UNIZIK Scientists makes Promising Breakthrough in Anti-Cancer Drug Research

 The Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry’s Mr. Emmanuel C. Ohaekenyem and his supervisor (s) and team – Dr. V. I. Onwukeme (s), Dr. U. E. Ekpunobi and Mr. C. T. Onyema from Pure and Industrial Chemistry Department, and Dr. F. B. Okoye and Dr. J. T. Okonkwo from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences NAU Campus, designed and synthesized novel compounds (CIVEL AND JICVEL macrocyctes and their complexes) that could improve people’s lives in areas of their health and energy demands. The finding was first presented to the community of scientists, at the international Conference on Contemporary issues in Sciences and Humanities held at British Council Accra, Ghana, 2015. The work was equally called for presentation at the International Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry (ICPAC-2016) held in Mauritius. The compounds have currently, attracted the attention of the German Scientists and are called for its third outing in their upcoming 2nd Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference by May, 2017 at Berlin, Germany.

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