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Prof Chinelo Umedum

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Website or LinkedIn URL: https://sites.google.com/coou.edu.ng/umedumchinelomodule8/home Gender: Male
Contact Address: Department of Medical Laboratory Science Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Igbariam Campus
Biography: Born on 9th of March ,1976, Umedum Chinelo Ursula (nee Ochiagha ) had her higher education at Nnamdi Azikiwe University,Awka ,where she obtained the Bachelor of Science degree in 1999 followed by Master’s and PhD degrees in Medical Microbiology in 2004 and 2013 respectively. She started her teaching career at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University in 2006 as an Assistant Lecturer. She rose to the rank of a Professor in 2019. She was the Associate Dean of Faculty of Natural Sciences from 2014 to 2016. She served as the Acting Head of Department of Microbiology from 2016 to 2018. She also served as the Associate Dean of Postgraduate Studies from 2018 t0 2020. She is currently the pioneer Head of Department of Medical Laboratory Science. She has been the Secretary of Nigerian Society for Microbiology South East zone since 2015. She has successfully supervised 2 PhD Students and over 20 Master’s students. She is happily married with three children.
Faculty/Department/Unit: Medical Laboratory Science Rank: Professor
Research Interest: research in medical microbiology, with a focus on areas like medical mycology (fungal diseases).
Educational Qualifications: 1. Doctor of Philosophy degree in Medical Microbiology (Ph.D) 2013
2. Associate Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences (AMLSCN) 2007
3. Master of Science degree in App. Microbiology (M.Sc) 2004
4. Bachelor of Science degree in App. Microbiology (B.Sc) 1999
5. Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) 1993
6. First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) 1987
Universities Attended: Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka 2007-2013
Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi 2004-2007
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka 2001-2004
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka 1995-1999
Our Lady Secondary School, Nnobi 1987-1993
Obodoakpa Primary School, Nnobi 1981-1987
Publications: JOURNAL ARTICLES

1. Umedum, C. U. (2007).Prevalence of intestinal helminthes among pregnant women with pica. International Journal of Bioscience. 2(1):23-27.

2. Umedum, C. U. and Umeohia, N.(2008).Prevalence of parasite ova, cyst and larva in fruits and vegetables sold in Uli market, Anambra State. Journal of Research in Bioscience 4(1):15-193.

3. Chukwuma, M. C. ; Ekejindu I. M; Nwosu, D. C.; Nwanjo, H. J; Okolie, J. N; Ojiegbe, G. C; Nwobu, C. U; Anahalu, I. C. and Umedum, C. U. (2008). The prevalence and Risk factors of geohelminthes infections among primary school children In Obaofemili Awka North Local Government Area, Anambra State. Journal of Biological and Environmental Sciences.2:24-27.

4. Umedum, C. U.; Ofoma, C.; Ekwudu, O and Nwabunnia, E. (2011)

Microbial Quality of Roasted Larvae of Palm weevil ‘Rhyncophorous phoenics sold at Okija and Oba junction, Anambra State. Journal of Medical Laboratory Science .20(1) 18-20

5. Umedum, C. U; Ekejindu, I. M.; Ekwudu O’Mezie; Nwabunnia, E.; Obi,

M. C. and Okwuosa, O. S. B. (2012) Prevalence of intestinal parasites among pregnant women with pica in Anambra State, Nigeria. International Journal of Research and Advancement in Microbiology.4 (1):23-27.

6. Umedum, C. U.; Ajumobi, U. C. and Ekwudu ,O’mezie (2012). Prevalence of Asymptomatic parasitic infections among food vendors in Anambra State University, Uli, Anambra State, Nigeria. International Journal of Research and Advancement in Microbiology.4 (1);67-70

7. Oyeka, C. A. and Umedum, C. U. (2012). Species of keratinophilic fungi from the soil and their dematophytic potentials. Journal of Applied Sciences.15 (3): 10688-10698.


8. Okwuosa, O. M.; Chukwura, E.; Chukwuma, G. O.; Okwuosa, C. N.; Enweani, I. B.; Agbakoba,N. R.; Chukwuma, C. M.; Manafa, P. O and Umedum C. U. (2012). Phytochemical and antifungal activities of Uvaria chamae leaves and roots, Spondias mombin leaves and bark and Combretum racemosum leaves. African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 41:99-103.

