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Prof Ijeh, Ifeoma Irene

Prof  Ijeh,  Ifeoma  Irene

Name
Prof Ijeh, Ifeoma Irene

Dean

Biography

Full Name:         Ijeh,  Ifeoma  Irene

Date of Birth:      12th April 1965

Place of Birth:  Anua, Uyo, Nigeria

Nationality:    Nigerian

Residential Address:    Dr. Alozie’s Quarters, Isiama Afaraukwu,

Behind No. 1 Okpara Avenue, Umuahia

Permanent Home Address:   7 Jarret Street, Asaba, Delta State

Marital Status:  Married

No. of children (ages):  Four (21, 19+, 14+ and11)

Name and address of spouse: Dr. Ikechukwu B. Ijeh

Dept of Physics, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

Email:  ijeh.ifeoma@mouau.edu.ng, ijehirene@yahoo.com

Phone contact: +2348064719842                              

 INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED WITH DATES            

1971-1973       Holy Rosary School, Aba                  

1973-1976   Constitution Crescent Pri Schl, Aba       First School Leaving Certificate (Merit)

1976-1981    Queen’s School, Enugu                West African School Certificate

1981-1985      University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria    B.Sc. Hons.  in Biochemistry

1987-1989       University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry

1992-1999       University of Nigeria,  Nsukka, Nigeria.  Ph.D degree in Biochemistry

NON-ACADEMIC CERTIFICATES

 2005-  Pointman Leadership Institute Training in Principle Based leadership. Level One  (Importance of Ethics). Certificate of Completion

 2008-  Jerusalem Pilgrim Certificate for completion of the 2008 Pilgrimage to Israel.

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

NON TENURED POSITIONS

DATE             EMPLOYMENT                                         POSITION/JOB DESCRIPTION

1985-1986       Army Day Secondary School                         NYSC (Science Teacher)

Army Barracks, Ogoja                       

1988                Biochemistry Department                               Practical Demonstrator

University of Port Harcourt               

TENURED APPOINTMENTS

1989-1992       PRODA Enugu                       Research Officer 1

1989-1994       PRODA Enugu                       Snr. Research Officer

1994-1997       Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU)       Lect II

1997-2000                      “                                           Lect I

2000-2001                               “                                Snr Lecturer

2001- 2007    Michael Okpara University  of Agriculture, Umudike    Snr Lecturer      

2007-2010                               “      Assoc. Professor

2010-date                                “     Professor

APPOINTMENTS HELD WITH DATES:

1996-1997:        Deputy Head of Department, Medical Biochemistry, CMHS, ABSU, Uturu.

1997-2001:        Head of Department, Medical Biochemistry, CMHS, ABSU, Uturu.  

2006 – 2008: Head, Dept of Biochemistry, CNAS, MOUA, Umudike, (Successfully led the         Department through Accreditation visitation)

Nov 2008- May 2010Acting Director, Centre for Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology (Pioneered the Acting  director).  Achievements:  Developed the vision and mission for the Centre. Supervised, planned building and delivery of Equipment for the  for the Centre.

Initiated linkages with National and Zonal Biotechnology programmes and other sister Institutions.

Apr-May 2009:  Visiting Scholar, Utah State University, Logan, Utah State, USA

Feb. 2010-Jan 2011:   Visiting Lecturer, University of Port Harcourt, PH

May 2011 to date: Desk Officer TETFUND Academic Staff Training and Development, MOUAU

December 2011 to May, 2013: Ag.Head Dept of Chemistry

May 2013-date: Dean College of Natural Sciences, MOUAU

Feb 2013-date: Member Governing Council, MOUAU

AD HOC, UNIVERSITY ASSIGNMENTS/ COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS IN ABSU

University level

1997-2001       Member, University Senate

1999-2001       Hall Mistress, Aguiyi Ironsi Hostel, ABSU

1998-2001       Welfare Officer, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ABSU

May 2000        Chairman, Panel of Investigation into Examination Malpractice in IDEA – Lagos Outreach of Abia State University, Uturu

March 2000.    Chairman, Panel of Investigation into Alleged cases of Examination Malpractice that took place during the 1st and 2nd semester examinations of 1999/2000 Session, IDEA Lagos Outreach of ABSU.

2000- 2001      Member, Panel of Investigation on Alleged demanding and receiving of gratification from a student by a Patrol Supervisor. 

Oct. 2000        Chairman, Panel of Investigation into a Case of Examination Malpractice in a Student Project: ABSU

STATUTORY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS IN MOUAU

2002-Date       Member, University Senate

2006-2008       Member, Board of the Postgraduate School

2011-to date                            “

2002 - 2006     College Representative on the Board of School of General and Remedial

                        Studies

2013(Feb) –Date: Member, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike  Governing Council.

AD HOC, UNIVERSITY ASSIGNMENTS

 2004 - 2006    Hall Mistress, Female Hostel

Feb. 2004        Member, Senate Committee on Preparation of Students Results and Transcripts

Feb. 2006        Member, Senate Panel of Investigation into the Disturbances by Students on 21st February in MOUAU

2006                Chairman, Panel of Investigation into Alleged Victimization of 2 Students in a course taught by Dr. U.A.U. Onyebinama.

