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Dr. Margaret Akpana Agiang

Associate Professor
Biochemistry
margaretagiang@unical.edu.ng

Agiang, Margaret Akpana studied at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria were she graduated with a B.Sc (Hons) in Biochhemistry; then had M.Sc and PhD degrees in Nutritional Biochemistry in the University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria. She also attended a short course and had a certificate on Monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment of food and nutrition security programmes at the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), Wageningen, The Netherlands, 4-22 June, 2012. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Calabar, teaching general Biochemistry, nutritional Biochemistry, with research interests in Food analysis/Nutritive value of food, Clinical nutrition, Medicinal food research, Nutritional toxicology. She is a member of Nigeria Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB), Nutrition society of Nigeria (NSN), Nigerian Society of Experimental Biology (NISEB), Nutrition Society (NS), UK and Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN). She has published several academic articles in reputable international and local journals; attended many academic conferences, both local and international and supervised several post graduate theses and undergraduate projects in various areas of Biochemistry and nutrition, with many still in progress. She is a practicing Catholic and happily married with five children

Agiang, M.A., Dongo, B.S. Williams, I.O., Utubaku, A.B. (2017). Assessment of the haematological indices of albino rats fed diets supplemented with jackfruit bulb, seed or a blend of bulb and seed. International journal of biological and chemical sciences, 11(1): 397-407.


Modo, U., Uboh, F. E., Agiang, M. A., Dongo. Bright, S, Etim, G. O. and Wopara, I. (2017). Exposure to uppercott affects hematological indices in male albino Wistar rats. European journal of pharmaceutical and medical research, 4(9): 59-64.


Modo E. U, Uboh, F. E, Agiang, M. A, Orji B., Njoku, R. C and Eteng, O. E, (2017).Exposure to uppercott pesticide induces reproductive toxicity in male and female rats. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 6(4): 1309-1315.


Modo, E.U., Uboh, F.E., Agiang, M.A., Ewere, E.G. (2017). Exposure to uppercott induces hepatotoxicity in male albino Wistar rats. International journal of scientific world, 5 (1): 74-79.


Thomas, I. A., Agiang, M. A., Jemide, J. O., Ekabua, K. J. (2017). Effectiveness of nutritional counseling in the management of overweight/obesity in Calabar Metropolis, CrossRiver State, Nigeria. World journal of nutrition and health, 5(1): 14-29.


Agiang, M, Mgbang, J, Peters, H, Akuirene, J. (2017). Mineral and vitamin composition of some lesser known leafy vegetables consumed in Northern Senatorial District of Cross River State, Nigeria. American Journal of food and Nutrition, 5(2): 51-57.


Agiang, M, Mgbang, J, Essien, N, Peters, H. (2016). Proximate and phytochemical composition of some lesser known leafy vegetables consumed in Northern Senatorial District of Cross River State, Nigeria. World Journal of Nutrition and Health, 4(1):16-21.


Bosland, MC, Akpanabiatu, MI, Akinloye, O, Agiang, MA, Uzor, PF (2016). Poposal fo a consortium to study anti-cancer properties of West African medicinal herbs. Annals of global health, 82(3): 448-449.


Agiang, M.A., Matthew, O.J., Atangwho, I.J. and Ebong, P.E. (2015). Effect of sometraditional edible oils on sex hormones of albino Wistar rats. African journal of Biochemistry Research, 9(3):40-46.


Lawal, O.O., Agiang, M. A., Williams, I.O., Alozie, Y.E. and Eteng, M.U. (2014). Mineral and toxicant levels in yam (Dioscorea rotundata) diets. European Journal of Experimental Biology, 4(1): 656-661.


Lawal, J, Agiang, M, Alozie, Y, Eteng, M. (2013). Lipid profile of rats fed white guinea yam (Dioscorea rotundata) diets. Annals of nutrition and metabolism, 63:274-274


Agiang, M, Essien, A, Eteng, M. (2013). Concentration of serum Enzymes in male albino Wistar rats fed raw beniseed and beniseed soup diets. Annals of nutrition and metabolism, 63:1786-1787


Ibegbulem, C. O., Alisi, C.S., Nwankpa, P., Amadi, B.A., Agiang, M. A., and Ekam, V. S.(2012). Medicinal values of Elaeis guineensis and Raphia hookeri wines. Journal of Research in Biology, 2(6): 589-595.


Ani, I. F., Atangwho, I. J., Agiang, M.A., and Alozie, Y.E. (2012). Biochemical Effects of Some Traditional Nigerian Diets in Experimental Diabetic Rat Models. International Journal of Biochemistry Research


Lawal, O. O., Agiang, M. A., and Eteng, M. U. (2012). The effects of various yam diets on the reproductive hormones of experimental rats. Annals of Biological Research, 3(4): 1849-1842.


Eyong, E., U., Agiang, M.A., Atangwho, I.J., Iwara, I.A., Odey, M.O. and Ebong, P.E.(2011). Phytochemicals and micronutrients composition of root and stem bark extracts of Vernonia amygdalina Del. Journal of Medicine and medical sciences. 2(6):900-903.


