Chika Nnadozie

Chika Nnadozie


Institute for Water Research, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa


  • BSc. Industrial Microbiology - (Imo State University, Nigeria)
  • Honors Biological Sciences - (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
  • MSc. Biological Sciences - (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
  • PhD Microbiology - (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

Research Interests:

Microbial water quality and ecology
Computational and molecular microbiology
Risk assessment and public health

Short Biography:

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Water Research, Rhodes University. I hold a PhD degree in microbiology. My PhD was on mining enzyme genes that can be used to enhance the degradation of lignocellulosic biomass for the production of valuable products such as bioethanol from woodchips metagenome. Currently, I am leading a project funded by the Water Research Commission. My current research involves applying microbial ecology methods, such as metagenomics and metatranscriptomics to understand the dynamics of microbial pathogens and antibiotic resistance determinants and to track their source and fate in different environments. Also, I have interest in integrative health research, linking laboratory research to policy outcomes and practice. On the other hand, I have special interest in discovering application driven functional genes of microorganisms in general ecosystems that are useful for biotechnology.


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