Microbiology
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Academic Staff

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Alf Botha (PhD)
Professor  - Department​al chair
 

Research field: 
The interactions between yeast and their biological, chemical and physical environment





Room
: A342, JC Smuts Building
Tel.: +27 21 808 5856
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Leon Dicks (PhD)
Distinguished Professor

 
Research field:
Lactic acid bacteria taxonomy and characterization of their
antimicrobial peptides







Room: 
A314, JC Smuts Building
Tel.: +27 21 808 5849
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Thulani Makhalanyane 
(PhD)
Professor



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Research field: 
African microbiome research 








Room
: A310, JC Smuts building
Tel.: +27 21 808 5854
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Gideon Wolfaardt (PhD)
Professor

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Research field: 
From microbes to society


ChairERWAT Research Chair in Water Management






Room
: 2008, AI Perold Building
Tel.: +27 21 808 3039
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Karin Jacobs (PhD)
Professor

 
Research field: 
Microbial ecology and fungal taxonomy








Room
: A331, JC Smuts Building
Tel.: +27 21 808 5806
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Marinda Viljoen-Bloom (PhD)
Associate-Professor

 
Research field: 
Microbial hydrolysis of starch for biofuel production








Room: A354, JC Smuts Building
Tel.: +27 21 808 5859
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Wesaal Khan (PhD)
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Research field: 
Novel strat
egies for the treatment and monitoring of water sources








Room
: A363, JC Smuts Building
Tel.: +27 21 808 5804
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Heinrich Volschenk (PhD)
Senior Lecturer
 
Research field: 
Functional microbial bioinformatics








Room
: A323, JC Smuts Building
Tel.: +27 21 808 5851
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Trudy Jansen (PhD)
Lecturer
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Research field:
Y
east and fungal biotechnology for sustainable industrial applications







Room
: A336, JC Smuts Building
Tel.: +27 21 808 5853
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Renay Ngobeni (PhD)


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Research field:
Molecular parasitology, water-related parasitology and childhood diarrhoea 







Room
: A314, JC Smuts Building
Tel.: +27 21 808 5846
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​​​Affiliated Academic Staff
​​​​Eugene Cloete (PhD)




 






R​esearch field
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Water quality, water resource management, nanotechnology in water applications, public health, food microbiology and the purification of effluent and waste products from the environment


Tel
.: +27 21 808 4372
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Steven Liss (PhD)

Toronto Metropolitan University​​

Extraordinary professor

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Research field

Environmental biotechnology and engineering. Wastewater and water management.











​​Lydia-Marie Joubert
​(PhD, MPhil)

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Research field:
  

Electron Microscopy and development of 3D visualization methods in Life Sciences. Microbial biofilms and Variable Pressure SEM are pet subjects.

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Emile van Zyl
Emeritus Professor

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Research field: 

Fungi Biotechnology towards bioenergy and the bioeconomy.

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