2006                Member, MOUAU Taskforce on Utilities.

2007-date        Member, MOUAU Committee on Staff Physical Fitness Exercise

2008 - date      Member, Senate Committee on University Endowment

2008                Member, Senate Committee on Review of Examinations and Examination Procedures.     

2011-date: Member Committee on Reorganization of Academic Programmes in the        MOUAU

Sept - Oct 2011:Member panel of Investigation on Allegation of Sexual Harassment made by

Chioma Ezera against Mr H.U.Onyendi.

Oct –Nov. 2011: Panel of investigation on non-release of outstanding examination results of Mathematics/ Statistics/Computer Science students.

February 2012-Date: Member, Local Organizing committee on International Training Workshop on Production of Organic Honey and other Honey Bee products in the tropics.

May -2012-date-Member, Committee on Production of Establishment to guide MOUAU in Appointments and Promotions of Staff. 

COMMITTEES AND APPOINTMENTS EXTERNAL

2011 to date: National financial secretary, Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

NATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS

INEC Returning Officer, April 9th , 2011National Assembly Elections at Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency , Abia State.

INEC Returning Officer, State House of Assembly Elections at Umuahia South Staate Constituency held 26th April, 2011.

INEC LGA Collation Officer Umuahia South LGA, Abia State for GubernatorialElections held, 26th April, 2011.

INEC LGA COLLATION OFFICER, RUN OFF ELECTIONS IMO STATE

JAMB UTME Supervision, 2012- Abia State

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • 2002-2008     Member, Local Church Council, Living Faith Church, Umuahia.
  • 2008-2009    Pioneer Chairman, Kingdom Heritage Model Schools Implementation       Committee, Living Faith Church, Umuahia
  • 2000-date      Deaconess, Living Faith Church, Umuahia
  • 2006-date      Member, Asaba Development Association (ADA), Umuahia Branch
  • 2006-date   Member, Governing Board, Christian Support Initiatives (C.S.I) - A Non- Governmental Organization involved in providing skills acquisition and public enlightenment on topical issues to women, youth and children.
  • 2002 - 2009   Member, Child Evangelism Fellowship Committee, Abia State

EXTERNAL MODERATION OF EXAMINATIONS

External Examiner: Undergraduate, Department of Biochemistry, University of Benin,

2014-(79candidates)

External Examiner: Undergraduate, Department of Biochemistry, Rhema University, Aba, 2014-

Doctoral External Examinatinons

2012: Egbuonu Anthony Chinedu (PG/Ph.D/09/1193). Effect Of High L-Arginine on Selected Markers of Metabolic Syndrome in Albino rats” University of Nigeria

2014: Ekwe, Asuquo O.(NFS/Ph.D/09/001). Report on Examination of “Effect of Sex, Age and Food type on Glycaemic index of Some Staple foods consumed in Calabar Metropolis , University of Calabar

 (Masters Examinations)

2008. Nkwonta, C.G. “The nutritional potential and biochemical effects of Tetracarpidium conophorum nut as a dietary protein supplement in male albino rats”. University of Nigeria, Nsukka - Examination of Masters Dissertation (23rd September 2008).

2009. Ogbu, Ambrose Ejiofor. “Effect of Esculetin on some Biochemical Parameters of Rats” University of Nigeria Nsukka - Examination of Masters Dissertation (11th November 2009).

2009. Edokwe, Chinelo. “Comparative studies of some Nutritional factors of Persea Americana and Dacryodes edulis and their effects on some Biochemical parameters in albino rats”.

University of Nigeria Nsukka - Examination of Masters Dissertation (18th December, 2009).

2011: Uchendu  Nene Orizu: Body fat and Blood pressure levels of pupils in selected primary schools in Nsukka Local Government.

University of Nigeria Nsukka - Examination of Masters Dissertation (2011)

2011: Kelechi Ebisike Vivian : Incidence of Obesity and it’s predisposition to Metabolic syndrome among female students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

University of Nigeria Nsukka - Examination of Masters Dissertation (2011).

2011: Akpata Ebere Immaculata (Pg/M.Sc/09/51158). Calcium, Magnesium And Zinc Concentrations in Selected Leafy Vegetables and the Seeds of Legumes, Gourds And Fruits”

University of Nigeria Nsukka - Examination of Masters Dissertation (2012).

2012: Odo, Ifeoma Felicia (PG/MSc/08/49148)

The Relationship among Body Composition, Body Mass Index, Sodium and Potassium Ions in a Population Of Secondary School Students In Enugu And Its Environs” University of Nigeria Nsukka - Examination of Masters Dissertation (2012).

2013: AGHARA, IFEYINWA DOROTHY (PG/M.Sc/10/57053).

“A comparative study of the Effects of leaf Extracts of Moringa oleifera and Telfairia occidentalis on some Biochemical and Haematological parameters in wistar rats. University of Nigeria Nsukka - Examination of Masters Dissertation (2013).

