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Dr. Akan A. Brooks

Associate Professor
Microbiology
donkasbro@unical.edu.ng

PROFILE OF DR. AKAN ASUQUO BROOKSDr. Akan Asuquo Brooks is an associate professor of Industrial Microbiology with bias in Pharmaceutical Microbiology. He joined the University of Calabar as Lecturer I in 2008 and was promoted to the ranks of senior lecturer and associate professor in 2011 and 2014 respectively. He obtained his B.sc and M.sc degrees in Microbiology and Industrial Microbiology respectively from the University Uyo, while his Ph.D in Industrial Microbiology with emphasis in Pharmaceutical Microbiology was obtained from the University of Calabar. Dr. A.A. Brooks has earned many awards and honours from reputable corporate organizations and associations. He has been involved in continuous teaching, supervision of research projects and community developments. He has served in many committees within and outside the University Community. His administrative experiences include Acting sub-dean of the Faculty of Science, Head of Department of Microbiology, Member, Central Time Table Committee, and Chairman, Departmental Post Graduate Committee. Dr. Brooks has attended several conferences and participated in many Science – based activities such as seminar presentations, scientific talks, symposia and post graduate defense. He has served as a reviewer to African Journal of Biotechnology and as external examiner for undergraduate research projects at Obong University and the University of Uyo. Dr. Akan Brooks has initiated and completed several research projects. He has successfully supervised over four M.sc and three Ph.D students. Currently, he is working on a project titled Genomic modeling of microorganisms for enhanced production of industrial and pharmaceutical solvents. He is a member of Nigerian Society of Microbiology, Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology, Biological Conservation Society of Nigeria and Nigerian Society of Experimental Biology. He has published over thirty research articles in reputable academic journals. Dr. A. A. Brooks is married with five children.   

Edet, U.O, Antai, S.P, Brooks, A.A and Asitok, A.D (2017). Metagenomic Assessment of Antibiotics Resistance Genes from Four Ecosystems in the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria. Asian Journal of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering1(1): 1-10


Edet, U.O, Antai, S.P, Brooks, Asitok, A.D, Enya, O and Japhet, F. H (2017). An Overview of Cultural, Molecular and Metagenomic Techniques in Description of Microbial Diversity. Journal of Advances in Microbiology 7(2): 1-19,


Brooks, A.A, Iyakndue, M.L, Unimke, A.A and Agbo, B.E (2017) Rubber effluent bio-analyses and its impacts on themicrobial community structure of the soil incalabar, nigeria. Asian Journal of Environment and Ecology 4(3): 1-9. 2017;


Brooks A. A. Asamudo, N. U and Udoukpo, F. C. (2003). Microbiological and Physicochemical analysis of soymilk and soy flour sold in Uyo Metropolis, Nigeria, Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 9 (4): 457-463


Brooks, A. A. and Itah, A. Y. (2004) Fusion of two yeast strains for enhanced crude oil degradation. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 10 (4), 491-496.


Brooks, A. A. and Asamudo, N. U. (2003) Bacteriological and Physicochemical evaluation of syrups produced from local starch sources. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 10 (3): 357-361.


Brooks, A. A. and Etim, L. B. (2004) Antifungal activity of leaf extract of Crassocephalum crepidiodes on selected dermatophytes and Candida albicans. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 10 (4) 497-500.


Brooks, A. A. and Antai, S. P. (2005). Microbiological evaluation of some paediatric oral preparations sold in some patent medicine stores and pharmacy shops in Calabar, Nigeria. Global Journal of Medical Sciences4 (1,2): 19-23.


Essien, J. P., Ekpo M. A. and Brroks A. A. (2005). Mycotoxigenic and proteolytic potential of moulds associated with smoked shore fish (Chlamydoselchus anguincus). Global Journal of Pure and Applied Science and Environmental Management 9 (3): 47-51


Brooks, A. A. and Antai, S. P. (2006). Extracellular Protease by Bacillus subtilis isolated from contaminated paracetamol oral preparation. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Science 12(1): 55-60


Brooks, A. A. and Antai, S. P. (2006). Bacteriological status of some cosmetic products in three states of Southern Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology 20 (3): 1345-1354


Brooks, A. A. (2008) Ethanol Production potential of local yeast strains isolated from ripe banana peels. African Journal of Biotechnology 7(20): 3749-3752.


Itah, A. Y., Brooks, A. A., Ogar, B. O. and Okure, A. B. (2009): Biodegradation of International Jet A-I Aviation Fuel by Microorganisms Isolated from Aircraft Tank and Joint Hydrant Storage Systems. Bulletin of Environmental contamination and Toxicology 83: 318-327.


Brooks, A. A. and Antai, S. P. (2006). Effect of cell free extracts of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Proteus vulgaris on some hematological indices in neonatal rats. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology 20 (1): 642-648.


Brooks, A. A. Asamudo, N. U. and Takon, I. (2012). Bacteriological stability of high sugar paediatric syrups: probability of survival of contaminating bacteria. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences 22(13), 1-4. Abstracted and indexed in Google scholar, 1 citation.


Brooks, A. A. and Asamudo, N. O. (2011). Lipase production by strains of Aspergillus species isolated from contaminated body creams. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences 3(11), 311. Abstracted and indexed in Google scholar, cited 4 times


Brooks, A. A., Antai S. P., and Ebong, P. (2012). A high performance liquid chromatographic assay of active component in paracetamol syrup contaminated by Penicillium expansum. Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 6(3) 2131-2134. Abstracted and indexed in Google scholar


Brooks, A. A. (2013). Wet-heat inactivation of bacterial endospores in packaged fruit juices. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences. 2(10)506-515.


