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Dr. Peggy Obaseojei Willie


Genetics and Biotechnology


Lecturer II


[email protected]

About Dr. Peggy Obaseojei Willie

Dr (Mrs) Peggy Willie holds a first degree in Genetics and Biotechnology obtained on 2006 from the University of Calabar, Nigeria. Determined to make a mark in this emerging field of knowledge, she proceeded to obtain a master of science degree in Plant Genetics and Biotechnology from 2008 to 2010. In 2020, she completed her Ph.D studies in Plant Biotechnology from the University of Calabar. Her research interests include exploring the rich diversity in indigenous underutilized medicinal plants, understanding their cytogenetic behaviours and exploring their potential usage in drug discovery for big pharma. Dr Willie is a beneficiary of the World Bank funded project (STEPB) on studies of spice plants and underutilized species (NUS) and also the TETFUND project on: Domestication and drug discovery from Gongronema latifolium " utazi": prospection, phylogenetic and phytochemical screening as a first step. Together with her husband, Emmanuel and two adorable children, they reside in the beautiful city of Calabar where she teaches courses in Genetics, Biotechnology and Cytogenetics at the Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, University of Calabar.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC)Salvation Army Primary School, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria19871995
West African Examination Council (WAEC)Holy Child Secondary School, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria19952000
B.Sc (Genetics and Biotechnology)University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria20022006
M.Sc(Plants Genetics and Biotechnology)University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria20082010
Ph.D (Plants Biotechnology)University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria 20132020

S/N Publication
Willie, P., Uyoh, E. A., & Aikpokpodion, P. O. (2021). Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) assay of bio-active compounds and phytochemical analyses in three species of Apocynaceae. Pharmacognosy Journal, 13(2), 383-392.
Ubi, W., Ubi, G. W., Ubi, M. W., Okweche, T., & Willie, P. O. (2016). Optimizing NPK fertilizer and plant spacing in maximizing yield and yield attributes of maize (Zea mays) in Southern Nigeria. Direct Research Journal of Agriculture and Food Science, 4(8), 208-213.
Willie, P. O., & Aikpokpodion, P. O. (2015). Mitotic activity in Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L) Land Race “Olaudi” Walp) in Nigeria. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 6, 1201-1205.
Osuagwu, A. N., Ekpo, I. A., Okpako, E. C., Otu P., & Ottoho E. (2013). The Biology, Utilization and Phytochemical Composition of the fruits and leaves of Gongronema latifolium Benth. Agrotechnol, 2, 115-118. doi:10.4172/2168-9881.1000115
Aikpokpodion, P. O., Otu, P. A., & Uyoh, E. A. (2012). Karyotype analysis and ploidy determination using flow cytometry in African bitter milk plant Utazi, Gongronema latifolium Benth. Cytologia, 77(1), 43-52.
Ekpo, I. A., Agbor, R. B., Okpako, E. C., Osuagwu, A. N., Ekanem, B. E., & Otu, P. A. (2012). Effect of crude oil and simulated acid rain on the growth and physiology of Thaumatococcus daniellii. Journal of Biodiversity and environmental sciences, 2(9), 21-25.
Udensi, O., Edu, E. A., Ntui, V. O., Otu, P. A., Urua, I. S., & Akpan, G. A. (2011). Cyto-sensitivity of some locally grown pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp) to amiprophos methyl treatment as a guide for improvement. International Journal of Current Research, 3(11), 176-180.
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 citrullus 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
34th Annual Conference of Genetics Society of Nigeria, NIHORT, IbadanAikpokpodion, P. O., Otu., P. A., Uyoh, E. A., Enebong, E. E. (2010). Morphological characteristics, karyotype analysis and in-vitro propagation of Gongronema latifolium (Utazi) in Southern Nigeria.2010-09-192010-09-24
5th International symposium Breeding Research on Medicinal and Aromatic plants, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria. Uyoh, E. A., Ntui, V. O., Okpako, E., Osuagwu, A. N., Ekpo, I. A., Eneobong, E. E., Urua, I. S., Otu., P. A. (2012). Domestication and characterization of some endangered indigenous spice plants in Nigeria.2012-06-182012-06-20
36th Annual Conference of Genetic Society of Nigeria, University of Calabar, Calabar, 15 – 18th October, 2012 Okpako, E., Uyoh, E. A., Urua, I. S., Otu, P. A. (2012). Mitotic studies in Piper guineense. 2012-10-152012-10-18
32nd Annual conference of Biotechnology Society of Nigeria, IITA, IbadanOni, J.O., Ntui, V. O., Markson, A. A., Umana, E. J. & Willie, P.O. (2019). Phytochemical composition and molecular characterization of some species of wild mushrooms in Southern Cross River State. 2019-08-182019-08-22