Dr. Onoja Simon Uwakwe.

Department: Nutrition & Dietetics [Unit: Public health and community nutrition ]
Faculty: Agriculture
Designation : Senior Lecturer
Email: uwakwe.onoja@unn.edu.ng
Phone: +2348035379341


Conferences and Workshops:

1. 28th World Nutrition Congress 9th – 10th August 2018, Manila Philippines.

Theme: Promulgating Improved Innovations in Nutrition.

Paper Read: Hepatoprotective Properties of Leaf Powder Of Spondias Mombin  On Cyclophosphamide- Induced Chronic Anaemia In Male Albino Rats (Rattus Norvegicus).

2.World congress on Nutraceuticals and Natural Medicines, Czech Republic, Prague, July 18-19, 2018. 

Theme: “Emerging the Competence of Nutraceuticals & Natural Medicine

Paper Read: Chronic Hypertoxicity Of 3mo Triplochiton scleroxylon Leaf Powder Supplementation In The Management Of Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Male Albino Rats (Rattus Norvegicus)” 

3. 11th International Conference and Workshop on Biological Barriers at the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research, Saaland and Saaland University Saarbruecken, Germany 7th – 9th March, 2016.

4. OWSD 5th General Assembly and International Conference on Women in Science and Technology for the Developing World in Kuwait 16th -19th May, 2016.

Paper Read: Nanomaterial from Moringer  oleifera for Rapid Elimination of Viable E.coli in Drinking Water.

5. 15th International Union of Food Science and Technology (World IUFoST 2010) Congress, Theme: Food Science Solutions in an Evolving World, 22nd -26th  August, 2010, Cape Town, South Africa.

Papers Read: (a) Influence of fermentation on the physico-chemical, energy, mineral, vitamin  and sensory properties of legume- based biscuit  supplemented with african yam-bean, cowpea, pigeon pea,   water-yam, cocoyam and plantain flour.

(b) Bacteriological quality and essential minerals of commercially packaged water in Nsukka and its environs.

(c)Converting Cassava(Manihot spp) waste from garri processing industry to Energy and Bio-fertilizer.

6. International workshop on Renewable Energy 17th -27th November, 2009 in Beijing, China.

7. National Working Group Workshop  on Harmonization of Food Composition Database for Nigeria, December 3-5, 2013 at the University of Ibadan’s Centre for Sustainable Development(CESDEV). 

8.Mandatory, Continuous, Capacity Training Programme/Workshop for all Post-graduate Teachers/Supervisors, 10-11 April, 2017 at University of Nigeria, Nsukka. 

9.16TH WORLD 2012 IUFoST CONGRESS IN  FOZ DO IGUACU, BRAZIL , AUGUST  5TH – 9TH 2012

Theme: Addressing Global  Food  Security and Wellness Through Food Science and Technology.

Papers Read: (a) Comparative Study between Solar Dryer and Open-air  drying on the Drying Rate Constant, Drying Efficiency and     Nutritional Quality of selected food ingredients, and 

(b) Food-to-Food Fortification of Complementary Food using Local Staples rich in Micronutrients

Paper Read: Prevalence of overweight and obesity among adolescents in some communities in Anambra State, Nigeria.

10. Uganda Action For Nutrition Congress, February, 19th- 20th, 2009 in Entebbe, Uganda.

Theme: Addressing Malnutrition Through Professional and Inter Agency Networking.

Papers Read: (a). Opportunistic infections as AIDS Defining conditions : A case study of HIV infected persons in Eastern Nigeria.

(b). Microbiological composition, physicochemical, nutritional evaluation, pH,TA and TVC of fermented and unfermented flour from all vegetable sources.

11. 4th Africa Nutritional Epidemiology Conference Nairobi, Kenya 4th – 8th October 2010. Theme: Nutrition and Food Security in Africa: Successes and Challenges.

Paper Read: Prevalence of overweight and obesity among adolescents in some communities in Anambra             State, Nigeria.

12. Nutrition Society of Nigeria Conference and Scientific Meeting, 20th – 24th September, 2016, Makurdi

Theme: Tackling the Scourge of Hidden Hunger in Nigeria.

Paper Read: Unwholesomeness of Frozen Fish species consumed in Nsukka and Its   Environs.

