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Below is a list of the researchers at Univen who have been rated by the National Research Foundation.

No Surname Initials Title Rating category Research Specialisations
1 Taylor P J Prof Internationally acclaimed researcher (B2)

Biodiversity conservation, Mammalian systematics, systematics, conservation of small mammals, Small mammal ecology, Bats, Pest management

2 Ekosse G Prof Established researcher (C2) Soil Mineralogy, Environmental Health, Environmental Sciences, Soil mineralogy, Environmental Geology, Applied Clay Mineralogy, Environmental health, applied clay mineralogy, environmental mineralogy, Soil chemistry, Environmental geology, Environmental sciences, Chemistry of clay minerals, Soil pollution
3 Mbati PA Prof Established researcher (C3) Diagnostics, Vaccine development, Immunology, Biomedical sciences
4 Mbhenyane XG Prof Established researcher (C3) Health promotion and disease prevention, Disease prevention, Diabetes, Chronic diseases of lifestyle, Diabetes - Exercise therapy, Nutrition and health, Cross-cultural studies, Iodine deficiency diseases, Micronutrients, Health care - Cross-cultural studies
5 Khoza LB Prof Established researcher(C3) Nursing - Education, Health promotion and disease prevention, Nursing - Education
6 Bessong PO Dr Established researcher(C3) Molecular genetics, Microbiology, HIV therapeutics, Drugs from plants, HIV - Drug resistance
7 Jideani AIO Prof Established researcher(C3) Medical microbiology, Food Sciences, Cereal science, Starch chemistry, Food and Nutrition, Protein chemistry, Food chemistry, Food microbiology
8 Garira W Prof Established researcher(C3) Biomathematics
9 Gwata ET Prof Established researcher(C3) Plant breeding, Plant breeding (Genetics)
10 Potgieter N Prof Established researcher(C3) Health related water microbiology, Water supply and sanitation, Hygiene, Environmental health impact assessment
11 Foord SH Dr Promising young researcher(Y2) Invertebrate diversity, Spider systematics
12 Mamabolo RL Dr Promising young researcher(Y2) Children - Growth, Children - Malnutrition, Children - Nutrition, Metabolic syndrome, Epidemiology
13 Manase I Dr Promising young researcher(Y2) Cultural studies, Southern African literature
14 Samie A Dr Promising young researcher(Y2) Opportunistic infections in HIV and AIDS, Immunomodulatory effects of medicinal plants, Childhood diarrhea and malnutrition, Infectious diseases, Opportunistic infections, Candida and HIV, Parasites, HIV and AIDS - Research, Molecular parasitology and water related parasitology
15 Shateyi S Prof Promising young researcher(Y2) Fluid mechanics, Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, Computational Mathematics, Numerical Methods/Analysis, Fluid mechanics thermodynamics energy systems

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