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Monday, 05 October 2020 15:34

PhD Opportunity Pharmacogenomic

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PhD Opportunity Pharmacogenomic Wits University 2021

Deadline: 23 October 2020

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 12:26


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Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology

Deadline: Friday, 02nd October 2020

Thursday, 27 August 2020 08:28

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position; UJ

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow position

Department of Chemical Sciences

University of Johannesburg


Thursday, 30 April 2020 08:35

Postdoc/Environ Micro - UFS

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Postdocotroal position - Environmental Microbiology

Department of microbial biochemical and food biotechnology


Thursday, 05 March 2020 08:12

Postdoc/MSc - IMBM, UWC

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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship / MSc in Biotech 

Closing date: 9 Mar 2020 (Postdoc); 10 Mar 2020 (MSc) 


Monday, 02 March 2020 09:24

PhD/PostDoc positions, SBIMB

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Deadline: 31 March 2020

Friday, 28 February 2020 09:52

MSc/PhD position, CPUT

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     Applied Microbial and Health Biotechnology Institute (AMHBI)

    Application Deadlines: 15 Mar 2020 (PhD) ; 31 Mar 2020 (MSc)

Tuesday, 02 July 2019 10:58

Masters (MSc) in Biotechnology - IMBM

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IMBM LOGOThe Institute for Microbial Biotechnology and Metagenomics (IMBM) is a leading research unit based within the Department of Biotechnology at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). Our research employs culture-based approaches as well as cutting edge ”omics” strategies to study microbiomes, and identify novel biosynthetic gene clusters and metabolites. The Institute focuses on the research and development of novel, high-value natural products for the pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical, food & beverage and agricultural industries, as well as products for industrial processes.



Thursday, 09 May 2019 19:27


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The Nanobiotechnology Research Group in the Department of Biotechnology at the University of the Western Cape herewith invites potential students to enrol for an NRF-funded PhD or MSc degree to develop drug delivery systems for obesity. If interested, you may start either in the second semester of 2019 or the beginning of January 2020.



Research background:

Obesity is a complex metabolic disease that poses serious public health problems worldwide. It is a risk factor for various life threatening chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, hypertension, dyslipidemia, atherosclerosis and osteoarthritis. Treatment of obesity using anti-obesity drugs, is limited by their non-specificity, and most of them have been withdrawn from the market due to severe adverse side effects. Therefore, there is an urgent need for the development of safe and effective drugs and treatment approaches in order to curb the obesity epidemic.

Our lab and others have shown that inhibiting angiogenesis by targeting a protein expressed on dysfunctional cells lining the blood vessels represents a promising strategy for obesity treatment. However, this strategy is limited by the use of only one targeting peptide. Thus, we want to discover other novel, specific and selective targeting agents to use for obesity treatment.


Research project:

An in vivo model of obesity will be used to isolate potential targeting molecules. These agents will further be validated in cell culture for use as active targeting agents for obesity treatment. The selected agents will then be used to develop drug delivery systems for obesity treatment.



Studentships (MSc and PhD) with bursary funding for South African citizens are available. Experience in either cell biology, histology, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacy or molecular biology (especially PCR) is required.


Interested students must contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP, by providing a CV, application letter, ID copy and transcripts.


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