EKHAISE Frederick Osaro

Frederick Ekhaise
Designation: 
Professor
Qualifications: 
B.Sc. (Hons) 21 Microbiology,University of Benin, Benin City, M.Sc. Environmental and Public Health Microbiology, University of Benin, Benin City, Ph. D Environmental and Public Health Microbiology / Microbial Physiology under DAAD Scholarship
Sex: 
Male
Email: 
frederick.ekhaise@uniben.edu
Biography: 

EKHAISE Frederick Osaro is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology in the faculty of Life Sciences. He has a B.Sc. (Hons) 21 Microbiology,University of Benin, Benin City,M.Sc. Environmental and Public Health Microbiology, University of Benin, Benin City, Ph. D Environmental and Public Health Microbiology / Microbial 2002
Physiology under DAAD Scholarship, Bonn Germany, Universitat Bayreuth, Germany in collaboration with University of Benin, Benin City,Nigeria, University of Benin, Benin City. He taught General Microbiology 200Level, Microbiological Techniques 300Level,
Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry 300Level, Environmental Microbiology 400Level
Environmental Microbiology - Postgraduate Class Microbiological Techniques – Postgraduate Class
Advanced Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry – Postgraduate Class Advanced Aquatic Microbiology – Postgraduate Class
Advanced Soil Microbiology – Postgraduate Class
Petroleum Microbiology – Postgraduate Class
Microscopy/Staining Techniques and Cell Chemistry - Diploma in Applied Microbiology
Elements of Environmental Microbiology and Food Science - Diploma in Food and Brewing Science
Microbiological Techniques, Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry in 300Level and Environmental Microbiology 400Level Part-Time in Environmental Science and Science Laboratory Technology.

Salutation: 
Prof
Faculty: 
Faculty of Life Sciences
Publications: 

1. Ekhaise, F. O. and Isikhuemhen, O. S. (1997). Incidence of dermatophytoses among school aged children in Benin City, Nigeria. The African Journal of Mycology and Biotechnology 5(3): 29 - 35.
2. Ekhaise, F. O. and. Okoruwa, P. (2001). Antibacterial activity of Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis). Extract on Staphylococcus aureus. Tropical Journal of Environmental Sciences and Health 4(1): 28 - 31.
3. Ekhaise, F. O. and Aluyi, H. S. A (2002). Enrichment of environmental samples capable of aerobic degradation of 2-methoxyethanol. Tropical Journal of Environmental Science and Health 5(1): 60 - 62.
4. Ekhaise, F. O. (2003). Production of Sauerkraut (pickled) from cabbage (Brassica oleracea by the action of lactic acid bacteria. African Journal of Science and Technology 4(1): 92 - 95.
5. Ekhaise, F. O. and Aluyi, H. S. A (2003). Characterization of a novel species of Pseudomonas capable of aerobic degradation of 2-methoxyethanol under aerobic conditions. Benin Science Digest 1(1): 17 – 24
6. Ekhaise, F. O. and Aluyi, H. S. A (2003). Morphology and ultrastructure of a new 2-methoxyethanol utilizing Pseudomonas sp. Strain VB. An Electron Microscopic Study. Benin Science Digest 1: 25 – 30.
7. Ekhaise, F. O. (2003). Effects of cultural and physiological studies on a new 2-methoxyethanol degrading bacterium Pseudomonas sp. Strain VB. African Journal of Applied Zoology and Environmental Biology 5:82 – 87.
8. Aluyi, H. S. A. and Ekhaise, F. O. and Erabere, F. S. (2003). Studies on the microbiological quality of some fruit juices sold in Benin City and the efficacy of some preservative agents in the packaged fruit juices. Nigerian Journal of Applied Sciences 21:90 - 95
9. Aluyi, H. S. A., Ekhaise, F. O. and Irhuegbae, O. B. (2003). Antibacterial properties of Palisorta hirsute (Thumb K) Schum. Nigerian Journal of Applied Sciences 21: 96 – 100.
10. Ekhaise, F. O. and Aluyi, H. S. A (2004). Oxygen uptake kinetics of Pseudomonas sp. Strain VB grown with limiting concentrations of 2-methoxyethanol. African Journal of Biotechnology 3(7): 353 – 354.
11. Ekhaise, F. O. (2004). Isolation of 2-methoxyethanol degrading bacterial isolate Pseudomonas sp. Strain VB. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 10 (1): 47 – 53.