2013: ONYEA-AGOWO EBELE  (PG/M.Sc/07/43870).

 Cytotoxicity and Antretroviral effects of the Aqueous, Methanol and Chloroform Extracts of Moringa Oleifera Roots  , University of Nigeria Nsukka - Examination of Masters Dissertation (2013).

2013: Anaduaka, Emeka Godwin

Comparative Anti-Diabetic Effects of Ethanol Extracts of Newbouldia leavis Leaves and Stem on Some Biochemical and Histopathological Indices in Alloxan Induced Diabetic Rats University of Nigeria Nsukka - Examination of Masters Dissertation (2013).

2014: Afia, Inimfon Uko (g2011/MSc/BCH/FT/369)

Implications of Cassava Extract from Bodo City, an

Oil-polluted community in Ogoni land on Biochemical parameters, Hematological indices and Liver enzymes/histology”, University of Port –Harcourt-Examination of MSc dissertation 2014

2014 Emeh, Cynthia Chioma (G2011/MSC/BCH/PT/381).

:Chemical Composition And Anti-Hyperlipidemic Activities Of Aqueous Extracts Of Costus Afer (Bush Cane) Stems”, By Emeh Cynthia .University of Port –Harcourt-Examination of MSc dissertation 2014

2014: Eteng, Ofem Effiom ( BCHM/M.Sc/11/017) Comparative Effect of Two Anti-Diabetic Plants  Cataranthus Roseus And Nauclea Latifolia on Some Biochemical Indices of Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Albino Wistar.  Rats Dept of Biochemistry, University of Calabar.

2014: Uti Daniel Ejim (BCHM/M.Sc/11/003) Biochemical and Histo-Pathological Evaluation of Vernonioside E Saponin in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Albino Wistar Rats.  Dept of Biochemistry, University of Calabar.

Examined several MSc for Department of Biochemistry, University of Port Harcourt, University of Benin, Federal University of Technology Owerri.

MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED SOCIETIES

1.   Member, Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB) - 1988 to date.

2.   Member, Third World Organization for Women in Science. (TWOWS) - 1990 to date

3.   Fellow African Scientific Institute (ASI). March 2011 to date.

4. Associate Member; American Society for Nutrition: 2013 to date

CURRENT RESEARCH FOCUS

  • Chemopreventive effects of dietary vegetables and indigenous medicinal plants and their constituents (Nutripreventio).
  • Establishing molecular basis for the chemoprotective roles of dietary vegetables and medicinal plants against cancer and other degenerative diseases
  • Toxicological evaluation and characterization of bioactive principles fron Nigerian Medicinal plants.
  • Current diseases of research interest: Metabolic syndrome, obesity, Cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and prostrate disorders
  • Plant Biotechnology.
  • Evaluation of Anti-obesity effect of Vernonia amygdalina leaves extract in mice.

Research grants:

  1. Competitive Research Grant Scheme Projects/Programmes Project Identity :RFA No: ARCN/ARCN/CARGS/01/S.5/I/77
    1. A) Project title: Development and Deployment of Molecular Markers for Improvement of Tolerance to Biotic Stresses in Cassava. Team: Egesi C.N, Fregene M, Okogbeni E, Mbanaso E.N.A, Onyeka A and Ijeh I.I
  2. MOUAU. Research grants: Production of ethanol from some CMD resistant cassava varieties
  3. TWAS travel grant for participation in ICGEB/IUBMB Course  on Non-Communicable Diseases in Developing Countries, held at Cape Town South Africa, 15th -19th October, 2012.
  4. TETFund Research Grant: 2013: Evaluation of Anti-obesity effect of Vernonia amygdalina Del leaves extract in mice and rats.

TEAM: Ijeh, I.I (PI), Herbert U, Onwuka G.I., Asomugha A, Ejike E.C.C, Egedigwe C.A

Awards: An award of Excellence by 2011/2012 EXCO of the Nigerian Society for Biochemistry Students (NABS).

POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION

Successfully supervised 12  M.Sc. candidates (Research completed and thesis successfully defended) and 3  Ph.D students.

Currently supervising five (6) Postgraduate students.

Ph.D Supervision

  1. Obimba Clarence Kelechukwu (2011) Ameliorative effects of weaning formulae on wistar albino rats administered heavy metals contaminated waters. Major -Supervisor
  2. Omale, James (2009). Chemical, Biochemical and Toxicological studies on Cisus multistrata (Vitaceae) plant. – Co-Supervision
  3. Ukaegbu Patricia(2012): Effect of maternal nutrition and body composition on lactation performance and breast milk composition. Co -supervision

M.Sc. Supervision successfully completed.

1. Elezuo, Elezuo Okorie (2006). Effect of some processing methods on the malonaldehyde content of some selected Nigerian legumes and cereals.

2. Okorie, Uchechukwu (2008). Predisposition to atherosclerosis in Umuahia and Ishiagu residents using elevated lipid levels as indices.

