41 minutes | Feb 10, 2023

Ep 6- The Journey of a Resilient African Mother in Science and Leadership

Today’s episode features the inspiring story of Professor Chioma Blaise Chikere, a visionary leader and scientist, who is breaking barriers and defying stereotypes in research. As a mother and African woman, she's on a mission to show the world the potential of women and the importance of giving them a voice. Hear her story of overcoming academic bias and progressing to a successful career in academia. Prof. Chioma proves that if you're not given a seat at the table, bring your own folding seat and create a space for yourself.

Professor Chioma Blaise Chikere is a full Professor in the Department of Microbiology, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Her area of specialization is Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology with a focus on the bioremediation of hydrocarbon-polluted matrices and biomining for hydrocarbon-degradative genes in hydrocarbon-degrading microbes using high-end sequencing techniques. She is the Director, Entrepreneurial Centre University of Port Harcourt, and was most recently appointed by the International Society for Microbial Ecology Wageningen, the Netherlands, as The Senior Country Ambassador for Nigeria.

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chioma-blaise-chikere-phd-she-a5818a32/

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