12. Ekhaise, F. O. and Aluyi, H. S. A (2004). A probable pathway in the degradation of 2-methoxyethanol by Pseudomonas sp. Strain VB. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 10 (2): 239 – 242.
13. Ekhaise, F. O. and Aluyi, H. S. A. (2005). The antibacterial effect of Vernonia amygdalina (bitter leaf) extract on antibiotics resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus. Bioscience Research Communications 16 (2): 7 - 10
14. Ekhaise, F. O. (2005). Production of extracellular proteinase by Bacillus subtilis. Bioscience Research Communications 16 (2): 53 – 56.
15. Ekhaise, F. O. and Anyasi, C. C. (2005). Influence of breweries effluent discharge on the microbiological and physicochemical quality of Ikpoba River, Nigeria. African Journal of Biotechnology 4(10): 1062 - 1065.
16. Oviasogie, F. E. and Ekhaise, F. O. (2006). Production of potentials of anti-Plesiomonas shigelloides antibody. African Journal of Biotechnology 5(3): 295 - 297.
17. Aluyi, H. S. A., Ekhaise, F. O. and Adelusi, M. D. (2006). Effect of human activities and oil pollution on the microbiological and physicochemical quality of Udu River, Warri, Nigeria. Journal of Applied Sciences 6(5): 1214 - 1219.
18. Ukpebor, J. E., Ukpebor, E. E. and Ekhaise, F. O. (2006). Nitrogen dioxide distribution and the bacterial load in air around a composting facility. Estudos de Biologia 28(62): 27 – 33.
19. Aluyi, H. S. A., Ekhaise, F. O. and Nevo, B. (2006). Bacteriological and physicochemical quality of some water boreholes in Ekosodin, Benin City, Nigeria. Estudos de Biologia 28(64):101 – 107.
20. Omogbai, B. A., Ekhaise, F. O. and Omogbai, L. A. (2007). Chemical and microbiological analysis of date palm fruit (Phoenix dactylifera) sold in Nigeria. Advance National and Applied Science Research 5: 101 – 108.
21. Ekhaise, F. O., Ighosewe, O. U. and Ajakpovi, O. D. (2008). Hospital indoor airborne microflora in private and government owned hospitals in Benin City, Nigeria. Journal of Nigerian Environmental Society 4(3): 110 119.
22. Ekhaise, F. O., Soroh, A. E. and Falodun. A. (2008). Antibacterial properties and preliminary phytochemical analysis of methanolic extract of Ocimum gratissium. Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology 15(3):8475 – 8482.
23. Ekhaise, F.O. and Omavwoya, B.P. (2008). Influence of hospital wastewater discharged from University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin City on its receiving environment. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology 22(1):1732 – 1736.
24. Ekhaise, F. O. (2009). Biodegradation of ethylene glycol by Pseudomonas sp. strain VB. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology 23(1): 1897 – 1903.
25. Ekhaise, F. O. and Uyi, O. G. (2010). Prevalence of airborne microorganisms in the student hostels of University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. Journal of Nigerian Environmental Society 5(4): 10 – 17.
26. Ekhaise, F. O., Ofoezie, V. G. and Enobakhare, D. A. (2010). Antibacterial properties and preliminary phytochemical analysis of methanolic extract of mistletoe (Tapinanthus bangwensiss). Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 3(2): 65 – 68.
27. Ekhaise, F. O., Agboh, M. K. and Uanseoje, S. (2011). Evaluation of the Methanolic Extract of Mistletoe (Tapinanthus bangwensis) Leaves Grown on Orange Tress for the Phytochemical Properties and its Physiological Effects on Steptozotocin induced Diabetes Mellitus in Laboratory Animals. World Applied Sciences Journal 9(9): 975 – 979.
28. Ekhaise, F. O. and Meyer, O. (2011). Biodegradation of 2 – methoxyethanol by a new bacterial isolate Pseudomonas sp. strain VB under aerobic conditions. Journal of Applied Science and Environmental Management 15(1): 51 – 55.
29. Ekhaise, F. O. and Odia, I. J. (2011). Microbiological and physicochemical studies of some commonly used swimming pools in Benin City, Nigeria. Journal of Nigerian Environmental Society 5(5): 10 – 16.
30. Ekhaise, F. O. and Richard, F. R. (2011). Common bacterial isolates associated with semen of men attending fertility clinic of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin City, Nigeria. African Journal of Microbiology Research 5(22): 3805 – 3809.
31. Ekhaise, F. O., Isitor, E. E. and Idehen, O. (2011). Airborne Microflora in an Hospital Environment of University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin City, Nigeria. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 17(13): 249 – 253.
