Dr Matthias Onyebuchi Agbo graduated from Nnamdi Azikiwe University and following completion of his Master of Science Degree (MSc) he became a staff member at University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2017. At the University of Nigeria, he became involved in teaching of B. Pharm, MSc and M. Pharm program of the Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry. Since moving back to Nsukka in 2012 from Heinerich-Heine University Dusseldorf, Germany he has continued to focus on the isolation and characterization of bioactive secondary metabolites from Nigerian medicinal plants and their bioassay (antioxidant, antiviral, anticancer and anti-inflammatory) studies. This is with a view to developing 'lead' molecules that can be used for diseases caused by oxidative stress. Dr. Agbo is an active researcher with Research Gate point of 11.36 and h-index of 6.0. He is a member of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA) and an award winner of GA Travel Grants for PhD-students 2013.
Dr. Matthias Agbo has a strong background in the isolation and assessment of natural products from plants, keen to learn about bacterial biosynthesis, he joined the Goss research group, School of Chemistry University of St Andrews, United Kingdom for 6 months in October 2016, postdoctoral fellowship funded by British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC). During this period, he has been learning about bacterial culturing, strain maintenance and storage, and the manipulation of culturing conditions to elicit natural product generation.