3. Igwe, Kalu K. (2008). Effect of administration of aqueous extract of Vernonia amygdalina Del on uterine contraction and milk production in guinea pigs.

4. Orieke, Daniel A (2009). Changes in plasma alkaline phosphatase activity, calcium and albumin concentration during adolescents in an urban and rural Abia State locality.

5. Nwokohuru, O. W. (2009). Effect of storage on the oxidative stability of palm oil samples produced from Elaeis guineensis  and  Elaeis oleifera.

6. Akpan, Christiana Ukpong (2009). Plasma iron zinc and iodine concentrations in subjects aged nine to sixteen in Abia state Nigeria.

7. Ibe, Daberechi (2009). The effect of storage on the indigenous antioxidant content of some in fruits.

8. Egedigwe, Chima Agatha (2010). Effect of dietary Vernonia amygdalina Del and Vernonia colorata Willd on blood lipid profile and relative organ weights in albino rats.

9. Onwukwe Amarachukwu Ulunma (2010) Effect of dietary incorporation of Vernonia amygdalina . Del and Vernonia colorata  on some pancreatic and kidney functions of albino rats.

10. Edward  A.C (2010). Nutritional and Phytochemical composition of fresh and processed leaves of Bush Apple, Sweet- After (Heinsia crinata).

11. Ahaiwe Udochi Elvis(2012) The effect of oral administration of leaf extract of Vernonia amygdalina on Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in rats.

Doctoral Level Research

1989          M.Sc. Research Embodied by Thesis: ß- amylase from some Local plant materials. Enzymes were isolated and partially purified and crystallized by freeze drying from over twenty plant sources, viz: cereals and tubers

 

1999          Ph.D. Research Embodied by Thesis: Role of two varieties of Vernonia amygdalina in Chemoprevention of AFBI induced hepatotoxicity. Research involved animal experiments, feed formulation, toxin administration, estimation of enzymes involved in detoxification and liver function. 

Courses taught at undergraduate

BCM 211-General Biochemistry 1    

BCM 221- General Biochemistry 1   

BCM 318:Nutritional Biochemistry

BCM 416: Industrial Biochemistry   

BCM 422: Biochemical Reasoning

BCM 424: Biochemical Pharmacology

Postgraduate levels

BCM  811-Advanced general Biochemistry             

BCM 812-Nutritional Biochemistry                          

BCM 912-Membrane and organelle Biochemistry    

BCM 913-Advanced neurobiochemistry

BCM 822- Res. Methods in Biochemistry

BCM: 825: Biochemical Pharmacology and toxicology

PUBLICATIONS

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

1. Nedolisa, I.I. and Ayalogu, E.O. (1992). ß-amylase from some Nigerian Tubers. Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry 7: 47-52.

2. Ijeh, I.I. (1996) Incidence of Proteinuria in Pregnancy in Normotensive Nigerian women. Orient Journal of Medicine 8 (1-4): 36-39.

3. Ijeh, I.I., Nwaugo V.O. and Obidoa, O. (1996). Comparative Studies on the Nutritive Phytochemical and Antimicrobial Properties of Two Varieties of Vernonia amygdalina. Plant Products Research Communications 1(1): 71-75. .

4. Ngwu, N., and Ijeh, I.I. (1999). Effects of Cold Extracts of Azadiracta indica, A. Juss on rat liver enzymes. Plant  Products Research Journal 4: 17-22.

5. Udensi, E.A., Ijeh, I.I. and Akandu, C.G. (2000). Performance of Rats fed some Weaning Diets with Locally Sourced Ingredients. Journal of Health and Visual Sciences 2: 6-11.

6. Ngwu, N and Ijeh, I.I. (2000). Nutritive Value of Some Selected Indigenous Spices. Plant Products Research  Journal  5: 33-37.

7. Ijeh, I.I. and Obidoa, O. (2001). Effect of Dietary Incorporation of Two Varieties of Vernonia amygdalina on Mean Relative Organ Weights of Weanling Albino Rats. Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 16(3 ): 50 (Proc. Supplement).

8. Udensi, E.A., Ijeh, I.I and Ogbonna, U. (2002). Effect of Traditional Processing on the Phytochemical and Nutrient Composition of some Local Nigerian Leafy Vegetables.   Journal of Science and Technology 8: 35-38.

9. Ijeh, I.I., Unaegbu, S.U. and Anaga, A.O. (2004). Studies on some Nutritional and Toxicological Properties of Mucuna sloanei. Journal of Biological Research and Biotechnology 2(1): 24 – 28.

10. Ijeh, I.I., Njoku, O.U. and Ekenze, E.C. (2004). Medicinal Evaluation of Extracts of Xylopia aethiopica and Ocimum gratissimum. Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Sciences 26(1): 44 – 47.

11. Ijeh, I.I. and Obidoa, O. (2004). Effect of Dietary incorporation of Vernonia amygdalina Del on AFB1 Induced hepatotoxocity in Weanling Albino rats. Jamaican Journal of Science and Technology 15:32-36.

