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Contract Researchers & Postdoctoral Fellows

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

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

Room: A353, JC Smuts Building
Tel.: +27 21 808 5860
Marelize Botes (PhD)

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

​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

: A347, JC Smuts Building
Tel: +27 21 808 5848
Wendy Stone (PhD)

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

: 2003, II Perold building
Tel.: +27 21 808 5860

Kim Trollope (PhD)


​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
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 2708