Prof. Popoola had B.Sc. and M.Sc. Biochemistry (from OAU, Ile-Ife and University of Ibadan, both in Nigeria). He did PhD Applied Microbiology and Plant Pathology at the University of Jos, Nigeria. He had, over the years, applied molecular and nanotechnology in addressing the problems associated with plant health. Prof. Popoola was a visiting scientist at the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, IITA, Ibadan in 2005. He was also a visiting researcher at the Department of Plant Science (DISPAPA), Napoli University, Italy in 2013. Prof. Popoola was the Principal Investigator in UK’s DfID Research Grant on tomato improvement using marker-assisted selection in conjunction with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. He was the Immediate Past Director, Biotechnology Centre, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. He has published more than 70 research articles in scientific journals.
Title : Control of wilt (Fusarium oxysporium f.sp lycopersici) of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) using nanoparticles and nitrates of silver