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Uzoamaka Ogechi George-Okafor

Country of origin: Nigeria Currently in: Nigeria, Enugu General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background


2007 Doctorate Biological Systems and Organisms
1990 Doctorate Biological Systems and Organisms
1982 Master Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

My current research activities include the following: 1. Purification & characterization of keratinolytic enzyme from isolated Bacillus species; 2. Production, Purification and immobilization of amylase enzyme from Lactobacillus plantarum. 3. Efficiency of probiotic Lactobacillus spp as bio-preservative agents for home-processed tomato paste

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. George-Okafor, U. O., Mike-Anosike, E. E. and Nwachukwu, F. U. (2019). In vitro evaluation of antibacterial potential of combined extract from Kalanchoe pinnata and Citrus aurantifolia on Otitis-media pathogens. Asian Journal of Biological Sciences, 12: 61-66.

2.George-Okafor, U., Nwachukwu, U. and Mike-Anosike, E. (2018). Screening and identification of predominant Laactobacillus spp from fermented milled-mixed corn-soybean wastes. International Journal of Sciencific &Engineering Research, 9(2): 2050-2060.

3. George-Okafor, U.O., Tasie, F.O. and Anyamene, N. C. (2013). Studies on low-cost
substrates and other cultural conditions for optimal amylase yield from Aspergillus oryzae-
SR2. American Journal of Food Technology, 8(1) 54-64.

4. George-Okafor, U. O. and E. E. Mike-Anosike, (2012). Screening and optimal
protease production by Bacillus sp-SW2, using low-cost substrate-medium. Research
Journal of Microbiology, 7:327-336.

5. George-Okafor, U.O. and Odibo, F.J.C. (2011). Purification and some properties of
thermo-stable alkaline serine protease from thermophilic Bacillus sp. Gs-3. Journal of
Biological Sciences, 11(4): 299-306.

6. George-Okafor, U.O. (2011). The use of dry lab in facilitating wet lab study on
microbial culture and microscopy. TWOWS Africa International Journal of Science
and Technology, 2(1&2): 1-11.

7. George-Okafor, U.O., and Anosike, E. E. (2011). Fermented corn waste liquor as a
potential source for probiotic Lactic Acid Bacteria. Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology, 22: 17- 22

8.George-Okafor, U.O., and Anosike, E.E. (2010). The potentials of lime (Citrus
aurantifolia) for improving traditional corn fermentation for probiotic Lactic Acid
Bacteria. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 9(12): 1207-1213.

9. George-Okafor, U. O. (2010). Use of small group studies with the teacher as “A guide on the
side” for deep learning approach: A case study on Microbial Physiology and Metabolism.
Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education, 11(1): 93-94.

10. George-Okafor, U.O., Tasie, F.O. and Muotoe-Okafor, F. (2009). Hydrocarbon
degradation potentials of indigenous fungal isolates from petroleum contaminated
soils. Journal of Physical and Natural Sciences, 3(1): 1-6.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
1. Teaching and research supervision of both undergraduate and postgraduate students 2. Director of ESUT Biotechnology Centre


Biotechnology Society of Nigeria
American Society of Microbiology
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Jul 2014
• Had distinguished Lecturers’ Service Award
Had distinguished Lecturers’ Service Award presented by ESUT Governing Council and Management, July, 2014.

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