February 24, 2019

Chika Ejikeugwu is a Nigerian scientist who hails from Nsukka in Enugu, Nigeria. Ejikeugwu is a passionate microbiologist  who created and founded MicroDok an online  platform for the teaching and learning of  Microbiology. 

SciComNigeria: Who is Chika Ejikeugwu (PhD)?

My name is Chika Ejikeugwu (PhD), from Nsukka in Enugu, Nigeria. I hold a doctorate degree in Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Biotechnology from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria. Currently, I`m a Lecturer at Ebo...

February 1, 2019

I developed an interest in science way back in 1986 when I was in primary three while taking the primary school science subject. Our teacher (Mr Shuaibu Suleiman) demonstrated to us how a rainbow is formed using mirror and water in a bowl and explained that it was due to reflection, refraction and light dispersion in water. After the day’s class, I went home to demonstrate it to my parents and siblings in a move to debunk the misconceptions about the appearance of the rainbow. Some people believ...

January 23, 2019

Generally, conducting research gives me a sense of fulfilment. What excites me about my research is that it deals with a real-life situation, which means changing peoples’ lives for the better.

January 21, 2019

During the course of my research, I have collected weather data for over 60 years across 10 locations in the maize production belts of Nigeria. I have also collected over 200 soil samples and planted 24 maize varieties in over 120 farmers’ fields and 6 research stations in 3 years. I have used the data to calibrate and validate my models and used the model outputs to recommend site-specific nitrogen fertilizer recommendations, appropriate dates for the sowing of maize and optimum sowing density...

January 18, 2019

Every year scholars are sent abroad to study, others for workshops but upon returning home, there are no facilities to apply the skills they acquired. Science requires cutting-edge facilities that allow discovery and innovation.

January 13, 2019

Although our foods are the best source of wellness, they can also be the source of diseases such as cancer. My research deals with understanding the effect of two toxic chemicals found in food using earthworm as a model organism.

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