9. Umedum, C. U. (2013). In vitro activity of leaf extracts of Eupatorium odoratum against dematiaceous fungi isolated from streams in Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. International Journal of Agriculture and Bioscience. 2(1): 35-38.

10. Umedum, C. U.; Ugorji, I. R.; Okoye, E. C.; Egemonye, O. C. and Obiora, S. O. (2013). Keratinase activity and biodegradation properties of Hypomycetous fungi from fowl feather. International Journal of Agriculture and Biosciences.2 (6):306-309.

11. Umedum, C. U. and Ihekwumere, I. H. (2013). Evaluation of physiological properties of dematiaceous fungi isolated from natural sources. World Journal of Biotechnology.14(1):2012-2019.

12. Umedum, C. U. and Ihekwumere, I. H. (2013) .Susceptibility of dematiaceous fungi Isolated from natural sources to conventional antifungal agents. African Journal of Science 14(1):3101-3107.

13. Umedum, C. U. and Ihekwumere, I. H. (2013). In vitro activity of crude extracts of Mitracarrpus villosus leaf extract against dematiaceous fungi isolated from streams in Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. Journal of Applied Sciences 16(1):10993-11005.

14. Ihekwumere, I. H. and Umedum, C. U. (2013). Effects of Gossypium hirsutum leaf extracts on Gram negative bacteria isolated from the cervix of females with unexplained infertility. African Journal of Science.14

(1):3261-3270.

15. Iheukwumere, I. H and Umedum, C. U. (2013). Prevalence of vaginal

Candida albicans among hormonal contraceptive users in Ihiala, Anambra State and inhibitory effects of Lactobacillus acidophilus. Journal of Science Engineering and Technology.20 (1):11367-11376.

16. Iheukwumere, I. H. and Umedum, C. U. (2013). The effects of the predominant live Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria in spermatozoa motility. World Journal of Biotechnology.14 (1): 2033-2037.

17. Umedum, C. U. and Ihekwumere, I. H. (2014). A study on the ecology of

dematiaceous fungi in Awka and its environs. Journal of Applied Sciences. 17(1):11148 -11157.

18. Ihekwumere, I. H. and Umedum, C. U. (2014). Diversity of fresh water algal species in Oyivo stream in Ubakala, Umuahia South L.G.A., Abia State, Nigeria. Journal of Applied Sciences .17(1)11018-11024.

19. Ihekwumere, I. H. and Umedum, C. U. (2014). Physical and mycological properties assessment of Oyivo stream in Ubakala, Umuahia South L.G.A., Abia State, Nigeria. Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology 21(1)11394-11401.

20. Obiora, S. O, Ezeakunne, I. L, Orji, M. N., Obiora, D.A., Umedum, C.

U.and Ochiabuto, O. M. T. B (2014). Isolation of fungi from circulating naira notes in Uli, Anambra State, Nigeria. Journal of Applied Sciences.17(1)11115-11121

21. Umedum, C. U.and Ezeugbo, C. (2015) Mycological quality of palm oil at retail sales in Awka Metropolis, Anambra State, Nigeria. International Journal of Agriculture and Biosciences.4(6):215-217

22. Umedum, C. U. and Okeke, C. J. (2016). Bacteriology of Butcher’s table in
Ihiala Local Government Area, Anambra State. Nigerian Journal of

Microbiology 30(2) 3439-3441

23. Umedum, C. U. and Oyeka, C. A. (2016). In vitro activity of some plant leaves extracts against dematiaceous fungi isolated from the environment. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology 30(2) 3415-3423.

24. Umedum, C. U. and Enejekwute, N. P (2017). Exploration of fungi growth on media formulated from agro-allied wastes .Tropical Journal of Applied Natural Sciences 2(1):69-73

25. Ezekwueche, S. N; Umedum, C. U and Anukwonke, C. (2017). Zika virus disease: A review. Tropical Journal of Applied Natural Sciences 2(1):1-5

26. Elomba, C. C.; Umedum, C. U., Uboh, Ifiok and Ikpeze, O.O (2018). Characterization and antibiotic resistant status of pathogenic bacteria from middle ear of children in Udi South –Eastern Nigeria .The Diagnostics 1(1): 1-6.

