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Dr Alex Uwadiegwu Casimir Akpa

TitleRESEARCH DIRECTOR
InstitutionNATIONAL BIOTECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
DepartmentMEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
AddressFEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, ABUJA
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    • I am a Professor of Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology;

    • Fellow of the World Health Organization (FWHO);

    • A Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (FRSTMH);

    • Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration (FCAI);

    • I have over Fifty Seven (57) Publications including Technical Reports and Scientific Papers in both Local and International peer reviewed Journals; my most recent publication was in the British Microbiology Research Journal, 2013, vol. 3 (3), Pgs 431 – 439;

    • I have FOUR ( 4 ) PATENTS granted for my original inventions;

    • A PhD student I co-supervised graduated and was granted a PhD degree in Medical Microbiology by the University of Abuja on the 15th of March, 2013;

    • Won FOUR TIMES ( 4 ), internationally competed for UNDP/World Bank/WHO-TDR Research Training / Operational Research Grants;

    • Read the BSc (Hons) and MSc degrees on Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) scholarship and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree on a UNDP/World Bank/WHO-TDR scholarship (WHO Fellow);

    • Served as Consultant to WHO-TDR on Onchocerciasis, UNDP on Infectious Diseases including HIV/AIDS control at Community Level, UNICEF on Childhood Diseases and to The Carter Centre / Global 2000 on Operational Research involving the Assessment and Evaluation of the Guinea Worm Eradication Programme in Nigeria and the Rehabilitation of Broken – Down Bore-Holes in Guinea Worm endemic parts of the Country, especially Aninri LGA of Enugu State;

    • I have been Director, Medical Biotechnology Department, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST), Abuja since 11th November, 2008.


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    1. Onyabe DY, Vajime CG, Nock IH, Ndams IS, Akpa AU, Alaribe AA, Conn JE. The distribution of M and S molecular forms of Anopheles gambiae in Nigeria. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2003 Sep-Oct; 97(5):605-8. PMID: 15307438.
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    2. Ufomadu GO, Akpa AU, Ekejindu IM. Human onchocerciasis in the lower Jos Plateau, central Nigeria: the prevalence, geographical distribution and epidemiology in Akwanga and Lafia local government areas. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 1992 Dec; 86(6):637-47. PMID: 1304706.
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