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Chioma Achi

Biography:

Chioma Achi is a Cambridge-Africa PhD scholar at the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge. She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology from the University of Westminster, London and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. She went into teaching immediately after her first degree and has ten years of experience teaching courses in Public Health and Preventive Medicine with expertise in food safety and zoonoses. Prior to her PhD studies, she also worked as a researcher at the Centre for Advanced Medical Research and Training (CAMRET), Sokoto.

She is passionate about contributing to research that improves public health and food security especially those that affects people in low and middle-income countries. Her current research focuses on the “Genomic analysis of antimicrobial resistant Salmonella isolates (a major foodborne organism) recovered from people and animals”. She is hopeful that her research will contribute to existing knowledge on circulating antimicrobial resistance genes and the population structure of Salmonella isolates in Nigeria, improve food safety and form the evidence needed for policy change around antimicrobial usage in her country.

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