12. Njoku, O.U., Ijeh, I.I.,  Njinaka, A.E., Alumanah, E.O. and Ezeanyika, L.U.S. (2004). The Effect of some Respiratory Inhibitors on the Lipase Activity of Germinating Peanuts. Bio-Research 2(2): 34 – 36. 

13. Ijeh, I.I, and Omodamiro, O.D. (2005). Antimicrobial Effects of Ethanolic and Aqueous Fractions of two Spices, Ocimum gratissimum and Xylopia aethiopica. Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants 13: 455-460.

14. Ijeh, I.I. and Agbo, C.C A. (2006). Body and Organ Weight Changes Following Administrations of Aqueous Extracts of Ficus exasparata. Vahl on white Albino Rats.  Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 5 (4):277-279.

15. Ijeh, I.I. and Agomuo, O. (2006). Effects of aqueous extracts of Hyptis suaveolens Poit on liver function in an experimental rabbit model. Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants 18:339-343.

16. Ijeh I.I and Adedokun, A.T (2006) Effects of Administration Ethanolic Extract of Vernonia amygdalina .Del on Kidney Function of Experimental Rabbit Model. Research Journal of Biotechnology 1(1):34-35.   

17. Ijeh, I.I and Elezuo, E.O (2007). Effect of Some Processing Methods on Malonaldehyde Contents of Some Cereals.  Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 13(3):383-386

18. Ijeh, I.I., Edeoga, H.O., Jimoh, M.A. and Ejeke, C. (2007). Preliminary Phytochemical, Nutritional and Toxicological Evaluation of Leaves and Stems of Hyptis suaveolens. Research Journal of Pharmacology 1(2): 34-36.

19. Ijeh, I.I. and Ukweni, A.I. (2007). Acute Effect of Administration of Ethanol Extracts of Ficus exasperate Vahl on Kidney Function in Albino Rats. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research 1(2): 27-29.

20. Ijeh, I.I., Nworgu, E.C. and Agriga, M.E. (2007). Evaluation of Nutritional Status of Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinic in Federal Medical Centre Umuahia (Abia State) Using Biochemical Indices. Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences 28(2): 98-103.

21. Onimawo I.A, Ijeh, I.I., Ukoha, U. and Nwachukwu, G.T. (2007). Determination of the glycemic index steamed cakes using two different legumes, bambara nut (Vigna    subterranean) and cowpea (Vigna unguiculata). African Journal of Biochemistry Research 1(7):142-147.

22. Udensi, E.A., Ijeh, I.I. and Kanu, C.P. (2008).  Effect of processing on the toxicity of Mucuna jaspada flour. African Journal of Biotechnology 7(18):3357-3359.

23. Ijeh, I.I. and Elezuo, E.O (2008). Changes in malonaldehyde contents of some roasted legumes. Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 23(1): 39-41.

24. Nwaogu, I.A, Onyeze, C.E, Alisi, C.S., Ijeh, I.I. and Onyeze, G.O.C. (2008). Petroleum hydrocarbon induced changes in tissues of the native fowl (Gallus domesticus) following chronic exposure. Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 23(1): 42-46

25. Udensi, E.A, Ijeh, I.I. and Ikealugo, E.C. (2009). Nutrient content and toxicological properties of Raw and Processed Mucuna cochinchinensis. Journal of Science and Technology 15: 29-32

26. Omale, J., Okafor, P.N. and Ijeh, I.I. (2009). Studies on the Glyconutrients and Antimicrobial Efficacy of Cissus multistriata. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research 2(3): 67-74

27. Omale,  James, Okafor, Polycarp Nnacheta and Ijeh, Irene Ifeoma (2009). Chemical composition and effects of aqueous extracts of Cissus multitrata on some biochemical parameters in albino rats. International Journal of Pharm. Tech. Research 1(3):509-513

28.  Ijeh, Ifeoma Irene and Orieke, Daniel (2009). Changes in Alkaline phosphatase activity during adolescence in an urban and sub urban locality in Abia State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 23(2): 30-34

29. Ijeh, Ifeoma I., Okwujiako, Ikechukwu A., Nwosu, Princess C. and Nnodim, Henry I. (2009). Phytochemical composition of Pleurotus tuber-regium and effect of its dietary incorporation on body organ weights and serum triacylglycerols in albino mice. Journal of Medicinal Plant Research 3(11): 941-945.

30. Ijeh, I.I., Igwe, K.K. and Ejike, C.E.C.C. (2010). Effect of leaf Aqueous extracts of Vernonia amygdalina Del on contraction of mammary gland and uterus of guinea pig dams. American Journal of Tropical and Public Health.1(3); 107-116

31. Omale, J., Okafor, P.N. and Ijeh, I.I. (2010). Partial purification and antioxidant activity of partially purified Cissus multistriata leaf extract fractions.  International Journal of Pharm. Tech. Research 2(1): 216-221.

32. Ijeh, I.I. and Egedigwe, C.A. (2010). Effect of dietary incorporation of Vernonia colorata (Willd) leaves on blood lipid profile in Albino rats. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 4(1):100-106.