13.Nutrition Society of Nigeria Conference and Scientific Meeting; 

Theme: Urban Malnutrition in Nigeria and the Millennium Development Goals: A Time to Act,  October 27th- 30th, 2004 at the University of Jos, Nigeria.

Papers Read: (a). Nitrogen and mineral utilization by young rats fed blends of fermented water- yam (Dioscorea alata), cocoyam (Xanthosoma mafaffa), African yam- bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), cowpea ( Vigna unguiculata), pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan), corn (Zea mays) and plantain (Musa paradisiaca) flour and 

(b).Nutrient composition and organoleptic attributes of snacks based on fermented, water- yam (Dioscorea alata), cocoyam (Xanthosoma mafaffa), African yam- bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), cowpea ( Vigna unguiculata), pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan), corn (Zea mays) and plantain (Musa paradisiaca) flour.

14. Nutrition Society of Nigeria Conference and Scientific Meeting. Theme: Maternal and Infant Nutrition: Implications for Meeting the Millennium Develoment Goals, November 21st- 24th, 2007 at Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma.

Paper Read:  Effect of varying hydration time and conditioning temperature and time on the efficiency and yield of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) dehulling.

15. Home Economic Research Association of Nigeria Conference, September 21st- 24th, 2008 at PAA University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Theme: Sustaining Family Perspectives in Evolving Global Knowledge Economy.

Paper Read:  Nutritional evaluation of cakes produced from fermented corn (Zea mays), pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan), cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), water- yam (Dioscorea alata), cocoyam (Xanthosoma mafaffa), African yam- bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa) and plantain (Musa paradisiaca) flour blends.

16. Nutrition Society of Nigeria Conference and Scientific Meeting. Theme: Nutrition: A Key to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals,  September 24th- 27th, 2008 at PAA, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Papers Read: (a). Microbiological composition, pH, TA and TVC of fermented and unfermented flour produced from all vegetable sources.

(b). Proximate composition and micronutrient contents of most popular soups in Igbere, Abia State, Nigeria.

17. Home Economic Research Association of Nigeria Conference, October 21st- 24th, 2009 at Carolina Hotel, Nsukka.

Theme: Promoting Family Survival and stability Amid Global Changes and Challenges: Evolving Creative and Sustainable Strategies.

Paper Read: Physico-chemical, energy, mineral,vitamin and sensory evaluation of wheat-based bread supplemented with legume, root, tuber and plantain flour.

18. Nutrition Society of Nigeria Conference and Scientific Meeting,  September 21st- 24th, 2009 in Akure, Ondo State. 

Theme: Food and Health in a Depressed Economy. 

Paper Read: Physico-chemical, energy, mineral, vitamin and sensory properties of wheat-based biscuit supplemented with African yam-bean, cowpea, pigeon pea,        water-yam, cocoyam and plantain flour.

19.Home Economic Research Association of Nigeria Conference, September 16th- 19th, 2016, Hall of Fame, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Theme: Sustainable Development Goals and the Promotion of Family Well-Being: Challenging the Challenges

Paper Read: Nutritional Assessment, Heavy Metal Contents and Histopathology of Pond –Raised Catfish in Nsukka and Environs.

 

20.UNICEF Zonal Conference/Workshop, April 14th- 17th, 2010 in Awka, Anambra State.

Paper Read: Complementary foods formulation using different staples and fortified with  micronutrients- rich foods

21. Biotechnology Society of Nigeria 23rd Annual Conference, 22nd – 26th August, 2010, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. 

Theme: Biotechnology for Bioresource Development and Environmental Management, 

Paper Read: Safety Appraisal of Nsukka Municipal Drinking Water: A Search for Psychrotrophs  and other pathogens.

22.Nutrition Society of Nigeria 41st Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference, Theme: Strategies for Improving Maternal and Child Nutrition, 21st – 25th September, 2010, Arewa House, Kaduna

Paper Read: Safety Appraisal of Nsukka Municipal Drinking Water: A Search for Psychrotrophs and other pathogens.

23. Home Economic Research Association of Nigeria Conference, September 16th- 19th, 2010, PAA University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Theme: Empowering Families for Sustainable Healthy Livestyles Amid Global Changes and Challenges: Research Imperatives and Strategies.

Paper Read: Prevalence of overweight and obesity among adolescents in some communities in Anambra State, Nigeria.

 

 




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