27. Stephen Nnaemeka Ezekwueche, Chinelo Ursula Umedum, Chibuzo Christian Uba and Ifeoma Sandra Anagor (2018).Fungi isolated from poultry droppings express antagonism against clinical bacterial isolates. Microbiology Research Journal International 26(2): 1-8


28. Ifeoma Sandra Anagor, Chinelo Ursula Umedum, Stephen Nnaemeka Ezekwueche and Chibuzo Christian Uba (2019) Comparative effects of two medicinal plants and common disinfectants against airborne fungi in poultry house. Journal of Advances in Microbiology 16(1):1-10

29. Ifeoma Geraldine Okudo, Chinelo Ursula Umedum, Stephen Nnaemeka Ezekwueche and Chibuzo Christian Uba (2020) Preliminary screening of bacteria isolated from insects living in poultry for antibiotic production. Microbiology Research Journal International 30(2):49-56

30. Ugwu Kenneth Chukwudi, Ene Paschal Chuka, Orji Nkeiru Maryann, Umedum Chinelo U Umetiti Chukwuemeka Nnamdi, Ikeanumba Micheal Okwudiri (2020). Interferon gamma release assay of latent tuberculosis Infection amongst prisoners in Anambra State. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences 19(10):7-15.

31. Ugwu Kenneth Chukwudi, Ene Paschal Chuka, Orji Nkeiru Maryann, Umedum Chinelo U., Umetiti Chukwuemeka Nnamdi, Ikeanumba Micheal

Okwudiri (2020). Comparative diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection amongst HIV and Diabetic patients attending tertiary hospitals in Anambra State. International Journal of Tropical Disease and Health 41(4):70-79

32. Iheukwumere, C. M.; Umedum, C. U., Iheukwumere, I. H. ( 2020) Identities and prevalence of Aspergillus species on Phaseolus vulgaris (bean)seeds sold in Ihiala, Anambra State, Nigeria. Greener Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials 5(1):16-25

33. Umetiti Chukwuemeka Nnamdi, Ene Paschal Chuka, Orji Nkeiru Maryann, Umedum Chinelo U, Ugwu Kenneth Chukwudi and Ikeanumba Micheal Okwudiri(2020) Molluscicidal assessment of aqueous extract of Moringa oleifera lam seed on Bulinus snail for the control of schistosomiasis. South Asian Journal of Research in Microbiology 7(1):30-39

34. Obianom, A. O, Uboh Ifiok Nse, Umedum, C. U. and Nwajiobi, F.O. ( 2020)Comparison between composition and antibacterial activities of three medicinal-plant extracts. The Biomedical Diagnostics 4(2) :83-91

35. Justin Chibuike Eze, C. U. Umedum, Chima Onyebuchi Okoro, Uchenna Sampson Igwe (2020). Exploration on anticoccidiosis effects of some indigenous plants on broiler chicks. IAESTD Journal for Advanced Research in Applied Sciences VII(IV): 10-20.

36. Evangeline Ogonna Okpalauwaekwe, Chinelo Ursula Umedum, Ikechukwu Harmony Iheukwumere and Leona Chisara Akakuru (2020) Optimization of mycological media using agro waste for the production of


antimicrobial substance. Microbiology Research Journal International 30(8) :67-73

37. Umedum, C. U.; Iheukwumere, C. M; Iheukwumere, I. H (2020) Pathogenicity profiles of Aspergillus species isolated from Phaseolus vulgaris (bean) seeds. Greener Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials 5(1) : 6-15

38. Onyekachi Joy Ogbonna and Chinelo Ursula Umedum (2022)Antifungal activity of Curcuma longa and Azadirachta indica extracts on dematiaceous fungi isolated from environmental samples at Uli Community, Anambra State Nigeria. Journal of Advances in Microbiology22(12):83-90.

