Supervisors

Please note that applications for post-graduate studies in the Department of Biotechnology and Food Technology will only be considered if the applicant has identified a supervisor and the supervisor has agreed to supervise the applicant. Applicants are thus advised to contact academic staff members in the department for supervision before applying for admission. ‚Äč

Name
Research Interests
Contact Details
Prof Ezekiel Green
Drug discovery and Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Cosmetics and secondary metabolites from plants and endophytes.egreen@uj.ac.za
Dr Kulsum KondiahNanobiotechnology. Specific focus on the application of nanoparticles in the development of diagnostics and antimicrobials for water-borne pathogens.kulsumk@uj.ac.za
Dr Mahloro Hope Serepa-Dlamini
Bacterial Genomics and Biotechnology Research Group

Our research focuses on bacterial endophytes and we take a deeper look at the colonization, diversity, biotechnological applications, genomics and metagenomics of the bacterial endophytes, with further insights into the development of products for industries such as pharmaceutical, chemical, food and agriculture.
hopes@uj.ac.za
Prof Patrick NjobehFood safety with particular emphasis on mycotoxins and fungi.
pnjobeh@uj.ac.za
Dr Daniso BeswaFood innovation using locally available sources of essential nutrients and health-promoting properties, mainly targeting the snack foods, to contribute to the health and well-being of snack food consumers.beswad@uj.ac.za
Dr Oluwafemi AdeboImprovement and reinvention of traditional processes to address hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity. Research activities include fermentation, food product development, Metabolomics, Mathematical modelling, optimization, novel food processes and techniques.oadebo@uj.ac.za
Dr Bhekisisa DlaminiFood Safety, Food Microbiology and investigating antimicrobial agents that can be used as natural alternatives to chemical preservatives in food.bcdlamini@uj.ac.za
Dr Adrian AbrahamsEnzyme technology: Specific focus on the functional potential of bacterial genes;  identifying novel/putative enzymes and their application in various industries; proteomics (determining functional protein networks that exist at a given point in time in response to a specific stimulus).
adriana@uj.ac.za