Emeritus Prof Nduka Okafor holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of London, England and a PhD degree from the University of Cambridge, England. He has taught and/ or researched in industrial and food microbiology in Australia, Austria, the Netherlands, Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the USA. In the USA he has been at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, and Furman University, Greenville, SC and Clemson University, Clemson, SC. He has acted as external examiner (for undergraduate and post-graduate students) at the University of Zimbabwe, the University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the University of New South Wales, Australia and the University of Poona, India, as well as about one numerous Nigerian universities. He has supervised about fifty doctoral and masters students, many of whom have long since become professors and even retired from university teaching. He has about 120 publications which include papers in referred journals and textbooks. His textbooks are used around the world, especially Modern Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (CRC Press) and Environmental Microbiology of Aquatic and Waste Systems (Springer). Outside the field of microbiology he has published papers and textbooks on higher education, including The Developments of Universities in Nigeria (Longman, London: 1971) and One and Half Centuries of the University in Nigeria, 1868 – 2011: A Historical Account, (Progress Publishing Co, Atlanta GA, USA and Enugu, 2012).



Dr Chineye Uzoamaka Ezebialu is from Umunnachi, Dunukofia Local Government Area, Anambra State. Her first degree is in Applied Microbiology and Brewing at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. She had Masters and Ph.D in Medical Microbiology. She joined Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu in 2017 to build her academic career. She has been into teaching and supervision of both undergraduate and postgraduate students of the school. She is seriously developing her career by involving herself in research, conferences and publications.



DR. (MRS.) UNACHUKWU MARIAN NNEKA (PHD, MSC, FMLSC, FAAMLS, MNSP MBS JP), She became Lecturer I from 2010- 2012, Senior Lecturer 2012- 2016 and then Associate Professor 2016 till date. She has held different positions ranging from Coordinator of programmes, Head of department and presently Dean, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences (NAS), Godfrey Okoye University Ugwu-Omu Nike, Enugu 2019, She has up to 25 publication in reputable journals and 5 scientific text books, She has supervise several undergraduate and belong to several professional bodies where she has held several official positions.



Dr. Onyia is an Environmental Biotechnologist, with expertise in bioremediation, bio-conservation, biosafety in modern Biotechnology and Bioethics; teaches courses in those areas, including – Metagenomics, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Genetic Resources Conservation and Management. Experienced technocrat with eight years’ experience as the pioneer Director of Department of Environmental Biotechnology and Bio-conservation in the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Abuja; a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. Had experience at senior management cadre with the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) where she was appointed the first Desk Officer for Biotechnology Programme in Nigeria, a designation she held until the programme gave birth to the current Agency- NABDA. Won several research grants from UNESCO, UNEP, World Bank STEP B, Google-Give Award through CBOL for the development of biotechnology in Nigeria. Has active involvement in the discourse on deployment of modern biotechnology, food security and environmental sustainability in Nigeria. She is an alumnus of the following Universities: Universiti Sains Malaysia, International Institute for Hydraulic Engineering, (IHE), Delft, the Netherlands, Administrative College of Nigeria (ASCON), Badagry, Nigeria, University of Jos, Nigeria. An active member of Biotechnology Society of Nigeria, Biosafety Society of Nigeria, Consortium for Barcode of Life, International Water Association, Global Genome Biodiversity Network and Fellow, Institute of Renewable Energy of Nigeria and a certified img (Integrated Microbial Genomes & Microbiomes) user. Christie Oby Onyia is a senior lecturer and head of department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Applied and Natural Sciences, Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, Nigeria and has several journal publications and conference papers to her credit.



