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Dr. Peter Nkachukwu Chukwurah


Genetics and Biotechnology


Lecturer II


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About Dr. Peter Nkachukwu Chukwurah

Dr. Peter Chukwurah was employed into the services of the University of Calabar in 2013 as a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Genetics and Biotechnology. He won the Japanese Government MEXT scholarship for doctoral research in 2016. He holds a doctorate degree in Plant Biotechnology from Chiba University, Japan. Dr. Chukwurah has won other awards including University of Calabar scholarship hostel award (2005), best graduating undergraduate student award (2008), and International Exchange Program Award, Chiba University SEEDS Fund (2019). He has published over 10 articles in local and international journals, and have made presentations in local and international conferences in Ghana, Japan and United Kingdom. He is a member of Genetics Society of Nigeria, Japanese Society of Plant Cell and Molecular Biology and Japanese Society of Breeding.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) All Saints Primary School, Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria19891995
West African Senior School Certificate in Education 8 (WASSCE) Federal Government College, Nise, Anambra State, Nigeria19962001
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)University of Calabar, Cross-River State, Nigeria20042008
Master of Science (M.Sc.)University of Calabar, Cross-River State, Nigeria20102014
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)Chiba University, Japan20162019

S/N Publication
Poku, S. A., Chukwurah, P. N., Aung, H. H. & Nakamura, I. (2021). Knock-down of GmSOG1 compromises drought tolerance in transgenic soybean lines. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 12, 18-36
Poku, S. A., Chukwurah, P. N., Aung, H. H. & Nakamura, I. (2020). Over-expression of a melon Y3SK2-type LEA gene confers drought and salt tolerance on transgenic tobacco plants. Plants, 9 (12), 1749
9. Chukwurah, P. N., Poku, S. A., Yokoyama, A., Takeda, A., Shishido, M. & Nakamura, I. (2019). Mitigating root-knot nematode propagation on transgenic tobacco via in planta hairpin RNA expression of Meloidogyne incognita-specific PolA1 sequence American Journal of Plant Sciences, 10 (5), 866-884
Chukwurah, P. N., Poku, S. A., Yokoyama, A., Fukuda, H., Shishido, M. & Nakamura, I. (2019). Expression of Meloidogyne incognita PolA1 hairpin RNA reduced nematode multiplication in transgenic tomato. Plant Biotechnology Reports, 13 (6), 591-601.
Brisibe, E., Ogbonna, N. & Chukwurah, P. N. (2017). Characterization and selection of exploitable genetic diversity in sour sop (Annona muricata Linn.) accessions based on phenotypic attributes and RAPD markers. Agroforestry systems, 91,781-793.
Chukwurah, P. N., Uyoh, E., Usen, I., Ekerette, E. & Ogbonna, N. (2016). Assessment of intra and inter species variation in antioxidant composition and activity in marginalized fonio millet (Digitaria spp.). Journal of Cereals and Oil Seeds, 7 (1), 1-6.
Chukwurah, P. N., Brisibe, E. A., Osuagwu, A. N. & Okoko, T. (2014). Protective Capacity of Artemisia anuua as a Potent Antioxidant Remedy against Free Radicals. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 4 (1), 92-98
6. Osuagwu, A. N., Chukwurah, P. N., Ekpo, I. A., Akpakpan, E. E. & Agbor, R. B. (2014). Variation, Correlation and Path Coefficient Analyses in Seed Yield and Related Characters in Local Accessions of African Yam Bean from Southern Nigeria. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 9 (2), 211-215.
Uyoh, E. A., Chukwurah, P. N., David, I. A. & Bassey, A. C. (2013). Evaluation of Antioxidant Capacity of Two Ocimum species Consumed Locally as Spices in Nigeria as a Justification for Increased Domestication. American Journal of Plant Science, 4, 222-230.
Uyoh, E. A., Chukwurah, P. N., Akarika, R. C. & Antia, V. A. (2013). Potential of Two Nigerian Spices – Monodora myristica and Piper nigrum as Sources for Cheap Accessible Natural Antioxidants. American Journal of Plant Science, 4,1105-1115
Brisibe, E. A., Udensi, O., Chukwurah P. N., de Magalhaes, P. M., Figueira, G. M. & Ferreira, J. F. S. (2012). Adaptation and Agronomic Performance of Artemisia annua L. under Lowland Humid Tropical Conditions. Industrial Crops and Products, 39,190-197.
Brisibe, E. A., Udensi, O., Ntui, V. O., Otu, P. A. & Chukwurah, P. N. (2011). Sensitivity of Some Quantitative and Yield Characters of ‘Egusi’ melon (Colocynthis citrillus L.) to Treatment with Microtubule Inhibitors. African Journal of Plant Science, 5(13),759-766.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
36th Annual Conference of Genetics Society of Nigeria, University of Calabar, Genetics Society of Nigeria 2012-10-152012-10-18
3rd International Conference on Neglected and Underutilized Species, Accra, Bioversity International Poster Presentation on Antioxidant activity of neglected and under-utilized Eremomastax species 2013-09-252013-09-27
Capacity building workshop on Molecular Marker Applications and Bioinformatics for Young Scientists in Biodiversity Research, Abuja, Biotechnology Advanced Laboratory 2015-09-072015-09-13
135th Conference of Japanese Society of Breeding, Chiba University, Japanese Society of BreedingOral Presentation on Controlling root-knot nematode in tobacco via silencing of PolA1 gene2019-03-172019-03-17
3rd Global Conference on Plant Science and Molecular Biology, London, Magnus GroupPoster Presentation on Host-induced Silencing of Meloidogyne incognita PolA1 gene for control of root knot nematodes in transgenic plants2019-09-192019-09-21