Dr. Christie Obiageli Onyia holds Ph.D in the field of Biotechnology and Master’s degree in Applied Parasitology and Entomology. She is NUFFIC-Fellow and an alumnus of UNESCO-IHE (International Institute of Hydraulic Engineering), Delft, Netherlands, with specialty in Environmental Science and Technology. She is currently, the Head of Department of Biotechnology and Applied Biology Department at Godfrey Okoye University, Thinkers Corner, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria. She was the Pioneer Director of Environmental Biotechnology and Bio-conservation Department in the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), from 2006 to December, 2015. She is a widely travelled Scientist and has made numerous presentations nationally and internationally in the broad areas of Biosafety, Bioremediation, Waste Management and Microbial Resource development through Biotechnology. She coordinated Nigeria’s Barcode of Wildlife Project for DNA Barcoding of CITES and other endangered species of national interest sponsored by Google Give through the Consortium for Barcode of Life (CBOL). She was part of the team of Scientists that developed the proposal that won the World Bank-STEP B grant for the “Establishment of Centre of Excellence on Environmental Protection and Conservation through the Re-vegetation and Bioremediation”. The STEP-B grant led to the establishment of four Molecular Biology laboratories, with State of the Art equipment, in the Universities of Maiduguri, Port-Harcourt, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Abuja. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Waste Management- Nigeria.