Dr. Grace N Ijoma is a senior lecturer of Biotechnology at the Pearson Institute of Higher Education for over 8 years and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of South Africa. Her PhD focused on antagonistic interspecific interactions amongst fungi. Previous paper presentation of portions of this work was presented at 8th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology. Houston Texas, USA in 2016 and was judged first place paper. She is eclectic in her research interests and has a keen interest in several areas including Bioprospecting of niche environments, Food Microbiology, Environmental and Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (particularly Fermentation technology and process optimization), Microbial enzymes and biodegradation of xenobiotic compounds including polyaromatic hydrocarbons, pesticides and synthetic dyes, Ground water quality research and Microbial treatment of industrial waste water, Solid waste management. She is currently supervising undergraduate and post graduate research projects designed towards industrially relevant applications.