South African Young Academy of Science

Oladapo Adeyemi Aremu

Oladapo Adeyemi Aremu

Dr Oladapo Adeyemi Aremu is a Senior Lecturer at DST Centre of Excellence in Indigenous Knowledge Systems, North West University (Mafikeng Campus), where he teaches undergraduate modules in indigenous Science and Technology. He obtained his MSc (Ethnobotany cum lauda, 2010) and PhD (Botany, 2012) degrees from UKZN. His research focuses on the documentation, bioactivity testing and safety evaluation of South African medicinal plants. Adeyemi also has interest on the application of low-cost and indigenous approaches for enhancing the productivity and conservation of plants with medicinal and nutritional values. He is an highly-motivated and dedicated emerging scientist with a track record of academic excellence. He has authored/co-authored 70 peer-reviewed articles (985 citations, h-index of 14 and i10-index of 25 – Google Scholar, 20/08/24). Adeyemi has successfully mentored/co-supervised 9 Honours and one MSc (cum laude) students and currently supervising more than 10 postgraduate students. He is an editorial board member for South African Journal of Botany and regularly reviews manuscripts/proposals for more than 10 ISI-rated international journals, national and international funding organisation. In recognition of his academic achievement and contribution to science in South Africa, Adeyemi was awarded the National Research Foundation (NRF) Y2-rating in 2016. He is also a recipient of NRF Knowledge Interchange and Collaboration Travel Grant (April, 2016), selected as a participant in the High-level Capacity Strengthening Internship Programme in Systems Thinking for Emerging Researcher (August, 2016) and the Claude Leon Fellowship (2013-2014). He is actively involved in various community engagement activities in KwaZulu-Natal and North West Provinces.