Basic Sciences of Medicine

Basic Sciences of Medicine is a peer reviewed international basic medical sciences journal, which is aimed to promote research and information in basic medical sciences. It can improve health, health care and health education, internationally by elevating the quality of medical care, disease prevention, and research.

Nnenna Frank-Peterside

Editorial Board Member of Basic Sciences of Medicine

Professor, University of port harcourt, port harcourt, rivers state, Nigeria

Research Areas



1989–1992Ph.D.Doctor of Philosophy, The Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern-Ireland
1987–1988M.Sc.Virology, University of Ibadan, Oyo-State, Nigeria
1983–1986B.Sc. Zoology, University of Ibadan, Oyo-State, Nigeria


2010-presentProfessor of Medical Microbiology
2006-2007Part-time Lecturer, Rivers State University of Science and Technology
2002-2010Senior Lecturer, University of Port–Harcourt
2005-2005Visiting Lecturer, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Rivers State University of Science and Technology
1999-2002Lecturer I, University of Port-Harcourt
1993-1999Lecturer II, University of Port Harcourt
1991-1991Research Assistant, the Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern-Ireland
1986-1987Youth Service (Teacher), Government Day Secondary School, Bauchi, Nigeria.
1984-1984Vacation Job (Library Assistant), Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd. Port Harcourt

Academic Achievement

Assistant Chapel Prefect A.C.M.G.S. Elelenwo (1979/1980 session).
1982, Federal School of Arts & Science, Ogoja, Cross River State, Nigeria (Best Graduating Biology Student)
1984-1985, Certificate of Merit, Zoological Students Association, University of Ibadan : Treasurer
1985-1986, University of Ibadan (Best graduating Student in Zoology)
1985-1986, University of Ibadan (The J.T Saunders Prize for Best Graduating Student zoology student)
1989-1992, Milk Marketing Board, U.K (Ph.D Studentship)
1998, National Association of Microbiology Students’ (UNIPORT BRANCH) Annual Award for the Most Outstanding Female Lecturer
1998, 2002 and 2003, University of Port Harcourt (Senate Research Grant)
2002, Certificate of Commitment to Growth, Sustenance and Maintenance of High Quality of Global Journal
2007, National Association of Microbiology Students, University of Port Harcourt Branch. Award of Excellence
Institutional Co-ordinator: Association of African Universities HIV Programmes, West-African Sub Region
2009, National Association of Microbiology Students, Lecturer of the year


Member, Third World Academy of Women in Science
Fellow, Institute of Biomedical Scientists, U.K
Associate, Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology
National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP), USA
Member, American Society for Microbiology
Member, Nigerian Society for Microbiology
Member, National Association of Women Academics (Uniport Chapter)

