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  16 Jan 2017

DR. OKEREKE HOPE CHUKWUEMEKA

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NAME:  DR. OKEREKE HOPE CHUKWUEMEKA

RANK:      READER/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

AREA:      INDUSTRIAL AND FOOD MICROBIOLOGY

DATE OF BIRTH:  27TH OF JULY, 1971

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

B.Sc. (HONS) (MICROBIOLOGY), M.Sc. (MICROBIOLOGY),

Ph.D. (FOOD MICROBIOLOGY)

 RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS

FERMENTING COWPEA SEEDS INTO A NOVEL FOOD CONDIMENT (TETFUND, NIGERIA AND LASBON TEXAS, USA)

AWARDS:

SOUTH EAST STUDENTS ASSOCIATION    ….   MERIT AWARD

UGWUEKE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION        ….  LEADERSHIP AWARD

 MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES:

1. NIGERIAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY (NSM). 

2. AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY (ASM)

3. SIGMA XI

 CURRENT RESEARCH INTEREST: FOOD, PUBLIC HEALTH AND INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY.

PUBLICATIONS:

JOURNALS

Okereke, H.C., Kanu, I. Nwachukwu,N.C. Anyanwu, E.C., Ehiri, J. and Merrick, J. (2005). Maternal and Child Health Prospects In Nigeria. The Scientific World Journal, 5:1-10.

Okereke, H.C. and Okereke, J.I. (2008). Identification of Lactic Acid Bacteria Using Cell Wall Amino Acids. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology, 22 (1):1719-1724.

Nwachukwu, N.C., Orji, A., Kanu,I. and Okereke, H.C. (2009).Epidemiology of Pulmonary Tuberculosis In Some Parts of Abia State, Federal Republic of Nigeria. Asian Journal of Epidemiology, 2 (1):13-19.

Okereke, H.C. and Achi, O.K. (2009). The Chemical and Microbiological Evaluation of Some Fermented Vegetables and Cereals. International Journal of Biotechnological And Allied Sciences. 4 (1): 475-481.

Akortha, E.E., Okereke, H.C. and Obiekezie, S.O. (2009). Plasmid Profiles Of Some Enteric Bacteria Of Diarrheal Origin. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology. 22 (1):1652-1659.

Okereke, H.C. And Achi, O.K., Ekwenye, U.N. and Odu, N.N. (2010). Biotechnological Properties Of Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated From Various Sources. International Journal Of Biotechnological And Allied Sciences. 5 (2): 680-684.

Okereke, H.C. And Achi, O.K., Ekwenye, U.N. and Odu, N.N. (2010). Functionality Vegetable And Cereal Juices Fermented With Lactic Acid Bacteria. International Journal Of Biotechnological And Allied Sciences. 5 (2): 693-698.

Eze, S.O., Cornelius, C., and Okereke, H.C. (2012). Phytochemical And Antimicrobial Analysis Of The Stem Bark Of Pterocarpus Santalinoides (Nturu Nkpa). Asian Journal Of Natural And Applied Sciences Volume 1 No 3. 26-32.

Okereke, H.C. And Achi, O.K., Ekwenye, U.N. and Orji, F.A. (2012). Antimicrobial Properties Of Probiotic Bacteria  From Various Sources. African  Journal Of Biotechnology. 11 (9): 9416-9421.

Eze, S.O., Cornelius, C., and Okereke, H.C. (2012). Comparison Of Phytochemical And Antimicrobial Analysis Of The Mature Leaves And Tender Leaves Of Pterocarpus Santalinoides (Nturu Nkpa). Sciencia Journal 1: 50-59.

Okereke, H.C. and Okereke, J.I. (2013). Evaluation Of The Physical And Chemical Quality Of Fermented Cereals And Vegetable Samples In Nigeria. PSB Journal Of Science 1: 1-10.

Okereke, H.C. and Okereke, J.I. (2013). Preliminary Evaluation Of The Fermentation Dynamics Including Growth Kinetics And Physico-Chemical Changes Occurring In The Fermentation Of  Cereals And Vegetable Samples In Nigeria. PSB Journal Of Science 1: 41-48.

Udo, A.U., Amechi, O., Emmanuel, O.O. Okereke, H.C. and Udo, M.U. (2013). Seroprevalence And The Benefits Of Eradicating Helicobacter Pylori In Glaucoma Patients: A South Eastern Nigerian Study. Blindness And Low Vision Journal 2: 29-35.

Okereke, H. C., Ogbonnaya, E.S.  and Eze, S.O.  (2014). Bacteriological And Physicochemical Qualities Of Some Borehole Water In Aba South Metropolis, Abia State Nigeria.  Asian Journal Of Natural And Applied Sciences. 3(3): 83-91.

