Profile picture of: Adeyemi Oladapo Aremu


North-West University

Indigenous Knowledge Systems Centre

North-West University
Mahikeng Campus
Corner of Albert Luthuli
and University Drive

Research Interests

My research interest encompasses a full spectrum of processes and stages including the documentation, phytochemical characterization, efficacies and safety testing as well as the development of conservation methods for sustainability of indigenous floras.


Words of Wisdom

For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.African Proverb


Prof Adeyemi Oladapo Aremu is based at the Centre for Indigenous Knowledge Systems, North-West University, South Africa and Honorary Researcher with the School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. His research team focuses on the value-chain of African floras with medicinal, horticultural and nutritional potential. Adeyemi is the current Vice President of the South African Association of Botanists and member of the International Society for Ethnopharmacology. In recognition of his academic excellence and contribution to science, Adeyemi has received several awards and recognitions such as the Membership of the Global Young Academy (GYA), Young Affiliate-ship with the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), Executive Committee of the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS), Claude Leon Fellowship and fellow of the African Science Leadership Programme (ASLP). He is also an Associate Editor for four international journals and the Royal Society’s Future Leaders – African Independent Research (FLAIR) Fellowship Committee.


Young Affiliate, African Academy of Sciences, AAS 2020

Executive Committee of the South African Young Academy of Science, SAYAS 2019-2020

Fellow, African Science Leadership Programme, ASLP 2019

Member, South African Young Academy of Science, SAYAS 2017-2022

Young promising researcher in South Africa (National Research Foundation, NRF Y2-rating) 2016

Fellow, High-level Capacity Strengthening Internship Programme in Systems Thinking for Emerging Researcher. Organized by the Southern African Systems Analysis Centre (SASAC) and supported by International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), NRF and Department of Science and Technology (DST)