Agiang, M.A., Umoh, I.B., Essien, A.I. and Eteng, M.U. (2010). Nutrient changes and antinutrient contents of beniseed and beniseed soup during cooking using a Nigeriantraditional cooking method. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 13(20): 1011-1015.


Atangwho, I.J., Ani, F.A., Agiang, M.A., Effiong, G.S. and Ebong, P.E. (2010).Comparative effect of chlopropamide and combined leaf extract of Azadirachta indica and Vernon ia amygdalina on blood glucose and biochemical parameters of alloxanized rats. Journal of medicine and medical sciences. 1 (6): 248-253.


Agiang, M.A., Umoh, I.B., Essien, A.I. and Eteng, M.U. (2010). Clinical complaints among males in beniseed consuming areas of Cross River and Benue States of Nigeria. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 16 (3): 313-317. ISSN: 1118-0579.


Williams, I.O., Agiang, M.A., Ekpe, O.O., Aletan, U.I., Edet, E.O., Atangwho, I.J.(2009). Nutritional quality of 1 st generation Quality Protein Maize (QPM) diet and its effect on some biological indices of albino Wistar rats. American Journal of Food Science and Technology. 4(1): 30-35.


William, I.O., Edet, A.J., Agiang, M.A., Lawal, O.O. (2009). Fruit and vegetable intake pattern and body mass index (BMI) of postgraduate students in the University of Calabar, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences. 30(2):43-49.


Lawal, O.O., Umoh, I.B., Akpanabiatu, M.I., Williams, I.O., Agiang, M.A., (2009).Proximate and mineral composition of two soups as prepared in the South-West and South-South regions of Nigeria. Global journal of Pure and Applied Sciences. 15(2):183-186.


Agiang, M. A., (2008). Pathophysiological and Biochemical studies on beniseed (Sesamum indicum) and its delicacy. Ph.D Thesis, University of Calabar, Calabar,Nigeria.


Eteng, M.U., Eyong, E.U., Akanyung, E.O., Agiang, M.A., and Aremu, C.Y. (1997).Recent advances in caffeine and theobromine toxicities. Plant foods for human nutrition. 51: 231-243.


Aremu, C.Y., Agiang, M.A., Ayatse, J.O.I. (1995). Nutrient and antinutrient profiles of raw and fermented cocoa beans. Plant foods for human nutrition 48(3): 217-223.


Agiang, M.A., (1995). Evaluation of the nutritive value of bread baked from a composite flour of wheat (Triticum aestivum) and fermented cocoa bean (Theobromacacao). M.Sc. Thesis, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria.


Igile, G.O., Ekpe, O.O., Essien, N.M., Bassey, S.C. and Agiang, M.A. (2016): Quality characteristics of tomato juice produced and preserved with and without its Seeds. Danish journal of food science and technology, 2(1): 001-009.


Atamgba, A.A., Agiang, M.A., Kayode, D. Amonor, J.W. (2015). The biomedical significance of the phytochemical, proximate and mineral compositions of the leaf, stem bark and root of Jatropha curcas. Asian pacific journal of tropical biomedicine, 5(8): 650-657.


Lawal, O. O., Agiang, M. A., and Eteng, M. U. (2012). Proximate and anti-nutrient composition of white Guinea yam (Dioscorea rotundata) diets consumed in Ibarapa, South West region of Nigeria. International Journal of Biochemistry Research and amp; Review, 2(2): 256-260.


Agiang, M.A., Williams, I.O., Ekpe, O.O., Ekanem, U.O., Eteng, M.U. (2006). Effect of Quality Protein Maize diet on liver integrity and the activities of serum aminotransferases of albino Wistar rats. Global journal of pure and applied sciences.12(2): 189-192.


Aremu, C.Y., Agiang, M.A., Ayatse, JO (1995). Protein profiles and organoleptic properties of bread from wheat flour and full-fat or defatted fermented cocoa bean powder. Plant foods for human nutrition. 48(4): 287-295.


Agiang, M.A. (1985). Comparison of the seed oil of egusi with that of bambara groundnut oil as to the presence of prostaglandin precursor. B.Sc. Project, Universityof Nigeria, Nsukka.


Eyong, E. U., Atangwho, I.J., David-Oku, E., Agiang, M.A., and Ebong, P.E. (2011).Haematological and immunological effects of co-administration of extracts of Vernonia amygdalina and Azadirachta indica on normal and diabetic rats. African journal of Biotecnology. 10(50): 10258-10262.


Agiang, M.A., Umoh, I.B., Essien, I.A., Eteng, M.U. (2008). Effect of raw beniseed and beniseed soup diets on some Biochemical and haematological parameters of male albino Wistar rats. Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 23(2):20-24.

