University of Stellenbosch
BSc (Hons), M.Tech, MSc
University research groups
Postgraduate study (PhD)
University of Pretoria, South Africa
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 prize 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
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Contributing to knowledge about control of pest of economic importance
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
My siblings and science teacher in high school
Were you ever in trouble at school?
No, always respected constituted authority
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
I cannot think of any other than science, because I grew up around scientist
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
Rice with vegetable
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
To be an established science researcher