Germany chose me for my PhD and gave me the wings to fly in the academic world- Fola Ogungbemi

My name is Fola Ogungbemi. I grew up in Ibadan, Nigeria and attended the University of Ibadan where I studied chemistry and analytical chemistry at both Bachelor and Master level respectively. Due to my zeal and passion to learn more and to contribute to knowledge, I got a scholarship to enrol for another Master’s programme at University of Koblenz, Landau in Germany where I had the opportunity to delve from chemistry to ecotoxicology. I became highly passionate about everything ecotoxicology and proceeded to complete a PhD at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany. I am very passionate about helping graduate students find their fit in the academic world. Therefore, I founded in 2015, a database for graduate and postdoctoral scholarships.

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