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Researchers

 

Post Doctoral

Student

Research Project

Supervisor

Uljana Hesse
Sequencing and analysis of several metagenomic and metaviromic datasets
Prof Tuffin

Jose Navarro Fernandez

PharmaSea: Screening of marine sponge metagenomic libraries for bioactive compounds Prof Tuffin
 

PhD

Student

Research Project

Supervisor

Wesley Williams Screening for biosurfactants pathways from a variety of metagenomic libraries

Prof Tuffin

Dale Wilcox

Diversity of the actinomycetes Frankia associated with actinorhizal plants of the genus Morella with the Cape Floral Region

Prof. Cowan/

Dr. Kirby

Walter Nevondo

Development of an in vitro metagenomic screening platform

Prof. Tuffin

Israel Olonade

Development of a high throughput method for rapid identification of phage-host pairs

Prof. Tuffin

Gerda du Plessis

Exploring the biophysical distinction between SA coastal waters and Southern Ocean

Prof Isabelle Ansorge / 

Prof. Tuffin

Mapula Maropola

Sequencing and characterization of novel magnetotactic bacteria

Prof. Tuffin


Masters

Student

Research Project

Supervisor

Takalani Maake

Development of an in vitro transcription translation system from Actinobacteria for use in metagenomic library screening

Prof Tuffin

Barbara Laubscher

Development of an “reverse metagenomic” approach for isolation of novel bacteria

Prof Tuffin

Jatro Kulani

Screening for novel marine natural products from bacteria isolated from marine sponges

Prof Tuffin

Relebohile Matobola

Optimization of culture matrix for induction of expression of secondary metabolite pathways in isolates from marine sponges

Prof Tuffin

Timothy Kein

Identification and characterization of  non-ribosomal protein synthesis pathways (NRPS) in isolates from marine sponges

Prof Tuffin

Thea Hanekom

Identification and characterization of ribosomal peptide synthesis pathways (RIPS) in isolates from marine sponges

Prof Tuffin

Lyle Harris

Characterization of mobile DNA elements in clinical isolates of Lactobacillus sp.

Prof Tuffin

Londiwe Precious

Improving evaporation rates of mining waste waters

Prof Tuffin

Reyghana Hoosen

Identification of cellulases and secondary metabolite pathways in isolates from marine sponges

Prof Tuffin

Raimondo van Vuuren

Characterization of DNA polymerases identified in Namib Desert bacteriophages

Prof Tuffin
Brent Fortune Characterization of thermostable alpha-arabinofuranosidases isolated from compost Prof Tuffin
Michael Siebritz
The Isolation of Endophytic Actinobacteria from the Cape Floral Kingdom Dr Kirby


Honours

Student

Research Project

Supervisor


Chad McMillan

Identification of non-ribosomal protein synthesis pathways (NRPS) in bacteria isolated from marine sponges

Prof. Tuffin

Falone Sunda

Characterization of bacteriophages infecting high temperature bacilli

Prof. Tuffin

Twani Maluleke

Identification of cold active cellulases from marine sponge metagenomic libraries

Prof. Tuffin

Victoria Ontong Linking ecosystem processes and soil  biodiversity in Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) Dr. Kirby

Jadri Groenewald

Actinobacterial diversity associated with medicinal fynbos species

Dr. Kirby

Interns

Student

Research Project

Supervisor


Kimberley Williams

PharmaSea

Prof. Tuffin


Zunique Fondling

PharmaSea

Prof. Tuffin

Anathi Nelawa

PharmaSea

Prof. Tuffin

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