What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your work or line of research
I am an aspiring public health bioinformatician. I currently work at the Helix Biogen Institute based in Nigeria, where I focus on using bioinformatics and molecular biology techniques and tools to develop interventions such as vaccines to diagnose, prevent and treat infectious diseases such as neglected tropical diseases.
Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?
I believe joining the ASAPbio Fellows program is an excellent opportunity to learn more about preprints and connect with other members of the preprints community. During the program, I look forward to improving my skills in peer review and publishing. Also, I look forward to promoting the use of preprints in my country by organizing events and outreach about preprints. At the end of the program, I would like to see a preprints community/hub established in Nigeria.
What are you excited about in science communication?
The use of storytelling to communicate vital points or conclusions from research findings to your audience.
Ask me about…
My hobbies are reading, surfing the internet. I am a HIV prevention advocate in my community, I educate adolescents and young people about HIV prevention and help them make informed decisions about sexual and reproductive health.