33. Omale, J., Okafor, P.N. and Ijeh, I.I. (2010). Assessment of bioactivity and membrane stabilizing potentials of Cissus multistriata fruits extracts. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Nanotechnology 1(4):774-778

34. Ejike, C.E.C.C., Nwankwo, O.O and Ijeh, I.I (2010). Consumption of coconut milk did not increase cardiovascular risk in mice. International Journal of Current Research 6:63-64.

35. Ijeh I I and Nwoji V.D. (2010) Changes in some biological parameters and serum lipids in rats fed 40% Vernonia amygdalina (Del) and Vernonia colorata (Willd) incorporated diets. International Journal of Current Research 9: 10-13

36.  Ijeh, Ifeoma Irene and Obidoa, Onyechi (2010) Biochemical and histopathological changes in liver of albino rats fed diets incorporated with Vernonia amygdalina and Vernonia colorata leaves. International Journal of Medicine and Molecular Sciences 2(10):285-289.

37. Ijeh, I.I., Okorie, U and Ejike, C.E.C.C (2010). Obesity, metabolic syndrome and BMI-metabolic-risk sub-phenotypes: A study of an adult Nigerian population. Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 1(6): 254-260.

38. Egedigwe, A.C and Ijeh I.I (2010). Body and Organ Weight changes following dietary incorporation of Vernonia colorata and Vernonia amygdalina Del in albino rats. Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences 31(2): 58-62

39. Ijeh, I.I. and Ejike, Chukwunonso E. C.C.C (2010) Current perspectives on the medicinal               potentials of Vernonia amygdalina Del. Journal of Medicinal Plant Research, 5(7): 1051-1061

40. Ijeh, I.I., Ejike, E.C.C., Nkwonta, M.O. and Njoku, B.C. (2010). Effect of traditional processing techniques on the Nutritional and Phytochemical Composition of African Bread-fruit (Treculia africana) seeds. Journal of Applied Science and Environmental Management 14(4): 169-173. 

41. Ijeh, I.I, Okorie, U. and Ejike, E.C.C. (2010). Serum lipid profile and lipid pro-atherogenic    indices of a cohort of Nigerian adults with varying glycemic indices and blood pressure phenotypes. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences, 4(6):2102-2112.

42. Egedigwe A.C. and Ijeh. I.I. (2010). Lipid changes in albino rats fed diets incorporated with Vernonia amygdalina .Del leaves. Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 25(2): 105-110.

43. Obimba K.C, Ijeh I.I and Okafor             P.N (2011) Effects of weaning formulae and electrolyte  quality of water on rats administered with contaminated water sources. African Journal of Biochemistry Research Vol. 5(8), pp. 244-254,

44. Ijeh I. I, Nwokohuru O.W.and Ejike E.C.C (2011) Oxidative stability of Red Palm oil from two oil palm varieties- Elais guineensis and Elais Oleifera : Comparative effects of storage temperate and duration. Continental J. Food Science and Technology, 5 (2): 18-22

45.   Ejike. E.C.C and Ijeh I.I (2012) Obesity in young-adult Nigerians: variations in prevalence determined by anthropometry and bioelectrical impedance analysis, and the development of % body fat prediction equations. International Archives of Medicine, 5:22           doi:10.1186/1755-7682-5-22

46. Ukaegbu P.O, Uwaegbute A.C, Ijeh I.I and Anyika  J.U (2012) Influence of Maternal Anthropometric   Measurements and Dietary Intake on Lactation performance in Umuahia Urban Area, Abia State, Nigeria. Nigerian  Journal of Nutritional Sciences. 33(2):31-39

47. Ejike, C.E.C.C and Ijeh I.I(2012). Hypertension and anxiety in young Nigerian adults: a study of an undergraduate population. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Allied Sciences. 9(3):1564-1573.

48.Ejike, C E.C.C, Aireku I.P, Attah, P.C, Ijeh 11 and Ugwu C.E(2012). Digging a little below the surface of the relationship between blood pressure and obesity: Dichotomous correlations in young-adult Nigerians. Continental Journal of Biomedical Scieences. 6 (2): 12-21

49. Ijeh , I.I, Amadi, P.I and Ejike, E.C.C (2013) Improvement of glucose tolerance in  fed with diets containing Vernonia amygdalina leaves. Biokemistri 25(1): 1-5

50. Ukaegbu, P.O and Ijeh I.I(2013) Protein and Amino acid composition of breast milk of mothers in Umuahia, Urban Nigeria. European Journal of Experimental Biology. 3(3):605-608

51.  Ikewuchi J. C , Ikewuchi, C. C., Ifeanacho, M. O., Igboh,  N M. and . Ijeh, I. I (2013) Moderation of hematological and plasma biochemical indices of sub-chronic salt-loaded rats by aqueous extract of the sclerotia of Pleurotus tuber regium (Fr) Sing's: Implications for the reduction of cardiovascular risk. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 150:466–476

52. Udoete U.B., Ohaeri O.C and  Ijeh I.I (2013). The hypolipidaemic effect of Aqueous extract of  Discorea bulbifera Bulbis on Streptozocin-Induced Diabetic albino wistar rats. African Journal of  Medical Sciences. 6(1):109-115.

