Dr. Chidi Uzoma Igwe
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Dr. Chidi Uzoma Igwe

Senior Lecturer
Department of Biochemistry, Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Medical Biochemistry from Abia State University, Nigeria

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Chidi Uzoma Igwe currently works at the Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Technology Owerri. Chidi does research in Clinical Chemistry, Nutritional Biochemistry and Medicinal plants. His most recent publication is "Alterations in Lipid Profile and Atherogenic Predictor Indices of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients in Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria", which was published in Biochemistry.

He is a certified Medical Laboratory Scientist (Chemical Pathologist) and, an Examiner for and a Fellow of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN). He has attended and presented papers in many local and international conferences and workshops, and has anchored many continuing professional development (CPD) courses for clinical biochemists and medical laboratory scientists. Many of the CPD courses centered on sourcing of biomedical data, their processing, analysis and packaging for publication purposes.

He has published over 80 scholarly articles in national and international journals, and has written many book chapters in mainstream University texts on General Biochemical and Analytical Techniques, Clinical Biochemistry, and Research Methods and Biostatistics. He has successfully supervised many undergraduate and postgraduate theses.

Area of Interest:

Medical Biochemistry
Analytical Biochemistry
Clinical Biochemistry
Enzymology and Electrophoresis
Medical Laboratory Technology

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Igwe, C.U., E.E. Ewuga, C.O. Ujowundu, I.O. Onyeocha and V.A. Onwuliri, 2022. Serum protein concentration and amino acid profile of HIV/HBV co-infected subjects on HAART in Plateau State, Nigeria. Afr. H. Sci., 22: 418-30.
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  2. Ayoka, T.O., N. Nwachukwun, A.C. Ene, C.U. Igwe and C.O. Nnadi, 2020. Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometric Analyses of Potential Antioxidant Constituents from Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides Leaves: Probing into the Role of Alkaloids Trop. J. Nat. Prod. Res., 4: 817-823.
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  3. Ojiako, O.A., C.O. Ujowundu, C.S. Alisi, C.U. Igwe and C.A. Ogbuji, 2018. South Eastern Nigerian seafood diets have desirable effects on biochemical indices of experimental rabbits. Pak. J. Nutr., 17: 421-426.
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  4. Anugweje, K.C., O.A. Ojiako, C.U. Igwe, W.A. Nwachukwu and C.A. Ogbuji, 2018. Biochemical evaluation of the effects of Nigerian polyherbal preparation on Wistar rabbits. Funct. Foods Health Dis., Vol. 2. 10.31989/ffhd.v2i6.89.
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  5. Ojiako, O., 2014. Evaluation of the Amino Acid Profile and Haemoglobin Polymerization Inhibition Potential of Some Nigerian Legumes. Br. Pharm. Res., 2: 80-88.
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  6. Igwe, C.U., A.O. Ojiako, J.E. Okwara, A.A. Emejulu and R.N. Nwaoguikpe, 2014. Biochemical and haematologic effects of intake of Macrotermes nigeriensis fortified functional diet. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 17: 282-286.
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  7. Ene, A.C., N.G. Edeh, C. Bonny-Okoli, O.A. Ojiako, C.O. Ujowundu and C.U. Igwe, 2014. In vitro and in vivo antitrypanosomal effects of methanol and aqueous extracts of Picralima nitida. Br. J. Pharm. Res., 4: 644-653.
  8. Ibegbulem, C.O., C.U. Igwe, G.N. Okwu, C.O. Ujowundu, E.N. Onyeike and E.O. Ayalogu, 2013. Total amino acid profiles of heat-processed fresh Elaeis guineensis and Raphia hookeri wines. Food Chem., 138: 1616-1620.
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  9. Igwe, C.U., O.A. Ojiako, K.C. Anugweje, L.A. Nwaogu and C.O. Ujowundu, 2012. Amino acid profile of raw and locally processed seeds of Prosopis Africana and Ricinus communis: Potential antidotes to protein malnutrition. Funct. Foods Health Dis., 2: 107-119.
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