Prof. Njoku Obioma Uzoma.

Department: Biochemistry
Faculty: Biological Sciences
Designation : Professor
Phone: +2348038264257

Biography :

Obioma Njoku had his secondary education at Dennis Memorial Grammer School Onitsha and Government Secondary School Owerri and tertiary education at University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he graduated with B.Sc (Hons) in 1986, M.Sc 1990 and Ph.D 1994. He was an IDRC Research Fellow at the University of Saskatoon Canada 1994 and first winner of the prestigious TWAS/NAS Young Scientist Award, 1997. Obioma Njoku is a Professor of Lipid Biochemistry in the Department of Biochemistry since 2001, Obioma Njoku has attended a lot of conferences both locally and internationally, and has contributed and is still contributing to the growth of Biochemistry locally and internationally. He has supervised and graduated over 90 postgraduate students 32 – Ph.D, 58 M.Sc. students lecturing in different Universities and Research Institutes in Nigeria. He is presently supervising over 22 PhD and 15 M.Sc. students. Professor Njoku was once the National President of the Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and a member of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He had earlier served as Head Department of Biochemistry, Dean and Associate Dean Faculty of Biological Sciences, and currently Director, South East Zonal Biotechnology Center Nsukka. He has over 165 publications, and has contributed chapters in many Biochemistry Textbooks. Obioma Njoku is the 20th Inaugural Lecturer of the University of Nigeria.

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