• Series of Lectures

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  • SASM Travel Awards Announcement

    The SASM Council is pleased to announce the outcome of the SASM Travel Awards for the SASM Conference 2018.

     In the Honours category, the awardees are:

    • Jacobus Brink (UFS)
    • Shakier Samie (US)

    In the Master's category, the awardees are:

    • M du Plooy (UFS)
    • C. Jacobs (UKZN)
    • T. Clements (US)
    • O. Biko (US)
    • N. Kennedy (UFS)

    In the PhD category, the awardees are:

    • K. Dithebe (UFS)
    • M. King (UWC)
    • R. Govender (DUT)
    • L. Madu (UFS)
    • E. Kgotle (UFS)

    The SASM Council will like to congratulate all awardees and wish them a productive time at the SASM Conference.



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  • Post-graduate positions available at IMBM

    From 1 April 2018

    The Institute for Microbial Biotechnology and Metagenomics (IMBM) is a leading research unit based within the Department of Biotechnology at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). The Institute is a global competitor in microbial biotechnology and metagenomics and is committed to excellence in research and the training of future research leaders. Its research encompasses a number of disciplines including microbiology, (meta)genomics, molecular biology, enzymology and bioinformatics, and employs culture-based approaches as well as cutting edge ”omics” strategies to study microbiomes, and identify novel biosynthetic gene clusters and metabolites. The Institute focuses on the research and development of novel, high-value natural products for the pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical, food & beverage and agricultural industries, as well as products for industrial processes.

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