Division of Molecular Biology & Human Genetics


Mycobacteriology​​: Host-pathogen mycobactomics​



March 2016

  • Ms. Juanelle du Plessis travelled to London, UK for a 2 month research visit at Imperial College
  • Dr. Serena Camassa attended the "One-day Research Overview Workshop" at Stellenbosch University

February 2016

  • Dr. Serena Camassa joined the lab as a post-doctoral fellow
  • Ms. Juanelle du Plessis completed training course "Science Communication training" at the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) at Stellenbosch University

January 2016

  • Mr. James Gallant joined the lab as a PhD student

December 2015

  • Dr. Jomien Mouton gave an oral presentation at the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Cape Town
  • Dr. Jomien Mouton completed the 6 month "Strengthening Postgraduate Supervision" course at Stellenbosch University

November 2015

  • Ms. Juanelle du Plessis completed training course "RNA-seq data analysis with Chipster" at the Centre for High Performance Computing

October 2015

  • Dr. Jomien Mouton presented a poster at the EMBO/EMBL New Approaches and Concepts in Microbiology Symposium in Heidelberg, Germany

September 2015

  • Prof. Samantha Sampson attended 2015 HERS-SA Academy in Cape Town, South Africa  

August 2015

  • Hosted 4th Bacterial Flow cytometry forum (joint meeting between SU and UCT), organised by Dr. Jomien Mouton.
  • Ms. Antoinette Colic attended the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine Masterclass on gene expression-based biomarker discovery
  • Dr. Jomien Mouton gave an oral presentation, and Ms. Trisha Parbhoo, Ms. Antoinette Colic, Ms. Caroline Pule and Ms. Hanri Visser presented posters at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Annual Academic Year Day

June 2015

  • Ms. Namaunga Chisompola arrived from Zambia for first training visit

April 2015

  • Ms. Juanelle du Plessis travelled to London, UK for a 3 month research visit at Imperial College, funded by the Royal Society and Whitesci
  • Ms. Juanelle du Plessis attended the 27th UK RNA Polymerase workshop in Birmingham, UK
  • Ms. Trisha Parbhoo presented her work at the SU-UCT Bacterial Flow cytometry forum
  • Ms. Caroline Pule appointed to South African Association Women Graduates Executive and Editorial Board
  • Dr. Jomien Mouton awarded NRF Scarce skills post-doctoral fellowship

March 2015

February 2015

  • Ms. Antoinette Colic participated in the DST-funded Bioinformatics Support Platform Introduction to Bioinformatics Course 2015; SANBI, Cape Town (Feb – April)
  • Awarded funding from the NRF South Africa/Tunisia Research Cooperation Programme

January 2015

  • We are pleased to welcome new group members, Ms. Namaunga Chisompola, Ms. Hanri Visser, and Ms. Antoinette Colic.


Bursaries, Scholarships and Fellowships awarded for 2015 - Post-docs and students in our group are currently supported by various funding schemes, including:

NRF Innovation post-doctoral fellowship

NRF Scarce Skills post-doctoral fellowship

NRF Innovation Doctoral Scholarship

DST South African Women in Science Doctoral Fellowship

Organisation for Women in Science in the Developing World (OWSD) PhD Fellowship

NRF Innovation Masters Scholarship

NRF SARChI-linked bursaries