Academic Staff  
  Jens

(Director)

NRF Research Chair: Genetic tailoring of biopolymers

R 2063 Natural Science Building
Phone: +27 21 808 3834

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  James



R 2064 Natural Science Building
Phone: +27 21 808 3837

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  Shaun



R 1050 Natural Science Building
Phone: +27 21 808 9372

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  paul

R 2064 Natural Science Building
Phone: +27 21 808 3837

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  Noks

Noks Makunga (Associated Scientist)

Department of Plant & Animal Sciences

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  Christell

IPB Main lab, Natural Science Building
Phone: +27 21 808 4570

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Extraordinary Staff

 
  Lothar Willmitzer Lothar Willmitzer
 

 

Staff

 
  Kyle


IPB Main lab, Natural Science Building
Phone: +27 21 808 4570

  Farida Farida Allie
IPB Main Lab, Natural Science Building
  Nonzikizo

Nonzukiso Vellem
IPB Main Lab, Natural Science Building

  Mandisi Mandisi Mzalisi
IPB Main Lab, Natural Science Building
  George George Fredericks
IPB Main Lab, Natural Science Building
  Lana Lana Visser
IPB Main Lab, Natural Science Building
  Pauliane


IPB Room 2062, Natural Science Building
Phone: +27 21 808 3834

 

 

Post Docs

 
  Gavin


IPB Main Lab, Natural Science Building
Phone: +27 21 808 4570

  Jennifer Jennifer van Wyk
IPB Main Lab, Natural Science Building
  Johan Johan Kriel
IPB Main Lab, Natural Science Building
  Daniel Daniel Vosloh
IPB Main Lab, Natural Science Building
  Inonge Inonge Mulako
IPB Main Lab, Natural Science Building
 

 

PhD Students

 
 
Sandile Sandile Ndimande

Differential Gene Expression in Sweet and Grain Sorghum During the Accumulation and Storage of Sucrose
Stanton Stanton Hector

Molecular studies of galactan biosynthesis of red agae
Ebrahim Ebrahim Samodien

Analysis of starch degradation in Solanaceae species
Marnus

Marnus Smith

Isolation and characterisation of novel enzymes producing extracellular biopolymers

Janine

Janine Colling

metabolomic study of abiotic stress in the medicinal legume, Sutherlandia frutescens

Christelle

Christelle Cronje

A leaf specific Xerohpyta humilis group I LEA functionally rescues the Arabidopsis AtEM6 seed specific group I LEA mutant

 

MSc Students

Kyle



Isolation and characterization of genes encoding novel enzymes manufacturing biopolymers from disaccharides

Zanele Zanele Mdodana

Alternative model systems for investigating the effects of aqueous smoke and GR24 on plant growth
Eileen Eileen Botes

Investigating novel post-transcriptional mechanisms of flavin and strigolactone metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana
Pedri Pedri Claasens

Analysis of genes involved in starch metabolism and their interactions
Sandiswa Sandiswa Figlan

Title
Charl Charl King

Strigolactone mediated growth enhancement in Arabidopsis thaliana
Katrien Katrien Grobbelaar

Influence of strigolactones and auxins on Sutherlandia frutescens in vitro cultures
Corne Corne Swart

Using algae to help discover novel higher plant genes involved in cell wall metabolism
Lourens Lourens de Villiers

Establishing E. coli and moss as model organisms to study polyglucan metabolism
Dehan Dehan Dempers

Overexpression of acetolactate decarboxylase in Arabidopsis thaliana
Charl Charl Marias

Functional identification of the lipase and esterase enzymes produced by sugarcane assosiated bacteria
Anke Anke Wiese

An analysis of turanose metabolism in plants
Lorato Goitsemang Lekgari

Overexpression of Arabidopsis MYB transcription factors in Salvia and Sugarcane