What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your work or line of research
I am Herchel research fellow in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge and my interest lies in biosynthetic enzymes and their role in secondary metabolite biosynthesis. My current research employs biophysical and computational approaches to understand a novel mode of re-engineering DNA condensation.
Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?
The ASAPbio Fellows program is an ideal platform to me to expand my horizon about preprints, understand the challenges associated with them and network with scientists globally. Being from a small island state, I also want to share this experience with scientists and students in my country and advocate for open science and preprints within the African continent.
What are you excited about in science communication?
As a scientist, I believe that I have a responsibility to communicate my research to the public so as to motivate the next generation of scientists and get them excited about science, especially school students. More importantly, science communication has to be done effectively with full transparency.
Ask me about..
Football, movies and bioinformatic tools.