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Work experience

Jul 2013Present

UFS101 Logistics Coordinator

University of the Free State
Logistical arrangements and curriculum development pertaining to the multi-disciplinary core curriculum module, UFS101.
20132013

UFS101 Learning Facilitator

University of the Free State
Facilitating tutorials, marking assessments and logistical arrangements for the core curriculum module, UFS101.
2010Nov 2012

Laboratory Assistant

University of the Free State
Support for teaching, diagnostic and research activities within the Veterinary Biotechnology group.
Mar 2008Oct 2008

Laboratory Assistant

University of the Free State
Technical assistance to researchers Lipid extraction Fatty acid metabolism analysis Electron Microscopy

Education

20112014

Master of Science (MSc)

University of the Free State/Universiteit van die Vrystaat
Thesis title: "Improving the current diagnostic strategy for Beak and feather disease virus in parrots." Serological test development (ELISA & Plate Agglutination) Molecular diagnosis (PCR & Real Time PCR) Cloning & Protein Expression
20102011

BSc honours

University of the Free State/Universiteit van die Vrystaat
Research project titled “Investigation into a bacterial expression system for production of Beak and Feather Disease Virus coat protein”, 2011. Techniques: DNA extraction from blood spots, PCR, Sequencing, Real-time PCR, Bacterial cloning
20062009

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

University of the Free State/Universiteit van die Vrystaat
Received bursary from Department of Education to pursue undergraduate degree Top 15 % of academic achievers at University of the Free State awarded by Golden Key International Honours Society Graduated with distinction, majored in Microbiology, Biochemistry Newsreader at student radio station

Skills

Photography
Event Planning
Marketing
Project Management
MS Project
Curriculum Development
Procurement
Logistics
Bacterial Transformation
Virology
Microbiology
DNA extraction
real-time PCR
PCR
ELISA

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