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About Prof. Emmanuel Ndubisi Maduagwu

Emmanuel Ndubisi MADUAGWU; a Professor of Biochemistry; a university teacher, administrator, researcher and politician ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS: B.Sc. (Hons.) Biochemistry (1972) & Ph.D. Biochemistry, Ibadan, (1976); G.R.S.C. (London) 1982;U.N.U. (United Nations University) Advanced Certificate in Food, Nutrition, Poverty & Biotechnology Research (1987) London ALMA MATER: St Paul’s Anglican Primary School (1952-1957), Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha (1958-1962 & 1963-1964) and an Alumnus of University of Ibadan (1965-1967) & (1970 -1972) (with interruption due to Nigerian civil war of 1aa967-1970) ACADEMIC TEACHING CAREER: Ex University of Ibadan (Nigeria) - Appointed Lecturer Grade II in 1978; Re-designated Lecturer Grade 1 in 1979; Promoted a Senior Lecturer 1981; Promoted a Full Professor from Senior Lecturer in 1989;  

A former adjunct professor of Biochemical Toxicology attached to the Epidemiology, Medical Statistics and Environmental Health (E.M.S.E.H) Department, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (2002-2013); Retired, mandatorily, @ the 65 years statutory government stipulated age limit, effective on 01 October 2012; Re-appointed as Professor of Biochemistry-on-contract with the Department of Biochemistry effective 01 October, 2012 - 30 September 2013; Ex Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Medical School, Ogbomoso (Nigeria)- Appointed as contract Professor and Head of Biochemistry; simultaneously acted as Head of Biochemistry, Dean of the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Provost of the College of Health Sciences and the Vice-Chancellor Ex University of Malawi College of Medicine, Blantyre(Malawi) – Appointed Professor of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences (2002 – 2008); Ex Covenant University, Ota, (Nigeria) - Appointed Professor on Contract with the Biochemistry Section of the Department of Biological Sciences department (Biochemistry Section) 01 February 2014-2016 and, later, under a newly evolved full department of biochemistry (2016 – 31 July 2018) 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: London-Chartered Chemist (C.Chem.); London-Chartered Biologist (C.Biol.); M.I.Biol.; M.R.S.C.; F.N.I.Biol. (Ibadan); F.M.S.F.C.S (Blantyre, MW); F.N.S.F.C.T. (Ibadan); FAS (Nigeria); FAMedS (Nigeria) 

POST DOCTORAL EXPERIENCE: Appointed Post-Doctoral Fellow on cassava cyanide toxicity research project of the Root and Tuber Improvement Programme (TRIP) @ the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan (1977-1978) and, later, as a United Nations University (UNU) Fellow on Mycotoxins Research @ the Tropical Development and Research Institute (TDRI), Gray’s Inn Road, High Holborn, London (1985-1986; Visiting Scientist @ the Carcinogen Metabolism Laboratory of the Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A. and also @ the Fredrick Cancer Research Facility, Fredrick, Maryland, U.S.A. (1980); A Guest Scientist on Nitrosamine Research @ the German Cancer Research Center, Im Neuenhimer Feld, Heidelberg 1, FRG (1982 & 1983) 

ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL ADMINISTRTIVE EXPERIENCE: A former:  Head of the Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan; Head of Biochemistry (1993-1996), Overseer of Anatomy Department, Ag. Dean of the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences and Ag. Provost all @ the College of Health Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso as well as Stand-in Ag. Vice-Chancellor of LAUTECH (1993-1995); Head of Biochemistry Department and of Clinical Chemistry Teaching, Chairman of the Division of Basic Medical Sciences (BMS), and Representative of both the Divisions of Pathology and BMS in the Research and Ethics Committee, all at the College of Medicine of the University of Malawi (2004-2007); Consultant Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O.) of the Food and Chemical Safety Environmental Action Team – Tropical (FACSEAT – TROPICAL), a Non-Profit Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) based in the Republic of Malawi (2005-2008); Presently: Secretary to the Board of Trustees and Honorary Consultant Executive Director & C.E.O. of the Food and Chemical Toxicology Development Initiative (FCTDI) - an international non-profit NGO devoted to stakeholder co-operative, collaborative, participatory and consultative effort in the promotion of food safety in Nigeria as established under the Companies and Allied Matters Act No. 1 (Part C) with Trustees incorporated in January 2012, P. O. Box 9922, University of Ibadan & NGO office @ Suite 102, The Reception Lobby, The Temperance Hotel, Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State (NIGERIA) 

MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED SOCIETIES: Full Member, Royal Society of Chemistry in London; Full Member, Institute of Biology in London; Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science; Foundation Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Specialties of Nigeria; Foundation Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Biology; Foundation Fellow of the Malawian Society of Food and Chemical Safety; Foundation Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Food and Chemical Toxicology; Full Member of the American College of Toxicology; Full Member of the Biochemical Society of Nigeria; Full Member of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria; Full Member of the International Root Crops Society; 

RESEARCH INTEREST: Biochemical and Environmental Toxicology with a special focus on the carcinogenic N-Nitrosamines, Cassava cyanide and Mycotoxins, in relation to food and chemical safety in the tropics; 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS: Over Eighty Six (86) first class and original  analytical reports and studies in mostly well-known and reputable international journals and almost entirely on the interaction of food toxicology and carcinogenesis, the latest being in the year 2021; 

HONOURS & DISTINCTIONS OF NOTE: Emmanuel Ndubisi Maduagwu, PhD, FAS, FAMedS, Professor and Head of Biochemistry, Chrisland University Owode-Abeokuta, Nigeria; Food Safety Consultant CEO-Toxicologist has been honoured on several occasions by his peers, professional societies, research foundations, research grant awarding bodies and Foundations as well as the international community for his enduring contributions as a university teacher, administrator and researcher in the tutelage of numerous Nigerian and Malawian doctors and medical scientists in their Medical Biochemistry education since 1978, to date, 32 years being as a full professor of the University of Ibadan; in winning in 1989, through open competition and expert assessment, the prestigious Horatio-Oritsejolomi-Thomas-Fellowship Inaugural Award “for distinguished research and publications in medical science in Nigeria”; and in elucidating a novel molecular pathway-mechanism unifying N-nitrosamine and cyanide metabolisms in food toxicology and carcinogenesis interaction. He establishment of a reputable biochemical toxicology research and teaching laboratory at the department of biochemistry of the College of Medicine,  University of Ibadan; Production of many Doctoral and Master degree graduates who have themselves become Professors and University Vice-Chancellors or Fellows of the Nigerian Academy of Science and other such bodies distinguished in science, in their own right; The first ever and only candidate in the whole of West Africa to obtain a Distinction Pass (A1) in English and European History at the University of Cambridge organized West African School Certificate Examinations of 1962; In January 1989 one of his ground breaking research results was used as Cover Page design of one of the most prestigious journals in the scientific world - the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism; Appointed by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Malawi as member of a Panel to review a Draft Report on assessment of the requirements for establishing a Biosafety/Biotechnology Regulatory System in Malawi, as conducted by IFCD & the AIMS Project in 2004; appointed a Consultant by the South Africa Development Community (SCDC) Heads of Diplomatic Mission in Lilongwe, Malawi to tackle emergent issues arising from the 2002 Maputo (Mozambique) conference Meeting of the African Union on the subject of cassava plant cyanide and food security in the SADC region (2003); appointed a member of the Malawian delegation on food safety to the Codex Alimentarius Commission Meeting in Rome by the Council of Non-Governmental Organizations of Malawi (CONGOMA) (2006); appointed as Chairman of the Staff Disciplinary Committee of Covenant University 2015/2016 academic session; appointed as  Chairman of the Research Facilitation Committee of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences, College of Science and Technology, Covenant University, Ota; appointed as Chairman, College of Science and Technology Quality Assurance and Academic Standard Committee, Covenant University, Ota; appointed as the  Chairman, Departmental Quality Assurance & Academic Standards Committee of Covenant University, Ota; Chairman, College of Science and Technology Ad Hoc Committee on NUC Accreditation; appointed as Chairman, LOC, 1ST envisaged CU International Conference on Teaching Methods in the university; appointed the Chairman of Departmental Advisory Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, Covenant University, Ota; appointed Member, Corporate Partnership Sub-Committee of Covenant University International Conference on African Development Issues (2015); appointed a member of the College of Science and Technology Publications Committee, Covenant University, Ota (2017); appointed a member of Covenant University 2018 Academic Brief Review Committee; Served and still serving as external examiner of Doctoral theses and external assessor of Professorial appointments across many universities in Nigeria; Invited, on personal academic achievement and recognisance to vie for the vacant Vice-Chancellorship position at the University of Zambia Lusaka, Zambia in December 2016 

PRESENT CAREER STATUS: Professor of Biochemistry; currently the Head of the Department of Biochemistry & Acting Dean of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences at Chrisland University, Abeokuta, Ogun State (Nigeria) as well as the most senior professor of Biochemistry still actively teaching and researching in the entire Nigerian university system of today; 

HOBBY: Listening to, playing, and singing traditional West African Highlife and Christian music, with relish and spiritualism. 

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