53. Asomugha R.N, Okafor  P.N, Ijeh I.I, Asomugha A.L and Ndefo J.C (2013) Toxicological Evaluation of Aqueous  Leaf Extract of Chromolaena Odorata  in Male Wistar Albino Rats. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science. 3(12):89-92

54. Asomugha R.N, Okafor P.N, Ijeh I.I, Orisakwe O. E and  Asomugha A. L (2014) Hepatic effects of aqueous extract of  Chromolaena odorata in male Wistar albino rats. Pharmacology online. Archives.1 :127-136

PUBLISHED PROCEEDINGS

55. Ijeh, I.I and Akomas, S.C (2005). Effect of Oral Administration of Ethanolic Extracts of Vernonia amygdalina  on the Exocrine Functions in Weanling Rabbits. Proceedings of the 30th Annual conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production. 30: 109-112.

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

56. Ijeh, I.I (1997). Traditional Medical Practices Among the Igbo. In: Nigerian Heritage. J.O. Onwuka and S.C.  Ahaiwe (Eds). Okigwe: Whytem Publishers, pp. 161-172   

57. Ijeh I.I (1998). Historical Development of Chemistry as a Branch of Science. In: An Introduction to History, and Philosophy of Science. (A Freshman  course).  M.O. Oleka (Ed). Okigwe: Whytem   Publishers.  Chapter 6, pp. 74-85.

58. Ijeh, I.I (1998). Historical Development of Biology as a Branch of Science. In: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science (A Freshman course). M. O. Oleka Whytem Publishers. Chapter 7, pp. 87-96.

59.  Ijeh, I.I (1999). Sickle Cell Anaemia. In: Health and Social Problems. J.B. Adams (Eds). Okigwe: Crystal Publishers. Chapter 2, pp. 25-31.

60. Ijeh, I.I (1999). Cancer. In: Health and Social problems. J.B Adams (Eds). Okigwe: Crystal  Publishers. Chapter 3, pp. 32-38.

61. Okeke, C.U. and Ijeh, I.I (2001). African medicinal plants: In Modern text in History and

      Philosophy of Science. C.I. Ogbonna and N.B Onyike (Eds). Crystal publishers, Okigwe, Nigeria. Chapter 21, pp. 388-400

62.  Ekpo B.O., Ijeh, I.I. and Onwucheka C.E. (2001). Health in a changing environment. The Killer diseases: Cancer, AIDS, Heart Attack and Stroke. In: Modern text in History and Philosophy of Science. C.I. Ogbonna and N.B. Onyike, (Eds). Okigwe: Crystal Publishers. Chapter 23, pp. 420-440.

BOOK CONTRIBUTION

63.  Ekpo, B.O., Chinyere G.C., Ijeh, I.I. and Edeogu, C.O (2000). General Biochemistry. In: Multiple choice questions with answers. Okigwe: Crystal Publishers. 100pp.

CONFERENCES, SYMPOSIA AND WORKSHOPS

1. 12th Annual Conference of the Biochemical Society of Nigeria. 2nd - 4th Nov., 1998 at University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Paper presented: “Local Sourcing for ß-amylase” Cassava, Manihot esculenta (Crantz) starch using ß-amylase from red sweet potatoes.

 

2. 15th Annual Scientific Conference of the Biochemical Society of Nigeria, October 1989 at Abia State University, Uturu

 

3. 15th Annual Scientific Conference of the Biochemical Society of Nigeria, 7th - 10th   Nov., 1990 held at Lagos State University Conference Centre, Topo Badagry. Paper presented: Ijeh, I.I. and Okafor L.E., “Hydrolysis of Cassava Manihot esculenta. Crantz using b-Amylase from red sweet potatoes”.

4. 5th Annual Conference of the Chemical society of Nigeria. Anambra State Chapter. 3rd July 1991. Paper presented: Ijeh, I.I. “Biochemical and phytochemical evaluation of plant materials used in Nigerian Medicinal plant preparation”. 

5. International Conferences on Biotechnology for development in Africa. Priorities for   the early 21st Century, 9th-13th Feb, 1997 at Nike Lake Hotel, Enugu. Paper presented: Ijeh, I.I., Nwaugo, V.O and Obidoa, O.: “Comparative studies on the Nutritive, phytochemical and Antimicrobial properties of two varieties of Vernonia amygdalina”.

6. 21st Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 19th to 22nd September 2001 at University of Nigeria Nsukka. Paper presented: Ijeh, I.I. and Obidoa, O.: “Effect of incorporation of two varieties of Vernonia amygdalina on mean relative organ weights of weanling albino rats”.

