Emea Okorafor Ude- TU Berlin
Emea’s research interests revolve around a detailed study of anaerobic microbial transformations, with a specific focus on bacteria, archaea, and their responses to the environment. These responses include antibiotic resistance, environmental interactions, and protein biochemistry. He also explores the connections between the activities of these organisms and various omics disciplines, such as genomics and proteomics.
Equipped with extensive knowledge and skills in biochemistry, he is adept at designing experiments and conducting advanced research in the field. His repertoire includes the use of purification techniques like Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography (FPLC), coupled with size exclusion chromatography (SEC) and anion exchange chromatography (AEC). Additionally, he incorporates activity proteomics to identify enzyme activity.
His research occupies an exciting intersection between academia and industry, contributing to cutting-edge advancements. Notably, his investigations into anaerobic microbial transformations have led to a focus on renewable energy production as a sustainable approach to address challenges posed by petroleum hydrocarbons. In light of the global shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, his passion drives him to propose valuable steps for enhancing the concept of bioenergy. This involves addressing process instability and environmental threats while minimizing the environmental impact of waste and recovering value-added products from it. The underlying motivation fueling his passion for this research is the understanding that protecting the environment is tantamount to safeguarding human beings.