Fellow
Babalola
Olubukola Oluranti
Current position: 
Professor and Research Director
Current nationality: 
Nigeria
South Africa
Current residence: 
South Africa
Affiliation/Institution: 
North-West University
Biodata: 
Babalola (Pr.Sci.Nat, MASSAF, FTWAS, FAS) is the Vice President of the Org. for Women in Sci. for the Developing World. Baba, a National Research Foundation-rated scientist with MBA, sits as a member of several editorial boards and acts as an International Advisor to a few others. She was with Int. Inst .of Tropical Agric (Nigeria), ICIPE (Kenya), Weizmann Inst. of Sci. (Israel), Univ of the Western Cape, and now North-West Univ (South Africa). She has >20 years of rhizosphere research experience. She is passionate about capacity building and has trained 28 PhDs and 24 MScs. A number of her PhD. products are in academics in the UK, Italy, America, Canada, Australia, Sweden, and Africa. She authored >300 publications. She is an AAAS-TWAS Science diplomacy alumnus, impacting the world in policymaking, diplomacy, and diplomatic engagement. Her international experience spans the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. She enjoys partnerships across the globe, and her effort has received many awards, including the finalist, GenderInSite 2020. Baba has an H-index of 49, with >11,700 citations. She holds 56 professional certificates. She is #1 in Africa for Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
Sustainable Development Goals: 
2 - Zero hunger
5 - Gender equality
10 - Reduced inequality
Keywords: 
Soil metagenomics, Sequencing, Rhizosphere, PGPR, Bioinformatics, Biofertilizer, Agricultural Microbiology
Elected
2021
Place of Birth: 
Lagos
Country of birth: 
Nigeria
Section:
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
Last updated on 10/10/2022