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Prof. Edema Olire Mary
BEd (Education Chemistry), MSc (Organic Chemistry), PhD (Organic / Medicinal Chemistry)

  • Designation: Provost
  • Office/Department: Office of the Provost
  • Specialisation: Organic / Medicinal Chemistry



Summary

Prof. (Mrs.) Mary Olire Edema (Nee Ebido) attended Academy Primary School Sapele, St. Ita’s Girls Grammar School Sapele, Idia College, Benin City and the University of Benin, Benin City. She graduated with Second Class, Upper Division in Education (Chemistry) in 1982, has MSc in Organic Chemistry (1986) and PhD in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry (1997) from the University of Benin, Benin City after a stay at the School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, England for laboratory work.

She taught at Western Boys’ High School, Benin – City (1984 – 1987), Oba Ewuare Grammar School, Benin City (1987 – 1989), University of Benin (1989 – 2014) and Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (2014 – June 2016) before her appointment as Provost.  

A member of  various international and local scientific and gender related organizations. She has received several honours and awards.

On January 20, 2014, she delivered her INAUGURAL LECTURE at the Akin Deko Auditorium, University of Benin, Benin City with the title  “Help From Nature, Addition To Nature: What Does It Contain?”
She has co – published three books, contributed chapters in five other books and has over forty  scientific articles and technical papers in local and international journals.  She has supervised three doctoral students and over twenty master’s degree students.

She has attended over twenty local and international conferences and is the Managing Editor, TWOWS (OWSD) Africa International Journal of Science and Technology.

She has acted as external examiner to undergraduate and postgraduate students in many Universities as well as external assessor for Readership and Professorial positions in many universities.

She has held various positions in the University and outside.

She is married to Prof Clarkson Udun Edema of the Department of Animal and Environmental Biology, University of Benin and blessed with children.


Other Information

1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry, University of Benin, Benin City. (1997)
2. Masters Degree (M.Sc.) in Organic Chemistry, University of Benin, Benin City. (1986)
3. Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Chemistry (Second Class, Upper Division), University of Benin, Benin City (1982)
SERVICE TO UNIVERSITIES
1    Deputy Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Petroleum Resources
(FUPRE)                                 Feb – June 2016
2    TETFund Desk Officer, FUPRE                        2015 - 2016
3    Director, Centre for Gender Studies, Uniben.            2011 – 2014
4    Hall Mistress Tinubu Hall, Uniben                    2002 – 2010
5    Deputy Director, General Studies Department, Uniben        2003- 2005
6    Hall Warden. Idia Hall, Uniben                    1999 – 2002
7    Chairman, University of Benin SERVICOM Committee, Uniben         2011 – 2013
8    Chairman, University of Benin Auditorium Management Committee      2010 – 2011
9    Member, Business Committee of Senate, University of Benin.         2011 – 2014
10    Member, Scholarship & Prizes Committee, Uniben                1999 – 2000
11    Member, Certificate Screening Committee, Uniben                2002 - 2005
12    Member of University Senate                  2001 – 2005, 2010 - 2016
13    Member, Technical Committee on Equipment & Purchasing, Uniben    2006 - 2008
14    Member, Students’ Disciplinary Committee, Uniben      1999 – 2003, 2012 - 2014
15    Member, Academic Planning and Policy Committee, Uniben        2011 – 2014
16    Member Uniben Ceremonial’s Committee                     2003 - 2006
17    Member, Uniben Committee on Dress Code                        2004
18    Member, Uniben Endowment Committee                    2011 – 2014
19    Member, Uniben Central Entrance Examination Committee        2012 - 2013
20    Member, Uniben Panel To Look Into Temporary Appointments Approved
By The Vice Chancellor From January 2010 To Date        January to August 2013
21    Faculty Welfare Officer , Faculty of Science, Uniben                1997 – 2002
22    Chairman, Faculty Welfare Board, Faculty of Science,
University of Benin                                1998 – 2000
23    Departmental Postgraduate Coordinator, Chemistry Dept, Uniben    2009 – 2010

SERVICE TO OTHER PUBLIC BODIES
1    Member, Delta State Transition Committee                    2015
2    Member, Delta State Education Summit,                     2015 - 2016
3    Member, Governing Council, Institute of Charter Chemist (ICCON)         2010 –  2012
4    Member, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry Division Committee             2014 –  2015
5    Chairman, ICCON Staff Disciplinary Committee                2010 – 2012
6    National Membership Secretary, Chemical Society of Nigeria        2009 - date
7    Chairman, CSN/ ICCON 2011 International Year of Chemistry Committee 2010 –  2011
8    National Treasurer, Chemical Society of Nigeria                2006 – 2009
9    National Financial Secretary, University of Benin Alumni Association,    1996 – 1998
10    First female Secretary General and Administrative Head, University
of Benin Alumni Headquarters, Ugbowo campus, Uniben,             2006 - 2010
11    Treasurer University of Benin Alumni Association, Benin Branch          1998  - 2002
12    Secretary, University of Benin Alumni Association, Uniben Chapter,       1995  - 1998
13    Vice Chairman, University of Benin Alumni Association, Uniben Chapter,    1998  -  2000
14    Secretary, Technical Committee, CSN International Conference, Benin     2004
15    Member, Delta State Law Review Commission                1998
16    Chairman, UBAA Investiture and Planning Committee            2011
17    Member, UBAA Board of Trustee                        2003 – date
18    Managing Editor, TAIJST                             2009 – date

1. Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD),
2. Gender and Science and Technology (GASAT),
3. Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN),
4. Institute of Chartered Chemist of Nigeria (ICCON) and 
1. Fellow, Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN),
2. Fellow, Institute of Chartered Chemist of Nigeria (ICCON),  
3. Merit Award as a Distinguished Daughter of Our Mother Mary by Catholic Women Organisation, St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ugbowo, Benin City
4. Times International Gold Merit Award                    
5. Distinguished Alumnus, University of Benin Alumni Association

Publications

Assessment of the distribution of metals in organs of Papyrocranus afer, Xenomystus nigri and Tilapi ...

Journal: African Journal of Natural Sciences, 2010
Author: Edema, M.O., Edema, C.U., Erhunmwunse, M.O. and Adodo, M.

Simplified Procedures for preparation of p-nitroso-N,N-dimethyl aniline and Qualitative test for Ni ...

Journal: Nig. J. Appl. Sc., 1989
Author: Chaco, M.C. and Ebido, M.O.

Physico chemical analysis of the seed oil of Aframamum danielli

Journal: Nig. J. Appl. Sc., 1991
Author: Edema, M.O. and Pender Obodo, E.T.

Phenolic levels of some Local Food Spices

Journal: Nig. J. Appl. Sc., 1992
Author: Edema, M.O. and Olakunle, M.S

Laboratory Course in Organic Chemistry

Journal: Uri Publishers, 1993
Author: Chaco, M.C. Okieimen, F.E. and Edema, M.O.

Principles of Organic Chemistry

Journal: Sylva Publishers inc, 1997
Author: Edema, Mary O. Ejimadu, I.M. and Okieimen, F.E.

Synthesis of 2-(-2-aminophenyl)-5-methyloxazole

Journal: S. Afr.J. Chem., 2000
Author: Edema, M.O. and Usifoh, C.O.

Chemical And Anticonvulsant Screening Of Crinum Jagus

Journal: Nig. Journal of Chemical, 2002
Author: Edema, M.O. and Okieimen, F.E.

Isolation of Morpholine Hydrate Crystals From Solanum nigrum

Journal: Proceedings of International Conference of the Chemical Society of Nigeria, 2004
Author: Edema, M.O. and F.E. Okieimen

Trace metals and vitamins in Nigerian patients with sensory ataxic syndrome

Journal: Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Science, 2005
Author: Ogunrin, A.O. and Edema, M.O.

Preliminary Studies on the Chemical and Antihypertensive Properties of Justicia flava (Forrsk) Vahl

Journal: ChemTech Journal, 2005
Author: Edema, M.O. Erhunmwunse, M.O. Omogbai, E.K.I and Inusa, J.

Anticonvulsant screening of some medicinal plants and herbal formulation

Journal: Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, 2006
Author: Edema, M.O. Omogbai, E.K.I. and Okieimen, F.E.

Synthesis Of Aryl-Substituted 1,5-Dicarbonyl Compounds

Journal: Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, 2006
Author: Edema, Mary O. and Okoye, Christian C.

Synthesis of di- acyl triazene N - Oxides

Journal: Nig. J. Chem Research, 2006
Author: Edema, M.O. and Onyeka, S.T.

Pathological Changes induced by Chrysobalanus icaco seeds

Journal: Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences, 2007
Author: Edema, M.O., E.K. Omogbai, S. A. Afijabi and Idaewor P.E.

Zinc levels in the plasma of some sickle cell leg ulcer patients in Benin City, Nigeria

Journal: Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, 2007
Author: Edema, M.O., Idaewor, I. and Nwajei A.

Preliminary Studies On The Phytochemical And Pharmacological Screening Of Alchornea Cordifolia

Journal: Nig. J. Chem Research, 2007
Author: Edema, Mary O. and Osarumwense Osarodion P.

Chemical analysis, antimicrobial and antiplasmodial activities of Stigmaphyllon ovatum (Cav.).

Journal: International Journal of Chemistry, 2007
Author: Edema, M.O. and Iyekowa, O.

Hydrocarbon Levels In Warri River And Its Catchment Area At Pessu Market In Warri, Delta State Niger ...

Journal: International Journal of Applied Chemistry India, 2008
Author: Edema, M.O , Edema, C.U. and Oyema, T.L.

