What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your research

I am a Research Scientist currently working on an agricultural AI platform called Shamba AI that uses soil sensors and data analysis to improve food production in Africa. My background is in biotechnology, with a focus on applying biotechnologies to improve human and animal health. I am particularly interested in using preprints to accelerate scientific communication in this field.

Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?

I’m interested in the ASAPbio Fellows program to deepen my understanding of preprints and how to champion them. My research on agricultural biotechnology in Africa could greatly benefit from faster scientific communication, and this program aligns with my goals to improve food production and health on the continent.

What are you excited about in science communication?

I’m excited about the potential of science communication to break down barriers and accelerate scientific progress. Faster sharing of research findings can lead to quicker innovation and solutions to global challenges, especially in areas like food production in Africa.

Ask me about….

Outside of science, I enjoy discussing innovation for sustainable development in Africa, particularly regarding agriculture and technology. It’s a fascinating area with the potential to greatly improve lives on the continent.

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