Publications: Journals

[1]  N. Frank-Peterside. (1999). Gastrointestinal hormones response to milk supplement in the rat. J. Appl. Sci. Environ Mgt. Vol. 22 No1 1, 15-19.
[2]  Nnenna Frank-Peterside. (2000).Gastrin-releasing peptide immunoreactivity in milk and milk products. Glo. J. Pure. Appl. Sci. Vol. 62:221-225.
[3]  N. Frank Peterside. (2000). Response of laboratory staff to vaccination with an inactivated Rift Vally fever vaccine TSI-GSD-200. Afr. J. Med. Med. Sci. 29:89-92.
[4]  N. Frank-Peterside. (2002). The effect of different dietary fats on gastrin levels in the pyloric antrum and plasma of weaner and adult Wistar rats. Afr. J. Med. Sci. 29: 135-139.
[5]  Nnenna Frank Peterside. (2001). Isolation of milk GRP immunoreactive peptide. Glo. J. Pure Appl. Sci. Vol. 7 No. 2:213-217.
[6]  N. Frank-Peterside, D.O. Dosumu & H.O. Njoku. (2001). Microbiological and physiochemical analysis of African yam Bean moimoi stored at room and refrigeration temperatures. Glo J. Pure Appl. Sci. Vol. 7 No. 4: 605-611.
[7]  Nnenna Frank-Peterside. 2002. Generation of Xenopsin immunoreactive peptide by pepsinisation of bovine milk. Glo. J. Pure Appl. Sci. Vol. 8: 441.444
[8]  N. Frank-Peterside & M.D.O. Ayodele. (2002). Prevalence of Bacteria in Diabetics and non-Diabetics. Mary Slessor J. of Med. Vol. 3. No. 1:52-54.
[9]  N. Frank-Peterside, Dosumu, D.O. and Njoku, H.O. (2002). Sensory evaluation and proximate analysis of African Yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa) moimoi. J. Appl. Sci. Environ. Mgmt. Vol. 6 No. 2:43-48.
[10]  N. Frank-peterside and O. Waribor. (2006). Bacteria associated with spoilage of fluted pumpkin leaves and their effect on the chlorophyll content. Nig. Journal of microbiology, 20(1): 751-756.
[11]  N. Frank-Peterside, T.J. Banigo and O.S. Onwah. (2006). Bacteria associated with Otitis media in patients attending ENT clinics in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. J. of the Ghana Science Association Vol. 8(No 2) 105-109.
[12]  N. Frank-Peterside and P. Oguike. (2006). Asymptomatic significant Bacteriuria among students of the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Nig Journal of Microbiology, 20(3): 1252-1257.
[13]  N. Frank-Peterside and A.O. Adegoke. (2001). Asymptomatic bacteriruria in pregnant and non-pregnant women at University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital. Journal of Med. Lab. Sciences. Vol. 16 No. 1:40-40.
[14]  N. Frank-Peterside and E.E. Eton. (2007). Asymtomatic bacteriuria among pupils of the University of Port Harcourt Demonstration Primary School, Rivers-State, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences. Vol. 9 No. 3: 543-546.
[15]  N. Frank-Peterside and O. Alu. (2009). Antibacterial activity of Nigerian honey: an invitro study. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences. Vol. 11. No. 3: 633-637.
[16]  N. Frank-Peterside and T. Sampson (2009). Pattern of contamination of wounds at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa-State. Nigeria. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences. Vol.11. No. 3:501-505.
[17]  Nnenna Frank-Peterside and Francis Chilaka (2009). Hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) virus among HIV patients at the University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Rivers-State, Nigeria. Scientia Africana Vol. 8 (1): 11-16.
[18]  N. Frank-Peterside and E.C. Wokoma. (2009). Prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria in students of University of Port-Harcourt Demonstration Secondary School. J. Appl. Sci. Environ. Mgmt. Vol. 13(2): 59-61.
[19]  N.Frank-Peterside and A.Ebidiseabofa (2009). Garcinia kola (Bitter kola) as an antimicrobial agent: effects on the normal flora of the mouth. Mary Slessor J of Medicine Vol 9 (1): 87-91.
[20]  N.Frank-Peterside and I. A. Ibanga. (2009). HIV/AIDS awareness among traders in Port- Harcourt, Rivers-State, Nigeria. Mary Slessor Journal of Medicine Voll. 9 (1):63-69.
[21]  E. C. Wokoma snd N. Frank-Peterside (2009). Evaluation of the efficacy of aqueous stem and leaf extracts of neem (Azadirachita indica A. jussieu) in reducing mould growth and enhancing the performance of groundnut. Asian. J. of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Science. Vol. 11 No. 3: 489-494.
[22]  E.C. Wokoma and N. Frank-Peterside. Comparative study of Tinea capitis in children of public and private schools in Rivers-State, Nigeria. Asian J. of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Science Vol. 11. No. 3: 507-512.
[23]  N. Frank-Peterside and D. Neenwi (2010). HIV infection and HBV co-infection: survey of prevalence in pregnant women in an urban hospital in Port-Harcourt, South-South, Nigeria. Scientia Africana, Vol. 9: (No. 1): 134-140.
[24]  O. E. Oriakpono, E.C. Wokoma and N. Frank-Peterside. (2008). Phytochemical composition and antibacterial activity of Artenesia annua extracts on some clinical bacterial isolates from humans. Journal of Medical Laboratory Science Vol. 17 N0.2:1-8
[25]  Wokoma, E.C. and Frank-Peterside, N. (2009). Growth inhibition of three fungal pathogens of plantain (Musa paradislaca L) as affected by crude oil vapour. Niger. J. Pl. Prot/ 23:168-17.
[26]  N. Frank-Peterside and T.A. Jeremiah (2010). HIV seropositivity and associated risk factors in infants and children in the Port Harcourt metropolis of Rivers State, Nigeria. African Journal of Applied Zoology and Environmental Biology. vol.12(1), 37-43.
[27]  N. Frank-Peterside, N. Lelap and O.E. Oriakpono (2010). Seroprevalence of HIV Infection: A case study of Trans-woji slaughter, Journal of Applied Zoology and Environmental Biology. vol.12(1), 22-27.
[28]  N. Frank-Peterside and I. A. Ibanga. (2010) HIV/AIDS awareness among Secondary School youths in Port-Harcourt, Rivers-State, Nigeria. Global Journal of Applied Zoology and Environmental Biology. Vol.12(1): 22-27.
[29]  O.E. Agbagwa and N. Frank-Peterside (2010). Effect of Raw commercial honeys from Nigeria on selected pathogenic bacteria. African J. of Microbiology Research Vol.4(16):1801-1803.
[30]  T.Jeremiah; N.Frank-Peterside and Z.Jeremiah. (2009). HIV seropositivity and CD4 T-lymphocyte counts among infants and children in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria. East African Journal of Public Health. Volume 6, No. 1: 17-21.
[31]  N.Frank-Peterside and M.Mukoro (2010). The current susceptibility pattern of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus to antibiotics in Port-Harcourt. Glo. J. of Pure and Appl. Sci. Vol. 16 No. 4:375-379.
[32]  Azuonwu, O, Erhabor, O and Frank-Peterside, N. (2010). HIV infection in long-distance truck drivers in a low income setting in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. J. Community Health: n ov.
[33]  Oriakpono Obemeata, Frank-Peterside Nnenna and Ndome Christopher. (2011). Microbiological assessment of stored Tilapia guinensis. African Journal of Food Science Vol. 5(4): 242-247.
[34]  Agbagwa, O.E., Otokunefor, T.V and Frank-Peterside, N. (2011). Microbiological quality of selected Nigerian honey. Global Research Journal of Microbiology Vol. 1(2):pp039-042.

Publications: Books/Book Chapters

[1]  Antibody synthesis, in Antigen and Antibody, Malthouse Micro Modules in Microbiology. 2009.
[2]  Antigen and Antibody, in Antigen and Antibody, Malthouse Micro Modules in Microbiology. 2009.
[3]  Nnenna Frank-Peterside, Introductory Virology, ed. 1, Tman computers, 2010.
[4]  Nnenna Frank-Peterside, DNA viruses of Medical importance, Davidstones Publishers Ltd. 2010