous Fish (Cyprinuscarpio) and white crayfish (Machrobrachiumspp) on sickle cell Haemoglobin.