Dr Olekile Tibe


Dr Olekile Tibe

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Sciences
Department of Physical and Chemical Sciences (PCS)

Private Bag 0027, Gaborone
+267 3650158

Academic Qualifications

PhD (Chemistry), Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 2013
PhD Topic: Phenolics and condensed tannins of forage plants from Botswana and their biological significance
Master of Science (Chemistry), Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 2004
University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana, Bachelor of Science (Chemistry and Environmental Science), 1997

General and Inorganic Chemistry (BSB111), Physical and Organic Chemistry (BSB121), Biology of Cells (BSB113)

Polyphenols/condensed/hydrolysable tannins from indigenous foods, forages, medicinal plants and their health and nutritional benefits in animals and humans. Separation, characterization and quantification of polyphenolic compounds in indigenous foods and forages, medicinal plants, new studies of methods of extraction and purification, Chemical transformations of polyphenols, biological activity: antiparasitic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, immunostimulatory and other biological properties of polyphenols. Nutritional and antinutritional factors in indigenous foods, forages and medicinal plants

Potential Research topics

1. Nutrient, Antinutritional Factors, Heavy Metals and Polyphenols from Indigenous Edible Plants of Botswana
2. Polyphenols from Forage Plants in Botswana
3. Polyphenols from Medicinal Plants in Botswana

1. Polyphenols from Forage Plants in Botswana
2. The role played by ethnoveterinary medicine in controlling gastrointestinal nematodes in goats.
3. Phytochemical constituents, nutrient composition, and antimicrobial effects of indigenous seed oils from Botswana


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