Dr Emmanuel Odjadjare

Dr Emmanuel Odjadjare


Benson Idaho sa University

Department of Basic Science - Microbiology

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Work and Research

I am an Environmental/Public Health Microbiologist with research interest in Bioremediation/biodegradation studies; water and wastewater quality; and molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases. I am the team leader, Environmental, Public Health, and Bioresource Microbiology Research Group, Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Nigeria. Our research group won two international research grants to carry out studies on: “Bioremediation of Soil Contaminated with Crude Petroleum: resolving the biomass/biodegradation paradox”(Sponsor: International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden); and “Molecular epidemiology of Vibrio species isolated from environmental, food and clinical samples in a fast growing semi-urban town in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.

Fields Of Expertise

Water quality
Molecular epidemiology

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My contribution to science and its impact on society

As sitting President of the Nigerian Young Academy (NYA), I have facilitated conferences and workshops  that  provided  leadership  towards  nurturing  outstanding  and  aspiring  young scientists in a bid to improving the state of society. The NYA under my leadership has also served as a leading voice for Young Scientists in Nigeria and Africa on critical issues of relevance to the development of Science and the African society. I am an Ambassador/Member of the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS); and was elected the Coordinator of Network of African Young Academies (NAYA) by representatives of 12 African Young Academies at the TWAS-ROSSA Young Scientist Conference and 6th General Assembly of the NYA held in Lagos, Nigeria in August, 2016. NAYA  is  charged  with  the  responsibility  of  working with  other  stakeholders  to  midwife  the formation  of  a  virile  and  functional  network  of  Young  African  Scientists  and  Professionals towards fast racking inclusive growth and sustainable development of Africa. I also served as Chairman of the “Communicable Disease and Sanitation Working Group” of the 2nd African Young Academies Regional Conference held in Mauritius, October 2016; as well as participated in the 2nd Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies held at Stockholm, Sweden in 2015.