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Bioprospecting Programme at Univen

Student Traning Opportunities for 2010

The Bioprospecting programme offers stipend to self-motivated, dedicated B.Sc graduates who want to pursue postgraduate degree namely, B.Sc. Honours, M.Sc. and PhD in Univen. Postdoctoral candidates (Virology & Natural Product Chemistry) are also invited.

Prospective students should be interested to do research in one of the following focus areas:

Focus Area Supervisor

HIV genetics/bioassay development.

Dr Pascal Bessong

Immunomodulatory and anti-infective activities of medicinal plants.

Dr Samie Amiedou

Computational chemistry

Prof. Liliana Mammino
Ethnobotany Mr Peter Tshisikhawe
Ethnobotany Mr Ndivhaleni Masevhe
Plant micropopagation Ms Baatseba Mafoko
Natural Product Chemistry/Total synthesis Prof. Teuns van Ree
Rotavirus research Prof. Natasha Potgieter
Natural Product Chemistry/Total synthesis Prof. Isaiah Ramaite

Analytical chemistry

Mr Paul Mojapelo

Yearly stipend available:

:R  25 000.00 p/a
M.Sc.:R  45 000.00 p/a
PhD: R  84 000.00 p/a
Postdoc: R130 000. 00 p/a

For more information contact:

Dr Bessong (Principal investigator)
Office no: 170 (Science building, Ground floor)
Tel no.: 015 962 8301 (W)
Cell no.: 073 798 5920

Ms. Mafoko (Project coordinator)
Office no: 167 (Science building, Ground floor)
Tel no.: 015 962 8332
Cell no.: 076 481 1449