Dr Uche Enyidi is a professional Fisheries and Aquatic Scientist with a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) in Aquatic Sciences (Fisheries and Aquaculture option) obtained from University of Jyvaskyla Finland (2012). He also has a Master’s of Science degree (MSc) in Fisheries and Hydrobiology obtained from University of Nigeria Nsukka (1990). His first degree was Bachelors of Science (BSc) in Zoology obtained from University of Port Harcourt Nigeria (1988). His PhD thesis in University of Jyvaskyla Finland was on the production of feeds for African catfish Clarias gariepinus using plant proteins. The thesis involved use of stable isotopes of 13C and 15N in analysis of feed ingredients utilization, assimilation and their individual separate biomass contributions to the whole fish biomass. He was among the first group of researchers to use stable isotope techniques in fish nutritional research. He successfully separate biomass contribution (par ingredient) of over four ingredients to recipient fish using naturally occurring δ13C and δ15N Stable isotope analysis in R (SIAR). Previous researchers were able to achieve separation of biomass contribution to recipient fish from only two food sources; this was presented in World Aquaculture Society (WAS) conference held in Las Vegas USA 2012. Moreover Dr.U.D Enyidi popularized bambaranut meal as a fish feed ingredient, alternative to fishmeal and soybean meal. Additional key finding of Dr.U.D Enyidi’s research is that bambaranut popularly known as “Okpa” in Nigeria and widely regarded as African crop is a C3 plant (like soybeans) and exotic as against indigenous tropical plants (C4) plants like maize. This he did through analysis of the δ13C and δ15N stable isotope profile of the crop. He introduced culture of African catfish Clarias gariepinus to Finland. He has had trainings in Fish Physiology at University of Copenhagen Denmark, Extrusion and Industrial feed production and processing in University of Ghent Belgium, Techniques in Recirculation aquaculture systems and use of X-ray technology in feed utilization analysis in LUKEE Laukaaa Finland, Techniques in Aquatic Sciences in Konnevessi Research station JYL Finland. He has presented papers in Aquaculture Canada 2000 and 2010, European Aquaculture Society conferences in Czech Republic 2011, and World Aquaculture Society conferences in Las Vegas USA 2012. He has featured in several research workshops all over Finland. Dr U.D Enyidi has several publications easily assessable via Research Gate, and Google search engines etc. He is a member of American Fisheries Society (AFS), World Aquaculture Society (WAS). While in University of Jyvaskyla, Dr.U.D Enyidi lectured in Department of Biological Sciences (2007-2012) and Department of Development and International Cooperation’s (DIC) University of Jyvaskyla (2010-2012). Presently Dr U.D Enyidi is a Senior lecturer Biological sc Godfrey Okoye University.



Born in Owerri on December 24, 1986, from Ogidi, Idemili Local Government Area, Anambra State, married with children. Dr. Chidinma obtained her first degree (2007) in Food Science and Technology from Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Then, M.Sc (2011) and Ph.D (2017) in Food Technology both from University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Also a Professional Diploma in Education (2013) from ESCET and a basic Diploma (2009) in French language from Alliance Francais, FCT. She has her major research interest in Food processing, biotechnology and product development, aimed towards food security while utilizing our local crops. She likes to teach and share the much knowledge she has acquired, this passion earned her the opportunity to serve as a lecturer at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu.



Mr Chosen Obih is a young scientist who is passionate about research in Plant Science with special interest in Plant Genomics. His objective is to contribute to the realization of food security in Africa and in training the next generation of Plant Scientists in Africa. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from Godfrey Okoye University Enugu and is currently pursuing his masters degree in Plant Biotechnology at University of Nigeria, Nsukka as a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholar. Chosen is one teaching assistant that is known for his love of science. His teaching philosophy is using variety of materials and methods to make science fun. As a teacher assistant, he engages students with wet labs, activities and drills for them to understand better. He believes that all students can achieve success as long as they are provided with the opportunity and are willing to work for it.


Chikezie Chidimma Claribel, is an assistant lecturer in the department of Biological sciences, faculty of Natural and Applied sciences, Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology at the University of Port Harcourt, Master of Science degree in Molecular Biology and currently a doctor of philosophy postgraduate student in molecular biology at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria. A lover of research and education thus have carried out several researches in different areas of interest.