Olabimpe Okosun



University of Stellenbosch


BSc (Hons), M.Tech, MSc

Work History:

University research groups

Current Job:

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

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

A good listener

Who is your favourite singer or band?

Don moen

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

Tell us a joke.

Other stuff

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