Center for Infectious Diseases Research

CIDR is one of the three centers in Microbiology Department, where we perform basic, translational and clinical research. Our highly interdisciplinary research focuses on the transmission, evolution, immunology and control of infectious diseases among human populations and environment, using cutting -edge tools in epidemiological and genetic analysis, backed by focused field and experimental research.

We collaborate with relevant stake holders in microbiome genomics research of pathogens, hosts, vectors and environment in line with “One health” concept to monitor and control public health communicable diseases’ threats, nationally and internationally.

 

Our scope spans a wide range of microbial research on diseases with three research groups;

  • Bacteriology
  • Parasitology
  • Immunology group
  1. Bacteriology group conducts research on bacteriological infections of public health importance, with focus on;
  • Diarrheal agents, respiratory tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Microbial analysis of water, food and other environmental samples
  • Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance
  • Opportunistic microbial diseases, zoonotic and nosocomial infections
  • Capacity development on antibiotics stewardship for doctors and other healthcare workers
  • We operate microbial repositories for research and academic purposes.

Contact: emeldachukwu123@gmail.com;  emeldachukwu@nimr.gov.ng

 

  1. Parasitology group: focuses on research into infections with parasitic etiology, with focus on;
  • Malaria and neglected tropical parasitic infections
  • Genomic surveillance of antimalarial drug resistance markers
  • Field evaluation of diagnostic devices for parasitic infections
  • We are open for collaboration with relevant organization for research, clinical trials and capacity development
  • Implementation and applied research to improve diagnosis, promote rational (safety and effective) use of diagnostic devices to improve health outcomes.

Contact: eyiuche2001@yahoo.com; utigbasi@nimr.gov.ng

 

Immunology group conducts research on immunological marker of diseases of public health importance. We provide paid services for student working on immunological markers with our ELISA equipment.

Contact: bamiyin@yahoo.com; o.awoderu@nimr.gov.ng

 

MEMBERS OF STAFF – CIDR DIVISION

RESEARCH FELLOWS

Dr. Uche Thecla Igbasi                                   Research Fellow I/Head of Centre

Dr. Emelda Chukwu                                       Research Fellow I

Mrs. Ebelechukwu Eugenia Afocha               Research Fellow II

Ms. Oluwatoyin Awoderu                              Research Fellow II

MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTISTS

Mr. Morakinyo Bamikole Ajayi                     Deputy Director

Dr. Christian Enwuru                                     Chief Med. Lab. Scientist

Mr. Dennis Abuh                                            Principal Med. Lab scientist

Mr. Peter Lengshak Gogwan                          Medical Lab. Scientist I

SCIENCE LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST

Mr. Jubril Femi Sholeye                                 Science Laboratory Technologist II

Mr Timothy Aje                                              Higher Science Laboratory Technologist

ADMINISTRATION STAFF

Mr. Akinfenwa Nathaniel Adeolu                              Chief Clerical Officer

PRICE LIST FOR SERVICES RENDERED BY CIDR

 

S/NITEMSPRICE (Naira)
Immunology 
1ELISA analysis for corporate bodies25,000 per plate
2ELISA analysis for students10,000 per plate
3ELISA reading for corporate bodies15,000 per plate
4ELISA reading for students5,000 per plate
Bacteriology 
5Isolation and Identification of Microbes for corporate bodies20,000 per sample
6Isolation and Identification of Microbes for students10,000 per sample
7Identification of Microbes for corporate bodies15,000 per petri dish
8Identification of Microbes for research and education10,000 per petri dish
9Parasitic Identification of pathogens1,000 per sample
10Maintenance fee for Standard Microbial strains50,000 per isolate
11Maintenance fee for typed Nigerian strains10,000 per isolate
12Microbial analysis of potable water (for Individuals)150,000
13Microbial analysis of potable water (for cooperate bodies)250,000
14Microbial analysis of Pool water (for 3 samples)250,000
15Environmental microbial sampling (cooperate bodies)250,000
16Environmental microbial sampling (for Individuals)50,000 -100,000
Parasitology 
12Processing of stool samples for intestinal parasites400 per sample
13Microscope reading for corporate bodies500 per slide
14Microscope reading for students200 per slide
15Helminth ova on stained slides200 per slide
16Protozoan cysts on stained slides200 per slide
17Infected mice for Schistosomiases5,000 per mouse
18Infected snails for Schistosomiases1000 per snail
19Isolation and Identification of Trichomonas vaginalis20,000 per sample

DR. (MRS.) U. T. IGBASI

HEAD, CENTRE FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE RESEARCH

Mrs. E. E. Afocha

STAFF OF THE MONTH OF JANUARY, 2022
(For effective co-ordination of the Biosafety process in the Centre)