7. “Improving Adolescent and Young Women’s reproductive Health in South Eastern   Nigeria (Training the trainers Workshop), held at Owerri by Forward Africa and Population   Centre   Unit of ABSU. Sponsored by McArthur Foundation, USA, 1997

  1. 34th Annual Conference and Scientific meeting of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria held at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike on the 26th - 29th Nov.2003. Papers presented:
    1. Ijeh, I.I. and Agriga, M. E.: Assessment of Nutritional Status of Pregnant Women in an Urban South Eastern locally using biochemical indices.
    2. (2) Ijeh, I.I and Anyaegbu, B.N: Assessment of protein and Calcium Status of Women at different age ranges and trimester of Pregnancy.
  2. 24th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB) held at the University of Calabar. 2004. Paper presented: Ijeh, I.I. and Adedokun, A.T. “Effect of Ethanolic Extract of V. amyadalina on kidney function of experimental rabbit model”.
  3. Two-day Stakeholders Workshop on Cassava Research and Development held on April 26-27, 2004 held at Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Maitama Disctrict, Abuja. (PARTICIPANT).

 

  1. 25th Annual conference of The Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. NSBMB/FASBMB held Nov 15-18, 2005 at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos.     Paper presented: Ijeh I.I and Elezuo E O.: “Effect of malting on Malonaldehyde content of some legumes”. 

 

  1. 5th Congress of the Federation of African Societies of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (FASBMB). Health and Wealth for Africa through Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.21st-24th November 2006 Held at Abuja Nigeria. Paper presented: Ijeh I.I and Elezuo E.O.: “Effect of Some processing methods on malonaldehyde contents of some cereals”.

 

  1. 4th South East Zonal Meeting of the NSBMB held at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, 8th June, 2006. Theme: Biochemistry Pivot for Agriculture Nutrition and Biotechnology.

 

  1. 27th Annual conference of the Nigerian society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology held at FUTO 6th -9th November 23, 2007. Paper presented: Ijeh, I.I. and Nkwonta, M.: “Effect of traditional processing methods on the nutrient and phytochemical composition of African breadfruit (Treculia africana) seeds.”

 

  1. National Workshop for Heads of Biochemistry Departments, Units, Parastatals held, 9th -11th July 2008, at National Universities Commission (NUC), Maitama, Abuja. Theme: Biochemistry and Millennium development Goals Matching Curriculum with Realities. Organized by NSBMB in collaboration with the NUC.

 

  1. International hands-on Training Workshop on Molecular Biology and Applied Biotech held at Covenant University, 28th July - 2nd August 2008. Organized by Applied Biotechnology and Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.

 

  1. World Conference on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Held at CTICC, Cape Town South Africa. (9 - 14 November, 2008). Paper Presented: Ijeh, I.I., Igwe, K.K. and Ejike C.E.C.C.: “Effect of Administration of Aqueous extracts of Vernonia amygdalina. Del leaves to guinea pig dams and contraction of mammary gland and uterus”.

 

  1. Hands-on training in Microbial Fermentation: Development and scale up. Organized by Centre for Integrated Biosystems, Utah State University, Logan, Utah State, USA, 12th -13th May 2009.

 

  1. 29th Annual conference and scientific meeting of the Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology held at Federal University of Technology Akure.

 

  1. 30th Annual Scientific Conference and Annual General meeting of the Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Biology (NSBMB) held 24th -28th October 2010 at Kebbi State University of Science and Technology,  Aliero, Kebbi State. Paper presented:

Ijeh I I and Onwukwe A. Pancreatic amylase activity in rats administered 5 and 10% processed and unprocessed Vernonia amygdalina and Vernonia colorata.

 

  1. 31st  Annual Scientific Conference and Annual General meeting of the Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Biology (NSBMB) held 31st to 2nd November 2011 at the University of Nigeria , Nsukka. Paper: Protective effect of methanolic extract of Vernonia amygdalina against benign prostatic hyperplasia in an albino Wistar rat model.

 

  1. 22nd  International Union of  Biochemists and Molecular Biologists  and 37th Federation of European Biochemical Societies  Congress held 4th -9th September, 2012 at Seville, Spain/ Poster Paper presented: Haemoglobin polymerization inhibition potentials of crude aqueous and ethanolic  extracts of   Pleurotus squarossulus and Pleurotus tuber- regium.

 

  1. 32nd Annual Scientific Conference and Annual General meeting of the Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Biology (NSBMB) held 14th  to 17th  November 2012 at the University of Calabar.

 

  1. International Centre for Genetic Engineering/International Union for Biochemists and Molecular Biologists/ The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World Certificate Course  on Non-Communicable Diseases in Developing Countries, held at Cape Town South Africa, 15th -19th October, 2012.

 

  1. International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology; Theoretical Course on RNA Structure and Function, 14-17th April, Held at ICTP, Trieste, Italy

REFEREES

Prof. Patrick Ebong                          Professor Hillary O. Edoga

Dept of Biochemistry                                     Vice Chancellor                                                                     

Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences     Michael Okpara University of Agriculture                             

University of Calabar                          Umudike                   

Calabar, Nigeria.                                 Abia State      

Prof Michael O Monanu

Dept of Biochemistry

University of Port Harcourt

Port Harcourt, Rivers State