AEMREG TEAM

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Prof. Anthony I. Okoh

 

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Group Leader

UFH Vice-Chancellor Emerging Researcher Award 2008 recipient

UFH Vice-Chancellor Senior Researcher Award 2011 recipient

All correspondences regarding AEMREG are to be directed to the Group Leader:

AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa. E-mail: aokoh@ufh.ac.za; Tel: +27406022365 (Office); +27822249760 (Cell).

Mr L. Mabinya

PhD student and Senior Lecturer.

Project topic: Characterization of bioflocullants from marine actinomycetes

 E-mail: Lmabinya@ufh.ac.za

Mrs I.N.H Igbinosa

PhD student.

Project topic: Surveillance of antibiotic resistance in some commensal bacteria belonging to the genera Aeromonas and Pseudomonas species isolated from Agricultural and environmental sources in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.

E-mail: 200801716@ufh.ac.za

Ms S. Koba

PhD student.

Project topic: Assessment of the bacteriological and physicochemical qualities of Tyume and Buffalo Rivers in Amatole District in the Eastern Cape Province.

 E-mail: 200414496@ufh.ac.za

Mr. T. Sibanda

PhD student.

Project topic: Qualitative and quantitative detection of enteric viruses in water from Tyume River in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

 E-mail: 200904877@ufh.ac.za

Ms S. Cosa

PhD student.

Project topic: Assessment of biofloculant production by consortia of three marine bacteria belonging to the genera Halobacillus, Virgibacillus and Oceanobacillus, isolated from the bottom sediments of Algoa Bay, South Africa.

 E-mail: 200804075@ufh.ac.za

 

Mr. VN Chigor

PhD student.

Project topic: Qualitative and quantitative detection of enteric viruses in Buffalo River in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

E-mail: vchigor@ufh.ac.za

Mr. UU Nwodo

PhD student.

Project topic: Evaluation of consortia of three freshwater actinobacteria species belonging to the genera Cellulomonas, Streptomyces and Brachybacterium for Bioflocculant Production.

 

E-mail: 201101482@ufh.ac.za

Mr. AM Ugbenyen

PhD student.

Project topic: Characterization of bioflocculants produced by consortia of three marine bacteria consortia belonging to the genera Bacillus and Cobetia previously isolated from the bottom sediment of Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.

E-mail: 201102741@ufh.ac.za

Mr. AA Adegoke

PhD student.

Project topic: Assessment of Antibiotic Resistance Genes among commensal bacteria belonging to Staphylococcus spp., Acinetobacter spp. and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia from Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

E-mail: 201013726@ufh.ac.za

Miss D Penduka

PhD student.

Project topic: Antilisterial potentials of Garcinia kola seeds

E-mail: 201007033@ufh.ac.za

Dr. OO Adesemoye

MSc Student.

Project topic: Comparative antibiotic activity of some new fluoroquinolones and trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole against confirmed extended spectrum beta lactamase producing Stenotrophomonas maltophila

E-mail: 201103220@ufh.ac.za

 

 

 

Mrs NN Mazibuko

MSc Student.

Project topic: Assessment of the Microbiological and Physicochemical Qualities of the Final Effluent in the East London Wastewater Treatment Plant.

E-mail: 201004290@ufh.ac.za

 

Mr. S.S. Gusha

MSc Student.

Project topic: Prevalence of enteric viruses in municipal wastewater effluents and receiving water bodies in the Eastern Cape Province.

E-mail: siyabulelastability.gusha@gmail.com

Mr. SA Adeyemi

MSc Student.

Project topic: Evaluation of Cowpea genotypes in the farming system of Eastern Cape South Africa.

E-mail: 201009253@ufh.ac.za

Mr. O Soyege

MSc Student.

Project topic: Prevalence of fluoroquinolone resistance genes among vancomycin and Oxacillin Resistant Staphylococcus spp in Eastern Cape Province.

