Charles Ebikeme

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With the advent of a new generation of high-resolution mass spectrometers, the fields of proteomics and metabolomics have gained powerful new tools. In this paper, we demonstrate a novel computational method that improves the mass accuracy of the LTQ-Orbitrap mass spectrometer from an initial +/- 1-2 ppm, obtained by the standard software, to an absolute(More)
The metabolic network of a cell represents the catabolic and anabolic reactions that interconvert small molecules (metabolites) through the activity of enzymes, transporters and non-catalyzed chemical reactions. Our understanding of individual metabolic networks is increasing as we learn more about the enzymes that are active in particular cells under(More)
The Trypanosoma brucei procyclic form resides within the digestive tract of its insect vector, where it exploits amino acids as carbon sources. Threonine is the amino acid most rapidly consumed by this parasite, however its role is poorly understood. Here, we show that the procyclic trypanosomes grown in rich medium only use glucose and threonine for lipid(More)
Modern agricultural systems that promote cultivation of a very limited number of crop species have relegated indigenous crops to the status of neglected and underutilised crop species (NUCS). The complex interactions of water scarcity associated with climate change and variability in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), and population pressure require innovative(More)
The need for developing socially just living conditions for the world's growing population whilst keeping human societies within a 'safe operating space' has become a modern imperative. This requires transformative changes in the dominant social norms, behaviours, governance and management regimes that guide human responses in areas such as urban ecology,(More)
The World Social Science (WSS) fellows on Risk Interpretation and Action (RIA) include the core writing team of this report (alphabetical after leads): 9 , and Victoria Sword-Daniels 10 , which has been written on behalf of the wider group that attended the seminar (in alphabetical order): Olayinka Akanle 25. The organisers and scientists that also attended(More)
In his own words, it was the most dramatic moment of his scientific career. At the back of an auditorium in Nairobi, Kenya, Cyrus Bacchi met Simon Van Nieuwenhove. Bacchi, at the time, was essentially a biochemist whose interest was the African trypanosome. Van Nieuwen-hove was a clinician who had worked for many years in the field in Africa. The topic of(More)
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