Elizabeth Bandason is an insect scientist at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Bunda College, in the Department of Horticulture. She is a 2018 OWSD ( Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World) Early Career Women Scientists ( ECWS) fellow. Her current research focus is on insect’s sense of smell with focus on methods to control insect without intensive use of chemically synthesized insecticides . Currently, serving as a chair for OWSD Malawi chapter and Secretary General for Academy of Sciences in Malawi. Her other significant awards include the PIIVeC ( Partnership for Increasing the Impact of Vector Control) as a research capacity development fellow, under Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine ( LSTM) and Malaria Alert Center (MAC) focusing on mosquito behaviour and sensory mechanisms in relation to insecticides that are used for mosquito control. Earlier, she was awarded a Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD), PhD fellowship to study insect toxicology and behaviour at Michigan State University. Bandason is also an African Women scientist in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) fellow and mentor . She was most recently awarded a postdoctoral research fellowship on Essential Entomological Indicators(ESSENTIALS) for Malaria control with LSTM and MAC Alumnus .of Teaching Research in Natural sciences for Development in Africa( TREND) schools in neurosciences and electronics. Bandason is very passionate about mentoring young women and men in sciences. She believes that mentoring is a moral obligation. She loves to embrace unfamiliar fields of science. She is passionate about young women scientists, fascinated by insect neuroscience, coding and philosophy.