39. Ifeoma Sandra Anagor,Chinelo Ursula Umedum, Chidi Mmaduabuchi Onyeizugbe,Lilian Chinyere Eleanya and Stephen Nnaemeka Ezekwueche(2023) Diversity and seasonal variation of fungi flora from different human skin type:A research study of people in Anambra senatorial zones.Journal of Adavances in Microbiology Research.4(2):148-152

40. Chidi mmaduabuchi Onyeizugbe,Chinelo Ursula Umedum and Ifeoma Sandra Anagor(2023) in –vitro antifungal activities of Psidium guajava and Anacardium occidententale leaves extracts against gastrointestinal fungal isolates.International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts 11(12):d911-d919)



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In Book of Proceedings

1. Obiorah, S.; Eze, E.; Obiorah, D.; Orji, N. and Umedum, C. (2012) Phytochemical and antimicrobial studies on extract from leaves of Cajanus cajan and Eucalyptus globulus. Proceedings of International Conference on Environment, Chemistry and Biology 49:192-197.



PAPERS PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES

1. Umedum, C. U, Anyalebechi, E., Omezie, O., Nwabunnia, E. and Obi, C. (2010) Isolation of pathogenic fungi from classroom and office dust in the university community: public health significance. Presented at the 46th Annual Scientific Conference of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientist of Nigeria. Eko Hotels, Lagos. 13th -18th September, 2010

2. Umedum, C. U, Iheme, C. O., Omezie, O. and Nwabunnia, E. (2012) Isolation of dermatophytes from seats of public and private vehicles in uli: public health significance presented at 1st international scientific conference of Faculty of Science. ANSU, Uli. 3rd -5th September,2012.

3. Umedum, C. U, Emeanu, A. M., Obi M. C. Ochiabutor, NTBS Omezie, O. and Nwabunnia, E. (2012). Isolation and characterization of bacteria from soles of student shoes: Public health significance. Presented at 36th Annual Scientific Conference and General Meeting of Nigerian Society of Microbiology. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, AWKA. 8th -11th October, 2012.


4. Umedum, C. U. and Oyeka, C. A. (2013). Pathogenicity of dematiaceous fungi isolated from the environment in Anambra State, Nigeria. 2nd Regional Conference of Organization of Women in Science for the Developing World. University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani, Ghana. 15th -18th October, 2013.

5. Umedum, C. U., Chukwuma, O. E and Okeke, C. E. (2014). The prevalence of intestinal helminthes among people with pica in Uli, Anambra State. Presented at the 50th Annual Scientific Conference and Workshop/Jubilee Celebration of Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria. Jojein Hotels and Resort, Akure, Ondo. 2nd -7th November, 2014.

6. Umedum, C. U and Anozie, A. E. (2017). Mycological quality of stock fish at retail sales in Anambra State, Nigeria. Presented at 4th South East Annual symposium and General meeting of Nigerian Society of Microbiology. Nnamdi Azikiwe University,AWKA.29th -30th June, 2017.

7. Achebe, C. and Umedum, C. U. (2021). Insecticidal activities of fungi isolated from rotten cabbage. Presented at 7th South East Annual symposium and General meeting of Nigerian Society of Microbiology held at Federal University of Technology, Owerri.4th -6th August, 2021.



CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

1) Chukwura, E. N, Mbachu, I. A. C, Onyeneto, T. C, Umedum, C. U, Umeaku,

C. N, Okpala, J., Nwabunnia, I. H, Iheukwumere, I. H, Uba, B. O and Ubajekwe, C. C. (2015). Practical Microbiology 1 for Undergraduates. Doone Printing and Publishing Company, Awka.

2) Chukwura, E. N, Mbachu, I. A. C, Onyeneto, T. C, Umedum, C. U, Umeaku,

C. N, Okpala, J., Nwabunnia, I. H, Iheukwumere, I. H, Uba, B. O and Ubajekwe, C. C. (2015). Practical Microbiology 2 for Undergraduates. Doone Printing and Publishing Company, Awka.

3) Chukwura, E. N, Mbachu, I. A. C, Onyeneto, T. C, Umedum, C. U, Umeaku,

C. N, Okpala, J., Nwabunnia, I. H, Iheukwumere, I. H, Uba, B. O and Ubajekwe, C. C. (2015) Practical Microbiology 3 for Undergraduates. Doone Printing and Publishing Company, Awka.
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