Eze, S.O, Cornelius , C.  and Okereke, H.C. (2015). Comparison Of The Phytochemical, Physiochemical And Antimicrobial Analysis Of The Mature Leaves And Stem Bark Of Pterocarpus  Santalinoides. Nigerian Journal Of Microbiology. 27(1): 1-10.

 Okereke, H. C. and Hans-Anukam, U. (2015). The Microbial Changes Of Fermenting Cowpea Seeds Into A Novel Food Condiment(Agwaure) At Varying Temperatures And pH. Asian Journal Of Natural And Applied Sciences. 4 (3): 62-70.

Ezejindu, C.N., Nwachukwu, N.C., Onwuchekwa, E.C., Onyeagba, R.A., Nwaugo,V.O., Okereke, H.C. and Otutu, E.C. (2016). Survey of Malarial Parasitesin Blood Donors From Selected Hospitals In Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. Unique Research Journal Of Medicine And Medical Sciences, 4 (6): 64-68.

Ezejindu, C.N., Onyeagba, R.A., Nwaugo, V.O., Okereke,H.C. and Nwachukwu, N.C., (2016). Phytochemical Analysis Of Azadirichta indica(Leaf) And Mucuna pruriens (Seed) Extract. Unique Research Journal Of Medicine And Medical Sciences, 4(5): 34-37.

Ogodo, A.C., Ugbogu, O.C., Onyeagba, R.A., Okereke, H.C. and Agwaranze, D.I. (2016). Dynamics Of Functional Properties Of Maize Flours Fermented With Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) Consortium  Isolated From Cereal. FUW Trends In Science And Technology Journal, 1(1): 134-138.

Okereke, H. C., Ajunwa, K.V. and Owanta, J. (2016). Physicochemical Properties Of Fresh And Probioticated Fruit Juices With Lactobacillus casei Produced In Nigeria. Asian Journal Of Natural And Applied Sciences. 5 (2): 9-15.

Okoronkwo, C.U., Udensi. E.A., Okereke, H. C., and Ndubuisi, N.O.. (2016). Amino Acid Profile And Growth Promoting Response Of Fermented And Germinated Complementary Foods Based On Maize And Pigeon Pea Flour. International Journal Of Innovative Research And Development. 5(10): 192-196.

 Textbooks

Okereke, H.C. and Onuoha, U. (1999, 2001): In Chapter Nine: Principles Of Sterilization And Disinfection. Editors: Onwuchekwa, E.C. And Umeham, S.N.) 111-118. Introduction To Laboratory Techniques For Life Sciences. Rap Publishers Okigwe, Nigeria.

Okafor, T.I. and Okereke, H.C. (1999, 2001). In: Chapter Fourteen: Techniques In The Dissection Of Vertebrates. (Editors: Onwuchekwa, E.C. And Umeham, S.N.) 169-178. Introduction To Laboratory Techniques For Life Sciences. Rap Publishers Okigwe, Nigeria.

Okereke, H.C. (1999 and 2004). Application Of Biotechnology In The Recovery Of Metals In: Fundamentals Of Biotechnology 2nd Edition. Crystal Publishers Owerri, Nigeria.

Okereke, H.C. (2004).  General Principles Of Microbial Investigations In: General Microbiology. Research And Academic Publishers Okigwe, Nigeria.

Okereke, H.C. (2004). Chapters 2,3,6,7,8,11 And 19 In: Laboratory Guide For Microbiology. Crystal Publishers Okigwe, Nigeria.

Okereke, H.C. (2004). Hypersensitivity In: Basic Microbiology. Crystal Publishers Okigwe, Nigeria.

Okereke, H.C. (2004). Immunodeficiency In: Basic Immunology. Crystal Publishers Okigwe, Nigeria.

Okereke, H.C. (2004). Transplantation Immunology In: Basic Immunology. Crystal Publishers Okigwe, Nigeria.

Iheukwumere, I. and Okereke, H.C. (2014). Chapter 2 Public Health Systems  In: Modern Text In Public Health Education For Tertiary Institutions (Edited By G.N. Chima) Pgs 23-32.

Okereke, H.C. (2014). Chapter 15 Food and Nutrition In Public Health In: Modern Text In Public Health Education For Tertiary Institutions (Edited By G.N. Chima) Pgs 23-32.

Okereke, H.C. (2012). Chapters 1-7 Principles of Pharmaceutical Microbiology.  Pgs 1-144.

Okereke, H.C. (2012). Chapters 1-9 Quality Control, Analytical And Biotechnological Microbiology (Edited By Okereke, H.C.) Pgs 1-166.