Rasheed Adeleke is an Associate Professor at North-West University’s Potchefstroom campus. From 2011 to 2019, he worked as a Senior Researcher at the Agricultural Research Council. Adeleke obtained his PhD degree from the University of Pretoria’s Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology. He is an alumnus of the Borlaug fellowship program at Cornell University, as well as a Canadian government Commonwealth Scholarship beneficiary. He collaborates with researchers both nationally and internationally, and his current research interests include bioremediation, plant-microbe interactions, food production/agricultural microbiology, biological control of plant pathogens, and soil biotechnology.