Philemon Chinemezu Anuforo


Philemon Chinemezu Anuforo
PhD student

Department of Applied Microbial Ecology

Helmholtz-Centre for
Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany

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Research interest

Despite the growing research interest in bacterial-fungal interaction, however, there is still a paucity of information to what extent bacteria can help fungi in terms of nutrient availability and the clear underlying metabolic interactions governing their interactions in the degradation of complex (emerging pollutants) or pollutants at low concentrations (micropollutants).

CV / Scientific Career

since 09/2022

Ph.D student at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Department of Applied Microbiology and Ecology, Biovailability Research group




Health Volunteer; N-POWER - Umudike Primary Health Care Facility

02/2014 - 08/2016

Master student "Biochemical Toxicology", Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria

Master thesis at the Department of Biochemistry, Title: 'Nutraceutical properties of tropical almond (Terminalia catappa) endocarp flour and the biochemical evaluation of its extract on monosodium glutamate-intoxicated Wistar rats'

09/2006 - 12/2010

Bachelor student "Biochemistry", Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria

Bachelor thesis at the Department of Biochemistry, Title: 'In vitro polymerization of sickle cell hemoglobin incubated in aqueous extract of Breynia nivosa'


Orji, C. V., Ekwenye, U.N., Eze, V.N, Anuforo, P.C. (2022). Microbiological and physiochemical quality of some fish ponds, Appl. Sci., 22 (2): 68-75, 2022. DOI:

Onyebuchi, C.O., Osuagwu, G.G.E.,Anuforo, P. C., and Rashid, A.K (2020). Evaluation of Growth and Heavy Metals Uptake of Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam. Grown on Crude Oil Contaminated Soil. Research & Reviews: Journal of Crop Science and Technology, Volume 9, Issue 1:27-34. ISSN: 2319-3395.

Chinedu P. Nwuke, Uhuo Emanuel, Stella Edozie, Philemon C. Anuforo, Uroko Robert Ikechukwu, Egu U. Elizabeth, Anumiri Chibuike (2020). Screening for double burden of infant’s anemia and micronutrient deficiencies in urban, Semi-urban and rural clinics in Umuahia North, Abia State, Nigeria. J Pub Health Nutri
2020 Volume 3 Issue 3: 248-254.

Philemon C Anuforo1*, Anthony Cemaluk C Egbuonu1, Elizabeth U Egu2, Precious Chikezie3, Ejike Chukwunyere (2020). Antioxidant and haematological potentials of fruit wastes from Terminalia catappa and observable trophic effect on weight of wistar rats after exposure to monosodium glutamate. The Journal of Phytopharmacology 2020; 9(6): 392-398. doi: 10.31254/phyto.2020.9602

E. K. Chukwunyere1*, P. C. Chikezie2, P. Anuforo3, J. Adejor4 and H.C. Nwankwo1 (2020). Effects of Aqueous Extract of Terminalia Catappa L. on Membrane Stability of Sickle Cell Erythrocyte. International Blood Research and Review, 11(4): 13-19. ISSN: 2321–7219. DOI: 10.9734/IBRR/2020/v11i430136

Anuforo, P.C., Egbuonu, A.C.C. and Egu, E.U. (2020). Terminalia Catappa Flour Mitigated Monosodium Glutamate Intoxicated Rats’ Kidney Biofunction And Histology. The Journal of Phytopharmacology 2020; 9(3): 164-168. ISSN 2320-480X doi:10.31254/phyto.2020.9302

Anuforo, P.C., Achi, N.K., Egbuonu, A.C.C. and Egu, E.U. (2018). Determination of some phytoconstituents
present in Terminalia catappa endocarp flour and biochemical evaluation of its ethanol extract on hepatic indices in male Wistar rats. Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology, 13 (1): 27-36, 2018; ISSN 1816-496X; doi: 10.3923/jpt.2018.27.36

Anuforo, P.C., Achi, N.K., Egbuonu, A.C.C. and Egu, E.U. (2017). Proximate Analysis and Determination of Some Selected Vitamins and Minerals Contents of Terminalia Catappa Endocarp Flour. Journal of Nutritional Health Food Sciences, 5(5):1-4. DOI: http://dx.doi. org/10.15226/jnhfs.2017.001109