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Dr. Albert Ekanem




Name:                  Dr. Albert P. Ekanem


Date of Birth:      8th August, 1963


Place of Birth:     Nko, Obot Akara LGA


State of Origin: Akwa Ibom


LGA of Origin: Obot Akara


Nationality: Nigerian


Religion: Christianity



Contact address:

      Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture

      University of Calabar


 E- mail: albertekanem@yahoo.com

 Mobile phone:   +234 8037928430




Educational Qualifications:

FSLC, WASC, B.Sc. (Zoology), M.Sc. (Zoology), PhD (Fisheries and Aquaculture).


Schools Attended:

Primary school Nko (FSLC)


Queen of Apostles Seminary Afaha Obong


Archibong Memorial Secondary Grammar School, Ukpom (GCE)


Unversity of Calabar (B.Sc., M.Sc. and P.hD.)


University of Gottingen Germany (Postgraduate Diploma in Aquaculture)


University of Stirling, Scotland (Certificate in Fish Pathology)


University of Berlin, Germany (Joint Research Cooperation)


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA (Fulbright Scholar)



University of Calabar, Nigeria


Position: Senior Lecturer (Aquatic Pathology). Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar


Administrative positions:

Coordinator, Science Technology Programmes, University of Calabar (1996-2002)


Coordinator, Marine Science Programmes, University of Calabar (2004 – 2007)


Head, Fisheries and Aquaculture, University of Calabar (2007 – Date)


Manager, University of Calabar Fish Farm. “Centre of Excellence for Fisheries/Aquaculture” Funded by Education Thrust Fund (2007 - Date).


Consultant to Cross River State Government on “Fish Disease Control and Management” in all parts of the State (2008 – Date).


Research Interest:

 Aquatic Pollutants


Fish Pathology


African medicinal plants in the treatment of Aquaculture diseases




German Foundation for International Development Scholarship to Germany (1993)


Research Representative to Berlin on a joint Research Cooperation on African Medicinal Plants between Nigeria and Germany (2002)


Fulbright Scholar to the United States of America (2003)


Professional Affiliations:

Member, European Association of Fish Pathologist (EAFP)


Member, Nigerian Institute of Science Technologist (NIST)


Member, Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)




Ekanem, A. P. (1998). Toxicity of Enrofloxacin to the juveniles of Heterobranchus longifilis, Clarias gariepinus and their Hybrids.Pp 82. (M.Sc. Thesis).


Ekanem, A. P. (2004). Utilization of Some African Medicinal plants for the treatment of Fish ectoparasitic diseases.Pp 154. (P.hD.Thesis).


Ekanem, A. P. and Obiekezie, A. I. (2000). Antiparasitic Effects of Piper guineense (Husaini) on the Juveniles of Heterobranchus longifilis (Cuvier & valenciennes). African Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture 2: 68 – 74.


Ekanem, A. P. Wang, M., Simon, J. E., Obiekezie, A. I. and Morah, F. (2004). In vivo and In vitro Activities of Seed Extract of Piper guineense (Schum. And Thonn) against Skin and Gill Monogenean Parasites of Goldfish (Carassius auratus auratus). Phytotherapy Research 18, 793 – 797.


Ekanem, A. P., Meinelt, T., Kloas, W. and Knopf, K. (2004). Early life toxicity of two African Fish poison plants, Tephrosia vogelli and Asystasia vogeliana against  Zebra fish (Rena rerio) Embryo. Journal of Fish Biology 65, 489 – 494.


Ekanem, A. P., Obiekezie, A. I., Kloas, W. and Knopf, K. (2004). Effects of crude extracts of Mucuna pruriens (Fabaceae) and Carica papaya (Caricaceae) against the protozoan fish parasite Ichthiophthirius multifiliis. Parasitology Research 92: 361 – 366.


M. Wang, R. Juliana, J. E. Simon, A. Ekanem, Chia-Pel Liang and Chi-Tang Ho (2005) Honeybush Tea: Chemical and Pharmacological Analysis, In F. Shaldi and C. T. Ho (eds.) Phenolic Compounds in Foods and Natural Health Products. ACS Sym. Series 909, American Chemical Society, Oxford Univ. Press, Wash. D. C. pp.118-128



Paul J. Udo, Albert P. Ekanem and Eze E. Eze (2006). Toxicity of crude oil to early life stages of Heterobranchus longifilis (Curvier and Valiennces) (Pisces: Bargridae). Tropical Journal of Environmental Research 7: 450-457.


Ekanem, A. P. & Ekpo, A.I. (2006). Effects of commercial detergent on the juveniles of Heterobranchus longifilis (Curvier and Valiennces). Afr. J. Environ. Pollt. Health 6 (1): 18-23.


Ekanem, A. P., Ekpo, I. A., Morah, F., Amanke, E. and Afangide, U. (2007). Acute toxicity of ethanol extracts from two ichthyotoxic plants Adenia cissampeloides (Passifloraceae) and Blighia sapida (Sapindaceae) to one week old Heterobranchus longifilis juveniles. Nigerian Journal of Botany 20 (1), 157-161.


Ekanem, A. P., Wang, M., Simon, J. E. and Moreno, D. A. (2007). Antiobesity properties of two African Plants (Afromomum meleguetta and Spilanthes acmella) by Pancreatic Lipase Inhibition. Phytotherapy Research. D01: 10.1002/ptr.2239.


Ekanem, A. P. (2007). Effects of crude oil on the hatchability of fish (Heterobranchus longifilis) eggs. (In press)


Ekanem, A.P. and Udoh, F.V. (2009). The Diversity of Medicinal Plants in Nigeria: An Overview. Juliani, H.R.., J.E.Simon and C.T.Ho (Eds). African Natural Plants Products: Discoveries and Challenges in Quality Control. American Chemical Society Symposium Series 1021. American Chemical Society, Washington D.C. USA.


Ekanem, A.P. and Brisbe, E.A. (2010). Effects of Ethanol     Extract of Artemisia           Annua L. Against Monogenean         Parasites of Heterobranchus longifilis. (Accepted, January,    2010 – Parasitology Research).


Ekanem, A. and Udo, F. V.  Effects of Ethanol Extract of Piper      Guinense     seeds           (Schum. And Thonn) on the Conception of         Mice (Mus Musculus) (Accepted, January, 2010 – Global         Journal of Pure and Applied Science).


Ekanem, A.P.; Simon, J.E and Oku, E.E. Effect of Moringa Oleifera        Seed on the           Growth and Gonadal Development of Clarias     Gariepinus. (Accepted, December, 2009 – Turkish Journal         of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences).






Hobby:       Foot ball, Lawn/Table Tennis, Photography

Language:  English and German






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