Projects

Current Projects

MSc: An investigation of the in vitro anti-cancer properties of indigenous plants from the Hardap and Karas regions of Namibia
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of Namibia
ADVISORS
Mumbengegwi, Kandawa-Schulz, Mancama
FELLOWS
Hatago Stuurmann
MSc: Design, synthesis and bioassay studies of chiral anthraquinones
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of Dar es Salaam
ADVISORS
Mgani, Mdachi
FELLOWS
Lydia Kisula
MSc: Genomic basis for plant growth promoting Rhizobacteria
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of Dar es Salaam
ADVISORS
Lyantagaye, Reva
FELLOWS
Aneth David Mwakilili
MSc: Phytochemical and bioactivity studies of secondary metabolites from Clinopodium vernayanam and Justicia striata
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of Malawi
ADVISORS
Monjerezi, Mwatsetza, Maharaj
FELLOWS
Lucia Kabanga
PhD: Bioinformatics and biotechnological Bacillus, which are suitable for crop protection and plant growth promotion
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of Pretoria (PhD)
ADVISORS
Reva, Lyantagaye
FELLOWS
Liberata Mwita
PhD: Biologically active hybrid molecules with activity against cancer and parasitic diseases
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of the Witwatersrand
ADVISORS
de Koning, Bode, Marques
FELLOWS
Jean Dam
PhD: Biological activity and phytochemistry of Azadirachta indica A. Juss (Meliaceae), Trichilia emetica Vahl (Meliaceae), Moringa oleifera Lam. (Moringaceae) and Fadogia ancylantha Schweinf (Rubiaceae) from Malawi
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of Malawi
ADVISORS
Saka, Maharaj, Naidoo, Fabiano
FELLOWS
Kumbukani Nyirenda
PhD: Characterisation and development of new antiaging ingredients from selected South African plants
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of Malawi (MSc), University of Pretoria (PhD)
ADVISORS
Maharaj, Naidoo (PhD)
FELLOWS
Tinotenda Shoko
PhD: Comparative assessment of next-generation sequencing markers and SSR markers for germplasm analysis and the identification of putative molecular markers in tea, Camellia sinensis
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of Pretoria
ADVISORS
Apostolides, Myburg
FELLOWS
Masixolise Pelly Malebe
PhD: Identification of molecular markers associated with important traits in tea (Camellia sinensis)
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of Pretoria
ADVISORS
Steyn, Apostolides, Taylor, Vorster
FELLOWS
Nicholas Mphangwe
PhD: In vitro evaluation of anticancer and antimicrobial activity and phenolic compounds profiling of selected Namibian indigenous vegetables
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of Namibia
ADVISORS
Kandawa-Schulz, Hans, Beukes
FELLOWS
Celine Mukakalisa
PhD: Prevalence, antibiotic resistance trends and virulence characteristics of potentially pathogenic staphylococci
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of Namibia
ADVISORS
Bock, Beukes, Mumbegegwi
FELLOWS
Sunette Walter
PhD: Targeting disease-specific alternative splicing signature of natural products
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of Dar es Salaam
ADVISORS
Lyantagaye, Meyer
FELLOWS
Cyprian Mpinda
PhD: The synthesis of anhydrofusarubin lactone and related ferrocene containing compounds
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of the Witwatersrand
ADVISORS
de Koning, Mgani, Bode
FELLOWS
Jimmy Sumani
PhD: Towards the synthesis of tetrangulol and tetrangulol methyl ether - natural angucycline antibiotics
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of the Witwatersrand (PhD)
ADVISORS
de Koning, Rousseau (PhD)
FELLOWS
Kennedy Ngwira
PhD: Yield and quality decline in vegetatively propagated cultivar tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze) under continuous mechanical harvesting
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of Pretoria
ADVISORS
Taylor, Testfmariam, Apostolides, Steenkamp
FELLOWS
Godwil Madamombe

Past Projects

MSc: A study of volatile flavour constituents of edible fruit pulps of Parinari curatellifolia, Strychnos cocculoides and leaves of Fadogia anclantha, Manihot esculenta and Colocasia esculenta growing in Malawi
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of Malawi (MSc)
ADVISORS
Saka, Monjerezi (MSc)
FELLOWS
Tinotenda Shoko
MSc: Anti-cancer, antioxidant and antimicrobial screening of extracts from Ziziphus mucronata, Heliotropium ciliatum and Gnidia polycephala from the Otjikoto Region of Namibia
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of Namibia
ADVISORS
Kandawa-Schulz (main supervisor), Lyantagaye
FELLOWS
Secilia Ilonga
MSc: Characterization of bioactive compounds from selected mushrooms genus Coprinus
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of Dar es Salaam (MSc)
ADVISORS
Reva, Lyantagaye
FELLOWS
Liberata Mwita
MSc: Development of molecular marker assisted selection for drought tolerance in tea Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of Pretoria
ADVISORS
Apostolides, Myburg
FELLOWS
Masixolise Pelly Malebe
MSc: Extraction, characterization and pharmacological evaluation of Malawian Dalbergiella nyasae, Vernonia glabra and Securidaca longepedunculata
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of Malawi
ADVISORS
Magombo, Mwatseteza, Mpeketula
FELLOWS
Frank Ngonda
MSc: Phytochemical and antibacterial analysis of indigenous chewing sticks, Diospyros lycioides and Euclea divinorum
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of Namibia
ADVISORS
Kandawa-Schulz, Morris, Hans, Beukes
FELLOWS
Moola Maritha Sinkela Nyambe
MSc: Phytochemical and biological studies of secondary metabolites from Berberis holstii
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of Dar es Salaam (MSc)
ADVISORS
Mgani, Maharaj (MSc)
FELLOWS
Kennedy Ngwira
PhD: Bioassay-guided isolation and synthetic studies on natural products obtained from Tanzanian medicinal plants
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of the Witwatersrand
ADVISORS
de Koning, Maharaj, Naidoo
FELLOWS
Justin Omolo
PhD: Comparative genomics study of completely sequenced Thermus sp. strains to enhance and facilitate their application in biotechnology for thermostable enzyme biosynthesis
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of Pretoria
ADVISORS
Reva, Litthauer
FELLOWS
Benjamin Kumwenda
PhD: Investigating plant species from Lamiaceae family for activity against HIV/AIDS
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of Pretoria
ADVISORS
Meyer (main supervisor), Kandawa-Schulz
FELLOWS
Petrina Kapewangolo
PhD: Synthesis of anti-tumour Naphthoquinones
RISE INSTITUTION(S)
University of the Witwatersrand
ADVISORS
de Koning, Rousseau
FELLOWS
Adushan Pillay