Dr. Maxwell Nwachukwu Opara

Associate Professor, Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology

Academic Credentials and Year
Ph.D. Veterinary Parasitology University of Ibadan – 2011
M.Sc, Cellular Parasitology, University of Ibadan – 1997
DVM, University of Ibadan – 1987

Research interests:

Detection, characterization and epidemiological investigation of zoonotic dioseases caused by Protozoan parasites
Impact of climate change on ecology of parasitic diseases at the interface of public and animal health
Current and emerging risks to food security and safety

Publications:
Parasitology = 35
General Animal Health and Diseases = 29
Other areas of Animal Production = 17
Proceedings = 5

Book Chapter:
Opara, M.N. (2012): Zoonotic role of the Grasscutter: In: “ZOONOSIS”, ISBN 979-953-307-414-5. INTECH OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHER, Krautzeka, Croatia.

Workshops/Training Attended:
International Workshop on Veterinary Public Health, by MASHAV/CINADCO. Shefayim Israel (22nd November – 14th December 2005).

Molecular diagnostic techniques and Bioinformatics at CIRAD, Guadeloupe French West Indies (April 4 – June 30 2011)

“IT2013: Computer Applications for the Analysis & Management of Natural Resources: Geomatics” by UNU / INRA Yaounde, Cameroon (August 4 – 17 2013).
Academic Recognitions:
STVM / CIRAD ALAIN PROVOST Award (2007) for the best Ph.D abstract presented at the 9th International biennial conference of STVM, Merida, Mexico; 21st to 26th June 2007.

Sessional Chairman on “Trypanosomiasis”, 10th International biennial conference STVM, Lubeck, Germany; June 29th – July 3rd, 2009.

Scientific Councilor, Executive Board of the STVM. 2007 – 2010

LOC, 45th Annual National Congress of the NVMA, at Concorde Hotel Owerri Imo State Nigeria, 20th to 24th October, 2008

African Foundation Award of WAAVP, Perth Australia (25 – 29 August 2013)

Affiliations
member, Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA); Parasitology and Public Health Society of Nigeria (PPSN); Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP); Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (STVM); Wildlife Diseases Association (WDA); World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP; International Scientific Council on trypanosomiasis Research and Control (ISCTRC)

Campus Address
Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology
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