Physicochemical Characteristics Of The Seed Oil Of Parinari Excelsa (Sabine)

Journal: Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, 2009
Author: Edema, Mary O. Oderoha Mabel and Daro Idollo, E.

Chemical characterisation and antimicrobial activity of Rhaphiostylis beninensis root oil

Journal: Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, 2009
Author: Edema, M.O. Iyekowa, O. Nnadi, C.F. and Eigbadon, K.

Synthesis Of Some Imidazoquinazolines With Possible Antimalarial Activity

Journal: International Journal of Chemistry, 2009
Author: Usifoh, C.O. and Edema, M.O.

Larvacidal Activity Of Extracts Of Some Plants And Their Phytochemical Properties

Journal: Proceedings of TWOWS African Regional Conference, 2009
Author: Edema, M.O, Iyekowa, O Osarumwense P.O. and Anioke, E.O.

Evaluation of Petroleum hydrocarbons in water, fish and plant samples in Degele and environs in Delt ...

Journal: Nigeria Ecol, Env Cons., 2010
Author: Olaji, E. D., Edema, C. U. and Edema M.O

Assessment of the distribution of metals in organs of Papyrocranus afer, Xenomystus nigri and Tilapi ...

Journal: African Journal of Natural Sciences, 2010
Author: Edema, M.O., Edema, C.U., Erhunmwunse, M.O. and Adodo, M.

Using Scientific Knowledge to Improve the Potash Making Process by Women of Mangrove Swamp Communiti ...

Journal: Proceedings of GASAT 10 Conference at Copenhagen, Denmark., 2001
Author: Edema Mary O. and Okieimen Charity O.

Effect Of Petroleum Exploration Activity On Total Hydrocarbon Content In The Water: A Case Study Of ...

Journal: TWOWS Africa International Journal of Science Technology, 2010
Author: Edema, M.O., Edema, C.U Nwaebiochi, T.U. and Uwaila Obayagbona, N

Analgesic effect of Cissus arguta Hook F in experimental animals

Journal: TWOWS Africa International Journal of Science Technology, 2011
Author: Dickson, Udeme John Igbe, Ighodaro and Edema, Mary Olire

New Systems Chemistry for Senior Secondary Schools

Journal: Marshall Cavendish Africana First Publishers, 2011
Author: Tan Yin Toon, Chen Ling Kwong, John Sadler, Raymond Tsoi, Mary O. Edema and Charity Umobi

Remediation of soil contaminated with Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from crude oil

Journal: African Journal of Biotechnology, 2011
Author: Edema, CU., Idu, TE and Edema, MO.

Preliminary Profile of Some Heavy Metals in Bottom Sediments of the Ethiope and Benin Rivers, Delta ...

Journal: International Journal of Advances in Science and Technology, 2011
Author: Edema, M.O, Edema, C.U, Imasuen P.I and Osarumwense, P.O.

Chemical analysis and contractile (oxytoxic) activity of hexane extract of Newbouldia laevis on Alb ...

Journal: International Journal of Medical Science Research, 2012
Author: Iyekowa, O., Owolabi, O.J., Edema, M.O, Akanji, A.A. and Osarodion, O.P.

Phytochemical analysis and antipyretic activity of methanolic extracts of Stigmaphyllon ovatum (Amaz ...

Journal: International Journal of Chemical Sciences, 2012
Author: Iyekowa, O., Igbe, I. and Edema, M.O.

A cost-effective scheme developed for studying human malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum

Journal: Journal of Natural Sciences Research, 2012
Author: Imade, O.S., Iyekowa, O., Edema, M.O., Akinnibosun, F.I., Oladeinde, B.H., and Olley, M.

Antibacterial and antifungal activity and Bone healing Potency of methanol extract of Cissus arguta ...

Journal: Nig. J. Chem Research, 2012
Author: Dickson, Udeme John Igbe, Igbodaro and Edema, Mary Olire

Gender Equity In Administration: A Case Study Of Uniben 2009-2013. Benin

Journal: JOURNAL of Gender Studies, 2013
Author: Edema, Mary O., Eraikhuemen Lucy, Ikhenoba, I. A., Ihaza, F., Omoregie O. and Idahosa O.

Hepato Protective Effect of Crinum Jagus (River Lily) Leaves Extract On Acetaminophen-Induced Rat

Journal: TWOWS (OWSD) Africa International Journal of Science and Technology, 2014
Author: Iyekowa O, Okorie, H.U and Edema, M.O.

Survey Of Petroleum Hydrocarbon In The Ethiope River At Sapele, Delta State, Nigeria.

Journal: TWOWS (OWSD) Africa International Journal of Science and Technology, 2014
Author: Edema, M.O, Edema, C.U, Iyekowa, O and Ugboduma, J.K

The Inhibition of Mild Steel Corrosion in an Acidic Medium by the Aqueous Extract of Leaves of Polya ...

Journal: Portugaliae Electrochimica Acta, 2014
Author: Chinyem, O., D. E. Ogbeifun, M.O. Edema