Maneshree-Jugmohan-NaiduDr Maneshree Jugmohan-Naidu (Deputy Director: Biotechnology at the Department of Science and Technology)

Title: The National Bioeconomy Strategy

Doug RawlingsProf Doug Rawlings (acting Dean of the Faculty of Science, Stellenbosch University)

Title: Three decades of developments in our understanding of the microbiology of biomining


Prof Anthony I Okoh (Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare)

Title: Emerging challenges of microbial water quality in South Africa: a clarion call for the review of current guidelines and problem of shortage of skilled manpower in the water sector.

Gansen PillayDr Dorsamy (Gansen) Pillay (Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Research and Innovation Support and Advancement), National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa)

Title:  Knowledge Production in Microbiology: How does South Africa compare?

Emile van ZylProf. W.H. (Emile) van Zyl (Senior Chair of Energy Research (CoER) in Biofuels, South African National Energy Research Institute (Pty) Ltd (SANERI), Department of Microbiology, Stellenbosch University)

Keynote Title: Modern bioenergy and its potential role towards enabling a sustainable future for southern Africa

Peter LipkeProf. Peter Lipke (Professor of Biology, City University of New York Brooklyn College, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Keynote Title
: Biological Consequences of Functional Amyloids in Yeast Adhesins

Evodia SetatiDr. M. Evodia Setati (Senior Researcher, Institute for Wine Biotechnology, Stellenbosch University)

Keynote Title: The wine microbial consortium and its evolution during spontaneous fermentation

Sunday, 03 November 2013 17:45

SASM2013 current stats

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The 18th Biennial Conference of the South African Society of Microbiology (SASM), SASM2013, promises to be another successful and exciting conference with a scientific programme covering a diverse spectrum of microbiological topics. Here are some current stats and highlights:

At SASM2013 we are offering all delegates the exciting opportunity to participate in two workshops which will be held in parallel on Tuesday, 26 November, from 15:15-17:15. If you are interested in participating, please contact the organizers of the workshops directly by email.

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