SASM News (191)
South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI)and Institute for Microbial Biotechnology and Metagenomics (IMBM)
University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, SA
Below is a list of microbiology conferences for 2016 to take note off. If you are aware of any other microbiology-related conferences, let us know!
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP on TB Transmission
Molecular Mycobacteriology Research Unit
Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine and Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town
1. Opening and Welcome
3. Minutes of the previous meeting
4. Approval of minutes of previous AGM
5. Matters arising
6. SASM 2013
a. Conference Report - Karl Rumbold
7. SASM Status Report
a. Finances – Koos Albertyn
b. Membership and membership fees – Karl Rumbold
c. Communications – Heinrich Volschenk
8. Election of new Council
9. Hosting of next SASM Congress
Be part of an exciting collaborative study involving regional and international collaboration between the University of Venda, Rhodes University (South Africa) and Phillips-Marburg University, Germany. The project is funded by the Germany Research Foundation (DFG) under the auspices of the Germany-Africa Collaboration in Infectology initiative.
The SASM 2016 Biennial Congress, organised by Durban University of Technology, is scheduled to take place from 17-20 January 2016 (in Coastlands, Umhlanga).
Here are some updates to take note of:
South Africans/permanent South African residence holders with a PhD in any of the following fields: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or Biotechnology are invited to apply for a postdoctoral position that has arisen in Prof. Shonhai’s laboratory based at the University of Venda, Limpopo.
The selected candidate will be required to conduct research on the role of heat shock proteins in the development and pathogenicity of malaria parasites. Prof. Shonhai is a recipient of a prestigious Georg Foster Fellowship awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt (Germany) and a National Research Foundation of South Africa C-rated scientist. His research is funded by the Germany Research Foundation (DFG), the National Research Foundation of South Africa and the University of Venda.
Prof. Shonhai’s lab boasts equipment such as gel imagers, 96 well plate readers with fluorescence and UV/VIS capabilities, thermo-controlled free standing centrifuges, SDS-PAGE, Western blot and agarose electrophoresis units, shaker incubators, etc. His lab team collaborates with colleagues based at several local institutions such as Witswatersrand University, University of Zululand, and Rhodes University. He also collaborates with groups based at Marburg University, Technical University of Munich and Karlsruhe, Germany.
In preparation for SASM2016, I am contacting you to nominate one student in your Department/School in each of the following categories:
Dear SASM member
The South African Society for Microbiology wishes to honour outstanding South African microbiologists who have contributed significantly to the discipline, both nationally and internationally.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS, PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS
UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
School of Molecular & Cell Biology