Dr. Toochukwu Ekwutosi Ogbulie
Environmental/Social Safeguard Officer
Dr. Toochukwu E. Ogbulie is a Senior Lecturer in Biotechnology at the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO). She holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Biotechnology, M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Microbiology. She is a registered Environmental Specialist (RES, A306) with specialization in Bioenergy and Environment under National Registry of Environmental Professionals, NREP USA. She has a profound interest and experience in Environmental Biotechnology/ Biomass Energy; Food Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. She has carried out several empirical and operational research in Biotechnology using a strong quantitative and analytical skills which she obtained from varied international merit-based certificate courses that she has attended including summer certificate Course in Molecular Biology Techniques for DNA Technology; Practical course in Bioinformatics” Computer Methods in Molecular Biology at International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB-CEI), Trieste Italy; Course in Environmental Management as Registered Environmental Specialist by NREP , USA; Chineese Academy of Science CAS-TWAS Food Biotechnology Training, Beijing, China; Wellcome Trust Advance Course on Next Generation Sequencing in Sanger S e q u e n c i n g I n s t i t u t e Hinxton Cambridge UK; Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Overseas Course on Human and Vertebrate Genomics in Durban , South Africa; ProBIOGAS International Biogas plant engineering and operating training in Steinbeis Institute of Management and Technology (SIMT) Filderhauptstraße by Internationales Biogas und Bioenergie Kompetenzzentrum [IBBK], Stuttgart Germany etc.
Dr Ogbulie is a member of the University Senate; member of Management Team of African Centre of Excellence – Future Energies and Electrochemical Systems (ACE-FUELS) FUTO, Co-Chairman of Committee for establishment of Centre for Biotechnology and Molecular Biology (CBMB) which attracted TETFund /NUC approval and has served as the Head of Department of Biotechnology ( 2016 – 2019) in the University. She has ultimately contributed to research and Development in the University especially in the field of Biotechnology and the Environment and have supervised many post-graduate students. She is a member of some national and international organizations as Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM), Biotechnological Society of Nigeria (BSN), Nigeria Environmental Society (NES), Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSDW/ TWOWS), Society for Applied Microbiology (SFAM) UK, American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Federation of European Microbiologist (FEMS); Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) USA which she is currently the Vice president of the international chapter. Dr Ogbulie has attended and made presentations in several scientific national and international conferences and has to her credit, authored and co-authored sixty-eight (68) scientific publications/ works made up of book chapters and articles in peer reviewed journals. She is Married with five (5) lovely children.