Wednesday, 21 March 2018 16:42

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.

Regards

Hafizah

Monday, 05 March 2018 18:33

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.

Monday, 05 March 2018 18:15

Project Title: Regional microbial signatures in South African and Austrian vineyards

Scope of Research: The project is focused on understanding vineyard microbial ecosystems, in particular the influence of region of origin on the mycobiota of grapes. The postdoctoral candidate will have the opportunity to work on individual research as well as to work within a team (doctoral, masters and Hons level students), and in addition, to gain experience in supervision.

Saturday, 03 February 2018 14:46

Dear SASM member

The South African Society for Microbiology wishes to honour outstanding South African microbiologists who have contributed to significantly to the discipline, both nationally and internationally.

Saturday, 03 February 2018 14:23

1. SASM is the voice of professional Microbiologists to the South African Council for Natural Science Professions and Government structures

2. SASM is affiliated to the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) with representatives in IUMS Committees, Commissions and Federations:

3. Direct links to international conferences and congresses presented by IUMS, including eligibility for IUMS travel grants.

4. Interact with microbiologists from South Africa and become part of the Microbiology Community.

5. Direct access to information about bursaries and post-doc opportunities.

6. A communication channel for job adverts, news, funding opportunities and matters affecting microbiology.

7. Discounted registration fees at SASM organised conferences

Friday, 02 February 2018 11:03

SASM2018 TRAVEL AWARD APPLICATIONS

SASM will sponsor the conference fees of 12 deserving students (2 Honours, 5 MSc and 5 PhD students) presenting at the SASM2018 congress in Muldersdrift in April 2018.

Friday, 02 February 2018 10:41

Dear SASM member

As per the constitution, the term of office of several of the South African Society for Microbiology Council members will come to an end in April 2018. Thus SASM is accepting nominations for the following portfolios:

Monday, 15 January 2018 14:00

Dear All

Compliments of the new year!  The SASM conference is now less than 3 months away!

Kindly note the early bird registrations for the SASM 2018 conference closes on Friday 19 January 2018. If you want to benefit from the early bird rates, register online before closing date by follow the link www.sasm2018.co.za. If you have not received confirmation of acceptance of your presentation but want to benefit from the early bird rate, please continue with registration online.  We will postpone payment date for early bird registrations to the end of January 2018.

Please note that submissions for Poster presentation will be closing on Monday 22 January 2018. If you are still planning on submitting a poster presentation, please be sure to do so on the website before the deadline.

For any assistance, do not hesitate to contact us.

Carla de Jager

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Or

Prof Fanus Venter

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We are looking forward to receiving your registrations and presentations.

Friday, 17 November 2017 12:16
FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE
LECTURER: DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY
ALICE CAMPUS - REF NO: 5041
R 435 051 - R 540 620 p.a. (All-inclusive package)
Monday, 13 November 2017 21:14

IMBM LOGO FAThe Institute for Microbial Biotechnology and Metagenomics (IMBM) is a leading research unit based within the Department of Biotechnology. IMBM is committed to being a globally competitive institute through excellence in research and in the training of future research leaders. The Institute focuses on the research and development of novel, high-value natural products for the pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical, food and beverage and agricultural industries, as well as products for industrial processes.

Monday, 13 November 2017 20:59

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Friday, 06 October 2017 10:14

Bergey’s Manual Trust will sponsor five travel awards for postgraduate students or other young investigators to attend BISMiS 2018 in South Africa. Three of these awards will be for any of the young participants with the other two targeting participants from Africa specifically. These awards will cover the conference registration and 3 nights of accommodation but will not cover any travelling costs to and from the meeting. An ad-hoc selection committee will evaluate the applications.

Saturday, 26 August 2017 13:04

Click on the images below for further details on the two back-to-back conferences:

SASM2018 BISMis 2018