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Veritas University Staff Directory

Eugene Ekpenyong- ene Itam
Chief Technologist

Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology with a varied experience in laboratory technology not only in my area of specialty – Applied Microbiology/ Virology, spanning about thirty (30) years in routine, research and teaching laboratories at the University College Hospital Ibadan, Oluyoro Catholic Hospital Ibadan, The Polytechnic Calabar, the private practice and now in Veritas University Abuja. At Veritas University, I had the singular opportunity to set up the Microbiology laboratory and also single handedly, organize practical sessions for all the microbiology students since inception of the university.

I have a great interpersonal relation with my colleagues and students thereby making me to be of immense help to my students in their final year projects/seminars.

I posses an in depth knowledge of current trends in modern microbiological procedures and have acquired skills in laboratory technology over the years.

I have the unique advantage due to my training, and specialty, of not only being a Science Microbiology Technologist, but also, due to my earlier training in the field of Medical Laboratory Technology, a Medical Microbiology Technologist.

As mentioned earlier, I have contributed over the years to assisting my students in their seminars and projects. A testimony of this is that, my students on the mandatory Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES), prove themselves over their peers in laboratory practice wherever they find themselves because of my insistence on the practical knowledge in their course of study.

Administratively, I have acted on several occasions for the Chief Technologist at The Polytechnic, Calabar and at Oluyoro Catholic Hospital Ibadan. The experience at such acting capacities has helped me now to set up and manage the laboratory at Veritas University Abuja.

I believe that with my years of experience in the laboratory, I can contribute positively to the further growth and development of the university.

 

H. POSITIONS HELD IN THE UNIVERSITY/OUTSIDE:

  1. Procurement Officer

  2. Member university security committee

  3. Vice Chairman Chaplaincy Pastoral Council

 

 

J. RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

1. THESIS:

1. Frequency of Staphylococcus carriage among the student population at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. (Thesis submitted for the award of Final Diploma and Associate of the Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology 1985)

2. Development of alternative agar media for the cultivation of bacteria and fungi. (Thesis submitted for the award of the Post Graduate Specialist Diploma 1995.)

3. Prevalence of urinary schistosomiasis and associated bacterial infection in Bwari Area Council of the FCT. (Thesis submitted to the Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology for the award of the Fellow of the Institute 2014.

CONFERENCE PAPERS:

  1. Sterilization and Disinfection Medical and Industrial practice (Paper presented at a Scientific meeting at the Polytechnic Calabar 1989.)
  2. Staining as a diagnostic tool in microbiology (Paper presented at a seminar at the Polytechnic Calabar 1989)
  3. The role of antibiotic in laboratory medicine (Paper presented at a workshop on current trends on the use of antibiotics 1990.)
  4. Laboratory diagnosis of common fungi infection (Paper presented at a Scientific meeting at the Polytechnic Calabar 1991)
  5. Incidence of Tuberculosis infection in Calabar Municipality (Paper presented at a seminar on World Tobacco day 1992.)
  6. Malaria eradication in Nigeria at the crossroad (Paper presented at a seminar on the eradication of Malaria 1993.)
  7. The sexual transmission of parasitic disease (Article published in Ecoview The Veritas Perspective – Magazine of Nigeria Economics Students’ Association, Veritas University Chapter 2015)

K. COURSES TAUGHT:

1. Introduction to microbiology                                                 (MCB 2231)

2. Microbiological techniques                                                     (MCB 2221)

3. General microbiology                                                               (MCB 2232)

4. Parasitology                                                                                (ZOO 2422)

5. Pathogenic Bacteriology                                                          (MCB 3221)

6. Soil microbiology                                                                       (MCB 3251)

7. Environmental microbiology                                                  (MCB 3231)

8. Microbial physiology and metabolism                                 (MCB 3261)

9. Mycology                                                                                     (MCB 2222)

10. Analytical microbiology and Quality Control                    (MCB 4221)

11. Immunology and immunochemistry                                  (MCB 4232)

12. Pharmaceutical Microbiology                                              (MCB 4242)

13. Also I carry out diagnostic investigation on staff and students at the medical centre.

 

WORKSHOPS ATTENDED:

  1. HIV/AIDS Counseling                                                                                       1996
  2. HIV/AIDS Counseling                                                                                  1997
  3. Workshop on Scientific Research Methods and Data Management     2011
  4. Advanced Training Course on Molecular Biological Techniques/Biotechnology                                                                             2013

CONFERENCE ATTENDED:

1. Annual National Conference/ Scientific Workshop of the Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology                                                          2011

2. Annual National Conference/ Scientific Workshop of the Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology                                                          2012

3. Annual National Conference/ Scientific Workshop of the Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology                                                          2014

4. Annual National Conference/ Scientific Workshop of the Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology                                                          2015