Microbiology at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike is concerned with the study of microorganisms, their diversity, structure, molecular biology, and how they interact with humans, other living organisms and the environment in both harmful and beneficial ways. As an applied biological science, Microbiology deals with many important practical problems in medicine, agriculture, biodegradation, bioenergy production and food industries. Microbiology is at the hearth of biotechnology industries. Students pursuing a programme in Microbiology will have opportunity to take course work related to these important areas.
The Department is dedicated to the University’s vision which aims to provide knowledge through which food and security will be assured. Hence the motto: ‘Knowledge, Food and Security’