32. Ekhaise, F. O., Imoukhuede, S. O., Eigbobo, E. J., Enogueva, N. K. and Egwaikhide, O. S. (2011). Preliminary investigation of the pytochemical properties of methanolic extract of mistletoe leaves (Tapinanthus bangwensis) grown on guava (Psidium guajava) and its physiological effects on the blood pressure of rabbits. Nigerian Journal of Life Sciences 1(1):100 – 105.
33. Ekhaise, F. O. and Nkwelle, J. (2011). Microbiological and physicochemical analyses of oil contaminated soil from major motor mechanic workshops in Benin City Metropolis, Edo State, Nigeria. Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management 15(4): 597 – 600.
34. Ekhaise, F. O. and Omoigberale, M. O. (2011). Bacteriological and physicochemical qualities of Ebutte River Community, Uhunmwonde Local Government Area, Edo State, Nigeria. Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management Vol. 15(4): 663 – 673.
35. Ekhaise, F. O. and Ogboghodo, B. I. (2011). Microbiological indoor and outdoor air quality of two major hospitals in Benin City, Nigeria. Sierra Leone Journal of Biomedical Research 3(3): 169 174.
36. Ekhaise, F. O. and Ogboghodo, B. I. (2011). Diversity of airborne microflora in two private hospitals in Benin City Metropolis, Edo State, Nigeria. Italian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 2(4): 190 - 195.
37. Bello – Osagie, I. O. and Ekhaise, F. O. (2011). Impact of abattoir effluent on the bacteriological and physicochemical properties of Ikpoba River, Edo State. Nigerian Journal of Life Sciences 1(2): 141 - 148.
38. Ekhaise, F. O. and Imagwe, G. J (2012). Impact of spilled petroleum products on the microbiological and physicochemical properties on some selected sites in Edo State. Biological and Environmental Sciences Journal for the Tropics 9(2): 12 – 20.
39. Ekhaise, F. O. and Oronsaye, I. (2012). Bacteriological and physicochemical studies of borehole water samples from different locations in Ekehuan Quarters, Benin City, Nigeria. Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences 13(1 and 2): 746 - 756.
40. Ekhaise, F. O. and Ekhaise, R, E. (2012). Environment and the challenges of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Life Sciences 2(1): 8 - 14.
41. Ekhaise, F. O. and Oni, I. O. (2012). The microbiological, parasitological and physicochemical studies of waste refuse dumpsites in University of Benin (Ugbowo Campus), Benin City, Nigeria. Italian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 3(3): 155 – 163.
42. Ekhaise, F. O., Umoru, K. A. and Esealuka, W. A. (2013) Microbial quality of indoor air of lecture theatres and laboratories in University of Benin, Benin City. Nigerian Journal of Applied Sciences 31: 29 - 40.
43. Ekhaise, F. O. and Sodeyi, M. T. (2013). Microbiological quality of indoor air environment in clinical student hostels, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. Biological and Environmental Sciences Journal for the Tropics 10(2): 116 – 129.
44. Igbinomwanhia, O. P., Ekhaise, F. O., Obayagbona, O. N. and Ojo. K. O. (2013). Evaluation of the microbial and physico-chemical properties of soil recovered at different depths of oil – drilling borehole in Warri, Southern Nigeria. Biological and Environmental Sciences Journal for the Tropics 10(2): 167 – 173.
45. Sanni, R. R., Aziegbemhin, S, A., Igbinosa, O. Ekhaise, F. O. (2014¬). Effect of different preservative methods on microbiological, nutritional and mineral contents of selected fish from major urban markets in Benin City, Nigeria. Nigerian Society of Experimental Biology Journal 13(3 and 4): 65 ¬ 69.
46. Ekhaise, F. O. and Erhunmwensee, M. I. (2014). Microbiological indoor air quality of male student hostels in University of Benin, (Ugbowo Campus), Benin City, Nigeria. Nigerian Society of Experimental Biology Journal 13(3 and 4): 5 ¬ 20.
47. Ekhaise, F. O. and Ekhosuehi, A. (2014). Mycological quality of indoor air environment in undergraduate female student hotels, University of Benin, Benin City. Nigerian Journal of Experimental Biology Journal 14(1): 6 ¬ 17.
48. Ekhaise, F. O. and Osarenotor, O. (2014). Bacteriological quality of indoor air environment in private and government owed abattoirs in Benin City, Nigeria. Nigeria Journal of Life Sciences 4(2): 48 – 58.
