Plantae Presents: Building up the Next Generation of Scientists

Plantae Presents: Building up the Next Generation of Scientists

Featuring Abimbola Owoseni and Sophien Kamoun

When: Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at
02:00 PM WAT | 9:00 AM EDT | 2:00 PM BST | 9
:00 PM Beijing

About this Webinar

Cultivating the next generation of scientists is crucial for the continuous advancement of knowledge. Fostering curiosity and interest among young minds is essential to inspire them to pursue scientific careers and seek answers to important questions. To achieve this, several strategies can be implemented. We are thrilled to have two remarkable speakers joining us to share their insights on building up the next generation of scientists. In this workshop, Dr. Abimbola Owoseni and Dr. Sophien Kamoun bring valuable perspectives on how to build excellent scientists. Join us for this enlightening event and be prepared to be inspired!

This webinar is hosted by the 2023 Plantae Fellows.



Dr. Abimbola A. Owoseni

Dr. Abimbola A. Owoseni as a Professor of Microbiology at Bowen University Iwo, Dr. Owoseni’s expertise lies in the fascinating world of bacterial enzymes and combating antibiotic resistance through indigenous knowledge. Dr. Abimbola has played an integral role in inspiring young minds to pursue careers in science. She will be sharing their journey and the strategies she believes are essential for nurturing the curiosity and potential of aspiring scientists.  Twitter: @Faramade_12




Dr. Sophien Kamoun

Dr. Sophien Kamoun, an accomplished researcher and advocate for promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM. As a group leader in The Sainsbury Laboratory, where his research focuses on the interactions between plants and filamentous pathogens, notably the Irish potato famine organism Phytophthora infestans and the rice and wheat blast fungus Magnaporthe (syn. Pyricularia) oryzae. Through their own challenges and triumphs, Dr. Sophien has gained valuable insights into creating supportive environments that encourage collaboration and empower individuals from all backgrounds to thrive in the scientific community. Twitter: @KamounLab




Andrea Gómez Felipe

Andrea Gomez Felipe is a plant biotechnology researcher. Her scientific interests lie in plant development, crop improvement, and scientific outreach. She is a Mexican living in the cold and pretty city of Montreal, where she is a postdoc at the University of Montreal. She studies the molecular basis underlying fruit development, combining molecular biology, genetics, confocal microscopy, and computational tools to elucidate specific events during fruit development. Twitter: @andreagomezfe




Idowu Arinola Obisesan

Idowu Arinola Obisesan obtained a Ph.D. in Botany, with specialization in Plant Physiology. She lectures at Bowen University Iwo in Nigeria. Her research focuses on the effects of abiotic and biotic stresses on legumes, with a side interest in medicinal plant research. She is the creator of The Plant Therapist YouTube channel, which features content on scientifically proven medicinal plant therapy. Twitter:@IdowuAobisesan