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Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, South Africa
Environmental and Geoscience
Prof Anthony Okoh holds a PhD degree in Microbiology. He served as Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Fort Hare (UFH) from 2009 to 2015. He is currently the Leader of the Water Research Niche Area of the university; Director, SAMRC Microbial Water Quality Monitoring Centre; and the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science and Agriculture in the same University. His research interests falls within the aegis of Applied and Environmental Microbiology including water/wastewater quality, emerging pollutants, reservoirs of antibiotic resistance and bioactive compounds of health and biotechnological importance. He has published over 330 journal articles and graduated 41 PhD and 57 Master’s degree students. He is a reciepient of the UFH Vice-Chancellor Emerging Researcher Award; the Vice-Chancellor Senior Researcher Medal; and Achievers Award of the Biotechnology Socienty of Nigeria. Prof Okoh also served as President of the prestigious South Africa Society for Microbiology (2011-2013). He is a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAF); Fellow of the Water Institute of Souther Africa; and Fellow of the prestigious African Academy of Sciences (AAS); and currently has an h-index of 41 and i-10 index of 145.