E-mail: 201102061@ufh.ac.za

 

Mr. L Ntsaluba

MSc Student.

Project topic: Characterization of bioflocculant produced by a consortium of Methylobacterium sp. and Actinobacterium sp.

 

E-mail: 200602649@ufh.ac.za

ASSOCIATES

Dr. Lisa Buwa

Lecturer: Department of Botany

Research interest: Bioactive compounds from plants.

E-mail: lbuwa@ufh.ac.za

Dr. E Green

Research interest: Public health Microbiology; Biotechnology.

E-mail: egreen@ufh.ac.za

 

Dr. DA Akinpelu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research interest: Antimicrobials of plants origin.

E-mail: dakinpel@yahoo.com

Dr. E.E. Odjadjare

PhD Graduate 2010.

Project topic: Prevalence of invasive Salmonella and Listeria pathogens in final effluents of wastewater treatment plants in the Eastern Cape Province.

E-mail:EOdjadjare@ufh.ac.za

Dr. AN Osode

PhD Graduate 2010.

Project topic: Assessment of the prevalence of virulent Escherichia coli strains in the final effluents of wastewater treatment plants in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.

E-mail:osodetina@yahoo.com

Dr. E.O. Igbinosa

PhD Graduate 2010.

Project topic: Surveillance of invasive Vibrio species in discharged aqueous effluents of wastewater treatment plants in the Eastern Cape Province.

E-mail: eigbinosa@yahoo.com.ac.za

Dr. O.A. Aiyegoro

PhD Graduate 2010.

Project topic: Synergistic potentials of bioactive components of Helichrysum species and some other indigenous plants in the Eastern Cape.

E-mail: OAiyegoro@ufh.ac.za

Ms N. Mafu

Msc 2008 graduate, and Former Laboratory Technician.

Project topic: Biodiversity of Salmonella strains from selected water and wastewater sources in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

E-mail:ncmafu@webmail.co.za

Ms Z.N. Cwala

MSc Graduate 2010.

Project topic: Bioactive compounds from marine actinomycetes

 E-mail: zheemhasa@yahoo.com

Ms N. Giyose

Msc Graduate 2011 and Former Laboratory Technician.

Project topic: Purification, characterization and evaluation of Erwinia chrysanthemi proteases from crustacean waste processing in chitin and/ chitosan production.

E-mail: ngiyose@chrisanidim.gov.sa

Mr. O. Agunbiade

MSc Graduate 2011.

Project topic: Bioflocculants from freshwater actinomycetes

 E-mail: mayorlala@gmail.com

Ms N.P. Ngqwala

Former Honours Student.

E-mail: nosipiwen@gmail.com

 

 

Miss T Ndlovu

Msc 2008 graduate.

Project topic: Parasite prevalence, nutritionally related blood metabolites and pre-slaughter stress response in Nguni, Bonsmara and Angus steers raised on Veld.

E-mail: yemukelani@yahoo.com

 

Miss NS Ncube

Msc 2008 graduate.

Project topic: Antibacterial properties of the methanol extract of Helichrysum pedunculatum.

E-mail: Nqobile.ncube@gmail.com

 

Miss C Kunaka

 Honours 2008 graduate (Cum laude).

Project topic: In vitro antibacterial activity of crude extracts of Garcinia kola seeds and their potentials for combination therapy.

 

Miss TY Nquma

Honours 2008 graduate.

Project topic: In Vitro antibacterial regimes of crude acetone extracts of Garcinia kola and Helichrysum pedunculatum and their potentials in combination therapy.

 

Miss N Mabentsela

Honours 2008 graduate.

Project topic: In vitro antibacterial potency of the methanol extract of Helichrysum pedunculatum leaf and its interaction with Chloramphenicol.

 

Mr M Mubazangi

Honours 2008 graduate (Cum laude).

Project topic: Clostridium as a surrogate indicator of water quality: Eastern Cape Province of South Africa as a case study.