Dr Abdullahi Yusuf holds an MSc in Instrumental Analytical Sciences from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, an MSc in Biodiversity Wildlife and Ecosystem Health from Edinburg, and a PhD in Entomology from the University of Pretoria. His research focuses on behaviour and chemical communication in insects – specifically its evolution and application in sustainable integrated pest and vector management. His work spans across disciplines such as conservation, analytical chemistry, genetics, and mathematics.
Dr Yusuf’s current research projects include studies on pollinators, the evolution of pheromones in African honey bees, chemical communication in the bee hive, molecular underpinnings of pheromone synthesis, royal jelly proteins, as well as genetic diversity in honey bees.
His other interests include studies in cultural entomology, especially in the area of edible insects – their sustainable use, mass production, and alignment to Sustainable Development Goals.