Brooks, A. A. (2014). Evaluation of microbial contamination of street vended fruit salad. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 3 Number 7 (2014) pp. 1040-1046


Brooks, A. A. (2014). Assessment of microbiological status of some herbal medicines sold in Calabar, Nigeria. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology 10(4):234-240.


Iyakndue, M.L., Brooks, A.A., Unimke, A.A. and Agbo, B.E. (2017). Effects of palm oil mill effluent on soil microflora and fertility in Calabar – Nigeria. Asian Journal of Microbiology 2 (3): 1-11


Takon, I.A., Brooks, A.A. and Umeh, C.C. (2015). Evaluation of the phytochemical properties and antimicrobial activity of vernonia amygdalina against selected clinical isolates.[Journal of Biopesticide and Environment 2(1): 7-11]


Ajaba, M.O., Brooks, A.A. and Emanghe, U.E. (2016). Antimicrobial Potency Of Neem (Azadirachta Indica) Leaf Extracts on Pathogenic. Bacteria Isolated From Wound infections. nternational Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research 7(1):1501- 1502.


Nnaji, P.T. and Brooks, A.A. (2016). Assessment of post-harvest insect and mould infestation of Vigna subterranean. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture 13(1): 1-8]


Brooks, A.A. and P. T. Nnaji (2016). Screening for mycotoxins and major bioactivemolecules in mould infested brown variety (bv) and speckled flecked spotted variety (sfsv) vigna subterranea (Bambara nut) in Nigeria. Journal of Advances in Biology and Biotechnology 7(3):1-9.


Bassey,I.U.,Andy, I.E., Asikong, B.E.and Brooks, A.A. (2015) Potentials of organic fertilizer application as biocontrol for some soil borne fungal pathogens in Ogoja –Nigeria. Journal of Biopesticides and Environment, 1: 58-62


Bassey, I.U., Brooks, A.A., Asikong, B.E. and Andy, I.E. (2015). Environmental and public health aspects of solid waste management at the Lemna dumpsite in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. International Journal of Tropical Disease andHealth 10(3):1-13.


Brooks, A.A. (2017). Assessment of physico-chemical parameters and microbial stability of water-based paints. Asian Journal of Micrbiology and Biotechnology 2(2): 70-76.


Brooks, A.A. and Udofia, O. (2017). Evaluation of non-peroxide antibacterial activity of some Nigeria honey on wound pathogens (Accepted for publication in Journal Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences. Received 11 February, 2017: Accepted 19 June, 2017)

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(iii) Brooks, A. A. and Asamudo, N. U. (2002). Bacteriological and Physico-chemical status of syrups produced from local starch sources.
Paper presented at the Twenty –sixth (26th) Annual Conference of Nigerian Society for Microbiology,
Start: Wednesday 17th July, 2002
End: Sunday 21st July, 2002
Brooks, A. A. (2015) South East Regional Food Science and Technology (ReFoST) Summit, Calabar,
Brooks, A. A. (2015) South East Regional Food Science and Technology (ReFoST) Summit, Calabar,
Start: Thursday 4th June, 2015
End: Monday 8th June, 2015
Brooks, A. and Itah A. Y. (2001). Fusion of two yeast stains for enhanced crude oil degradation.
Paper presented at the Twenty – fifth (25th) Annual Conference of Nigeria Society of Microbiology,
Start: Monday 24th December, 2001
End: Friday 28th December, 2001
(ii) Brooks, A. A. and Asamudo, N. U. (2001). Studies on beta-Iactamase production in clinical isolates from community acquired infections in Akwa Ibom State.
Paper presented at the Twenty – fifth (25th) Annual Conference of Nigerian Society of Microbiology, 24th-28thDecember, 2001.
Start: Monday 24th December, 2001
End: Friday 28th December, 2001
Brooks, A. A. and Ukpong, N. U. (2001). Application of genetic engineering to the problem of global environmental pollution abatement. Paper presented at the Fourth
(4th) Annual Conference of Biological Conservation Society of Nigeria.
Start: Sunday 16th September, 2001
End: Thursday 20th September, 2001
2. Brooks, A. A. (2015) South East Regional Food Science and Technology (ReFoST) Summit, Calabar,
Brooks, A. A. (2015) South East Regional Food Science and Technology (ReFoST) Summit, Calabar, 4th-6th June, 2015. (Attended as participant)
Start: Thursday 6th June, 2002
End: Saturday 6th June, 2015
1. Brooks, A. A. (2002).Microbiological and Physico- chemical analyses of soymilk and soy flour sold in Uyo metropolis, Nigeria.
Paper presented at the Twenty – Sixth (26th) Annual Conference of Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology 4th – 8th November, 2002.
Start: Monday 4th November, 2002
End: Friday 8th November, 2002
Brooks, A. A. (2002).Microbiological and Physico- chemical analyses of soymilk and soy flour sold in Uyo metropolis, Nigeria.
. Paper presented at the Twenty – Sixth (26th) Annual Conference of Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology
Start: Monday 4th November, 2002
End: Friday 8th November, 2002
Brooks, A. A.(2002).Microbiological and Physico chemical analyses of soymilk and soy flour sold in Uyo metropolis, Nigeria.
Paper presented at the Twenty – Sixth (26th) Annual Conference of Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology 4th – 8th November, 2002.
Start: Monday 4th November, 2002
End: Friday 8th November, 2002
Brooks, A. A. (2002). Biodegradation of maize and soybean lees and the use of their by – products as bio-fertilizer.
Paper presented at the Twenty – Sixth (26th) Annual Conference of Nigerian Society for Microbiology,
Start: Wednesday 17th July, 2002
End: Sunday 21st July, 2002
No Results for Grants/Awards Received