University of Stellenbosch
BSc (Hons), M.Tech, MSc
University research groups
Postgraduate study (PhD)
University of Pretoria, South Africa
Me and my work
To understand communication in honeybee and preventing honeybee colony loss
My Typical Day
Dissections of bees under microscope, extractions and chemical analysis of samples
What I'd do with the money
Purchase of gas chromatograph equipment and promotion of science in high school through increase in awareness
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
A good listener
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
Rice with vegetable
What is the most fun thing you've done?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble in at school?
No, always respected constituted authority
What was your favourite subject at school?
biology and chemistry
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
Contributing to knowledge about control of pest of economic importance
What or who inspired you to become a scientist?
My siblings and science teacher in high school
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
I cannot think of any other than science, because I grew up around scientist
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
To be an established science researcher
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