Microbiology
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Contract Researchers & Postdoctoral Fellows

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​​​Contract Research Staff ​ ​ ​
Shaunita Rose (PhD)
Researcher

Research field: Yeast and fungal strain construction for plant biomass conversion to bioethanol






Room
: A353, JC Smuts Building
Tel.: +27 21 808 5860
Email: shrose@sun.ac.za
Marelize Botes (PhD)
Researcher

Research field​: Point-of-use and decentralized water filtration systems, the control of biofilm formation in water systems, the treatment of agricultural wastewater and the application thereof as feedstock in renewable energy and other value-added products


Room: 2007, AI Perold Building
Tel: +27 21 808 2708
Email: mbr@sun.ac.za​​​

Lisa Warburg (MSc)
Technical Officer










Room
: A335, JC Smuts Building
Tel.: +27 21 808 5855
Email: lwarburg@sun.ac.za

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​Postdoctoral Fellows ​ ​
Elanna Bester (PhD)

Research field: Understanding the role of biofilm lifestyle in microbial adaptation, survival and proliferation in environments ranging from water treatment facilities to the gastrointestinal tract


Room
: A347, JC Smuts Building
Tel: +27 21 808 5848
Email: elanna@sun.ac.za
Thando Ndlovu (PhD)

Research field:

Exploring the application of antimicrobial biosurfactant compounds produced by Bacillus and Pseudomonas species for the prevention and reduction of biofouling on various materials utilised in the food and water industries.​

Room: A358, JC Smuts Building
Tel: +27 21 808 5803
Email: thandon@sun.ac.za​
Kim Trollope (PhD)

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​Research field: Advancing the field of natural product research:  a case study investigating the physiological responses of human pathogenic fungi to antifungal medicinal South African plant extracts



Room: A322, JC Smuts Building
Tel: +27 21 808 5852
Email: kim@​sun.ac.za
Wendy Stone (PhD)

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Research field: 

 Effectively harnessing both microbial metabolic dynamics and human dynamics (citizen, industry, academia, government) for the alleviation of Africa-specific challenges in water distribution and wastewater remediation

Room: 2003, AI Perold Building
Tel:  +27 21 808 2708
Email: wstone@sun.ac.za
​​Edward Archer (PhD)




Research field: Investigating the fate of recalcitrant organic micro-pollutants and endocrine-disrupting contaminants in environmental surface waters and wastewater treatment processes. Application towards effective environmental- and human health risk assessment, substance abuse and antimicrobial resistance development using urban water profiling. ​

Room
: A346, JC Smuts Building
Tel.: +27 21 808 5805
Email: earcher@sun.ac.za
Rose Cripwell (PhD)




Research field: The genetic modification of the brewer's yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, for the consolidated bioprocessing of starch substrates and its application in the biofuel industry, including the development of low-cost technology ready to process food waste (and waste streams) into valuable products.​


Room
: A353, JC Smuts Building
Tel.: +27 21 808 5860
Email: rosecripwell@sun.ac.za