49. Okolafor, F. I. and Ekhaise, F. O. (2014). Microbial and physicochemical study of industrial bioreactor from Coca Cola and Guinness breweries in Benin City, Edo State. Nigeria Journal of Life Sciences 4(2): 127 – 134’
50. Osarumwense, J. O., Aluyor, E. O., Ekhaise, F. O. and Audu, T. O. K. (2014). Biocoagulation of sodium salt and glycerol in biodiesel effluent using Moringa oleifera seed powder. Nigerian Journal of Biomedical Engineering 12(1): 51 – 59.
51. Osarumwense, J. O., Aluyor, E. O., Ekhaise, F. O. and Audu, T. O. K. (2014). Management of downstream waste products from purification of crude biodiesel fuel. Australia Journal of Engineering Research 38 – 51.
52. Imarhiagbe, E. E., Atuanya, E. I., Ekhaise, F. O. and Osarenotor. (2015). Evaluation of microbial growths on drilling muds used in an onshore drilling well located in Edo State. Nigerian Journal of Experimental Biology Journal 15(3): 93 ¬ 97.
53. Omoruyi, N, O. and Ekhaise, F. O. (2017). The role of door handles in the proliferation of microorganisms of public health interest in male student hostels, University of Benin, Ugbowo Campus, Benin City, Nigeria. Nigerian Research Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences 2(1): 248 – 258.
54. Odigie, B. A., Ekhaise, O. F. and Orjiakor I. P. (2017). The role of door handles in the spread of microorganisms of public health consequences in University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. Pharmaceutical Science and Technology 2(2): 15 – 21.
55. Enerijiofi, K. E., Ekhaise, F. O. and Ekomabasi, I. E. (2017). Biodegradation potentials of cassava mill effluents (CME) by indigenous microorganisms. Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management 21(6): 1029 – 1-34.
56. Olisaka, F. N. and Ekhaise, F. O. (2017). Antibiotic resistant bacteria and their resistance genes in biofilm samples isolated from model water distribution systems of Hospitality homes in Benin City, Nigeria. Italian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 8(3): 103 - 111.
57. Okolafor, F.I., Udinyiwe, C. O., Uwansojie, S. and Ekhaise, F. O. (2017). Preliminary investigation of the phytochemical properties of the Aqueous and Methanolic crude extracts of Hunteria umbellate K. (Schum) Seeds and its hypoglycaemic effects on Streptozotocin induced Diabetes Mellitus in Wistar rats. Journal of Biomedical Science Digest In Press.
58. Udinyiwe, C. O., Okolafor, F.I., Uwansojie, S. and Ekhaise, F. O. (2017). Preliminary investigation of the phytochemical properties of the aqueous and ethanolic crude extracts of Hunteria umbellate K. (Schum) Seeds and its antihypertensive effects on salts induced hypertension in Wistar rats. Nigerian Research Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences 2(2): 436 - 447.
59. Ekhaise, F. O. (2018). Microbes, Man and the Environment: The Constant Interactions. 197th Inaugural Lecture Series of University of Benin, Thursday 26th April, 2018. University of Benin Press, Ekehuan Campus, University of Benin, Benin City. 107pp.

Awards: 
Best Science Student of the year 1983 Ovia Local Government Area, Bendel, Nigeria
One of the Best in Quiz Competition of the Year 1984, Ovia Local Government, Bendel State, Nigeria
University of Benin Scholarship Award Winner for Best Student in 1988/1989 Academic Session
Nigeria Breweries Plc Prize Winner for the Best Student 1988/1989 Academic Session.
DAAD Scholarship Award For Ph. D in Universitat Bayreuth, Germany 1995-2001
Best Course Adviser 2010/2011 Session by National Association Microbiology Students, University of Benin Branch, Benin City
Special Merit Award for Excellence of Service to Humanity presented by Justice Kayode Eso Students Chambers, Faculty of Law, University of Benin, Benin City.
Award of Ambassador of Goodness presented by Final Year Noble Class of Environmental Science Department 2011/2012 Session, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City.
Award of Excellence Performance June, 2013 presented by The National Environmental Science Students Association (NESSA), University of Benin Chapter, University of Benin, Benin City,
Award of Excellence to Prof. F. O. Ekhaise, HOD, In Recognition and Commendation of your Leadeship Style, Wealth of Knowledge, Experience and Wisdom courtesy of National Association of Microbiology Students, Uniben Chapter, Microbiology Class 2013/2014.