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September 30, 2015

SABINA Research exchange visits

Ms Sunette Walter SABINA PhD Fellow University of Namibia, Namibia Ms Walter is visiting the lab of Dr Mervyn Beukes (UP) to conduct biofilm and other microbial assays. Ms Lucia Kabanga SABINA MSc Fellow University of Malawi, Malawi Ms Kabanga is currently visiting Prof Vinesh Maharaj (UP & CSIR). She […]
September 30, 2015

The University of Johannesburg joins SABINA

The University of Johannesburg has officially joined SABINA as the newest South African network node. The announcement is one that is overdue. Additional funding was obtained from the DST in 2014 to incorporate UJ into the SABINA fold in 2015. Participating UJ researchers (Prof Ian Dubery, Dr Edwin Madala and […]
September 30, 2015

Getting to know the new SABINA members

This month we get to know the new SABINA Information Specialist, Katlego Aphane. You can contact Katlego via email: Katlego Aphane was born and raised in the rural area Ga-Molapo, Zebediela in Limpopo. He completed his matric at Makgwading Secondary School and his Bachelor’s degree in Information Studies at […]
September 30, 2015

Bioactive Natural Products: Chemistry and Biology

Publication Date: February 2015 Editor: Goutam Brahmachari This book highlights the chemical and biological aspects of potential natural products with an intention of unravelling their pharmaceutical applicability in modern drug discovery processes. This book covers the synthesis, semi-synthesis and also biosynthesis of potentially bioactive natural products. The book also features […]
September 30, 2015

Farm-level solutions key to halting aflatoxins exposure

Adopting suitable technologies and practices at the farm level could significantly help reduce the high risk of consumer exposure to aflatoxins, according to researchers. In a discussion paper published in July this year, researchers assessed how a theory of change — an approach for analysing complex problems — could be […]