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Pre-conference workshop on Understanding ISO/IEC
Pre-conference workshop on Understanding ISO/IEC 17025 requirements for analytical laboratories, 1 st November, 2015:
Start: Sunday 1st November, 2015
End: Sunday 1st November, 2015
Food composition and public health nutrition
11 th International Food Composition Conference (IFDC), November 3-5, 2015, Hyderabad, India.
Start: Tuesday 3rd November, 2015
End: Thursday 5th November, 2015
Workshop on Teaching of Mathematics
Approach and methodology for teachers of mathematics in post primary institutions in Cross River State by Pro-Consul (Nig.) Ltd, 20 th -29 th May, 1996. Sponsored by PPSMB, Calabar.
Start: Monday 20th May, 1996
End: Wednesday 29th May, 1996
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: The challenges of Globalization and Climate Change.
31 st Annual Conference of Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB), October 31-November 3, 2011, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Start: Monday 31st October, 2011
End: Thursday 3rd November, 2011
Pre-conference workshop on Bio-statistics for Chemists and Nutritionists
Pre-conference workshop on Bio-statistics for Chemists and Nutritionists, 2 nd November, 2015: 11 th International Food Composition Conference (IFDC), Hyderabad, India.
Start: Monday 2nd November, 2015
End: Monday 2nd November, 2015
Sustainable Development: The Role of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
24 th Annual Conference of the Nigeria Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Calabar, 24 th -27 th Nov., 2004.
Start: Wednesday 24th November, 2004
End: Saturday 27th November, 2004
11 th IFDC Post conference workshop on EuroFIR-Food data and tools
Their applications in food and nutrition research, 6 th November 2015, Hyderabad, India.
Start: Friday 6th November, 2015
End: Friday 6th November, 2015
Food processing and the emergence of non-communicable diseases-National workshop of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN)
Food processing and the emergence of non-communicable diseases-National workshop of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN), Lagos 23 rd June, 2010.
Start: Wednesday 23rd June, 2010
End: Wednesday 23rd June, 2010
Adequate nutrition for good health.
36 th Annual Conference and scientific Meeting of Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN), Uyo, 19 th -22 nd Oct., 2005.
Start: Wednesday 19th October, 2005
End: Saturday 22nd October, 2005
Biochemistry and molecular biology: Tools for biological research and educational empowerment, 1 st Zonal workshop/scientific conference in collaboration with Institute for biomedical research and innovation (IBMRI)
Biochemistry and molecular biology: Tools for biological research and educational empowerment, 1 st Zonal workshop/scientific conference in collaboration with Institute for biomedical research and innovation (IBMRI), 5 th -8 th October, 2016, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria.
Start: Wednesday 5th October, 2016
End: Saturday 8th October, 2016
Workshop on Towards Achieving Educational Excellence
organized by Cross River State Post Primary Schools Management Board, 2 nd -4 th Dec., 1998.
Start: Wednesday 2nd December, 1998
End: Friday 4th December, 1998
Accelerating nutrition action for Africa’s development.
2 nd Federation of African Nutrition Societies Congress (FANUS), 11 th -15 th September, 2011, Abuja, Nigeria.
Start: Sunday 11th September, 2011
End: Thursday 15th September, 2011
Strategies for improving maternal and child nutrition in Nigeria-Pre Conference workshop on management of acute malnutrition of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN),
Strategies for improving maternal and child nutrition in Nigeria-Pre Conference workshop on management of acute malnutrition of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN), Kaduna 21 st September, 2010.
Start: Tuesday 21st September, 2010
End: Tuesday 21st September, 2010
Biochemistry and molecular biology: Essential catalysts for recessional economic recovery and sustainable development. 36 th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB)
Biochemistry and molecular biology: Essential catalysts for recessional economic recovery and sustainable development. 36 th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB), 13 th – 17 th November, 2017, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
Start: Monday 13th November, 2017
End: Friday 17th November, 2017
Nutrition in Africa at crossroads
3 rd Federation of African Nutrition Societies Congress (FANUS), 25-29 May, 2015, Arusha, Tanzania.
Start: Monday 25th May, 2015
End: Friday 29th May, 2015
FAO/INFOODS Training on food composition,
FAO/INFOODS Training on food composition, especially relevant to Universities on 29 th May 2015 at Arusha, Tanzania.
Start: Friday 29th May, 2015
End: Friday 29th May, 2015
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Tools for achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
32 nd Annual conference and Scientific meeting of the Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB), 14-17 November, 2012, Calabar.
Start: Wednesday 14th November, 2012
End: Saturday 17th November, 2012
Catalysing National Development through Biochemistry and Molecular biology. 35 th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB)
Catalysing National Development through Biochemistry and Molecular biology. 35 th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB), October 31-November1, 2016, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.
Start: Monday 31st October, 2016
End: Tuesday 1st November, 2016
Child survival and the right to adequate nutrition
34 th Annual Conference and scientific meeting of Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN), Umudike, 26 th -29 th Nov., 2003.
Start: Wednesday 26th November, 2003
End: Saturday 29th November, 2003
Joining cultures through nutrition
20 th Congress of Nutrition, September 15-20, 2013, Granada, Spain.
Start: Sunday 15th September, 2013
End: Friday 20th September, 2013
Increasing the performance rating of an average science, technical and mathematics teacher.
2 nd Biennial Mini Conference of Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN), 7 th -10 th Oct., 1996.
Start: Saturday 7th December, 1996
End: Tuesday 10th December, 1996
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